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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  • Saturday July 16 Books & Brunch to Discuss Book on Garfield’s assassination
    In his 2011 New York Times review of the book Kevin Baker describes Garfield ... Next up: On Aug. 20, Books & Brunch will discuss “Skios” by Michael Frayn. Books & Brunch discussions are open to all NPC members and their guests -- in fact members ...
    07/5/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Why there’s more to the Hay Festival than books...
    Last year’s winner was Terry Pratchett for Snuff and this year’s shortlist features Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson; Skios by Michael Frayn ... While it may be one of the most hectic times of year for father-of-four Florence, he’s also in his element.
    05/19/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Spies by Michael Frayn
    ‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn tells the story of Stephen Wheatley, who returns to the quiet street where he lived as a young boy in England during the Second World War and looks back on a particular incident when his friend Keith announces that his mother ...
    01/19/2013 - 8:31 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 - 8:45 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 - 9:10 pm | View Link
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