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  • Taschenbuch: 229 Seiten
  • Verlag: Picador; Auflage: Picador. (27. April 2009)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0312428162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312428167
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 14 - 18 Jahre
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,8 x 1,7 x 20,8 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 15.878 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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"His best work--it's terrific, piercing, and funny. The novel demonstrates every kind of strength."--David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review

"James Sveck is a brilliant wit of a character whose voice will echo long after his story ends."--Kristin Kloberdanz, Chicago Tribune



"Deliciously vital right from the start . . . a piece of vocal virtuosity and possibly Cameron's best book . . . It is a bravura performance, and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a stunning little book. "--Lorrie Moore, The New York Review of Books

 

"Cameron's prose handily marries the tangled logic of adolescence to simple, beautiful language."--Peter Terzian, Newsday

"Beautifully conceived and written . . . funny, sad, tender, and sophisticated."--Michael Cart, Booklist

Synopsis

It's time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to begin his freshman year at Brown. Instead, he's surfing the real-estate listings, searching for a sanctuary - a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. Although James lives in twenty first-century Manhattan, he's more at home in the faraway worlds of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope - or his favourite writer, the obscure and tragic Denton Welch. James's sense of dislocation is exacerbated by his wilfully self-absorbed parents, a disdainful sister, his cryptic shrink, and an increasingly vague, D-list celebrity grandmother. Compounding matters is James's growing infatuation with a handsome male colleague at the art gallery his mother owns, where James supposedly works at his summer job but actually plots his escape to the prairies. In the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, Peter Cameron paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grown-up world. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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James Svek doesn't really fit in. He isn't interested in the same things as other eighteen-year-old guys, doesn't even like people his age, and even keeps his family at a distance.

Nobody could blame James for being detached from his family. His father is a bit self-absorbed and seems to feel obligated to spend the little time he does with James. James' mother owns an art gallery and has just returned early from her honeymoon. Her third marriage has ended almost as quickly as it began. And James' older sister, Gillian, is enmeshed in her own life, and an affair with a married professor. Even the family dog seems to feel superior to James. The only family member James admires is his grandmother who is supportive and understanding, even if she is a bit eccentric herself. The only other person that James admires is John, who works with him at his mother's gallery.

James is a contemplative young man whose views on the world around him aren't always congruent with popular opinion. He sees the world with a mix of ironic humor and disdain. Although he isn't an "angry" teenager, James has distanced himself from the people and things that surround him.

Now James' life is getting complicated. He has been accepted to Brown University but he has decided that he doesn't want to go to college. He would rather buy an old house in the Midwest and live in obscurity. His parents have sent him to a shrink, one who annoyingly answers every question with a question. He has just ruined what friendship he had with John. And why are his parents now asking him if he's gay?

SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is a smart, funny story about the pain that comes with growing up and becoming your own person.
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"The Adult World. . . As Socially Perilous As the Kingdom Of Childhood" 19. September 2007
Von H. F. Corbin - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
In Peter Cameron's new novel eighteen-year-old James Sveck is on the brink of adulthood and frightened silly. And why wouldn't he be? His mother at 53 has just married her third husband and left him after a few days of a honeymoon in Las Vegas when he "borrowed" her credit cards and ran up a bill by slipping away from her bed and paying to be entertained by lap dancers. His father left his mother for a younger woman who died of cancer before he could marry her. His sarcastic-riddled sister Gillian opines that to mispronounce a child's name-- as she claims her parents have always done to her-- amounts to child abuse. James is brilliant, loves Anthony Trollope, despises for the most part people his own age, has never had either a boyfriend or a girlfriend-- both his parents question his sexual orientation-- has been accepted by Brown Univerity but thinks he wants to buy real estate in the Midwest, Nebraska or maybe Kansas, and live alone. He likes essentially two people on earth John who works in his mother's art gallery, and his grandmother because he finds them both smart and funny.

Although the writing is uneven, parts of this short novel are quite funny, at other times very sad; and Mr. Cameron's paints beautifully through the eyes of James a picture of the babbittry of life in the U. S. at the beginning of the new century. By far the best part of the novel is the section when James, by writing a winning essay in high school, wins a trip to Washington, D. C., along with two other students from each state, for a week-long seminar, The American Classroom. There he rides a school bus for the first time, eats at a Red Lobster, an Olive Garden, stays in a TraveLodge and sleeps three to a room with one young man who has never heard of Tennessee Williams. He also meets a young woman on the trip who gushes that this is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to her, "but she was from North Dakota so it made some sense."

Mr. Cameron's satire of the pretentiousness of the art world is quite wonderful. The most important artist in James' mother's gallery is one who will neither let his name be used nor allow a catalogue for his work. "The work should speak for itself." In this instance the work consists of garbage cans "decoupaged with pages torn out of varied editions of the Bible, the Torah or the Koran (for $16,000)." All of us have been there. It reminded me for all the world of "art" I saw in a local gallery several years ago. Grocery carts had been equipped with motors so that they went pell-mell around the floor bumping into other carts. Many of the viewers oohed and aahed over the art they were belolding.

For those of us who have never seen ourselves as "sharks," like the car salesman that James and his father encounter, sometimes this young man's comments and perception come close to home: for example, his always trying to get to a table first when he will be seated with a group of strangers and have to make small talk with them or his being uncomfortable and resentful when people on a subway stand "when you are seated. It's like they are standing up just to make you feel bad." Or when he sees a group of women on the train, "a gaggle of Bronxville soccer moms," and figures out that the adult world is just as scary as the kingdom of childhood. Finally James' grandmother, his greatest supporter and ally-- but that's what grandparents are for after all-- reminds him that having bad experiences sometimes helps if you don't let them defeat you. Good advice indeed.

Both this novel and James Sveck will grow on you. One could do worse than have a child or brother or boyfriend like him.
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Precocious Cynicism Coming of Age 15. Oktober 2007
Von D. S. Heersink - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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What a wonderful coming-of-age novel in the Age of Cynicism. Cameron is in total control of his narrative and precociously cynical protagonist, with all the apt props that drive us into questioning everything.

The novel is crisply written, humorous throughout, adroitly crafted, endearing, while suitably alienated by all the phony characters who presumptively "got real and cool" and haven't.

This novel is one perfectly suited to its time and age. I wish such great stories were written 40 and 50 years ago, that could be enjoyed in high school, college, and maturity. Granted, Cameron's ability to capture the precocious cynicism only works in our present state of affairs, but no author has captured its intensity with sarcastic irony better.

One's empathy and/or identity flows with each defective character (with a mild smirk that we gay men tend to get, when others think they know us better than we already know ourselves -- until, of course, we trust experience to break those barriers). I especially enjoyed the young guy and grandmother's role in the novel's heuristics.

In a culture where everyone is born-again or in therapy for being lifeless and self-consciously dead, perhaps we'll discover it is the spirit that questions and doubts, who questions orthodoxy, rather than submits to a depraved civilization in therapy for loss of feeling and meaning, perhaps some of us are shamans -- if only for ourselves.

At least that was once, and may yet again, be the hope of youth -- to question things that jaded middle age seems content with. No idealism. Just a precocious kid with doubts about "their" way of the world.
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SUPERB 25. Juni 2008
Von R. Penola - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This deceptively slim novel has no significant bells and whistles, and its plot, what there is of it, is ordinary by any stretch of the imagination. But oh how it will take your breath away. This book has the sting of truth in every sentence, and I devoured it in less than 2 days - I read it with more gusto than anything I've read in the last few years. The writing is actually dazzling, and you will remember with an ache these delightfully dysfunctional people, so carefully rendered, so beautifully observed.
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Courtesy of Teens Read Too 4. Oktober 2007
Von TeensReadToo - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
James Svek doesn't really fit in. He isn't interested in the same things as other eighteen-year-old guys, doesn't even like people his age, and even keeps his family at a distance.

Nobody could blame James for being detached from his family. His father is a bit self-absorbed and seems to feel obligated to spend the little time he does with James. James' mother owns an art gallery and has just returned early from her honeymoon. Her third marriage has ended almost as quickly as it began. And James' older sister, Gillian, is enmeshed in her own life, and an affair with a married professor. Even the family dog seems to feel superior to James. The only family member James admires is his grandmother who is supportive and understanding, even if she is a bit eccentric herself. The only other person that James admires is John, who works with him at his mother's gallery.

James is a contemplative young man whose views on the world around him aren't always congruent with popular opinion. He sees the world with a mix of ironic humor and disdain. Although he isn't an "angry" teenager, James has distanced himself from the people and things that surround him.

Now James' life is getting complicated. He has been accepted to Brown University but he has decided that he doesn't want to go to college. He would rather buy an old house in the Midwest and live in obscurity. His parents have sent him to a shrink, one who annoyingly answers every question with a question. He has just ruined what friendship he had with John. And why are his parents now asking him if he's gay?

SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is a smart, funny story about the pain that comes with growing up and becoming your own person. James is a highly likeable character whose views on the world and himself are refreshing and insightful.

This is a book that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who reads it.

Reviewed by: JodiG.
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Should Win An Alex award 15. Mai 2008
Von Lynn Biederman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Someday this pain will be useful to you is a Young Adult book that should be in both the YA and the Adult fiction sections of bookstores and libraries, so no one of any age will miss it. It's beautifully and intelligently written and 18 yr old James Sveck gripped my heart. He's a serious and sympathetic New York teen trapped in his mind and stunted by what he expects of himself and others. The way his mind wraps around the things people say and do-- the human condition: observing it and untangling it is intriguing and totally absorbing. That James is not a knee-jerk teen but rather pensive, deliberate, and literal provides insight into a world of interesting adult characters that inhabit his life: his parents--divorced and self-absorbed-- his older sister, a co-worker and his therapist (the sessions are fantastic.)An incredibly compelling read with a character I can't stop thinking about, I won't forget. I could easily reread it again and again.
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