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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Alan Hollinghurst Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library i'll start off with a blanket statement many novels of the Gay Fiction subgenre will fall within two categories 1 Coming of Age Tales in which the protagonist struggles to come out often against his unsympathetic surroundings often

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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library A wonderful romp around Londontown arguably the gayest city in all of Europe The novel is exuisite very smartly titled Swimming pool implies t

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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read The plot was only intermittently absorbing but the narrator's tones are utterly addictive I can't get enough of Hollingburst's style It can delicately register so many things shades of emotion nuances of intellection as well as symphonies of physical movement as in the suburban boxing tournament but never sounds fussy or over elabor

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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library This book is tricksily misleading on a number of fronts It has been described as deeply thrilling and darkly erotic I think I might have missed something then at first appearance it's a breezy but self obsessed commentary by flirtatious man about town William Beckwith; young moneyed unscrupulous charming and gay The nar

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    Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library This book is extremely good written Very erotic and very gay ish It could have had 50 pages less or 100 pages it wouldn't have had any influence on the storylineWhat a storyline?It doesn't have a typical beginning culminating and e

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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library Given the number of sex scenes that Alan Hollinghurst crams into his books approximately one every other page you'd think it would be enjoyable for him as well as the reader to inject a bit of variation In fact

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    PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library I need to stop doing this thing of when I'm completely taken with a novel by a writer I've never read before running out and instantl

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    Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read While I was reading The Swimming Pool Library I kept thinking of a really dumb phrase It's like déjà vu all over againThis was of course literally true in the sense that I'd read the book before and remembered the basic setup The narrator Will Beckwith leads an aimless life in 1980s London a life that centers on swimmi

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    Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library One star partly as revenge for making me read the phrase I very much wanted to fuck his big muscly bum That wasn't actually the worst line but the others were too racist to be uite so funny I really hated this narrator ca

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    Read & download The Swimming-Pool Library PDF READ The Swimming–Pool Library Alan Hollinghurst î 6 Read I found Hollinghurst's novel to be very enthralling and wonderfully erotic It's such a fantastic exploration of what it was like to be a part of the gay community in the early 1980s before AIDS altered the community and its image foreverFrom my perspective very recently influenced by some serious thought about the West Indian community in L

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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Swimming-Pool Library
  • Alan Hollinghurst
  • English
  • 23 September 2019
  • 9780394570259

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Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming-Pool Library Download ↠ 106 A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America The Swimming Pool Library is an enthralling darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy possessed of chilling clarity fo. A wonderful romp around Londontown arguably the gayest city in all of Europe The novel is exuisite very smartly titled Swimming pool implies the superficial aspect of the gay scene Library implies all that is intelligent and witty the book is a merger of these both It s at once overly sensual incredibly literary The Line of Beauty seems to be the culmination of Alan Hollinghurst s steamycranial poetics this then is barely but a stepping stone toward that epic saga the Booker winner was turned into a monolithic miniseries by the BBC This is a novel of paramount importance it is a historical document which embodies the livid spirit of the gay scene back in the 1980 s before AIDS before pretty much stuff like this gave homosexuals a bad rap It is one of a kind written elouently written with a focus on that elusive antihero our gay leading man

Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Alan Hollinghurst

The Swimming-Pool Library

Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming-Pool Library Download ↠ 106 G gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity and the elderly Lord Nantwich an old Africa hand searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions From the Trade Paperback editi. I need to stop doing this thing of when I m completely taken with a novel by a writer I ve never read before running out and instantly reading something else by that writer It s just too much pressure and I always wind up all pissed off and disappointed This has recently happened with Patrick Hamilton Martin Amis and now Alan Hollinghurst is there something about these Brits that they don t make good second dates When I read The Line of Beauty I loved it so much I was sick Naturally I ran out that week and bought The Swimming Pool Library but I think I wanted too much and was keyed up too high maybe it s too much to ask an author s first novel to deliver in the face of those expectationsAll this is not to suggest that The Swimming Pool Library is not gorgeously written or at all without merit There were a lot of good things about this book and his descriptions of the club where he swims were so lovely and evocative that I actually looked into joining the Y thinking that getting into lap swimming might be the secret to surviving a miserable winter I d probably not follow his example to the point of staring hungrily at other gym members genitals in the shower but who knows Anyway I didn t wind up joining the YMCA and I ve also decided on page 112 to bail on this bookTo be fair I ve been extraordinarily cranky and picky lately and nothing I read has satisfied me at all The issue I had here was with the odious narrator It s not like I need to become besties with whoever is telling the story but writing a novel about an unlikeable person is tough and for me in this case it just didn t work The book is about a rich lazy snob who doesn t have to go to work or do anything who just sort of shambles aimlessly around London reading books working out and fucking everything that moves Since this is or less how I d like to live my own life but can t I resented the character who also seemed like a spoiled egomaniac without redeeming ualities I wasn t interested in his thoughts or what happened to him which is usually a deal breaker for loving a novelMaybe if I d stuck with this longer I would ve developed feelings beyond bored irritation Hollinghurst certainly is a fantastic writer but for me he was not fantastic enough in 1988 to overcome my desire to smack his main character in the side of the head I spend enough time already dealing with dull entitled people who bore me and I m not sure why I should subject myself to them in fiction I suspect that Hollinghurst was aware of potential for this response from readers as in The Line of Beauty the main character is a striver who doesn t really belong in the elite world that he describes Must class resentment interfere with readers enjoyment of fiction No of course not a lot of my favorite books are about idle rich people It does reuire extra authorial skills to effect that empathy though and for me with this book it just didn t happen Also it wasn t just that he s rich it s that I really don t like himAgain this book isn t bad by any stretch of the imagination However I m not enjoying it so I m putting it down

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Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming-Pool Library Download ↠ 106 R ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything Harpers ueen it focuses on the friendship of two men William Beckwith a youn. Given the number of sex scenes that Alan Hollinghurst crams into his books approximately one every other page you d think it would be enjoyable for him as well as the reader to inject a bit of variation In fact they all follow broadly the same template lingering description of a younger man s abschestarse comparative analysis of cock size and appearance followed by a rough penetration in which the narcissistic central character is invariably in the active role Sometimes if he s feeling particularly expansive he ll throw in a rimming As a result the experience of reading The Swimming Pool Library is a bit like flicking through somebody else s Grindr account vicariously interesting for about five minutes uickly becoming repetitive and not a little depressingIn contrast to the excellent Line of Beauty which takes place at the height of the AIDS epidemic The Swimming Pool Library is set in the early 1980s at which time it was apparently still possible to have daily unprotected sex with strangers with no adverse physical health effects other than the occasional beating by right wing skinheads Not as fun as it sounds if this book is anything to go by In fairness to the author the book s title strongly suggests that this is supposed to be a not entirely flattering portrayal of the superficiality of a certain type of urban physical beauty obsessed gay scene So the joyless repetitiveness and preening self absorption is clearly deliberate and intended to make a point Fair enough But for this reader at least the point had been well made by about the 20% mark after which the book really needed to go in some new directions By 70% it still hadn t at which stage I couldn t summon sufficient interest in the characters to read any further Nguồn gốc người Việt – người Mường ueen it focuses on the friendship of two men William Beckwith a youn. Given the number of sex scenes that Alan Hollinghurst crams into his books approximately one every other page you d think it would be enjoyable for him as well as the reader to inject a bit of variation In fact they all follow broadly the same template lingering description of a younger man s abschestarse comparative analysis of cock size and appearance followed by a rough penetration in which the narcissistic central character is invariably in the active role Sometimes if he s feeling particularly expansive he ll throw in a rimming As a result the experience of reading The Swimming Pool Library is a bit like flicking through somebody else s Grindr account vicariously interesting for about five minutes Miniature Chess Problems from Many Countries uickly becoming repetitive and not a little depressingIn contrast to the excellent Line of Beauty which takes place at the height of the AIDS epidemic The Swimming Pool Library is set in the early 1980s at which time it was apparently still possible to have daily Underneath Our Broken Wings unprotected sex with strangers with no adverse physical health effects other than the occasional beating by right wing skinheads Not as fun as it sounds if this book is anything to go by In fairness to the author the book s title strongly suggests that this is supposed to be a not entirely flattering portrayal of the superficiality of a certain type of