Całując ul (Crane's View #1)
After nine books, three wives, and a massive advance for his as-yet-unwritten next novel, Sam Boyd has run out of ideas. He tries to write but his characters are dull, lifeless. So his thoughts turn to his hometown, and the tragedy he once encountered there. Boyd was fifteen when he found Pauline Ostrova fl ...more
Unfortunately, I was misled. Carroll is no Gaiman, and he is certainly no Murakami. His writing is perhaps a notch about a Harlan Coben or a James Patterson. Kissing the Beehive is ...more
Kissing the Beehive is much more realistic than most of Jonathan Carroll' ...more
Most of Carroll's novels have fantastical elements - spirits, blurred boundaries between fiction and reality, and so on - even if they start out seemingly realist. Kissing the Beehive is an exception to this, and is thus less individual than Carroll's other novels. It lies more within the crime than the fantasy genre, though it has other elements.
The central character and narrator of Kissing the Beehive, Samuel Beyer, is himself a best-selling no ...more
Pitch : auteur à succès, jeune fille assassinée, manuscrit qu'on veut voler (ouhlàlà), amante foldingue, et une conception de la femme à faire pâlir. De peur. Vraiment.
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Things are just starting to get interesting in his investigation... apparently someone else (possibly the murderer) is both helping and hindering the investigation, with deadly results.
- postać Veroniki, która doprowadzała mnie do szału za każdym razem gdy się pojawiała i która jest prawdopodobnie ucieleśnieniem porady dla celebrytów by "nie umawiać się z psychofanką".
- przynudzanie, bo od połowy książki autor sprawiał wrazenie jakby utopił się w zbędnych retrospekcjach o czasach szkolnych głównego bohatera, spotkaniach przy piwie i pogrzebach.
Sama historia była wciągająca, a do połowy książki płynęł ...more
Un romanzo piuttosto tiepido, affascinante per certi versi ma anche noioso, e che giunge ad un finale sorpren ...more
Quite a good book. Still waiting to see how Marriage of Sticks transitions a solid mystery/thriller novel into the series that becomes The Wooden Sea with its strong magical realism or fantastic realism. The Wooden Sea still remains one of my favorite Carroll books.
Tutte queste pagine, tutta questa incessante ricerca, tutta l'ossessione per Pauline, e mi sono lasciata sfuggire anch'io il particolare più importante. E' inutile, ci accorgiamo del valore delle cose che abbiamo solo quando le perdiamo.
The protagonist is very full, full of the mistakes that come from three marriages, full of love for his daughter that shines like a beacon in tough times. Bayer starts seeing a fan, and we know why - "She looked as good going as she did coming." Cliche but makes me laugh to read it.
I like Carr ...more
Sorprende, perché è di Jonathan Carroll che stiamo parlando, ed i suoi libri finora hanno avuto dalle quattro stellette in su.
Tbh, I'm not a fan of crime novels or books about writers in general and this is both those things, so that's going to skew my review negatively. It's certainly not my favourite of his books.
This seemed to me to be different than any other Jonathan Carroll book I've read, I kept expecting the fantasy/magic/otherworldly stuff to happen but he fooled me and kept it all in this world. Intriguing characters, mystery, suspense... it's all there baby, I'd definitely recommend this one.