Fiction Books:

Colour of Memory

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Colour of Memory



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 1 rating (5.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Colour of Memory by Geoff Dyer
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


In the race to be first in describing the lost generation of the eighties, Geoff Dyer in THE COLOUR OF MEMORY leads past the winning post. 'We're not lost' one of his hero's friend's says, 'we're virtually extinct'. It is a small world in Brixton that Dyer commemorates, of council flat and instant wasteland, of living on the dole and the scrounge, of mugging, which is merely begging by force, and of litening to Callas and Coltrane. It is the nostalgia of the DHSS Bohemians, the children of unsocial security, in an urban landscape of debris and wreckage. Not since Colin MacInnes's CITY OF SPADES and ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS thirty years ago has a novel stuck a flick-knife so accurately into the young and marginal city. A low- keyed style and laconic wit touch up THE COLOUR OF MEMORY' THE TIMES

Author Biography

Author of 3 novels, a study of John Berger & 4 genre-defying titles including But Beautiful, which won the Somerset Maugham Prize and the most recent Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It. His book of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes, was also critically acclaimed.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
Product ID

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Based on 1 Customer Ratings

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 523 Banana Points