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The Good Apprentice
The Good Apprentice
Author: Iris Murdoch
"A brilliant entertainment." (Harold Bloom, The New York Times Book Review) — Edward Baltram is overwhelmed with guilt. His nasty little prank has gone horribly wrong: He has fed his closest friend a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic drug and the young man has fallen out of a window to his death. Edward searches for redemption through ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670809400
ISBN-10: 0670809403
Publication Date: 1/20/1986
Pages: 522
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Not as strong as some of her other books, but still very well written. None of the characters quite reached that "magical" state that she achieves in many of her other novels. It is about a young man who secretly drugs one of his friends in good fun, but the friend ends up falling out a window. The distraught young man goes through a soul-searching quest, meeting his blood father and sisters, catching his legal father in an affair, and having a few mystical experiences via a fortune teller. Good, but not quite great.


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