Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky - Patrick Hamilton Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099479168 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Patrick Hamilton / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 528 Pages / Book is published 2004-05-06 by Vintage
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Patrick Hamilton in generalThe Underated Hamilton (305 words)
by haxberg - written on 09/03/01, updated on 09/03/01 (Useful, 44 readings)
Hamilton is a pearl of a writer. No one would seriously claim that he is a major 20th Century novelist, but he is a brilliant and diverting minor figure who amply repays reading and re-reading. A stupendous alcoholic who lived mostly in Brighton, he was famous in his time (between the wars) and got rich by the stage successes of Gaslight and Rope, which are now no more than mildly diverting period pieces (Gaslight the film is a classic early talkie, if you like that kind of thing, which most, rightly, don't). But it is the novels which stake his claim. Hangover Square is about a schizophrenic who is driven yet more mad by the contempt of a woman for whom he feels ...