The Line of Beauty
Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
bookshelves: summer-2015, britain-england, e-book, nutty-nuut, published-2004, tbr-busting-2015, booker-winner, lit-richer, glbt, next, newtome-author Read from July 30 to August 05, 2015 Description: In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill...
Hollinghurst's gay protagonist, Nick Guest, more or less ingenuously follows his sexual and aesthetic inclinations, which lead him, somewhat incongruously, into the house of Tory MP Gerald Fedden, the arms of a Lebanese millionaire's son, and finally personal disaster and tragedy. The thin thread th...
almost unbearably good.
This is the third novel that I picked up by Hollinghurst and put aside. And while I greatly admire his technical writing proficiency and his play with words, he has yet to be able to pull me into his story. Having lived in this very same area I thought this book might be different for me, it wasn't.
I thought this was a great book, very well written, involving and socially relevant, and I’m surprised because I was kind of cool on it at the start, and a (gay) friend of mine asked why I wanted to read a book he found “suffocatingly gay.” I don’t know. Because it tells a good story? Because the wr...