Horned Man by James LasdunHorned Man by James Lasdun

Horned Man

byJames Lasdun

Paperback | April 29, 2003

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"Unputdownable'.... A masterpiece of chilling, mesmerizing control."
James Lasdun lives near Woodstock, New York.
Title:Horned ManFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 29, 2003Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393324389

ISBN - 13:9780393324389

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Odd Read I very much enjoyed the first half of the book. I was able to follow Lawrence, the main character. He's a Professor at a University. He does the Professor type of things. Ok, but then he starts getting odd. Why doesn't he have the lock to his office changed when he realizes that someone is entering it at night and moving and taking items. My understanding of this book would benefit from a chat with other readers. I did glance through the discussion question at the back of the book, which would be perfect for a formal 'book club'. Not having anyone to talk with, I decided that Lawrence is growing a brain tumor similar to the one that killed his father. For what ever reason, the tumour has penetrated through the front of his skull and is now perceived as a 'horn'. To me this is an adequate explanation for his increasingly odd behaviour.
Date published: 2008-02-04

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"The Horned Man is not just a skillful thriller. Almost every sentence is a delight in its penetration, imagination, aptness....This is a black novel, but a beautiful one."