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A ladder to the sky

by John Boyne | 09 August 2018
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A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse.
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A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse.
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Rick O'Shea Reviews 'A Ladder To The Sky'

Not the easiest job in the world to follow up the brilliant The Heart’s Invisible Furies but let it not be said that John Boyne isn’t up to the challenge – this one is a cracker.

Maurice is a young aspiring writer working in a hotel in East Berlin in 1988 when he meets a famed older writer who starts him on a path of social climbing, idea stealing and fame. It takes us through the fall of the wall, into a brilliant section set in Gore Vidal’s house on the Amalfi Coast, through his fallow years married to a university lecturer and to New York, all the time stealing others ideas to keep him prominent and renowned.

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780857523501
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Published - 09/08/2018
Categories - Eason Favourite Book Poll, Eason Favourite Book Poll, Bestselling Fiction, Autumn Reads, 25% Off All Autumn Reads, Best New Fiction, All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Irish Fiction, Christmas 25% Off Promotion
No. of Pages - 368
Weight - 444
Edition - Export ed
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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