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Will Lavender

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in Somerset, KY, The United States
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March 2011


Will Lavender is the author of the novel OBEDIENCE, which was translated into fourteen languages and was a New York Times bestseller in 2008.

Average rating: 3.22 · 3,338 ratings · 738 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Obedience

3.13 avg rating — 2,245 ratings — published 2008 — 30 editions
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Dominance

3.42 avg rating — 1,129 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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Der Menschenspieler: Thriller

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The Descartes Circle

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“What if you were always stuck in one place, your mind spinning and unable to go forward like tires clenched in mud, because the answers wouldn't reveal themselves to you?”
Will Lavender, Obedience

“Literature is a writer's secret life recorded in symbols.”
Will Lavender, Dominance

“Thrillers, like all genre fiction, remain for the most part “beneath.” There is a feeling in literature, more than any other art form, that books meant to simply entertain must be flawed. There is an entire cache of what critics call “beach reads,” books that are disposable, forgettable, anti-literary.

And this is where I have changed the most as a reader and also as a writer. As I began to dig in to a lot of thrillers, I came to believe that entertainment and reading for pleasure can be transcendent; that while art might be a hammer it is also a mirror, changeable and subjective. And there is a point where the boundary of the thriller genre rubs hard against a much more vast literary tradition. A lot of great writers exist on this axis.”
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