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The Drivers Seat Fiction by Muriel Spark I aim to startle as well as please, Muriel Spark once said, and in The Drivers Seat (1970), her aim is all too true. Her most unnerving novel, this is a book to make the flesh creep. No one could read it and mistake its force. Only Muriel Spark would have dreamed of writing it. The books nearjaunty tone would, in some fictional universes, be at odds with its jetblack content. Jun 01, 1970  The bleakest of Muriel Spark's twenty one novels, 1971's The Driver's Seat provides its audience with a short, harrowing ride, one often without apparent course or destination.

Written in uncomfortable second person present tense, the reader becomes an immediate and hesitating witness to the last days in the life of Lise, the Buy The Driver's Seat (New Directions Bibelot): Read 37 Kindle Store Reviews Amazon. com From The Community Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold. Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat is a polarising book, as we can see in these reviews. I liked it very much. The Driver's Seat is a novella by Muriel Spark.

Published in 1970, it was advertised as" a metaphysical shocker". It is indeed in the psychological thriller genre, dealing with themes of alienation, isolation and loss of spiritual values. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver's Seat, The Only Problem (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Amazon The brevity of Muriel Sparks novels is equaled only by their brilliance. A vein of cruelty runs through Muriel Spark's novel The Driver's Seat, which has been shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker prize.

Photograph: Murdo Macleod Muriel Spark was once commonly mentioned Muriel Spark ( ) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Drivers Seat, and many more. The Driver's Seat. by Muriel Spark. New Directions Bibelot. Thanks for Sharing! You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them Written by Muriel Spark, Narrated by Dame Judi Dench.

Download the app and start listening to The Driver's Seat today Free with a 30 day Trial! Keep your audiobook forever, even if you cancel. Don't love a book? Swap it for free, anytime. The Drivers Seat, Sparks own favorite among her many novels, was hailed by the New Yorker as her spiny and treacherous masterpiece.

Driven mad by an office job, Lise flies south on holiday in search of passionate adventure and sex. Editions for The Driver's Seat: (Paperback published in 2006), (Paperback published in 1994), (Paperback published in 20