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It was controversial for its unreserved sex scenes. The disagreements of how to make tea, for example which leads both the characters feeling like they want to kill each other.

But no tomato has ever tasted so intransigent. A to je i poziv da te neko razotkrtije. Several times I have missed my tube stop, or have found myself in a kureisji place that I haven’t recognized.

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi (5 star ratings)

Jamal passes the days holed up in his west London flat-cum-office, dealing with ‘the promiscuous, the frigid, the panicked, the vertiginous; abusers and the abused, cutters, starvers, vomiters, the trapped and the too free, the exhausted and the over-active, and those committed for life to their own foolishness.

The novel deals with a middle-aged man and his thoughts about leaving his wife and two young sons. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. But I have to warn you, this is very, very, very subjective!


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Hanif Kureishi: A life laid bare

The timespan of the novel is roughly 24 hours. Somehow, they never speak; after a while they are unable to. I think he’s very aware that if he hadn’t been bookish and interested in pop music and art and poetry and literature, he’d still be there, working in a shoe shop.

Posted by Sandhya Iyer at I loved this book but it takes a real open mind to read. Since then — even excepting the Chinese prostitute who played the piano naked and brought all her belongings to their assignations — he has had only unsatisfactory loves.

That is what I would recommend; it is what I would do. I have read, thought and talked for years.

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The boys extend their greedy fingers but don’t look away from the TV. This book confirms your worst fears about marital bonds but there is no larger exploration of the institution in today’s context. Most nights Victor watches TV alone, a plate of saveloy and chips on his lap, a pickled onion or two on the side. One of the things that most horrified him was that the ‘new puritanism’, as he describes it, of Islamic fundamentalism produced a culture in which few books were written, films made or plays produced.


That’ll be in bold type. It was less warmly received. They won’t move until the water is gone, and then they sit there making moustaches and hats with the remaining bubbles. He and the woman never meet again. Intimacy is about a man on the verge of leaving his wife of ten years and two adorable sons.

This great rock god that I’d worshipped as a boy and there we were in Claridge’s.

There is even a cameo appearance by Mick Jagger, who entertains Jamal in his suite at Claridge’s after a Rolling Stones gig. You can choose whether to do others good or harm. Rafiushan had come from a privileged, middle-class, liberal family in which Western culture was cherished.

The younger boy has been wearing chinos, a grey shirt, blue braces and a policeman’s helmet.

Suddenly I feel as if I might vomit, and I slap my hand over my mouth. Outside I listen for their breathing. It’s not something I would do myself obviously, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?