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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  • Skios, by Michael Frayn
    Skios is a return to this genre, and it is as much an audacious assemblage of the basic elements of farce as a novel. It opens with a classic mistaken-identity situation that is completely implausible in the age of Google: Oliver Fox, a handsome young ...
    10/17/2013 - 1:47 am | View Link
  • Booker Prize 2012: Amanda Foreman: We were choosing the best novel of the year
    Back in December, at the first meeting of the judges for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, the chair ... vertiginous high-jinx of Michael Frayn’s Skios. But because the debates were never soley about taste they were two of the books I said goodbye to with ...
    10/17/2012 - 11:22 pm | View Link
  • He Hit Send: On the Awkward but Necessary Role of Technology in Fiction
    asks Alex Witchel in the New York Times Book Review. Witchel is talking about the premise of Michael Frayn’s new novel Skios and soon answers herself ... It isn’t hard to make a case against including technology in fiction. First, technology ...
    08/7/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • The Guest List: An alternative to the Booker longlist
    The Garden of Evening Mists', by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books) The second novel by the already Booker-longlisted Tan is set in 1950s Malaya. For more novels named after times of the day ... religion and obsession. 'Skios', by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber ...
    07/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Jeet Thayil on 2012 Man Booker long-list
    The 12 books in the long-list released on Wednesday were chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement ... Eng (The Garden of Evening Mists), Michael Frayn (Skios), Rachel Joyce (The Unlikely Pilgrimage ...
    07/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • The 100 best books of 2012
    The 100 best books of 2012. Books & Culture editor Guy Somerset & the Listener’s team of reviewers on the year’s top reads. By Guy Somerset In Book Club, Books
    07/30/2015 - 6:35 pm | View Website
  • Spies: Michael Frayn: 9780571268856: Books
    Buy Spies by Michael Frayn (ISBN: 9780571268856) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.
    07/30/2015 - 5:52 pm | View Website
  • Rachel Joyce: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | The ...
    And this book has left me somewhat flummoxed. Indeed, Harold Fry is that kind of sentimental journey, and I really disliked it for that reason.
    07/30/2015 - 4:33 pm | View Website
  • Headlong: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist): Michael Frayn ...
    Headlong: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
    07/30/2015 - 9:52 am | View Website
  • Matchbox Theatre
    A Hampstead Theatre Production. Matchbox Theatre. By Michael Frayn. Directed by Hamish McColl
    07/30/2015 - 9:16 am | View Website
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