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Colin MacInnes
Birth date: August 20, 1914
Died: April 22, 1976
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
published-1959, london, lifestyles-deathstyles, britain-england, winter-20132014, racism, radio-4, fradio, cults-societies-brotherhoods, music, recreational-drugs, art-forms, prostitution, gangsters, glbt, under-500-ratings, young-adult, casual-violence, period-piece, bullies Read from January 12 to...
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target acquired rated it 6 years ago
Australia, the 1950s. June is 16, rich, and ready to fall in love. at the annual gymkhana, she finds that love:"June wasn't listening again, because she was watching a different boy who'd come into the marquee, wearing white slacks and a tennis shirt and a look of such anxiety and blind determinatio...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 7 years ago
Published in 1959, "Absolute Beginners" is the sort of novel that became extremely popular in the UK without leaving many traces elsewhere.To this day, the book written by Colin MacInnes is perceived as a "modern classic" on the eastern shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Some critics compare the impact o...
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target acquired rated it 9 years ago
City of Spades is the first novel in colin macinnes' once-celebrated "London Trilogy", a trio that has at its center Absolute Beginners, which is one of my favorite novels. City is a junior member of the series; perhaps because its portraits of white middle class folks' engagement with african cultu...
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target acquired rated it 12 years ago
Absolute Beginners is remarkable - a dream of a novel. It is fast-paced, sweet-tempered, open-hearted, a golden book in many ways – a paean to youth, to a future brimming with possibility, to a present that is lived vibrantly and joyfully. It is also about selling out, junkies, prostitution, and rac...
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