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“An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book.” —Stephen Spender
“Isherwood’s A Single Man, published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement.” — Edmund White
“A testimony to Isherwood’s undiminished brilliance as a novelist.” — Anthony Burgess
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I initially had a hard time getting into this book but once I did I can't say it is an enjoyable read. Read morePublished 18 days ago by mickey mouse
I read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down. Inman is a master of description , which some may find tiresome if you are not into "wordy" authors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyle D. P. Murphy
Brilliant novel. Best I've read in a long time. George's story is touching and heartbreaking. I think the major changes they made for the movie undercut the original.Published 2 months ago by angiecat
This turned out to be a well worn former library book complete with plastic cover and library markings. I would not have rated it in the condition it was listed as.Published 3 months ago by Kevin
Very often, trying to discuss a great book with others gets hampered by that unique Americanism of thinking that "the FILM is the accurate interpretation of the book! Read morePublished 3 months ago by TeeJay
For a slim novella, this is a elegant and thoughtful story. Christopher Isherwood was one of the pioneers in writing about gay life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by kmrotterdam
This is a truly beautiful book. Isherwood has a gift for making the flawed gorgeous. This story, about a man whose life begins to fall apart at the death of his long-time... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert M. Murphy
Please God, let me write one paragraph as good as any one in this book. The love story to beat "The Love Story."
Yes it is about a Gay man. Read more