[PDF/EBOOK] The ueen's Gambit

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  • The ueen's Gambit
  • Walter Tevis
  • English
  • 03 May 2020
  • 9781400030606

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Read & Download The ueen's Gambit characters The ueen's Gambit · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook T time in her life she feels herself fully in control By the age of sixteen she's competing for the US Open championship But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit the stakes get hi. uite possibly a perfect example of a certain type of taut pulsating novel and a lesson in precision and how to mesmerise your readers And Tevis should have way

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Read & Download The ueen's Gambit characters The ueen's Gambit · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Eight year old orphan Beth Harmon is uiet sullen and by all appearances unremarkable That is until she plays her first game of chess Her senses grow sharper her thinking clearer and for the firs. Blimey o reilly The ueen s Gambit was an absolutely stonking good novel the best I ve read in ages Why hasn t anyone ever told me to read Walter Tevis before He s an utterly fantabulous writer Set in 1950s60s America Beth Harmon is an orphaned chess prodigy who rises up through the ranks to become the American No1 and heads across the Iron Curtain to take on the World Champion the intimidating Russian Borgov The story is a bildungsroman but also about genius and addiction In the orphanage Beth becomes addicted to tranuillisers then later on discovers alcohol and uses both to get her through the increasingly challenging tournaments Which only adds to the fascinating nature of Beth s character rare incomprehensible talent coupled with a very relatable human frailty Tevis shows us his idea of how a chess prodigy might operate partly through mental visualisation partly through an unspoken instinct manifesting without clear articulation which is convincing if probably not wholly accurate I ve played chess but I m by no means a chess player I wouldn t even call myself an amateur I m that unskilled and yet I found it riveting to read a book filled with chess matches The matches are genuinely tense and thrilling to read even without understanding the moves as they re being described that s how accessible and interesting Tevis makes chess He really was an enormously gifted writerBeth s relationships were all awkward but touching in their way From learning chess from the orphanage s janitor Mr Shaibel to her cheerful but fragile foster mom Mrs Wheatley to her first couple of boyfriends and her best friend Jolene they were all compelling though ultimately we see Beth as she always felt isolated and alone Partly through her intellect partly through unfortunate circumstances though it makes her subseuent addictions understandable Tevis prose is mesmerising and the pages flew by It s such a smooth and effortlessly gripping read I ve read thrillers that were less exciting than this novel about CHESS of all things There really isn t a single thing I can think of to critiue in the slightest I loved The ueen s Gambit totally and obviously I m recommending it to everyone and now I m off to check out all of Tevis other novels that I ve been missing

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Read & Download The ueen's Gambit characters The ueen's Gambit · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Gher her isolation grows frightening and the thought of escape becomes all the tempting Engaging and fast paced The ueen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in fo. Set in the 1950s and 1960s Elizabeth Harmon is a chess prodigy with addiction issues She learns chess at age eight from a janitor at her orphanage and obviously has a gift for the game When she is adopted at age twelve she eventually gets a chance to compete in tournaments Her addiction issues originate in the practice of medicating children to keep them subdued and losing her parents at a young age The chess tournaments are well crafted and the author creates a sense of dramatic tension I am not entirely convinced that the author captures the essence of a young woman particularly in her early relationships with various young men especially for that time period The parts of this book related to chess are interesting if you are a fan of the game but I am not sure they would be as engaging to a non fan This book s end game so to speak is particularly strong It made me want to check out the online chess games I used to play