Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked Hardcover – 14 Feb 2013
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"What is...most riveting about this strange and unsettling book is not the grim fascination of Lasdun’s situation; it’s the moral intelligence and intensity with which he examines it." (Mark O’Connell Observer)
"Give Me Everything You Have is a reminder, as if any were needed, of how easily, since the arrival of the Internet, our peace can be troubled and our good name besmirched." (J. M. Coetzee)
"James Lasdun’s extraordinary tale of erotic obsession is so gripping...there is no greater narcotic than insanity combined with lust" (Camilla Long Sunday Times)
"A riveting memoir... This must be the most informative, the most insightful, and the most beautifully written of any account from the victim’s perspective of what has come to be called "cyberbullying"." (Joyce Carol Oates)
"An extraordinarily odd and disturbing story… The poet in him is skilled at following tiny snags of thought into marvellous, rich mini-essays." (Jenny Turner Guardian)
A true and terrifying account of life as a stalker's obsession.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an impressively thoughtful reflection on what must have been a very traumatic series of experiences. Sometimes it seems superhumanly tolerant and almost unreal - but what do you do in these types of situation? The author also uses the experience to reflect on other situations. I found that interesting and intelligently done, but I am not certain every reader would.
I read this account as part of some research I am conducting on erotomania. I found it interesting, initially compelling, though eventually Nasreen's rantings became wearisome to me (imagine how Lasdun must have felt having to suffer them day after day). Other reviewers have found Lasdun's diversions into literature and Jewry tedious but on the whole I thought the analogies he found to his situation in such varying works as 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and 'Strangers on a Train' quite illuminating. His own train journey, where he confesses to sexual temptation and guilt, is introspective writing of real quality. I admire his honesty in examining his own motivations and shortcomings. The book meanders and eventually peters out in Jerusalem - I thought his attempt to associate the balled-up messages posted in the crevices of the Western Wall with Nasreen's barrage of emails unconsciously self-aggrandising and grandiose as a metaphor. This is too clearly the author in search of an ending which has not presented itself in real life.
The genius of the book is Lasdun's change in the way he viewed himself, as though he were guilty of something he couldn't identify. The book walks steadily onwards, like footfalls in the dark behind you.
Lasdun is a profoundly intelligent man who recounts his suffering calmly. What goes unsaid is that this could happen--in fact of course it has happened many times--to anyone at all, for any reason. Lasdun has a marvellous talent for spareness and analysis. There's something heartbreaking about that. Anyone else would have been screaming.
This is the real-life version of Ian McEwan's novel, Enduring Love. It is painful to read but fascinating and enlightening.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lasdun confirms his status here as one of the best writers around. Imagine the best of Jonathan Raban and the best of Paul Auster and then multiply them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a beautifully written account of being stalked. What a deeply distressing stalker 'Nasreen,' you nutta! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miss Unique
Terrible book, nothing like described, far too much content not relevant to story, more about Jews than the stalker.Published 13 months ago by Retired Gentleman
I started reading this in a library whilst I was waiting for someone. I was gripped within minutes. I wasn't a member of the library so I bought a copy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JRW
Am well into the book, but have been very tempted to give up on it several times, something I am always relunctant to do. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robin King
Being stalked online is a ghastly experience, and the Internet being the abrasive place it is, it's a subject that most people would be happy to see well analysed. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hello
This is an excellent account of how it feels to be cyber-stalked, as the author suffers attacks on his reputation, his professionalism, and his personal life through e-mail, social... Read morePublished on 14 April 2014 by Amazon Customer
A fascinating to tale of a chance encounter, which turns the spotlight onto the work of the cyber bully. Whether it is also a look a mental illness is harder to decide.Published on 31 Mar. 2014 by Amazon Customer
apart from being a gripping story it is beautifully written with thoughts and ideas well expressed. - his command of English flows beautifully and draws you into the sitiation, all... Read morePublished on 14 Mar. 2014 by Alastair L Watt
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