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Kiss and Tell Paperback – 26 Apr 1996

3.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; New edition edition (26 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330347594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330347594
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 26 Feb. 2001
Format: 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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By A Customer on 9 May 2001
Format: Paperback
It's true that this isn't de Botton's greatest book, but then, he's one of those writers who is interesting even when he's not on top form. His voice is highly readable - a bit like Ian McEwan or Philip Roth. Once you finish one page, you just naturally want to read on. And the character at the heart of this story is totally loveable.
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Although I think this book ran out of steam by the end, it provoked a lot of thought about the nature of biography, and what it means to 'get to know' another individual. Well worth a read, especially if you have an interest in biography.
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Given the generally sorry state of literature these days, I suppose it is no wonder that this book has been so highly praised. Clearly the author is clever and well read, although this does not necessarily mean he can produce a good story. In this case, he surely didn't. While the premise is amusing, its development collapses under the heavy weight of a lot of ponderous and pedantic observations about famous authors and their biographers that were thrown in, it seemed, when even de Botton grew bored with the story at hand. After a very short time, I found this book quite irritating despite the odd witty remark here and there.
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