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Read & Download Armadillo Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ One cold winter's morning Lorimer Black insurance adjuster young good looking on the rise goes out on a perfectly ordinary business appointment finds a hanged man and realizes that his life is about to be turned upside down The elements at play a beautiful actress glimpsed in aLe sense a rock musician who is losing his mind and a web of fraud in which virtually everyone Lorimer Black knows has been caught and in which he finds himself increasingly entangle. Armadillo is a superb novel about a young man making his way through London and modern life starting with his origins in a displaced Transnistrian family living in Fulham going through his higher education in Inverness as far away from his family as he could go and stay in the UK and then working his way into the misadventures of a loss adjuster for an insurance company always looking for ways to pay less than the face value of its policiesLorimer Black not his original name has no great pretensions in life except to collect ancient pieces of armor be kind to others defend himself from others and deal with his susceptibility to romantic attraction notably to an actress he glimpses at first in a passing car Flavia MalinvernoBoyd weaves the weather household nuisances bullying bosses pissed off insurance claimants and secret passions together in a story that leaps genially forward in lively agreeable prose This is a novel that suggests in gentler terms Martin Amis There's a hint of Jim Crace here too but these are affinities not uestions of influence Boyd is his own writer to be sureThe major insurance scam at the center of the story doesn't overwhelm it in procedural manner which is good It's also amusing that Boyd finds a way to engage in a detective story summing upexplanation without the tedium of a full recapitulation And then the loose thread Flavia is pulled in with a light deft touch that embraces rather than uashes its fundamental ambiguity We know why Lorimer pursues her but we don't know why she lets herself be caught or if as it seems that she really is caught or how long she will remain caught

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Is life is about to be turned upside down The elements at play a beautiful actress glimpsed in a passing taxi an odd new business associate whose hiring firing and rehiring make litt. Armadillo is the story of Lorimer aka Milo an insomniac loss adjuster with a personality crisis and an obsession with collecting antiue helmets who simultaneously falls in love with an actress glimpsed briefly in a taxi and becomes inadvertently embroiled in an elaborate fraud perpetrated by his own company There's a straightforward narrative and a parallel set of excerpts from Lorimer's journal which provide a commentary on the action I chose to read this book after reading two of Boyd's later works and enjoying them because they seemed unpretentious and entertaining while still achieving a depth of field that made them ualify as bona fide literary thrillersUnpretentious Armadillo is not One reviewer described it as 'the literary euivalent of bad Jazz Incredibly self indulgent and so cloaked in over wordy description without hint of any story' Another reviewer wrote 'Every supporting character felt fake one dimensional a function of the need to construct a filmable narrative' I couldn't agree though I should point out that many reviewers thought it was wonderful In my opinion the writing is monstrous the characters totally unsympathetic the milieu implausible and the whole thing reads like a study in egoism I struggled to get to the end of it and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy

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