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  • Seven Lies: A Novel
  • James Lasdun
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  • 08 January 2019
  • 9780393329087
Seven Lies: A Novel

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FREE READ ✓ LO-MAPS.RU ð James Lasdun READ Õ Seven Lies: A Novel James Lasdun ð 1 READ 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. I was living in Munich when the old Stasi East German secret police files were opened It was a wrenching experience for many and fought against for many years People went and looked at their files and discovered which of their friends and even family members had informed on them Many others didn t want to know still others watched their lives collapse as it was revealed that they d been Stasi informers The numbers were staggering and it seemed as if half of the DDR had been carefully watching the other half Seven Lies by James Lasdun takes place first in East Berlin in the seventies and then in New York in the early nineties Stefan Vogel grew up in the family of man rising through the diplomatic service There begin to be whispers that he and his family will be sent to New York Stefan s mother is proud and ambitious and her husband s rise justifies her feeling that they are a cut above everybody else Then a small error derails everything and Stefan s family falls from the higher reaches of the political elite The father grows passive his mother becomes ambitious now for her sons and Stefan now an outcast at school will do what he needs to do to fall in with her vision of him as a poetThe book begins with Stefan s attendance at a party in New York where a young woman approaches him and throws a glass of wine in his face From that moment Stefan is unmoored from his pleasant uiet life in New York state with his wife Inge and forced to come to terms with his childhood and what happened that allowed him and his wife to leave East Germany so many years earlier

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FREE READ ✓ LO-MAPS.RU ð James Lasdun READ Õ Seven Lies: A Novel James Lasdun ð 1 READ 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 El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro desire and betrayal Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel a young East German whose yearnin. I found this to be a Fragonard Art and Eroticism 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 The Monarchs Are Missing dissident poet in the former East Germany it is not too Report an issue 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 Love is Blind did not Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia do this if everyone was a traitor even those Stefan himself never suspected no one really was Perhaps that is ultimately Lasdun s message Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch #2 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