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The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies Bright ambitious and handsome Ross Ohrenstedt is a high flier in the fashionable field of queer studies He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to

  • Title: The Book of Lies
  • Author: Felice Picano
  • ISBN: 9781555835927
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bright, ambitious, and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt is a high flier in the fashionable field of queer studies He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of papers and works of a leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle Ross stumbles across a lost work by an unknown author andBright, ambitious, and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt is a high flier in the fashionable field of queer studies He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of papers and works of a leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle Ross stumbles across a lost work by an unknown author and his quest to identify the mystery writer and achieve the glory of scholastic tenure unveils increasingly bizarre and unbalanced facts about a group of writers who in the 1970s and 1980s broke new ground in the creation of a gay literary sensibility But the dark truth contained within The Book of Lies is even startling With biting wit and a lush sense of place and character, Felice Picano s daring novel is at once a stylish mystery, a comical roman A clef, and a wicked send up of the new Ivory Tower Leave it to Felice Picano to add a walloping dose of melodrama and intrigue to a tale already redrawing genre boundariesWhat Picano does is take an academic mystery subject matter that might have proved tedious or solipsistic in lesser hands and morphs it into something new a page turning, often campy, occasionally serious critique of academia and historical truth, literary celebrity, and the imminent future of America Philadelphia Tribune Felice Picano is the author of 19 books including the best selling novels Like People In History, Looking Glass Lives, The Lure and Eyes as well as the literary memoirs Ambidextrous, Men Who Loved Me, and A House On the Ocean, A House On the Bay He is also the author with Dr Charles Silverstein of The New Joy of Gay Sex A native of New York, Felice Picano now lives in Los Angeles.

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    1 thought on “The Book of Lies

    1. Didn't like this one much. A forray into the cuthroat and often cliquey world of academia, with a narrator that seemed to remain faceless and virtually anonymous throughout. The book spent an awful long time saying not too much at all, then the final denoument exploded so suddenly and unexpectedly that the reader was left wondering what had just happened. There was very little preamble, and not much by way of explanation either. Admittedly there was a certain creativity in the way the lives and [...]

    2. Picano is founding member of the gay literature movement which began in the early 70s, and while he's been praised for his early work from that era, the same cannot be said for this bit of fluff.Picano draws from his personal experiences and his knowledge of the Violet Quill; a group of burgeoning gay authors. The story format is a mystery as an archivist uncovers new information about the authorship of a well-known manuscript.The story never quite takes off, and often borders on maudlin as if P [...]

    3. I have such mixed feelings about this novel. I need to come back when I have more of a brain and write a better review. But I did read it within about twenty-four hours in June 2009, while waiting for the San Francisco Dyke March to begin, so I'm inclined to like it despite some of its sexual-identity weirdnesses.

    4. A young professor is given the task of cataloging the works of a famous group of gay writers "the purple circle" (in real life like the violet quill group). But someone doesn't want him to do his research. And things are not what they seem at all.A very fun read, and informative about gay american culture.

    5. Tedious and rather pointless, literary masturbation. Interesting only as an 'inside baseball' glimpse of the Violet Quill era, but even then so obtuse as to be largely useless in offering any new insight. Proceed at your own risk.

    6. This novel had a strange effect on me. I sat, stunned, for a half an hour after I finished it.Assoon as I can, I am going to read it again!

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