[John Boyne] Epub A Ladder to the Sky Summary

  • Hardcover
  • 366
  • A Ladder to the Sky
  • John Boyne
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 9781984823014

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SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ John Boyne FREE DOWNLOAD A Ladder to the Sky 108 Maurice Swift is handsome charming and hungry for success The one thing he doesn't have is talent but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way After all a would be writer can find stories anywhere They don't need to be his own Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 Maurice engineers the perfect o. Everyone has secrets I had remarked There s something in all our pasts that we wouldn t want to be revealed This book was extraordinary I can t think of a appropriate way to put it It s a story made up of fascinating characters amusing literary criticism fantastic dialogue and moments of such terrifying desperation and horror that I sat staring wide eyed at my KindleAnd I wasn t sure about it at first to be honest Books about writers the publishing process and literary criticism are not usually my cup of tea but I fell so deeply in love with Boyne s The Heart s Invisible Furies that I wanted to give this a shot And I am so so glad that I did While A Ladder to the Sky is most definitely a character study it s seemingly uiet nature soon gives way to dark secrets and unbelievable horrors I can t stop thinking about itThe story is built up via a compelling past tense narrative that seems to foreshadow an inevitable doom Each section of the book starts fairly innocuously but through carefully crafted character dynamics something much sinister emerges In the first part of the novel aging author Erich Ackermann becomes enad with a beautiful young man and aspiring writer called Maurice Swift His obsession with Maurice leads him to naivete trusting him with ugly truths from his early life as a gay second degree mischling in Nazi Germany truths which Maurice then uses for his first novel Erich s career is destroyed when he is revealed as the inspiration behind the book while Maurice s takes offAfter a brief interlude which features a meeting between Maurice and Gore Vidal and the witty insights we would expect from him the next section reveals that Maurice is now married This part is narrated by his wife and addressed to you or Maurice an effective choice which is made even effective when we eventually discover the reason whyMaurice is one fascinating character in a sea of fascinating characters here He is an attractive man who uses his looks and careful manipulation to further his ambitions but the uestion is how far is he willing to go for a story ideaIt s really effective how the darker aspects of this story creep into what first seems like a uiet character study about art and writing Boyne explores the fine lines between first love and obsession between competition and jealousy between ambition and fanaticism and he does it all with dashes of the wit and humour I so loved in The Heart s Invisible Furies It is especially interesting how he looks at blame and who deserves to be held accountable for their actions Not just with Maurice but with Erich too Erich is such a complex character old lonely desperate carrying a terrible secret and at a glance his punishment might even seem fitting But is it Are there terrible circumstances which demand exceptions to be made Perhaps In any case it is hard to feel any satisfaction at his downfallIt s just an absolutely captivating book about people and their stories the ones they tell and the ones they don t I MUST read of Boyne s workCW antisemitism rape murder racism homophobiaBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

SUMMARY A Ladder to the Sky

A Ladder to the Sky

SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ John Boyne FREE DOWNLOAD A Ladder to the Sky 108 He knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high Moving from the Amalfi Coast where he matches wits with Gore Vidal to Manhattan and London Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold blooded climb to the top But the higher he climbs the further he has to fal. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne is a 2018 Hogarth Press publication And you ve heard the old proverb about ambition haven t you He shook his head That it s like setting a ladder to the sky A pointless waste of energy Maurice Swift may be one of the most calculating literary characters in recent memory His goal is to be a great writer to win the big literary prize However he has no imagination of his own He can t outline a plot or create characters so he uses his good looks and charisma to draw stories from other people His first success comes from suckering the newly famous author Erich Ackermann a man who is totally smitten with Maurice into telling him stories about his life prior to becoming a well known and respected writer This pays off for Maurice uite well propelling him into the spotlight From this point on Maurice latches on to one author after another sucking everything out them and leaving broken hearts and tragedy in his wake He does this with malice aforethought without conscience without regret He is deliciously diabolical with a deviousness one can t help but compare to Mr Ripley This is my first novel by the famous Mr Boyne Yes you read that right I have not been tempted by his YA novel about a boy in striped PJ s but I did want to catch The Heart s Invisible Furies but will have to pick it sometime in the future My first impression of this author is one of astonishment This book is incredible I love dark humor and deep character studies and anything that pokes a satirical stick at the publishing industry always tickles me I m not sure why climbing into the mind of a sociopath is so mesmerizing but I was literally spellbound I couldn t turn away couldn t believe what I was reading It was utterly chilling Writers are all fascists We like to control the discourse and crush anyone who dares to disagree with usThe prose is exuisite especially considering the book is centered around such a despicable character The scary thing is that Boyne nails so many parts of this character and those who fall prey to his machinations as well as the environment that helped Maurice pull off his deceptions It was a little eerie to be honest but oh so fun I can t say much without delving into the plot but I can tell you this This is my kind of book I m so glad I managed to tuck this one in at the eleventh hour so I can add it as one of my favorite books of 2018

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SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ John Boyne FREE DOWNLOAD A Ladder to the Sky 108 Pportunity a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann He uickly ingratiates himself with the powerful but desperately lonely older man teasing out of Erich a terrible long held secret about his activities during the war Perfect material for Maurice's first novel Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame. In the same way Vampires hunger for blood protagonist Maurice Swift hungers for stories John Boyne has created a literary Vampire Swift will trade stories for organisms He s not wired sexually like most men He has no desire for sex with either men or women Sex is just one of his power tools to achieve his needs STORIES Maurice is a writer who can t for the life of him think of a story to write about Yet Maurice is driven obsessed nothing else matters He studies every review of every new book published looking for clues as to how do authors come up with stories As an extremely handsome man which means little to Swift per say he will show off his tight abs as seduction for a story for a juicy secret for a story to steal and make his own Be it an author Maurice admires a wife who can write brilliantly a son who needs his help Maurice will sell out everyone and anyone that gets in his way of success Swift s goals in life were clear from a young age to become a famous writer popular with mainstream readers and highly respected with the literary critics He also wanted to be a father Swift will eventually sell out himself in time too With no storytelling talent of his own Maurice Swift is one of the most famous names in the literary world I still vote The Heart s Invisible Furies best book of 2017 I vote Maurice Swift as the most fascinating character of the year2018 He s toxicdangerouseviland incredibly scrumptiously unavoidably alluring