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I write mostly to note that DEAF SENTENCE is a very well written and structured novel.
Rarely, oh, so rarely does a novel actually bring one to physical laughter but I have enjoyed laughing out loud many times while reading this novel.
The main character would be interesting even if he weren't deaf, and his deafness adds poignancy that makes this book special.
‘Deaf Sentence’ Penguin Books by David Lodge
For anyone in any way touched by deafness David Lodge’s novel “Deaf Sentence” is a truly painfully... Read more
Fabulously sensitive and insightful, with a reasonable enough plotPublished 2 days ago by Slick Bullard
Retired linguistics professor Desmond Bates is deaf, and this leads to many comical and embarrassing moments as he interacts with his family and the academic community in his... Read morePublished 14 days ago by London Lass
Loved the book. It is a rambling monologue but I found it fascinating. Like having an ongoing conversation with a friend! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Martin W.Friendship
It's a gripping story that takes serious health problems lightly. The humorous way in which Lodge can laugh at himself and his hearing impairment is amazing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stellastar56
If you've ever had hearing problems, you know that what you hear is not necessarily what has been said. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MARCIA
What a brilliant plot device of David Lodge's to tell what I believe is his own story of deafness! I loved learning all the things that his main character explains from his... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jane Bowers
I loved this book - particularly because I also am hard of hearing and about the same age as the protagonist. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sue