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Critical eye: book reviews roundup

9 November 2012 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Outsider II by Brian Sewell, Ian Rankin's Standing in Another Man's Grave and Totall Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger

"This is a remarkable memoir, but what is missing is any bridge between the controversialist and the connoisseur, the potty-mouth and the prig: it is almost as though the life of Henry James had been written by Roy 'Chubby' Brown." Craig Brown in the Mail on Sunday gave one star out of five to the second volume of Brian Sewell's memoir, Outsider II: "It is written with his usual verve, powered by exasperation … But his life remains a conundrum. On one level, it is all about the china-shop world of the connoisseur … delving into detail, developing a meticulous eye for suggestion and nuance. On another level, it is about gang-bangs and seething hatreds and releasing the bull into that china shop." According to Lynn Barber in the Sunday Times, the »

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