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Fillets of Plaice Hardcover – November 19, 1971
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- Publisher : Viking; 1st edition (November 19, 1971)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 178 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670313270
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670313273
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 20 x 20 x 20 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,592,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like Drunken Forest, this one confronts the reader with an adult Gerald and not as much Corfu. There is one long story about Corfu, which is great... then the other two... this is where Durrell steps out of being a timeless writer and dates the narrative with the offputting elements of the past, such as telling his African servant, "Me want-e drink-drink."
Or bantering his wit with hot British nurses in a story that never seemed to end: If he captured the wonder and delights of a curious childhood in other books, here he documented adults making stupid jokes with each other in passing.
Some of his works are quite inspirational for one's life and art, and none should be discounted. Fillets of Plaice nonetheless caused me to shift around and think I might get more lofty ideas by switching to one of Lawrence's immensely thick novels.
I guess I just want Gerry to stay a little boy forever!