This definitely was an interesting read. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper with one tiny scuff mark to the top of the spine corner, not price clipped. I thought that a man who could give such an amazing performance on screen could do the same with a novel. To view it, At times quite funny; a macabre tale of rivalry in the modern art world. For once, I was dead right! I await the next effort of literature from Mr. I have formed them in my mind and their mannerisms. Interesting but not one I I must say I am disappointed in the book.
Thewlis uses words in a terrific way. Thewlis us Had its ups and downs- a kind of cross between Monty Python, Tom Wolfe and Dostoyevsky. Like the whole deal with Rosa or the stalker, I feel could have been easily dealt with. Despite it all, it is so clever in art that you may feel either shamed or little too excited, it's a satire with lot of insides into the rotten mind of artists to which any of those or us, may I say? Had its ups and downs- a kind of cross between Monty Python, Tom Wolfe and Dostoyevsky. I am walking away from this novel feeling.
He is not wholly detestable though, which helps things hugely. He came to London with his band Door 66, but changed his plans and entered Guildhall School of Drama. This book is full of dark humour and wierdness from page 1. And to dd to the mountain are the problems back home in Blackpool involving a sofa. The Late Hector Kipling is a story about a middle-aged working artist with a pretty picturesque life and a sociopathic obsession with death.
London artist Hector Kipling paints huge canvases dominated by a single head. Dead on is how I'd describe the narration though I suppose it would be rather tongue in cheek of me to do so. Eigentlich dachte ich immer, mein Englisch wäre ok. When I heard that Thewlis was writing a novel, I expected a bit of dark humour and weirdness. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. It's almost as if th This is the kind of book that you just can't keep to yourself. So I repeat: I really enjoyed The Late Hector Kipling.
Experiencing the novel through Hector's eyes, in first person, is really the best part of the whole thing. He's doing well, but he's not nearly as famous as his best friend, conceptualist Lenny Snook. And as they are standing in the Tate Gallery one afternoon, Hector's life begins to unravel. Hector Kipling is a famous artist. If the painter happens to be a forty-three-year-old man with a girlfriend away from home, it is the recipe for disaster. There were parts I laughed out loud at, which is somewhat rare. David Thewlis did an amazing job capturing characters, locations and plots, as well as the feeling and motivations behind everything.
Despite it all, it is so clever in art that you may feel either shamed or little too excited, it's a satire with lot of insides into the rotten mind of artists to which I have read it whole in David Thewlis voice, I am not ashamed to admit that. The only thing I found difficult was that I didn't really like the main character, although I'm not entirely sure that you are supposed to. As the events in his life threaten to drive him toward full-blown dementia, Hector finds himself in a bizarre and murderous pursuit of a man threatening to kill him in return, spiraling into a hysterically surreal Hitchcocklike thriller -- the story of how a man can become desperate enough to shoot his way out of a midlife crisis. The story is very good. The plot bubbles along happily like a fart in a bath, never amounting to much, then amounting to too much.
This laugh-out-loud, darkly intelligent debut suggests that Thewlis might meet with considerable success should he decide to quit acting and take up the pen full-time. Some of it was just too funny to keep to myself and some of it was just too insightful. I had an inkling of what was going to happen so I had to see if I was correct. I came away knowing and learning a bit more about that realm. Going from a artist who seems to be having a 'art block' from lack of events happening in his life, to everything turning upside down and exploding into a thousand pieces. I love the structure of Mr. Bookseller: , Greater London, United Kingdom Picador, 2007 Quirky and brilliant look at the brittle art life of London, by this accomplished writer and actor.
Perhaps this is the whole point of it, that Kipling is not your typical protagonist, but Thewlis could have at least thrown his character a bone once in a while. But when Kirk Church, one of his best friends, and a habitual painter of cutlery, announces that he may have a brain tumor, the prospect of a character-building bereavement, with all the attendant suffering and sympathy, is a little too difficult for Hector to resist. And as they are standing in the Tate Gallery one afternoon, Hector's life begins to unravel. But Hector is not as famous as his best friend, Lenny Snook. Eaten up by jealousy, Hector believes that Lenny has made his fortune with stolen ideas.
A funny and successful satire' Observer Review 'Exquisitely written with a warm heart and a wry wit, this is a stunning debut. See your review on the site. Thewlis' style of writing is fresh and unlike anything I have read. It gives the novel a very personal feeling. As the events in his life threaten to drive him toward full-blown dementia, Hector finds himself in a bizarre and murderous pursuit of a man threatening to kill him in return, spiraling into a hysterically surreal Hitchcocklike thriller -- the story of how a man can become desperate enough to shoot his way out of a midlife crisis. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. For a painter, this existential crisis is the place from which great art is born.