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eBook Midnight in a Perfect Life ePub

by Michael Collins

  • ISBN: 0297859889
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  • Author: Michael Collins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited (2010)
  • ePub book: 1107 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1835 kb
  • Other: azw docx lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 853

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Midnight in a Perfect Life Paperback – May 1, 2011. Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon

Midnight in a Perfect Life Paperback – May 1, 2011. by Michael Collins (Author). Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon. He is currently training for The North Pole Marathon in 2006.

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Midnight in a perfect life. BY MICHAEL COLLINS (Weidenfeld & Nicholson £1. 9). By Helen Brown Updated: 12:03 EST, 27 April 2010. Lori's sister says that the only thing a man should do behind a woman's back is zip up her dress. But although the first half of this book contains the promise of some original, outsider noir fiction, the narrative becomes muddled and cliched when it emerges that Karl is not just lying to his wife, he's lying to the reader.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. From the BOOKER-shortlisted author of THE KEEPERS OF TRUTH. A writer's journey towards fatherhood throws up shadows from his past. Karl is a troubled writer standing on the precipice of forty. After a degree of success in his early career he is now battling with what he terms his 'opus', his legacy to the world. But his partner Lori, the main breadwinner, is also thinking about her destiny and wants a child

In Midnight in a Perfect Life, Michael Collins aims to perform the same trick, with some baffling results. This is an intriguing, promising set-up; but Collins doesn't give any of these narrative strands the attention they deserve.

In Midnight in a Perfect Life, Michael Collins aims to perform the same trick, with some baffling results. Karl, the writer-narrator, is immersed both in spiralling debt and the writing of an epic, unpublishable novel. Forced to turn to ghost-writing for a famous crime novelist, he manages to sour even this relationship, leaving him broke, responsible for his dying mother, and about to help pay for a programme of IVF treatment. As the plot lurches from one underdeveloped theme to another, it's hard to know or care what, if anything, Collins is driving towards.

The Life and Times of a Teaboy.

Michael Collins is a former American NASA astronaut and retired Major General. Michael Collins was an army man, before he joined NASA

Michael Collins is a former American NASA astronaut and retired Major General. This biography profiles his childhood, career, life, achievements and timeline. Michael Collins was an army man, before he joined NASA. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, after which he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned to the Chambley-Bussieres Air Base, France. He has been the recipient of numerous honours and decorations including, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Collier Trophy, the Hubbard Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others.

Michael Collins was born in 1964 in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of seven novels, and two collections of short stories. His work has garnered numerous awards, including a PUSHCART AWARD for BEST AMIERCAN SHORT STORIES, the KERRY INGREDIENTS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR, along with being shortlisted for the BOOKER PRIZE and IMPAC PRIZE.

Comments

Kirizan Kirizan
I thought the best line in the book was "Everybody is dying to be with Jesus, but not right now." As usual with Collins writing, the character descriptions are so depressingly real that it hurts to read about them. Someday, in the archival of literature, I am sure Collins will be acclaimed for his true genius in casually relating the honest under-belly of being human. His writing is unrelenting in the characters' self-absorption, denial, guilt, blame, apathy, unfulfilled hopes and lack of self awareness. Yet, the story holds together well and is even compelling. I finished the book in about two evenings. I am sure it takes remarkable intelligence and guts to write the way Collins does; I know it takes guts to read it.
Gosar Gosar
One of my favourite writers. Collins is dreadfully under-rated, but this is not his best work.
Swordsong Swordsong
The book reminded me of the film Eyes Wide Shut in that it is a sideways look at the jealousy, lies and delusions that bind an adult relationship together. The book is full of blackly comic observations on modern life and our need to be something other than we are.
The Sphinx of Driz The Sphinx of Driz
I have recently read this book and I would advise you to spend your money elsewhere.
The book is about a writer Karl who ghost writes for another author.
The first half of the book shows promise,but soon disintegrates into a rambling
affair where nothing in the end is resolved.
I have read a number of Collin's books,and this must rate as one of the porrest
with a rambling story lines and populated by unsympathetic characters.
I found the book an effort to read, and I only kept reading it in the hope
it was going to pick up and tie the strands together.I did not.
Boring..meandering and tedious.