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Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
Under the Net
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Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookles, and film stariets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man, who makes a living out of translation work and sponging off his... show more
Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookles, and film stariets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man, who makes a living out of translation work and sponging off his friends. However, a meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140014457 (0140014454)
ASIN: 140014454
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Under The Net
To anyone out there who has picked this up as an introduction to Iris Murdoch, I say prevail...this is only her first novel. Having finished Under the Net and now had a couple of days to think about it, I am glad this is not the first of Iris Murdoch's books I've read - I probably would not h...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
2.0
Have to dig and drill deeper into this one.One of the characters is the closest model to Beckett's "Lucky" I've ever found in a novel. The beginning set in grim Newhaven - a place I somewhat know and definitely despise - got me, but the rest of the story didn't so far.
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
2.0
Despite the consistently excellent writing style, Iris Murdoch's protagonist in Under The Net is an unsympathetic character that I found tedious. This is the same issue I had with the recently read A Confederacy of Dunces. The only interesting point I derived from a comparison of these two books is ...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
3.0
Her first published novel, set in "contemporary" 50s London. Aimless youth gets philosophical. He oughtn't to be a sympathetic character and nothing much happens, but it's strangely compelling.
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