Her characters, mainly four, are very three-dimensional and very believable.
For those who may be waiting for future protagonists to ignite the booster rockets and escape their own internal atmospheres, I would say don't hold your breath.
Strangers is a beautifully written novel, about aging, loneliness, and the choices one makes in life.
Very well written and very true to the isolation of old age, but because of that a bit depressing.Published 29 days ago by amyemmers
Ugh. I read several Anita Brookner books years ago, and either my tastes have changed, or this is not up to her past standard. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JuJu
This was not one of my favorite Brookner novels. I really, really like her work, but this story didn't grab me as other stories have done. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Cox
If you are looking for a pick me up I would not recommend this! I found it gloomy with the protagonist exhibiting very little richness in his inner life in fact, I did not like... Read morePublished 12 months ago by enid4
Paul Sturgis is in the twilight of his life. He's retired, well-situated, financially comfortable--and alone. Read morePublished 19 months ago by meeah
For years I have waited avidly for a new Anita Brookner. My first was Hotel du Lac & I was thrilled when, on a tour, the original hotel was pointed out to us. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Muriel B. Manuel
This book is not a pick me up. It's serious, sad and quite frankly, a bit redudant in that it repeats itself. None of the characters are likeable or all that sympathetic. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Diva W
I started reading Anita Brookner's novel 'Strangers' (2009) while browsing a bookshop in Northcote, Australia, and bought it on the basis of a promising start, as I often do. Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by Sallie Muirden
When you begin to read an Anita Brookner novel, you are quietly but persistently drawn into the main character's life. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Rocky