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After a failed suicide attempt at the very end of Inside Mr. Enderby, the second novel opens with the protagonist under psychiatric care and working as a bartender at a large London hotel. Under the name of 'Hogg' (his stepmother's maiden name, we learn), he is persuaded to renounce the creation of poetry as an adolescent preoccupation and to pursue useful work....

Title : Enderby Outside
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ISBN : 9780434098088
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 243 Pages
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Enderby Outside Reviews

  • Stewart
    2019-04-22 11:33

    Undoubtedly Burgess is a brilliant writer. Enderby is AB's answer to Nabokov's Pnin. Tragicomic adventures of a socially inept, gastro-intestinally challenged poet. I see this series as an outlet for the author to flaunt linguistic acrobatics. Unfortunately, where Pnin is a bumbling, lovable, absent-minded professor, Enderby has no endearing qualities, or any other dimensions that evoked any memorable reaction. Upon finishing, my main reaction was to think the whole point of this book was for Burgess to find an outlet for his deliberately odd poetic experiments. For me, I am so ignorant of poetry, i cant tell whether Enderby's poetry is deliberately bad, or just quirky. I enjoyed the language in this book but found the whole thing annoyingly self indulgent. My favorite sentence: "She breathed on him (though a young lady should not eat, because of the known redolence of onions, onions) onions."

  • Neale
    2019-03-24 08:06

    ‘Enderby Outside’ is a bit like one of those films adapted from popular television comedies, where the characters are lifted out of their usual sitcom world and sent on a foreign holiday – much ‘hilarity’ ensues. The belief is that for a film adaptation to work the television comedy must be ‘opened up’, while the true joy of sitcoms is precisely their confined and familiar worlds. ‘Enderby Outside’ lifts Mr Enderby of his seedy seaside world of lavatorial poetry and dumps him ignominiously in London and North Africa. Enderby is moving up in the world, perhaps even joining it.As a result, ‘Enderby Outside’ is somewhat less agreeable than its predecessor, more colourful, but still very funny, and it prepares its hero for the final books in the series, where he effectively ceases to be Enderby and becomes an avatar of Burgess himself.

  • Shervin Ghiami
    2019-04-16 08:14

    8.6Inside Mr. Enderby was a strong book because it was well written, and it was intellectually written, using clever wordplay and advanced synonyms to describe simple objects in a clear, but refined way. Enderby Outside has this to a lesser extent, but makes up for it with more enticing supporting characters and a much more engaging plot. Where Inside was more, well, about Enderby's ego and mannerisms, Outside is quite appropriately the application of the habits we learned about Enderby's work and social skills. Exceptional structure and consistently engaging - yet another masterpiece by Anthony Burgess.

  • David Guy
    2019-04-22 10:08

    I decided to reread the Enderby novels when I recently read a biography of Burgess and the author referred to them as veiled, wildly exaggerated autobiography. I'd never thought of the books that way, since Enderby is such a klutz. But I thought I'd go back and have a look.If anything, this second novel has the most in verbal pyrotechnics, almost to the point where you don't know what's happening half the time. Still, Burgess is his usual intelligent self, and Enderby is always good company.

  • Julie
    2019-04-20 09:10

    This is the second book of Enderby, which I would like to note came in one volume from the library. I didn't see the point of this any more than I saw the point of the first one. It's about growing up, but it was crude and I couldn't relate to it. Part of me wonders if that's because it was written by a man, for men. Of course, that's just idle speculation.

  • Gregory Frye
    2019-04-07 08:15

    Interesting second book of the Enderby tetrology. Here Burgess experiments with the language more, and there are a number of passage I'll need to re-read later to really understand and enjoy. Fun plot twists, not a lot of laughs but amusing in the most grim of ways. If you liked the first book, this one is worth a look.

  • Austin Sheehan
    2019-04-13 06:13

    A fantastic follow up to Inside Mr Enderby. Burgess' character has more adventures and awkwardness, travels overseas, and meets some thoroughly interesting characters. I would have to say more entertaining than Inside Mr Enderby.

  • Paul
    2019-04-14 11:33

    Slightly confusing at the beginning, this novel picks up as the action moves to North Africa. Some lovely description, and experimental use of language are the high points. Not as funny as the first book in the series, but there are plenty of moments of humour.

  • Steven Klotz
    2019-04-03 06:04

    enderby by anthony burgess

  • Akeshia Singleton
    2019-04-16 10:15

    i never realized this was a series. need to go back and read all four.

  • Cat Noe
    2019-04-12 07:11

    Although I can't say there was really much plot to the story, I had a blast reading it. This is the most addictive author I've encountered in ages; I couldn't wait to start the next volume.

  • Michael
    2019-03-23 12:15

    Glumly witty picaresque nonsense about the minor poet Enderby and his escape to Morocco after a shooting incident involving a yobbish popstar plagiarist.Audiobook read by the excellent John Sessions, who, although he does the voices well, sometimes seems unsure of where Burgess's sentences are headed.