Certo questo non eguaglia la divertentissima storia del ritorno di Gesù sulla terra, ma merita sicuramente di essere letto. No matter, somehow an institution in England is willing to pay you huge sums of money to show up at their university! John Niven is an expert at writing deplorable, hedonistic main characters except, well, Jesus. I did tell him about it later. Irisch, zynisch bis zum Anschlag, ein Borderline-Alkoholiker und Sex-Süchtiger. However, as he acclimatizes to the quaint campus, Kennedy is forced to reconsider his laddish lifestyle. Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school.
Findlay, the Carpet King of Scotland, wants to trade in his obese wife for a younger model. And then he receives his tax bill. It is beautifully referenced to some of the great male writers, without descending into prescriptive non-fiction. Kennedy Marr is no pale genius blushing unseen. Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred look into the midlife crisis and the contemporary male sexual psyche.
Avere la sua stessa vita? No matter, somehow an institution in England is willing to pay you huge sums of money to show up at their university! Gave this five stars simply because I enjoyed it so much. In fact this whole novel is about living life to the full come what may until events conspire to remind Kennedy who he really is and what is most important to him. Bingham Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Modern Literature, an award worth half a million pounds. Now imagine that drunk is this book. There are a few sad moments too, and some fleeting glimpses of past tragedy. I cried three times and laughed fifty. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath'.
Your opening had to be strong and unexpected. Mum left this with me after one of her visits. This could be filed under a straight forward lad lit. But it does not come without a price: he must spend a year teaching at the English university where his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside. It is 2017 - the time of Trump, Brexit and fake news. Unless you did what Kennedy did and threw money and staff at the situation you had chaos. I am delighted to have come across Niven and have already torn through Kill Your Friends.
Dissacrante quanto basta, irriverente quanto basta, sboccato molto di più, John Niven ci trascina in una storia che di per se non ha nulla di originale, ma che è raccontata con sagace maestria. Final demands and a radioactive carton of Chinese food sharing shelf space with a jar of mustard. He last wrote a book several years ago, having now sold his soul to the Hollywood machine. Filthily Funny, Entertaining and Poignant Steven Stelfox took some beating for his excessive lifestyle but Kennedy Marr has risen to the challenge and added charisma, charm and personality to the equation with astounding results. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this 145;preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath'. He Gave this five stars simply because I enjoyed it so much. It has been translated into seven languages and was a bestseller in Britain and Germany.
It is a brilliant new satire from one of Britain's sharpest writers. Financial salvation arrives in the form of a prestigious literary award; however, the terms of the prize force Kennedy to spend a year teaching creative writing at sleepy Deeping University, in the town where his ex-wife and teenage daughter now reside. This gives a complex view in to the many layers of Kennedy beyond just the repulsive womanizing jerk he is. Oh - and there is something medically wrong with the part of his anatomy that has suffered the next amount of abuse after his liver. Hilarious and heartfelt in equal measure, this is another candidate for novel of the year.
Waiting to see just how close Marr can come to disaster and yet still come up smiling, preferably in a five-star restaurant with a glass in his hand. Kennedy Marr is a middle-aged novelist who also makes a lot of money screenwriting. He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more including ex-wives on both sides of the pond. Niven is as funny as ever but this novel has a distinctly grown up feel about it compared to his others Cold Hands aside. Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. I would have needed to cover it in a brown paper bag, like a wino.
But the ending to the novel is spectacularly awful. The problem is that I didn't quite find the main character believable. There are drugs, sex, fights, preposterous behaviour in upscale environments I think this may have been the part the just made Marr so likeable despite his many, many faults and bad decision after bad decision. I honestly can't offer a criticism off his book. Also the scenes with his mother are touching and show just how damaged he is. His family has fallen apart, he can't seem to care Straight White Male starts out like a sort of angry young man lad-fiction novel. I've wanted to read John Niven for some time now, since I heard he's one of the rare British writers working with satire.