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Lost For Words by [St Aubyn, Edward]
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Black and brilliant stuff . . . Very clever and extremely funny. * The Times * Everything St. Aubyn writes is worth reading for the cleansing rancor of his intelligence and the fierce elegance of his prose. -- Anne Enright * New York Times Book Review * What makes you smile, and smile, and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly. * Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday * Written with restless wit . . . a pleasure. * Observer * Belly-achingly hilarious. * Sunday Times *

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'The book is a riot, complete with belly-achingly hilarious pastiches of the bonkers novels that are sent in for the prize to consider.' (Sunday Times)

'Lost for Words is a long-overdue, laugh-out-loud satire on the whole business of literary prizes.' (The Evening Standard)

'[An] intricate satire, written with restless wit ... A gorgeous viciousness is present ... St Aubyn's ear for fakery never falters ... This novel is a pleasure to read.' (The Observer)

'This is a seriously entertaining and inventive novel by which I mean it is not serious at all but exceptionally entertaining and inventive. And seriously good. Edward St Aubyn is already considered the master of social satire ... With Lost for Words, he cements this reputation and, if anything, surpasses himself.' (Sunday Express)

'Anyone cynical about literary prizes will laugh out loud at Edward St Aubyn's delightful satire ... as his novel hilariously demonstrates, notions of what constitutes literary pedigree are as fickle as the wind ... What makes you smile, and smile and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.' (The Mail on Sunday)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IX9Y6DM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 147 reviews
David H. (Austin)
4.0 out of 5 starsDespite the exaggeration, a quick and funny read
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Nancy Senn
5.0 out of 5 starsNo loss for words here. This is high satire in a fiction about a hotly pursued literary award. Funny.Clever. Literary. British.
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5.0 out of 5 starsI chuckled out loud
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Mary Whipple
4.0 out of 5 stars“Sometimes you have to read the judges rather than the books.”
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Eric Selby
3.0 out of 5 starsIt Isn't My Type of Novel
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