The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub

The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub

D.D. Johnston / Jan 23, 2020

The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub Freewill love death revolution a student has the themes for his creative writing PhD He pins them to Elsie Stewart and embarks on her biography Love takes Elsie to the Spanish Civil War while the s

  • Title: The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub
  • Author: D.D. Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780956336460
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Freewill, love, death, revolution a student has the themes for his creative writing PhD He pins them to Elsie Stewart and embarks on her biography Love takes Elsie to the Spanish Civil War while the story hurtles off into the maelstrom of Ukrainian twentieth century history Can Professor Thrub s post structural guidance haul the project back on track Will love and suFreewill, love, death, revolution a student has the themes for his creative writing PhD He pins them to Elsie Stewart and embarks on her biography Love takes Elsie to the Spanish Civil War while the story hurtles off into the maelstrom of Ukrainian twentieth century history Can Professor Thrub s post structural guidance haul the project back on track Will love and surgery redeem our student s struggles for a good life, significance and a doctorate This biting comedy of love, desperation and existence offers a thrilling ride into the world of a major new writer Praise for earlier D.D.Johnston The Sunday Herald Funny as all hell And it s got morally ambiguous people in it The Morning Star A very urgent relevance now and for the immediate future.

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    About "D.D. Johnston"

      • D.D. Johnston

        D.D Johnston is a Scottish author, who now lives in Cheltenham, England, where he works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire His first novel, Peace, Love, Petrol Bombs AK Press , was a Sunday Herald Books of the Year for 2011 and has been translated into Spanish as Paz, amor y c cteles molotov.His second novel, The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub, was a 2013 book of the year in the Morning Star, where it was described as determinedly extraordinary His third novel, The Secret Baby Room, is a tense psychological thriller As her own life falls apart, Claire risks everything in her quest It s an investigation that leads her not only towards the dark knowledge of past crimes but towards an understanding of the damaged lives of those around her Johnston offers us a wonderfully gripping read, but also a compassionate and moving story of people struggling to survive at the margins of a rapidly changing city Crime Culture


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    1. Go online and see if you can get a sample of this even the Acknowledgment page at the front had me laughing. The whole book is written as though it's a PhD in creative writing, a hapless writing student chasing down a woman who vanished from her London cleaning job to chase her true love through the Spanish Civil War. He, in the meantime, has been recruited to fly over a Ukraine that is in total ferment in a sequence of early 20th century revolutions. Our student tracks his story through Scotla [...]


    2. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish this book. I tried very hard to go as far as possible but there are so many stories at the same time, it's not very easy to follow what happens to who. Sometimes, there is a chapter coming out of nowhere and I really did not understand why it was here and how it was useful to the story or the characters. So if you don't have trouble reading stories that has so many characters at different ages and with no regular order in the chapter, you may enjoy this book. But [...]


    3. Johnston does excellent work melding philosophy with history, history with humanity and humanity with absurdity. Beautifully written. The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub scales the topographic heights of free will and determinism, and the comic depths of academic bureaucracy, soiled pyjamas and unrequited love.



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