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Stone's Fall At his London home, John Stone falls out of a window to his death A financier and arms dealer, Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents Did he jump, was he pushed, or was it merely a tragic accident His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate The story moves backward in time from London into Paris inand finally to Venice inand the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high stakes international finance, Europe s first great age of espionage, and the start of the twentieth century s arms race Stone s Fall is a tale of love and frailty, as much as it is of high finance and skulduggery The mixture, then, as now, is an often fatal combination ❮Reading❯ ➸ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Kleankitchen.co.uk John Stone falls out of a window to his death A financier and arms dealer [Download] ➽ Insight and Interpretation ➺ Roy Schafer – Kleankitchen.co.uk Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets [EPUB] ✵ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Kleankitchen.co.uk industries [Read] ➵ On a Day Like This ➼ Peter Stamm – Kleankitchen.co.uk and indeed entire countries and continents Did he jump ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ✶ – Kleankitchen.co.uk was he pushed [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Kleankitchen.co.uk or was it merely a tragic accident His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate The story moves backward in time from London into Paris inand finally to Venice inand the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high stakes international finance [Epub] ❧ Secrecy ➛ Rupert Thomson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Europe s first great age of espionage [BOOKS] ✸ The Silence and the Roar ⚦ Nihad Sirees – Kleankitchen.co.uk and the start of the twentieth century s arms race Stone s Fall is a tale of love and frailty ❃ Hard Country kindle Epub ❧ Author Robin Robilliard – Kleankitchen.co.uk as much as it is of high finance and skulduggery The mixture ❰Reading❯ ➶ The Whale Rider Author Witi Ihimaera – Kleankitchen.co.uk then [PDF / Epub] ★ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan – Kleankitchen.co.uk as now [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes Author Philip J. Jarrett – Kleankitchen.co.uk is an often fatal combination This book was really hard for me to stick with It s told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end, but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming, oh my god The story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will, he indicates he has an unacknowledged child that his fortune should go to, but no one has ever heard about this ch This book was really hard for me to stick with It s told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end, but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming, oh my god The story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will, he indicates he has an unacknowledged child that his fortune should go to, but no one has ever heard about this child before His widow, Elizabeth, hires a investigative journalist to seek out this child, but the venture is unsuccessful.Many years later, at Elizabeth s funeral, the investigative reporter hired to find the missing child is forwarded a sort of memoir of John Stone s life and ultimately, the true identity of the unacknowledged child as well as the circumstances of John Stone s death.As with, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier I felt some degree of frustration with the lengthy story that seemed to have little purpose, but the end sealed the deal for me OMG Well, all you Iain Pears fans can relax he s written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great force As in An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone s death after a fall out a window The multiple narrators, in turn, narrate stories taking place in different eras, each illuminating the mystery at the heart of it all who killed John Stone, and why The s Well, all you Iain Pears fans can relax he s written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great force As in An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone s death after a fall out a window The multiple narrators, in turn, narrate stories taking place in different eras, each illuminating the mystery at the heart of it all who killed John Stone, and why The story begins in 1953 Paris continues in 1909 London goes back to Paris, this time in 1890 continues in 1867 Venice and finally takes us back to London, 1909 Yes, I know sounds like a big mess, evenso when you take into account that fact that one long section of the book has a a ripped from the headlines feel to it think Global Financial Crisis But Pears pulls it off beautifully, with as sure a narrative hand as I ve ever seen just when you re worried that he s finally written a check he can t cash, damned if he doesn t go and cash it although sometimes you have to wait around 500 pages to figure out how And unlike many writers of this genre, Pears can flat out write He s not a flashy stylist, but not a single sentence descends to the banal And to make matters even better, Pears takes the time to write characters who are well rounded and real, even in a book where a lesser writer would have decided that symbols and shorthand would suffice are you listening, Caleb Carr No, I don t suppose you are, actually Never mind The book does suffer somewhat from the same malady that afflicts many books with multiple narrators namely, the voice doesn t change all that much from narrator to narrator compare this book, for example, with David Mitchell s tour de force in Cloud Atlas, which you d swear was written by six different people.But that s really a quibble, as Pears has written an absolutely ripping yarn Although readersclever than I might be able to figure out the Big Reveal early on, they ll have so much fun following the characters and back and forth from one city and era to the next and back again , and they ll be so involved with unraveling this intricately layered story, that they probably won t care too much.Go read this The central question in Stone s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home To find the answer to that question, the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in three separate parts, London 1909, Paris 1890 and Venice 1869, and travels back in time to tell the story backwards, a narrative method I found particularly rewarding The three narrators, The central question in Stone s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home To find the answer to that question, the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in three separate parts, London 1909, Paris 1890 and Venice 1869, and travels back in time to tell the story backwards, a narrative method I found particularly rewarding The three narrators, that perhaps could be a littledistinctive are all in some way involved in a plot meticulously constructed and executed There is quite a few parallel stories to follow Global industrial and political intrigue, European financial power struggles, mysterious investigations, several romantic dalliances and murders covering a fair amount of time.Stone s Fall is neither a thriller nor is it a literary novel in the best sense of the word It is perhaps closer to a mystery novel, but one in which the reader is expected to be interested in the many intricacies of history to gain the most enjoyment from the slow moving punctilious venture Although I readily admit I was less intrigued by the, no doubt studiously researched, financial intrigues of the storyline, I nevertheless found myself fascinated by the beautiful language, the detailed descriptions, the vigorous characters and the complex, methodically constructed plot Overall a thoroughly entertaining and rewarding experience This is a very long novel I d guess nearly 300,000 words , and as the official blurb says, it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I was disappointed Like that one, it is divided into sections, each with a different narrator but in this case, the narrators all sound pretty much alike, and none of them is particularly engaging In fact This is a very long novel I d guess nearly 300,000 words , and as the official blurb says, it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I was disappointed Like that one, it is divided into sections, each with a different narrator but in this case, the narrators all sound pretty much alike, and none of them is particularly engaging In fact, there are no characters with which I could either sympathize or identify Everything seems cold and calculated Central to the book is a mysterious and alluring woman, but anyone who has read My Cousin Rachel will have seen mysterious and alluring done muchconvincingly Writing the novel backwards with each section narrating events that occurred before what we have already seen must have been excruciatingly difficult, and it s amazing that Pears pulls it off so successfully At times the strain shows, though, as in a very late scene which is contrived to be tense major characters trapped in a basement with a madman, tons of explosive, and the madman about to light the fuse , but we already know that three of the four characters will still be alive years from now In spite of it s overall organization, the novel meanders, and the thread of suspense is often lost in massive amounts of detail An excellent puzzle, but once the puzzle is solved in the final pages, you can set the book aside and forget it There are no memorable experiences here

    ❮Reading❯ ➸ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Kleankitchen.co.uk John Stone falls out of a window to his death A financier and arms dealer [Download] ➽ Insight and Interpretation ➺ Roy Schafer – Kleankitchen.co.uk Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets [EPUB] ✵ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Kleankitchen.co.uk industries [Read] ➵ On a Day Like This ➼ Peter Stamm – Kleankitchen.co.uk and indeed entire countries and continents Did he jump ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ✶ – Kleankitchen.co.uk was he pushed [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Kleankitchen.co.uk or was it merely a tragic accident His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate The story moves backward in time from London into Paris inand finally to Venice inand the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high stakes international finance [Epub] ❧ Secrecy ➛ Rupert Thomson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Europe s first great age of espionage [BOOKS] ✸ The Silence and the Roar ⚦ Nihad Sirees – Kleankitchen.co.uk and the start of the twentieth century s arms race Stone s Fall is a tale of love and frailty ❃ Hard Country kindle Epub ❧ Author Robin Robilliard – Kleankitchen.co.uk as much as it is of high finance and skulduggery The mixture ❰Reading❯ ➶ The Whale Rider Author Witi Ihimaera – Kleankitchen.co.uk then [PDF / Epub] ★ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan – Kleankitchen.co.uk as now [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes Author Philip J. Jarrett – Kleankitchen.co.uk is an often fatal combination This book was really hard for me to stick with It s told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end, but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming, oh my god The story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will, he indicates he has an unacknowledged child that his fortune should go to, but no one has ever heard about this ch This book was really hard for me to stick with It s told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end, but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming, oh my god The story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will, he indicates he has an unacknowledged child that his fortune should go to, but no one has ever heard about this child before His widow, Elizabeth, hires a investigative journalist to seek out this child, but the venture is unsuccessful.Many years later, at Elizabeth s funeral, the investigative reporter hired to find the missing child is forwarded a sort of memoir of John Stone s life and ultimately, the true identity of the unacknowledged child as well as the circumstances of John Stone s death.As with, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier I felt some degree of frustration with the lengthy story that seemed to have little purpose, but the end sealed the deal for me OMG Well, all you Iain Pears fans can relax he s written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great force As in An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone s death after a fall out a window The multiple narrators, in turn, narrate stories taking place in different eras, each illuminating the mystery at the heart of it all who killed John Stone, and why The s Well, all you Iain Pears fans can relax he s written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great force As in An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone s death after a fall out a window The multiple narrators, in turn, narrate stories taking place in different eras, each illuminating the mystery at the heart of it all who killed John Stone, and why The story begins in 1953 Paris continues in 1909 London goes back to Paris, this time in 1890 continues in 1867 Venice and finally takes us back to London, 1909 Yes, I know sounds like a big mess, evenso when you take into account that fact that one long section of the book has a a ripped from the headlines feel to it think Global Financial Crisis But Pears pulls it off beautifully, with as sure a narrative hand as I ve ever seen just when you re worried that he s finally written a check he can t cash, damned if he doesn t go and cash it although sometimes you have to wait around 500 pages to figure out how And unlike many writers of this genre, Pears can flat out write He s not a flashy stylist, but not a single sentence descends to the banal And to make matters even better, Pears takes the time to write characters who are well rounded and real, even in a book where a lesser writer would have decided that symbols and shorthand would suffice are you listening, Caleb Carr No, I don t suppose you are, actually Never mind The book does suffer somewhat from the same malady that afflicts many books with multiple narrators namely, the voice doesn t change all that much from narrator to narrator compare this book, for example, with David Mitchell s tour de force in Cloud Atlas, which you d swear was written by six different people.But that s really a quibble, as Pears has written an absolutely ripping yarn Although readersclever than I might be able to figure out the Big Reveal early on, they ll have so much fun following the characters and back and forth from one city and era to the next and back again , and they ll be so involved with unraveling this intricately layered story, that they probably won t care too much.Go read this The central question in Stone s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home To find the answer to that question, the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in three separate parts, London 1909, Paris 1890 and Venice 1869, and travels back in time to tell the story backwards, a narrative method I found particularly rewarding The three narrators, The central question in Stone s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home To find the answer to that question, the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in three separate parts, London 1909, Paris 1890 and Venice 1869, and travels back in time to tell the story backwards, a narrative method I found particularly rewarding The three narrators, that perhaps could be a littledistinctive are all in some way involved in a plot meticulously constructed and executed There is quite a few parallel stories to follow Global industrial and political intrigue, European financial power struggles, mysterious investigations, several romantic dalliances and murders covering a fair amount of time.Stone s Fall is neither a thriller nor is it a literary novel in the best sense of the word It is perhaps closer to a mystery novel, but one in which the reader is expected to be interested in the many intricacies of history to gain the most enjoyment from the slow moving punctilious venture Although I readily admit I was less intrigued by the, no doubt studiously researched, financial intrigues of the storyline, I nevertheless found myself fascinated by the beautiful language, the detailed descriptions, the vigorous characters and the complex, methodically constructed plot Overall a thoroughly entertaining and rewarding experience This is a very long novel I d guess nearly 300,000 words , and as the official blurb says, it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I was disappointed Like that one, it is divided into sections, each with a different narrator but in this case, the narrators all sound pretty much alike, and none of them is particularly engaging In fact This is a very long novel I d guess nearly 300,000 words , and as the official blurb says, it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I was disappointed Like that one, it is divided into sections, each with a different narrator but in this case, the narrators all sound pretty much alike, and none of them is particularly engaging In fact, there are no characters with which I could either sympathize or identify Everything seems cold and calculated Central to the book is a mysterious and alluring woman, but anyone who has read My Cousin Rachel will have seen mysterious and alluring done muchconvincingly Writing the novel backwards with each section narrating events that occurred before what we have already seen must have been excruciatingly difficult, and it s amazing that Pears pulls it off so successfully At times the strain shows, though, as in a very late scene which is contrived to be tense major characters trapped in a basement with a madman, tons of explosive, and the madman about to light the fuse , but we already know that three of the four characters will still be alive years from now In spite of it s overall organization, the novel meanders, and the thread of suspense is often lost in massive amounts of detail An excellent puzzle, but once the puzzle is solved in the final pages, you can set the book aside and forget it There are no memorable experiences here"/>
  • ebook
  • 576 pages
  • Stone's Fall
  • Iain Pears
  • English
  • 20 January 2019
  • 0385530242

About the Author: Iain Pears

Iain Pears is an English art historian, novelist and journalist He was educated at Warwick School, Warwick, Wadham College and Wolfson College, Oxford Before writing, he worked as a reporter for the BBC, Channel 4 UK and ZDF Germany and correspondent for Reuters from 1982 to 1990 in Italy, France, UK and US In 1987 he became a Getty Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at Yale University His well known novel series features Jonathan Argyll, art historian, though international fame first arrived with his best selling book An Instance of the Fingerpost 1998 , which was translated into several languages Pears currently lives with his wife and children in Oxford.


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