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1.0 out of 5 stars Yuck!, 28 April 2000
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This review is from: Poor Things (Paperback)
Highly pretentious! A ridiculously stupid main character set within an even stupider plot! This novel takes itself too seriously from cover to cover (and, indeed, even the cover illustration is ludicrous). Its would-be originality is overshadowed by the fact that the plot and the meaning are in their hundreth reincarnation. Its sinister carefreeness and disturbing images all attempt and fail what Huxley so elegantly communicated to us the good part of a century ago. Save your time -- it is a big book!
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2009 10:38:34 BDT
A. Glen says:
I'm afraid you have singularly failed to understand both this book, and contemporary scottish fiction in general. Criticising a work which intentionally engages in pastiche for being unoriginal beggars belief.

Posted on 14 Jun 2011 00:46:19 BDT
Sam Clemens says:
The author would probably love this review - it basically sums up the point of the book, the postmodern techniques of self reflexivity and intertexts...it actually all lampoons the 'originality' you crave

Posted on 2 Aug 2011 10:32:45 BDT
Mark says:
I suspect this is a joke review by Gray. ;)
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