- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Second Printing edition (Sept. 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525933506
- ISBN-13: 978-0525933502
- Product Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,357,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bartlett Neil : Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (Hbk) Hardcover – Sep 1991
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Stands head-and-shoulders above any British or American gay novel to have appeared in several years (Gay Times)
A writer who can really change the way people think (Literary Review)
If he can do this with his first novel, what heights will his fourth or fifth reach? (Ruth Rendell Sunday Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Born in 1958, Neil Bartlett has spent twenty-five years at the cutting edge of British gay culture. His ground-breaking study of Oscar Wilde, Who Was That Man? paved the way for a queer re-imagining of history ; his first novel, Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall, was voted Capital Gay Book of The Year; his second, Mr Clive and Mr Page, was nominated for the Whitbread Prize. Both have since been translated into five European languages. Listing him as one of the country's fifty most significant gay cultural figures, the Independent said "Brilliant,beautiful, mischievous; few men can match Bartlett for the breadth of his exploration of gay sensibility". He also works as a director, and in 2000 was awarded an OBE for services to the theatre. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Beautifully written, steeped in atmosphere and rich in detail, but often deviating considerably from the main subject, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall is a tender and moving love story. It also paints a vivid picture of the unspecified (but hinted at) time in which it is set, a time when in London gays were oppressed and regularly the victims of street attacks.
I've even bought many extra copies to give to friends so they can share in the amazing experience.
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For two decades I've heard various folk saying what a wonderful novel this is and so I've read it in order to be impressed, to be rewarded. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Skylark
Simply wonderful and fascinating; A 'cant put it down' book. The writing is subtle and wonderfully creative. Really good...buy this book!Published on 9 Nov. 2012 by Flyte
I read this book when it first came out and I must have enjoyed it because I've kept a copy for all these years but when I picked it up off the shelf to re-read I had absolutely no... Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2008 by reviewsrevues