'Brilliant sketches of a society in decay' George Orwell
Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904 and moved to America where he took up formal citizenship in 1946. His many famous works include Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin.
A great talent
Isherwood is a master of the emotionally cathartic moment, funny and perspicacious
[A] reminder of a bygone era, powerfully capturing the energy and sleaze of Weimar-era Berlin
Reading this novel is much like overhearing anecdotes in a crowded bar while history knocks impatiently at the windows
*Guardian, 1000 novels everyone must read*