The Nothing (Hardback)
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The Nothing (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 04/05/2017
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One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a feted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,' Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge. Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571332014
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Kureishi rises fiendishly to the challenge of creating disagreeable characters, and true to form indulges in bald, unrelenting talk of sex acts and sex organs. There's a bit of tormented Hamlet in Waldo ... in this wicked little revenge tale. "
--Publishers Weekly
"One wickedly seductive gut-punch of a book. "--Boston Globe

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“Getting old, dying gracefully !!!”

One thing I really like about Hanif Kureshi's books are his incredible dark sense of humour. He is able to draw humour from the most insensitive, dire, miserable situations and stages of our lives.

This is the... More

Hardback edition
17th April 2017
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Adam at Liverpool

“'Nothing' special”

Interesting premise but veered a bit too far into the unrealistic golden age of Hollywood tone similar to 'Baby Jane' and 'Sunset Blvd' rather than its actual contemporary setting. But still a nice... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
21st June 2017
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SJ2B House of Books

“Uncomfortable but compulsive read”

What an experience...a thoroughly unpleasant one...being witness to the inner thoughts and perversions of such a vile geriatric misogynist. During his last days on earth film-maker Waldo schemes, manipulates and... More

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7th February 2018
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