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"In British author Masters's precocious debut novel, English lit student Eliot Lamb is on the verge of graduating from Oxford. During a night of raucous drinking — a last hurrah for Eliot and his friends, 'the Noughties' — our narrator is caught between his long-term girlfriend Lucy and his brilliant mate Ella. Nostalgic for his first love, Eliot stifles his attraction to Ella because of their own fraught history and the jealousy of his best friend Jack. As the group stumbles from pub to bar to club, and Eliot reflects on his three years of study, tension builds among the sex-obsessed friends as secrets from the near-past emerge. The melodramatic plot includes love triangles, abortion, attempted suicide, and seedy sex, with plenty of text-message jargon to convey the aimlessness of 21st-century youth. But anti-hero Eliot, whose literary background becomes an excuse for hyper-stylized linguistic hijinks and erudite allusions, is an unpleasant host to the party and lacks the energy of, say, The Rachel Papers' Charles Highway. One too many dream sequences and rather too much ponderous talk about the state of contemporary identity allow the novel to founder in its pretentions, despite moments of wit and genuine pathos about university days. Agent: Georgia Garrett, AP Watt. (Oct. 9)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Ben Masters is twenty-five years old. He studied English at Oxford University and is currently working on a PhD at Cambridge University.  Noughties is his first novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307955661
Author:
Masters, Ben
Publisher:
Hogarth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.24 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.0625 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In British author Masters's precocious debut novel, English lit student Eliot Lamb is on the verge of graduating from Oxford. During a night of raucous drinking — a last hurrah for Eliot and his friends, 'the Noughties' — our narrator is caught between his long-term girlfriend Lucy and his brilliant mate Ella. Nostalgic for his first love, Eliot stifles his attraction to Ella because of their own fraught history and the jealousy of his best friend Jack. As the group stumbles from pub to bar to club, and Eliot reflects on his three years of study, tension builds among the sex-obsessed friends as secrets from the near-past emerge. The melodramatic plot includes love triangles, abortion, attempted suicide, and seedy sex, with plenty of text-message jargon to convey the aimlessness of 21st-century youth. But anti-hero Eliot, whose literary background becomes an excuse for hyper-stylized linguistic hijinks and erudite allusions, is an unpleasant host to the party and lacks the energy of, say, The Rachel Papers' Charles Highway. One too many dream sequences and rather too much ponderous talk about the state of contemporary identity allow the novel to founder in its pretentions, despite moments of wit and genuine pathos about university days. Agent: Georgia Garrett, AP Watt. (Oct. 9)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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