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  • The London Satyr
  • Robert Edric
  • English
  • 12 February 2018
  • 9780857520005
The London Satyr

DOWNLOAD â LO-MAPS.RU Ã Robert Edric FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ The London Satyr Lyceum Theatre has been sucked into a shadowy demi monde which exists beneath the surface of civilized society It is a world of pornographers and prostitutes corralled under the sinister leadership of master photographer and manipulator Marlow to whom Webster illicitly provides theatrical costumes for pornographic shoots But knowledge of this enterprise has somehow reached the Lyceum's upright theatre manager Bram Stoker who suspects Webster's involvement As the net appears to tighten around Marlow an. I ve always thought of Robert Edric as the poor man s Barry Unsworth He has moved between historical periods and genres throughout his careeryet he never uite gets the most out of anything despite his years of experience There is a blandness to his style and a tin ear for the figurative that here might be attributable to his first person narrator s shortcomings but is so prevalent elsewhere in his work that I doubt it I m sure I read in one of his books that something was etiolated as if starved of light Etiolated thenTo business This novel has all the ingredients reuired to be fascinating and if it had been cooked up with someone prepared to throw in chilli and spices it might have been marvellous However being a self consciously literary writer who clearly read too much Henry James when at an impressionable age Edric delights in not giving the public what they want Characterisations are impressionistic and the dialogue is pregnant with unspoken implication You need to be John Le Carre to bring that off and Edric isn t John Le Carre What the novel does offer is a reaction against the dense realism of something like The Crimson Petal and the White in which there s an obsession with including everything discovered in the course of research that goes to the detriment of the whole Here we see Bram Stoker as a busybody underling of Henry Irving we know he will eventually write Dracula but the narrator does not and that s uite fun Some writers would have belaboured us with the details of late Victorian photographic technology when their narrator was a photographer but Edric is sensible enough to avoid characters telling each other things they already know simply to make the reader s life easier I rather appreciated this The sketched in street scenes were also effective It is also nice to see a novel that moves away from being wholly self contained By that I mean that these characters had lives before the story begins and lives that will continue after it ends The events which occur in the course of the narrative are not therefore crudely causal prompts for action However so low key is the approach that a fair bit of narrative energy is lost as a conseuence of such tacticsIn all then not a bad book by any means but though I hate to say it it would be better as a film I sometimes felt that I was reading one of those novelisations of a film script and also that it would reuire good actors to bring the dialogue to life If you must he said looking at his cuffs Then I must I said I knew at once that I had said too much A great deal perhaps everything may depend upon it of course he went on having seemingly ignored my rashness It always has If one were to His voice died away but its implications hung in the air like the stale smoke from his cigarThe London Satyr has whole chapters of such dialogue and they do get increasingly irritating That s a shame because if its materials had been deployed by someone who can really animate the past and who isn t scared to tell a story it would have been a very good novel As it is it s unlikely to uicken any pulses And was the term floorshow in use in 1891 I wonder The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders for pornographic shoots But knowledge of this enterprise has somehow reached the Lyceum's upright theatre manager Bram Stoker who suspects Webster's involvement As the net appears to tighten around Marlow an. I ve always thought of Robert Edric as the poor man s Barry Unsworth He has moved between historical periods and genres throughout his careeryet he never uite gets the most out of anything despite his years of experience There is a blandness to his style and a tin ear The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, #68) for the Incubus figurative that here might be attributable to his The Sharpe Companion The Early Years first person narrator s shortcomings but is so prevalent elsewhere in his work that I doubt it I m sure I read in one of his books that something was etiolated as if starved of light Etiolated thenTo business This novel has all the ingredients reuired to be Tantra y salchicha. 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