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Terapia To all appearances Laurence Pass is sitting pretty True he s almost bald and his nickname is Tubby but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in he has an exclusive house in Rummidge a st

  • Title: Terapia
  • Author: David Lodge
  • ISBN: 9726624290
  • Page: 174
  • Format: None
  • Terapia By David Lodge, To all appearances, Laurence Pass is sitting pretty True, he s almost bald and his nickname is Tubby, but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummidge, a state of the art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, a flat in London, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with on his regular business trips What hTo all appearances, Laurence Pass is sitting pretty True, he s almost bald and his nickname is Tubby, but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummidge, a state of the art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, a flat in London, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with on his regular business trips What his money can t buy, and his many therapists can t deliver, is contentment It s not the trouble behind the scenes of his TV show that is bugging him, or even the persistent pain in his knee which expensive surgery fails to alleviate It s a deeper, nameless unease, and his quest for the source of it will lead him into an obsession with Kierkegaard, brushes with the police, gossip column notoriety, and strange beds and bedrooms worldwide As his ordered life threatens to unravel, Tubby struggles to tie up the ends by going back to the beginning to South London, his first love, and an act of bad faith which he had suppressed but never entirely recovered from.

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    1. One of the best books ever written It made me laugh out loud, and not many books do that It also made me think and presents the idea that we all grow and change into hopefully better people Tragedy can spark introspection and change, even if we think the event that occurs is horrible and we will never be able to recover.

    2. I remember this as an enjoyable book It contains several typical Lodge themes the contrast, really mild culture shock, between two families British Catholicism.The narrator works in television and as the novel opens his life goes into a downward spiral He develops his self awareness, reads Kierkegaard and that notion of debate within Kierkegaard s writing is mirrored by the narrator s inner dialogue tracks down and meets up with his old school girlfriend, who has lost a breast as a risk of cance [...]

    3. David Lodge is always entertaining, with a great gift for witty dialogue, and is genuinely funny The writing is good, the insight into life acute as ever This book centres on an ageing scriptwriter who is successful at work, but depressed, hence the therapy As his life falls apart, he becomes increasingly obsessed with Kirkegaard, the father of existential angst There is a cheerful resolution at the end though, which is quite satisfying.

    4. I love David Lodge, but this book about sitcom writer Tubby Pass didn t blow me away as much as his others.Tubby is a very self obsessed character suffering from depression and I found his first person narrative a drudge to read through Lodge doses up the final third of the book with his usual Catholic musings and a pilgrimage but I had lost interest by then.This book has taken me a few months to get through when normally I will devour a Lodge book in a day and night So, for me, not one of his b [...]

    5. After reading a couple of chapters, I thought this book was going to be a somewhat playful romp and although our protagonist Tubby amused me, I was, frankly, a little bored Being on a 13 hour plane ride as I was, I very much needed to get utterly lost in a novel, so I put down this book and picked up another novel only to return to Therapy weeks later I m glad I didn t abandon Tubby forever because, despite my initial impressions, this novel has a great deal of substance to it This work blends p [...]

    6. David Lodge is the author of a collection of essays, titled The Art of Fiction, that is one of my favorite guides to writing Here, in Therapy, he turns to fiction, describing the mid life crisis of Laurence Pass, a British sitcom writer This choice of a writer as first person narrator means that Lodge is able to load the book with sharply observed details of life in early 1990s England, and of Pass s growing fascination with Keirkegaard especially that philosopher s unhappy relationship with the [...]

    7. I really didn t expect to like this book, and didn t for most of it I find Kierkegaard about as uninteresting a philosopher as it is possible to be and the idea of reading a novel about a man obsessed with him particularly a man as seemingly unaware of himself as this guy seemed was a complete pain Then, about half way through Lodge has a series of bits of writing that are as nasty as hell about the main character written by the women in his life And from there this becomes quite a different boo [...]

    8. From an author I adore, it s a neat and nice book, but not of Lodgean heights The best bit in it is the way he handles his hero s sudden obsession with Kirkegaard And makes me nostalgic of Copenhagen

    9. um dos meus livros favoritos Com humor e drama misturados de uma forma brilhante, nesta personagem com crise da idade e o seu passado Brilhante

    10. I enjoyed the novel on a couple of different levels, as pure entertainment, as the exploration of a psyche in turmoil, as a personal triumph redemption story, and guiltily because I felt my knowledge of Kierkegaard earned me entry into an insider s circle David Lodge has cleverly told a number of comic tales that entail an insider s vantage on a particular professional worlds, sometimes superficially cognitive science in Thinks and sometimes with striking resonance literary criticism in Changing [...]

    11. Laurence Tubby Pass should be happy, but he isn t He s wealthy, successful, has a good marriage, and a long term platonic mistress But at mid life, he is depressed and under the care of a psychiatrist, an acupuncturist, an aromatherapist, and he s obsessed with Kierkegaard In addition, he suffers from Internal Derangement of the Knee, an intermittent stabbing pain that seems to function as his conscience and which surgery has failed to eliminate Then his wife leaves him, he goes a little mental, [...]

    12. Lodge, David THERAPY 1995 This is the first book I ve read by this author, but I m sure that there will be many He writes with high energy and this book represents one of the best of the post war comic writers that I ve read It s comedy with an acid chaser, though, that makes you think that you shouldn t have laughed or smiled at that last paragraph Therapy tells the story of Laurence Tubby Pass He is a successful writer of a popular sitcom series on British television He s now become well off [...]

    13. Hilarious and moving, Therapy continues to explore contemporary man s maladjustment with his urban environment and his inner self Although this could well be a good definition for a book written in the vein of the absurd, that is not Lodge s path Lawrence Pass is a great example of the man who has succeeded in his personal and professional life, yet something is missing The pain in the knee , of inexplicable origin and persisting after surgery, aptly symbolizes something elusive that prevents hi [...]

    14. O care extrem de plictisitoare care se vrea comic Umorul britanic at t de l udat al lui Lodge se dovede te a fi doar o adun tur de cli ee, at t lingvistice, c t i de situa ie Cu o structur cel pu in atipic m ntreb i acum ce este cu acel pasaj foarte lung semi liric de amintiri din copil rie adolescen i cu personaje care intr i ies din carte f r s aduc nici m car savoare, Terapia m a plictisit de la nceput la sf r it i am terminat o doar pentru c pierdusem suficient timp cu ea p n atunci ca s ren [...]

    15. Terapia va r m ne una dintre c r ile de care s mi amintesc cu z mbetul pe buze chiar i atunci c nd voi uita mare parte din con inutul ei Sunt disponibil pentru orice fel de terapie, n afar de chimioterapie Umorul negru al naratorului i modul auto ironic n care m rturise te jurnalului terapeutic cele mai jenante g nduri i frustr ri te fac s i urm re ti cu drag c l toria sa interioar de la nevroz la acceptare de sine Cartea mbin via a cotidian cu mediocrit ile i obsesiile ei fa de terapii de orice [...]

    16. I very nearly didn t get to the half way point of this book, as I found the company of successful television script writer Laurence Tubby Pass dull, tedious and boring Even his mid life angst failed to arouse my interest and sympathy But then.Tubby s attempts to restore health and contentment begin to bear fruit with the help of Kierkegaard and an honest re evaluation of his past, and I was untimately very glad to be Tubby s companion as his journey becomes pilgrimage and he finds his way.

    17. This was a lot better than it should have been considering it was written by a largely forgotten comic writer who peaked in London just before it started swinging The humor is clean and conservative, the kind of stuff a vaguely dirty grandpa might tell you in private But there s a serious, sad story here and it s told in some interesting, possibly gimmicky ways that remind me of Philip Roth s much praised The Counterlife You also learn than you ever wanted to about S ren Kierkegaard and the pro [...]

    18. First thing is that after reading the last words in the book, I closed the book with an intense satisfaction and with the same amount of satisfaction I wanted to start again.Therapy is about a man falling in an existential void, obsessively tryin to regain something breathe through a dramatic philosophy, women, voyages and professional displeasure And but I don t want to ruin it for you It s written rather nostalgic and humourous, but authentically pin pointing the importance of having downs in [...]

    19. I thought this was a fabulous book It is the story of Laurence Tubby Pass, a television script writer who is having trouble at home, suffereing with a wonky knee and has a star who wants to leave his show His psychotherapist suggests he keep a journal He also goes to physiotherapy, acupuncture and aroma therapy he is a bit of a mess What follows is a hilarious tale of his life, female encounters and a sweet tale of his first love A very enjoyable read.

    20. David Lodge totally cracks me up I thought this book started out incredibly strong I was laughing out loud reading it at work, and I think Lodge works with a lot of cool ideas, but I think it lost a little wind at the end Actually, I found the last third a little disconnected from the rest of the book, but I still would recommend this book as entertaining beach reading.

    21. A brilliantly clever book The main character identifies with Kierkegaard Alas the ending though very neat is subtly off one of the characters shows a moral blindness that doesn t fit with what we know of her Kierkegaard would not approve.

    22. I hated the main character in this book His petulant whining never ceased to disgust me And then, when I thought there was finally a different perspective coming into play, it was all lies I don t like feeling played.

    23. What began as a character study of an irritatingly self possessed, contemporary Englishman who writes sitcoms, evolved into a subtle review of what can happen when one takes time for, of all people Kirkegaard, the Danish philosopher This is a wacky book about recollecting oneself I loved it.

    24. very funny book about mid life crisis, loss of love, and kierkegaard sounds pretentious, but it s not clever in that oh so british way.

    25. A great book I wouldn t have read otherwise Excellent writing, character development and ending Very funny All in all, a feel good book about a neurotic character like me

    26. Terapia David Lodge Fisioterapia, aromaterapia, terapia psicol gica y acupuntura llenan la agenda de terapias a las que Lurence Pass Michelines acude para aliviar los males en su rodilla, en su mente y en su alma Ansioso, depresivo, aprehensivo, pasa los d as lidiando con su decadente estado de nimo, esforz ndose por resolver las cosas de su vida sin m s complicaciones Desde fuera, su vida luce agradable xito profesional, dinero en abundancia, un matrimonio consolidado, hijos con una vida propia [...]

    27. Middle aged, well 58 years old, writer of a successful sitcom has a problem His knee hurts He starts writing a journal telling about the little adventures of his life If one thing is sure, it is his marriage He thinks Then wife wants a divorce At this point I thought, nice but not overwhelming, funny but not hilarious and just starting to get boring.And now Lodge shows, that he is a great writer Because the next 100 pages or so are written from the perspective of his friends and enemies, all wit [...]

    28. I read it in one day Need I say I have never read a David Lodge novel before but enjoyed this so much I am sure I will find others If you have ever worried obsessively, or had psychosomatic symptoms, or been depressed or felt unworthy then this book will make you laugh sympathetically with Laurence Pass.

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