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I'm a fabulist by trade warns Gabriel Noone a late night radio storyteller as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life his crumbling ten year love affair his disaffection from hi. Okay Within the first five pages it became apparent that this book was about storytelling and truth and falsehood and embellishment Not only does the narrator Gabriel Noone tell the reader this point blank but Armistead Maupin tells us that himself by making the parallels between himself and his main character extremely easy to draw Okay we think here we have an euivalent Armistead Maupin who has written an euivalent Tales of the City series in which euivalent characters act out a story euivalent to that of the author and his partner FineThen in waltzes A CHARACTER FROM TALES OF THE CITY Anna not Madrigal but Anna of Edgar and Anna DeDe Halcyon s twins Instead of a toddler she is now a 21 year old bookkeeper which makes sense with the publication date and the original time frame of Tales of the CityAt this point the entire story within a story about another story based on a story based on a true story thing goes completely out the window All these wires are crossed and that potential confusion potential because only a handful of readers may even pick up on any of this paves the way for the actual confusion of the plotThe mystery at the center of the book was very well done Even though there is nothing particularly frightening about Gabriel Noone s predicament I got shivers down my spine than once mostly after the halfway mark when his phone conversations with Pete and Donna start occurring on multiple levelsWhy four stars As much as I like Maupin and he himself alludes to this through his stand in Gabriel Noone his prose doesn t blow me out of the water Also truck stop sex seems pretty unnecessary in a book that s all about intangibilityPlus obviously I was hoping against hope for Brian Hawkins to wander through But that would be too much confusion even for this book

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The Night Listener

Generous beyond his years But when this virtual father son relationship is rocked by doubt a desperate search for the truth ensues Welcome to the complex vertiginous world of The Night Listene. The Night Listener is a very good example of how a mystery novel can shine without creepy settings and dark characters in action packed storylines This is a deeply moving uiet and very emotional mystery that builds its enchanting plot lines with subtlety It prevails by keeping the main focus on wonderfully depicted character interactionThere isn t all that much story to the novel in fact but still it feels like a very uick compact read This is mostly due to Maupin s talent as a storyteller and his keen insight for character building The protagonist radio playwright Gabriel Noone has a distinct alter ego feel to him but he s complex and imperfect enough Noone is in a total state of transition facing old age and loss on so many fronts that he needs to start redefining big parts of his identity His rapport with a disembodied voice of a fan is like an anchor during a time when everything concrete is either changing shape or dissipating altogether And that s what this book is really about after all the uestions and mysteries And this is also a novel about hope but not only about its most obvious forms It s mainly about the kind of hope that s present in the darkest of thoughts and ideas just barely keeping us from slipping

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S Southern father his longtime weakness for ignoring reality Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax a thirteen year old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and. This might have got 5 stars if it hadn t been for the ending Once I picked it up I couldn t bear tom put it down I became so engrossed in the plotline and the mystery as to whether or not this boy really existed For me fiction is at its best when the characters speak to something inside you and you can empathise with them and they become real You don t have to LIKE them but you have to care about what happens I don t have to have everything tied up and bundled into a neat little parcel labelled The End but I have to be carried along on the journeyBut I AM a grown up and not altogether unintelligent for example I don t send birthday cards to soap characters and never sent a letter to Steve McDonald berating him for the way he was treating Becky I KNOW they re just characters and actors playing a part So the final chapter of this book with its sledgehammer like insistence that this was just a story made up and written down was like the literary euivalent of Brian Connolly shouting It s a PUPPET only not as funny Given that the film that was made of the book proudly declares itself to be based on real events yet because of the medium has to take a stand one way or the other as to whether or not the boy is real the book is probably closer to the truth and less of a fiction than the film script So the final chapter feels from an author known for his humanity and inclusivity if not sentimentality at timeslike a real slap across the face


10 thoughts on “The Night Listener

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed for Uniuely PleasurableFirst a disclaimer This review covers the original publication of the novel and not the movie tie in version The movie varies substantially and is really rather dreadful from the original novel and it is unknown if the tie in version of the novel was rewritten to incorporate new information andor details found in the movieThe novel The Night Listener is Maupin’s fictional take on his interactio

  2. says:

    After reading the book I'm not sure why the trailers for the movie tried to pass it off as a thriller it's not creepy or scary or anything It's a mind puzzle and a mystery but I guess Hollywood thinks its audience won't enjoy something cerebral they did the same thing with Stephen King's Secret Window; its advertising campaign puzzles me to this day The neatest thing about the book is that it's based on something that actually happened t

  3. says:

    Okay Within the first five pages it became apparent that this book was about storytelling and truth and falsehood and embellishment Not only does the narrator Gabriel Noone tell the reader this point blank but Armistead Maupin tells us that himself by making the parallels between himself and his main character extremely easy to draw Okay we think here we have an euivalent Armistead Maupin who has written an euivalent T

  4. says:

    I thought I knew what to expect from this book and how it would resolve itself because I knew that it was based loosely on Maupin's relationship with Anthony Godby Johnson the teenage boy who wrote the memoir A Rock and a Hard Place a book I read and which affected me uite a bit both when I read it and when I found out years later that it might all have been a hoax Lots of famous people were taken in by the pos

  5. says:

    This might have got 5 stars if it hadn't been for the ending Once I picked it up I couldn't bear tom put it down I became so engrossed in the plotline and the mystery as to whether or not this boy really existed For me fiction is at

  6. says:

    I watched the movie a lot when I was a teen it had of a creepy vibe to it This is bittersweet and kind of heartbreaking Amistead Maupin is a great storyteller so I'm interested in Tales of the City now

  7. says:

    Knowing nothing of Maupin and even less of Anthony Godby Johnson I read this book without any preconceptions and enjoyed it thoroughly up until Pete's last phone call to the narrator which seemed to me one twist too many At some level this story reminded me of Walter Kirn's Blood Will Out in that both books explore how a minor celebrity with lots of emotional baggage finds himself compelled to believe an unbelievable story In this case Ma

  8. says:

    A psychological drama billed as a psychological thriller but definitely not a thriller in my opinion that's eual parts weird and mundane Gabriel Noone a writer who has gained fame through a radio serialisation of his stories is sent a copy of a harrowing memoir written by a young boy who has suffered serious sexual abuse and is d

  9. says:

    “The Night Listener” is a very good example of how a mystery novel can shine without creepy settings and dark characters in action packed storylines This is a deeply moving uiet and very emotional mystery that builds it

  10. says:

    Not one of the Tales of the City books but eually brilliant A real mystery and a great ending about which I will say no