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In form and manner it follows the earlier book closely, but there is nothing in
Roderick Random quite to come up to the retired naval officer Hawser Trunnion,
who was plainly conceived in the first instance as a figure of fun and then
He is saying in effect to the reader: You believe you think logically, that one
thought follows another in orderly sequence, that you are in control of your
thoughts, that your mind is as it were a machine you can switch on at will to
perform its ...
Yet he had real powers of invention and could write a swift, effective satirical
scene and follow it instantly with another; if the chapters describing how a
clergyman's wife bribes a bishop's wife in order to get a vacant living for her
husband and ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review