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The Noise of Time
Author: Julian Barnes

ISBN: 9781910702604
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.5 x 2.2
In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return.

So begins Julian Barnes's first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage, it is the work of a true master.

John Purcell's Review

The Noise of Time is an extraordinary novel. Julian Barnes is an extraordinary novelist.

Let me put it another way. I would read Julian Barnes even if the subject of the book was 'watching paint dry'. He's that good. And, in fact, when I read the synopsis of this, his latest novel - the life of a Soviet composer - I wondered whether a book on paint drying would be the racier read. A Soviet composer! God how dull!

But no. Barnes does it again. Get this book.

Caroline Baum's Review<br

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