It's Beginning to Hurt

It's Beginning to Hurt

by James Lasdun
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It's Beginning to Hurt 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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JessLucy More than 1 year ago
Wow! Psychologically gripping and emotionally haunting; these stories are brilliantly written. After reading It's Beginning to Hurt, I am currently devouring everything I can get my hands on by this author. Great stuff!
KMED More than 1 year ago
Brilliant characters, impactful stories. Each story was better than the one before it. I found myself completely lost in the stories. I am a new fan of Lasdun and now keep looking for short stories that can compare but have not found any yet!
TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
Lasdun is so revealing. Why is it that when one sees the innermost thoughts of a forty- or fifty-something man one feels slightly embarrassed, as though there were something pitiful about the conclusions they manage to align like a teetering stack of children's building blocks? Though writing from the United States, Lasdun always retains his essential Englishness, like, I might add, "Netherland" author Joseph O'Neill. These men, writing about the minds of men, bring out the voyeur in me, and manipulate me. I allow them to do so, because of their felicity with language. They pull back a corner of the veil to reveal something true but which may not be wholly complete, and I will follow them there. In this book, Lasdun reminds me of Cheever, talking as he does of cocktails among the monied working classes--not so wealthy as to be unafraid of losing it all--but sort of windmilling on the edge of losing their money, their house, their wives, their sanity. Lasdun's short stories are marvels of clarity and brevity.