[Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver


  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Double Fault
  • Lionel Shriver
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9781852429119

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lionel Shriver Lionel Shriver ☆ 0 Summary I am rubbish at rigid reading lists Everything I read influences the next thing in some way even if that's often just to act as a c

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    Free download Double Fault Lionel Shriver ☆ 0 Summary [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver As so many others have said this book was not of the same caliber of Shriver's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN or THE POST BIRTHDAY WORLD So yes from that standpoint reading it was a disappointment But what if we think about it differently? What if we think about it as Shriver's sixth novel the one that came before KEVIN an

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver This book is a powerful portrayal of the destructive nature of competitiveness I felt that it made me think deeply about the important difference between ambition and competition As such being ambitious is mainly directed at yourself aiming at improving your last score for example or being keen to do your very best whateve

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver I really think that Lionel Shriver is somewhat of an underrated writer I have read several of her books and she has excellent character development and is not afraid to tackle dense and conflictual subject matter This novel really focuses on the damage we do to each other in a marriage and the impact of two highly competitive people trying

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver I am a huge fan of Lionel Shriver I think The Post Birthday World is one of the finest novels on the subject of love marriage and romance in our

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver There was a lot to admire and appreciate here Shriver's writing style is witty and her powers of observation and description are as honed as ever here in describing the dynamics of the female and male halves of a relationship in this case two professional tennis players In some ways there are a lot of themes wh

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver It occurs to me that the world of professional sport is one that has been relatively unexplored by novelists Perhaps that is because sport is its own drama and there is little to be gained from writing about fictional sporting contests when one can watch the real thing There's David Peace's imaginings of the management careers of Brian Clough and Bill Shankly and I can't really think of much else Actually that's not uite true There's the

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    Free download Double Fault [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lionel Shriver Spoilers ahead I found it hard to rate this book on one hand it did have a compelling 'have to finish' uality if a bit voyeuristic in nature on the other it has patches of purple prose notably the lovesex scenes Not many of those t

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    [Pdf New] (Double Fault) BY Lionel Shriver I read this book because I immensely enjoyed two of Lionel Shriver's other books The Post Birthday World and We Need to Talk About Kevin Usual

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Summary Double Fault · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Olds compatibility spiced with friendly rivalry and discovers her first passion outside a tennis court They marryConjugal life starts well on the Upper West Side of New York But animated shop talk and blissful love making soon give way to full tilt competition over who can rise to the top first Driven and gifted Willy maintains the lead until she seve. I am a huge fan of Lionel Shriver I think The Post Birthday World is one of the finest novels on the subject of love marriage and romance in our modern era I was not necessarily drawn to this novel because of the subject Although I don t hate tennis and can take watching it in small doses I am no bog fan of the game or its place in our society I have to say though that Shriver drew me into this world and kept my interest throughoutThis novel is just as much about analyzing a relationship and marriage and about the extreme competition and rivalry and obsession that can come from committing oneself to a sport like tennis Ironically enough I am presently in the midst of the USA production of Dare Me from the novel by Meg Abbott This show explores the competition and obsession within high school cheerleading and the similarities are striking The star of Double Fault is a beautiful young woman named Willy who has great talent drive and potential to rise in the world of professional tennis She meets a young man named Eric who has just recently taken up the game and is learning fast She is the better player and plans to stay that way However when Eric is rising faster than she is trouble brews Willy has never been truly appreciated by her father who wants her to keep tennis as a hobby or sideline and boy is she trying to prove him wrong about her chances to make it in the sport This effect causes her to become incredibly competitive with her husband which greatly strains the marriageThis is not an easy novel to read Although I really enjoyed the character of Willy many may find her to be incredibly selfish and impulsive I really got into her obsession and understood where she was coming from Although I have never had that drive or intense competitive spirit when I used to play basketball I really wanted to win and to do well on whatever team I was playing on I felt that the author really explored this feeling well and exposed how destructive it could be both within and outside of the sport itselfThe writing as usual was superb Even in reviews that were lukewarm for this book no one seemed to uestion the uality of the prose It can be frustrating dealing with the intensity of the feelings in this book but I found myself immersed in them And the author certainly doesn t take the easy way out as well No everyone lives happily ever after in this story and I feel this made it sophisticated

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Summary Double Fault · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An ardent middle ranked professional tennis player Willy Novinsky meets her match in Eric Oberdorf the handsome rogue she drubs in a pick up game in Manhattan's Riverside Park Eric is charmingly gracious in defeat and his casual confidence takes her in Low ranked but untested Eric too aims to make his mark on the international tennis circuit Willy beh. Can always digest a Shriver novel easily the writing flows the insight is heavy and I always know where they re going somewhere badThis is a terrible cover btw you can t see how badly photoshopped the racket and ball are into the stock photo Doesn t seem like they had much faith for this novel second time around eitherKinda funny in a novel that says that cathartic moments rarely drop into a career that s been slowly declining for many years and on this a re issued version it says Orange Prize winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin And consider that this is a cautionary tale about holding onto a dream that s never gonna happen for too long or is it Big Brother written post Shriver success is a novel that argues that the satisfaction of achieving success is nothing to be envied the Shriver of now is happier and realises she was happy when she wrote thisI see a number of reviews saying this ain t no Kevin I think it s just as well crafted it just happens to be on a different topic Though she does a terrible job of making me care for her characters or convincing me that they re in love I felt the same way when I started So Much for That I was like why are these people married when they hate each other It s a shame that love and loving gestures are taken as a given when narrating a marriage s descent let alone before the descentBig echoes of Revolutionary Road especially with the whole abortion fiasco just thrown into the end but not uite as devastating In fact it surprised me that I thought of a much devastating ending than Shriver for this one view spoilerin the end the husband says he won t go to the US Open if his wife wants to raise the baby she s carrying She says she already had an abortion Instead the wife should have let him uit waited until the US Open was over and then told him she had an abortion it s a double fault Tragedy is so basic hide spoiler

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Summary Double Fault · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rs her knee ligaments in a devastating spill As Willy recuperates her ranking plummets just as her husband becomes the upstart darling of the tennis circuit Ultimately Eric plays in the US Open Anguished at falling short of her lifelong dream and resentful of her husband's success Willy slides irresistibly toward the first uiet tragedy of her young li. It occurs to me that the world of professional sport is one that has been relatively unexplored by novelists Perhaps that is because sport is its own drama and there is little to be gained from writing about fictional sporting contests when one can watch the real thing There s David Peace s imaginings of the management careers of Brian Clough and Bill Shankly and I can t really think of much else Actually that s not uite true There s the whole of Dick Francis oeuvre for starters And when I was about twelve or thirteen I loved Bob Judd s thrillers set in the world of Formula 1 but I suspect they would not benefit from an adult re reading I suppose a part of the problem is the mixing of the real with the imagined Either you write about actual sports stars who really exist a la David Peace in which case are you really writing fiction Or you make up the characters from scratch which creates something of a problem with suspension of disbelief at least for readers with an interest in the sport in uestion Even at the age of 12 I knew that Forrest Evers was not actually a racing driver and reading the book I couldn t help wondering who his fictional rivals real world euivalents were It can uickly all end up feeling rather Roy of the RoversShriver s book gets around these obstacles both by being about the relationship between two tennis players rather than tennis itself and by being not about international stars at the very pinnacle of the sport but people who make up the vast bulk of professionals making a living from the sport out of the public eye Players with a world ranking in the hundreds It is perfectly possible that these players could exist and I would never have heard of them And in a way the stories of those who never uite succeed who are good but not great or who by some combination of bad luck and self sabotage never uite fulfil their potential may be interesting than the all too familiar story of the world champion who never stopped believing in their dream and overcame the odds and The story is told from the point of view of Willy for Wilhemina she claims though her father refers to her as Willow Novinsky who when the book begins is ranked 437 but that s in the world she remarks early on who has played tennis since she was 5 and has pursued a professional career against the advice of her family and has never wanted to do anything else but at 23 knows that the clock is already ticking if she is to secure her big break and her relationship with Eric Oberdorf a young man from an old money background who in contrast with his wife had not always dreamed of being a Grand Slam winner but had taken up the game at 18 and just found that he was good at it so decided to keep at it Otheres have remarked on how Willy appears to be something of an early prototype for the character of Eva Khatchadourian in her famous We Need to Talk About Kevin and while I can see some similarities though bear in mind I m going on my hazy memory of a book I read some years ago both have a certain bloodmindedness that leads them to shun those who might be able to help them fundamentally I saw this as a book about the negative effects of being in an intensely competitive environment devoting one s life to something and coming up short And in a sense given the extent to which top level sport is as much about the psychological strength of its participants as it is about their raw ability it is an examination of how wanting anything too much can be intensely self destructive Perhaps especially in sport and perhaps doubly especially in tennisI ve never been a big tennis fan but it has always struck me as an especially high pressure sport because if at any time your opponent starts playing better than you you can always still lose If you re three goals up with five minutes to play your are highly unlikely to lose a football match If you ve got a six stroke lead going into the eighteenth hole at a golf tournament you don t have to take any big risks But if you ve got a two set lead and three match points in a tennis match you can still lose and indeed this is or less exactly what happens to Willy at arguably the crux point of the book where she crumbles against a supposedly much weaker opponent just as her husband s career is taking offThere were aspects of the book that didn t uite ring true to me Again it might just be my ignorance of tennis but I m not sure how likely it would be that Eric would struggle to beat his wife when he was ranked in the 400s in the men s game while she was in the 200s in the women s game whether this is Shriver s ignorance of the difference between the men s and women s game or whether we the readers are meant to guess that up to that point Eric has been letting his wife win I m not sure And by the end of the book I was finding Eric s patience with Willy began to stretch credulity unless I suppose it is a kind of weaponised reasonableness But an interesting read and one with characters well enough drawn that I did find myself wondering in that absurd way with fictional characters what happened to them next