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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  • African Authors Squeezed Out as Man Booker Prize Opens to American Authors
    There are no African authors on the longlist this year, something that has happened only four times before, in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2011; four times in 14 editions of the prize. Many news sites have already registered surprise at the exclusion of Damon ...
    07/23/2014 - 5:41 am | View Link
  • Audio Books: Culture and the Word Spoken
    WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - Homer, the first great poet of the West, wasn't a writer but a performer, with the dining halls of ancient Greece as his stage. Before the advent of written literature, the medium of poetry was dramatic utterance and song ...
    01/27/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • 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 ... strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set on a Greek island, was described in the Financial Times as akin to ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • The Best of the Best List: 2012 Critics’ Top Books
    14. When I Was a Child, I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson (3 mentions—our review) 14. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (3 mentions—our review) 14. Zona by Geoff Dyer (3 mentions—our review) Here are the individual top ...
    12/15/2012 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • 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 ...
    11/28/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • Best Unappreciated Books (1228 books)
    This is a list for books of any genre or time that deserved to be praised but flew in under the radar. These books weren't on any best seller lists or acclaimed by ...
    09/17/2014 - 7:42 pm | View Website
  • Awards & Prizes
    Recent Successes. Dylan Thomas Prize 2014: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride (shortlist) Gordon Burn Prize 2014: The Free by Willy Vlautin (shortlist)
    09/17/2014 - 5:54 pm | View Website
  • Becky's Books
    retired, taking long walks, reading good books - ... Orfeo by Richard Powers 2014/369 pages rating: 9.5 / contemp fiction. OMG! One of my favorite books of all time ...
    09/17/2014 - 2:41 pm | View Website
  • Elaine Newton’s Critic’s Choice Summer Reading List ...
    Here it is: the most anticipated summer reading list is hot off the press, just today! And it is the most fabulous list in years ...
    09/17/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Website
  • Skios by Michael Frayn — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs ...
    Skios has 2,169 ratings and 515 reviews. notgettingenough said: This is the only novel I've read by Frayn which has somewhat disappointed me and I think...
    09/16/2014 - 9:30 pm | View Website
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