pdf En ligne The Poison Bed: 'Gone Girl meets The Miniaturist' (191 POCHE) (English and French Edition) Auteur Par E C Fremantle – friendship–circle.co.uk
Because the subject and the blurb Gone GIRL MEETS THE MINIATURIST INTRIGUED METWO meets The Miniaturist intrigued meTwo ago i watched Gone irl and it is still one of my favorite moviesI ve also read The Miniaturist It was the first book i managed to complete since On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, giving birth last year and it was aood oneAlso this is not my first book by E C Fremantle I ve aslo "Read Her Book Ueen S Gambit About Katherine Parr S "her book ueen s Gambit about Katherine Parr s to Henry VIIISo i figured The Poison Bed Couldn t fail In fact it exeeded my expectationsI will not explain the structure of the novel because it will ive a spoilerI will only say that the story is told from two points of view That of Robert Carr the king s favorite and that of Frances Howard a member of the powerfull Howard familyThis book made me work Meaning Wikipedia became a constant companion in trying to understand who s whoThe court factions involved in the plot have rudges one with the other The Three Elizabeths going back centuries and an active reading is reuiredI knew about the Overbury poisoning from The Murder in the Tower The Story of Frances Countess of Essex A Novel of the Stuarts Book 3 by Jean Plaidy That is aood book to understand the complexities of the case and The Hate U Give get a firmrasp of the basic events That one was written long ago and is a part of her Stuart novels Plaidy has written about any English Monarch since William the conueror but her books never read like thrillers The poison Bed does It really reminded me of Gone Girl in that regard I love the twists in this work and all together love all of her books Such a Building Vocabulary Skills great way to bring history alive This is a fabulous read as well as being a handsome book to hold It s an intriguing story cleverly woven by the author into a double account of the tale with interesting chapters of Him and Her It s a page turner with much to think about as their are many twists the reader has torapple with It s a real treat and beautifully written ECFremantle has really Sheet Metal Shop Practice got into her stride and I look forward to reading from her in the future I remember reading Anne Somerset s excellent history book Unnatural Murder years ago so I was looking forward to this fictional retelling of the same events The scandalous poisoning which occurred during the reign of James I and for which one of the King s favourites was accused is ideal material for an historical thrillerso it wasreatly disappointing to discover what a dull read this isThe story doesn t even Cait and the Devil getoing until well over two hundred pages in and even then it hardly ualifies as thrilling The dialogue is anachronistic the characterisation vague and two dimensional and the writing is often confusing sudden shifts in location in who is speaking names introduced with little explanation I knew the basic facts and I still found myself lost at times I m sorry to say that I cannot recommend this if you are interested in the historical case which inspired this novel I can only urge you to pick up Anne Somerset s Unnatural Murder instead that s a far entertaining read. Hor of The Essex Serpent 'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl Gripping and full of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year' 'A tale of intrigue and ambition this is a rich and fascinating book ' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed dark clever and compulsive' Daily Mail. Odle with a cutie A snippet for your perusal but the last
sentence says it allHave you not reason then to bee ashamed and says it allHave you not reason then to bee ashamed and forbeare this filthie noveltie so basely rounded so foolishly received and so rossely mistaken in the right use thereof In your abuse thereof sinning against God harming your selves both in persons and oods and raking also thereby the markes and notes of vanitie upon you by the custome thereof making your selves to be wondered at by all forraine civil Nations and by all strangers that come among you to be scorned and contemned A custome lothsome to the eye hatefull to the Nose harmefull to the braine dangerous "to the Lungs and in the blacke stinking fume thereof neerest resembling "the Lungs and in the blacke stinking fume thereof neerest resembling horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesseNo James wasn t railing against homosexuality which he may or may not have indulged in he was railing against smoking That both author and editors could make so colossal a blunder sparked my curiosity There are plenty of other mistakes estranged Earl s and Countesses don t ask each other to pass the bread to make small talk during dinner they have servants for that What I wondered were Fremantle s sources if she missed details both reat and small Under Author s Notes just a single book is mentioned as a source a stunning lack of historical interest and indifference Unsurprisingly then the Poison Bed is littered with presentism independent women with modern sensibilities sexually obsessed men in their thrall
Who Also Get Ahead also An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters get ahead courting their monarch or possibly murdering former male lovers who might make waves A regular Roman bacchanalia those Stuarts Mind this is the period when Puritans and Calvinists were ascendent and most empowered to contest religious laxity or moral turpitudeWorst of all is the structure of dual narrators Him and Her Frances and Richard telling their tale or conning their con It s taken I suppose from Gone Girl that awful clunker that found a huge audience and had publishers swooning and salivating for ever since I wouldladly acknowledge they ve found it in The Poison Bed which has much in common with that stilted stinker from five years ago wooden dialogue padded writing and a very modern sensibility The reader though was promised historical fiction Both author and publisher have failed completely to deliver anything worthy of the name Under Acknowledgments the author claims she is so pleased by the design that she The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook gladly have her book judged by its cover Very wise Ms Fremantle The content is awful From the write up I thought I would thoroughly enjoy this book but I couldn t have been wrong I found that characters were one dimensional and that there was a lack of depth in descriptions The languagerated with me and the use of terms like the Essex crowd made it sound like TOWIE than well researched historical fiction I Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 gave up on it after only 20% which is almost unknown for me Areat disappointment ripping book which i loved I bought this one. R husband Robert Kept apart Frances can only tell her side of the story How did she come to be here Can she somehow prove her innocence And what lengths will she o to to save herself 'Engaging vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry bestselling aut.