I wanted more history rather then the few chapters where we went back centuries with NVK. Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Audible Audiobook Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I don't know his sales figures). Well paced it pushed me through to the end and certainly left me wanting more. Set in the otherworldly megalopolis that is today’s Shanghai, Temple Drake’s suspenseful first novel blends the gothic, the erotic, and the supernatural as it charts an intense and dangerous affair. I'm having a hard time getting through this book. Please try again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was in a gloomy and creepy mood, and wanted to read a book that was densely atmospheric, rich with erotic horror and morally grey characters. I don't fully understand why Rupert Thomson chose to use a pseudonym to publish this. Browse Temple Drake’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. ( It invo!ved gost which I don't believe in but I'm glad I stayed to the end, Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019, An interesting read that had you on edge throughout and fearful of the lives of all the main characters. I kept thinking what the hell did I miss. In the end though, I found it to be a bit meandering. The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere 1), “[An] original take on the horror genre…Spare, sexy, and atmospheric, it is as deep and dark as a Finnish forest.” —. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Paperback It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Unable to add item to List. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019. The plot is amazing, it's a great story great idea behind it, and the times things are happening are great, but there's too much over explanation and description of places and things-a pack of specific cigarettes and a red lighter, a teapot sat on the table beside whoever- The name of the cigarettes nor the color of the lighter are of any importance to the story and also the teapot had no other purpose other than saying there's teapot sat there. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Please try your request again later. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye, one of the most grotesque characters of Faulkner's imagination. Something went wrong. This one is as weird as some others of his but it kept me involved. $11.89; $10.31 ; In Stock. $25.19, Sale price: Cheesy ones can be fun but I prefer ones that have a bit more artistry and vision. Check for new and used marketplace copies. Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2019. This book is a genre I read a lot of and I thought I would love it but it just wasn't for me. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. on the author's part to create a fully real ized character.1 With a few sensitive excep tions, the Temple Drake of the last chap ters of Sanctuary has been viewed as something closely akin to Popeye: an embodi ment of evil or moral decay doubly chilling and utterly believable because female.2 Such a conclusion rings untrue. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Much to my surprise, I found that in NVK, and it helped get me out of my slump because it was exactly the type of book I wanted. Not cheesy at all which I loved. One night in 2012, executive Zhang Guo Xing takes a group of European clients to a fashionable nightclub in Shanghai. I would try this author again but hope they put a bit less description and a little more happening with the plot and story line. This tale of a love affair has the sort of narrative that makes it hard to review without spoilers. Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services. Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019. Then there's parts where at the end of a paragraph and the beginning of a next something is missing? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2020. 3.8 out of 5 stars 29 ratings. It is a good story, I'm not trying to spoil anything for anyone so I won't go into detail, but the over description and weird jumps are frustrating. Theres times the author mentions people in passing, who should be pretty important to the story, and that's it we get no explanation or anything, like there's so many things thrown in that are over explained, and many that are out of place/under explained. There's a problem loading this menu right now. English. Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2020. I'm a bit over halfway through it right now. One night in 2012, executive Zhang Guo Xing takes a group of European clients to a fashionable nightclub in Shanghai. I am not normally a fan of anything even remotely involving fantasy but this fantasy had a sort of logic which I never saw in a Garcia or a Pratchett. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. Temple Drake (author) Paperback (17 Mar 2020) Save $1.58. Gothic and atmospheric are both great descriptions for this novel. Something went wrong. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. What I like about the supernatural aspects is the history, going back in time to see the origin of how they came to be and how they've survived. 57 Synopsis. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 7, 2020. Worth reading, Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019. Temple Drake (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. It had such potential to become more woven and nuanced. Please try again. Stina Nielsen, Its difficult. Temple Drake, Narrated by: This title will be released on May 11, 2021. Just one question - what is in the case? The story wasn't developed enough for me. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This was a really well written and evocative book. Add to basket . Regular price: 10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 72 hours. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. I'm a big fan and would heartily recommend it. or 1 credit, Release date: Blending the gothic and the supernatural, and taking place in modern-day Shanghai, the novel charts an intoxicating and ultimately lethal affair between a privileged Chinese businessman and a young Western woman. NVK started out strong and with a more serious approach. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Temple Drake is based in London. $5.19 : $1.99: Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged "Please retry" $4.77 . Used from other sellers. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2020. Please try again. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I like supernatural stories. The characters were interesting enough and the storyline between NVK and Zhang felt complete, to a point. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Hence the alter ego? By: ). To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Enjoyable enough but pretty pulpy compared to his other work. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. But still worth a read and it’s a short book - this brevity/ leanness is definitely a strength of the book. With that being said, the ending really made me feel like I didn't get the whole picture of what the author was trying to convey. Greg Chun. Not quite what I had expected from the blurb, but a delight to read. Blending the gothic and the supernatural, and taking place in modern-day Shanghai, the novel charts an intoxicating and ultimately lethal affair between a privileged Chinese businessman and a young Western woman. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Free with your Audible trial: Paperback "Please retry" $12.29 . NVK is Temple Drake's first novel. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $9.99 — — Audible Audiobook, Unabridged "Please retry" $0.00 . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. If there had been the option of three and a half strs that would have been my rating. I just finished beta-reading for one of my author friends, and I have a love-hate relationship with beta-reading for this author because nobody else writes stories like her, so whenever I finish one of her books, I always end up in the grand mother of book slumps-- at least until I get my hands on my next fix (WRITE FASTER). A Curse of Ash and Embers (The Blackbone Witches Book 1). There is a supernatural thread to the tale, but to go beyond that would spoil the tale for most readers. , Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I really dislike that a character at the beginning of a novel was given a couple lines of dialogue and then was reintroduced again at the end with the feeling that he was significant in the overall story. Temple Drake's biography, bibliography, list of books, with the current titles, summaries, covers, excerpts, author notes, and availability. Does this book contain inappropriate content? I also wanted more to happen in general. X Check stock. Temple eventually kills Trigger and returns home, where she attempts to hide what has happened to her (the original title of the film was going to be The Shame of Temple Drake).
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