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Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories

Intimacy and Midnight All Day A Novel and Stories Together in one volume Hanif Kureishi s highly acclaimed and controversial novel Intimacy and available for the first time his latest collection of provocative short stories Midnight All Day Jay

  • Title: Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories
  • Author: Hanif Kureishi
  • ISBN: 9780743217149
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Together in one volume Hanif Kureishi s highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys Stripping away all posturing and self justificationTogether in one volume Hanif Kureishi s highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys Stripping away all posturing and self justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.

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    1. Ich tue mich schwer damit, diesem Buch gerecht zu werden, denn die Art und Weise in der gewisse Themen bearbeitet werden, taugt, je nach Einstellung, für absolute Verdammnis oder für eine gewisse Anerkennung von grenzenloser Ehrlichkeit und einer streckenweise verblüffend gelungene Verknüpfung unterschiedlichster Gattungen. In manchen Momenten erschien mir Intimacy als moderne Version von Dostojewskis Aufzeichnungen aus einem Kellerloch. So erfreulich wie ein vollkommen verwürztes Gericht m [...]

    2. I thoroughly hated this book and did so even more when I found out he had exploited his own family and experiences to write it. The book was flat and I did not find it insightful at all. I found the main characters two dimensional and unlikeable. I actually asked my partner to read this book (given it was short lol) to get a male perspective on the drivel - but guess what he hated it to and commented that the main character was just an asshole. I thought that the book was incredibly londocentric [...]

    3. Most poignant moment of the book: "I have been trying to convince myself that leaving someone isn't the worst thing you can do to them. Sombre it may be, but it doesn't have to be a tragedy. If you never left anything or anyone there would be no room for the new. Naturally, to move on is an infidelity--to others, to the past, to old notions of oneself. Perhaps every day should contain at least one essential infidelity or necessary betrayal. It would be an optimistic, hopeful act, guaranteeing be [...]

    4. Just couldn't get into it. The characters were all very unlikeable, and morally questionable. Something like that usually doesn't bother me, but not a single one had any other feature than an overwhelming selfishness that I found repugnant. The last story, which many other reviewers have called obscene, was a strange attempt at humor that I apparently failed at recognizing. Damn the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list, for having this schlock on you!

    5. I enjoyed this book. The author's writing style is different yet works very well with the type of book this is. Its like a memoir of a man on the day he is deciding to leave his family. The character is immediately detestable but I really appreciated the honesty and insights. I found his thought processes very well developed and there were numerous lines from the book which I felt made for great quotes!

    6. My copy only had 'intimacy' but could not find that on good reads! Interesting concept but awful, almost hateful, protagonist. I feel sorry for anyone who is close to someone like this. Only the bits about his parents felt real.

    7. O livro sofre de excesso de umbiguismo, mas tem alguns bons insights, momentos comoventes e garante duas ou três boas risadas.

    8. Goodread prevede che io dia una votazione complessiva in numero di stelle. Questo è uno dei casi in cui mi viene spontaneo votare la prosa in un modo e il contenuto della storia in un altro.Il libro è ben scritto, la prosa intrigante e sincera. Quattro stelle.Ma la storia no. Ne merita solo una Ho odiato il protagonista dal primo all'ultimo rigo, io detesto le persone come lui, incapaci di comprendere il quotidiano, di prendersi responsabilità anche dinanzi a scelte difficili e capaci solo di [...]

    9. La temática pintaba interesante y además este libro lo empecé por el miniclub de la lectura M&M (ya que él lo tiene como lectura obligatoria en inglés). Cabe decir que yo me lo he leído en castellano y fui muy difícil conseguirlo. Una vez superamos esa traba, me sorprendió que en “teoría” era un libro muy cortito, pero a su vez se me ha hecho interminable. Cuando dicen que el autor cuenta la historia de una separación poco a poco, ¡tienen toda la razón! Y tan lento!! Esto va [...]

    10. Intimacy, the novel that starts this book, is the brief first-person account of a man on the day before he leaves his wife. The lead is unlovable, but in him we can see hope for the future. I found it difficult to identify with so callous a character, or to sympathize, but if nothing else, he represents a very real part of the human condition.The second half of the book is a collection of short stories. I found these stories somewhat maddening to read. Hanif Kureishi has, apparently, never creat [...]

    11. Intimacy had me captivated entirely; the protagonist describes his own despair with such thoroughness, creativity, and tact that the reader may really feel his grief, caused by the emotional distance between he and the mother of his kids. I enjoyed reading this because to me the protagonist is also sort of a butthole, but a butthole who is so brutally honest and eloquent that a 3 dimensional subjective picture of his psyche is painted in a manner in which even if you disagree with him, his motiv [...]

    12. It seems I have read this book. I am surprised. I have no recollection of it and there is no post-it with notes, dates, a rating. And yet there is a row of numbers along the edge of the inside cover. It is in my handwriting. The number reference a set of words, most of them new to me. There are also three quotes worth noting. Still no flicker of recognition for the texts. I skim bits as I note down the words and quotes. Interesting. I hear thatke it.Ok I must read this again and a fuller review [...]

    13. "I have been trying to convince myself that leaving somebody isn't the worst thing you can do to them. Sombre it may be, but it doesn't have to be tragedy. if you never left anyone or anything, there would be no room for new. Naturally, to move on is an infidelity -- to others, to the past, to old notions of oneself. Perhaps every day should contain at least one essential infidelity or necessary betrayal. It would be an optimistic, hopeful act, guaranteeing belief in the future -- a declaration [...]

    14. Narrated to a pitiless degree by a man preparing to walk out on his family, reflecting on his marriage and the nature of intimacy. The arguments are so relentlessly cynical, I found myself laughing out loud several times. This is not a character who has a sense of humor about himself, but the laying out of descriptions of his friends and family have a kind of insightful humor to them. The whole, short novella revolves around the concept that "Hurting someone is a kind of reluctant intimacy"

    15. The book is a solo narration of a man on a night leaving his wife. His struggle is beautifully constructed in his long and detailed reflections. The search for "tender intimacy". This spoke to me " I've been convincing myself leaving someone is not the worse thing you can do to them" . Like intimacy this book is a gradual build up of "small surprises" and "right on" moments.

    16. Intimacy brings the male reader into the maze of his inner natural secrets and the female one to a discovery of no surprise. At least once in life anybody has felt the need to run away, let it go, and disappear only to find out that any escape is inevitably a loss and with that comes pain and the deadly feeling of the irreversible.

    17. While reading Intimacy, I felt like I was re-reading The Body, but this time without the original part I liked. The story itself isn't bad, but the main character seemed like tiring caricature of a man caught in a midlife crisis and it was hard to connect with his black and white view of everything.

    18. All were stories of infidelity and loss. None of the characters were especially likeable. At moments the writing was nice, but I found typos (what's up with that?), and really none of this was especially insightful, creative, or mind-blowing in any way.

    19. Didn't really enjoy any of this book. Nothing had an ending. And while that may be okay once in a while, to read a whole book of short stories that never ended -- it just got old. None of the characters were particularly likable. Just didn't like it.

    20. I only read the short novel, as I was discouraged from reading more. The novel should not have been published. It is really, really bad.

    21. Intimacy is the most beautifully written of Kureishi's novels (of the ones I've read) but also the least involving.

    22. Excellent. Not always a pleasant read as it reveals the man and all his whims and selfishness but catalogues the reasons for and against a potential family wrecking action.

    23. Didn't like it.I had the novel Intimacy alone. I found it rather boring. Not enough action for me, too much navel-gazing. Very good style of writing and prose but didn't make me want to read it.

    24. I was mesmerised with every single sentance. So well written and very honest of the whole experience. Excelent book.

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