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The Electric Michelangelo Sarah Hall 0060817240 9780060817244 The Electric Michelangelo is a work of unusual imaginative power and range.|A dazzlingly atmospheric and imaginative read.|The writing is so polished that it is hard to believe the author
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The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall

The Electric Michelangelo is a work of unusual imaginative power and range.|A dazzlingly atmospheric and imaginative read.|The writing is so polished that it is hard to believe the author is only 30.|The Electric Michelangelo is a pleasure to read.|?A vivid depiction of changing seaside culture.... A smart study of a subtle but desreputable art.|?Hall?s sensuous and brilliant imagery does not disappoint.|?The Electric Michelangelo is a pleasure to read.|?The writing is so polished that it is hard to believe the author is only 30.|?The torrential Lawrentian flow of her prose offers many heady pleasures.|?Her gorgeously embellished prose compels the narrative, along with the beguiling vignettes she conjures up . . . the effect is intoxicating.| Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mothers legacy -- a consumptives hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent honky-tonk of Coney Island in its heyday between the two world wars. Amid the carnival decadence of freak shows and roller coasters, enchanters and enigmas, scam artists and marks, Cy will find his muse: an enigmatic circus beauty who surrenders her body to his work, but whose soul tantalizingly eludes him. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.|Hall conveys an arresting, colourful and complex world.... Even the most miniscule of nuances fanatically thought through and delivered.|?Confirms her status as one of the most significant and exciting of our younger novelists.|?Wildly imagined and richly written. Prose as highly-coloured as Hall?s has to be savoured|?Sarah Hall?s second book reads with all the colour, guts and flair of the 19th century tale - spinner.|A vivid depiction of changing seaside culture.... A smart study of a subtle but desreputable art.|?A dazzlingly atmospheric and imaginative read.|?Picaresque in its sweep and lovely in its lush description??. Hall?s writing is pure joy.|The torrential Lawrentian flow of her prose offers many heady pleasures.|?Twisted and tantalising, this is beatifully written and a worthy successor.|Confirms her status as one of the most significant and exciting of our younger novelists.|Her gorgeously embellished prose compels the narrative, along with the beguiling vignettes she conjures up . . . the effect is intoxicating.|Picaresque in its sweep and lovely in its lush description.. Halls writing is pure joy.|?The Electric Michelangelo is a work of unusual imaginative power and range.|?Sarah Hall?s second novel, is richly descriptive, an evocative exploration of misfits and exiles searching for a home.|Sarah Halls second book reads with all the colour, guts and flair of the 19th century tale - spinner.|Sarah Halls second novel, is richly descriptive, an evocative exploration of misfits and exiles searching for a home.|Wildly imagined and richly written. Prose as highly-coloured as Halls has to be savoured|Halls sensuous and brilliant imagery does not disappoint.|Twisted and tantalising, this is beatifully written and a worthy successor.|?Hall conveys an arresting, colourful and complex world.... Even the most miniscule of nuances fanatically thought through and delivered.

Author: Sarah Hall

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 364

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 2005-10-11

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