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by Austin Wright

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ISBN:
0446601055
ISBN13:
978-0446601054
Author:
Austin Wright
Publisher:
Grand Central Pub; Stated First Edition edition (September 1, 1994)
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374 pages
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1997 kb
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1873 kb
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4.4

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.

Receiving a manuscript and request for feedback from her vengeful ex-husband of fifteen years, Susan Morrow is drawn into the life of the story's fictional character and confronts a devastating parallel darkness from her own past. Reprint.
Reviews:
  • Rare
I liked the story. I really did. But....a book within a book and neither one have an ending. So many things left up in the air. So many questions left unanswered. It's kind of frustrating. But, I still liked the book. When I first started I couldn't put it down. I had to shut it a few times because the suspense and anticipation were to much. Give it a shot.
  • Vudozilkree
The book is, in fact, two stories in one. The "main" story is about a woman (Susan) who is married to an ambitious doctor who barely hides the fact that he is carrying on an affair with a subordinate of his. Susan resents the other woman, but seems willing to live with it. The "second" story is about a man (Tony) whose wife and daughter are kidnapped right from under his nose. The tie-in? The secondary story was written by an old boyfriend of Susan's, and Susan suspects that the story is somehow descriptive of her.

The secondary story (Nocturnal Animals - which is the title of the movie being made based on this book) is a flat-out gut punch. I found it to be extremely compelling and disturbing. The primary story is more subtle, but still leaves the reader feeling uneasy - you get the feeling that something is going on, but you don't know quite what it is - and I, for one, really didn't want to know.

Austin Wright has written an exceptional book here - two stories that leave you wondering just what the connection between them is.
  • Ishnsius
I chose this book because the movie is out and it looked good so I didn't want to see the movie without reading the book. The book was great and the middle was a page Turner and the ending was definitely unexpected and very dragged out but overall the book was ok.
  • Ubrise
Finished in two days, unable to stop. The stories were gripping. But the best part of the book was the accuracy of capturing characters' weakness. I can see pieces of you, me and everyone else. It was a very enjoyable read. Going to read it again to gather all the literature goodness.
  • Jothris
I read this book on my Kindle, and maybe that was part of the problem. I never pay attention to where I am in a book when I read it electronically. Am I near the end? Just at the middle? I don't know. And so, with Tony and Susan, I thought there was more to come. But it just ended. Whoops! That's it? We're done? 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.
  • Capella
On the surface, the story looks easy and straightforward, but it is a subtle and intricate story of two people with unfinished business. To Edward (Tony), it is a way of vindication and closure, to put the ultimate period, so to speak, and to Susan, it is a just a beginning of re examination of self, marriage, and of doubts in her participation in her relationships and lasting scars in self and others. From the very beginning, It's tone is very dark and ominous, and although Susan's deep and inner psychology is painfully stirred and ultimately rather tormented, the author describes it visually rather than spelling out. In this sense, the author's style is similar to Ian McEwan, (reminded me of the Comfort of Strangers), and J. M Coetzee, or John Williams (Stoner).
  • Qane
In the multiple choices above, I could have used two descriptors (i.e., suspenseful and dark). It's another non-chronological plot but I found that it made the book more interesting. It certainly is different, reading a book about a character reading a book manuscript, and having the chapters alternate between the manuscript chapters and the reader's chapters!
This was a riveting read. I like "book within a book" stories (although nothing will ever come close to THE PRINCESS BRIDE). Like Susan, I kept getting lost in Tony's story, which was horrific but I just had to know how it ended. I liked having respite from the story, however, to get Susan's take on things and to compare my feelings of absorption to hers. Ultimately, however, I didn't feel as though her part of the story was fully developed. There was plenty of back story but I never really felt that I understood Edward's motivation in sending the book to Susan or how she was supposed to relate it to their past relationship. Wright's use of language is superb and he definitely knows how to build suspense. I look forward to reading his future works.