Glen Duncan / Dec 05, 2019

Hope A candid novel about male sexuality and pornography this is the story of one man s obsession with two different women and the formative childhood experience which defined his sexuality

  • Title: Hope
  • Author: Glen Duncan
  • ISBN: 9781573227322
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • A candid novel about male sexuality and pornography, this is the story of one man s obsession with two different women and the formative childhood experience which defined his sexuality.

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    About "Glen Duncan"

      • Glen Duncan

        Aka Saul Black.Glen Duncan is a British author born in 1965 in Bolton, Lancashire, England to an Anglo Indian family He studied philosophy and literature at the universities of Lancaster and Exeter In 1990 Duncan moved to London, where he worked as a bookseller for four years, writing in his spare time In 1994 he visited India with his father part roots odyssey, part research for a later work, The Bloodstone Papers before continuing on to the United States, where he spent several months travelling the country by Amtrak train, writing much of what would become his first novel, Hope, published to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 1997 Duncan lives in London Recently, his 2002 novel I, Lucifer has had the film rights purchased, with actors such as Ewan Mcgregor, Jason Brescia, Jude Law, Vin Diesel, and Daniel Craig all being considered for roles in the forthcoming movie from


    1. God, so. What to say about a novel that left me emotionally exhausted every time I picked it up and desperately wanting to read just five more paragraphs every time I reluctantly put it down?It's a love story, but not in the traditional sense. Love of another. Love of the self. Love of vices (namely pornography, prostitutes and booze, with some drugs and masturbation thrown in for the Yatzee). Love of one's own misery. Love of the past. Love of what could have been. Love of hope that hasn't been [...]

    2. This was a fascinating read for me, but part of that fascination is something that the author probably couldn't have intended or even foreseen originally - that is, our very much changed relationship with pornography and how it compares to Gabriel's feelings about it. The novel is set in the late eighties or early nineties, I'm guessing, a time before internet was ubiquitous and easily accessible. The times changed, internet became ubiquitous and easily accessible, and can you guess what else di [...]

    3. This deserves five stars, despite not being perfect, for the dark powerfulness of the story. The novel is narrated by Gabriel, a young man apparently fucked up by lost love and his life's lust. A little like a darker 'High Fidelity', his introspection on past formative relationships (told with honesty, wit and a tantalising lack of linearity) takes us into the mind of a marginalised man, but a man with aspects true of most men. It's explicit rather than plainly erotic, sensual in a sensitive and [...]

    4. The first novel from Glen Duncan, whose Last Werewolf series integrates an uncharacteristically adult sexuality into the burgeoning subgenre of supernatural romance. It's good to see that from the beginning, Duncan was willing to frankly grapple with uncomfortable subject matter in order to explore some of the more unsavory human desires, and able to write about sexuality without being pornographic or gratuitously titillating. Hope focuses well in particular on the after-effects of emotionally r [...]

    5. I stumbled across this book at a dollar store, looking for something to read on my lunch break at work. From the first page, I was hooked -- not only on this story, but on Glen Duncan as an author. Every once in a while, when I start thinking to myself, "I could write novels" I pick up one of Duncan's books and am convinced that I could never manage a feat like that. His stories break my heart, but I read them over and over again. And, thanks to I, Lucifer, he introduced me to The Real Tuesday W [...]

    6. Gabriel Jones could be your boyfriend, your husband, or even yourself--he's an intelligent, charming, poetry-loving university graduate; he believes in love; he's capable of strong friendships--and he's been seeing a gorgeous high-priced call girl who picked him up in a London caf. He's also addicted to pornography. In fact, it's his attraction to pornography that causes the collapse of his relationship with the one woman he has ever loved.Hope is a novel in the tradition of Philip Roth's Portno [...]

    7. This book was a struggle - not because of the subject matter but because of the way it was written: with smaller font, few chapters, and complex sentences/descriptions. Maybe it wasn't the best book to read while in an airport and on a plane.The ending I could see coming a mile away. Points off for obviousness.I found myself, once I finished the last chapter, wondering what the point of the book was. He didn't really stop looking at porn, but it wasn't really an issue he dwelt on in his present [...]

    8. Goodness, this is intense. Nasty, forcing the sometimes unwilling reader to listen to things she'd rather not hear about, told by a character for whom I felt less than fifty per cent liking for. But so strong the writing, so able, as with 'Love Remains' (which I liked much better) to jolt me into remembering, realising, sometimes for the first time, things, feelings, awarenesses I had forgotten. And so full of tiny insights into the reality of Life, that it would be impossible to mark it down be [...]

    9. Picked this one up randomly from the bookstore one day. While Duncan can really write some amazing paragraphs, the character philosophizes way too much (and whines a lot too.) The plot was too disjointed. 100 pages or more could have easily been cut from this book to make it better. After reading this, I haven't read another Duncan book again and probably won't anytime in the future.

    10. This was odd. The first time I had read this book I really liked it, thought it was a really good novel.When I reread it in 2014, I was i disappointed. Maybe in the 6 years between reading it, I had changed as a person so the effect was that this book was a disappointing reread.

    11. Glen Duncan is one of my favourite authors. He has such style and grace to his writing, even when describing the inevitable horrific things(because it IS Glen Duncan, something evil will happen) and I was impressed by this, his now out of print first novel. He writes hopelessness with such depth and clarity, it evokes all the times in your life when you felt like Gabriel. And the relationship with pornography manages to be shown from all sides. A really stunning read.

    12. Only on page 7 so far. Got hooked on page 2 with this: "They travel through the city unopposed by contingency, because they have the universal contingency antidote: money. Their days don't go wrong, hings don't fuck up, their pockets don't sag with change."My roommate left it on the table for me as a hint and said this is the first book he's ever read that he wanted to take a highlighter to & he does not do that.Let someone borrow it before I finished it hasn't come back yet. :(

    13. I found this book to be really frustrating, but ultimately pretty rewarding if you can stick through the "cheer up emo kid" of the protagonist. It's like a cross between Nick Hornby and Chuck Palahniuk. The only thing that I'm still kinda confused about is the whole Mr. Mink subplot, which I think was Katherine's way of working out her prostituting with the psychological damage her father had done to her.

    14. I have to say, after a dubious start, this book soon developed into one of the best reads I've had in a long time.The plot was gripping and not repetitive at all, which it easily could have been. The book crafts a brutally honest insight into human nature and experience which comes through on every page.

    15. My current state of mind won't allow me to digest what I am reading. I tried but got stuck. However I know GD is brill so will retry later on. I will not abandon this one.

    16. A dark, brooding book, which isn't reall like anything else I have ever read. I saw elements of myself in the book, which I expect most men will

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