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Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
Hangover Square
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"Hamilton . . . is a sort of urban Thomas Hardy: . . . always a pleasure to read, and as social historian he is unparalleled."-Nick Hornby "A much better writer than Auden, Isherwood . . . and his novels are still true now. You can go into any pub today and see it going on."-Doris Lessing, The... show more
"Hamilton . . . is a sort of urban Thomas Hardy: . . . always a pleasure to read, and as social historian he is unparalleled."-Nick Hornby "A much better writer than Auden, Isherwood . . . and his novels are still true now. You can go into any pub today and see it going on."-Doris Lessing, The Times Adrift in the grimy pubs of London at the outbreak of World War II, George Bone is hopelessly infatuated with Netta, a contemptuous, small-time actress. George suffers from occasional blackouts, during which one thing is horribly clear: he must murder Netta. Patrick Hamilton enjoyed worldwide popularity during the 1930s. His play Rope was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, and another, Gaslight, was a great success on the stage before being made into a film starring Ingrid Bergman.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781933372068 (1933372060)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
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DuncanH
DuncanH rated it
4.0 Hangover Square
I was skimming through the books I have read so far this year and saw that I’d been a little harsh with my rating for this one. I think perhaps because it’s quite a dark, depressing tale. When comparing it to most of the gubbins I’ve read in 2013, it certainly ranks highly. So I’ve amended my rating...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
"Hangover Square" was written at the peak of Patrick Hamilton's fame - which was by this time considerable. Like all Patrick Hamilton's novels, the story is in part inspired by incidents from Patrick Hamilton's life. Like the protagonist and narrator George Harvey Bone, Hamilton's life was becomin...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Click!... Here it was again! He was walking along the cliff at Hunstanton and it had come again...Click!...
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