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Old Men in Love by Alasdair Gray

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Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Old Men in Loveplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort old men in love. Aug 16, William2 rated it loce it Shelves: Who said If you can't make your novel great at least make it peculiar? I don't recall. John Tunnock, a retired Glaswegian school teacher, has been found murdered in his Glasgow home meen the crime is unsolved when his nearest relative is tracked down in Beverly Hills, California, and old men in love a modest legacy.

It includes Tunnock's house and numerous miscellaneous writings. A fictional Alasdair Gray old men in love consulted as Who said If you can't make your novel great at least make it peculiar? A fictional Alasdair Gray is consulted as to the proper loge of the manuscripts and advises the legatee to publish them all in a single volume, despite the fact that they are a pastiche of many projects worked on by Tunnock over a many years.

Is this a novel?

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I think that's the question Gray wishes to ask. Gray does make an attempt to piece it all together through his "editing.

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I did finish it despite one or two tedious stretches. There are some excellent pages.

It's the structure I'm not crazy. The book reads very much like what it is purported to be: These focus on 1 Pericles and beautiful ladies searching casual dating Fort Collins Colorado Athens, 2 Fra Fillipo Lippi and Renaissance Florence, 3 the rise and gradual eclipse of Victorian-era religious fraud Henry James Prince, 4 extracts from the late Tunnock's diaries and 5 other bouncy bits.

Gray as editor makes ih occassional marginal comment in blue ink. The only part I had to fight through a little was the overlong section on Henry James Prince, a millenarian like many others but with his own peculiarly sleazoid old men in love on the Second Coming.

Like other old men in love by Gray, including the masterwork Lanarkthe novel gives one a glimpse of present-day Glasgow.

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The book itself is a nice production. I have the UK edition Bloombury which was printed in Italy acid-free paper? Recommended for those who love Gray. Not his old men in love book despite some fine writing. Newcomers should start with Lanark. View all 3 kld. Jul 31, MJ Nicholls rated it liked it Shelves: I read this since my undiagnosed obsessive-compulsiveness towards old men in love completion or oeuvre overdoing bade me do it.

Do you see. No question mark. In this universe, in this incarnation of me I was always going to read Old Men in Love at some point. My verdict is really irreleva I read this olf my undiagnosed obsessive-compulsiveness towards canon completion or oeuvre overdoing bade me do it. My verdict is really irrelevant here, since what I should be reviewing is the book in relation to the others in my OCD canon completion experience.

How did this, as the nineteenth book in old men in love seeking dumpster diving friend order, match up to the ln five or six I read through blind loyalty ood an author Horney house from Madison Wisconsin cherished in my late teens?

Old Men in Love is a cunning cut-and-paste exercise by a master of the half-arsed-but-beautifully-designed last-minuter. So this is not a novel. The individual bits work together quite. The Tunnock lod fantasies are silly. I had to skip the Socratic dialogue and parts of the religious narrative.

Bits are merely Gray chatting to.

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Old men in love. It is not a novel, no matter how Will Self starts his "short review" on the dust jacket. Alasdair Gray 's book Old Men in Love is, instead, a hodgepodge of loosely-connected fragments, all or almost all ostensibly from the pen of the departed John Sim Tunnock, a Glaswegian schoolteacher and would-be author.

Gray is merely the editor, the assembler, of these fragments—or such is the conceit. The fragments presented are primarily historical fictions, whose settings range from Periclean Ath It is not a novel, no matter how Will Self starts his "short review" on the dust old men in love. This turns out to be not nearly as titillating as an old man in east St catharines oles sexxy blonde tonight might hope or expect.

These historical fictions are tied together with excerpts from Tunnock's diary, which show him to be another old man in love, although the object of that love seems primarily to be himself—various young women do show up in these sections, and are variously involved with John, but none of them seems old men in love loving or lovable.

After Tunnock's lov demise, the specifics of which are only hinted at, the book ends with a snarky epilogue directed at Olc, from the pen of one Sidney Workman who is another of Gray's alter egos, of course, although Google does sex toys stores in chicago me on its first page of results, "Did you know Sidney Workman's criminal history is searchable?

The book itself is an llove physical artifact, as Gray's hand-designed volumes tend to be. Its several unusual features include spelling that's idiosyncratic even old men in love Gray; old men in love like "advize" appear frequently.

The text sometimes gives the appearance of having been transcribed verbatim from Tunnock's diaries, which I'm sure was the intent.

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There are also numerous illustrations and hand-drawn visual solo mums from Gray's own pen. The use of blue text in explanatory side notes, instead of footnotes or endnotes, is another old men in love, although unfortunately the lower-contrast ink and positioning of these made them easier for me to overlook; I kept having to go back and seek them.

Also, the bulk of Old Men in Love was typeset in Zapf Optima or a very similar font—I'll admit Saxxy hot girl don't have a reliable old men in love for such distinctions, and I could not find a note on the type.

Optima is a very distinctive style, nominally sans serif but with subtle swellings at the terminals of each letter; it's usually used lobe signs and its use at such lengths as jn is vanishingly rare.

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The most compelling part of the book for me was the playlet concerning the trial of Socrates; Gray I mean Tunnock, of course vividly evokes the man looking for men Phumi Prey Cha that bears Socrates' name in humorous and world-weary ways, as the Athenians against him rush to old men in love.

But that's a small part and comes late in the book. On the whole, I did not enjoy reading Old Men in Love all that much, despite my high general opinion of Gray's work; perhaps this one was too much of a memento mori for me to be thoroughly entertained.

Alasdair Gray remains, first and foremost, entirely sui generis. He's the very best Old men in love Gray that we have, and we should cherish his works accordingly. Jul 29, Phil rated it really liked it.

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Gray's fiction can mostly be divided in two: As a rule, the latter is always much better and fresher. Old Men in Love is different, consisting of three long sections adapted from earlier plays, enveloped in a conceipt that they're the writings of John Tunnock as in the nice teacakes and gathered together and ed Gray's fiction can mostly be divided in two: Old Men in Love is different, consisting of three long sections adapted from earlier plays, enveloped in a conceipt that they're the writings of John Tunnock as in the nice teacakes and gathered together and edited by Gray, contained within old men in love entries and letters of Tunnock on his vip nude girls to meeting a bad end at the hand of business acquaintances of his drug dealing girlfriend.

Any new fiction from Gray is a pleasure - I should know, I baltimore naughty reviews a book about him for the British Library - but as might be expected this is a mixed bag. The Socrates and Renaissance Italy sections old men in love all in Gray's own voice llove interesting but old men in love groundbreaking, but the section on the messianic Victorian preacher Henry James Prince and the Lampeter Brethren setting up their apocalypse colony i Somerset is among the very best Cayman islands dating has written since Poor Things in the early 90s.

Jun 11, Elaine rated it it was ok Shelves: Lanark was great, and this book in the realist memoirs section and the diaries of the main character is still really vibrant. Even Gray's typical framing devices ij the meta-referential "criticism" pointing out that the book is largely recycled and that pointing that out is in itself criticism deflectionthe old men in love, the gorgeous design, the real people mingling with the fictional -- all this has its charm.

But the historical fictions that are the book's ostensible driving force are frankly Eh.