Not an easy read but I struggled through Thought provoking and a bit disturbing This book was simply not well done It takes an utterly shocking premise and turns it into drivel bit disturbing This book was simply not well done It takes an utterly shocking premise and turns it into drivel a constantly changing view that is poorly written There is only one interesting relationship in the book yet ten or are contrived and exposited upon for little to no reasonIt was written to shock which I suppose it succeeds at but it ends up doing nothing with that feeling Someone called it a modern Lolita which is why I read it but other
Than Including A Pedophilic Character Similarities Stop including a pedophilic character similarities stop t read this Who knew going back through my old book ournal transferring things to here and I find I had pr. Oliver Gold the brilliant ascetic writer and philosopher has lived uietly and happily for eight years on the outskirts of London as a lodger in 12 Wagner Rise His sudden decision to marry and move to America precipitates a crisis in this household of women all of whom owe fierce idiosyncratic allegiance to "Oliver And Want To "and want to him and their world from an unsuitable inexplicable match Yet in the end it is only Bobs the twelve year old who is Oliver's constant companion.
FREE DOWNLOAD Ý eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å A.N. WilsonAbout it There is an element of threat and menace at the end but on the whole I dare say of threat and menace at the end but on the whole I dare say threat and menace at the end but on the whole I dare say is deftly light with the morality and spins a good yarn with a number of entertaining twists Wilson is an accomplished writer and historian and has the calibre to take on this kind of matter and keep it engaging and fairly empathetic It feels fresh and contemporary and would make a nice little play If good fiction writing is about inhabiting the heads and hearts of a diversity of characters then this is ust that In fact what would be characters then this is ust that In fact what would be point of fiction if it only represented the perfectly honest and above board Humans can be much twisted and compromised in reality It s what makes life interesting. R indeed Sex tormented Oliver in spite of all and 'all' includes plenty remains believably human thanks to the estimably gifted Wilson Kirkus Reviews starred review Wicked English wit has the kind of sly humor where grimness itself becomes the oke The New Yorker Well written and sensitively realized Wilson lets the characters' fates unfold over the years and shows touchingly how the pain and self deception at 12 Wagner Rise taints all their lives Philadelphia Inuire. Eviously read something by Mr Wilson author of one of the few books I abandoned last year Winnie and Wolf I had no recollection one of the few books I abandoned last year Winnie and Wolf I had no recollection reading anything by him And little recollection of this book except I don t think I really enjoyed it This is about a tight ensemble of women and a girl orbiting around a Humbert Humbert type character but without the existential intensity of Nabakov s deviant male Neither has it the darkest humour of Lolita however it is not without
ITS CHARMS I FOUND THE ATTEMPTcharms I found the attempt addressing this controversial material rather brave if not foolhardy one might say but I think our highly sensitized society needs this kind of fiction as opposed to sticking its head in the sand. Who knows his dangerous secret it is from her that Oliver attempts to flee In a series of dramatic tableaux unfolding over the course of many years A N Wilson threads the dark labyrinths of Wagner Rise and illuminates the tragic conseuences of these attachments With this provocative novel about forbidden love Wilson has produced a stunning haunting literary work a Lolita for our timesA respectable genuine intellectual portrait of a pedophile that also makes for a grippe. ,