[The Line of Beauty [BOOK] Free download Epub author Alan Hollinghurst



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  1. says:

    SPOILER ALERT

    Middle class but upwardly hopeful Nick Guest comes to Tory MP Gerald Fedden's house first as a vacation houseminder, and ostensible watcher of the unstable daughter Catherine (Cat). Nick is in pursuit of

  2. says:

    This book of course is well written but the characters are just despicable. I hated Nick the gay character the most. He never once stood up for himself. Books should be better than this. Seems to be just another sad gay novel a la “Boys in the Band”.

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    The protagonist in this novel is exploring his sexuality, but seems obsessed. He is a young gay man, who wants to open doors within a sphere of influence due to money and power, neither of which he has. His fawning need to be all things to all people is tedious, but his observations of social s are accurate and detailed. This is the strength of the novel. You can see that he is going to be the agent of a scandal. In that the prota

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    Reading this was, for me, like a long vacation in a gorgeous and sacred place. A perfect book with beautifully crafted sentences, descriptions of place that carry the weight of story, and then also masterful scene and character develo

  5. says:

    It's very unusual for me not to finish a book I started, but I did give up on this one.
    And it's not easy to say why. There is certainly a high level of skill in the writing this is not anything as simple as a bad writer.
    I would say that, for me, there was a slightly arch tone, perhaps not quite full irony, but some

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    An appropriately applauded modern day masterpiece where the author understands that effective prose has got a function beyond acting as an engine for the plot. He maximises the use of language to let the reader i

  7. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Brought back so many memories of the 80s. Wonderfully well written. So much, ‘I wish I’d said that’. I felt for Nick. Although he’d benefited so much initially from the casual gen

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    This was the first novel by Alan Hollinghurst I read, and so far my favourite! He is able to write paragraphs of description where not much ha

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    At the time of writing this, this Kindle version of the Booker Prize winning 'The Line of Beauty' was a paltry 89p. I would say this is a fanta

  10. says:

    Hollinghurst's PhD was about homosexuality in Forster, Firbank and Hartley, and he's used a series of novels to point up the gay's dilemmas at various stages of c20. In Lo B we're in 1980s, where Greed is Good and corruption at the heart of public life, But when the affluent Feddens need, first a babysitter (for their bi polar daug

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free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Alan Hollinghurst

And their children Toby and Catherine Nick had idolized Toby at Oxford but in his London life it will be the troubled Catherine who becomes his friend and his uneasy responsibility At the boom years of the mid 80s unfo. An appropriately applauded modern day masterpiece where the author understands that effective prose has got a function beyond acting as an engine for the plot He maximises the use of language to let the reader inhabit the deep ambiguities that are at the heart of human experience After a long time I felt like I got to feel the throb of the heart that keeps literary fiction alive and a page of Hollinghurst is all one needs to feel the heat and the beatCourageously written in third person narrator spanning four years in Thatcher years it tracks the experience of a middle class emphasis on his class fresh out of university Nick who starts boarding in one of his affluent friend s house in Kensington Between holidays in rural France clocking up boyfriends secretly The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uneasy responsibility At the boom years of the mid 80s The Illusionists unfo. An appropriately applauded modern day masterpiece where the author Planet of the Bugs understands that effective prose has got a function beyond acting as an engine for the plot He maximises the Fishes of the Open Ocean use of language to let the reader inhabit the deep ambiguities that are at the heart of human experience After a long time I felt like I got to feel the throb of the heart that keeps literary fiction alive and a page of Hollinghurst is all one needs to feel the heat and the beatCourageously written in third person narrator spanning four years in Thatcher years it tracks the experience of a middle class emphasis on his class fresh out of Out of Bounds (Boundaries, university Nick who starts boarding in one of his affluent friend s house in Kensington Between holidays in rural France clocking Grass, Sky, Song up boyfriends secretly

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The Line of Beauty

It is the summer of 1983 and young Nick Guest an innocent in the matters of politics and money has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens Gerald an ambitious new Tory MP his wealthy wife Rachel. The protagonist in this novel is exploring his sexuality but seems obsessed He is a young gay man who wants to open doors within a sphere of influence due to money and power neither of which he has His fawning need to be all things to all people is tedious but his observations of social s are accurate and detailed This is the strength of the novel You can see that he is going to be the agent of a scandal In that the protagonist has lost sight of the bigger picture Personally I have had to take freuent breaks from reading this novel His promiscurity is irritating in that it is indiscriminate See what you think

free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Alan Hollinghurst

Ld Nick becomes caught up in the Feddens' world In an era of endless possibility Nick finds himself able to pursue his own private obsession with beauty a prize as compelling to him as power and riches are to his friend. At the time of writing this this Kindle version of the Booker Prize winning The Line of Beauty was a paltry 89p I would say this is a fantastic bargain for a thoroughly entertaining story that I would retrospectively have paid full price for anywayThe story follows Nick Guest a gay graduate from Oxford University who has found himself adopted by the family of Gerald Fedden Fedden is the father of Nick s friend from university Toby Gerald Fedden is a fairly prominent Conservative politician whose political career provides a constant background to the explorations of friendship sexuality and drugs that the story engages withThe most pleasing aspect about the novel is the way that it deploys Nick s viewpoint to flit in and out of the broader political conte