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Review: High Windows

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

It must be worth four stars for the truism, "They fuck you up, your mum and dad." The problem with reading Larkin, is that his most famous poems have become so absorbed into culture, that they're ... Read full review

Review: High Windows

User Review  - Serene Lim - Goodreads

A handful of masterpieces amongst mostly mediocre works I struggled to get through. Having said that, 'High Windows', 'This Be The Verse', 'Money' and 'The Old Fools' make it worth the effort. Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

Easy to "get" and fun to read, kind of mean, also funny, and it has these bits in it where I was like, oh yeah, it is a poem. There are feelings in it, he isn't just showing off how clever he is with words and rhymes and all that. Read full review

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User Review  - Ze Yu - Goodreads

Philip Larkin's poems always make me think "Hey this is exactly what I felt". and then, silence. Have you ever feel sad about the concrete jungle around us? This is the book for you. Larkin has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roxy Reno - Goodreads

If you don't like Phillip Larkin you suck. Read full review

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User Review  - RJ Lynch - Goodreads

The famous ones are here but, as I grow older, it's The Old Fools that holds my attention most with that killer last line, "Well, we shall find out." Larkin is one of that tiny handful of writers who have changed my life and for knowledge of whom I am grateful. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Dejonghe - Goodreads

Philip Larkin's HIGH WINDOWS came as a recommendation on a list entitled “25 books to read before you're 21”. That should have been my warning. HIGH WINDOWS retains the same “ironic undertones” known ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I was a little familiar with Larkin before these but not much beyond "This be the verse". It's a superb collection. Often melancholy; set against the backdrop of England in post war decline - an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Moira McPartlin - Goodreads

I had been looking forward to reading Philip Larkin for a long time because I had heard he was a great poet, but I was disappointed in this collection. The poems are good, his lines are wonderful, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah Schuff - Goodreads

This slim book is filled with profound thoughts of aging and life in general but written in the profane words of ordinary humans. Philip Larkin is an amazing poet. Read full review

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