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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  • BOOK REVIEW: Linguistic mischief for readers’ imagination
    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.
    10/23/2014 - 3:04 am | View Link
  • African Authors Squeezed Out as Man Booker Prize Opens to American Authors
    After the announcement of the 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist this afternoon ... and some fascinating patterns emerge. There are no African authors on the longlist this year, something that has happened only four times before, in 2002, 2007, 2008 and ...
    07/23/2014 - 5:41 am | 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 compete for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction ... strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | 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
  • The Guest List: An alternative to the Booker longlist
    For more novels named after times of the day and starring strong-willed women ... as the starting point for a sinister story about religion and obsession. 'Skios', by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber) Michael Frayn's comedy about Brits abroad "has all the ...
    07/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Joanne 's Reading Blog | for the love of reading
    A story about the aftermath of World War 1, ‘The Heroes’ Welcome’ picks up seamlessly where the first book left off. I would not recommend reading ...
    12/19/2014 - 9:45 pm | View Website
  • Best Unappreciated Books (1298 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 ...
    12/19/2014 - 3:11 pm | View Website
  • Books Store Online
    Buy Books Online At What if you can leave your life and its problems behind and go places - to other countries, worlds, galaxies and back and forth in time?
    12/19/2014 - 12:05 pm | View Website
    Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of neglected fiction from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, especially horror ...
    12/18/2014 - 5:07 pm | View Website
  • Democracy
    A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Democracy by Michael Frayn.
    12/18/2014 - 3:48 pm | View Website
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