Francis Jay, a Nineties person, streetwise but eco-friendly, smart but naive, makes a fool of himself at the Booker Prize ceremony and is determined to salvage his career as a journalist after the collapse of the Sunday newspaper that paid him.
Jay embarks on a quest to find one of the greatest philosophers and political thinkers of the modern age, celebrated and respected in academic circles, yet of such obscure origins that he finds it almost impossible to penetrate the myth of the elusive Doctor Bazlo Criminale. From European congress to congress, from woman to woman and from muse to muse, Jay pursues the mysterious, charismatic doctor. And slowly, the truth is revealed . . .
'A playful, smart and entertaining work of art with deadly serious underpinnings' New York Times Book Review
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Review: Doctor CriminaleUser Review - Mikhail Yukhnovskiy - Goodreads
Not the best, but quotable: There are no travelers now, only tourists. A traveler comes to see a reality that is there already. A tourist only comes to see a reality invented for him, in which he conspires. Read full review
Review: Doctor CriminaleUser Review - Rosejane - Goodreads
not finish but i like here words: playful both in style and language. His best known novel The History Man, published in 1975, is a dark satire of academic life in the "glass and steel" universities – the then-fashionable newer Read full review