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The Crooked Maid

Vyleta, Dan

865 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1408827832 / ISBN 13: 9781408827833
Editorial: Bloomsbury Circus, 2014
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Título: The Crooked Maid

Editorial: Bloomsbury Circus

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Vyleta writes with the sharp, brutal clarity of cinematic freeze frames . Noir meets Gothic - a thrilling tale of war crimes, family secrets, murder and blackmail (Independent)

The atmosphere of postwar Europe, still seething with animosity, is wonderfully evoked and the tangled plot is thrilling (The Times)

This is not your typical thriller ... it is not the twists and turns of the plot that will keep readers turning the pages. It is the atmosphere Vyleta builds up, line by line, of a world of secrets threatening to fall down on the characters' heads at any moment (Irish Examiner)

A literary thriller that is so dripping in atmosphere you half expect Orson Welles to come creeping out of the shadows ... A dark tale of intrigue, interconnected mysteries, hunger, guilt, patricide and revenge. Packed with literary and cinematic references, with a complex plot and a cast of credible characters, this is a seriously good novel from a seriously fine writer (Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday)

The writing is often stunning. Vyleta's similes are memorable ... Vivid details litter the pages ... The imagery is cinematic, reminiscent of film noir, with exaggerated shadows, and light and shade dancing on walls and wan faces ... This is a compelling novel with all the verve and atmosphere of an Alfred Hitchcock film (Leyla Sanai, Independent on Sunday)

Impressive ... This is not just the past: it is the past as seen fractured and magnified through a lens. It is a place of unremitting strangeness, as real and as true to its own logic as those of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go or Tom McCarthy's Remainder . It has the darkness and seductive excitement of a Metropolis, or a Cabinet of Dr Caligari. You enter it sideways, and your head spins (Esi Edugyan, Guardian)

A literary novel that reads like a spy thriller (Metro)

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