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Post details: Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair

Incomprehensible hack or literary genius?
Discuss.

His writing in Downriver is so self-absorbed that borders on repulsive. His characters lack motivation. The syntax is at times unbearable.
I can't help comparing the book to London Fields (in fact he refers to Amis as a contemporary in his forword), and Sinclair just doesn't stack up to Amis in any way, shape, or form, so to speak.

posted by graham Email | 09/17/09 | 03:59:24 pm | 836 views | books, Ideas | 2 comments

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Comment from: ben [Member] Email · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
Did you read the Hackney one? I liked it. Havn't tried Downriver, but I did try the London one which was also a disaster. At least you didn't spend the day reading Charlie Stross... ick. ick.
Permalink 09/19/09 @ 08:44
Comment from: graham [Member] Email · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php
Nope... i can't find Hackney Rose over here.
Permalink 10/01/09 @ 12:53

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