NO FIXED GROUND by John Roman Baker is a vivid, hallucinatory novel that explores a young man’s experience of friendship, sex and obsession amid the sexual liberation of mid-1970′s England.
Nicholas meets Peter and they begin an obsessional relationship that soon spirals out of control. The story is told from four perspectives, but whose version is to be believed or trusted? Where is the truth in desire and where the reality? Only one thing is certain: Nicholas is cracking up and sooner or later he will hit the ground.
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Richard Smiley –
This is a really good book. I found it compulsive, though in places I thought I was going as crazy as Nicholas, the main character in the book. It reminded me of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, with its interior voices. And although in a way you know what has happened right from the beginning, it keeps you guessing right up until the end, because each person’s reality and perception of Nicholas and what happens with him is very different.
James Williamson –
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. It really captured the spirit of the 1970s without relying on clichés – a refreshing, thought-provoking read.