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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  • Hatchet jobs: Agony for the author but bliss for us to read
    Some reviewers appeared several times, as if writing abusive copy were meat ... Leo Robson's attack on Michael Frayn's literary farce Skios was too like someone taking a blunderbuss to a butterfly. So we reached a shortlist of eight and announced it ...
    07/11/2014 - 1:00 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 ... Skios, a mistaken identity farce set on a Greek island, was described in the Financial Times as akin to "something Wodehouse might ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • Your books of the year
    Michael Frayn's Skios (Faber) was the most fun read of 2012 and made this ... and I found it feminist, poetic and, at times, romantic – especially the end section where it is stated that women will never be equal in relationships with men until they ...
    12/28/2012 - 9:26 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
    Skios', by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber ... Umbrella', by Will Self (Bloomsbury) Amazingly, Self has been shortlisted three times for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award but, at least until now, not once for the Man Booker Prize. His Awakenings-style tale ...
    07/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    Buy Spies by Michael Frayn (ISBN: 9780571268856) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.
    07/28/2014 - 3:13 pm | View Website
  • Skios by Michael Frayn – review | Books | The Observer
    Frayn deploys his genius for farce in a hilarious novel about a mix-up between a scientist and a socialite on a Greek island, writes Alex Preston
    07/28/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Website
  • Skios by Michael Frayn – review | Books | The Guardian
    Writing in the great, but currently neglected, tradition of Waugh, Wodehouse and Kingsley Amis, he is probably at his best in his 1967 Fleet Street novel Towards the ...
    07/28/2014 - 11:52 am | View Website
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    Amazon.co.uk Towards the End of the Morning
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  • Macmillan :: Metropolitan Books
    Blog The American Empire Project In this blog, authors of the American Empire Project books - today's leading thinkers and writers - grapple with the escalating ...
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