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‘It’s the kind of book Jane Austen would’ve written if she’d been male and hipper.’

‘It’s The Name of the Rose if Sean Connery’s character was a conglomeration of self-aware spores instead of a medieval monk.’

‘If Virginia Woolf had a younger sister with a passionate interest in icebergs –’

‘This book is probably the first introduction to disciplined introspection in over 100 years.’

‘A powerful depiction of humanity personified.’

‘George has fallen in love with Lucy. A prostitute. Worse, a robot.’

‘No leader of modern times was more unique and more uniquely national than Charles de Gaulle.’

‘James Brabazon has written a fully-adrenalised book.’

‘If Joan London never writes another word, The Good Parents is more than enough.’

Comments on “Worse, a robot!”

  1. Martin says:

    ‘No leader of modern times was more unique and more uniquely national than Charles de Gaulle.’

    You must have made that one up! Anyway, what about Bob Hawke?

  2. Chris Larkin says:

    Amy Sackville did say in an interview that if she could go back in time she would go back to 1922. Virginia Woolf was certainly in the news that year but maybe the furore over icebergs had died down by then?

  3. Camus123 says:

    Make you want to read the books, don’t they? All right, here’s one for you to guess at: “Lucky Jim fifty years earlier.”

  4. pinhut says:

    Interesting efforts, but I raise you this jacket quote to a Penguin Books edition of Good Soldier, Svejk

    “Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.” —George Monbiot

    The fact that these eight words did not draw worldwide condemnation and threats of reprisals is, frankly, beyond me.

  5. jaf says:

    it’s a seagoing fantasy yarn that is like ‘Gulliver’s Travels crossed with The Golden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice.
    http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/13/choir-boats-free-ya.html

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