The Liar

The Liar

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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.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9781616954666
1616954663
Branch Call Number: FIC FRY, STEPHEN
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 21 cm

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Vivian Unger Feb 23, 2012

The chronology is a confusing mess, but things get more straightforward in the second half, and there are some funny bits.

placebo Apr 24, 2011

Very well written in Fry's usual amusing, conversational form.
I found the plot a bit sketchy but still worth the read.

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