Coming Up For Air

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Coming Up For Air (2004, 1st World Library)

Paperback, 289 pages

English language

Published Sept. 30, 2004 by 1st World Library.

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3 stars (3 reviews)

Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment.

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2 stars

While Coming Up for Air might not be a horrible book, it is a book which I struggle to find anything positive to say about. It is well written, and that is about it. It is a more or less a plotless work in which we fallow a man. This man is quite possibly the most mandane, most ordinary, most nothing character in all of literature. I don't know. Maybe I have read too many transgressive works. Maybe I am too odd of a lad. Maybe. Regardless, I was not entertained by finish, way too much fucking fishing in this book. When it is not about fishing, it feels like it is about nothing. War, bombing, lying, attempting to go back to childhood. All that, yet not an interesting bit. Shame.

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