Friday, 11 November 2016

Not for me ... I really disliked NW, far too depressing and miserable and Guardian-ish. I haven't read Zadie Smith's book and now I don't want to ....
Stylish: Sebastian Armesto, Jim Sturgess and Charlotte Riley in ‘Close to the Enemy’

But I'm half-way through Stephen Poliakoff's Close to the Enemy and I'm engrossed. (Even if it does remind me rather of his Dancing on the Edge a couple of years ago.) Set in bombed-out London in the immediate aftermath of WW2 , it's a time of moral compromise ... do we let Nazi war criminals get away with it and sign them up to help us the win the Cold War?  There's long review here. And a piece by Poliakoff here. I want to know what happens next. 

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