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We Are All Guilty

Amis, Kingsley

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ISBN 10: 1871061261 / ISBN 13: 9781871061260
Verlag: Reinhardt Books/Viking, London, U.K., 1991
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. Dust jacket is a little scuffed and edge-worn, with several small superficial scorings and indentations. Jacket spine ends are quite worn and creased. Jacket leading corners are quite worn. Page block is rather faded, with some age-spotting. Front flap is price-clipped. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Very small black pen mark on FEP, near lower edge. Last few pages of book have some light age-spotting. Last page of text is creased across lower leading corner. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 278514

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Titel: We Are All Guilty

Verlag: Reinhardt Books/Viking, London, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used

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Clive Rayner becomes involved in a raid on a warehouse in which the watchman is accidentally injured. In the aftermath, Clive is reassured by his mother, the vicar and the social worker that it wasn't his fault, when in fact his need is for confirmation of his guilt. By the author of "Lucky Jim".

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Like some other established adult authors, Amis (Lucky Jim; The Old Devils, Booker Prize, 1986) seems to imagine that his expertise qualifies him to write for young people; unfortunately, he has come up here with a simplistic, condescending book. Clive, a working-class punk, is in serious trouble after breaking into a warehouse: a confrontation with the night watchman has resulted in the man's disabling injury. Almost everyone concerned--Clive's mother, his social worker, a hip young vicar, even his angry, sanctimonious new stepfather and the victim--conspire to explain, forgive, and blame anyone but Clive. Only the gruff police sergeant, who evidently speaks for the author, opines that Clive deserves to be punished. There's a nugget of truth here: as Clive senses, the misplaced sympathy does deprive him of the dignity of taking responsibility for his own actions. But Amis seems as oblivious to the real roots of Clive's antisocial behavior as his adult characters are; he even gives Clive the (unlikely) option of easily finding a job, and depicts him as bored with the girls he hangs out with. It all smells of the establishment believing that the lower classes would be all right if they'd just shape up. For a far more perceptive look at Britain's underclass, try Gillian Cross's Wolf (1991); unlike Amis's book, it has vibrantly individual characters and a compelling plot. (Fiction. 12-16) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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