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The author of the book: Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1596910038
ISBN 13: 9781596910034
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 653 KB
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Reader ratings: 7.4
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: October 3rd 2005

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Boy, am I enchanted with the elusive Mr. Hollinghurst! Although “The Folding Star” is definitely weaker and less “literary” than the rest (“Swimming-Pool Library,” “The Line of Beauty”), it still has that tight and elegant mechanical heart which impels the modern reader to want to just sit down to read it, badly (I myself had to actively hunt the book down: I got the original U.S. first edition for 99 cents on Ebay). Yes, this is the least best in his enviable oeuvre—but it happens to have the raunchiest scenes, the most explicit, the most inciting (!!!)

Hollinghurst’s vocabulary is mad impressive, like reading a Victorian novel where all the characters become entangled/infatuated with others, all who happen to be men—the smuttiest of events are portrayed beautifully, with all details exquisite. It's like a youthful “Death in Venice”, with tragedy less present than wit (although aging IS a theme). No one else can write like this, or can depend on the gay world so profoundly for authenticity and plot; to bring out the poetry so implicit in cruisin’ European streets, in meeting young, eager lads who have but one thought uniting them in an almost-religious fervor is not an easy feat.

This is as if Henry James & Tom of Finland ever got together and had a joyous, gay old time…

Books like these are super hard to come by (trust me, I know). Invaluable. Always extraordinary in their originality and always wicked fun.


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Ebook The Folding Star read Online! Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.

He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975; and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature (1979). While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.

In the late 1970s he became a lecturer at Magdalen, and then at Somerville College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1981 he moved on to lecture at University College London. In 1997, he went on an Asia book tour in Singapore.

In 1981 he joined The Times Literary Supplement and was the paper's deputy editor from 1982 to 1995.

He lives in London.


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The book is a masterpiece that makes a richer soul, speech, and wider horizon.

CALLUM

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ISOBEL

The book liked more than the previous

LOUIE

Bogus! You could have done better.

HOLLIE

An interesting book, Hard to tear down




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