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Coffin Road: the Sunday Times Bestseller and BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick (English Edition) Kindle版
He is a terrific writer doing something different. Wonderfully compelling. From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization. - Independent May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships. - Sunday Times Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth. - New York Times Exceptional. May is going from strength to strength. - Daily Mail --このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels. He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally. --このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B012DVZSP0
- 出版社 : riverrun (2016/1/14)
- 発売日 : 2016/1/14
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 4000 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 310ページ
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 353,094位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
I have only come across Peter May’s books recently and am totally hooked. I started with the Blackhouse trilogy and then moved on to this standalone story (although George Gunn features in this from the aforementioned trilogy as does Fin Macleod who is mentioned in passing). Peter May is a fantastic storyteller and his eloquent descriptions of the Scottish Isles makes one feel as though you are there, experiencing the wild weather and beautiful scenery as well as producing a very credible thriller. This particular tale rings very true in its description of current environmental issues and holds the readers attention right to the end. Definitely one to burn the midnight oil and I would thoroughly recommend this book. I am looking forward to reading many other books from this author.
Well written and entertaining but ultimately a silly story. Agri-Chem giant as the bad guy, killing people so they can keep on killing the world, yawn. Yes, and we never went to the moon and Princess Di was murdered by the queen. The author has used the memory loss due to trauma thing before and it just doesn’t work. It’s a silly device that annoys me, at least. Seeing something bad does not give you total amnesia, unless you’re already a nut or have a total breakdown. And even then I don’t believe it. This guy is a good writer but his plots are really silly.
Restored my faith in fiction2020年7月30日に英国でレビュー済み
Kept the guessing going among the swirling seas and skies. Excellent sense of place - all the varieties of light, storm, bleakness and beauty. A good plot with reasonable characters (but I wish the author hadn't included a minor one, a careerist 'bad cop' from the mainland: it wasn't necessary). The information about bees was great. Unlike one reviewer here I have no hesitation whatsoever in believing that big corporations would resort to murder and other nasty tricks. Having seen the movie, 'The Disappearance' recently, and remembering well reading the poem about the Flannan Isle lighthouse keepers when I was eleven, it was nice to ascend the tower imaginatively. As I came to this novel after reading one of the worst books ever which made me lose the will to live, let alone read, Mr May has restored my faith in fiction.
Only the geography of Harris is more complicated.2016年10月24日に英国でレビュー済み
Like many Scots who know the outer Hebrides, I read the Lewis trilogy and enjoyed each book. By the end of the third book I confess to being a little weary, and so I did not read Peter May's subsequent novels. He is now a novelist of international acclaim and I was persuaded by published reviews to read The Coffin Road. I am pleased I did so. It is one of very few books which I have read in a single day. In itself, that tells you that this is a good yarn. It helps that I know the settings for the book very well, even down to the school in Balornock attended by the central character. I really enjoyed the complexity of the plot, even though I had guessed some of the conclusion. The characters are well depicted and the central theme is very topical. Towards the end, the story line becomes a little too frantic and drifts towards "James Bond" style drama. The book has too much quality to fall into such a trap. May writes very well, but his obsession with light and shade in the West Highland sky and sea is carried too far, and used too frequently for my liking.
A good read.
A good read.
Great book - but was there an error?2016年9月20日に英国でレビュー済み
I really like Peter May's books and loved this one, which kept the reader on the edge of their seat until almost the end, BUT, am I missing something? Did I sleep through a chapter? The only thing I couldn't find any explanation for in the book was why the main character wasn't recognised by his daughter and his wife when he approached them after going to Edinburgh to find his old address. Is this a huge error on the part of the writer or, as I say, have I missed something somewhere in the book?