[BOOKS] ✮ Get Me Out of Here ✰ Henry Sutton – Writerscompany.co.uk

Get Me Out of Here Henry Sutton Has Always Had A Knack For Squeezing The National Zeitgeist Into Tight Little NarrativesGeoff DyerIt S Autumn And Matt Freeman Is Having A Very Bad Day Stuck In Canary Wharf, He S Overwhelmed By Shoddy Merchandise, Hollow Corporations And Broken Promises Later That Night, Things Only Get Worse When He Drops In On His Girlfriend, Bobbie, A Fashion PR And Reality TV Show FanaticAs His London Life Spirals Murderously Out Of Control, Matt Is Forced To Seek Out Old Flames And Consider North Korean Business Ventures Sneered At By Sales Assistants, Abused By Cabbies And Mugged By His Own Dreams, He Searches For A Final Means Of Escape Get Me Out Of Here Is A Novel Of Comic Anger, Of Success And Failure, Commerce And Culture And, Fundamentally, Belief In A Busted City


About the Author: Henry Sutton

David Rytman Slavitt born 23 March 1935 in White Plains, New York is a writer, poet, and translator, the author ofthan 100 books.Slavitt attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where his first writing teacher was Dudley Fitts He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University where he studied under Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren and was elected class poet, Scholar of the House, in 1956 , graduating with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude , and then a Master s degree in English from Columbia University in 1957Before becoming a full time free lance writer in 1965, Slavitt worked at various jobs in the literary field These included a stint in the personnel office of Reader s Digest in Pleasantville, New York teaching English at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta 1957 1958 and a variety of jobs at Newsweek in New York Slavitt began there as a mailroom clerk, was promoted to the positions of book reviewer and film critic, and earned the position of associate editor from 1958 to 1963 He edited the movies pages from 1963 to 1965.Okla Elliott, a professor and Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, has written of Slavitt that he served as an associate editor at Newsweek until 1965, teaching himself Greek on his 35 minute commute In his last two years at Newsweek, he had a reputation as an astute, sometime cranky, but always readable flicker picker and gained some notoriety for his film reviews there Slavitt taught as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1977, and at Temple University, in Philadelphia, as associate professor from 1978 to 1980 Slavitt was a lecturer at Columbia University from 1985 to 1986, at Rutgers University in 1987, and at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and other institutions He has given poetry readings at colleges and universities, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and at the Library of Congress.His first work, a book of poems titled Suits for the Dead, was published in 1961.In the 1960s, Slavitt was approached by Bernie Geis Associates to write a big book, a popular book, which he agreed to if he could use a pseudonym As Henry Sutton, in 1967 he published The Exhibitionist, which soldthan 4 million copies He followed this with The Voyeur in 1968 and threenovels as Henry Sutton He has also published popular novels under the names of David Benjamin, Lynn Meyer, and Henry Lazarus.Slavitt has published numerous works in translation, especially classics, from Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and French.Henry S Taylor, winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has written, David Slavitt is among the most accomplished living practitioners of writing, in both prose and verse his poems give us a pleasurable, beautiful way of meditating on a bad time We can t ask muchof literature, and usually we get far less Novelist and poet James Dickey wrote, Slavitt has such an easy, tolerant, believable relationship with the ancient world and its authors that making the change over from that world to ours is less a leap than an enjoyable stroll The reader feels a continual sense of gratitude Georgia Jones Davis, a poet and journalist, has said, Slavitt is brilliant and he writes with grace, passion and humor Awards and honorsEdgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel for Paperback Thriller, 1976Grant from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1985National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, 1988Literature award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1989Rockefeller Foundation artist s residency, 1989 Slavitt used the time period of the retreat November 3 December 12, 1989 to work on a translation of the curse poem Ibis by the Latin poet Ovid.Kevin Kline Award, 2011, for Outstanding New Play or Musical



10 thoughts on “Get Me Out of Here

  1. says:

    A really good story which could be seen as the British equivalent of American Psycho Place and business names, sub plots and characters all make it all very believable.The story of an obsessed, paranoid, womanising psychopath who s whole life begins to fall apart at the start of the recession in 2010


  2. says:

    In this ghastly portrait of the current financial crisis, Matt Freeman is an utterly repellent character He s a delusional self absorbed sociopath, a liar, a leech, a lecher and a stalker He s obsessed with fashionable designer labels, fine vintages, other people s weight and body odors He s using an imagin


  3. says:

    This book is a waste of time


  4. says:

    Appears to be a London credit crunch version closer to complete copy of American Psycho featuring an obnoxious central character obsessed with brands and with the breakdown of society and function in London, with the inanities of popular culture and customer service but to a psychopathic degree, with a delusional view


  5. says:

    Interesting read It was rather hard to make myself finish it, but I really appreciated the experience Stylistically it was very well done But, in the end, this idea would have been better suited to a short story It makes me wonder if the author doesn t appreciate the the power that a short story can hold The power of this st


  6. says:

    A british take on American Psycho A lotsubtle than that.The first person narrative makes it ambigous as to exactly what is going going on Matt Freeman is in his thirties and a resident of the barbican He appears to be at war with the city and expectation of how to live as a yuppie.We meet him as he is trying to get a new pair of d


  7. says:

    The unreliable narrator taken to extremes This black comedy introduces Matt Freeman an arrogant, opinionated, narcissist and the story begins in a familiar high street opticians with Matt ranting about the limitations of different brands of glasses The gloss of Matt conceals a different story Well written and not laugh out loud funny bu


  8. says:

    I m almost sorry I read the book but I think if one s been involved in finance as I have the book reads almost as a modern day allegory I read a number of papers that point to the fact our markets today have a psychopathic nature to themselves Finance has become perverted and become Matt Freeman Listen to Robert Schiller or read his books and


  9. says:

    I think this book was very well written it is hard to maintain interest in such an appalling, terrifying main character for so long, but Sutton succeeded It s also to the book s credit that I felt personally compromised and guilt ridden after I finished a feeling I imagine is similar to binge watching Dexter or some inane reality show Weaving the b


  10. says:

    Read half of it I enjoy satire but this was absolutely dull The main character is DULL The plot is DULL The descriptions are DULL Everything about it is boring There s an American Psycho comparison on the back cover Don t be fooled, this is nothing like American Psycho It tries to make light of the recession but fails, utterly It s not funny, or witty, i


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