- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (6 Jun. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860461476
- ISBN-13: 978-1860461477
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Following Story (Harvill Panther) Paperback – 6 Jun 1996
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"Nooteboom is one of the greatest modern novelists" (A.S. Byatt)
"The prose has such clarity, charm and lightness that you take to disorientation with pleasure" (Michael Ignatieff Sunday Times)
"Sharp, elegant prose... It recalls, in tone, Vladimir Nabokov. The language is, by turns, delicately allusive and rich, even ripely comic" (D. J. Enright Times Literary Supplement)
"Nooteboom has shown himself a master of ironic wisdom, but also of elated, elegiac feeling. Intricately composed and finely translated, The Following Story will still be delivering after many readings" (Ben Rogers Independent on Sunday)
"Nooteboom writes beautifully. His prose is clean and precise without feeling sparse, and he manages to combine clarity with intense lyricism - Part travelogue, part love story, this is an exquisite novel" (Rebecca Abrams Guardian)
Winner of the Aristeion European Literary Prize, this strikingly original novel is textured with the humour, pathos and expansive knowledge that have become Cees Nooteboom's hallmark.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
At 100 pages this is about a third of the size of a standard novel, however it contained all it needed to contain. I've read more good books spoilt by being too long than the other way around.
If you're thinking about reading this book, then stop thinking and read it
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