Zoo Time (Hardback)
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Zoo Time (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/08/2012
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Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, beautiful but contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. Their provocative presence fills Guy's head with stories so wild he can't concentrate to write them. Not that anyone reads anymore, anyway. Reading, Guy fears, is finished. His publisher, fearing the same, has committed suicide. His agent, like all agents, is in hiding. Vanessa, however, is writing her own novel. Guy dreads the consequences...Our funniest writer at his brilliant best, Zoo Time is a novel about love - love of women, love of literature, love of laughter.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408828687

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It’s a long time since a book has made me laugh out loud so much. Jacobson’s clever, witty and destructive take on the state of ‘reading’ in today’s society kept me hooked, often wincing... More

Hardback edition
27th August 2012
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This book sounded promising and Howard Jacobson has good previous form. However, I found it difficult to get into Zoo Time, the writing is dense, particularly at the start. The concept of writing about a writer who is... More

Hardback edition
30th August 2012
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“Monkey business”

I really tried to like this book, it's prose are really well written. However, I found I disliked the characters, none of them were that appealing and all came across as selfish, and complained incessantly. The... More

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28th August 2012
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