Under the Net

Under the Net

eBook - 2008
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Under the Net begins with protagonist James "Jake" Donahue returning to England to find his friend and almost constant companion Peter "Finn" O'Finney waiting to tell him the sad news that the two of them have been asked by Jake's current girlfriend, Magdalen "Madge" Casement, to leave their apartment. The two men have been living there for free. Madge has found a new boyfriend, Samuel "Sacred Sammy" Starfield, who has promised to make her famous.
Publisher: London : Vintage, [2008]
ISBN: 9781407018331


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Feb 28, 2013

A brilliantly funny tale involving an unemployed writer evicted by his girlfriend who wanders about London finds himself involved in a quest for a old philosopher/friend, involved in the dogknapping of a canine film star, a labor riot at a film studio, a quest for his true love and learns that all in life is not what it seems. A five star read in my book.

patienceandfortitude Jun 17, 2012

I found this book enjoyable, enertaining and well-written. But it disappointed me because it was on the list of The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels and I just didn't think it was that great.

Jul 13, 2010

I really, really enjoyed this book. Iris Murdoch created a wonderful illusion for me. The plot was a bit light relying on several coincidences that I saw coming - however, terrifically complex and original characters, humour, and a touch of philosophy made this one of my favourite reads of 2010..

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