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Moon Tiger

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Penelope Lively

Lively recently won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel. The heroine is Claudia Hampton, an unconventional historian and former war correspondent who lies in a hospital bed dying of cancer. Forced inward, … see full wiki

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Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: Grove Press
3 reviews about Moon Tiger
review by . May 08, 2013
A fearlessly driven novel that shows the power of memory in all its audacious splendor.
Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a contemporary pitch-perfect crafted novel that reverberates around the dying Claudia Hampton, a best selling author of popular history. Dying from cancer in a London hospital, she is forced into the cell of her bed, but while her body is severly restricted, her soul and consciousness are free, far from the repression of illness and medicinal injections. With that freedom, the independent Claudia takes a journey unlike any that …
review by . January 11, 2010
"Moon Tiger", for which the author won the Booker prize, is a book that I could admire, but not like. The main protagonist, Claudia Hampton, an accomplished historian, lies dying in a London hospital bed and looks back upon her life. The resulting series of first-person flashbacks, interspersed with third-person accounts of the same episodes, coalesce into a tightly constructed kaleidoscopic view of Claudia's life which is impressive for the skill with which it is achieved, but ultimately left me …
review by . August 25, 2008
Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a contemporary pitch-perfect crafted novel that reverberates around the dying Claudia Hampton, a best selling author of popular history. Dying from cancer in a London hospital, she is forced into the cell of her bed, but while her body is severly restricted, her soul and consciousness are free, far from the repression of illness and medicinal injections. With that freedom, the independent Claudia takes a journey unlike any that she …
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