Books Of The Times: ‘skios’ By Michael Frayn

In Michael Frayn’s novel, we are asked to believe that in the age of Google a handsome, charming gadabout could be confused, over and over, with an older, pudgy world-renowned scientist.

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    CLIMBING the five flights of stairs to the top floor of Waterstones bookshop in Piccadilly, London, to interview Michael Frayn ... Noises Off (1982), and his hilarious novel Skios (2012) both pursue the logic of confusion with remorseless precision.
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  • Wodehouse prize for comic fiction reveals 'exceptionally strong' shortlist
    The quest to be named the UK's funniest author begins today as novels from the likes of Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn compete for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction ... strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set ...
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  • Books of the Year 2012
    Michael Frayn makes full use of the opportunities. Skios (Faber, £15.99 ... sometimes lyrical fiction for our times. North-west London, in all its vibrant, polyglot confusion, is chronicled in pages of witty, street-savvy prose that left me wanting ...
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