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Book Title: Murther & Walking Spirits|
The author of the book: Robertson Davies
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 694 KB
Date of issue: July 28th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780241952665
Read full description of the books Murther & Walking Spirits:I´ll start by saying that I love R Davies. His Salterton and Deptford Trilogies are wonderful. But this book is just strange. The story seems promising, a man is killed by his wife´s lover, and becomes the narrator as a ghost who can´t seem to go away. He has the Davies humor which I so much love, when he starts to talk about the lover (Sniffer, who he does not take seriously at all), or his wife who seems like another person after the murder.
But then he forgets about that and goes on to tell the story of his family, is it his family? It´s never one thing or the other, the whole thing seems so subjective, there is something about how the characters never really develop, that makes it seem like telling the story is much more important than the story itself.
There are very few dialogues, one of the RD traits that I most love, he seems to want to cover so many generations, in a way that he never really gets into any of them. The first and last part are really good (about the murder and the wife), but most of the book is this never ending story which I just wanted to finish. I only came to the end because I have loved so many of his books, I just could not give up on him!
Read information about the authorWilliam Robertson Davies, CC, FRSC, FRSL (died in Orangeville, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is sometimes said to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto.
The Salterton Trilogy
• Tempest-tost (1951)
• Leaven of Malice (1954)
• A Mixture of Frailties (1958)
The Deptford Trilogy
• Fifth Business (1970)
• The Manticore (1972)
• World of Wonders (1975)
The Cornish Trilogy
• The Rebel Angels (1981)
• What's Bred in the Bone (1985)
• The Lyre of Orpheus (1988)
The Toronto Trilogy (Davies' final, incomplete, trilogy)
• Murther and Walking Spirits (1991)
• The Cunning Man (1994)
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