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Last orders
Graham Swift
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Margaret said:
A touching and beautiful book which was made into a gem of a film.
posted May 30, 2006 at 11:24AM
Avatar for EmilyEm EmilyEm said:
‘Last Orders’ means more things than the title for this book. Three friends Ray, Lenny and Vic and a ‘son’ Vince accompany the ashes of Jack whose dying request is that they scatter his ashes at sea at Margate. More ‘last orders.’ Missing on this day-long excursion is Amy, his wife. The action takes place in the here and now and in the memories of these characters. The day they drive to Margate, with several diversions on the way, is a trip with lots of memory for these men who participated in WWII or saw their lives changed by it. The 1997 Booker prize winner is a story with little action, great vernacular dialogue, compelling characters and a lot of love for Amy. Agree about the movie. Great cast. Also read his more recent ’Making an Elephant: Writing from Within.’
posted May 6, 2010 at 1:59PM
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