Birthday Is The Long Awaited Sequel To Alan Sillitoe S Classic Novel Of The 1950s, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning Four Decades On From The Novel Which Was At The Forefront Of The New Wave Of British Literature, We Re Discover The Seaton Brothers Older, Cetainly Wiser Possibly Not Arthur And Brian Seaton, One With An Ailing Wife, One With An Emotional Knapsack Of Failure And Success, Are On Their Way To Jenny S 70th Birthday Party Jenny And Brian Had Years Ago Experimented With Sex Semi Clothed, Stealthy, With The Bonus Of Fear Arthur, Of Course, Had Cut A Winning Swathe Through The Married And Unmarried Women Of Nottinghamshire Life Has Changed Alan Sillitoe Is Undoubtedly One Of The Greatest English Writers Of Our Time, And, Indeed, One Of The Most Influential. Superb sequel to Saturday Night, Sunday Morning , this one moving on 40 years from the original tales of brothers Brian and Arthur, both now older but, as the blurb says, not necessarily wiser as they look back on incidents from their past and we learn about their current situations Beautiful po
Appropriately slower paced and ruminant, as is only to be expected forty years on, but while reference is made to physical decline, mentally nothing has changed as far as challenging and opinion and humour and
A sequel to Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.albeit written 40 years on The same gritty style but very poignant in parts It was nice to meet up again with Arthur Seaton, one of my teenage heroes, and discover he had become a pretty nice bloke Alan Sil
I read this book because I was from Nottingham and have lived most of my life in Australia.The book was uninteresting in parts and I struggled to keep reading.Reading about the towns and some of the locations in this book, did bring back memories which were nice. I really like Alan Sillitoe and his working class humanity This story is about aging and the regrets and victories of life as seen near the end of it I think the best audience would be folks older than me which may be why the copy I bought from arrived as a large print edition. Enjoyed it, and being a Nottingham girl I could hear the accents in his writing Nice to learn about Arthur and his family, albeit many years on. Quite good, for completists Ties together Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Key to the Door , my two favorite books of all time This guy STILL gets it, has always gotten it. 3.5 stars Takes up Arthur s story 50 years later The writing is as fresh as ever The most striking thing for me was the scale of change over the period.
- 256 pages
- Alan Sillitoe
- 15 August 2019 Alan Sillitoe