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by Jason Goodwin

  • Author: Jason Goodwin
  • ISBN: 0571239897
  • ISBN13: 978-0571239894
  • ePub: 1237 kb | FB2: 1783 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Crime; Open Market - Airside ed edition (February 2, 2012)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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An Evil Eye ePub download

Also by jason goodwin. A note about the author. He is not a superstitious man, but praise and pride attract the evil eye; certain thoughts are better left unframed.

Also by jason goodwin. Almost guiltily, he turns his head. The yali stands so beautifully at the water’s edge, looking out across the Bosphorus to the hills of Asia beyond.

Jason Goodwin's wry-humor and fast pacing manage to keep the plot engaging even as the story whimsically . An Evil Eye' may be different in tone than the previous Yashim books and the resolution is a bit untidy (or too tidy depending how you look at it).

Jason Goodwin's wry-humor and fast pacing manage to keep the plot engaging even as the story whimsically shifts around to different characters. Palewski and the lady Valide continue to be the series' best-written personalities (and both are given some great moments in the story) but it's the newer characters, particularly the women and eunuchs of the sultan's harem that provide the freshest and most fascinating perspectives.

An Evil Eye. 308 Pages · 2010 · . 2 MB · 19 Downloads ·Turkish. Make yourself a priority once in a while.

Jason Goodwin (born 1964) is an English writer and historian. He studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University

Jason Goodwin (born 1964) is an English writer and historian. He studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University.

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It’s our work, every inch-and every inch will get you closer! Bring the ladies! All safe, all sound! Beside him, men were shouting and laughing.

It’s our work, every inch-and every inch will get you closer! Bring the ladies! All safe, all sound! Beside him, men were shouting and laughing he made nothing of it. He could not rid himself of the possibility that Hyacinth had taken his own life. He may have slipped on the ice and overbalanced. He was an old man, after all. But he had asked, Is it true?. Yashim had said that yes, he believed it to be true: the valide would be moving to Besiktas.

In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory

In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory. Now, in An From the Edgar® Award–winning author of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and most captivating Investigator Yashim mystery yet! It takes a writer of prodigious talents to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire in all its majesty. In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory.

We imagined that it was turned into a children's animated series, and this would be the theme tune! We played it to Jason when he came into Mr Bs Emporium of Reading Delights on the 3rd May 2012 to talk about the book. The video was filmed by Owen Benson. Jason Goodwin. Download (epub, 459 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

When the body of a Russian agent is found down a monastery well, Yashim knows exactly who to blame. Fevzi Ahmet Pasha, commander of the Ottoman fleet.Years ago, when Yashim first entered the sultan's service, Fevzi Ahmet was his mentor. Ruthless, cruel, and - in Yashim's eyes - ultimately ineffective, he is the only man who makes him afraid. And now Yashim must confront the secret that Fevzi Pasha has been keeping all these years, a secret whose roots lie deep in the tortured atmosphere of the sultan's harem, where normal rules are suspended, and women can simply disappear.Once again, Yashim and his friends encounter treachery and politics, played out against the backdrop of 1840s Istanbul.
Hallolan
After I had such a great time reading The Janissary Tree and The Snake Stone, I was disappointed in this one. It didn’t even seem like written by the same author. It had none of the delightful flippancy that’s so charming in his other books. Even though the story is still complex and the plot is still good, the style was missing and the deliver was dry. The characters were not fully developed and failed to engage our emotion. The settings were bare and the actions were only sketches. Unlike his previous books where all the clues were tied up in the final analysis, there were dangling loose ends left at the conclusion of this book. It almost seems like a first draft for the basic concept of the story. What happened?

The story of this book seems to be evolving around women: the women in the new Sultan’s harem, the women in the harem of the last Sultan, the Pasha’s harem, and the Pasha’s daughter. I wish the author had spent more time develop the characters and the struggles of this special cloistered world in detail.

The western idea of “oriental women in the harem” is based on hints of the Ottoman practice enhanced by European fantasy. However, harem was pretty common in most old Asian cultures (maybe not so much communal bathing in Chinese harem). To manage so many people in close quarters, the harems must be well organized. Each harem contained many ranks, each with corresponding duties and privileges, from lowly newcomers to experienced survivors, from those who never saw the ruler to the favorites. Intrigues and jockeying for position and for advancement were inevitable. Empresses were rarely very important because they were always political alliance and rarely engaged the heart. The worst thing that could happen to these women was when the sultan fell in love with only one, especially if she was a jealous and demanding type, because if he decides to be faithful to his only love, he inevitably ignored all the others who ended up wasting their lives in hopelessness. With so many young and beautiful but lonely and restless women around, eunuchs were the only ones who could be trusted to work in the harem.

Everyone makes mistakes - I was shocked to read that the Greek grocery George referred to his newborn grandson as “Hercules”. Really? I doubt that any Greek would do so to their beloved “Heracles”.
Hulore
I've been a fan of Jason Goodwin's Turkish detective Yashim books since 'The Janissary Tree' came out in 2007 but I have to admit I was a bit thrown off by 'An Evil Eye' at first. The pacing is faster, the side-characters are numerous and the plot has more last-minute twists than an Agatha Christie mystery. In any other hands this would be a bit of a mess but Goodwin manages to not only bring it all together, he creates one of the most engaging Yashim stories to date!

With the exception of the last book 'The Bellini Card' the Yashim stories have always started with a leisurely introduction of mid-1800's Istanbul and perhaps a slice-of-life moment with Yashim buying a book or having a meal with his friend, the Polish Ambassador Palewski. Taking place the year before the events of 'The Bellini Card', 'An Evil Eye' starts off with a bang (or BOOM of cannon fire) with Yashim rushing to help clear the late Sultan's harem as the new Sultan's women arrive. He's then immediately thrown onto a murder investigation by the grand vizier involving a body found near a christian monastery and a flap of human skin with a strange marking. If that wasn't enough Yashim's investigations lead him on the trail of Fevzi Ahmet, the Kapudan pasha on the island of Chalki....and the person who trained Yashim to be a detective!

Obviously there's a lot going on in 'The Evil Eye', as Palewski says: "Yashim, you seem to have prevented a sectarian riot, identified a corpse and thrown suspicion on the Russians, all the while I was drinking my pear syrup. Incredible." Jason Goodwin's wry-humor and fast pacing manage to keep the plot engaging even as the story whimsically shifts around to different characters. Palewski and the lady Valide continue to be the series' best-written personalities (and both are given some great moments in the story) but it's the newer characters, particularly the women and eunuchs of the sultan's harem that provide the freshest and most fascinating perspectives.

In the first two books Yashim was fun and charming but kind of a blank-slate and his underdeveloped characterization made him come off as mysterious and fascinating as the Ottoman Empire itself. In 'The Bellini Card' and especially this new book 'An Evil Eye' we're not only seeing a more daring and cynical Yashim, we actually get some brief insights into his past and interactions with his former instructor. I was a bit put off by this change at first, but I've grown to like this more direct Yashim and I even liked how his being a eunuch starts to weigh on him a bit. His brief, mentor-like connection with the runaway Kadri was a bit obvious but an enjoyable contrast to Yashim's other relationships.

'An Evil Eye' may be different in tone than the previous Yashim books and the resolution is a bit untidy (or too tidy depending how you look at it). However with a more fleshed-out Yashim, a refreshing look at the harems of the Ottoman Empire and the usual colorful characters and delicious scenes of cooking (I was craving mackerel long after I finished the book!) make this my favorite Yashim adventure to date! A great selection for historical/mystery fans as well as people interested in 1800's Istanbul.
Atineda
I've loved this series, set in 19th century Istanbul, since the first one appeared (The Janissary Tree). Above all, it is author Jason Goodwin's thoroughly convincing evocation of place and period that draws me into these stories. He has also created a memorable and intriguing protagonist in Yashim Efendi, a eunuch who is attached to the sultan's court as a special investigator.

This time around he weaves in rich details of harem life--to which, of course, Yashim has access---into the intrigues surrounding the defection of the Ottoman Empire's fleet commander to the Egyptians, who along with the Russians are threatening to further weaken the political sway of the Ottomans.

It may be that the many strands in the story do not quite come together in a perfect braid, but each strand holds enough interest to keep you turning pages. There are also hints of Yashim's past that pique one's interest and promises even more fascinating glimpses into the empire's history.

By the way, it helps to have read Goodwin's "Lord of the Horizons" to fully enjoy the stories.
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