PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland


  • Hardcover
  • 528
  • How to Be Well Read
  • John Sutherland
  • English
  • 14 October 2020
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Summary How to Be Well Read John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater it's a hard a job to keep up let alone sort the wheat from the chaff Fortunately literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding most remarkable and on occasion most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written the perfect reading list for the would be literary expertHis taste is impressively eclectic An appreciation. I ve only had this two days and it s 503 pages long so I haven t read than 60 pages or so but I can review it already because every page is the same same same same same Mr Sutherland takes a novel and summarises you the whole plot including the end in a slightly waggish manner You have to go over these entries with a magnifying glass to find any clue to whether he actually liked it or not You might assume that he did because it s included here but THIS ISN T A GUIDECheck it out in the preface he says This book is not a guide a reference book or a best of compilationNow what does it say on the title page here lemme uote that for youA GUIDE TO 500 GREAT NOVELSI guess John Sutherland musta had a slapped brow head desk moment when he got his preview copy I told them I told themAwright so leaving that ridiculousness aside what is this thick wedge of a book He says The intention in what follows is to share a lifelong enthusiasm for that wonderful human invention the prose novelThat sounds good right but oh my grinding slightly sarcastically through the plots of 500 books with virtually no hint as to why you should be interested in the said novels is no way to light my fire and as regards novels I am like the Australian bush in high summer I don t need that much encouragement John Sutherland must think these entries sparkle with his lifelong enthusiasm for novels but maybe it s the same enthusiasm that undertakers have for corpses they love them and care for them deeply but you d never know to look at them Professional and reserved at all times I guess this not guide does have a point for me however and maybe for you too given that we can t read all novels ever sorry if that has given you a twinge It does mention a whole host of novels I d never heard of or if I had never had any intention of reading Examples from first categoryHanta Yo Ruth Beebe HillLeft behind Tim LaHaye and Jerry JenkinsOuterbridge Reach Robert StoneIndependent People Halldor LaxnessAnd second categoryThe Rats James HerbertRiders of the Purple Sage Zane GreyThe Groves of Academe Mary McCarthyThe Good Earth Pearl S BuckSo it s kinda useful for that Anyway I do like books about books I know they re a bit porny but hey this is the site where people like to sniff books follow books in the street stalk books dress books up in see through clothes probably marry books for all I know

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Summary How to Be Well Read John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland Of Apuleius's The Golden Ass arguably the first ever novel is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming's Goldfinger The Handmaid's Tale is followed by Hangover Suare Jane Eyre by Jaws There are imposing Victorian novels entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between from dystopian works to romanceThe flavour of each is brilliantly evoked and its relative merits or demerits assessed At the same time John Sutherland shows how the work fits into a broader context whether that of the author's life or of othe. Any new John Sutherland is a delight I uite clearly haven t read enough of these although interestingly a few of them seem to be chosen deliberately as ones to avoid plus one is made upI shall of course try to read but I m still on 1001 BTRBYD

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Summary How to Be Well Read John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland R books from the same genre or period And he offers endless snippets of intriguing information did you know for example that the Nazis banned Bambi or that William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying on an upturned wheelbarrow; that Voltaire completed Candide in three days or that Anna Sewell was paid £20 for Black BeautyEncyclopedic and entertaining by turns this is a wonderful dip in book whose opinions will inform and on occasion no doubt infuriate It is also effectively a history of the novel in 500 or so bite sized pieces. Wonderful bedside reading as this collects 700 odd word essays on each of its subjects each of them thoughtful even if you are sometimes left wondering whether the book s any good As if to illustrate it s only made me want to read one of them and that s been adapted by as a tv series so perhaps it s failed at its main task


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    Summary How to Be Well Read review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download I’ve only had this two days and it’s 503 pages long so I haven’t read than 60 pages or so but I can review it already because every page is the same same same same same Mr Sutherland takes a novel and summarises you the whole plot including the end in a slightly waggish manner You have to go over these entries with a magnifying glass to find any clue to whether he actually liked it or not You might assume that he did because it’s i

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland I thought this was possibly going to be uite serious and would break down a lot of the classics There was a little of this but also a fair amount of not so serious summations of plots Plus why is 50 Shades in a book on be

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland I love books about books particularly if they are packed with academic trivia and I relish those by John Sutherland in particular His love of reading and the breadth of his reading always shine through as does his enthusiasm for sharing his favourite books How to be Well Read consists of pithy articles about '

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland Any new John Sutherland is a delight I uite clearly haven't read enough of these although interestingly a few of them seem to be chosen deliberately as ones to avoid plus one is made upI shall of course try to read but I'm still on 1001 BTRBYD

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland Wonderful bedside reading as this collects 700 odd word essays on each of its subjects each of them thoughtful even if you are sometimes left wondering whether the book’s any good As if to illustrate it’s only made me want to read one of

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    Summary How to Be Well Read PDF DOWNLOAD [How to Be Well Read] AUTHOR John Sutherland review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland This is definitely not the sort of book to read cover to cover It gives short synopses and some critical thoughts on a range of novel

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    Summary How to Be Well Read review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download Fun to read very short pieces on 519 books ranging from pop fiction to classics Very interesting to see his takes

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    Summary How to Be Well Read John Sutherland Õ 4 Free download review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ John Sutherland A great book to dip into and out of So many authors and books I've never heard of

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