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This review is from: A Single Man (Vintage Classics) (Kindle Edition)
This novel does not compare with Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, both of which are well worth reading. Although there are some bits of good writing, it has almost nothing to recommend it. The main character George has little to admire except perhaps honesty (if it is a description of Isherwood), and he is prone to go off into long passages of fairly meaningless philosophizing. Neither Charlotte or Kenny are well developed characters, unlike the earlier mentioned novels, which abound in them. I am often amazed how some writers can produce both admirable and appalling books. This book is close to being in the latter category. I continued to the end because I thought it must get better, but it was not to be.