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10 thoughts on “Seven Lies: A Novel

  1. says:

    I found this to be a disappointing read all in all Lasdun writes beautifully but on occasion he has too fine a temperament to sustain the reader's interest for anything longer than a long short story But in my opinion a novel reuires than just endless psychological reflection; it needs at some point the drama of an intensely active

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    A short uncomfortable novel that relates the story of Stefan Vogel who left East Germany with his wife in 1986 to go live in the United States The story starts in 2003 or so then goes back to his childhood up to the time leading up to his departure describing the circumstances that led up to it The characters aren't very likeable not even i

  3. says:

    Another unreliable narrator but this time one who admits his lies but then how do we know these aren't lies as well Dissident poet in East Germany who never wrote or read anything

  4. says:

    Stefan Vogel the main character in Lasdun's novel is a vaguely likeable character who drifts through life getting himself into alarming difficulty through no apparent effort of his own In fact when something bad befalls him he dismisses it ev

  5. says:

    attracted by the book title i bought it at a second hand bookstore in taiwan i thought the book will be a detective or ethical book but it’s different from what i thought it is uite boring to a point where it left me on a major slump i donâ

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    Seven Lies is not the easiest book to read While many I'm sure myself occasionally included will trip from time to time over the vocabulary used to write this book I find what makes the book hardest to read it the attitude of the main character whose perspective the story is told from In parts of this book he seems to be just alive not diminishing not improving not happy nor sad just there and in his period

  7. says:

    Though the cover blurb about knuckle whitening tension of a thriller is overblown Lasdun does confirm a chilling insight

  8. says:

    I was living in Munich when the old Stasi East German secret police files were opened It was a wrenching experience for many and fo

  9. says:

    Deeply unsatisfying as a whole the individual vignettes comprising ' The Life and Lies of Stefan Vogel' were taut and well rendered From the early and mostly inexplicable seediness of the narrating Stefan to a ja

  10. says:

    Not in a horror flick gone wild kind of way rather in a chilling suicky fashion The story is like a particularly horrible yet riveting car crash Something verging on obscene yet radiating a twisted human essenceTh

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Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Lasdun

Gs for love glory and freedom express themselves in a lifelong fantasy of going to America By a series of increasingly dangerous maneuvers he makes this. attracted by the book title i bought it at a second hand bookstore in taiwan i thought the book will be a detective or ethical book but it s different from what i thought it is uite boring to a point where it left me on a major slump i don t understand what is the author trying to express from this book

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Seven Lies: A Novel

Fantasy come true his past seemingly locked behind the Berlin Wall and a new life of unbounded bliss ahead of him But then his world begins to fall apart. Deeply unsatisfying as a whole the individual vignettes comprising The Life and Lies of Stefan Vogel were taut and well rendered From the early and mostly inexplicable seediness of the narrating Stefan to a jarring show of author insertion as Stefan becomes still further detached placed again inexplicably into third person mode with his future wife Inge the parts which make up this whole linger resonantly when the book is closedThis is a credit to James Lasdun s considerable chops as a short story writer painting richly vivid portraits with words character insights and in situ environmentsThe book succeeds less as a novel in my opinion where the tying together of numerous disparate elements the psychology root cause behind a treadmill of half truths a familial balancing act between failure and privilege the love story of a young pair of migr dissidents and an art scene y high society thriller with political subtext is essential for any novel to workWith a rushed and contrived seeming ending at least in the Advanced Reader s Edition that I have Seven Lies as a whole didn t work for me at all

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Lasdun

Part political thriller part meditation on the nature of desire and betrayal Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel a young East German whose yearnin. I found this to be a disappointing read all in all Lasdun writes beautifully but on occasion he has too fine a temperament to sustain the reader s interest for anything longer than a long short story But in my opinion a novel reuires than just endless psychological reflection it needs at some point the drama of an intensely active life The novel opens with the narrator having a glass of wine thrown in his face at a cocktail party in New York in 2003 or so The novel is about why this happened but given Stefan s past as a dissident poet in the former East Germany it is not too difficult to guess The first revelation is therefore not much of a surprise The problem is that the exact nature of his betrayal is never truly made clear and it is later revealed by someone other than Stefan that everyone else was doing it anyway This lowers the gravity of Stefan s crime such as it was in my opinion There is a second revelation right at the end but for the life of me I could not see how this materially changed the novel s outcome A surprise in order to be one should not only take the reader unawares but change the texture of the novel in some significant way I felt that the second revelation did not do this if everyone was a traitor even those Stefan himself never suspected no one really was Perhaps that is ultimately Lasdun s message do not betray too easily because it may turn out to be unnecessary But I think this message initiated by a merely inconvenient splash of red wine in the face is not enough to sustain a 200 odd page novel

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