Small Holdings

Small Holdings A comedy of errors featuring a mixture of quirky characters A group of gardeners in a London park find themselves in crisis as an important meeting with the council looms The author s collection of st

  • Title: Small Holdings
  • Author: Nicola Barker
  • ISBN: 9780007436040
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • A comedy of errors featuring a mixture of quirky characters A group of gardeners in a London park find themselves in crisis as an important meeting with the council looms The author s collection of stories, Love Your Enemies , won the David Higham Prize for Fiction.

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    1. The Correspondents #6Look MJDo I really want to read about a writer (WHO IS ALWAYS THE FUCKING AUTHOR) struggling to write a novel (WHICH IS ALWAYS THE FUCKING BOOK THE AUTHOR IS WRITING) then overcoming his block through some tedious personal contrivance (ALWAYS BASED ON THE AUTHOR’S BORING LIFE) and publishing the book to nationwide acclaim (EMBARRASSING WISHFUL THINKING)? The problem with a hall of mirrors is the reflection being infinitised has to be something beautiful. The infinite recur [...]

    2. [3.5]It's getting kind of difficult to review Nicola Barker because it's just her sheer Nicola Barkerness that I love. And I like her writing so much that again I find myself turning to one of her books as a breather or recovery from something else (in this case the intense inner dialogue of Confessions of a Child of the Century). But I only know one other person - and then only on this site - who's also a fan, so I get too caught up in trying to explain why in general I like her work. In a way [...]

    3. This is the second of Nicola Barker's books I've read after Clear, and it feels remarkably similar. Not just in the sort of recurring themes and subject matter that preoccupy any writer - though those are evident - but in the whirling comedy of errors that constitutes a plot, and in a sorta-homeless crazy person being the nominal love interest of the narrator.It's familiar, for better and for worse. To some degree it feels a little like she's trying out ideas she'll flesh out in more detail late [...]

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