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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 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 19 days 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 25 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 4 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
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
This is a tale of grieving and redemption.
This is a day in the life of George, a British English schoolteacher at San... Read more