Saturday, 11 April 2009

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor

The boundary between the ordinary and the remarkable blurs in this tale of everyday life on a terraced street in north England. Through his stunning command of poetic prose, Jon McGregor manages to tell a story like a still life painting, a freeze-frame of living, breathing tissue as immediate and enthralling as if you were watching with your own eyes. Lyrical prose does not get better than this. A sumptuous view of modern Britain in all its bland splendour.

8 out of 10

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