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A Ladder To The Sky (2018, original release: 2018)


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Published: London ; New York : Hogarth, 2018
Edition:  First United States edition
Description:  362 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781984823014,
Language:  English

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A Ladder To The Sky

Maurice Swift wants to be a writer, but he doesn’t have an original idea in his head. He goes about achieving this fiercely desired stature of novelist by shallowly playing up his good looks, targeting those he feels will help him in a calculating and unscrupulous way. Men and women fall into his orbit as he insinuates himself into their lives. He is ambitious, self-absorbed, secretive and devious with detestable motives. How author John Boyne’s storyline unfolds is well-written, filled with wry wit and clever dialogue with an unlikeable main character who lacks decency and morals. Lured into the story, I kept wondering how his twisted masquerade would end.

A Ladder To The Sky at 362 pages runs a little long but it certainly captured my attention with hints of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.
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