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eBook Spider ePub

by PATRICK MCGRATH

  • ISBN: 0141009195
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: PATRICK MCGRATH
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Film Tie-in Ed edition (2002)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1240 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1225 kb
  • Other: mbr lit mobi lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 101

Description

Spider is a novel by the British novelist Patrick McGrath, originally published in the United States in 1990.

Spider is a novel by the British novelist Patrick McGrath, originally published in the United States in 1990. In the novel, a psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator, the protagonist wrestles with mental illness and trauma from his past.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). I read this book after seeing the film 'Spider' by Patrick McGrath. The book adds another dimension to the film but the plot differs slightly.

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Patrick McGrath (born 7 February 1950) is a British novelist, whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital from the age of five where his father was Medical Superintendent

Patrick McGrath (born 7 February 1950) is a British novelist, whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital from the age of five where his father was Medical Superintendent. He was educated at a Jesuit boarding school in Windsor from the age of thirteen, before moving to another Jesuit public school, Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, upon the closure of his first school.

From the bestselling author of asylum, trauma and spider. A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck

From the bestselling author of asylum, trauma and spider. you are in for a thrilling ride. A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck. It is the American War of Independence, and having defied the British forces occupying New York she must pay for her revolutionary activities.

Author: Patrick McGrath. Publisher: Poseidon Press, New York, 1990. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.

Patrick McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital, where for many years his father was medical superintendent. He lives in New York City and London, and is married to actress Maria Aitken. Библиографические данные. Spider Vintage contemporaries.

With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.

With Spider, Patrick McGrath has crafted a bona-fide contemporary Gothic novel, complete with all the major themes of the genre - a frame narrative of love, betrayal and murder, obsession, isolation and slow descent into the uncertain and madness. As Dennis tries to reconstruct his childhood, he finds himself increasingly unable to draw the distinction between the real and imagined.

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A dark tale of a man who probably killed his mother by mistake, but accuses his father. Writing his memoirs, Spider describes how his long-suffering mother discovered his father in the shed with a prostitute, and details the disturbing consequences.

Comments

Bluecliff Bluecliff
This novel is just freaky. its like Nobokov doing horror, and i am just fine with that.

Our narrator is a little twisted. he struggles with his early childhood experiences and does so by telling us in graphic detail what happened, what is real or imaginary is up to the reader to decide. he also has a problem with his noisy neighbors and dont get him started on his landlady. and inexplicably he also smells gas all the time.

The atmosphere of this novel is just grim. its like constantly being in london during twilight. night never truly falls and day never rises. Very little happens in terms of plot. Essentially forward progress occurs in about 25% of the novel. The rest is Spider ruminating. Vivid descriptions and lush imagery grow as wonderfully as the garden Spider maintains, and this is the heart of the novel. The text is rich with descriptions and similes and metaphors and truly makes this novel for me. Towards the end, Pat cuts loose and uses the REALLY good descriptions, and at this point, its making me feel crazy.

This novel is truly rewarding to those who can read till the end. The lack of plot makes the novel difficult to get into at first, and Spider's peculiarities as a narrator don't matter until about half way through. before that it is a slow drag.
Ceck Ceck
If you like books about mental illness than this is worth a read. It got a little boring for me around the middle. The author does a lot of jumping through time periods. I had trouble realizing sometimes whether or not what I was reading was taking place in the past or present. Probably just my own issue. Somewhat uneventful throughout, other than the main characters pondering and contemplation. But that's probably what the majority of a schizophrenics life is anyway.
Agarus Agarus
Written in the form of a journal, first-person narrative, full of beautiful internal dialogue, Spider reveals a hallucinatory mind in the process of disintegration as he logs the events leading up to his imprisonment in an asylum. Despite this, he manages to remain self-aware and exercises some logical reasoning. The universal alienation expressed is reminiscent of Kafka and Dostoyevsky. As the story events unfold, we slowly begin to ponder Spider's credibility as a narrator
Goltigor Goltigor
I have watched the movie twice and had to have the book. Both leave you struggling at the end with who was actually murdered...
Golkis Golkis
Very dense and depressing gothic novel. I got into it easy enough but the monotony of the writing lost me about half way through. A look into mental illness with an untrustworthy narrator. The twists are telegraphed. Good for insomnia.
Xanna Xanna
This book is wonderful. You will certainly enjoy it if you like a book that keeps you in suspense from the beginning to the end. Definitely going into my book collection.
Sharpbinder Sharpbinder
I absolutely loved this book. The movie was excellent but the book goes into greater depth and one achieves a better understanding of Spider. I would highly recommend it.
creepy to the max. terrible descent into utter madness.