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Coming Up for Air - George Orwell
Coming Up for Air
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George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers... show more
George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156196253 (0156196255)
ASIN: 156196255
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Coming Up for Air
A Note on the Text--Coming Up for Air
Tin Story Elephant
Tin Story Elephant rated it
4.0
This was an odd book. I enjoyed it, even when I didn't like the protagonist, but having finished it I still can't say that I understand it.
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
My preoccupation with British literature set in the immediate pre-WW2 era and in, or around, London continues. I recently read Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton and that kick started a whole fascination with English literature set in or around London c1939. In addition to Hangover Square, particu...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
5.0
Loved it, just loved it. Orwell is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Love his humour, wit and sarcasm. Lovely story about nostalgia which I would definitely read again.
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
5.0
This is my fifth Orwell and the one I liked the most, so far. I reckon how I should reread (and in English at this time) both "1984" and "Animal Farm" before putting "Coming Up for Air" on top, but at the moment it stands there. So why have I liked this novel so much? Oh, there are several and kind ...
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