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Published on June 4th, 2013


Hannah McGill VS All That Is by James Salter

In his Guardian review, James Lasdun called All That Is “a scaled-down, American Anthony Powell, with the starch rinsed out of the prose.” Hannah McGill in The Scotsman was less impressed:

“There are some atmospheric bits of writing. Yes. If you ­really want to imagine being a soulless narcissist who drifts around wondering if nearby women are worth ­quasi-raping, Salter will serve you with some evocative ­paragraphs. More often, though, this book is as unfocused and pretentious in its style as it is grossly unevolved in its thinking.”

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