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by Ruth Rendell

  • ISBN: 0385121105
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st ed. in the U.S.A edition (December 1, 1976)
  • Pages: 182
  • ePub book: 1476 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1599 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr lit txt
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 727

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Ruth Rendell is, unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time. Her stories are a lesson in a human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder. She does not avert her gaze and magnificently triumphs in a style that is uniquely hers and mesmerizing.

Ruth Rendell is, unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time. Ruth Rendell i. phenomenon. Ruth Rendell is one of the best crime novelists working today. Los Angeles Daily News. No one writes with more devastating accuracy about the world we live and commit sin in today.

Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Read this book a long time ago but recently bought it again for someone else. This was one of the first books I read of hers. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). She could make you see the characters with her excellent descriptions. No other author that I've ever read can come close to Ruth Rendell.

A Demon in My View is a novel by British author Ruth Rendell. First published in 1976, it won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year, gaining Rendell the first of six Dagger awards she received during her career, more than any other writer. A rigid man of fifty leads a solitary, apparently respectable life, as clerk and bookkeeper for a small business and part-time rent collector for his landlord.

Ruth Rendell A Demon in my View is a gripping psychological thriller from Ruth Rendell, first published in 1976.

She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone. Haunting and intelligent, A Demon in My View shows the startling results of this chilling alchemy of two very disparate minds-one pathological and the other obsessed with pathology. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. A Demon in my View is a gripping psychological thriller from Ruth Rendell, first published in 1976 Читать весь отзыв.

Almost each one, built to accommodate a single family, had been segmented into four or five separate units.

Almost each one, built to accommodate a single family, had been segmented into four or five separate units dustbins that had replaced rose bushes in the front gardens, by the slow decay that showed in a boarded window, a balcony rail patched with chicken wire, a latchless gate that tapped ceaselessly, monotonously, against its post

Arthur disapproved of the sculptures, which in his view resembled chunks cut out of prehistoric monsters for all they were entitled Spring or Social Conscience or. .

Arthur disapproved of the sculptures, which in his view resembled chunks cut out of prehistoric monsters for all they were entitled Spring or Social Conscience or Man and Woman, but he didn’t think the children ought to sit on them or play in the street for that matter. Auntie Gracie had never allowed him to play in the street.

Ruth Rendell won the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990, and in 1991 she was awarded the Crime Writer’s Association . The face of trespass. A judgement in stone.

Ruth Rendell won the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990, and in 1991 she was awarded the Crime Writer’s Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding contributions to the genre. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE, and in 1997 was made a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell has a son and two grandsons, and lives in London. Omnibuses: Collected short stories.

LOVE ME. Ruth Rendell.

The Face of Trespass. LOVE ME.

A Demon in My View book. In A Demon in My View, Ruth Rendell creates a character as frightening as he is fascinating. Mild-mannered Arthur Johnson has never known how to talk to women. And his loneliness has perverted his desire for love and respect into a carefully She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone.

In A Demon in My View, Ruth. This book won Rendell the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for 1976 (the most important crime fiction awards in Great Britain. And I can see why. Extremely well crafted, this book stays with you long after reading it.

Arthur Johnson's empty and solitary existence is suddenly threatened when a worldly young man arrives at the Trinity Road lodging house

Comments

Giamah Giamah
There is something very wrong with Arthur Johnson and he knows it. He keeps his urges under control by never going out at night to taste a brandy, and by repeatedly "killing" a female manikin he found in the cellar of his residence. He has dressed the manikin in the attire of his late Aunt Gracie, who raised him to exhibit personal discipline in all things. Choking the plastic figure makes him feel better, and gives him a sense a purpose.

A new resident moves into the building. He is Anthony Johnson, there to study, and write his thesis on the mind of the psychopath. He also awaits something personally important to him, word whether his love, a woman named Helen, will leave her husband, and come to him to start a life together.

A tradition in England exists called Guy Fawkes Day. Fawkes was a conspirator in the 1605 plot to assasinate King James I and blow up Parliament. Fawkes was discovered and executed. Every year on the date he was put to death, schoolchildren burn him in effigy. Fond of children, Anthony brings materials for the necessary bonfire, including the manikin he found while rummaging around in the cellar. In doingso, he has unknowingly deprived Arthur of his linchpin.

From this, the two lives intertwine, and a superb, tightly threaded mystery story is built. The two Johnsons are not the only interesting characters here, just the main ones. There is a second love triangle where one of the participants meets with devastating results, and another, sweeter love story in which a good man rediscovers the woman he always wanted. Rendell writes in a direct, but spare manner, befitting the nature of the story, an exploration of human minds under stress and dispair.
Yozshugore Yozshugore
This book took me inside the mind of a psychopath more tellingly than any other novel or any psychiatric study I've ever read. It gave me a real sense of what it's like on a daily basis to have some profoundly anti-social, uncaring compulsion.

This book also convincingly illustrates how much of the good and bad that happens to individuals is pure fluke, pure accident - the result of some seemingly insignificant action taken unwittingly by someone far removed and down the chain of circumstance.

Rendell sets the tone brilliantly from the first page. She quotes an Edgar Allen Poe poem that includes the line: "And all I loved, I loved alone." That, along with the first paragraphs that describe the cellar of the apartment in which the main character lives - provide a compellingly apt atmosphere for the drama that's about to unfold. It's one of the great starts to a novel.

The writing is ominously noir throughout:
"Arthur closed the door, doing this in the totally silent way he had cultivated by long practice."
"...the streets received him, taking him into their arteries like a grain of poison."
"...these suppressed thoughts blossomed in dreams like tubers which, put away in the dark, throw out sick, sluglike shoots."

This is definitely a classic of a mystery/thriller.
Gir Gir
Read this book a long time ago but recently bought it again for someone else. Ruth Rendell was my favorite author and I miss her books. This was one of the first books I read of hers. It's a favorite of mine. She could make you see the characters with her excellent descriptions. No other author that I've ever read can come close to Ruth Rendell. I'm sure anyone who has ever read any of her other books will enjoy this one too.
Quemal Quemal
This is one of the psychological thrillers that made Ruth Rendell the indisputable queen of the genre. Who else but this amazing author could have chosen a psychopatic serial killer as a protaginist of her novel and managed to make him the most sympathetic character of the book? Rendell puts her readers into the mind of her characters in a way that no other mystery writer can match.

This short novel is beautifully structured. Every scene, every word of it make sense and serve a purpose. The story seems deceptively simple but it draws you in in an inexorably seductive way. Every single character is so vividly described that you will remember this entire cast of characters for a long time after you finish reading this book.

I hope that more of Rendell's fantastic early classics come out in Kindle format.
Jox Jox
Once again we come face to face with another of Rendell's psychopaths spiralling out of control. At juxtaposition with his adventures is a love affair in turmoil. Where these two stories meet, sparks fly causing the reader to hold his/her breath to see how it all turns out. Another one of Rendell's
spellbinding mysteries...
Mautaxe Mautaxe
Another early Rendell novel (1976) which delves deeply into psychological aspects of evil. Wondering if the lead character, Arthur, had some form of Asperger's Syndrome (in addition to being a psychopath, of course).
Kea Kea
A very entertaining psychological thriller. I especially enjoyed Ms. Rendell's portrayals of the diverse characters living in a working class London apartment building and neighborhood. She weaves societal observations in with the action.
4stars!!!! Ruth Rendell never disappoints. Sometimes one person perceives insults, slights, threats that aren't there or are not intended. Sometimes a person acts in response to what was never there. Sometimes a person may study psychopathy in depth and overlook the psychopath next door.