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The Liar - Stephen Fry
The Liar
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Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel is by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.Adrian Healey loves to lie. He does it all the time. Every minute, every moment. And worse, he does it wonderfully, imaginatively, brilliantly. He lies to buck the system,... show more
Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel is by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.Adrian Healey loves to lie. He does it all the time. Every minute, every moment. And worse, he does it wonderfully, imaginatively, brilliantly. He lies to buck the system, to express his contempt for convention, but mostly because he just plain likes to. It’s fun; it’s high camp. He invents a lost pornographic novel by Charles Dickens, and for himself a career as a Piccadilly rent boy hireable by the hour. But Adrian’s lies eventually bring realworld danger, as he finds himself caught up in the machinations of a shadowy network that puts his own life at risk. A dazzling, outrageous first novel that has delighted liars everywhere.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781616954666 (1616954663)
ASIN: 1616954663
Publisher: Soho Press
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
3.0 Less Than High Jinks
This debut novel by the loquacious Stephen Fry was always likely to be embraced enthusiastically, emanating as it has from the pen of a popular polymath. One also gets the impression that SF has adhered to the old adage of 'write what you know', since the book is largely set in the world of public s...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Liar
This is such a first novel. It has all the aspiration of a first novel, complete with an author who can write - and we KNOW he can write. Unfortunately, the main character of this one - Adrian - is a bit of a bore, who lives up to every imaginable cliche associated with a public school boy, and t...
halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it
2.0 The Liar
I am a big fan of Fry, the man is almost a nation institution now. I had read his biography last year, and though that it was great.However, this book, I just could not get on with. I couldn't get the characters, the plot was not twisted, it was muddled, and it took 200 pages or so for me to begin t...
Bettie's Books
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2.0
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