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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bold innovation, 26 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Kiss and Tell (Paperback)
A highly original attempt to ask the question: 'How does one person ever get to know another?' and to use the biographical form to explore this issue. Don't expect a novel in the traditional sense, more an essay: and then you can't fail to get something out of this
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Initial post: 7 Nov 2013 20:00:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2013 20:01:20 GMT
Charlotte says:
At first I found this book intensely irritating.Botton tries too hard to endear himself to the reader and is overly fond of sprinkling his work with doubtful analogies.However the book took a surprising turn for the better at the section on memory, after which it was remarkably good.I have never had an exact Proustian experience, but Im sure that if someone could replicate my mother's exact recipe for Victorian sponge cake the memories would come flooding back. And the lonely hearts ad section was hilarious.
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