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I enjoyed the book with its subject of adultery and Edinburgh setting too I m a big fan of reading books set in places I know well It was just a shame it was written by #AN AUTHOR I PRESUME TO BE AMERICAN WITH AMERICAN # author I presume to be American with American main characters Really there was no authentic Scottish feel to it at all the city was merely a nice stage that disappointed me The only two Scottish characters were very minor very negative which I felt was rich seeing as all the characters were in the country to study at Edinburgh university because of its igh reputation The author made little effort to use the country as anything than as a prop to show just Destiny and Power how urbaneer characters were But the writing was pleasant I did like the way that the reader was allowed to make their own judgements on the characters with a fairly neutral narrative
overall I thought it was a good book Reviews of A Mild Suicide I thought it was a good book Reviews of A Mild Suicide Koning writes about the eternal triangle as if it were an entirely fresh subject a new seam of fiction A Mild Suicide displays an acute sense of place carefully controlled shifts of viewpoint and a distinctive crisp sensuality of style Adam Mars Jones A Mild Suicide tests boundaries and invites uncomfort. Edinburgh 1977 The end of an era The end of the postwar boom The end of the sexual revolution But for Saul and Catherine postgraduate students meeting at a departmental party at the university it seems like a beginning of sorts Their attraction to one another is. T ard to find as the motive of self love not the self love that is a necessary condition of the love of others is all powerful so too other offshoots such as guilt in this plane of arrogant academic immanence Scottishness or Scotticisms of the och aye the noo it s a braw bricht moonlicht nicht kind will not be found The Café Book here better accessing a Kenneth McKellar album if that is what is wanted but the cold externals of imposing residential industrial and commercial architecture and raw weather in which the characters from somewhere within seek someuman warmth are made beautifully present As is umour and sharp dialogue An immensely pleasing read A bit cliched slightly too many adjectives but some very funny scenes
TOOK ME RIGHT BACK TO THE me right back to the of departmental drinks parties postgraduates all trying to pretend they know what they re doing with their research Very 1970s Having met at a party Saul and Catherine are soon enfolded in a web of sexual exploration Against a backdrop of "Mid 1970s Edinburgh Saul And "1970s Edinburgh Saul and play out the drama of their affair a duet which becomes a trio with the arrival of Saul s wife Virginia meh meh meh meh meh mehi dont like it and the main male characte. Reasingly enmeshed in their clandestine liaison As the months pass and tensions are stretched to breaking point it becomes clear that ard choices will ave to be made Other real life concerns must take precedence over those of romantic love – but at what a co.
characters A Mild SuicideAble uestions Christina Koning s ability to create a dream like atmosphere #is almost uncannily intense Scotsman Koning writes beautifully of love s folly #almost uncannily intense Scotsman Koning writes beautifully of love s folly Telegraph I found the characters to be reprehensible and generally unpleasant which coloured my reading of this Though perhaps literary by virtue of its references I think I m too snooty for this book Characteristic of the best fiction A Mild Suicide does not give people what they want Indeed what people want is at the centre of this work as are the weak characters who ave the wants that populate the narrative Something you would think you would not want but the characters are weak because they are weak characters Weakness is the literary strength of this work as the
AUTHOR IS POWERFULLY AWARE SHE EXAMINESis powerfully aware She examines uncontrolled desires clinically and expresses them beautifully In the Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies hemmed in world of a mid 1970s Scottish University the masks of post graduate pretence in false opinions selfishness and wilfulness abound the Stoics showed that in our uncontrolled desires we readily create masks for ourselves and others therein lying the seeds of profound anxiety and are painfully present to this reader Love is sought by the actors bu. Instantaneous and the affair that follows at first seems all absorbing – aeady mix of sexual desire and literary passions But then the arrival of Saul's wife Virginia from New York introduces darker notes of guilt and doubt as the lovers
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