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Haffner is charming morally suspect sexually omnivorous vain possessed of hair than is his natural righ an odd but extraordinarily well written book about a man who has spent his life pursuing women and can t turn it off even though especially now inhis 70 s his charmsappetites cause chaos and problems and also because some time ago he realized that he only really loved his exnow dead wife There are many little surprises during his adventures in trying to get his wife s family property back after wars and other government takeovers

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The Escape

Ever attached There are so many stories of Haffner but this the most secret is the greatest of them al You finished He asked Benjamin You full I don t finish when I feel full said Benjamin proudly What kind of person finishes when they re full Me I finish when I hate myself That s the treasured moment 229Incisive portrait of the twilight years of a WWII generation libertine and his grandson with exploration of the escape theme on several levels escape from war marriage convention Crackling dialogue very funny Complex structure with interspersed flashbacks frame narrator skillfully done

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T He is British and Jewish and a widower But when was Haffner ever really married Or Jewish When was he An excellent novel by a fine writer It s astonishing how successfully he draws out a story about an old Jewish lecher and his relationships with his deceased wife his living son and a young Balkan woman who works in his hotel I don t know how he does it and I don t know how many people would be able to get through it but I found it just as captivating as the best of Roth and in similar ways But actually Thirlwell s not that similar a writer despite the subject matter This is not an old man s book despite its subject and it was gutsy of Thirlwell to try was it to show Roth it could be done without any autobiography or games Thirlwell s games are all literary not postmodern or extraliterary


10 thoughts on “The Escape

  1. says:

    This book blew my socks off from the first chapter which I found mesmerizingly well written global or at least epochal in scope funny and wise It or less had me from hello and then spent a lot of the rest of the book letting me down or less gen

  2. says:

    Last time I read Adam thirlwell I said a lot of nice things about him those all still apply For example I compared him to milan kundera then kundera must have found out cause he blurbed this book This is adam growing up a bit from politics it's convoluted in the kundera way where your head hurts and you feel lost for like 6 chapters but eventually the book works itself out and all starts to make sense It feels like there are so

  3. says:

    an odd but extraordinarily well written book about a man who has spent his life pursuing women and can't turn it off even though especially now inhis 70's his charmsappetites cause chaos and problems and also because some time ago he realized that he only really loved his exnow dead wife There are many little surprises during his adventures in trying to get his wife's family property back after wars and other government takeover

  4. says:

    Excellent well constructed literary thenatics

  5. says:

    Adam Thirlwell famously loves Milan Kundera and according to the dust jacket of The Escape Kundera loves him back They are very similar in many ways Most significantly that both write novels of ideas where aspects of the human condition are put under the microscope with characters the agents in the argument as well as the drivers

  6. says:

    An excellent novel by a fine writer It’s astonishing how successfully he draws out a story about an old Jewish lecher and his relationships with his deceased wife his living son and a young Balkan woman who works in his hotel I don’t know how he does it and I don’t know how many people would be able to get through it but I found it just as captivating as the best of Roth and in similar ways But actually Thirlwell’s not tha

  7. says:

    You finished He asked Benjamin You full I don't finish when I feel full said Benjamin proudly What kind of person finishes when they're full Me I finish when I hate myself That's the treasured moment 229Incisive portrait o

  8. says:

    I'm not a speed reader but I generally like to read my books at a reasonable pace if not a gallopJust a few pages into this one and I can tell i

  9. says:

    Something very old fashioned about this book Very well written by obviously a very bright chap Struggled in parts but once I surrendered to the authors voice I got it and really enjoyed the ride Cant say I loved it

  10. says:

    Buying this book was obviously a mistakeIts readying is completely uninteresting