Midnight all Day
Hanif Kureishi
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Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM By Hanif Kureishi

Fine copy in the original printed wraps Particularly well preserved copy tight, bright, clean and surprisingly sharp cornered Literally as new 217 pages Description 217 p 22 cm Subjects Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
  • Title: Midnight all Day
  • Author: Hanif Kureishi
  • ISBN: 9780571194568
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback


Zaki Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
All the stories in this collection were shit except for the last one called The penis.A porn star loses his dick one day and runs around town looking for it. It took him till evening when he came upon his dick in a cafe and has a conversation with it in which the dick expresses its desire to go solo. The dick wants to make more serious films and play characters like Hamlet. The dick says he'll only be prepared to go back under the porn stars management if he is attached to his face where the nos [...]
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tee Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Interesting, I think it's a pity he revolves so obsessively around divorce, affairs, children being involved - the same old material but with slightly different storylines. They say write about what you know, and it's pretty obvious this is what Kureishi does.I must say that I enjoyed 'Intimacy' more, it was more powerful, fierce even. All his work creeps me out a little because I'm wondering at just how much is based on fact, and whether he's trying to get back at his wife/ other people who hav [...]
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Lester Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
As Kureshi is well known, I thought I would give this book a try as a sampling of his writing. I find that short stories usually contain the best of a writer's abilities, as they are intense and contain the essence of the characters. To begin with, I was not disappointed. Kureshi is able to distill the essence of emotions and situations into short stories incredibly well. However, two things irritated me, even though I read the whole book. The first is that many of the actual plots are tiersomel [...]
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Saima Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
This book was super boring :|
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Lily Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I loved the movie Venus, so I decided to pick up this short story collection by author Hanif Kureishi. Very disappointing. The writing is stiff and keeps the reader feeling distanced from the characters, who are mostly aging, successful, male artists having affairs. Autobiographical or no, I have no desire to read about the stale exploits of weak, yet egotistical people.
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Barry Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
A brilliant chronicle of the lost, the lonely and the darkest parts of ourselves that we don't want to face. Overflowing with honesty and authenticity, this collection of short stories is consistently and uncomfortably believable.
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Salman Uppal Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Was hoping the stories to be a lot more interesting since they were about affairs, adultery and separations. Unfortunately I found them pretty dull with no grip. Sucking stones was probably the one that I liked the most. By the end I was completely exhausted reading it.
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Angelique Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I so enjoyed these stories and chomped them up. Hanif Kureishi is the writer I wish I could be. I only wish the stories would have gone on longer!
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Takisx Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Τι να πω για τον Χανίφ. Οι θεωρείες περί Ερωτος ειναι καταιγιστικές. Θα πιω το κώνιο τελικά, με επεισε.(5 αστέρια)και λίγα είναι
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Venkat Narayanan Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
A really charming cover.This is one of those books: a writer writing about a writer writing.Burst of poignant prose at the epiphanous moments, but mostly middle-aged penis crooning.
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Agnes Männiste Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Ladusalt loetav, kohati naljakas ja värvikad tegelased, ent jäi minu jaoks lahjaks või lõpus oli tahtmine õlgu kehitada, et nojah.
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Mona Kareem Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
you can't read much hanif after buddha of suburbia
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Damien Evans Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
This was ok. Some short stories struck more of a chord than others but overall I couldn't recommend it.
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Nick Phillips Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Midnight All Day is collection of short stories by the author of My Beautiful Laundrette and The Buddha of Suburbia, though to call it simply a collection of short stories is to mis-sell it rather. The book reads like an epic in the theatrical sense of the word, like Brecht at his most disjointed, but it's not so much Fear and Misery of the Third Reich as fear and misery of the third relationship. Every character is either having an affair, embarking on a new relationship as the result of an aff [...]
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Margit Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Kohati väga hektilise raamatuna, suutis see siiski väga hästi kujutada inimeste sügavamaid tumedamaid mõtteid, soove ja hirme ning jättes ruumi ka mõnetisele optimismile. Raamatu ainus miinus oli lihtsalt kohutav tõlke ja/või toimetustöö.
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Emma Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Kureishi lives up to his legendary reputation as a misogynist in this book of short stories. He works a repetitive theme of rich, middle-aged men with bitter, hysterical ex-wives and demanding, clingy (often pregnant) new girlfriends. His males wander around London or Paris, drinking in cafés or taking mind-altering drugs, dwelling endlessly on the meaning of Life - or more correctly, just THEIR life, as these characters are so self-obsessed, they barely seem to know there is a world beyond the [...]
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Garreth Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I really enjoyed this collection: most stories were incisively written tales of difficulties in love, amusing in places, beautifully written in others; but the last story is hilarious. Entitled "The Penis", it's a story of a porn star whose penis becomes detached. Amazing. (view spoiler)[The porn star chases the penis around London, and when he eventually catches up with the penis, tries to persuade him to become reattached. The penis, whose name is 'Long Dong', tries to persuade the porn star t [...]
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Julián Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Kureishi se ha hecho algo mayor que en entregas anteriores y en estas historias cortas aparecen personajes treintañeros, cuarentones y así. Ya hay divorciados, separados, padres, amantes, señores mayores liados con jovencitas. La primera historia es la de un guionista que tiene una amante y planean un fin de semana en un hotel rural pero se encuentran con que el marido decide a última ir con ella. El relato gira entorno a los encuentros y desencuentros entre ambos hombres durante ese fin de [...]
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Ada Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Having read some of the previous reviews, I have to strongly disagree with some of the conclusions delivered. I wonder whether some of the other reviewers have actually read the book. There is certainly, in exception of 'The Penis' a strong theme of marital disharmony and infidelity. While none of the stories are action packed thrillers, they convey wonderfully the relentless mundanity and futility of daily life. Kureishi is unafraid to articulate the understandable fears of people as they settl [...]
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Eszter Faatima Sabiq Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Loved it all the way, it was an inspiration. Kind of reminded me of Moravia though I read Moravia a long, long time ago so I cannot say for sure. Also brought Bergman to my mind. There is not too much action in the stories but then again I wrote my thesis about boredom, so I do not need much action to enjoy a book. The piece everyone seems to like the most- The Penis- I liked the least. Not that I have any problems with the subject, but I have just found it entirely forced and not fitting in the [...]
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Martina Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I've found the short stories in this book to be quite similar and repetitive. The narrative threads are partner betrayals and clandestine love relations. However, the character's considerations and actions are a way too much similar and there are not particular differences within the characters themselves. This could be explained with the author intention to write about his own biographical experience, though, I would have then preferred him to write a single long novel rather than many short on [...]
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Kirstin Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
After having been so underwhelmed with one of his previous novels, I'm still not quite sure why I picked up this collection of Kureishi's short fiction. His continual return to two-dimensional characters and obsession with extra-marital affairs inevitably involving neurotic women and their cool middle age male counterparts, is both laughably transparent and baffling.The final story in this collection was the only one even remotely worth spending time on; for all its incontiuity, as it is both ge [...]
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Karen Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
"the penis" is by far the jewel in this collection and in my opinion the one story that really gets the point across. the rest are too vague and homogeneous, as if Kureishi didn't bother to broaden his horizon before writing this collection. another minus point is that his 'voice' was too overshadowing in every story. the characters didn't completely seem their own as they all had more or less the same languageat being said, it's still an okay read for people interested in postmodernism, albeit [...]
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Vitor Capela Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Occasionally good style, but feels very repetitive and made me take longer than I normally would to read it. Most of the protagonists are cheating husbands and read as the same character to me. His intent perhaps was to carve the world around them differently, painting the adulterer as one single person in order to talk about the wreck he creates or the wrecked people who push them that way."Sucking Stones" ended up standing out because it talks about being cheated in a non-sexual way. Otherwise [...]
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Lorenzo Berardi Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I've just begun it. I'm looking forward for longer nights to read it more carefully as this book deserves.The interesting thing in Kureishi's way of writing short stories is that you can read them like a theater script. Of course this peculiar ability depends on the fact that Kureishi wrote so much and successfully for theater.Sentences are essential. Dialogues are crafted in a perfect and realistic way. Characters personalities are well drawn. You have the impression to be on stage while readin [...]
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Taz Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I loved most of this book. Kureishi is an insightful yet separate and somewhat condemning observer of people, relationships, power, motivation, lust, and aging. The final comedic story, The Penis, seemed an odd counterpoint to the rest of these short stories with their dramatic and emotional meditations on beginnings, endings and transition. It was so bizarre it almost overshadowed the whole book like being slapped with an upbeat commercial after watching a proper film.
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Lee Kofman Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Loved, loved, loved this slim short story collection. As per usual, Kureishi is immensely readable yet not at the expense of depth. All his stories here are about love, divorced parents and love again, yet they don’t repeat themselves. I love his faith in love, and the pace of the stories is just perfect – no tedious passages whatsoever.
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Jennifer Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
Kureshi writes about the generational conflict of muslim fundamendalism among the sons of immigrants in England. Sounds serious, but he's always (usually) great, except for his midlife crisis novel Intimacy. I also suggest The Buddha of Suburbia and a couple of others I'll try to find on now. Love him. Oh, Gabriel's Gift, that's another one.
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Lorna Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
So disappointing. The stories were all too much alike and almost exclusively populated by unsympathetic characters. Rather than being short stories in their own right, many of the pieces felt like scenes simply lifted from longer works and, therefore, they lacked a satisfying arc. Not my cup of tea at all
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Tine Oct 28, 2020 - 00:10 AM
I usually don't really like short stories, since you don't get the chance to become attached to the characters, but this collection was actually pretty good. It might have something to do with my love of Kureishi and his ability to put every single feeling onto paper, though.
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Midnight all Day By Hanif Kureishi Fine copy in the original printed wraps Particularly well preserved copy tight, bright, clean and surprisingly sharp cornered Literally as new 217 pages Description 217 p 22 cm Subjects Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.

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