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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    This guy

    Best book ever and a good movoe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2003


    this may very well be my favorite book. i love the way he captures all the different aspects of life in suburbia by weaving a lot of different people's lives together. i think this is a book any teenager could appreciate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    L.I.E. Rocked My SoX

    I loved the book, the sci-fi twist ending, the greatness of growing up on long island, something i can relate to! i just enjoyed this brand new autors debut book and can't wait for his next work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002


    I love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Daring Debut

    L.I.E. is a rare treat. They say that first novels tend to be autobiographical, and there's enough detail here about Long Island to show that Hollander knows this setting well. But the book isn't just about the suburbs, at least that's not the way I read it. Harlan Kessler, the main character (sort of), is having very strange things happen to him, that couldn't occur on Long Island or anywhere else for that matter. He's being observed by some kind of reptilian monster, he's being hunted down by mannequins driving limousines, he's hearing his own life story mysteriously recorded on a cassette tape. For me, this is the book's darkest side. Harlan is trying to balance his dead-end life in the suburbs, but what's worse is that his experiences in L.I.E. all point to the fact that his life may not be real, somehow. Although Hollander uses a lot of unnecessary 'experimental' techniques in the book (too many italics!), his strength is in showing the 'unreality' behind his characters' reality. It's a daring debut, and I've gotta give it five stars.

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