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Alasdair Gray
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5 Oct 2009
Men in Love, like The Arabian Nights, is about a storyteller whose stories contain other stories. As in Alasdair Gray's Lanark, 1982 Janine, Poor Things, and The Book of Prefaces, this one has many styles of narrative and location. Periclean Athens, Renaissance Florence, Victorian Somerset mingle with Britain under the New Labour Party, viewed from the West End of Glasgow. More than 50% is fact and the rest possible, but must be read to be believed.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (5 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747593833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747593836
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Gray's startling imagination fizzes throughout. Beautiful, inventive, ambitious and nuts' --Sunday Times

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Alasdair Gray is the author of, among other things, the Whitbread and Guardian Prize-winning novel Poor Things and the story-collection Ten Tales Tall and True.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Gray Stuff 16 Feb 2010
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As brilliant as you would expect from the incomparable Gray. Not up there with 1982, Janine or Poor Things, but still better than around 90% of all other modern English language novelists. Read this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Gray Area 24 May 2012
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I thought I'd give this author another try having failed many years ago to get to grips with his earliest novel. Potentially this novel is an interesting read but I didn't appreciate the long historical diversions from the main plot. I just didn't get the point of it all.

Now I know this marks me down as a complete philistine since the chattering classes seem to be unanimous in praising this author. Too bad. For me the book was a disappointing experience. For my money there are more enjoyable books even if they won't impress one's friends so much.
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