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Hamilton, Patrick. Hangover Square
Patrick Hamilton’s novel based in Earls Court and Brighton in 1939 is possibly the best anti-romantic novel ever written in English. Read more
Skip the first six chapters; they are an unnecessary prologue. Hamilton is like a sprinter who's slow out of the blocks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Evan Drake
Well written. A drinker's story...
Reviewed by James David
Author of The Coast Guard Oracle
If this is what life was like in 1939, then things weren't really all that different then as they are now; either that, or, Patrick Hamilton is such an excellent writer that what... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Surferofromantica
`Hangover Square' (1941) is a rehash of `Midnight Bell' (1929), embellished with a Jekyll & Hyde protagonist. (`Midnight Bell' is Bob's story in `20,000 Streets. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Patrican
review This engrossing thriller, set in and near London at the dawn of World War II, tells the tale of George Bone, a meek, not overly bright schizophrenic who has fallen prey to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Newman
Patrick Hamilton is a not-quite-forgotten, admired author, who specialised in getting inside the heads of those who were disaffected, on-the-margins, or even, dangerously... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lady Fancifull