Never Mind - Book Group discussion thread - Nov 2019

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I marked it down because I felt that St Aubyn somewhat short changed both Patrick and us by not suggesting how St Aubyn had processed his own experiences: clearly not by trying to make them fade to indifference. No reason why an author should be nice to their characters or help their readers I suppose, but what is he suggesting people who go through abuse and are not talented writers do? For me, that's where the bleakness is, and I am probably not judging St Aubyn against what he set out to do. But I should/will read books 4+5 some point.
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1:27pm, 12 Jan 2020
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I thought he aimed to get Patrick to the point where he was no longer worrying about putting off the man on the telly by his behaviour (really liked that)

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Are you feeling stupid? Are you feeling contagious?

Then you need the first novel in the Patrick Melrose series by Edward St Aubyn. Discuss it below. Go on. Discuss.

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