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The Debt To Pleasure - Picador Classic (Electronic book text)
The Debt To Pleasure - Picador Classic (Electronic book text): John Lanchester
The Debt To Pleasure - Picador Classic (Electronic book text): John Lanchester

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The Debt To Pleasure - Picador Classic (Electronic book text)

John Lanchester

Series: Picador Classic, 7

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Tarquin Winot, voluptuary and supercivilized ironist (and snob), sets out on a journey of the senses from the Hotel Splendide, Portsmouth, to his cottage in Provence, his spiritual home. With his head newly shaved and his well-thumbed copy of the Mossad Manual of Surveillance Techniques safely stowed, Tarquin elegantly introduces his life, itself a work of art, through the medium of seasonal menus. 'Coruscatingly, horribly funny ...a cunning commentary on art, appetite, jealousy and failure. Tarquin is a splendid creation, genuinely learned (the scholarship is dazzling), poisonously bigoted and wholly mad' - John Banville, "Observer". 'A fully achieved work of art ...a triumph. You have to salute the real thing. "The Debt to Pleasure" is a major work, a supreme literary construct that's also deliriously entertaining. Even the recipes are gorgeously seductive; several pages of my copy are flecked with stains of ragu and ratatouille to mark the moments when I could stand temptation no more' - John Walsh, "Independent". 'Reading between the lines to discover what Tarquin is up to is enormous, sinister fun ...dazzling, languidly brilliant, his verbal flourishes are irresistible' - James Walton, "Daily Telegraph". 'The chilling, deluded Tarquin is the best character to come out of an English novel since Charles Dickens put pen to paper' - Cressida Connolly, "Tatler".


Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Picador Classic, 7
Release date: 2015
Authors: John Lanchester
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-0-330-53177-1
Barcode: 9780330531771
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-330-53177-8

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