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by Barbara Vine

  • Author: Barbara Vine
  • ISBN: 0670855618
  • ISBN13: 978-0670855612
  • ePub: 1679 kb | FB2: 1853 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Viking (February 7, 1995)
  • Pages: 350
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 863
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No Night Is Too Long ePub download

Vine (Anna's Book; The House of Stairs), the suspense-writing persona of Ruth Rendell, sets out what seems to be a full, straightforward picture.

Vine (Anna's Book; The House of Stairs), the suspense-writing persona of Ruth Rendell, sets out what seems to be a full, straightforward picture. This is Barbara Vine at her very best, this story starts off quite slowly and you start to think nothing is going to happen, and then things really do start to happen, the relationship between the two men, Ivo and Tim, gets going and reaches a peak, then from then on the fascination of the relationship starts to slow down, from there on.

No Night is Too Long is a 1994 crime, mystery novel depicting a bisexual love triangle, a possible murder and the aftermath. The book was penned by British writer Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine. Set in Alaska and Suffolk, this story is written in three first-person narrations, the first and longest of which is the memoir-confession of Tim Cornish. Tim, a would-be novelist of twenty-four, has just received his master's degree.

No Night is Too Long is a classic crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done. This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate.

This book’s appearance and summary felt dated and underwhelming, but everything about Barbara Vine’s story . I, like many before me, first heard of the haunting Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell) novel No Night is Too Long via the BBC adaptation.

This book’s appearance and summary felt dated and underwhelming, but everything about Barbara Vine’s story is the exact opposite. Tim, the main character, is unlikeable; he’s cruel and unfaithful, but he receives his comeuppance for all his deceit, and he suffers tremendously. The plot twist at the end of the film indeed takes it to a whole new level, as does the references (and musical quotes) to Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier. But I had no idea of the mind-blowing impression the book would have on me!

It was particularly germane to Tim, and it related directly to murder. In No Night Is Too Long, Barbara Vine has written a tour de force, rich in characters and setting, a remarkable novel by an internationally celebrated master of her craft.

It was particularly germane to Tim, and it related directly to murder. Tim thought he'd gotten away with it.

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No Night Is Too Long. The Brimstone Wedding. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Published by Harmony Books, a division of Crown Publishers, In. 201 East 50th Street, New York, New York 10022.

The author of Anna's Book -- who was hailed as "one of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world" by the New York Times Book Review -- has written a relentlessly compelling tale of sexual obsession, mistaken identity, and murder.Tim thought he'd gotten away with it. For months after the murder off the Alaskan coast he'd heard not a word. No policeman at his door asking questions. Nothing. And then the letters began. At first they seemed almost innocuous accounts of historical events. But a common theme emerged quickly. It was particularly germane to Tim, and it related directly to murder.In No Night Is Too Long, Barbara Vine has written a tour de force, rich in characters and setting, a remarkable novel by an internationally celebrated master of her craft. To research the book, the author and her husband embarked on a boat trip from Seattle up the Alaskan coast. The stark beauty of that experience provides No Night Is Too Long with an extraordinarily vivid sense of place. The novel's exploration of sexual identity and guilt represents a departure for Vine. Its resolution -- as always -- is a stunning surprise.
Dagdalas
This is Barbara Vine at her very best, this story starts off quite slowly and you start to think nothing is going to happen, and then things really do start to happen, the relationship between the two men, Ivo and Tim, gets going and reaches a peak, then from then on the fascination of the relationship starts to slow down, from there on you are hooked. Ivo leaves to do his stint on the ship and is to meet Tim in Vancouver, when Tim arrives in Vancouver he has nothing to do but wait for Ivo, it is then that he meets Isabel, they have a relationship of sorts, the whirlwind relationship between Tim and Isabel comes to an end, and you think that is the end of that, don't you believe it this is where Barbara really gets into her fabulous best, I won't explain any more, buy it and once you start reading you won't want to put it down, Ruth Rendell Alias Barbara Vine is the be all and end all of English mystery writers, she never misses a trick to hold you in thrall, you think you have her plot worked out but you haven't, this is where she shines, she fools you every time, Loved this book as I have all of her others.
Valawye
What I admire in her books, - among others - how vividly she describes the places where the story takes place. E.g. tubes in King Solomon's Carper, or roofs in Grasshopper. Nature in this book, for example. It is an exciting story, dos not let you to be bored.
skyjettttt
The twists and turns of the human mind are what drive this first person narrated plot. In a way it's a bit of a slow read initially, but it's artfully done, not painful, and definitely not a deterrent. Getting to know the protagonist/narrator and what forms his psyche and the basis of this story is crucial, so it's more than necessary and warranted.

The author does not cheat the reader in any regard, yet the revelations and realizations that wind their way to the conclusion of the story deliver shockwave after shockwave and leave you saying to yourself, "dear heaven, yeah -- that could happen". (Honestly? my specific reaction was "what the hell??? omg! omg! I see...") It becomes a rollercoaster ride that you can't put down, never mind that it's 4 a.m.

The believability of the characters make this an honest look at obsession that morphs seamlessly into terror. If you don't see at least a bit of yourself, and/or someone you know in some regard, in these characters it's likely that you live under a rock.

The only minor flaw I could find in the story was the narrator's mention of Isabel before she actually appears. It was a little frustrating, and I found myself flipping back through pages to see if I'd missed something. It does become clear as the story progresses, but early on I found it a bit of a speed bump.

I'm on a mission to read everything Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine has ever written. I have one on order now, and plan to order a couple more this week. I'm hooked.
Kizshura
A mesmerizing read. One of those books that makes you slow down, no matter how much you want to read it, because you don't want it to end. Clearly I need to be reading even more Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell
Saintrius
This dense elaborately plotted book is perhaps the best I've read by Rendell/Vine, and that's saying a lot. A bit deus ex machina in places, but the characters are so finely and richly portrayed, and I became so emotionally involved in the plot, I didn't care. The settings, particularly that of Alaska, are also wonderfully drawn. Highest recommendation to anyone who loves a good mystery novel that also holds its own as quality mainstream fiction.
Moronydit
I saw the BBC version of it before I read the book and I couldn't wait to read the book after that. I love this book. The relationship between Tim and Ivo is a hot mess and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Bludsong
Well-written mystery and love story, Suspenseful and surprise ending
This is an excellent book,one of Rendell's best(in my opinion). The story ranges from the Norfolk coast of England to the Yukon and the remains of the Russian influence (The Russians sold Alaska to the US in the 19th century) are apparent in the name of the hotel,The Goncharov, in Alaska.The young man,Tim,has an affair with a local girlin Norfolk and then dumps her when she starts making marriage noises. He then embarks on an homosexual affair with a palaentologist, Dr Ivo Steadman who spend much time lecturing to passengers on cruise ships plying the Alaskan coast. In due course he accompanies Steadman on one of the cruises. Once again I don't want to reveal too much of the plot to future readers, the only fault,if is it a fault is that much of the background to the events is described in a letter written by a woman to her twin brother,whom Tim believes he has killed,by allowing him to be abandonded unconcious on a deserted island off the Alaskan coast.
The end of the novel is very neat,with the narrator hoping that the two lovers will be happy togther,but who knows?
Peter Wigley
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