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review Holiday author Stanley Middleton Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB á ❰Epub❯ ➟ Holiday Author Stanley Middleton – Helpyouantib.co.uk Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his maAt first glance or even at second Stanley Middleton's world is easily recognizableThe excellence of art for Middleton is an exact vision of real things as they are And because he is himself so exact an observer his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour AS Byat. In an effort to expose myself to a broader range of authors I began many years ago to read my way through the list of Booker Prize winning novels Holiday is one I picked up a while back and this past week I brought it with me on my vacation figuring it would be an appropriate read Bad moveI have read many overly literary books that I was at least able to appreciate even if I didn't really enjoy them This was not one of those books This was painful Every few pages I'd put it down and read or do something else and it felt like a chore to pick it up againI've since read a few reviews in which it was criticized for going nowhere or being about nothing But Seinfeld was about nothing and still managed to be entertaining This was about a man's inner struggles after separating from his wife and coming upon his in laws who are pushing a reconciliation Except that the man didn't struggle much except with whether or not to have a fling with a married woman despite them having no apparent chemistry he didn't seem to come to any great epiphanies over the course of the novel and one can't really tell why he bothered to get back with his wife at all Sorry I gave away the ending but consider it a blessing because now you don't have to read itThis book was widely defended after a recent newspaper stunt in which the first chapters were sent to 20 publishing houses and only one was vaguely interested But frankly I think the rejections were spot on and the people who awarded it a prize in the '70s should be examined

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Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his marriage to Meg but it turns out that her parents are staying at the same resort whether by accident or design and are keen to patch up the relationship A. The title is misleading I expected fun and frolic and languid beach conversation Instead I got exposed to the darker side of marriage which lurks in all marriages happy or otherwise Fisher has come to the tiny beachside town leaving his hysterical wife behind when he feels that he can no tolerate their uarrels verbal as well as physical Meg was never an easy go lucky woman to live with but the death of their young son affected their relationship very adversely While in vacation Edwin ruminates about his wife his life his previous relationships and many other things He also meets many females from various stations in life as it is easy to make temporary friendships during a beachside vacation His parents in law chase him there and try to patch up things between the couple Finally Edwin takes a step towards reconciliationThis was a deceptively languid powerful readmade me wonder about relationships in general and marriages in particular Another powerful author for me to look forward toA special thanks to Girish for BR ing with me as otherwise I wouldn't have taken up this book

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Holiday author Stanley MiddletS the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways This is an extremely subtle story a consummate portrait of English provincial life told with all Stanley Middleton's artistry and depth of feeling It was joint winner of the Booker Prize in Review uotation. I'd really looked forward to this as it was an article in the Guardian earlier this year on the book's release in paperback that I first became aware of Middleton's work Surprisingly I couldn't get this book in either library I use but they did have some other novels of his which I thought were terrific Though this has its moments I never felt very connected to it I found the character of the wife Meg very sketchily developed and uite irritating whereas in other books I'd thought Middleton had written complex interesting female characters Worth a read but not in the same class as other books of his