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Clive Thurston was a hard, ruthless Hollywood writer. But his fame and reputation rested on the work of another man - a brilliant playwright who had conveniently died. Clive thought his secret was safe - but then he met Eve. Eve was on the game. To Clive she was an enigma - bold, shy, wanton, and childlike by turn. Clive was a pushover, from the moment he saw her he was a ...more
Paperback, 1, 337 pages
Published 2003 by دار علاء الدين (first published 1945)
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mai ahmd
Mar 09, 2012 mai ahmd rated it liked it
Shelves: روايات
هذه الرواية تصلح أن تكون فيلما لربما صارت كذلك فعلا !
أشعر أن اسم إيفا كفيلم مر علي ّ وربما أتخيل
لا أدري عموما تحكي الرواية قصة أربعيني وصل إلى هوليود بطريقة غير نزيهة واشتهر بمحض صدفة ساعدته على ذلك , يتعرف على إيفا وهي مومس غريبة التركيبة والشخصية وتقلب هذه المرأة كيانه بالكامل وتؤثر على حياته كأنها شبكة عنكبوت سقطت بها حشرة , الرواية ترصد الكثير من العلاقات الإجتماعية والأخلاقية والعملية وتكشف عن عمق التناقضات الموجودة في شخصية الإنسان من خلال بطليها في مطاردة فريدة من نوعها

الرواية مشوقة لم
Axel Ainglish
Dec 22, 2014 Axel Ainglish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eve, the novel upon which Losey made his cool movie, is maybe one of the best this author wrote. Is not properly speaking a "detective" story at all. Deals about men who get in love with destructive women or just women who do not love them. Who will use them and cast them aside after. But as it is in human mind to desire and or keep willing what one can not get, this is a classic, endless and capital subject to explore. So we watch and follow the "writer" (You will see why I put this into bracke ...more
Dave Morris
The Joseph Losey film version was a mess, so I sought out the book mainly to see where that went wrong. It's a strong tale of toxic obsession, and the first person narration means that there's more of a connection with the main character, who in the movie just comes across as an annoying twerp. Eve is also a fully-rounded and interesting character in the book; in the movie she's just insane. Even so, I recommend both book and movie so you can see the ways an adaptation can go wrong.
Dhiraj Sharma
Aug 28, 2015 Dhiraj Sharma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eve is unlike any of James Hadley Chase’s works. No gangsters or cops, no double cross, no murder, no danger, no intrigue, no blond bombshells and no tough guys here. Instead you have a tale of infatuation the lead character has with a prostitute with leads to his downward spiral both in personal and professional life.

Clive is a playwright dabbling with Hollywood biggies having earned big bucks from his sensational debut play and its royalties. He had quite literally stolen the play from his fri
Mar 10, 2014 Κώστας rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-chase
Δεν ξέρω αν η δημοτικότητα ενός συγγραφέα μετριέται με το πόσα βιβλία πούλησε ή με το πόσα γίναν ταινίες, η σημασία για μένα έγκειται στο να μπορεί να με εξιτάρει, να μου ξυπνάει συναισθήματα.
Με τον James Chase δεν ξέρω τι έχω πάθει, έχω μια εμμονή μαζί του. Ξέρω εκ των προτέρων ότι θα με κερδίσει με το οποιοδήποτε βιβλίο του. Πριν το διαβάσω. Ανεξαρτήτως υπόθεσης.
Ναι, είναι ο ορισμός της προκατάληψης και δεν το κρύβω:
Έχω θετική προκατάληψη για όλα τα έργα του J.C. και αρνητική καχυποψία για όλω
Sagnik Ghosh
Jan 03, 2013 Sagnik Ghosh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A complete mindless plot,much unlike of any James Hadley Chase that i read till date!!What a waste of time(& money) on this 200+ pager which never supplied any thrill,with no twist either.And on top of the all,the story is quite immoral & idiotic.
Oct 08, 2016 Albus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
bogey ... mi sei mancato ...

Clive Thurston ha ‘ereditato’ il testo di “Rain Check”, una commedia di successo che lo renderà famoso. Lascia New York per Hollywood. Affitta uno chalet a Three Point. Ha un maggiordomo ed è fidanzato con la deliziosa Carol. Improvvisamente, Eva irrompe nella sua vita ...
Clive è odioso, dannatamente sopra le righe, ma Eva … Eva è una magnifica, sensualissima … Lauren Bacall. E tu vorresti prendere a cazzotti Clive, ma resti lì, in adorazione …
Mark Vickers
Apr 29, 2014 Mark Vickers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chase-j-hadley
Yet another pearler from the thriller/ mystery/ murder magician, JHC, about Clive Thurston who steals the rewards of a great writer and then falls for a beautiful prostitute Eve Marlow, then gets tangled in a web where there is no escape.....
Kate Papas
May 28, 2012 Kate Papas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book I don't know how many times, since I purchased it (in 1975, if I'm not mistaken).
When I started reading it it was late in the night and when I finished it was early in the morning!
I've been a fun of Chase's for about 40 years. I recall most of his books that I happened to have read, but this particular one really amazed me because it gave an accurate despription of a real corrupted and rutheless woman and a man desperately in love with her...(Imagine that in my real life I am
Fai Kavochi
Jul 09, 2015 Fai Kavochi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
If there is a book that I can read over and over again, then this is it. I love the style of writing, the language, the plot development. I t shows a great sense of maturity in writing. I fell in love with this book. Awesome!!
Aug 07, 2014 Hamza rated it liked it
جميلة الروايةة ومشوقة بأحداثها لدرجة اني لم ادعها في الجلسة الثانية الا بعد أن انهيتها كاملة!!

تروي حكاية كاتب مغمور وصل الى الشهرة عن طريق المصادفة وكيف تغير مجرى حياته بعد معرفته بمومس وكذلك عن طريق الصدفه!

أحزنني نهاية من أحبته :(

تستحق القراءة وبقوة..
Farah Al Mehairi
Dec 29, 2011 Farah Al Mehairi rated it really liked it
إيفا: قصة جميلة، أعجبتني شخصية " كليف" ولو أنه بائس نوعاً ما وانتهازي، ولكنه صاحب قرار الذي لم يوصله لشئ في النهاية ( هاهاهاهاها ) ولكن هناك شيء إنساني في شخصيته وصادق، يصارح نفسه بأخطاءة ويعرف عيوبه، يتحدث عنها ، ليس بالشخصية المثالية، ولكنه قريب من القارئ
Sara Abduleelah
Oct 21, 2010 Sara Abduleelah rated it liked it
الرواية جيدة نوعا ما .. استمتعت بها لكنها اصابتني بانقباض
أجواءها السوداوية أثرت بي كثيرا
العلاقة بين رجل (أديب مزيف) و مومس تحطم كل حياته
ورفضها له يجعلها كالمغناطيس بالنسبة له و في نهاية الامر
يفقد حياته وكل علاقاته
و كذلك لم يكسب سوى ازدراء عاهرته
Bala Subrahmanyam Nukala
I Was disappointed as the novel had a sluggish pace but Chase made up for this to some extent by the brilliant portrayal of the female protagonist and the pitiable Clive who struggles to come out of her spell.
Nov 17, 2010 Latte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هذه الرواية فقط هي من استطاعت تحليل أمور لا يمكن لأحد أن يحللها، البطل الذي احتال على نفسه، سبب انجذاب الرجال للمومسات, و نهاية الحب الصادق

رواية رائعة أنصح بها وبشدة..
Jun 24, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Laura, Wanda et al
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Andrey Kurkov
May 20, 2012 Suleiman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The must cold-hearted Bitch I ever read of.This one made me wanna pray!
Vikrant Barmate
Aug 31, 2013 Vikrant Barmate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

My favourite.
I will adopt it someday.
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