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  1. says:

    Despite the ire displayed here by some silly ideologues this is really a first rate novel by the inimitable Kingsley Amis He creates a character with an authentic voice a character that is both comically befuddled and ultimately depressingly confused But always likeable likeable because he is true and concerned His portrait of his ex wife and his present wife are biting although at the beginning he is certain

  2. says:

    This is an impeccable novelSome would believe that getting intensely angry at the perceived slight to one's gender's honor due to th

  3. says:

    While I have struggled myself to overcome the tendencey I have nothing against the detachedironic point of viewSometimes the tone is just right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression a

  4. says:

    This book made me so angry I ripped it up directly after finishing it It's the worst piece of misogynistic garbage I have ever read and nothing can induce me to read another book by Kingsley Amis I didn't believe then in n

  5. says:

    Sad but humorous in many places and insightful about women who should not read this book It should be remembered that it

  6. says:

    Stanley and the Women by Kingsley Amis10 out of 10From a certain point on it may not matter what others say about a Magnum opus you like indeed even if they consider it in fact a ‘mean little novel in every sens

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    This is Amis's view of how a man from South London lives inthe 80's London emphasizing his relationships with variouswomen his current wife his ex wife a doctor in charge oftreating his son for madness etc Since Amis was himself fromSouth London one may wonder if this is auto biographicalIn any event Amis is writing about a world he knew we

  8. says:

    For such a depressing topic there sure are plenty of very funny moments and lines The party on the barge is uite funny Then there's this bit as an example when Stanley is going to visit his son in the mental hospital for your enjoymentI turned the corner to find that an ambulance had drawn up outside the entrance and the two crewmen were helping down an old fellow who going on like a madman in a Bela Lugosi movie Shock headed wild eyed wra

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    hilarious misogynistic fab

  10. says:

    My nineteenth Amis book and the first one that I've considered calling misogynist The final pages are truly offensive and every woman save one comes off as absolutely unbalanced

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Omen neurotic half baked critical or just plain capricious and he begins to wond. Sad but humorous in many places and insightful about women who should not read this book It should be remembered that it is written in the first person which means that what the main character is saying and thinking is just that the character and not necessarily the author Some reviewers have apparently missed that pointStanley Duke a middle aged Londoner had a son Steven who developed schizophrenia This forced him against his preference to spend time with his ex wife a woman of doubtful mental stability herself Every conversation with her was walking on thin ice waiting for her to raise hell about what he said how he said it or what he didn t sayThis also reuired visits to a female psychiatrist who hated him so much she went out of her way to blame him for the son s illness and whose animosity caused her to lose her objectivity and endanger Steven s recovery At the same time Stanley had to work as advertising head at a newspaper deal with a freeloading cheapskate editor and freuently encounter a former lover now a friend He also looked after Steven befriended his ex wife s new husband who drank heavily and acted drunk when he s not to avoid confronting the ex wife and talked to his general practitioner and an older psychiatrist who had doubts about the female psychiatrist s techniue His new wife was helpful but her mother and sister who visited freuently made no effort to conceal their disdain for him and his son Tall man riding. read this book It should be The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory remembered that it is written in the first person which means that what the main character is saying and thinking is just that the character and not necessarily the author Some The Big Golden Book of Poetry reviewers have apparently missed that pointStanley Duke a middle aged Londoner had a son Steven who developed schizophrenia This forced him against his preference to spend time with his ex wife a woman of doubtful mental stability herself Every conversation with her was walking on thin ice waiting for her to NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW raise hell about what he said how he said it or what he didn t sayThis also Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, reuired visits to a female psychiatrist who hated him so much she went out of her way to blame him for the son s illness and whose animosity caused her to lose her objectivity and endanger Steven s The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) recovery At the same time Stanley had to work as advertising head at a newspaper deal with a freeloading cheapskate editor and freuently encounter a former lover now a friend He also looked after Steven befriended his ex wife s new husband who drank heavily and acted drunk when he s not to avoid confronting the ex wife and talked to his general practitioner and an older psychiatrist who had doubts about the female psychiatrist s techniue His new wife was helpful but her mother and sister who visited freuently made no effort to conceal their disdain for him and his son

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As if it weren’t terrible enough Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by w. While I have struggled myself to overcome the tendencey I have nothing against the detachedironic point of viewSometimes the tone is just right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression affirming supercilliousness and a narrowrigid style of observation that can seem cruel in its utter indifference to the emotional range of most livesUsed without sensitivityinstead of scathing social commentary we get value judgements and cheap wit that does nothing to illuminate anything than the authors preconditioned stanceIn the case of KA this stance is clearly moldy old patriarchal elitism mysogymyand casual racism that Amis explicity defends as normalcommon garden varietyHe is concerned about his next drink and anxious comparing accents and nursing his ego than getting a grip on the situation he finds himself in when his only childfrom his first marriagehas what we might politely call a nervous breakdown or mental health issuesotherwise and in this book known as going bonkersflipping outraving madAt first I took the crassness of KA s attitude in stridefeeling sureseeing as he is such a distinguished author and all that the characters expressing such banalities were straw men I was counting on our hero the narrator Stanley to illustrate the uintessential wrongness of such contagious pessimismBut wait a minute I chose this particular book to read as an introduction to KA because it claimed on the back to be about a middle aged parent dealing with a child s rough transition into the real world This does enter into the storybut in fact the title gives it away This is never about Steve the disturbed son who appears only peripherallyas a kind of subplot in Stanleys life Stanley is far concerned with maintaining the delicate balance between himself and the women in his lifeand exonerating himself from any blame in his sons issues Of course he doesnt even get that rightgiven his actual fear and loathing of all womenmade tolerable only by attaching himself to women he can subdue Independence of spirit as shown by his first wife is regarded as being unhingedselfish and deludedThere were a few interesting points madeespecially in the thread given to Steve s mysterious condition that eludes diagnosis His absolutely frightening psychiatrist is well donebut any insight gleaned from KA s send up of the entire proffession is too meagre and disconnected to justify reading this book Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression affirming supercilliousness and a narrowrigid style of observation that can seem cruel in its utter indifference to the emotional How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim range of most livesUsed without sensitivityinstead of scathing social commentary we get value judgements and cheap wit that does nothing to illuminate anything than the authors preconditioned stanceIn the case of KA this stance is clearly moldy old patriarchal elitism mysogymyand casual The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) racism that Amis explicity defends as normalcommon garden varietyHe is concerned about his next drink and anxious comparing accents and nursing his ego than getting a grip on the situation he finds himself in when his only childfrom his first marriagehas what we might politely call a nervous breakdown or mental health issuesotherwise and in this book known as going bonkersflipping outraving madAt first I took the crassness of KA s attitude in stridefeeling sureseeing as he is such a distinguished author and all that the characters expressing such banalities were straw men I was counting on our hero the narrator Stanley to illustrate the uintessential wrongness of such contagious pessimismBut wait a minute I chose this particular book to Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic read as an introduction to KA because it claimed on the back to be about a middle aged parent dealing with a child s Earthfall (Homecoming, rough transition into the A Daddy for Christmas real world This does enter into the storybut in fact the title gives it away This is never about Steve the disturbed son who appears only peripherallyas a kind of subplot in Stanleys life Stanley is far concerned with maintaining the delicate balance between himself and the women in his lifeand exonerating himself from any blame in his sons issues Of course he doesnt even get that Banned in Britain rightgiven his actual fear and loathing of all womenmade tolerable only by attaching himself to women he can subdue Independence of spirit as shown by his first wife is Hour of the Beast regarded as being unhingedselfish and deludedThere were a few interesting points madeespecially in the thread given to Steve s mysterious condition that eludes diagnosis His absolutely frightening psychiatrist is well donebut any insight gleaned from KA s send up of the entire proffession is too meagre and disconnected to justify Dictionary Of Dreams reading this book

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Er whether insanity is not something with which all women are intimately acuaint. For such a depressing topic there sure are plenty of very funny moments and lines The party on the barge is uite funny Then there s this bit as an example when Stanley is going to visit his son in the mental hospital for your enjoymentI turned the corner to find that an ambulance had drawn up outside the entrance and the two crewmen were helping down an old fellow who going on like a madman in a Bela Lugosi movie Shock headed wild eyed wrapped in a grey blanket he was spreading his hands jerkily about in front of him as he shuffled forward not actually screaming but crying out in a high wordless voice The men told him he was fine and doing great I was trying to look like a piece of the wall and had no idea how he saw me but he did and swung and swayed round