The Bellwether Revivals
Publish date: March 20th 2012
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 428
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
The Bellwether Revivals is the story of Oscar, a young man from a working class background, who, through a chance encounter, becomes involved with a group of privileged Cambridge students led by Eden, a gifted musician with a narcissistic personality disorder. Eden is brilliant, articulate, charisma...
This book was a little over 400 pages and would have been much better if it was half of that.& yes, this isn't set in a boarding school, but it clearly falls into the category of nefarious doings in academia & I like organization.
I picked this up because of it's seeming parallels with the fabulous The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Most of the books that claim to be along the lines of Secret History have always somewhat disappointed me. This one however was different ....This is possibly one of the truest comparable books t...
Finished August 13, 2012Some pretty twisted shit. Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
The author seamlessly weaves together the lives of Oscar, the protagonist, the Bellwethers, and "the flock". Even that terminology, used by Eden, and by the author throughout the book to describe a group of friends caused me to raise my eyebrow about exactly the kind of person Eden is. My favorite...
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