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He lives in London. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Sep 27, Jessica Gaskin rated it it was ok Shelves: Not just misspelt words but the occasional incomplete sentence.

But that’s just me.

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He’d write a psychopath beautifully, although that’s not his avenue – but anyway, I digress. Through a second pupil, Manners is also drawn into the world of fictional painter Edgard Str, who died during the Nazi occupation of Belgium and whose paintings depict an infatutation with a red-haired actress.

Well, Alna just wrote a scathing review of this book that was lost. In this novel, we meet Edward Manners a name akin to Nick Guest from The Line of Beautywho is an Englishman abroad, a tutor to two young men in a Flemish town, one of whom he falls hopelessly in love with.


Both writers are amateurs in comparison to the top wordsmith of the 20th century, Alan Hollinghurst.

All in all, a fantastic story from an incredibly gifted writer. After reading several of his books, I am a fan. He has a great way of suddenly taking up, in a significant handful, all the themes coursing through the book.

I could have been put off too, except that this section is so exceptionally well written and gives Edward Manners a history as a gay man and much more depth as a character. But it is plain as day that he is not capable of any human emotion except lust and his extremely sordid sexual fantasies involving Luc are vehemently pornographic in a way that you would never dare associate with someone you love.

How much is an idealized tr All right. Ambiguousness has been given a new meaning in this novel. An amazing book spun out of delicious prose and frequently startling insights on life with a purely despicable hero right in the middle.

Start with his hollinghurt, The Swimming-Pool Librarywhich charts “the last good summer” through the lives of two aristocratic gay men, one young, one old.

Retrieved from ” https: The problem is there is no ending. Read reviews that mention kindle edition pool library swimming pool edward manners main character beautifully written alan hollinghurst read the folding luc obsession gay sex ending tale becomes men errors typos young boy. Unfortunately I never mustered up enough interest in the character to ever feel any sympathy.


Webarchive template hollnighurst links Pages to import images to Wikidata. Jul 17, hayden rated it liked it. I loved Line of Beauty but hated Folding Star.

The events of The Folding Star are played out amid the silent streets and canals of a city that seems locked in the past, and across the northern landscape of out-of-season resorts and abandoned houses that lies beyond.

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Get to Know Us. He spoils all the fun. Feb 02, Sarah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: It seems to be thrust forcefully upon the narrative just so that there would be something to draw a parallel from.

The writing is consistently five stars — as in his other hollinfhurst.

The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst

The tragedy is perhaps the effect on Luc. In my opinion, Hollinghurst’s best book – although they are all great!

Oct 23, Elaine Thompson rated it liked it. But whatever you do, don’t buy the Kindle version, which is a bad scan filled with annoying errors.