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Corpsey

bandz ahoy
most people read novels that are’true to life’ whether it be William Boyd, Ian McEwan, JoJo Moyes or Miriam Keyes.

Not read any of the others and not a fan of McEwan but the McEwans I've read have always had a postmodern, self-referential thing going on with them. In fact that's what is often most infuriating about them.

A bit like Ishiguro, actually. Writing about the real world but almost always through an unreliable/subjective lens that calls attention to the dishonest business of telling stories.

The master of this – what would you call it: 'qualified realism'? – (and Luka's favourite author) is surely (luka's favourite author and 'hero') Philip Roth.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I read a bit of 'Middlemarch' last year (the same bit that most people probably manage before they subconsciously decide that life's too short – no that's unfair, it is brillaint, but can't it be released in fragments and delivered to my solitary confinement cell?) and it was really jarring to have this realist narrative with a narrator who constantly tells you exactly what they think of such and such a character and uses the events in the narrative as a springboard for various philosophical disquisitions
 
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