Thursday, August 3, 2017

Top ten parties in fiction

Elizabeth Day's novels include Scissors, Paper, Stone, Home Fires,Paradise City, and The Party.

At the Guardian, Day tagged her ten favorite parties in fiction, including:
Some Hope by Edward St Aubyn

St Aubyn, one of the greatest prose stylists in modern literature, is merciless in his satirising of snobs. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at the birthday party of ghastly toff Sonny Gravesend. Here Princess Margaret makes an appearance, talking “about ‘the ordinary people in this country’ in whom she had ‘enormous faith’ based on a combination of complete ignorance about their lives and complete confidence in their royalist sympathies”.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Some Hope is among Melissa Albert's four top novels that may drive you to drink.

--Marshal Zeringue