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Home Truths

He way to Los Angeles fuming over a vicious profile of himself by Fanny Tarrant one of the new breed of Rottweiler interviews in a Sunday newspaper Together they decide to take revenge on the interviewer though Adrian is risking what he values most hi I have occasionally toyed with turning both of my less than successful attempts at one act plays into novellas David Lodge s Home Truths made me think twice about it Lodge s novella is a prose rendering of his play of the same title His short note at the beginning tells you so and also tells you that he put back in dialogue cut from various productions of the play The problem is the novella doesn t feel like a novella it feels like a playscript with very very explicit stage directions added in and one odd veering off into something that could not actually have been staged the way it s written which perhaps was Lodge s whole intent for the piece but since most of it sticks to what conceivably would have been an English Country Home One Room Drama the piece that doesn t take place in that one room feels highly highly out of placeThe plot in short is this retired author Adrian Ludlow and his wife are visited by their old friend Sam Sharp who is uite upset a scathing profile done by paparazzi journalist Fanny Tarrant A revenge scheme is set up involving Adrian being interviewed by Tarrant at the same time that he interviews her Will the retired author give up his own beloved privacy to skewer the woman who skewers famous peopleI have a feeling if I had seen Home Truths staged I d have enjoyed it uite a bit The very British snappy patter speaks to me and the topic is well topical perhaps even so now than when the play was written in 1998 the action takes place around a pivotal cultural moment in 1997 But in book form Lodge uses an awful lot of he said style dialogue tags that uickly get repetitive and actually annoying cutting into the flow of the story And in the end the point Lodge seems to be trying to make is almost too cliche precisely because of that pivotal cultural moment Lodge relies on to make the pointReading this novella was instructional for me as a writer but not something I d recommend eagerly to others

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S privacy David Lodge's dazzling novella examines with wit and insight the contemporary culture of celebrity and the conflict between the solitary activity of writing and the demands of the media circus 'Sharp intelligent surprising and fun' THE TIMES I ve been a Lodge fan since the early 90 s and I never get tired of his investigations of the meaning of art criticism and reality through his gallery of fictional academics Final Warning reality through his gallery of fictional academics

David Lodge á 3 review

Adrian Ludlow a novelist with a distinguished reputation and a book on the 'A' level syllabus is now seeking obscurity in a cottage beneath the Gatwick flight path His university friend Sam Sharp who has become a successful screen writer drops in on t 35 starsShort thin but what there is is good LodgeA novella that shows to no disadvantage its origins as a playThe denouement might seem an irrelevant disappointment to those without strong links to the UK in late 90sA couple of laugh out loud lack of self awareness jokes


10 thoughts on “Home Truths

  1. says:

    review in English belowNão me lembrava e ainda não me lembro de ter lido este livro anteriormente pelo ue decidi levá lo para uma viagem de autocarro porue os ue tinha em mãos eram inconvenientemente grandes De leitura fácil com bastant

  2. says:

    I found this novella by chance and as it looked as if I could finish it in the hour I had to spare I took it up It was a

  3. says:

    35 starsShort thin but what there is is good LodgeA novella that shows to no disadvantage its origins as a playThe denouement might seem an irrelevant disappointment to those without strong links to the UK in late 90sA couple of laugh out loud lack of self awareness jokes

  4. says:

    I have occasionally toyed with turning both of my less than successful attempts at one act plays into novellas David Lodge's Home Truths made me think twice about it Lodge's novella is a prose rendering of his play of the same title His short note at the beginning tells you so and also tells you that he put back in dialogue cut from various productions of the play The problem is the novella doesn't feel like a

  5. says:

    This book was just ok The story is interesting but I didn't like where it went at the end Basically these two writers are trying to get back at an interviewer who has written some nasty things about them However the wife

  6. says:

    Novelita muy breve al más puro estilo de David Lodge con un final más cómodo ue otras suyas Es interesante y me gustó bastante Se nota su origen teatral pero eso no lo resta interésVery brief novel with Lodge style but with a confortable ending than in other of his works It is interesting and I uite liked it You can see the theatrical origin but that does not lose interest

  7. says:

    There's nothing wrong with this novella that has obviously been adapted from a play particularly But there's not much right about it either Not one of his high points

  8. says:

    I've been a Lodge fan since the early 90's and I never get tired of his investigations of the meaning of art criticism and reality through his gallery of fictional academics

  9. says:

    I really would have liked this better as the play It was fine as stories go but it was mostly talking and I would have liked to see

  10. says:

    A well constructed tight and tidy little novella adapted as the author explains in a forwarding note from his play Some other reviewers here seemed to resent that it was adapted from a play I've always enjoyed David Lodge

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