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Overweight and overwrought Howard Cleaver London's most successful journalist abruptly abandons home partner mistresses and above all television the instrument that brought him identity and power It is the autumn of 2004 and Cleaver has recently enjoyed the celebrity attending his memorable interview with the Pres. I m a fan of Tim Parks writing but this one didn t uite work for me Great premise older high profile media celebrity think British Dan Rather decides to leave his career and his conflicted relationships with his wife and son and retreat alone to a remote media free cabin in the Swiss Alps I was interested in his adjustment to solitude than his withdrawal from media and there just wasn t enough of the former I didn t finish it but I m glad I tried Sample uote Words mean less as experience accumulates he thought The you have of both words and experience the less they seem to have to do with each other 83

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E and the interminable clamour of the public voiceWeeks later snowed in at five thousand feet harangued by voices from the past and humiliated by his inability to understand the Tyrolese peasants he relies on for food and whisky Cleaver discovers that there is nowhere so noisy and so dangerous as the solitary mind. At first I thought this was a bad translation but apparently in English readers have trouble getting used to the weird grammar too Nonetheless when you ve read your share of Saramago it doesn t take very long to get used to the writing style In fact my brain found it fun to guess every sentence which perspective was being used So for me this wasn t a reason to stop reading Yes the wide open ending but isn t that the same for all of us every night when we go to bed Not knowing what the hell your life is going to look like the next day So yeah bonus points for Parks Minus points for the excessive blah blah about sex like women are just things to use and then throw away But that s the main character s point of view of course

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Ident of the United States and suffered uncomfortable scrutiny following the publication of his elder son's novelised autobiography He flies to Milan and heads deep into the South Tyrol fetching up in the village of Luttach His uest to find a remote mountain hut to get beyond the reach of email and the mobile phon. f

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  • Cleaver AUTHOR Tim Parks
  • Tim Parks
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 9780099481393

About the Author: Tim Parks

Born in Manchester in 1954 Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since raising a family of three children He has written fourteen novels including Europa shortlisted for the Booker prize Destiny Cleaver and most recently In ExtremisDuring the nineties he wrote two personal and highly popular accounts of his lif



10 thoughts on “Cleaver AUTHOR Tim Parks

  1. says:

    This is a challenging book because it's written in stream of consciousness style which might be off putting to some However I found that aspect amusing because Cleaver's over active suirrel brain reminds me of my own leaping from subj

  2. says:

    I’m a fan of Tim Parks’ writing but this one didn’t uite work for me Great premise older high profile medi

  3. says:

    The writing and structure of the storytelling in this book was note worthy Indeed I wish I were able to write like Tim Parks But the story fell apart at the 34 mark and the end was a great big flat balloon Still lots of good reason to read th

  4. says:

    It is rare to read a book that delves this deeply into the consciousness of its main character A brilliant study of estra

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  6. says:

    Good read Memorable characters

  7. says:

    At first I thought this was a bad translation but apparently in English readers have trouble getting used to the weird grammar too Nonetheless when you've read your share of Saramago it doesn't take very long to get used to the writing style In fact my brain found it fun to guess every sentence which perspective was being used So for me this wasn't a reason to stop reading Yes the wide open ending but isn't tha

  8. says:

    Neutral positive No regrets but no need to read again either

  9. says:

    I have no baggage he declared Nothing So says Harold Cleaver upon his hasty departure from London but he takes a great deal of emoti

  10. says:

    International media personality goes into hiding in the wake of character assassination For the first time in his life Harold Cleaver breaks with his usual diffident and even handed manner and rakes the American president over the coals in a televised interview Why? His son Alex’s book Under His Shadow billed as fiction mercilessly lampo

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