Damascus

A love story, in which all the events, people and places are taken from the contents of the The Times of 1st November, 1993 It s the last day of the holidays and Spencer Kelly 12 wants to hold Hazel Burns 12 by the hand This is the meaning of life He wants to sit beside her on a sand dune and hold her hand and then kiss her Just kissing, in a nice way, on her cheA love story, in which all the events, people and places are taken from the contents of the The Times of 1st November, 1993 It s the last day of the holidays and Spencer Kelly 12 wants to hold Hazel Burns 12 by the hand This is the meaning of life He wants to sit beside her on a sand dune and hold her hand and then kiss her Just kissing, in a nice way, on her cheek perhaps and then a little bit at the top of her arms If he can kiss her this once then he ll always have kissed her, and everything which follows will be different It s to be the one moment which instantly changes everything.
Damascus A love story in which all the events people and places are taken from the contents of the The Times of st November It s the last day of the holidays and Spencer Kelly wants to hold Hazel B

  • Title: Damascus
  • Author: Richard Beard
  • ISBN: 9780099477549
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Damascus History, Map, Population, Facts Britannica Damascus Damascus, city, capital of Syria Located in the southwestern corner of the country, it has been called the pearl of the East, praised for its beauty and lushness It is unclear when the ancient city was founded, but evidence has been found showing that an urban center in the area existed in the th millennium BCE.

    1 thought on “Damascus”

    1. The best of Beard's books to date. On the fine line between gimmick and genius: thoughtful and sincere in the face of formidable structural challenges and a (superficially) confusing narrative.

    2. first review is the hardest thing so pardon me. well. reading beard's is interesting. confusing sometimes. everything could happen in it. that's why i love it. it had me at hello.what i learned from this book: love is a dark dark dark thing. and poison is underrated nowadays it hurts me. a bottle of poison for me, please. poisonoholic rules!if i was one of the character i would be: the nutty japanese guy.words of wisdom:'tomorrow never comes, spencer. everyone knows that.'(william)

    3. From the acknowledgement page: “All except twelve of the nouns in Damascus can also be found in The Times (London) of November 1, 1993”Also, the entire book takes place on November 1, 1993. And almost everyone in the book has the same few names, and I'm still not sure if we're supposed to think they're different people or the same (not helped by the author starting each chapter with "Today in Sussex or London or Bath a woman who works as a designer or author or barista" and so on. Still an i [...]

    4. Insanely brilliant. This novel somehow manages to be outrageously clever, entertaining & humane, all at the same time. There's so much in here: chance; fate; the vast kaleidoscope of possibilities in which we somehow have to get on with living singular lives; the necessity, and tragedy, of excluding a thousand possibilities each time we commit to one; spacesuits; goldfish; ricin It's the sort of book that keeps exploding inside your brain for days and days after you've read it. If you've nev [...]

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