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  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • Hotel du Lac
  • Anita Brookner
  • English
  • 08 March 2019
  • 0679759328

10 thoughts on “Hotel du Lac

  1. says:

    Her friend and neighbour, Penelope Milne, who, tight lipped, was prepared to forgive her only on condition that she disappeared for a decent length of time and came back older, wiser, and properly apologetic For I am not to be allowed my lapse, as if I were an artless girl, she thought and why should I be I am a serious woman who shou...


  2. says:

    A very slow, mournful novel set in an end of season hotel which may just may be a metaphor or sumpin Everything happens in slowmo walks, meals, coffee, tea, cakes, clothes pages of those ,walks, mothers, daughters, gloomy memories, walks, talks, a small dog, gauntness, autumnal colours, pallor, crepuscularity,damned walks,wretched meals, the god damned dog again,clothes, and on p 143 this my patience with this little comedy is wearing a bit thin It s a ghastly vi A very slow, mournful novel set in an end of season hotel which may just may be a metaphor or sumpin Everything happens in slowmo walks, meals, coffe...


  3. says:

    This review contains spoilers.1984 Booker Prize Winner.Edith Hope, a successful romance writer, has made some mistakes, two of them actually she is having an affair with a married man, and she walked out on her wedding to another man at the last minute So her friends suggest that she take a change of scenery, another way of saying, get out of town for awhile So she gets away to Switzerland, and the luxurious Hotel du Lac But it s later in the story when the reader is told the reason for her This review contains spoilers.1984 Booker Prize Winner.Edith Hope, a successful romance writer, has made some mistakes, two of them actually she is having an affair with a married man, and she walked out on her wedding to another man at the last minute So her friends suggest that she take a change of scenery, another way of saying, get out of town for awhile So she gets away to Switzerland, and the luxurious Hotel du Lac But it s later in the story when the reader is told the reason for h...


  4. says:

    I knew I was going to like this book the minute I read Edith s description of her hotel room, decorated as it is in shades of overcooked veal There are so many moments of humor in these pages, but it is quiet, blink and you might miss it humor People feel at home with low moral standards It is scruples that put them off The company of their own sex, Edith reflected was what drove many women into marriage The first 100 pages or so...


  5. says:

    And another one bites the dust Another moping, myopic, single, disconsolate, unfulfilled, disenchanted woman shuffling the mortal coils resignedly and patiently waiting for until her numbers up.Ok, but I am racking my brains is there ANY book out there about a male spinster Not a bachelor that image implies a certain Sherlock Holmsean contentedness with the regularity of life, a smug sense of quiet self satisfaction that all is alright with the world, at precisely the moment when a woman ISN And another one bites the dust Another moping, myopic, single, disconsolate, unfulfilled, disench...


  6. says:

    A quite book, beautifully so The simple prose is deceiving the book is not simple, but elegant and superbly crafted The words wrap you like the mist that weaves in and out of the landscape A story of an older woman on a vacation alone Loved it.Anyone who has ever contemp...


  7. says:

    Edith Hope may be a moderately successful romance novelist, but her own love life is a shambles After leaving a poor chap at the altar back in London, she goes on a sabbatical to a Swiss hotel to take stock of her life and spend some time working Instead, she ends up absorbed in the lives of her fellow guests, especially elderly Mrs Pusey and her daughter, and attracts an unwanted suitor The choice before Edith is between safety and passion, and right up until the last few pages it s unclear Edith Hope may be a moderately successful romance novelist, but her own love life is a shambles After leaving a poor chap at the altar back in London, she goes on a sabbatical to a Swiss hotel to take stock of her life and spend some time working Instead, she ends up absorbed in the lives of her fellow guests, especially elderly Mrs Pusey and her daughter, and attracts an unwanted...


  8. says:

    This book cut WAY too close to the bone for me I can t decide if I want to read everything she s ever written or banish her forever.


  9. says:

    I m almost sure the title of this book is a punwhich gets it points from me I can t resist a punas every character in the book, especially the protagonist, is definitely lacking something or other.If you re the sort of person who tends to complain that nothing happens in a book, I would avoid this one This is an introspective, reflective novel it s all about ...


  10. says:

    I am sorry I waited so long to read a book by the great British author, Anita Brookner If you haven t read her works, you are in for a treat Next up for me is reading her book Making Things Better The Next Big Thing which was longlisted for the Booker prize Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker prize in 1984 It deserves it The novel is about a woman who is exiled to a Swiss hotel to let things die down after a scandal After bittersweet interactions with other hotel members, she begins to s I am sorry I waited so long to read a book by the great British author, Anita Brookner If you haven t read her works, you are in for a treat Next up for me is reading her book Making Things Better The Next Big Thing which was longlisted for the Booker prize Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker prize in 1984 It deserves it The novel is about a woman who is exiled to a Swiss hotel to let things die down after a scandal After bittersweet interactions with other hotel members, she begins to sort out who she ...


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Hotel du Lac In The Novel That Won Her The Booker Prize And Established Her International Reputation, Anita Brookner Finds A New Vocabulary For Framing The Eternal Question Why Love It Tells The Story Of Edith Hope, Who Writes Romance Novels Under A Pseudonym When Her Life Begins To Resemble The Plots Of Her Own Novels, However, Edith Flees To Switzerland, Where The Quiet Luxury Of The Hotel Du Lac Promises To Resore Her To Her SensesBut Instead Of Peace And Rest, Edith Finds Herself Sequestered At The Hotel With An Assortment Of Love S Casualties And Exiles She Also Attracts The Attention Of A Worldly Man Determined To Release Her Unused Capacity For Mischief And Pleasure Beautifully Observed, Witheringly Funny, Hotel Du Lac Is Brookner At Her Most Stylish And Potently Subversive


About the Author: Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner published her first novel, A Start In Life in 1981 Her most notable novel, her fourth, Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker Prize in 1984 Her novel, The Next Big Thing was longlisted alongside John Banville s, Shroud in 2002 for the Man Booker Prize She has published over 25 works of fiction, notably Strangers 2009 shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Fraud 1992 Anita Brookner published her first novel, A Start In Life in 1981 Her most notable novel, her fourth, Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker Prize in 1984 Her novel, The Next Big Thing was longlisted alongside John Banville s, Shroud in 2002 for the Man Booker Prize She has published over 25 works of fiction, notably Strangers 2009 shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Fraud 1992 and, The Rules of Engagement 2003 She was also the first female to hold a Slade Professorship of Fine Arts at Cambridge University