Clear: A transparent novel by Nicola Barker

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Tuesday 9 August 2005 5.40pm
So has anyone read this novel ???

Apparently it is set against the background of the "David Blaine spends 44 days in a perspex box" stunt at Potters Fields that kept us all chattering away on this forum in the summer of 2003.

According to the Independent last week, it has just come out in paperback

[I seem to have missed most of the hardback reviews last autumn, but noted that it got as far as the Booker long list.]
Wednesday 17 August 2005 3.24pm
Has nobody read this book (or knows somebody who has) ???

Wednesday 17 August 2005 3.34pm
No, but if you keep on plugging it, it might become a book club read (which we won't tell you about unless you come to book club - so there!)

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 2 September 2005 7.58am
From today's Indy:

Editor of the London SE1 website.
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Friday 2 September 2005 11.37am
Doesn't sound like a "must buy" recommendation.

However (speaking as a compulsive user of brackets in postings) I was put out that some of the Independent's book group hated the narrator's as much for overuse of brackets as for fashion obsession etc.
Friday 2 September 2005 1.10pm
Set in SE1. Main character from Herefordshire. Might have to read it (if only to see where he gets his cider from).

...if you press it, they will come.

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