Obviously written under the influence of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, this is a short but incisive analysis of English class and character of the Victorian era. Highly recommended.
I\\\'ve never heard of this author, but this is a very impressive novel about a child with super-intelligence. Not a book that may amuse you, but a book that lets you think.
One of the best modern picaresque novels. The author Clouston, though obscure, is a great craftsman. Recently I read THE MAN FROM THE CLOUDS, SIMON, THE SPY IN BLACK, and all of them are great reads.
This is a well-written, solidly constructed spy story. Highly recommended.