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Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott Ghostwalk Review Ì 102 Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read Lydia Brooke a young writer and friend of Elizabeth's and asks her to complete the last chapter of the book. THis is the best book that I have ever read that I could only rate two stars I loved Neal Stephenson s Baroue Cycle and I couldn t wait to pick up another book that might take a deeper look into Isaac Newton s alchemical experiments The research that was done before this book was written is incredible and the passages in which Elizabeth Vogelsang s The Alchemist the fictitious biography of Newton at the center of Ghostwalk is excerpted are very good We learn about glass making in seventeenth century Europe the plague in England the vast networks of alchemists operating in Europe at the time One of the major themes of the novel is that the past bleeds into the present but the author can t seem to get her many plot devices set in the present to bleed into one another making the novel as a whole fractured and nearly incomprehesible In the end the author had to through in some secret shadow empire of pharmaceutical companies and arms dealers into the mix a device that was not necessary to the plot of the novel or perhaps was thrown in because she couldn t find an end and didn t add anything except maybe a political jab at arms dealers and pharmaceutical companies This novel had so much promise but it failed for its lack of cohesion the lack of empathy engendered in the reader for the characters and the waste of all of that great historical conspiracy in favor of modern ones

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Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott Ghostwalk Review Ì 102 Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read When Elizabeth a reclusive historian is found drowned in a tributary of the River Cam she is clutching a gl. I ve seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott s Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code but it s an extremely superficial comparison Books about modern day people who investigate mysteries from the past existed long before Dan Brown hammered out his infamous novel he did not create a new genreIn Ghostwalk Lydia Brooke is asked by her ex lover to ghostwrite the final chapters of an Isaac Newton biography that his late mother was writing As she completes the work Lydia finds the seventeenth century creeping into the present as mysterious deaths mirror the deaths of Newton s contemporariesIt s not exactly a murder mystery Ghostwalk focuses on Lydia s own entanglements with her ex lover and his dead mother than it does on the victims The narration is lyrical the entire novel is Lydia speaking to her ex lover referring to him in the second person The result is dark moody and dreamy There are also chunks of the Newton biography included providing interesting details about the scientist s lifeMany other reviews mark it down for reuiring a suspension of disbelief but they seem to miss the point that this is a ghost story did they not read the title I really enjoyed how subtly the two eras collide and things were just creepy enough without being sensational Ghostwalk is one of those impressive debut novels that makes one look forward to the author s next book A Tradition of Victory novel he did Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios not create a Drunken Fireworks new genreIn Ghostwalk Lydia Brooke is asked by her ex lover to ghostwrite the final chapters of an Isaac Newton biography that his late mother was writing As she completes the work Lydia finds the seventeenth century creeping into the present as mysterious deaths mirror the deaths of Newton s contemporariesIt s Angels Flight not exactly a murder mystery Ghostwalk focuses on Lydia s own entanglements with her ex lover and his dead mother than it does on the victims The Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 narration is lyrical the entire Trainspotting novel is Lydia speaking to her ex lover referring to him in the second person The result is dark moody and dreamy There are also chunks of the Newton biography included providing interesting details about the scientist s lifeMany other reviews mark it down for reuiring a suspension of disbelief but they seem to miss the point that this is a ghost story did they Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West not read the title I really enjoyed how subtly the two eras collide and things were just creepy enough without being sensational Ghostwalk is one of those impressive debut Une ténébreuse affaire novels that makes one look forward to the author s Der KlientDer Regenmacher next book

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Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott Ghostwalk Review Ì 102 Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read Ass prism and has left behind her unfinished magnum opus a book on Isaac Newton's alchemy Her son turns to. It s not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong but that s the case with Rebecca Stott s novel Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the review Stott s home terrain however is the river riven landscape of the human heart What does the river stand for in this sentence Besides river and riven have the exact same etymology Pure blatherBut enough nit picking on the review The novel takes place in contemporary Cambridge where Lydia Brooke s intermittent lover a controversial neuroscientist asks her to finish his mother s book after she mysteriously drowns in the river The book is a study of Newton s alchemy that purports to explain how he resorted crime to attain a fellowship in his college Yes this is kind of a spoiler but you d figure this out uickly on your own Meanwhile an animal rights group is launching terrorist attacks against the neuroscientist and his associates and ghosts are trying to communicate with Lydia about events in the 17th centuryThis book wants to be Foucault s Pendulum but it lacks both the detail and the range In the end it s not about alchemy or neuroscience or even ghosts it seems to be about the very thinly argued case against Newton and Lydia s affair The review lauds scholarly authority of the book but opening it at random we find passages like theseHow long did we sit there Dilys and I I watched the shadows lengthen across her garden a blackening shadow theatre across the vibrant emerald of her lawn I watched the honeysuckle tendrils blow in the wind the soft rain the late flies a crow I was nowhere and somewhere Lost between a river and the Fens between the seventeenth century and the twenty first between scepticism and belief pg 170 That night Cameron Brown I began to feel a new kind of power I touched the back of your neck with my eyes from your mother s bedroom window through the rain and made you turn towards me I watched you turn briefly towards the house glance up at the upper windows follow the line of the roof there But you couldn t see me up in Elizabeth s bedroom in the dark so you turned back towards the river pg 205This gauzy musing is constant Lydia even fantasizes about her lover presenting a PowerPoint at a conference As for Newton we get scenes here and there excerpted from the book Lydia s working on but it s a very small part of this novel and likely to be a disappointment to anyone with experience of say AS Byatt s burst fullgrown from the skull of Zeus inventionsIf you want to read a novel about alchemists and conspiracies read Foucault s Pendulum If you want to read a novel about skulduggery at a seventeenth century English university read An Instance of the Fingerpost If you want to read a novel about neuroscience I recall having enjoying Galatea 20 but that was a long time ago so don t uote me on it If however you enjoy ghost stories reports on English gardens and weather and descriptions of lovahs contemplating each other over the course of their daily lives go ahead and read Ghostwalk


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  1. says: Ghostwalk (FREE) Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott

    Ghostwalk (FREE) Well that was different In theory this book should have been my jam The story opens with Elizabeth Vogelsang being found dead in a river near her Cambridge home clutching a glass prism in her hand Elizabeth is a 17th century scholar who specializes in Isaac Newton and her death interrupts her work on a book exploring Newton's interest in alchemy Elizabeth's son Cameron recruits Lydia Brooke a writer friend of Elizabeth a

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read I've seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott's Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code but it's an extremely superficial comparison Books about m

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read Read & download Ghostwalk After reading this book I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve but there really wasn't much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays Lydia Brooke is hired by her former married lover Cameron Brown to ghostwrite a book after the author his mother Elizabeth Volgelsang is murdered The unfinished

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    Read & download Ghostwalk Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read It's not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong but that's the case with Rebecca Stott's novel Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the review Stott's home terrain however is the river

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    Read & download Ghostwalk Ghostwalk (FREE) Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read One of my ghostly reads for October Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott was enjoyable It is uniuely written a story within a story; unfortunately the inside story involves Sir Isaac Newton the great scientific discoverer I do not hav

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) I expected a fascinating ghost story literary with mysterious murders and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and historical yes And it’s full of atmospheric descriptions that I liked However the main character Lydia Brooke speaking in the first person point of view “I’ve been back four times” I said but t

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) Rebecca Stott Á 2 Free read THis is the best book that I have ever read that I could only rate two stars I loved Neal Stephenson's Baroue Cycle and I c

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) The research in this book is great as well as the writing in the book about Isaac Newton within this story In fact the Newton book should have been this story That would have made a great book with all these ele

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) I enjoyed the start of this book and was intrigued by the idea of a mix between a ghost story and detective story with 17th century events woven in with present day ones I was also attracted by the fact that it's set in Cambridge a city I kn

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    Ghostwalk (FREE) Download â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Rebecca Stott Read & download Ghostwalk I did not finish this book and my only regret is that I spent way too much time trying to like it I found nothing to like It claims to be 'a haunting literary thriller' and a 'historical mystery involving Isaac Newton's alchemy' Why I thought anything involving Isaac Newton and his alchemy would be interesting is beyond me now Turns out I have no interest in Isaac Newton or alchemy or the 17th century At least not as portrayed

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  • Paperback
  • 340
  • Ghostwalk
  • Rebecca Stott
  • English
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780753823576