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A Quiet Belief in Angels

 
Författare: R. J. Ellory
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Crime Fiction
ISBN: 9781590203385
 

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In his American debut, British author Ellory (A Simple Act of Violence) presents an intriguing but overstuffed saga of a man haunted by a serial killer. In 1939, in rural Augusta Falls, Ga., someone brutally rapes and murders a classmate of 12-year-old Joseph Vaughn, the first in what will become more than 30 similar crimes over decades. At age 15, living alone with his mother after the death of his father and yearning to be a writer, Vaughan gathers together a group of local boys and forms the Guardians in the hope of preventing more attacks. It's the failure of the group, and himself in particular, that eventually drives Vaughan to Brooklyn, where, in an improbable twist, he gets caught up in another murder linked to the killings back home. Ellory simply tries to juggle too many narrative elements. The sheer number of characters and subplots dilute the quiet power of his prose, particularly evident in scenes of Vaughn's childhood.

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CristianHC 2010-07-30 23:33

Beautiful, yet so very sad. Like a Radiohead song.

Once again R. J. Ellory doesn’t disappoint.

“A Quiet Believe in Angels” is a excellent blend of Crime Mystery and literature. According to the author it is his tribute to Harper Lee. I haven’t read “To Kill a Mockingbird” so I can’t tell if he has ripped-off Harper Lee. Let us hope not!

I usually never talk about the plot, and this will not be the exception. So instead I’ll say that if you like superior mystery/Crime Fiction that’s been written by a talented and intelligent author I suggest you to get a serious look at “A Quiet Believe in Angels” and R. J. Ellory.


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Cristian
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