Tony and Susan is a novel by Austin Wright first published in 1993. The book was initially published by Baskerville Publishers, a small press, after having been turned down by 11 major New York publishers.
Tony and Susan is a novel by Austin Wright first published in 1993.
He had written a book, a novel, and would she like to read it? Susan was shocked because, except for Christmas cards from his second wife signed Love, she hadn’t heard from Edward in twenty years. So she looked him up in her memory. She remembered he had wanted to write, stories, poems, sketches, anything in words, she remembered it well.
They have kidnapped Tony’s family while she, helpless, anticipated everything. But Susan Morrow knows where Rosie is, she’s spending the night with Carol. So that’s not it. As for Arnold in his bamboo underground lounge
They have kidnapped Tony’s family while she, helpless, anticipated everything. As for Arnold in his bamboo underground lounge. Relaxing (not with Marilyn Linwood) with Dr. Oldfriend and Dr. Famous and Dr. Newcomer and Dr. Medstud after a day of papers and panel discussions. She would like to know, do such terrible things actually happen?
Tony & Susan seems rather more febrile than its subject matter demands
Tony & Susan seems rather more febrile than its subject matter demands. That urgency may be run-off from Wright's own anxieties. Like any theorist – or novelist – he had a deep need to control his reader (writers, he causes Susan to think, are those who have the habit of "composing rules and laws"). Wherever I went, there Austin Wright would be. At times I felt as if I was being blocked for fun, as by a quality basketball player; at others I felt cooped up in a confined space with someone who was, for reasons not entirely clear to me, afraid to stop telling me how to read. M John Harrison's Nova Swing is published by Gollancz.
With some qualities that are questionable (like the names, which seem to be corrected, or at least attempted to be corrected, in Tom Ford's movie), this is a great novel. t the book gives the details of the plot nicely (there is a mistake somewhere, though I forget which).
Austin Wright has written an exceptional book here - two stories that leave you wondering just what the connection between them i. I realize now that Tony and Susan is much more of a character study, then a well-plotted thriller
11 people found this helpful. I realize now that Tony and Susan is much more of a character study, then a well-plotted thriller. Every piece of action that we experience serves only to highlight the weakness of the protagonists. That said, I DID enjoy it. The book is unique in both voice and craftsmanship. It's gripping and interesting. I just wish I'd seen more character development in either Tony or Susan. 8 people found this helpful.
Many years after their divorce, Susan Morrow receives a strange gift from her ex-husband. A manuscript that tells the story of a terrible crime: an ambush on the highway, a secluded cabin in the woods; a thrilling chiller of death and corruption
Many years after their divorce, Susan Morrow receives a strange gift from her ex-husband. A manuscript that tells the story of a terrible crime: an ambush on the highway, a secluded cabin in the woods; a thrilling chiller of death and corruption. How could such a harrowing story be told by the man she once loved? And why, after so long, has he sent her such a disturbing and personal messag. Originally published as Tony and Susan. Thriller & Crime Fiction.
Tony and Susan manages to have its cake and eat it, too. "Nocturnal Animals" is a wonderfully compelling . "Nocturnal Animals" is a wonderfully compelling, nerve-shredding thriller, something Elmore Leonard might be proud to write. It concerns Tony Hastings, a maths professor who descends into a nightmarish hell with his wife and daughter when the family are involved in an incident on the way to their holiday home in Maine. But when the last page is turned it's by no means clear that either Wright or Susan believes that reading is still a civilizing influence at all. Astute, cunning and thrilling in equal measure, this is one lost novel that deserves to be found by a whole new generation of readers. Independent culture newsletter.