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Slow Lie Detector

4.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Slow Lie Detector, a story of love and filmmaking in the heart of Death Valley, is a glimpse into the fevered career of itinerant auteur Maximilian Echs and his nurse and accidental heroine as they traverse a harrowing psychic territory, searching an ever-shifting perceptual landscape for something like a perfect ending.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Equator Books Publishing (first published October 15th 2005)
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Aug 13, 2009 Les rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: all men women and children
Best book in the whole wide world!
Oct 15, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it
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I wasn't always sure where this book was headed, what the characters were doing, or even what their purpose was... But I loved the ebb and flow, and the amazing sentence structure. Les Plesko's chapters were a short page and a half each, the words woven together so fluidly that I had finished reading the novel before I had even really begun.

The cover caught a lot of attention. I was reading it at the gym while my kids were practicing their Jiu Jitsu, and though I re
May 05, 2014 Janet rated it it was amazing
Les Plesko died on Monday and I'm rereading all his books--Slow Lie Detector's the second one, with a far sparer poetry than the Last Bongo Sunset and extremely beautiful in its own way. Pared to the bone, they're scenes from a non-existent movie, something that should have been shot by Antonioni in the high desert of Southern California, a love story in the ultimate Plesko sense, where it's a half-bleached out film, a set of polaroids and you have to enter that world to see past the edges. Beau ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Ara rated it it was amazing
writing with hidden undertones, messages, lives. we all have a darwin in our head. awesome work by an awesome guy. loved it.
Jan 24, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing
An odd story of odd people. An odd love story of odd people -- just like you and me.
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Sep 24, 2013 Pam Alster rated it it was amazing
This book is so cinematic. I loved it. I saw every brush stroke.
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Dec 05, 2015 Allan MacDonell rated it it was amazing
Broken into chapters of a uniform, concise length, Les Plesko’s Slow Lie Detector, a romantic tragedy set in rootless poverty, can be finished in time for lunch. This is a road story along the artist’s way. No pot of money or triumph of achievement awaits at the dark end of that street. A ride along is safe enough, Plesko seems to be saying, but commit to this route at your own risk.
Jun 11, 2012 Gilian rated it it was amazing
Beautiful poetry, but lots of empty space.
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