Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

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Dunthorne's novel, Submarine, told from the point of view of 14-year old Oliver Tate, exuberantly details his love life, petty cruelties, and parents' marital problems, along with his insatiable love of words. It's funny throughout, and Oliver is smart and clever and aware while being also frequently cruel, clueless, and self-absorbed. It isn't an entirely pleasant story, with several dark scenes, and an ending that doesn't wrap everything up neatly. Dunthorne is a well-known poet in the United Kingdom, and his love of language shines through.

Bruce @ Central


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