The Picturegoers

by David Lodge | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140174214 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 2, 2004
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'To the pictures! To the warm embrace of Mother cinema. Where peanut shells are spread before your feet, and the ice-cream cometh!'

Mark, the cynical intellectual, who seeks sensuality in the body of an ex-novice and finds spirituality; Clare, his girlfriend, who loses faitha nd discovers passion; Father Kipling, the scandalized priest; Harry, the sexually frustrated Teddy boy - just some among the crowd who make their Saturday-night pilgrimage to the peeling suburban Mecca of the Palladium, Brickley, and who toucha nd shape each other's destinies.

In his astutely observed first novel, David Lodge ushers in a vivid cast of characters, who play out the harsh and sometimes humorous realities of city life against a flickering backcloth of celluloid fantasies.

'Sharp and real. This is an individual first novel' Kingsley Amis in the Observer

'An excellent first novel ... He has a wonderful eye for the tawdriness of our commercial world' The Times

With a new introduction by the author.

Journal Entry 2 by laura0141 at Eastwood Recreation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 2, 2004
Released on Monday, August 02, 2004 at Eastwood Recreation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom.

Will be left in the spectator's gallery at about 2.30pm.

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