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The Folding Star
by Alan Hollinghurst | Literature & Fiction
Registered by davemurray101 of Maryville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, December 07, 2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by 1001-library): available


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Journal Entry 1 by davemurray101 from Maryville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, December 07, 2009

7 out of 10

Set in London and Bruges, this story takes the narrative of "The Swimming Pool Library" into the late 1980s. Alan Hollinghurst is also the author of "Bajazet", and was selected as one of the Best of Young British Writers for 1993. 


Journal Entry 2 by davemurray101 from Maryville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, December 07, 2009

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Unbelievably it is the third Alan Hollinghust book I have read in three months. This one I would have to say is the best of the lot. Somewhat reminiscent of the Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood novels of the 1920s, but set in 1990s Belgium. The folding star has a lot of engaging characters and some poignant moments. Again this book justifies its place in the 1001 books, and leaves me mystified as to why a piece of tripe like 'Line of Beauty' is included at the expense of this book. 


Journal Entry 3 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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Thanks so much for your donation Davemurray101!

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