All That Man Is

By David Szalay,

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE EDGE HILL READER'S CHOICE AWARD

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap…

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Szalay sort of exposesin the most subtle of ironic wayshow men delude themselves with respect to their intentions, their character, their attitudes towards work and women, and all the concomitant notions of competition contained therein.

He's got, it seems to me, a quite Hobbesian worldview goingand that, to me, is refreshing! Of course the writing is for the most part beautiful; but not too beautiful, not too embellished. A bit plangent. A bit lapidary.

One thing I would say is, reading him, I am sometimes tempted to cut the last sentence of his chapters.…

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