Patrick Melrose

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    • $32.99

Publisher Description

COLLECTED INTO ONE VOLUME FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALL FIVE INSTALLMENTS OF EDWARD ST. AUBYN'S CELEBRATED PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS

Now a 5-Part Limited Event Series on Showtime, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner.

Edward St. Aubyn has penned one of the most acclaimed series of the decade with the Patrick Melrose Novels. Now you can read all five novels in one volume: Never Mind, Bad News, Mother's Milk, Some Hope, and At Last.

By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.

The Patrick Melrose Novels are "a memorable tour de force" (The New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).

Praise for Patrick Melrose: The Novels:

"...at its best audio offers a complementary or overlapping experience to the actual book. For example Alex Jennings’s readings of the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn are sublime, a sustained performance that also allows the prose to breathe in its own right. And really funny." — The Guardian, quoting author Andy Miller

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AJ
Alex Jennings
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
27:00
hr min
RELEASED
2015
May 5
PUBLISHER
Macmillan Audio
SIZE
1.2
GB

Customer Reviews

The Truth 26 ,

Amazing book. Requires psychological mindedness

This book is truly something. It requires empathy and compassion while reading, as the main character goes through a truly heinous act. The depth at which drug use is explored (certain scenes in the book, the books aren’t focused on it) are unparalleled with any other novel.

If you are able to sit with uncomfortable feelings (both experienced by characters in the books, and within yourself) you just might discover something.

Highly highly recommended

Cinema Historian ,

Childhood Abuse Trigger

This book should have come with a warning RE: parental abuse of their child; terrible rape scene. Very upsetting. If this is biographical, I feel terrible for the author.

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