Amsterdam, Books and the History of a Pleasure Seeker

Richard Mason wrote the book “The History of a Pleasure Seeker”  a while back, and before one says anything else, you have to admit that the title is fantastic.

It was Mason’s fourth novel . His first three had found considerable success.

It received uneven reviews. Jonathon Yardley wrote for the Washington Post

The only thing wrong with this otherwise terrific novel is its title, which is (a) clumsy, (b) overlong and (c) only marginally accurate, for the protagonist to whom it refers is as much a giver of pleasure as a seeker of it. Never mind. “History of a Pleasure Seeker,” Richard Mason’s fourth novel, is the best new work of fiction to cross my desk in many moons.

Alex Presto of the Guardian also loved the book.

Here Richard offers some thoughts about the book


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