E–pub/Pdf [Love and Other Delusions] AUTHOR Larry Baker

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Love and Other Delusions Free download é 9 The story of a married woman's long term affair with a younger man An old story with new twists the best sex scene of any 2012 novel probably the best literary foreplay of any novel in 2012 for sure a seduction aided by the singing of Harry Nilsson. Dim the LightsA review of Love and Other Delusionsby Larry BakerIce Tea Books 2012171pps 1495In many ways Larry Baker s excellent new novel Love and Other Delusions is an old comfortable movie house One screen Shabby brocade curtain Lights on the ceiling that look like stars when the house lights go down Where watching a movie is like going to sleep and then dreaming Of course if you have read some of Baker s other novels much of The Flamingo Rising is set in a drive in theater you know that movies have always figured big and Love and Other Delusions is no exception The main characters are Alice her therapist Kathy and Danny her long time extramarital lover When Alice first meets Danny he works as a projectionist and all around assistant manager in a movie house scheduled for the padlock Alice and Danny watch movies love movies screw in an old movie house and see their lives as a movie Especially Alice The story is largely about the lies that dominate Alice s life and to a lesser degree the lives of Danny and Kathy and how Alice does and does not deal with those lies I could tell you that I counted starting with the title every incidence of the word lie its synonyms and their conjugated variants But that would be a lie I can say this these words appear on just about every page and usually multiple times per page Fiction invention deceive fraud rationalization stories illusions delusions dreams smoke and mirrors and my personal favorite cosmetics on a corpse So though delusion shadows the life of each main character there are big connotative swings between deceptions and dreams And if Danny is right and watching a movie is like going to sleep and then dreaming Love and Other Delusions offers a choice toss and turn on the starched denotations of untruth or roll in the softer sheets of fiction s ambiguitiesAlice is a woman who has lived a life of willing suspension of belief She is terminally ill and the narrative is driven by her need to confront her own delusions before she dies Alice lies to protect other people lies to protect herself tells lies that she forgets are lies And almost all of these are about Danny Alice is like a novelist or film script writer putting words into the mouth of her lover and thoughts into his head in moments and places when they were apart Writing a letter to Danny Alice tells him in addition to being a a story we are also a movie I remember our past life in terms of visual cinematic moments complete with a music soundtrack But what is a life stripped of delusions One of my favorite scenes is in the projectionist s booth of the old movie theater In a three page deconstructionist lesson Danny shows Alice what really goes on to create the illusion of a story out of light and color on a screen He adjusts knobs ignites arcs open lenses switches reels Alice is thrilled that Danny shares this with her But in giving up one delusion she builds another around Danny s love for her In the psycho parlance of the decade Alice is bipolar Okay show of hands How many out there In her manic moments both before and after she meets Danny she flies into sexual abandon and she certainly goes to her grave with a well notched lipstick case But sex was a horse love was a unicorn Alice remembers And what happens if Alice stops believing in the unicorn Can shedding delusions go too far Stripped of all delusion love Baker seems to say is a nude Barbie doll kept company by a legless Ken Love and Other Delusions is slim about 60000 words The chapters are short and easy to read even though the story is told chrono illogically the way Alice tells it to Kathy Baker s handling of time and revelation of his novel s surprises are impressive and for me there were uite a few Damn that s good passages Here s oneThe past began fading Alice would search back through time trying to preserve any just any memory of her and Danny together but each memory became a double exposed piece of film the new Danny s image imposed over the old Their entire past altered by the present all memories poisoned by the present a future destroyed by the present In places Baker dips into a haunting magic realism as when Alice and Kathy visit the plaza in St Augustine the city of two of Baker s previous novels But mostly this is an interior story with many conversations minimal settings memories relationships self and dream Society is scrim And it worksFor Baker lies are sometimes deceptions sometimes self delusions sometimes legerdemain sometimes a movie In the end he leaves me feeling as if I am at Danny s movie house In between shows of a double feature The first was a love story

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Love and Other Delusions Free download é 9 And a tale told by two women one of whom is crazy In Alice's world it all made sense She told her husband I stopped cheating on you when I started sleeping with Danny He finally understood but too late Alice Marcher is dying but she is still trying. Something about the stylistic rhythm reminds me of a song with the soft beginnings pounding beats rising building and ebbing slightly while floating before the dramatic endingor is it a soft fade out Somewhere along the way I forgot I was reading fiction and slipped into a voyeuristic delusion I was spying on these peoples lives becoming absorbed and realizing just how possible something which seems implausible can be acceptable Each character is faulted for their shortcomings but created in such a manner that is humanizing rather than victimizing and by doing so makes it that tragic Or is it The story will make you think about relationships the complexity and what we get from each one we maintain over a life time What are these people to us and even though we share moments our memories and value will greatly vary Love and Other Delusions is an enlightening read and perfect for a summer escape

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Love and Other Delusions Free download é 9 To understand her life She was thirty when she met Danny Shay He was eighteen Two years later they were sleeping together Twenty years later they parted Alice insisted It lasted so long so it must have meant something right We weren't a cliche were. I ve had high hopes for Larry Baker ever since I read his first book Flamingo Rising He has not lived up to my expectations but I will give him one chance since I already have his fourth book on my Kindle In Love and Other Delusions he revisits faintly familiar scenes an old St Augustine movie theater scheduled for demolition but his characters are just too strange for me A married female college professor initiates a long term affair with a student who is twelve years younger She attempts perhaps to come to terms with this twenty year digression years later when she is facing death


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  • Paperback
  • 171
  • Love and Other Delusions
  • Larry Baker
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 9781888160611