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For Anthology Part 7 to see here. For Anthology Part 8 to see here. Tangerine Dream www. Official site includes biography, discography, sound files, pictures, and interviews. The band has undergone many personnel changes over the years, Tangerine Dream Ride on the Ray inc. Pesquisar este blog. The glowing reviews for the novel were a plus, but I was mostly interested in the setting. That was a mistake on my part as the geography, demographics and history are more than a little off and really serve as stage backdrops for the interactions of the characters.
The story could have been set almost anywhere. As for the characters and other substance of the novel, there's not much there there. The three or four main characters are thoroughly unpleasant, neurotic and sometimes downright amoral beings whose presence in Tangier save for one is never really explained. The plot is transparently A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD) sharp lean toward Patricia Highsmith with none of the built-in tautness and psychological shading.
The author focuses on threat and menace and sacrifices depth, in my opinion. And back to my first disappointment with the locale--I got the impression that she has never set foot in Tangier. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. On good grief. I can't work out who I hate more at the moment. Myself, the bookseller who recommended it or the book itself. It could be me, because I went against my better judgement and listened to the bookseller who said it was like a style of book I disliked.
It could be the bookseller who said was like Tom Ripley, only better, thereby giving the ending away, or the book, which was just bad. Can't see why it's getting so many good reviews, or why George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson have optioned it for a film. But I think I'll blame the book. Yes, the book. In this book a woman with the moral fortitude of a wet fart attends a college in Vermont. There she befriends a lesbian who gets all crazy possessive about her after she gives off the wrong signals can't see why the LGBT community aren't marching about that idea, it's hardly a positive stereotype.
Years later she's stalked by said lesbian in Tangier, and made to doubt her own sanity, before all hell breaks loose, and her husband dies. The problems I have wit the book are four fold.
First, who are we supposed to root for? Wet fart or sociopathic lesbian, because neither are particularly attractive.
Second, if you've read any reviews of the story, you'll know the story's general structure. It really is very Tom Ripley, and I really didn't like that book. Thirdly, crazy possessive lesbians aren't a stereotype I find appropriate any more. Finally, it is slow paced and dull. I found it so unbearably slow I almost didn't finish the book. There were real mixed reviews for this book but I thought I'd give it a go, mainly because of the era it's set in and the location.
I've never been to Tangier but the author does a decent job of painting a picture. The problem for me is the fact that a supposed criminal mastermind gets away with a crime well two in total that could easily have been solved by a 5 year old.
Our supposed heroine Alice A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD) claiming that she isn't who the police believe her to be, and the anti-heroine Lucy has been impersonating her. However, rather than just asking the character Youssef who the police already have in custody A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD) the way if Alice is the woman he knows, they just don't believe her and don't bother checking.
This was absolutely ridiculous and completely ruined the book for me. In addition, there A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD) a mysterious character just referred to as 'man with a scar' who turns up at Alice's house, doesn't give his name and tells her not to call the police after her husband goes missing. It is alluded to as well that he is following her. Nothing else is ever mentioned of him and we never learn who he is. It's as if the author completely forgot about him.
Don't bother. Tedious, two first person narratives jarring with each other. The "goody" is irretrievably irritating - falls over, clutches A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD), stutters, blushes, flushes, reddens, mouth dries, heart thuds, all the stuff I detest.
Plot, meh! Setting, ok. Joyce Carol Oates' summary that the novel reads like a collaboration between Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn and Patricia Highsmith to be filmed by Hitchcock was enough for me to buy this book. I can see the Highsmith- there is a distinct 'Ripley' feel to the whole piece, and I can imagine it being filmed by Hitch: there is a definite 'Rebecca' vibe, and I could see the whole thing being shot in a Merchant Ivory style. Despite the glowing reviews I was left a bit underwhelmed by the book: the setting and period were effectively managed, and some of the dialogue was effective, but the characters were a bit two dimensional and cliched- rogue of a husband, fragile wife, psycho friend, disbelieving relative,untrustworthy local I was willing to go along with all this, but there is one specific plot point no spoilersduring a phone call late in the novel, which made me groan out loud, and felt like very lazy writing to allow for the plot to neatly move along and destroyed any believable action from that point on for me.
Given the success of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' its' not surprising that the rights have already been acquired, with Scarlett Johansson apparently slated to star. I set out with very low expectations of this book as there was nothing about the story from its back over synopsis that piqued my interest but my goodness, what an excellent read it turned out to be!! The use of language was divine. A Ride In The Country - Queen Tangerine - Queen Tangerine (CD) character development exceptional.
The ending, expertly crafted. The story had similarities to "Single White Female" but still managed to feel truly original. Give this book a chance - I suspect you won't be disappointed.
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