The Other Side Of The Fire

The Other Side Of The Fire It began in a garden as these things will and she fell in love with her husband s son Bloody hell Bloody hell is right because when Claudia Bohanon develops a crush on her handsome young stepson an

  • Title: The Other Side Of The Fire
  • Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780670529599
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It began in a garden, as these things will, and she fell in love with her husband s son Bloody hell Bloody hell is right, because when Claudia Bohanon develops a crush on her handsome young stepson and, all of a sudden oppressively aware of the discontents of comfortable middle age, starts feeling like a lovesick schoolgirl, everything threatens to get too, too maddeni It began in a garden, as these things will, and she fell in love with her husband s son Bloody hell Bloody hell is right, because when Claudia Bohanon develops a crush on her handsome young stepson and, all of a sudden oppressively aware of the discontents of comfortable middle age, starts feeling like a lovesick schoolgirl, everything threatens to get too, too maddening Originally published in 1983, this is Ellis s most hilarious novel, a deviously clever anatomy of Love s misrule and a zingingly pointed demonstration that fools do rush in, don t they With a new Afterword by Thomas Meagher.

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    About "Alice Thomas Ellis"

    1. Alice Thomas Ellis

      Alice Thomas Ellis was short listed for the Booker prize for The 27th Kingdom She is the author of A Welsh Childhood autobiography , Fairy Tales and several other novels including The Summerhouse Trilogy, made into a movie starring Jeanne Moreau and Joan Plowright.

    388 thoughts on “The Other Side Of The Fire”

    1. I like Ellis' writing. Her stories seem to be about non-events going nowhere in particularwith laugh-out-loud gems like this:"Sylvie always jumped when the telephone rang, as though an unseen lunatic had suddenly screamed in her ear. Consequently whenever she picked it up she sounded slightly hostile."And gems like thiswhich seems as true today as when the book was published 30 years ago:"Sylvie wondered what had happened to the permissive and loose-living young. All the ones she'd met recently [...]


    2. Alice Thomas Ellis's books are always full of wry humour and wit and this one is no exception.They make me smile and chuckle at times and I am constantly shaking my head at the pompous and put down comments about others who are not on the same level in society as the main character. They're always good fun.


    3. Reading this book is like eating a packet of space candy. It crackles with wit all the way through, it's fun and it makes you laugh. It's not great literature but it's whacky, off the wall and a good read. I love the faux-Scottish romantic novel one of the characters is writing - "Morning broke with a sullen gleam o'er the craggy battlements of the Laird's awe-inspiring castle.A braw piper in kilt, plaid and bonnet prowled the dark mist beneath the bleak walls." The female characters are hilario [...]


    4. This novel of matrimonial ennui with a dim-witted house wife as the main character is laugh-out-loud funny. And it's digressions on what men and women want and how they differ are spot on. And all the more hilarious in their descriptions by virtue of their being true.Alice Thomas Ellis always delights with her rapier wit, astringent descriptions, and her deft skewering of pretensions.




    5. This woman is awe inspiringly depressing with a hatred of matrimony that makes one inherently despise all who are so foolish.Including the author.


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