The Novelist As Journalist

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Beauty and the blubber bunny

What Burgess has done here is use journalistic clich?and devices to make the story seem more "real" - less of a smooth read and more of a reporting of events (intercut with sections written by the main characters themselves). The success (or otherwise) of the novel therefore depends on just how gripped you are by the characters and situations.

Philip Ardagh, reviewing Sara's Face in The Guardian, was gripped:

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