Book Reviews of Starting Out in the Evening

Starting Out in the Evening
Starting Out in the Evening
Author: Brian Morton
ISBN-13: 9780425168691
ISBN-10: 0425168697
Publication Date: 7/1/1999
Pages: 325
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this novel after watching the excellent film (a kind of reverse Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont) and was so impressed I afterwards read every other book by Brian Morton (This is the best). I am currently writing a novel, and learned more about effective fiction writing reading this book than I did from any fiction how-to book. It is a marvelous read - and Morton is a master of language. I read at least 50 quality novels a year and this one is definitely in my top 5%.
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Helpful Score: 2
I found this book to be a very quick read. The character development was amazing, but I could not really identify with any single character. The book did not end at all like I expected it to - it is almost like the last chapter is missing - only to be filled in by your imagination.

I recommend this book...
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An elegant and curious book. Unique in the character study and plot.
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Salon Magazine Favorite of the Year, and a NYT Notable Book -- all well earned. The character development is subtle and wonderful. One critic said the reader "slips into intimacy" with them.