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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Standing Pool
  • Adam Thorpe
  • English
  • 08 March 2017
  • 9780224079419
The Standing Pool

Download Ê The Standing Pool ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The Thomsons start to feel the vulnerability of being aliens in this unpredictable wildness While Sarah frets about the danger of the swimming pool and the night time visits of well tusked boars Johnny is concerned by the locals particularly Jean Luc the gardener Is his taste for hammering tiny nails into dolls collecting arcane rubbish and secretly photographing Sarah than a harmless pastime And how should they rea. This novel has a promising start A married couple and their three daughters rent a farmhouse in France to escape the rat race for 6 months It soon becomes apparent to the reader that the gardener Jean Luc is odd in the extreme with a penchant for creating very disturbing sculptures in his bedroom and talking to a long dead uncle There is a feeling that he could turn serial killer at any moment However I kept reading and reading finding it all rather dull and slow and pointless Much much too much talking endless political social and economic discussions all the characters apart from Jean Luc fancy themselves as intellectuals not interesting to me at all and not nearly enough action To be fair it redeemed itself a little in the penultimate chapter when Jean Luc loses the plot MASSIVELY but then the whole escapade is revealed to be just a fantasy What a let down

Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Adam Thorpe

Download Ê The Standing Pool ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free An idyllic old farmhouse in France is the background to a gripping story suffused with tensionTwo Oxford historians Johnny and Sarah Thomson take a sabbatical with their three small and lively girls in a remote and beautiful old farmhouse in the hills of Languedoc But the farmhouse has its own histories rather fraught and alive than those the Thomsons are used to dealing with on the pageAs the illusion of Eden retreats. Thank god Adam Thorpe returns to form with this exuisite novel set in the milieu I know only too well the back country of beloved France It has the usual scenario of a family living in a deserted farmhouse when you just know their peace is about to be shattered But it s the way he has with words There s no showing off in this one Having found his novel Still to be too clever long winded and ultimately unsatisfying this bodes well for the future Thorpe is among a handful of genuinely interesting English writers who consistently deliver entertaining fare

Summary The Standing Pool

Download Ê The Standing Pool ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ct to his eager befriending of their girlsThe novel narrated from several points of view most importantly from Jean Luc’s is about being among strangers and being a stranger oneself Writing as always with linguistic élan imaginative flair and an alert ear for dialogue Adam Thorpe allows the comic to occasionally seep through before returning us to the terrifying mysteries that feed at the heart of this thrilling nov. Most of this book is really rather good but then it s all ruined in the last chapter when Thorpe becomes bored of the whole thing and ends up with one of the lamest endings I ve ever read What a waste