Luke Brown’s “My Biggest Lie”
How often have you read a book eight times? There are a couple of books I’ve read more than once but there’s no book I’ve read this often. Except „My biggest lie“ by Luke Brown. I guess that already says a lot about how much this book speaks to me. Literally, by the way, whenever I read the book, I can actually hear the characters speak, as if I am listening to an audio book. Also, whenever I read the book, I can smell the streets of Buenos Aires, hear the electronic Tango music and I can feel Liam’s pain of being unrequitingly in love.
“I was crying by now. Unless I specifically tell you otherwise, assume I’m always crying”
But first things first. „My biggest lie“ is set in both London and Buenos Aires. The story moves chronologically from Liam’s worst day up to the publication of his first novel. However, the story jumps back in time several times to let the reader know the story behind Liam’s worst day.
“Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence my friends were mostly men much older than me. But was it paternal guidance or just a precedence for bad behavior I wanted from them?”
“What I love (I am trying to say loved) about drugs is the way they engender the temporary suspension of disbelief, poetic faith, negative capability, whatever you want to call it. You can invent magical characters for yourself when you’re on them, and if you start to believe in them others will too.”