Working the Room: Essays and Reviews: 1999-2010

3.9 avg rating
( 139 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781847679376: Working the Room: Essays and Reviews: 1999-2010
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Working the Room 'Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett.' Observer Full description

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett." (Observer)

"Shrewd, funny, original . . . very good company on the page." (Andrew Motion Guardian)

"A national treasure." (Zadie Smith)

"A seductively straightforward writer . . . like Orwell. Dyer writes engrossingly on everything from love of doughnuts to his sequestered working class childhood in Swindon." (Will Self Financial Times)

"One of my favourite of all contemporary writers. I love his sense of the absurd, his pessimism mixed with robust good cheer, his beautifully crafted sentences, his jokes and his intelligence." (Alain de Botton)

"Languid, elegant, brilliantly conversational." (Tim Adams Observer)

"A true original - one of those rare voices in contemporary literature that never ceases to surprise, disturb and delight . . . Dyer is a must-read for our confused and perplexing times." (William Boyd)

"Insightful, humorous, and . . . exemplifies his passion, wit and ability." (Rob Sharp Independent)

"An irresistibly funny storyteller, [Dyer] is adept at fiction, essay and reportage, but happiest when twisting all three into something entirely his own." (New Yorker)

"It's this ability to develop such passions that gives the literary flaneur his curious edge, a gift for turning both acute spasms of obsession and long-rumbling preoccupations into writing, a highly strung take on the journalistic necessity of burrowing into a subject like a worm in an apple, then moving on to a new fruit" (Victoria Segal Guardian)

Book Description:

'Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett.' Observer

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781782115113: Working the Room: Essays

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1782115110 ISBN 13:  9781782115113
Publisher: Canongate Books, 2015
Softcover

9781847678621: Working the Room: Essays and Reviews: 1999-2010

Canong..., 2010
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dyer Geoff
Published by Canongate Books Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1847679374 ISBN 13: 9781847679376
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 3364541

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.48
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Geoff Dyer
Published by Canongate Books Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1847679374 ISBN 13: 9781847679376
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 264516194

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.18
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dyer, Geoff
Published by Canongate Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1847679374 ISBN 13: 9781847679376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Canongate Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1847679374

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds