Alan Sillitoe: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (4*)
John Braine: Room at the Top (4*)
Two more nineteen-fifties, angry-young-man novels: tales of northern working-class life set just after the war before the sixties and seventies provided an escape route from lives which would otherwise have been as predetermined as those of our parents. Thank goodness I was not born ten years earlier. I would never have had a chance, let alone a fourth chance after blowing the first three.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning begins with a nauseating scene of drunkenness and extra-marital sex … (read full post on Blogger)