2 February 1989
Show More A Little Stranger by Candia McWilliam.
Bloomsbury, 135 pp., £12.95, January 1989, 9780747502791Show More
Running wild by J.G. Ballard.
Hutchinson, 72 pp., £5.95, November 1988, 0 09 173498 3Show More
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler.
Chatto, 327 pp., £11.95, January 1989, 0 7011 3391 0Show More
“... Knives was a dazzling, burnished, stilt-walking stylistic exercise, like that of a very clever student who had been nourished on a forced diet of John Cleveland, George Barker (The Dead Seagull) and Craig Raine, and who had once heard the plot of a novel by Iris Murdoch. The novel’s characters were indeed Romantic, if by that one means fabulous, fanciful, whimsical, high-flown, etc, as under Roget ...”