Dream Children

Dream Children Oliver Gold the brilliant ascetic writer and philosopher has lived quietly and happily for eight years on the outskirts of London as a lodger in Wagner Rise His sudden decision to marry and mov

  • Title: Dream Children
  • Author: A.N. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780393027402
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oliver Gold, the brilliant, ascetic writer and philosopher, has lived quietly and happily for eight years on the outskirts of London as a lodger in 12, Wagner Rise His sudden decision to marry and move to America precipitates a crisis in his household of women, all of whom owe fierce, idiosyncratic allegiance to Oliver, and want to save him and their world from an unsuitaOliver Gold, the brilliant, ascetic writer and philosopher, has lived quietly and happily for eight years on the outskirts of London as a lodger in 12, Wagner Rise His sudden decision to marry and move to America precipitates a crisis in his household of women, all of whom owe fierce, idiosyncratic allegiance to Oliver, and want to save him and their world from an unsuitable, inexplicable match The cold and beautiful Catharine, Oliver s former student and a formidable philosopher herself, offers him a Platonic marriage of convenience Michal, Catharine s lover, is a bitter, divorced mother who would do almost anything to keep Oliver in the house, as would her mother, Margot, a faded literary hostess who is only a few years Oliver s senior Britte, the Austrian housekeeper, harbors a yearning for Oliver that verges on madness But only Bobs, Michal s twelve year old daughter who has been Oliver s constant companion, knows his dangerous secret it is from her that Oliver attempts to flee.

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    One Reply to “Dream Children”

    1. This is about a tight ensemble of women and a girl orbiting around a Humbert Humbert type character but without the existential intensity of Nabakov's deviant male. Neither has it the darkest humour of Lolita, however it is not without its charms. I found the attempt at addressing this controversial material rather brave, if not foolhardy one might say, but I think our highly sensitized society needs this kind of fiction as opposed to sticking its head in the sand about it. There is an element o [...]

    2. This book was, simply, not well done. It takes an utterly shocking premise, and turns it into drivel with a constantly changing view that is poorly written. There is only one interesting relationship in the book, yet ten or more are contrived and exposited upon for little to no reason.It was written to shock, which I suppose it succeeds at, but it ends up doing nothing with that feeling. Someone called it a "modern Lolita", which is why I read it, but other than including a pedophilic character, [...]

    3. [Who knew! - going back through my old book journal, transferring things to here, and I find I had previously read something by Mr Wilson (author of one of the few books I abandoned last year! Winnie and Wolf). I had no recollection of reading anything by him. And little recollection of this book - except I don't think I really enjoyed it!]

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