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Christine Falls Book ë Download ¼ ❮PDF❯ ✩ Christine Falls (Quirke) Author Benjamin Black – Eyltransferservices.co.uk In the debut crime novel from the Booker winning author a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic societyIn the debut IIn the debut crime novel from the Booker winning author a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic societyIn the debut crime novel from the Booker winning author a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society It's not the dead that seem strange to uirke It's the living One night after a few drinks at an office party uirke shuffle A looming and somber man driven by a cloud of uestions leads the reader of CHRISTINE FALLS into the gloom of 1950s Irish Catholicism There are secrets in the pathologist's morgue in his family in the Church and in his soul uirke's unraveling of the story of baby smuggling from Dublin to Boston though relentlessly tragic is told in brilliant prose The words chosen have such precision that images glow on the page For example there are these a version of the Sphinx high unavoidable and monumentally ridiculous frost smoke a leaden line in front of lavender tinted fog grinning in that way she did when she was excited showing her upper gums old brown paintings black birds spurted raggedly from behind the rooftops and twirled the gaunt hospital room reminded him of the inside of a skullThis writing talent presented as that of Benjamin Black belongs in fact to John Banville a Booker Prize winning author 2005 THE SEA CHRISTINE FALLS debuts a new branch of his work a series featuring the pathologist uirke Categorized by the publisher as a psychological novel it is also called a new kind of crime novel and a suspense novel In my mind it also belongs to historical realism even the emotions of the characters reminiscent of late 1940s films like THE SNAKE PIT and JOHNNY BELINDA which commented on shortcomings in institutions without being documentary Analyses aside the novel is enjoyable for its well drawn characters so deeply motivated by personal circumstances to make a transition from poverty stricken Ireland to a bright and promising United States It was not as easy as one might think

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S down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother in law Malachy altering a file he has no business even reading Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there but the next morning when the haze has lifted it looks an awful lot like his brother in law the esteemed doctor was in fact tampering with a corpse and concealing the cause of deathIt turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls And as uirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death he co Unlike most detective fiction this first novel in Benjamin Black's uirke series is worth reading simply for the writing alone Not surprising given that Black is in fact Booker Prize winning novelist John Banville That said I absolutely hated Banville's 'The Sea' so was very surprised to enjoy this opener in the uirke series as much as I didIf anything it's light on plot driven instead by the atmosphere of 1950's Dublin and the wonderful characters uirke becomes a tortured darker soul as the book unravels setting things up nicely for future stories no doubt The darker side of the Catholic church is also exposed and although it's been done in other books as it's familiar theme it's handled well here All the characters are vibrant flawed people; you may not warm to many of them but they are certainly real and plausible Black also weaves in a sub plot involving characters in Boston tying the two strands of the book up in the third stage of the novel It feels a little contrived towards the end but the writing never flags and it is the crisp direct style the beautifully drawn atmosphere almost cinematic like something Sam Mendes might direct that keeps you rivetted as a reader It's like Chandler crossed with the very best of Irish writersThis is one of the few crimemystery genre novels that I think would bear a second reading the style is that good Already looking forward to in the series Superbly crafted superior fiction

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Christine Falls QuirkeMes up against some insidious and very well guarded secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society among them members of his own familySet in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s the first novel in the uirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling atmospheric crime story uirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form I think I'm fast becoming a fan of Benjamin Black He thoroughly evokes the period and the place 1950s Dublin; and he writes well about people about Ireland Crime fiction but it's written by a serious novelist who writes beautiful prose Just my cup of tea Made me want to go to Dublin and wander down leafy suburban roads in the rain Oh and buy the next book in the series obviously