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Landor’s Cleanness

By Adam Roberts | August 6, 2015
Categories: Book News, Lit Crit

I've neglected this author website rather shamefully, and from now on I shall try to be a little more assiduous with updates. Starting with notice that the TLS has reviewed Landor's Cleanness (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Not wholly dithyrambic, but a pretty positive judgement overall by Jacqueline Bannerjee. I can't deny the 'rather desperately chatty', nor that Landor's reputation is probably unsalvageable. But I'm happy with 'noble', 'close, well-considered and best of all honestly questioning', and 'worth waiting for' is like that old ad for beer. Heineken, was it? Later on she calls it 'a big publishing event', which is nice, if clearly untrue.




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4 Responses to “Landor’s Cleanness”

  1. Alex Lynch Says:
    August 14th, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Hey Dr. Roberts, is there a novel planned for this year or early 2016? Always hungry for your literature. By Light Alone was genius and Bete made me think for weeks. Consulting your "How To" book to get into writing and I love the tone throughout. Keep being amazing

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    August 14th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks, Alex! My next novel will be The Thing Itself, and should be out early in 2016.

  3. Enrique Feliciano Says:
    August 25th, 2015 at 12:54 am


    Please do not close the Sibilant Fricative blog! I enjoy very much your extraordinary writing.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:
    August 26th, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Hi Enrique: thanks for the very kind words ... but I fear Sib Fric has had its day. I do have another, less SF-heavy blog at Morphosis: