Fascination Paperback – 7 Jul 2011
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About the Author
William Boyd was born in Ghana, the son of a Scottish doctor, in 1952, and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel A Good Man in Africa was published in 1981, and won both the Whitbread First Novel and Somerset Maugham Prizes. He has since published many acclaimed and successful novels, and four collections of short stories.
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Top Customer Reviews
All too often I found myself out of my depth in these stories. I just couldn't reconcile them with the Boyd I had grown familiar with. However I suggest you read the other reviews before you take the plunge.
I am a big fan of William Boyd's novels and so I was keen to read this collection of short stories, but I have to say that for me Boyd's novels make for a much more engaging read
But then there was a couple of stories that drew my breath away. And it was worth it. Four stars, and I will be reading more of Boyd’s musings.
There is a sophistication and richness in his work that defies classification. He is easy in his writing, though never casual or loose, but he defies the conventions of traditional story-telling that demand a neat tying up of all the ends of a tale.
These stories demonstrate Boyd's range, but they are not traditional, often taking a deliberately experimental form, suited to the mood of anomie that so many of the characters express or exemplify. Throughout these stories a thin thread of despair runs, which seems to me to be connected to the literary 21st century's rejection of tradition, almost as if the writer is looking around for something with which to replace it. There is certainly a quality here that is hard to find in other writers in this form.
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marvellous writer for intricate plots written in superb englishPublished 15 months ago by Basil thompson
I love Boyd but I found some of these stories incomprehensible and some others unfinished.
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