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London Triptych Jack Rose begins his apprenticeship as a rent boy with Alfred Taylor in the 1890s, and finds a life of pleasure and excess leads him to new friendships most notably with the soon to be infamous Oscar Wilde A century later, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence while waiting to be released from prison, addressing his story to the lover who betrayed him Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s, the artist Colin Read tentatively explores his sexuality as he draws in preparation for his most ambitious painting yet London Triptych.Rent boys, aristocrats, artists and felons populate this bold d but as Jonathan Kemp skilfully interweaves the lives and loves of three very different men across the decades Read London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. Never have I ever read a novel like this one, and never do I think I would ever again The feeling upon trailing off from the last word and flipping the page to discover it blank and cold is akin to finishing The Secret History If not for the intrinsic differences that lay in the heart of the books that separate them from each other, I would say that both books are similar but they are fundamentally not, so I will stop going down this tempting path and strike one out of my own making.So W Never have I ever read a novel like this one, and never do I think I would ever again The feeling upon trailing off from the last word and flipping the page to discover it blank and cold is akin to finishing The Secret History If not for the intrinsic differences that lay in the heart of the books that separate them from each other, I would say that both books are similar but they are fundamentally not, so I will stop going down this tempting path and strike one out of my own making.So Where do I start.Despite that Goodreads claims the ebook version is 245 pages long, I spent well over 4 hours breaching almost over to 5 reading this book Which is unheard of, given that I am a fast reader And at the risk of sounding pretentious, I do think that this book is meant to be slowly savoured, because it forces you to do so You can not rush this book you will be incapable of rushing i...

  2. Love isn t meant to stand stillThis is one of many key sentences in Jonathan Kemp s wonderfully unsettling London Triptych, three stories set in London at three different moments in time that slowly come together through a series of subtle connections and recurrent characters In 1894, Jack Rose recounts his apprenticeship as a rent boy in Alfred Taylor s brothel and his encounter and relationship with Oscar Wilde in the months before the trial that eventually disgraced the poet s life and rLove isn t meant to stand stillThis is one of many key sentences in Jonathan Kemp s wonderfully unsettling London Triptych, three stories set in London at three different moments in time that slowly come together through a series of subtle connections and recurrent characters In 1894, Jack Rose recounts his apprenticeship as a rent boy in Alfred Taylor s brothel and his encounter and relationship with Oscar Wilde in the months before the trial that eventually disgraced the poet s life and reputation In the mid 1950s, painter Colin Read shy and repressed starts opening up to his sexuality through his meeting with a bold young man who ll be the trigger of a surge in his artistic inspiration.In 1998, David addresses his former lover Jak...

  3. London Triptych is a time spanning novel set in three time periods, the 1890 s, 1950 s and 1980 s The three narratives are separate stories but subtly intertwined.In the 1890 s, Jack Rose starts his tuition as rent boy with Alfred Taylor and learns to love a life of sex and pleasure servicing his well heeled clients amongst the decadence and hidden world of homosexuality in Victorian London He meets Oscar Wilde during his work and is interestingly brought into his relationships.In the 1950 s, London Triptych is a time spanning novel set in three time periods, the 1890 s, 1950 s and 1980 s The three narratives are separate stories but subtly intertwined.In the 1890 s, Jack Rose starts his tuition as rent boy with Alfred Taylor and learns to love a life of sex and pleasure servicing his well heeled clients amongst the decadence and hidden world of homosexuality in Victorian London He meets Oscar Wilde during his work and is interestingly brought into his relationships.In the 1950 s, Colin Read an artist who has a fondness for drawing male nudes and tries his best to hide and suppress his sexuality from his models Eventually his desires lead to ev...

  4. What can I say It s just a beautiful piece of writing When you read in reviews that each word is carefully crafted I think they must have been thinking about this work because I was taken by how many of the descriptions in the book are so well conveyed in a few short colourful intense words I found myself writing them down which I rarely do as I didn t want to interrupt the narrative The plot is well described by others so I won t repeat it but it s the sense of time and place which is so What can I say It s just a beautiful piece of writing When you read in reviews that each word is carefully crafted I think they must have been thinking about this work because I was taken by how many of the descriptions in the book are so well conveyed in a few short colourful intense words I found myself writing them down which I rarely do as I didn t want to interrupt the narrative The plot is well described by others so I won t repeat it but it s the sense of time and place which is so well evoked especially the 1950 s which is conveyed in all its claustrophobia The character Colin fe...

  5. Jonathan Kemp explores hungers we cannot explain and paints images not only intensely erotic, but tender Here, in London Triptych, he shows us the unfolding of three men s lives, each an unravelling ribbon, fluid, twisting, looking back upon itself Their stories are confessionals, inviting us to enter the nocturnal, hidden recesses of the psyche Meanwhile, London s shadows and secrets echo those within our protagonists, and remind us that we readers, too, have our untold stories.Each of the t Jonathan Kemp explores hungers we cannot explain and paints images not only intensely erotic, but tender Here, in London Triptych, he shows us the unfolding of three men s lives, each an unravelling ribbon, fluid, twisting, looking back upon itself Their stories are confessionals, inviting us to enter the nocturnal, hidden recesses of the psyche Meanwhile, London s shadows and secrets echo those within our protagonists, and remind us that we readers, too, have our untold stories.Each of the tales within the triptych takes place, primarily, in London, though separated by five decades We see the details of the setting change, while the themes remain eternal our desire for what we cannot articulate our struggle to express ourselves freely our eagerness to navigate the geography of possibilities our delight in love, gloriou...

  6. This is Jonathan Kemp s debut novel and is a fascinating insight into gay history over the last 100 years Whether you are straight or gay, it is an absorbing read The characters are well rounded human beings, with their strengths and imperfections The book is set in London and links the lives of Jack from 1895, Colin in 1954, and David in 1998.Jack is a rent boy with few inhibitions He lives a life of hedonism and adventurous sex, meeting men from all classes in suppressed Victorian society, This is Jonathan Kemp s debut novel and is a fascinating insight into gay history over the last 100 years Whether you are straight or gay, it is an absorbing read The characters are well rounded human beings, with their strengths and imperfections The book is set in London and links the lives of Jack from 1895, Colin in 1954, and David in 1998.Jack is a rent boy with few inhibitions He lives a life of hedonism and adventurous sex, meeting men from all classes in suppressed Victorian society, notably the soon to be famous Oscar Wilde.Colin is an aspiring artist He lives in the asceticism of post war London and is filled with self doubt and self loathing He tentatively explores his sexuality as he prepares for...

  7. OK, onefrom my Major Gay Authors category Kemp s book is NOT for most mainstream readers he explores the dark underworld of rent boys across three generations of London 1895, the footloose Jack Rose will do anything and anyone to escape the grinding poverty of his East London slum, and discovers the far lusher life of serving as object of desire to lords, politicians, and even Oscar Wilde By 1954, a severe crackdown has led to a farcloseted world, in which a budding painter s f OK, onefrom my Major Gay Authors category Kemp s book is NOT for most mainstream readers he explores the dark underworld of rent boys across three generations of London 1895, the footloose Jack Rose will do anything and anyone to escape the grinding poverty of his East London slum, and discovers the far lusher life of serving as object of desire to lords, politicians, and even Oscar Wilde By 1954, a severe crackd...

  8. I really wanted to like this novel, which relates the story of three gay Londoners in 1894, 1954 and 1998 respectively, linked by the pleasures and perils of the capitol But I just didn t The problem is that the author, who wrote this while apparently completing his PhD in comparative literature, couldn t get out of his own way and prevent his academic work from getting in the way of his fiction There is just too much delight in words for their own sake, which especially in the case of the t I really wanted to like this novel, which relates the story of three gay Londoners in 1894, 1954 and 1998 respectively, linked by the pleasures and perils of the capitol But I just didn t The problem is that the author, who wrote this while apparently completing his PhD in comparative literature, couldn t get out of his own way and prevent his academic wor...

  9. There s no need for gay literature to be so Gay Obvious, inconsequential and boring.