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Ident of the United States and suffered uncomfortable scrutiny following the publication of his elder son's novelised autobiography He flies to Milan and heads deep into the South Tyrol fetching up in the village of Luttach His uest to find a remote mountain hut to get beyond the reach of email and the mobile phon. It is rare to read a book that delves this deeply into the consciousness of its main character A brilliant study of estrangement

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Cleaver by Tim Parks

Overweight and overwrought Howard Cleaver London's most successful journalist abruptly abandons home partner mistresses and above all television the instrument that brought him identity and power It is the autumn of 2004 and Cleaver has recently enjoyed the celebrity attending his memorable interview with the Pres. I m a fan of Tim Parks writing but this one didn t uite work for me Great premise older high profile media celebrity think British Dan Rather decides to leave his career and his conflicted relationships with his wife and son and retreat alone to a remote media free cabin in the Swiss Alps I was interested in his adjustment to solitude than his withdrawal from media and there just wasn t enough of the former I didn t finish it but I m glad I tried Sample uote Words mean less as experience accumulates he thought The you have of both words and experience the less they seem to have to do with each other 83

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E and the interminable clamour of the public voiceWeeks later snowed in at five thousand feet harangued by voices from the past and humiliated by his inability to understand the Tyrolese peasants he relies on for food and whisky Cleaver discovers that there is nowhere so noisy and so dangerous as the solitary mind. I have no baggage he declared Nothing So says Harold Cleaver upon his hasty departure from London but he takes a great deal of emotional baggage with himA well known TV personality Cleaver has a reputation of being a first rate journalist and he had just given the President of the USA a roasting so why has he decided to take the first transport available to leave London Amanda his home and his family without even taking any luggage The catalyst was the novel written by his son titled Under his Shadow in which the protagonist s life was clearly based on Cleaver sClearly disturbed Cleaver decides I will write no letters he thought aware now that he was approaching the end of his journey He had not brought a laptop Or even a notepad Or even pen and paper Whatever is a


10 thoughts on “Cleaver by Tim Parks

  1. says:

    This is a challenging book because it's written in stream of consciousness style which might be off putting to some However I found that aspect amusing because Cleaver's over active suirrel brain reminds me of my own leaping from subj

  2. says:

    I’m a fan of Tim Parks’ writing but this one didn’t uite work for me Great premise older high profile media celebrity think Bri

  3. says:

    The writing and structure of the storytelling in this book was note worthy Indeed I wish I were able to write like Tim Parks But the story fell apart at the 34 mark and the end was a great big flat balloon Still lots of good reason to read this book especially if you're a writer studying craft

  4. says:

    It is rare to read a book that delves this deeply into the consciousness of its main character A brilliant study of estrangement

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  6. says:

    Good read Memorable characters

  7. says:

    At first I thought this was a bad translation but apparently in English readers have trouble getting used to the weird grammar too N

  8. says:

    Neutral positive No regrets but no need to read again either

  9. says:

    I have no baggage he declared Nothing So says Harold Cleaver upon his hasty departure from London but he takes a great deal of emotional baggage with himA well known TV personality Cleaver has a reputation of being a first rate journalist and he had just given the President of the USA a roasting so why has he de

  10. says:

    International media personality goes into hiding in the wake of character assassination For the first time in his life Harold Cleaver breaks with his usual diffident and even handed manner and rakes the American president over the coals in a t

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