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by James Lasdun
James Lasdun's 'Seven Lies' is about a young East German in the 80s who longs to restart his life in New York City. It has a political sub-theme, lots of Lasdun-navel-gazing, a bit of depressing romance, and an interesting family angle
James Lasdun's 'Seven Lies' is about a young East German in the 80s who longs to restart his life in New York City. It has a political sub-theme, lots of Lasdun-navel-gazing, a bit of depressing romance, and an interesting family angle. Having been horrified by the cardboard characters in his noted 'Horned Man' I wanted to take another whack at Lasdun because his vocabulary and structure is kind of challenging.
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James Lasdun is a tremendous writer and Seven Lies is that rare thing, a novel that delivers on every level. It is so gripping that you want to gobble it down at a single sitting, and yet the prose is so exacting that you want to linger over every sentence. Pitch-perfec. nd what finely wrought character. omplex plot falls into place with the irresistible inevitability of a clockwork’s gears and levers. The Globe and Mail (Canada). Super. very page of this narration bears examples of Lasdun’s own poetic master. hockingly vivid. Time Out. A surprising.
I wandered into the kitchen, where the scene was taking place. Otto’s broad, open face was a burning red colour. My mother was at her iciest. My mother was at her iciest his behaviour signifies. Perhaps it makes you feel more grownup to get drunk, is that it?’. But I didn’t do it!’. It’s a little pathetic, Otto, the thought of you sneaking in here to steal alcohol and then – what? – drinking it all alone under your blankets? Or is this what you do when you lock yourself in the bathroom?’. Otto flushed a deeper red. It is so gripping that you want to gobble it down at a single sitting, and yet the prose is so exacting that you want to linger over every sentence". More from this Author.
Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel, a young man growing up in the German Democratic Republic in the 1970s. When Stefan gives in to subterfuge or is humiliated, it is always as if "the harm being done to me had in some mysterious fashion already been done. It had already happened.
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James Lasdun (born 1958) is an English novelist and poet. Lasdun was born in London, the son of Susan (Bendit) and British architect Sir Denys Lasdun. Lasdun has written four novels, including
James Lasdun (born 1958) is an English novelist and poet. Lasdun has written four novels, including. a New York Times Notable Book, and., which was an Economist Book of the Year and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. He has published four collections of short stories, including. the title story of which was adapted for film by Bernardo Bertolucci as. in 1998. His latest collection.