Tuesday, August 08, 2006

‘Ginger You’re Barmy’ by David Lodge

16 June 2006

On holiday I got around to reading ‘Ginger You’re Barmy’ was a very early David Lodge novel – a fairly autobiographical tale of his national service experience – well written and constructed and betraying his similarities to (and affection for) Graham Greene (as did his first novel ‘The Picturegoers’ which I think I preferred) – but not a patch on his later stuff – if you haven’t read any David Lodge start with ‘Paradise News’ or ‘Therapy’ – easy to read and very funny but much cleverer and more complex than they initially appear.



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