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Stars and Bars

Advantages: Entertaining, an easy read
Disadvantages: A bit too silly in places

Englishman, Henderson Dores, a thirtysomething art expert moves to New York in search of a better life and in the hope that he can overcome the shyness and English reserve that have plagued him throughout his life. Henderson is sent to assess a collect ...

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A great farce

Advantages: Great plot, easy read
Disadvantages: none

Henderson (the main man) has moved to New York, to lose his English reserve and shyness. He works for an auction house, has an ex wife, who he wants to re-marry (she has two new children who are spoilt), a mistress and a mystery assignment to make his an ...

KingHerrod 16.08.2000 · Read full review
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Not as good...

Advantages: Boyd's stlyle.
Disadvantages: A confusing, complex, static plot.

I came to this book having read and enjoyed Armadillo a great deal. Perhaps it is this comparison which has made my judgement cluded but I do think that a comparison leaves no doubt as to the better book. I do like Boyd's style he manages to gt inside the ...

Lubly-jubly 28.05.2002 · Read full review
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hooked on confessions

Advantages: epic and engaging
Disadvantages: some loose ends

..."Make your own rut," he said. "It's the only way..." The New Confessions is written as an autobiography, and tells the story of the life of the fictional John James Todd, born in Scotland in 1899. It charts his childhood, his relationship with his fath ...

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Review of The New Confessions - William Boyd

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