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The Colour of Memory by Geoff Dyer
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The Colour of Memory (1989)

by Geoff Dyer

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Geoff Dyer is a master of prose. THE COLOUR OF MEMORY is his first novel which has been reissued. If it had a plot it just might have been a good book. But lacking that I can't recommend it. ( )
  SigmundFraud | Sep 4, 2014 |
Chapter 019 is the best. It explains that the book `is like an album of snaps'. The chapters go down from 060 to 000. Is that like a reel of film? ( )
  jon1lambert | Dec 24, 2008 |
Really enjoyed reading this. I saw it described as 'curiously plot free' which is a fair assessment, but it was very evocative of lazing around with friends while unemployed, and also of living in Brixton. Found myself distracted by trying to identify places he was talking about. Loved the fact it mentioned the Lambeth Country Fair at Brockwell Park. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Feb 3, 2008 |
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There are happy moments but
no happy periods in history.
                                       Arnorld Hauser
What remains of our hopes is a long
despair which will engender them again.
                                              John Berger
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FOR MY
SOUTH LONDON FRIENDS
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In August it rained all the time - heavy, corrosive rain from which only nettles and rusty metal derived refreshment.
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"Six friends plot a nomadic course through their mid-twenties as they scratch out an existence in near-destitute conditions in 1980s South London."--Amazon.com.

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