Book cover for The Remake

The Remake



13 February 2014
224 pages
Imprint: Picador


The Remake is a consideration of the artistic and the media-star lifestyle, full of brilliant observation.’ ES Magazine
‘As sharp as a tack and as clever as eleven wagonloads of monkeys.’ Guardian
‘The reader is kept busy catching the glancing reflections, fitting together bits of puzzle and enjoying jokes. There is much that cries out to be quoted. Clive James’s latest book is funny, serious, challenging, annoying, iconoclastic, elitist, erudite and erotic.’ Adelaide Advertiser
The Remake truly floored me. Very few books have forced me to compare form and content as powerfully as this novel – and I use the word “novel” with caution. Dialogue, description, plot and situation, Clive James has mastered them all. Eloquent and erudite, he uses words with such ease, grace and effectiveness that levels of language and meaning are grasped in gestalt; a phrase can be a word.’ Jerusalem Post