The Swimming Pool Library
Alan Hollinghurst's first novel is a tour de force: a darkly erotic work that centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.
By the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty.
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Review: The Swimming-Pool LibraryUser Review - Jakey Gee - Goodreads
Pretty fascinating. First and foremost because of the insight it gives into a culture that I only know as anecdote (mostly overheard when I worked as a kitchen porter). The cruising and the cottaging ... Read full review
Review: The Swimming-Pool LibraryUser Review - David - Goodreads
Great writing but it felt a bit half-baked at times. Was he trying to touch every base in post-Wilde gay fiction? Does this explain why the story was a little odd at times? The last chapters brought ... Read full review