Pat Barker | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Kathleen Jamie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Pat Barker.
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Critical Review by Kathleen Jamie

SOURCE: "Filling in the Blanks," in The Times Literary Supplement, No. 4489, April 14-20, 1989, p. 404.

Jamie is a Scottish poet, dramatist, and critic. In the following review of The Man Who Wasn't There, she applauds Barker's ability to draw interesting characters but suggests that the novel's plot is somewhat confusing.

The man who wasn't there is Colin's father. "Shot down", says Viv, his mum; "Buggered off", thinks Colin. He noticed on the first day at school his birth certificate was shorter than everyone else's. Now that he can read he's not going to wait till he's twenty-one to be told about his father, as Viv says he must. Next time Viv goes out to serve as waitress in a nightclub, he rifles...

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