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The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception
The Adversary A True Story of Monstrous Deception
Author: Emmanuel Carrere
Too mortified to admit that he has missed a crucial medical school exam, Jean-Claude Romand decides instead to lie. It's the pitiful act of a desperate man that turns into a full-time charade, and as the lies pile up Romand manages to convince everyone--his wife, best friend, parents, in-laws, and mistress--that he is a doctor with the World...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312420604
ISBN-10: 0312420609
Publication Date: 1/5/2002
Pages: 208
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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This book is a quick read - explores the reasons behind a man's murder of his entire family.
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This went so far beyond true crime. It was written in a thoughtful and artistic manner, getting deep within the criminal, the author, and most of all the betrayed friend. Think how you would feel if you'd been close friends with a man who 'went mad' and destroyed his family. Then think how you would feel if the secrets, deceptions, and lifetime of lies your friend lived, intertwined with your own relationship with him, was suddenly exposed and you were left knowing you'd been utterly fooled. But also left with little clue about the reasons for the deceptions. The author becomes enmeshed in how such things can happen, but allows us to draw our own conclusions. This is among the best books of its type I've ever read - yet to be honest I don't know how I would classify it as to type! One of a kind.
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