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Seven Lies: A Novel

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 Geschichten aus Latexia 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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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. A short uncomfortable novel that relates the story of Stefan Vogel who left East Germany with his wife in 1986 to go live in the United States The story starts in 2003 or so then goes back to his childhood up to the time leading up to his departure describing the circumstances that led up to it The characters aren t very likeable not even in a love to hate way throughout I just felt a kind of contemptuous pity They are all unfortunately the products of living under an oppressive regime Still the book had an interesting structure and was uite powerful I think it may be one that would reward rereading and I will definitely look out for Lasdun s other novel The Horned Man Geschichten aus Latexia very likeable not even in a love to hate way throughout I just felt a kind of contemptuous pity They are all unfortunately the products of living under an oppressive regime Still the book had an interesting structure and was uite powerful I think it may be one that would reward rereading and I will definitely look out for Lasdun s other novel The Horned Man

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Gs for love glory and freedom express themselves in a lifelong fantasy of going to America By a series of increasingly dangerous maneuvers he makes this. attracted by the book title i bought it at a second hand bookstore in taiwan i thought the book will be a detective or ethical book but it s different from what i thought it is uite boring to a point where it left me on a major slump i don t understand what is the author trying to express from this book

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Seven Lies: A Novel
  • James Lasdun
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 9780393329087

About the Author: James Lasdun

James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York He has published two novels as well as several collections of short stories and poetry He has been long listed for the Man Booker Prize and short listed for the Los Angeles Times T S Eliot and Forward prizes in poetry; and he was the winner of the inaugural UKBBC Short Story Prize His nonfiction has been published in Harpe



10 thoughts on “Seven Lies: A Novel

  1. says:

    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 c

  2. says:

    A short uncomfortable novel that relates the story of Stefan Vogel who left East Germany with his wife in 1986 to go live in the United States The story starts in 2003 or so then goes back to his childhood up to the time leading up to his departure describing the circumstances that led up to it The characters aren't very likeable not even in a love to hate way throughout I just felt a kind of contemptuous pity They are all unfortu

  3. says:

    Another unreliable narrator but this time one who admits his lies but then how do we know these aren't lies as well Dissident poet in

  4. says:

    Stefan Vogel the main character in Lasdun's novel is a vaguely likeable character who drifts through life getting himself into alarming difficulty through no apparent effort of his own In fact when something bad befalls him he dismisses it even as he watches it happen as something unavoidable because in a sense it has already occurredIn this fashion he manages to become a poet or at least a sham poet to drift into the Bohemian scene in t

  5. says:

    attracted by the book title i bought it at a second hand bookstore in taiwan i thought the book will be a detective or ethical book but it’s different from what i thought it is uite boring to a point where it left me on

  6. says:

    Seven Lies is not the easiest book to read While many I'm sure myself occasionally included will trip from time to time over the vocabulary used to write this book I find what makes the book hardest to read it the attitude of the main character whose perspective the story is told from In parts of this book he seems to be just alive not diminishing not improving not happy nor sad just there and in his period of just exist

  7. says:

    Though the cover blurb about knuckle whitening tension of a thriller is overblown Lasdun does confirm a chilling insight repressive regimes often succeed by recruiting their own citizens to do their dirty work for them This was especially tr

  8. says:

    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 s

  9. says:

    Deeply unsatisfying as a whole the individual vignettes comprising ' The Life and Lies of Stefan Vogel' were taut and well rendered From the early and mostly inexplicable seediness of the narrating Stefan to a jarring show of author insertio

  10. says:

    Not in a horror flick gone wild kind of way rather in a chilling suicky fashion The story is like a particularly horrible yet riveting car crash Something verging on obscene yet radiating a twisted human essenceThere's East Germany post Stalin With all it's recursive layers of surveillanceThere's the protagonist Stefan Vogel So explanatory So

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