Books by Nicholas Mosley

LOOK AT THE DARK by Nicholas Mosley
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"As such, it commands some interest. As a novel, it's redundant and inert."
The veteran British author's 15th novel is a discursive meditation characterized by signature strengths and weaknesses familiar from such predecessors as Hopeful Monsters (1991), The Hesperides Tree (2001) and Inventing God (2003). Read full book review >
THE HESPERIDES TREE by Nicholas Mosley
Released: July 15, 2001

"Not an easy read, but not to be missed."
An 18-year-old boy's conflicted coming-of-age is dramatized with quiet intensity in this suggestive, fascinating latest from the British author of the critically praised Catastrophe Practice sequence. Read full book review >
Released: July 15, 1997

"Reminiscent of Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City, and a highly interesting addition to Mosley's somber studies of contemporary moral failure and looming future shock."
A disturbingly prophetic vision of a contaminated near-future from the British writer whose dense and demanding fiction include Accident (1966) and the Whitbread Award-winning Hopeful Monsters (1991). Read full book review >
EFFORTS AT TRUTH by Nicholas Mosley
Released: June 3, 1995

"An autobiography that unflinchingly bares both the heart and the soul."
An idiosyncratic but morally serious autobiography from noted British novelist and biographer Mosley (Hopeful Monsters, 1991, etc.) that is more a search for meaning in both life and art than a conventional rÇsumÇ of milestones. Read full book review >
HOPEFUL MONSTERS by Nicholas Mosley
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"Serious and pondering—and most of the time unbearably tedious."
This novel won for Mosley (Judith; Rules of the Game, Beyond the Pale, p. 523, etc.) the British cash-rich Whitbread Award last year, and some English high opinion—as much for, it would seem, ambition and social/moral seriousness as for its artistic merits. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 1991

"This is the inheritance with which the son seeks to grapple, and it is a tribute to his honesty and insight—as well as to the rakish recklessness and demonic ability of his subject—that it's hard to resist a measure of sympathy for one who has hitherto been regarded as beyond the pale."
A memoir of the late British Fascist leader by his novelist son Nicholas Mosley (Judith, 1990, Serpent, 1989, etc.) may seem problematic, but as a biography of a controversial father by a loving and cleareyed son it is surprisingly charming. Read full book review >
JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >