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The Impostor When Adam moves into the abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning – a shadowy figure from his childhood – and Canning's enigmatic and beautiful wife, a sinister new chapter in his life begins. . . Read The Impostor author Damon Galgut – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. The Impostor at times reminded me ofThe Magusby John Fowles and at times ofWaiting for the Barbariansby J.M Coetzee but in fact Damon Galgut stays on his own territory all the way through.The novel is highly intriguing, subtly intellectual and fraught with moral ambiguities.It comes to him that time is the great, distorting lens Up close, human life is a catalogue of pain and power, but when enough time has gone past, everything ceases to matter Nothing that people do to each othe The Impostor at times reminded me ofThe Magusby John Fowles and at times ofWaiting for the Barbariansby J.M Coetzee but in fact Damon Galgut stays on his own territory all the way through.The novel is highly intriguing, subtly intellectual and fraught with moral ambiguities.It comes to him that time is the great, distorting lens Up close, human life is a catalogue of pain and power, but when enough time has gone past, everything ceases to matter Nothing that people do to each othe...

  2. The Shallow Intimacy of The ImpostorExploring the Vortex with Damon Galgut Dear Damon,When we met in Antwerp, I caught a glimpse of what my life might be like if my dream of literary fame and fortune ever came true It was not a pretty sight You had arrived in Belgium on your own, with a couple of interviews and appearances lined up Then it was off to Amsterdam for a day, to meet with your Dutch publisher, before jetting off to Canada for a book tour lasting a month, if memory serves I m s The Shallow Intimacy of The ImpostorExploring the Vortex with Damon Galgut Dear Damon,When we met in Antwerp, I caught a glimpse of what my life might be like if my dream of literary fame and fortune ever came true It was not a pretty sight You had arrived in Belgium on your own, with a couple of interviews and appearances lined up Then it was off to Amsterdam for a day, to meet with your Dutch publisher, before jetting off to Canada for a book tour lasting a month, if memory serves I m sure this sounds like heaven to some, but the first thought that crossed my little, middle class mind was where would I leave the kids Closely followed by how would I gift wrap this as a pleasurable experience for my dear wife So perhaps I m projecting my own feelings on you when I say you seemed somewhat lost and lonely But that was before I read The Impostor, in which I also sensed a spirit of desolation, isolation,...

  3. I don t know if I can convey how much I was looking forward to this novel I came across Galgut last summer for the first time I read Quarry first, and then The Good Doctor Both are excellent Quarry is a prose poem of a novel, a stark and haunting one The Good Doctor isfleshed out but still conveys a harsh and beautiful changing landscape with questions of morality, authenticity, at its center I would call both of these novels unconventional, innovative in their structure an I don t know if I can convey how much I was looking forward to this novel I came across Galgut last summer for the first time I read Quarry first, and then The Good Doctor Both are excellent Quarry is a prose poem of a novel, a stark and haunting one The Good Doctor isfleshed out but still conveys a harsh and beautiful changing landscape with questions of morality, authenticity, at its center I would call both of these novels unconventional, innovative in their structure and style So, read between the lines I fell in love with Galgut He even toppled Coetzee from his eternal position as my top favorite So African novelist, to become one of my top favorite contemporary novelists, period The Impostor reads like a mainstream novel, a watered down version of Galgut s concerns The prose seemspedestrian than inspired and the structure of the novel offers nothing new But it s perhaps the characters which are most problematic at its center is Adam, solipsistic, passiv...

  4. Wheels within wheelsMelancholic at times I needed to shake Adam a bit, those weeds were calling out to me.Unfortunately free for all in this case hasthan one meaning, we can twist it around and see it as now South Africa embraces freedom for all, thank God but it also means that the sharks, the marauders come in to feed on the weaknesses as well Sharks such as Genov, Canning or even Gavin And Adam lies listlessly about.Galgut s picture of South Africa is also the picture I get from a Wheels within wheelsMelancholic at times I needed to shake Adam a bit, those weeds were calling out to me.Unfortunately free for all in this case hasthan one meaning, we can twist it around and see it as now South Africa embraces freedom for all, thank God but it also means that the sharks, the marauders come in to feed on the weaknesses as well Sharks such as Genov, Canning or even Gavin And Adam lies listlessly about.Galgut s picture of South Africa is also the p...

  5. At the moment i m nearly ready with Philip Roth s The Human Stain there should be a review up by Sunday but I thought i d take a tiny break and read The Imposter and I finished it in two hours flat.My first experience of Galgut was through The Good Doctor, which I felt was quite sinister but a wholly satisfying read The good news is that The Impostor is even better, it s Galgut at his peak.Adam Napier is unemployed and homeless so he escapes from Johannesburg and visits his brother, Gavin in At the moment i m nearly ready with Philip Roth s The Human Stain there should be a review up by Sunday but I thought i d take a tiny break and read The Imposter and I finished it in two hours flat.My first experience of Galgut was through The Good Doctor, which I felt was quite sinister but a wholly satisfying read The good news is that The Impostor is even better, it s Galgut at his peak.Adam Napier is unemployed and homeless so he escapes from Johannesburg and visits his brother, Gavin in the hope that he ll help him Gavin offers Adam an old abandoned house in the middle of nowhere Adam is pleased and thinks that he will start a new stress free life This soon comes to an end through two people who step in Adam s path.The first one is his eerie neighbour Blom who has a dark past and secondly his old school friend Kenenth Caning, who thrusts Adam into a mess of corruption and bri...

  6. Money, morality, loneliness and being true to yourself are the central themes in Damon Galgut s sixth novel, The Imposter, first published in 2008.Set in the new South Africa, after the dismantling of apartheid, it tells the tale of Adam Napier, an unmarried white man, who loses his job and his home and then reinvents himself as a struggling poet.Rejecting his younger brother s offer of a job working in his dubious property development company, he heads to a remote township in the Karoo, a s Money, morality, loneliness and being true to yourself are the central themes in Damon Galgut s sixth novel, The Imposter, first published in 2008.Set in the new South Africa, after the dismantling of apartheid, it tells the tale of Adam Napier, an unmarried white man, who loses his job and his home and then reinvents himself as a struggling poet.Rejecting his younger brother s offer of a job working in his dubious property development company, he heads to a remote township in the Karoo, a semi desert region in the Western Cape He moves into a decrepit four roomed house, with an overgrown garden, which his brother bought years ago but never lived in.The house, filled with dust and a depressing mix of furniture, is a metaphor for Adam s falling apart life He is warned that the place is filled with presences from the past and he convinces himself that h...

  7. Review pending, but just wanted to say I was slightly let down by the ending It lost a star because Damon couldn t ignore the typical novelist s urge to somehow tie all the loose ends into an ending But reality carries on, especially in Africa where reality isreal than elsewhere as much one can t overlook Africa s past one can t as well impose a desired end point That s where Naipaul s Bend in the River looms tall over every other book that deals with African themes Nevertheless, Review pending, but just wanted to say I was slightly let down by the ending It lost a star because Damon couldn t ignore the typical novelist s urge to somehow tie all the loose ends into an ending But reality carries on, especially in Africa where reality isreal than elsewhere as much one can t overlook Africa s past one can t as well impose a desired end point That s where Naipaul s Bend in the River looms tall over every other book that deals with African themes Nevertheless, Impostor is a remarkable exploration of fluid identities in post aparthied S Africa As of Damon What draws me to his writing There are no smooth flowing lyrical sentences one often and for some unknown reason, in 21st century, still associates with good writing , but it s this grand obsession to record and convey to the reader all the events as they happen, with minimal erosion it s an invitation to become the character than read about them For instance, ...

  8. Damon Galgut is a writer I was introduced to last year, and had one of those how could I not have known about this guy before reactions Both In A Strange Room and Circle of Beings showed a mastery of language, the power of understatement, and an incredible insight into people s complexities.So I was thrilled to see him on the shelves in my new local library Took this home with a mountain of other books, and gave it to my mum to read as I was still in something else I said, He s a maste Damon Galgut is a writer I was introduced to last year, and had one of those how could I not have known about this guy before reactions Both In A Strange Room and Circle of Beings showed a mastery of language, the power of understatement, and an incredible insight into people s complexities.So I was thrilled to see him on the shelves in my new local library Took this home with a mountain of other books, and gave it to my mum to read as I was still in something else I said, He s a master Remarkable And didn t really ask mum her thoughts as she was reading When she finished she talkedof the challenges and complexities of South Africa than ...

  9. It s odd how many people see this as a thriller when, although to be sure it is unputdownable and one could say it is thrilling, it is anything but a thriller For a start there is no hero, not even an anti hero Instead the main character is a weak, immoral, selfish man who plays at being poor for a while and hasn t a brave bone in his body This is not to say one is unsympathetic to him, far from it But he is never anything other than pathetic and the same goes for his next door neighbour and It s odd how many people see this as a thriller when, although to be sure it is unputdownable and one could say it is thrilling, it is anything but a thriller For a start there is no hero, not even an anti hero Instead the main character is a weak, immoral, selfish man who plays at being poor for a while and hasn t a brave bone in his body This is not to say one is unsympathetic to him, far from it But he is never an...

  10. Here is an excellent portrayal of character and the complications of life in South Africa loved the descriptions of landscapes sparse language with poetic choice of words Maybe it started slowly but read it carefully as everything hangs together meeting ...