Marius, che credeva che la menzogna fosse un dono della selezione naturale a Dio, e dell’umanità alla selezione. In a sense, Howard Jacobson wishes he hadn’t won the Man Booker prize. Yes he pauses to savour it better, “Un Amore Perfetto. Come diventare una ragazza by. Caitlin Moran,. Milena Zemira by. Howard Jacobson,. Milena Zemira Ciccimarra Un amore perfetto by. Howard Jacobson, .

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Howard Jacobson

May 15, Mike hoaard it it was ok Shelves: The first-person protagonist is an antiquarian bookseller by um, so the literary and artistic allusions sparkle. The prose throughout this book was elegant and beautiful, graphic at times and yet the middle section of the book dragged.

So after stealing the luscious Marisa away from her first husband, Felix marries her, then contrives for her to take a lover. Jealousy and obsession drive this main character’s whole life.

A diferencia de Philip Roth, que es un exhibicionista sexual cargado de un tremendo sentimiento de culpa, Howard Jacobson es fundamentalmente amoral en cuestiones de sexo. We die of loneliness at the margins, not perversions. Clearly I only realise that retrospectively. I’d give the story a 2 star rating, and the writing 4 stars A creepy topic, sure, but no more so than, say, pedophilia.

But an intelligent, reflective one. No man has ever loved a woman and not imagined her in the arms of someone else. They are messy drinking, fucking, smoking kind of people who screw up and get angry and jealous. Nov 03, Richard rated it liked it. The main character played a very weak person IMO. It’s the way it’s written that makes it.


Oct 12, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Especially a Booker-winning one.

Man Booker prize Awards and prizes Fiction Booker prize interviews. Please deliver me from the interminable wingeing of grumpy middle aged men! Feb 02, Ms rated it it was amazing. How to get right under the skin of a character. Cuckolding, the ultimate fantasy, in upper middle class London, intellectualised and painstakingly analysed. He peerfetto this is perfetot hotbed of antisemitism.

The narrator wanted to justify himself by saying that to some extent all men have thoughts of letting their wives The Act of Love is a very interesting book, beautifully written, but highly desexualized and starved of real feeling considering the nature of the subject it details, in favour of a more rational, academic analysis and explanation of the kind of man who would give up his wife for another.

So, if the theme was creepy and the plot often tending to improbable, nevertheless I could enjoy Felix Quinn, a character who could muse: I was quite taken with the protaganist, Felix Quinn.

The Act of Love by Howard Jacobson

I say negative, they are not presented as such. I bought Jenny a new Mulberry handbag after I was shortlisted. Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question forces us to ask that of ourselves, and that’s why it’s a must read, no matter what your background. The morning after unexpected victory, Jacobson allows himself some winner’s remorse. Books by Howard Jacobson.


The plot continues from there, But the plot is somewhat irrelevant, just a devise for Jacobson to expostulate on the theme of perversion. Only later on could I write what I knew I was best at writing about. I didn’t like his motives or actions, but he was well written.

Feb 11, Max Sebastian rated it really liked it Shelves: Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent.

The Act of Love

To ask other readers questions about The Act of Loveplease sign jaconson. I thought it would have more substance. I remind Jacobson that in his book about comedy, Seriously Funny, he described his youthful desire to see women’s throats. Enter Marius into Marisa’s affections. Felix may not be likeable howaed nor was Humbert Humbert and that didn’t ruin Lolit The prose throughout this book was elegant and beautiful, graphic at times and yet the middle section of the book dragged.