Devices And Desires (Adam Dalgliesh #8)
From Google Books: Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline.
Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the...more
Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline.
Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily esca
I have always enjoyed PD Ja...more
Because of her love of detective novels, she chose the genre to begin her writing career when she was in her early forties. She preferred...more
The story begins predictably enough with a serial killer on the prowl along a stretch of Norfolk coastline. The protagonist, Ad...more
I am getting frustrated - will we ever learn more about Adam Dalgleish, her protagonist? Will he fall in love? There have been about four sentences in the last two bo...more
The characters are developed pretty w...more
The main character, Adam, was hardly metioned. I would have hoped he would have a bigger role in the book, but he was hardly in it.
Instead I was served long, boring and uninteresting character descriptions, metaphors etc. that went on page after page. I quickly forgot one characters history/descprtion when reading about the next one.
That lost my interest immediately.
I want to see things move forward, but it all just went too slowly. Until near the end. When everyth...more
Read my full review at http://pastoffences.wordpress.com/...more
Although AD doesn't have a central role in this novel it is still gripping. Lots of characters, lots of twists and turns, the usual surprising ending, and the dictionary at my elb...more
All of her books, probably because of the way she develops the characters, have a philosophical edge to them. Devices and Desires seemed almost like a philosophical musing, maybe because a nuclear power plant play...more
I have to say, however, I found this book disappointing. Dalgliesh, admittedly never the entire focus of the book, usually has a greater part in it. I didn't feel that that detracted from...more
P. D. James is the author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Department of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she...more