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ISBN:
1559706023
Author:
Tim Parks
Category:
Literary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing (February 14, 2002)
Pages:
314 pages
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1946 kb
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The dark and funny sequel to Cara Massimina, Mimi's Ghost is the ultimate comedy of self-justification

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Mimi's Ghost Hardcover – January 8, 2001. Tim Parks continues the sordid, yet comic, misadventures of Morris Duckworth. The sequel didn't grab me into it as much as the first, but still was a very enjoyable read. Dig in to this series and enjoy. by. Tim Parks (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

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Oh, this Wedgwood-blue sky, these sharp, sharp horizons of cypresses and campanili, the silver green of the olives and rose pastel of pitted stucco! Italy, oh Italy!

Tim Parks iggledy-piggledy in a sparkling Ferrarelle distance! He stopped and breathed deeply. In a yard below the curving road a shawled woman swept at cobble-stones with a twig broom while hens clucked about her. ‘Buon giorno!’. Buon giorno!’ he called to a felt-hatted relic of the peasantry fighting his way up the hill with a stick, dead cigar clamped between wrinkled.

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Morris can't get over Mimi, but then he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Two years ago, the Italian girl eloped with him.

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Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since

And if anybody should get in his charitable way, then so much the worse for them. Bu kitaba önizleme yap . Kullanıcılar ne diyor? - Eleştiri yazın. Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He is the author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, Cleaver, A Season with Verona and Teach Us to Sit Still. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

After kidnapping and killing his ex-fiancTe, Mimi, Morris Duckworth cannot live with himself, or the questions festering around her death, in the sequel to Juggling the Stars. Reprint.
  • Cordanara
It was ok
  • Malaris
Tim Parks continues the sordid, yet comic, misadventures of Morris Duckworth. The sequel didn't grab me into it as much as the first, but still was a very enjoyable read. Dig in to this series and enjoy.
  • Daigrel
There is something uncomfortable, squirmy, and even a bit repulsive about Mimi's Ghost, despite the fact that it's a lot of fun to read. Morris Duckworth, the main character, you see, is a serial killer. Though Parks presents him in broad strokes and with some sense of absurdity, he also comes across, unfortunately, as someone the author finds quite amusing, a "delightful killer" of sorts.

At the outset of the novel, Morris has already killed at least three people--Mimi, the only woman he has ever loved and two characters named Giacomo and Sandra, and there are hints that he has also killed his mother. A good-looking, blonde Englishman living in Italy, Morris has quickly married Mimi's sister Paola and hopes to be in charge of the family winery soon. What he has not expected is that he will begin communicating with Mimi on his cell phone, that he will hear her voice talking to him at unexpected moments, that he will see her wink at him in photographs, and that he'll recognize her face as the Virgin in Renaissance paintings. As Morris tries to ensure his position in the family business, he resorts to homicide again, but he also becomes a born-again Christian, decides to establish a residence for homeless immigrants who have been living in the local cemetery, and tries to embark on an introspective life of good works.

Morris may well be a schizophrenic and/or psychopath. I was never sure, however, exactly what point of view the author wanted to convey about him. Though Morris's actions are repulsive and show absolutely no remorse, many parts of the book are almost slapstick funny, and there is a great deal of satire-of the British character, of Italian police procedures, of business practices, and of bribery and graft. Mimi's Ghost, however, is not clearly a satire, nor is it clearly a horror story. It lacks the control and tongue-in-cheek tone which allows satire to flourish at the same time that the reader shares the author's seeming horror at the action. As a result, there is no conclusion here about which the reader can say with relief, "Whew! That was close!" as the main character gets his comeuppance. Instead, one wonders here if Parks is planning yet another installment in the murderous saga of Morris Duckworth. Mary Whipple
  • Beardana
Morris Duckworth left England and now lives in Italy where his name does not sound so awful. As the book begins, he has murdered three people. As the book ends, he has killed three more and is aching for a fourth. His steering committee is ghostly Mimi, victim number three, who directs him via a cellular phone or from the picture of the Virgin. Clearly, Morris is off his rocker. The author finds this very funny. I don't.
Will the cops ever catch up with Morris? I won't tell, because it would take the last bit of fun out of it.
  • Gogul
Reminiscent, of course, of the Ripley books by Patricia Highsmith but stands on its own two feet and is extremely well-done.
  • Galanjov
I didn't think this book was as good as the first but I am hoping there will be a third part to the story of Morris Duckworth.