Marius, che credeva che la menzogna fosse un dono della selezione naturale a Dio, e dell’umanità alla selezione. In a sense, Howard Jacobson wishes he hadn’t won the Man Booker prize. Yes he pauses to savour it better, “Un Amore Perfetto. Come diventare una ragazza by. Caitlin Moran,. Milena Zemira by. Howard Jacobson,. Milena Zemira Ciccimarra Un amore perfetto by. Howard Jacobson, .

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They have as many unpleasant traits as they do ‘normal’ ones that we may recognize. He had given up hope.

To jacobsom what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is a savagery to the writing which is largely absent from novels featuring the love lives of middle-class, Wonderfully selfish, sexy and bitter about a book-dealer, Felix Quinn, and his wife’s infidelity. I gave up the ghost – reads way too much like an un-enjoyable classic.

This one has the same style and excellent writing, just without the good story.

Un amore perfetto : Howard Jacobson :

Only later on could I write what I knew I was best at writing about. We die of loneliness at the margins, not perversions. I started this book at the end of OCT, and after many re-shelvings of the jscobson, I decided to take it down and finish it today.


It’s the way it’s written that makes it.

Books by Milena Zemira Ciccimarra (Author of Stazione undici)

So, if the theme was creepy and the plot often tending to improbable, nevertheless I could enjoy Felix Quinn, a character who could muse: I miss very little that has the promise of impropriety. They were going hkward be country house books. The first European pogrom was in England, not in Russia or Poland.

The language is flowery.

Books by Milena Zemira Ciccimarra

Instead, the author and journalist is obliged to spend most of this week in a stuffy room in London fielding questions from the likes of me. Better in Italian though: No way to celebrate.

Lastly, the title – The Act of Love – seems rather banal for such a quirky book. Also, he has a great psychological insight. To get a woman to throw back her head in laughter is a hot thing.

When Oliver Cromwell allowed us back in, we were very much here on sufferance. Jacobson is a towering intellectual, extremely well read and literate – his books challenge the reader.

Feb 03, Leila added it. Sam Finkler, a populist Jewish philosopher he writes De Botton-ish books called things such as The Existentialist in the Kitchen is recently bereaved, as is his former teacher and fellow Jew, Libor Sevick. Please deliver me from the interminable wingeing of grumpy middle aged men! Sep 17, Sandee rated it it was ok Shelves: So after stealing the luscious Marisa away from her first husband, Felix marries her, then contrives for her to take a lover.


When did you know you’d won? But I really disliked the story, and didn’t care a great deal for the characters. It took a while to get into and to be honest the plot is a bit lacking. I am a late convert to Jacobson but he leaves a forceful impression on the page. I also didn’t care for the “plot” of the book, but again, the writing made up for a story line that I didn’t care for.

The Act of Love is a very interesting book, beautifully written, but highly desexualized and starved of real feeling considering the nature of the subject it details, in favour of a more rational, academic analysis and explanation of the kind of man who would give up his wife for another. More than the racy summer read I was expecting!

Trivia About The Act of Love. I couldn’t even get them to read me.

The pervert might have second thoughts about himself but he knows he’s alive.