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The Resource I Hate Martin Amis et al

I Hate Martin Amis et al

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I Hate Martin Amis et al
Title
I Hate Martin Amis et al
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Peter Barry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dark and troubling, distressingly funny. It is one of the best debut novels I've read. Peter Barry is a massive talent. Exciting, original and dangerous.' - Wayne Macauley, author of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe.It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history. He's determined to find a story that no publisher will be able to damn with the words, 'I feel I've seen this before.' In doing so Milan journeys from innocence into the slow burning grip of darkness. Among his fellow snipers, the lost souls who make up Ratko Mladic's army, Milan gains the ammunition to write his masterpiece – the novel that hasn't been written before. Alternating between London and Sarajevo, I Hate Martin Amis et al is a chilling, blackly humorous novel that will appeal to both lovers of the word and anyone who's fallen short of their ambitions. Peter Barry's stunningly original, award winning debut isn't just about literary failure, though. It's a compelling portrait of the dreamer, and bores down into the very centre of things – why we write, why we read, how we might live in these, the strangest of times.Peter Barry is an itinerant mongrel. He's English, French, Irish and a Channel Islander. Born in England, he was brought up in Scotland. He has lived in Edinburgh, London, Paris and Sydney. For the meantime he lives with his wife, and works as a copywriter, in Melbourne. 'Dark and troubling, distressingly funny. It is one of the best debut novels I've read. Peter Barry is a massive talent. Exciting, original and dangerous.' - Wayne Macauley, author of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe.It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history. He's determined to find a story that no publisher will be able to damn with the words, 'I feel I've seen this before.' In doing so Milan journeys from innocence into the slow burning grip of darkness. Among his fellow snipers, the lost souls who make up Ratko Mladic's army, Milan gains the ammunition to write his masterpiece – the novel that hasn't been written before. Alternating between London and Sarajevo, I Hate Martin Amis et al is a chilling, blackly humorous novel that will appeal to both lovers of the word and anyone who's fallen short of their ambitions. Peter Barry's stunningly original, award winning debut isn't just about literary failure, though. It's a compelling portrait of the dreamer, and bores down into the very centre of things – why we write, why we read, how we might live in these, the strangest of times.Peter Barry is an itinerant mongrel. He's English, French, Irish and a Channel Islander. Born in England, he was brought up in Scotland. He has lived in Edinburgh, London, Paris and Sydney. For the meantime he lives with his wife, and works as a copywriter, in Melbourne
Summary
It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history. He's determined to find a story that no publisher will be able to damn with the words, 'I feel I've seen this before.' In doing so Milan journeys from innocence into the slow burning grip of darkness. Among his fellow snipers, the lost souls who make up Ratko Mladic's army, Milan gains the ammunition to write his masterpiece – the novel that hasn't been written before. -- Publisher description
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Tone
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10002696
Cataloging source
ANL
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Barry, Peter
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
I Hate Martin Amis et al
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1334a423-eab7-48d9-b7b4-b6dae464bbcc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781921924057
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I Hate Martin Amis et al
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1334a423-eab7-48d9-b7b4-b6dae464bbcc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924057
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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