About this book
Drawing on his successful weekly column in "The Guardian", Mullan discusses recent novels, including Amis's "Money" and Atwood's "The Blind Assassin". Will be especially useful for reading groups, which are more numerous now than ever before.
Using examples from popular novels, this work examines the techniques by which fiction works. It explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. It addresses those who are interested in the close reading of fiction, and shows that literary criticism is something that fiction enthusiasts can do.
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