The Blue Guitar

The Blue Guitar

Book - 2015
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Oliver Otway Orme, a semi-famous artist and petty thief, despairing of limits in his talents, flees when his latest theft is discovered and sequesters himself in his childhood home, where he struggles to understand how he reached his current state.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385354264
0385354266
Branch Call Number: FIC BANVILL 2015
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 22 cm

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adhopkins
Oct 03, 2016

This is the oddest book I've read. It has little to do with actual happenings that occur, and is almost entirely inside the narrator's head. I read it through to the end, hoping for some relief from the introspection. I was disappointed.

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mardougherty
Jun 28, 2016

If you read for plot this is not for you. Very introspective

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gr8cookiemaker
Mar 20, 2016

Tight, elegant prose, as expected from this master stylist. Plot is secondary. Read this for the language alone. Sad tale about living life on the periphery, misusing people, dallying in love and art and thievery but not being committed to anything. The point? I didn't really care. Just went along for the glorious ride.

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