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He does and the things that happen around him He is a total pastiche of the Englishman abroadI think Mr Boyd has tried to write a comedy with this book but a comedy it is not simply because it is not funny and is ludicrous insteadI am now very hesitant about purchasing of Boyd s repertoire fearing there are further depths to sink I have read the book and most of the reviews on GoodReads This book is supposed to be a comicalhilarious account of the interaction between the protagonist Henderson an English art historianconnoisseurvaluer and an eccentric
#millionaire who has #who has pictures to sell in the American Southern city of Georgia and his family The story opens staidly enough in New York but when Henderson gets to meet the Seller and his family on their home ground the story goes Haywire It could be likened to Alice in WonderlandI stuck with it for a few chapters but found it very UNFUNNY Reviews often tell as much about the Reader as the Writer and to that extent I am uite content to be labelled PROSAIC because I have only given it One Star This book follows an art
dealer on his chaotic trip south to view paintings With a girlfriendon his chaotic trip south to view some paintings With a girlfriend in tow he gets into all sorts of trouble with the crazy family of the seller That he ends up running naked through nighttime New York gives ou some idea of the tone of the book Not in the top 5 William Boyd novels. You they say it can only make Réussir sa licence de psychologie you strongerBoyds humour timed to a tee always raps out the truth Mail on SundayExtremely funny Boyd does not pass up a single comic turn Sunday TelegraphSplittlingly shrewd and engaging GuardianThe wry laughter never stopsthe shrewdest pageset from a master of witty manipulation Observe. ,
Ica s aesthetic standards weird cuisine in NY and the South and media Much of his brilliance here concerns transatlantic language use Henderson saw America as a
CURE FOR HIS SHYNESS AFTER THANfor his shyness After than ear there when the story begins he appears to have made little progressEntertaining from page one Highly recommended about life before internet and I phones Probably one of the most irritating books I have downloaded in ages Reads like Boyd had a thesaurus on how the staff behave in diners in America how they drive how to be a bratty teenager etc and just thrown them into a non plot *Around A Clueless Englishman Shame Because I *a clueless Englishman Shame because I enjoyed Ordinary Thunderstorms and Any Human Heart Started skipping bits and then gave up on it what a waste of 499Could someon Such a pleasure to read and a very funny story Really gives ou the feel of what America was like in the 60s and how difficultdifferent it was for the average Brit Its the first William Boyd book I vre read but won t be the last Les aventures abracadabrantesues d un English in New YorkConstell s de traits d humour savoureux Having started with Any Human Heart I feel like I am heading downhill with Mr Boyd s other books and this one is a real low point The main character is the most feeble weak willed and gullible creature one could possibly imagine and drives ou to exasperation with the stupidity of the things. Derson is a shy man lost in a country of extraverts and weirdos Subway poets loony millionaires Bible bashers and sharp suited hoods stalk him wherever he goes But it is only when hes sent to Americas deep South to examine a rare collection of paintings that matters take a life threatening turn Still if it doesnt kill. .
Very enjoyable funny 1984 novel by an author who is still producing remarkable works Read A good man in Africa 1981 long ago and will re read and review it in due remarkable works Read A good man in Africa 1981 long ago and will re read and review it in due Reviewed his Solo a commissioned 007 adventure in Africa Brazzaville Beach and Ordinary Thunderstorms a pharmaceutical thriller situated on the banks of the river ThamesHere the first four chapters outline and describe Henderson Dores via 24 hours full of mishap and disaster He is a shy Englishman 39 working in NYC as an art historian specialized in Impressionists at an auction house earning for a prestigious sale But Henderson is not
JUST ONLY SHY HE IS ALSOonly shy he is also insomniac reviewing his life s mistakes endlessly and not good at decision making either Early on under severe pressure from his workplace his ex wife s wish to remarry along with two children not his own and an assertive new girlfriend Henderson faces many challenges A road trip to the Deep South to assess and value a collection of a dozen paintings is an opportunity for contemplation and making good But once arrived his client mansion and family are a far
#cry from capote #from Capote and other Southern classicsWilliam Boyd s plots are always convincing and his research is thorough and invisible Wrote pages filled with his acute observations and descriptions worded in beautiful sentences about an Englishman s daily wonderment about eg Amer. One of the comic masterpieces Daily TelegraphHenderson Dores is an Englishman in New York and completely out of his depthHe should be concentrating on his job as an art assessor but his complicated personal life keeps intruding And thats before we even get to his sense of alienation of being a fish out of water For Hen.