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  1. says:

    I am not a connoisseur of short stories Novelettes are ok but the short story itself is too fast for me I appreciate a good plot well worked out and character defined by key elements or dialogue but for me there is no time to get to know the people and that is what I like most about fiction That said I can see that these stories ar

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    I have to admit that I've only read the story after which the book was named; a very visual sad story that I thought was a BBC National Short Story Prize winner but turns out it was another in the book I've just ordered the whole collection so I'll give the rest a read in the near futureI read it a long time ago at the same time as I read A Tray of Ice Cubes by Gerard Woodward which is a very strange and entertaining story about a man who g

  3. says:

    Lasdun is so revealing Why is it that when one sees the innermost thoughts of a forty or fifty something man one feels slightly emba

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    My LAT reviewIn the literary realm much attention is paid both to the dramatic windup and the brutal aftermath when a character's life goes off track But not enough writers make time for an eually important psychic process the unpleasant twinge that signals the great calamity to come Such forebodings are the specialty of the poet a

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    It's difficult to give five stars to a collection of short stories because that would suggest that there were no stories I liked or less than the others Having said that this one probably rates 45 The title story a mere two pages when the others are mostly 12 15 is particularly poignant 'I'm in love with you’ the mistress says matter of fa

  6. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Book at BedtimeSeries of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun

  7. says:

    i enjoyed this collection a lot i felt so many different intense and heavy emotions an anxious man 55 i liked this story

  8. says:

    To begin with let me say that the two books that I have read by Lasdun have turned me into a fan; now I would l

  9. says:

    I concur with John Sara and Isa's reviews of this collection The technical prowess craft and detail of the story telling is evident I also like the subject matter and characters However the lack of emotion coming off the page such as a story

  10. says:

    The writing is extraordinary Lasdun's novel The Horned Man was remarkably well written too but here in the short story form he doesn't have to manage so long and detailed a plot and the book is better as a result Unlike a Carver story for instance most of these stories cover large spans of times in the characters' lives and have relatively little dialogue and most of the stories' endings may be unconventional insofar

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read & download ½ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ James Lasdun

Sions their images of themselves their habits and routines to reveal their interior lives with brilliant clarityIn sharply evoked settings that range from the wilds of Northern Greece to the beaches ofCape Cod these intensely dramatic tales chart the metamorphoses of their characters as they fall prey to the full range of human passions They rise to unexpected heights of decency or stumble int. From BBC Radio 4 Book at BedtimeSeries of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short stories by James Lasdun

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It's Beginning to Hurt

The stories in this remarkable collection including An Anxious Man winner of the National Short Story Prize UK are vibrant and gripping James Lasdun's great gift is his unfailing psychological instinct for the vertiginous moments when the essence of a life discloses itself With forensic skill he exposes his characters' hidden desires and fears drawing back the folds of their familiar self delu. Lasdun is so revealing Why is it that when one sees the innermost thoughts of a forty or fifty something man one feels sl

read & download ½ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ James Lasdun

O comic or tragic folly They throw themselves open to lust longing and paranoia always recognizably mirrors of our own conflicted selvesAs James Wood has written James Lasdun seems to be one of the secret gardens of English writing When we read him we know what language is for again This collection of haunting richly humane pieces is further proof of the powers of an enormously inventive write. To begin with let me say that the two books that I have read by Lasdun have turned me into a fan now I would like to rea