Category Archives: St. Aubyn, Edward

At Last, and Maybe Least: The Final Patrick Melrose Novel

I find I have little to say about At Last. I think this is because I said quite a lot about the first four of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, most of which applies equally well to the mixed experience I had reading this one. More awful people mostly being self-centered, self-deceiving, and self-indulgent. More […]

The Quality of Mercy: Edward St. Aubyn, The Patrick Melrose Novels

“If I could imagine a mercy that was purely human, and not one that rested on the Greatest Story Ever Told, I might extend it to my father for being so unhappy.” — Patrick Melrose This is the point at which I almost stopped reading Never Mind, the first of the four Patrick Melrose novels included in […]

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