Saturday, 20 October 2012

the patrick melrose novels

For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege. I bought the complete set of novels after an enthusiastic recommendation from a trusted friend, and have just started on the first of the five books, Never Mind. Charming, hilarious, yet impossibly cruel; I am already fixated. I'm also quite obsessed with the elegant design of the books - each slim volume is a delicate shade of coral, mint, duck egg blue...

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