From Publishers Weekly
"Fertile in the arts of language, story and philosophy, Murdoch brilliantly entertains the robust reader," said PW . The author's 23rd novel, this concerns a male and female, bookishly inclined "brotherhood," and one of their numbera fanatical, possibly mad writer.
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From Library Journal
Murdoch's long but moving 23rd novel follows a band of Oxford graduates who in their youth pledged monetary support to fellow student David Crimond to write a book of political philosophy. Now old age is approaching, none of the band has come to much, "the book" has yet to appear, and Crimond has turned out to be a moral and intellectual monster. There are fine set pieces here (a revelrous and finally sodden Oxford lawn party), but the novel's mood is chill. That Murdoch can work from the disaster and deceit at its center to a "new space of peace and freedom" is an inspiring achievement. Grove Koger, Boise P.L., Id .
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