The Line of Beauty
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE 2004 MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION, AND NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST Winner of 2004’s Man Booker Prize for fiction and one of the most talked about books of the year, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money that... show more
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE 2004 MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION, AND NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST Winner of 2004’s Man Booker Prize for fiction and one of the most talked about books of the year, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money that brings Thatcher’s London alive. A New York Times Bestseller (Extended) · A LA Times Bestseller List · A Book Sense National Bestseller · A Northern California Bestseller · A Sunday Times Bestseller List · A New York Times Notable Book of the Year And chosen as one of the best books of 2004 by:Entertainment Weekly · The Washington Post · The San Francisco Chronicle · The Seattle TimesNewsday · Salon.com · The Boston Globe · The New York Sun · The Miami Herald · The Dallas Morning News · San Jose Mercury News · Publishers Weekly
Publish date: October 17th 2005
Pages no: 400
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...
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...
Incomprehensible. Belongs on my "overrated" list
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