Author Topic: Robert Newman  (Read 978 times)

Robert Newman
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
Any thoughts on him as a writer? Picked up his second novel "Manners" for £1.50 this week, and wondered if it's worth my time.

Re: Robert Newman
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 10:35:27 AM »
He seems a very intelligent man so i cant see how his novels would be awful.

Let me know how you get on.

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Re: Robert Newman
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 02:06:47 PM »
I read his first novel and found it a bit annoying, but that was over twenty years ago and he's a smarter man than I am, so I'm probably in the wrong.

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Re: Robert Newman
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 03:23:33 PM »
I absolutely loved Manners but I read it about 20 years ago. IMO it's much better than Independence Day and whatever other novels of his I've read (can't remember now), but none of them were terrible, just Manners was way better.

Re: Robert Newman
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 09:41:35 PM »
Ooooh okay, that's me sold, thanks icehaven. I'll get stuck in, sounds great. My Mum got me "A Street Cat Named Bob" for Xmas, have to get round to that too.

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Re: Robert Newman
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 09:57:31 PM »
Back in the early 90s he was in love with my wife. Nice man, adopted and his work is often infused with his mixed feelings about being adopted. I've never read any of his books but I think he is capable of greatness.