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Elvis has Left the Building Paperback – 21 Jun 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre; New edition edition (21 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340685875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340685877
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 937,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An absorbing read because of the sheer quality of her writing, which is rhythmical, precise and brimming with witty, arresting observations, especially on Modern Art. Recommended' Daily Mail

A good read . . . It's in Edgar Dime, an amusing and convincing artist of Kindersley's imagination, that true brilliance lies (Kate Figes, Independent)

An absorbing read because of the sheer quality of her writing, which is rhythmical, precise and brimming with witty, arresting observations, especially on Modern Art. Recommended (Mail on Sunday)

'A good read . . . It's in Edgar Dime, an amusing and convincing artist of Kindersley's imagination, that true brilliance lies' Kate Figes, Independent

This will strike a chord with anyone who's had a major relationship bust up...The physical aches of desire and despair are realistically charted (Essentials)

'Will strike a chord with anyone who's had a major relationship bust up . . . A real testament to friendship' Essentials

'What strikes most is [its] meditative melancholy tone. It's a sorrowful, elegaic little book about the death of a relationship' Big Issue

Deftly drawn and very beautiful (Belgravia)

'This tender book will ring bells with anyone who has ever gone through the wrenching pain of love abandoned' The List

'The novel's players are ingeniously wrought together in the final chapters, making the played-out machinations of the initial chapters a vague memory, and the book worth reading after all' Sunday Business Post, Dublin

'Read this for the dark descriptions of urban life and the send-up of London's art scene' Cosmopolitan

'This novel may be about a young woman whose lover walks out after nine years, but there is joy and friendship too, and a deep understanding of what makes relationships work. Deftly drawn and very beautiful' Belgravia

'Excellent . . . Colourful characters and a plausible plot make this an enjoyable read, and as wel have all been rejected in one way or another at some time, it is a theme we can all empathise with' Living Abroad Magazine

'If you've ever been dumped then you'll love Elvis has Left the Building' Mirror

'Tania Kindersley's third novel is nigh on perfect. It's clever, original, beautifully written, achingly sad, smilingly happy and so real that by the end you have to pinch yourself to remember that Iris and Paco and Skila and Pansy aren't actually real people after all. A fantastic book by a brilliant writer' B

'Iris's every thought is tinged with sadness but she channels it into illuminating wit and priceless wisdom . . . This exceptionally charming and heart-tugging read . . . With a fair dousing of lines that the once heartbroken would want to frame and quote, this is a book with real soul' The Herald, Glasgow

'Set against the backdrop of the trendy conceptual-art world, this is a superior example of the relationship-smash genre, but there is a glimmer of more . . . This tale is unexpectedly moving' The Sunday Times

"I loved this book because it's very funny and poignant. It's about a heartbroken girl coming to terms with her loss and gradually taking revenge on her bloke. She's a person every one of us wold recognise and relate to by way of coping with loss." Mail on Sunday

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The long-awaited new novel from the author of Goodbye, Johnny Thunders will not disappoint her many fans.

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I just love this author. Her style of writing is beautiful and just sucks you into the world of the characters. The novel is very atmospheric and the characters are quirky and yet you can totally believe that they exist. On a surface level I have little in common with the lead character and yet when I read I totally empathies with her and even all of her friends and this is Kindersley's greatest talent.

This book was a pleasure to read and is as good as her previous novels which I also loved.I found it very hard to put it down. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book about life and love that manages to be both cynical and optimistic at the same time.
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Having read and immensly enjoyed 'Don't ask me why' I was excited by a further Kindersley tale. Although I enjoyed the novel I felt rather let down by the ending. When I thought about what was engrossing in the bath or just before bed in the cold light of day I found the fact that someone could stop working for an unspecified (by the author) amount of time rather unbelievable. The central character seemed to spend too much time obsessing about her break up which I feel would have been rather less traumatic had she HAD to meet her rent repayments etc. However as an escapism Kindersley's novels can be thought provoking and always entertaining.
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Parts of this book were amusing and entertaining. Unfortunately, the majority of the pages were filled with mindless gibbering about nothing by people who don't seem to need to work to be able to live in Mayfair. Get REAL!
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By A Customer on 28 July 2001
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I loved this book because it's very funny and poignant. It's about a heartbroken girl coming to terms with her loss and gradually taking her revenge on the bloke. She's a person everyone of us would recognise and relate to by her way of coping with loss.
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I thoughly enjoyed this book - Tania has show her true colours in this latest epic. At last a book that contains insight, excelent use of the Engligh language & a story line.
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