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James Lasdun

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James Lasdun lives near Woodstock, New York.

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Værker af James Lasdun

The Horned Man (2002) 307 eksemplarer
The Fall Guy (2016) 238 eksemplarer
Seven Lies (2005) 168 eksemplarer
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Redaktør — 153 eksemplarer
It's Beginning to Hurt: Stories (2009) 101 eksemplarer
Afternoon of a Faun (2019) 45 eksemplarer
Besieged (1999) 25 eksemplarer
Landscape with Chainsaw: Poems (2001) 21 eksemplarer
Delirium Eclipse and Other Stories (1985) 16 eksemplarer
Three Evenings: Stories (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Victory (2019) 13 eksemplarer
Bluestone: New and Selected Poems (2015) 11 eksemplarer
A Jump Start (1987) 9 eksemplarer
The Silver Age (1985) 8 eksemplarer
Water Sessions (2012) 5 eksemplarer
The Revenant (1803) 4 eksemplarer
Il miracolo (1992) 1 eksemplar
An Anxious Man 1 eksemplar
Ca commence à faire mal (2010) 1 eksemplar
Enhr̲ningen 1 eksemplar
Bir Faunun Öğleden Sonrası (2021) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 411 eksemplarer
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Bidragyder — 280 eksemplarer
Granta 89: The Factory (2005) — Bidragyder — 176 eksemplarer
Granta 91: Wish You Were Here (2005) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer
Granta 95: Loved Ones (2006) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The National Short Story Prize 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
TLS Short Stories (2003) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer

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This book had such a great premise, and I was excited to dive into another gripping thriller. Unfortunately, it didn’t deliver what I was hoping for at all! The characters were thoroughly unlikeable without any redeeming quality - especially Matthew, whose point of view we were in the entire time. The plot was excruciatingly slow, partly due to the fact that the writing was so overworked and pretentious. The novel read like it was written by an English professor trying too hard to be literary. There were entire sections that rehashed what had happened, or leisurely explored Matthew’s thoughts and obsessions, which quickly grew tedious. Then the author threw in in some unnecessary and tiresome talk about banking and the Occupy movement, which made me wonder whether his editors forced him to pad his word count. I was completely unsatisfied with this book.… (mere)
Elizabeth_Cooper | 13 andre anmeldelser | Oct 27, 2023 |
I'll be honest, I read this almost purely on the basis of Lasdun's paranoia, reported in his memoir On Being Stalked, that its subject matter would lend credence to his stalker's suggestions that he was sexually inappropriate to her (though they both agree that, actually, he was not). The central character does initially seem to be the quintessential author-insert character -- a mediocre would-be writer, with the author's own nationality, who is improbably lusted over by various female characters despite his apparent lack of interesting or attractive features.

But the plot pretty quickly takes a turn for the bizarre, and then another turn for the even-more-bizarre. Lasdun does a great job of not only of crafting a compelling thriller but also, I think, of skewering the milquetoast author-insert trope, which he leverages well to his advantage. It's a very paranoid read -- also true, of course, of Lasdun's memoir -- but also very intelligent. Would recommend to anyone looking for a short Twilight Zone-y thriller.
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maddietherobot | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 21, 2023 |
I did not like this at all. It was reminiscent of something I've already read, but I suspect that I would forgive or enjoy that if this were a story I liked. But though it seems reasonably well written, allusive, and snappy, that didn't stop it from being a deeply unlikable journey, and not at all redemptive. I don't want to be in this head without a point.
Kiramke | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
This book took me waaaaay to long to read. It was good but I kept finding other books to take it's place--not a good sign. I think this would be a good book for a trip because you can get back into it very easily. Outcome is predictable, in my opinion.
Sunandsand | 13 andre anmeldelser | Apr 30, 2022 |



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