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by Matthew Selwyn

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BN ID: 2940046421408
Publisher: Matthew Selwyn
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 816 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Matthew Selwyn is a young writer from London, England. His debut novel, ****: The Anatomy of Melancholy was released in 2014. A student and librarian, he is often to be found hiding amongst the stacks in the Victorian library where he works, surrounded by piles of books. He writes book reviews online at www.bibliofreak.net. www.matthewselwyn.com

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**** 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CeeCeeLawson1 More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding debut! The direction is expertly delivered, and our protagonist befriends the reader as a novice. Though somewhat misguided to throw us from the reality of his situation, the truth is revealed in a most genius manner. We live in a world where technology is king and our younger generation has become victim to the ease, or should I say addiction, of having the world at their fingertips. This tends to make one less inclined to involve themselves in actual social situations. Much like Robert Burton, our narrator rants about life and its inhabitants with superior prose. He’s vulgar, sexist, obnoxious, and real. He’s the kid next door, a friend of my son’s, or my nephews. As in reality, nothing is what it seems, and I couldn’t help connecting with this character. His feigned attempts to be hard and impervious to pain slowly become translucent. While I’m a little older than the intended audience, every generation has their poison of choice. My generation birthed the internet, but our progeny has hypnotized our actual offspring. Selwyn is an incomparable young writer that I will follow, henceforth. Dark, entertaining, shrewd, comical, and moving! I highly recommend this to adults ages eighteen and up! ***Warning: This book contains Sex, Violence, and Profanity*** I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome,very awesome