"Taut psychological thriller"
Lawrence Miller left England over seven years ago to come
to the United States where he taught gender studies at many
different colleges. When he arrived in New York, he met
Carol and later married her, tremendously simplifying his
obtaining a permanent visa. He and Carol are separated but
not a day doesn't go by that he doesn't miss her or hope
that they will reconcile.
He currently teaches at Arthur Clay College in a Manhattan
suburb when he discovers that the previous occupant of his
office walked away from this job. When pranks appear,
Lawrence thinks that the previous occupant is hiding out in
his office. When the capers escalate into something far
more dangerous, a determined Lawrence plans to confront his
tormentor who he believes is the reason Carol is keeping
her distance from him.
James Lasdun's debut novel is a powerful tour-de force
about a man's ability to twist reality to suit his need to
delude himself from the truth. Still the question the
reader must ask is the simple paradox that though a person
is paranoid, some one still might be out to get him or
her. So is some one out to get the paranoid somewhat
tormented Lawrence or is the threat to his peace inside his
mind? THE HORNED MAN is worth reading for those fans who
enjoy a taut psychological thriller similar to the Dustin
Hoffman movie Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying
Those Terrible Things About Me?
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 7, 2002