Extraordinary Hardcover – Aug 2 2013
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PRAISE FOR A PERFECT NIGHT TO GO TO CHINA WINNER OF THE 2005 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD FOR FICTION:
“One of the most refreshing, moving and supple works of fiction written since the 21st century began.” ―BOOKS IN CANADA
“When a story is this affecting, the result is a luminous reading experience, the kind we all crave. . . . Gilmour is one of the best writers we have.” ―TORONTO STAR
PRAISE FOR THE PERFECT ORDER OF THINGS:
“What begins as a man returning to the places where he’s suffered becomes nothing less than a writer reassessing his entire career. There might not be a more honest writer in Canada.” ―NATIONAL POST
About the Author
The critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of seven previous novels and one work of non-fiction (The Film Club), DAVID GILMOUR is one of Canada’s most notable writers. Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Award for Fiction for A Perfect Night to Go to China, Gilmour has won the praise of literary figures as diverse as William S. Burroughs and Northrop Frye. For many years, David Gilmour was a fixture on Canadian television as the national film critic for CBC’s The Journal, as well as the host of his own Gemini-winning show, Gilmour on the Arts. He is presently the Pelham Edgar Visiting Professor of literary studies at Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
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I enjoyed the use of dialogue to tell almost all of the story. There were a few times when I wanted the story to move forward more quickly, yet I now see that this telling is probably quite near the natural pace at which this course of events would unfold.
A good read; one to recommend to the right, and perhaps, older person.
I think the author spent so much time on the idea, he wasn't able to create interesting people. A failure. The subject of assisted suicide deserves better.
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There is something in the book about some woman named Susan who wants to die. By the end of the novel, I was more than ready to see that happen.
I returned the book. Waste of time, waste of money. If this author is actually teaching classes, God help his students.
Actually, my last sentence could have come out of this book... garbage.
I guess my fiction preference lies with the writings of those who aren't bigots and/or misogynists.