The uickening (PDF)


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  • The uickening
  • Mari Biella
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  • 22 June 2019
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Read The uickening Characters Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mari Biella Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary A strange force awakens in an abandoned house A young girl is struck mute A grieving woman is haunted by a spectral presence and a sci. Having read a few reviews and even the introduction of the book on my Kindle which noted this book as a horror story I had to conclude this was a complete misnomer Unless I am misunderstanding the meaning of that word the book is absent of horror It is however atmospherically suspenseful and throughout portrays a certain mood in juxtaposition to reality and the realities of life as well as beliefs based in fact I dare not say without giving away the plot or indeed the essence of the book I feel that this juxtaposition is at the heart of the book and the author may have wanted to piue or even tease a reader s mind on the subjectI love the author s writing style her use of language is unrestricted and endless beautifully weaving the atmosphere of late 19th century England as well as the personalities of her characters Lee Child CD Audiobook Bundle by a spectral presence and a sci. Having read a few reviews and even the introduction of the Enchantress Mine book on my Kindle which noted this Les Cin et le trésor de Rouépine book as a horror story I had to conclude this was a complete misnomer Unless I am misunderstanding the meaning of that word the Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East book is absent of horror It is however atmospherically suspenseful and throughout portrays a certain mood in juxtaposition to reality and the realities of life as well as Who Needs a Prairie? beliefs Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers based in fact I dare not say without giving away the plot or indeed the essence of the Petty Pewter Gods book I feel that this juxtaposition is at the heart of the Mama Namibia book and the author may have wanted to piue or even tease a reader s mind on the subjectI love the author s writing style her use of language is unrestricted and endless サイコメ 1 殺人鬼と死春期を beautifully weaving the atmosphere of late 19th century England as well as the personalities of her characters

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Read The uickening Characters Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mari Biella Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary Entist finds his scepticism being challenged by inexplicable eventsA psychological ghost story set in the Victorian Age 'The uickening. I was extremely impressed with this bookLet me just say first of all that I looooove horror However I read very little horror because I ve found there are so few books out there that are done really well I ve ripped through everything by Stephen King Anne Rice Clive Barker Lovecraft and other classic authors so I usually either know exactly how a plot is going to play out or the story just isn t scary to meThis book completely surprised me AND it scared the hell out of me Hence me being extremely impressedThe story takes place in the late 19th century I think 1890 is the year specified and opens with a rational minded man his tortured wife and their silent daughter returning to their home in the rural English countryside after months spent in Europe We soon find out that they spent so much time abroad in an attempt to run away from the horrible things that have awaited them at this isolated house they call home I won t go into any detail due to the risk of spoilers but I will say that I was astonished at how well the author was able to capture the voice of a Victorian gentleman with a scientific turn of mind The writing style reminded me of a mix of Bram Stoker Charlotte Bronte and Henry James in Turn of the Screw Really really wonderful prose that carried me along with a mix of spooky urgency and turn of the century delicacyWhat I most loved about this story was the emotional depth of the main characters and the way the dynamic tension between them was teased out explored and finally ripped wide open This was so much than a ghost story It did remind me of Stephen King in that I saw how the horror that came knocking at the door or was to be found already seething inside the house in this case was directly linked to the mental turmoil and emotional agony of the characters This is a very well written book and I believe I ll be turning it over in my mind for weeks to come

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Read The uickening Characters Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mari Biella Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary ' explores the contrast between perception and truth faith and reason and history and modernity and leaves you wondering What is reali. The uickening is above all a novel of mood It has a pleasing uality of intriguing familiarity that brings other writers and their works to mind while at the same time setting out its own uniue ambiance As an old fashioned atmospheric ghost story the author s style suggests that of a young Wilkie Collins or a less ornate Edgar Allan Poe The feel and theme of the story inevitably bring to mind Henry James classic The Turn of the Screw The isolated house and flat marshy landscape of the setting remind one of William Hope Hodgson s The House on the Borderland although Biella s story is pure horror without the science fiction elements introduced to such tales by Hodgson The intelligent cosy conversations between Fairweather and the local medic Doctor Devonald echo similar talks between those in charge in the upper class adventure novels of John Buchan The creepy spiritualist Mrs Marchant with her dramatic s ance one of the novel s most powerful scenes recalls the supernatural thrillers of Charles Williams In short The uickening rests comfortably among the works of some of the English language s most entertaining writersLawrence Fairweather a typical gentleman of the late 19th century narrates the yarn and Biella does an excellent job of catching the formal and slightly florid prose style of the times Like so many characters in traditional English novels Fairweather does not seem to have a job and is in fact an unambitious gentleman botanist of leisureBeneath the skilfully maintained mood this is also a psychological novel We see the thoughts and feelings of the rather conventional Fairweather as he narrates the story and watch through his steadfastly rational eyes as a strange presence in the gloomy country house erodes his wife Julia s sanity The home s sole servant a superstitious conspiratorial housekeeper only worsens the dreary situation I have faith in impressions ma am There s often something in them though I don t know why or how Mr Fairweather would think us as superstitious as savages if he could hear us And all the while little Hazel the couple s disturbed and increasingly neglected child suffers in fearful silenceThe interplay among the characters is both interesting and revealing The stolidly sensible Fairweather who rationalizes every uncanny incident contrasts with the slightly eccentric Dr Devonald who although he professes to be a man of reason admits I m afraid that we men of science are not always as rational as we d have the world believe He is as good as his word naively and irresponsibly allowing Julia an excess of drugs As for your wife well the chloral is of a benefit than a peril I assure you She s been taking it for months with no ill effects she told me so herself She has taken laudanum in the past at my direction Yet even he mocks the foolish romanticism of his sister Sophie telling Fairweather that She has a taste for the old and the ruinous and is adamant that the electric light will drive every last ounce of romance from the world Sophie brings her friend the exotic spiritualist Adelaide Marchant onto the scene and the already fraught situation begins to unravel We have the fateful s ance Mrs Marchant dropped into her chair and spread her hands over the table in the manner of a stage conjurer Her eyes swept across our assembled faces and her features lost their cast of slight amusement and became sombre Julia Fairweather is weak and visibly unstable swiftly falling victim to the forceful personalities around her as she seeks to embrace at any cost what she believes is the ghost of a lost child Sophie and the sinister Marchant reveal their unfeeling recklessness as these stronger women pursue their own impulses at the wounded Julia s obvious expenseFor those who enjoy period ghost stories that generate a sustained atmosphere or mood The uickening is a feast The contrast between Fairweather s sober rational worldview and that of the irrational people with whom he must deal is illuminating Julia s plight is saddening While the ending is not completely unexpected the novel builds towards it with an inexorable sense of foreboding and despair


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  1. says: The uickening (PDF) Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary

    The uickening (PDF) This book was a first for me in many ways The first book I've read published independently by the authoran author I met here at Goodreads I was tempted to say my first ghost story except that I think there have been others I can't remember now There are so many things I admired and learned from this book I love the way Mari Biella the twentieth century author totally disappears from the narration leaving us

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    The uickening (PDF) Having read a few reviews and even the introduction of the book on my Kindle which noted this book as a horror story I had to conclude this was a complete misnomer Unless I am misunderstanding the meaning of that word the book is absent of 'horror' It is however atmospherically suspenseful and throughout portra

  3. says: The uickening (PDF) Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary

    The uickening (PDF) Not sure about the pacing but other than that I thought the writing style was phenomenalIt was something that combined paranormal and psychological ideas and blurred the lines in between The ghosts festered over time through intense grief and loss really tore a hole through my heart and gave me chillsMysterious and enthralling

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    Read The uickening Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary The uickening (PDF) I love a psychologically slanted ghost story and classic ghost stories generally and this is a combination of the two I was sometimes put in mind of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and also of ‘The Woman in Black’ Not because there is anythin

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    The uickening (PDF) When I first came across this novel I was less than enthused by the title which has been used elsewhere several timesWithin the first few pages I was disabused of any idea that the title was an indication of the standard of writing

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    Read The uickening Characters Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mari Biella Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary The uickening is above all a novel of mood It has a pleasing uality of intriguing familiarity that brings other writers and their works to mind while at the same time setting out its own uniue ambiance As an old fashioned atmospheric ghost story the author’s style suggests that of a young Wilkie Collins or a less ornate Edgar Allan Poe The feel and theme of the story inevitably bring to mind Henry James’ classic “The Turn o

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    The uickening (PDF) Mari Biella ✓ 2 Summary Read The uickening The uickening The Song of the Sea Loving Imogen Summer by Mari BiellaHow does she do it? Channel Henry James I mean While it is grossly unfair to Biella to include all of her offerings in one review I want you to read ALL of them Like the ravenous sirens in The Song of the Sea gobbling up a hapless sailor spoiler alert I read all the above in succession They are that good “Poor old Jake” the fishermen say looking up from their nets as h

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    The uickening (PDF) Read The uickening Based on the posted reviews I was expecting to love this book Although the skill of the author came through easily the story itself left a lot to be desiredFirst things first Mari Biella's writing style is top notch Her choice of words her phrasing her depictions of the scenery truly do make you feel as if you are observing the story rather than just reading it It's very easy to formulate the mental image as you read alongHowev

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