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ISBN:
1582344833
Author:
Karen Novak
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA (January 10, 2005)
Pages:
288 pages
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1894 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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The Wilderness: A Novel – e-kirja kirjailijoilta Karen Novak. Lue tämä kirja käyttämällä Google Play Kirjat ‑sovellusta tietokoneella tai Android- tai iOS-laitteella. Lataa offline-lukemista varten, korosta, lisää kirjanmerkkeihin tai kirjoita muistiinpanoja lukiessasi kohdetta The Wilderness: A Novel. When the body of an elderly man is found naked, frozen to death on the grounds of an abandoned petting zoo near where private investigator Leslie Stone lives with her family, the discovery triggers what Leslie calls the "haunted amusement park" of her mind. Voices and apparitions she knows to be hallucinatory disrupt her waking world.

The wilderness : a Leslie Stone novel, Karen Novak. ed. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-59691-865-8. The first time it went to hell, Doctor Edelstein-who would become to all of us simply Frank, our stooped Buddha, as Leslie calls him, the quiet, myopic bachelor uncle every family adopts-Frank took me aside at the hospital, into an austere office that was too small for its spare furnishings. He had been fatigued beyond measure, yawning mid-sentence, pinching at his earlobe, lacking the resources for the niceties that would have blunted the impact of his words: psychotic break.

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Home Karen Novak The Wilderness: A Leslie Stone Novel. The Wilderness: A Leslie Stone Novel. Read the dark and thrilling new Leslie Stone novel that asks the question: Can violence and its legacy ever be absolved? When the body of an elderly man is found naked, frozen to death on the grounds of an abandoned petting zoo near where private investigator Leslie Stone lives with her family, the discovery triggers what Leslie calls the "haunted amusement park" of her mind.

Karen Novak has created a nuanced and hauntingly stylized universe for her tour-de-force heroine, Leslie Stone. In "The Wilderness," Novak weaves a stunningly disturbing tale filled with suspense, mystique and spectres of evils past

Karen Novak has created a nuanced and hauntingly stylized universe for her tour-de-force heroine, Leslie Stone. In "The Wilderness," Novak weaves a stunningly disturbing tale filled with suspense, mystique and spectres of evils past. If you are looking for a book that will devour you as much as you devour it, "The Wilderness" will not leave you disappointed. Shining a Light Into the Darkness. com User, January 24, 2005

Download the reading guide to The Wilderness here When the body of an elderly man is found naked, frozen to death on the grounds of an abandoned petting zoo near where private investigator Leslie Stone lives with her family, the discovery triggers what Leslie calls the "haunted.

Download the reading guide to The Wilderness here When the body of an elderly man is found naked, frozen to death on the grounds of an abandoned petting zoo near where private investigator Leslie Stone lives with her family, the discovery triggers what Leslie calls the "haunted amusement park" of her mind. And she is unable to forget that the old man has left behind what seems like a riddle to be solved: an odd drawing and a children's poem with a shifting meaning, titled The Wilderness.

Together they uncover a pattern of institutionalized violence so brutal, so inexplicable, that it resembles a curse.

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The Wilderness, or the Youthful Days of Washington is an historical novel by the American writer James McHenry (1784–1845) set in 1750s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The novel tells the story of an Irish family from Ulster on the frontier of the American West at colonial Pittsburgh. In a subplot George Washington, who is passing through on his historic mission, falls in love with a pioneer maiden named Maria, who refuses him, and therefore he dedicates himself thereafter to the service of his country.

Read the dark and thrilling new Leslie Stone novel that asks the question: Can violence and its legacy ever be absolved?

When the body of an elderly man is found naked, frozen to death on the grounds of an abandoned petting zoo near where private investigator Leslie Stone lives with her family, the discovery triggers what Leslie calls the "haunted amusement park" of her mind. Voices and apparitions she knows to be hallucinatory disrupt her waking world. And she is unable to forget that the old man has left behind what seems like a riddle: an odd drawing and a children's poem with a shifting meaning, titled "The Wilderness."

Compelled to find out what happened, Leslie finds her search interlacing with that of investigative journalist Sophia Mallory, who is tracing her personal path through the historical tragedy of slavery and its aftermath. Together they uncover a pattern of institutionalized violence so brutal, so inexplicable, that it resembles a curse. As "The Wilderness" leads each woman deeper into the past, it also leads them deeper into their own psyches, forcing them to question their motives for solving a mystery which threatens to destroy the lives of everyone they love.

  • Ferne
first off I'd like to say that it amazes me that there aren't more reviews of Karen Novak's works...She's a fantastic writer and has put out some wonderful novels...Being that there's only three other reviews on this book I doubt anybody's going to read it..but here we go

The Wilderness...

An elderly man is found dead and naked near where Leslie and her family (reunited with her steadfast husband Greg after the events of Innocence) reside. Leslie, ex cop, ex private investigator, just can't seem to let this man's mysterious death go without sticking her nose into it....that triggers her particular brand of lunacy to kick in leading her to the body of a girl in a river, killed and forgotten many many years ago...during this, she's contacted by an author who is doing her own investigation into the past events of the town where Leslie lives...what they uncover are brutal crimes that date back over a hundred years..

that's the basic premise of the book...normally I've loved everything Novak has written, especially Five Mile House which I felt is one of the best contemporary 'ghost stories' I've ever read..but something just didn't grab me with this book.

I found it a little hard to follow. Yes, I know...'complex plot' is something that alot of people like to kick around. I like a nice rich tapestry of mystery as much as anybody, but what makes it hard to follow is multifaceted.

There's Leslie's 'visions' for one. I don't have a problem with that usually. In fact, it's Leslie's crazy obsessions to the point of forsaking her family that makes me love to HATE her more often than not. (beleive me, she does irreparable damage to her family this time out)

But I think it's really the way the book is written that makes it a bit tough to digest. There's alot of vivid imagery and allegory, similies, metaphors involved in Leslie's talking head scenes. (as an aside, alot of the book is first person narrative..not as much dialogue with the other characters as i would have liked). It's almost to the point where it seems to be overly flowery just for the sake of being so at times. Couple that with Leslie's lunacy and it's a little hard to chew on sometimes.

There's a return of a previously established character that I find to be a bottom feeder. I didn't care for how things went down with that either.

At the end of the day, there IS a good story in here. I don't have to agree with the main character's decisions or even like her more than I hate her to enjoy the book. It's very difficult to put into words why I didn't enjoy this as much as her previous novels.
  • Brariel
It seemed an interesting idea, but the hallucinations became contrived, and it took way too long to get to a resolution. I like a good mystery, and I enjoy something that's different. The Wilderness didn't deliver on either of those with any degree of good writing. It became confusing to follow story line, and it wasn't worth the time I spent.
  • Mysterious Wrench
I had read Karen's two previous novels with the same characters. This thrd one was just a pinch more off base then the others and when I finished it I wondered why I read it at all. Karen Novak has a great command of the English language. I love reading her words. She really does a fantastic job describing a room, a person or a scenario. She is very gifted in that regard. I just didn't like this story.
  • Dorintrius
Karen Novak has created a nuanced and hauntingly stylized universe for her tour-de-force heroine, Leslie Stone. In "The Wilderness," Novak weaves a stunningly disturbing tale filled with suspense, mystique and spectres of evils past. If you are looking for a book that will devour you as much as you devour it, "The Wilderness" will not leave you disappointed. Clearly, the woman who left the one star review for this amazing book has all of her taste in her mouth.
  • Gralmeena
A dismal book about people I did not like. The only mystery here is why I wasted my time and money on this book.
  • Siralune
The Wilderness's plot has been described in the editorial reviews above. The plot is complex, and mystery fans will not be disappointed. However, this book is not just for mystery fans--it's a complex psychological meditation on our ability as a society to see evil.

When someone hires a private investigator to find the thing that is missing, he or she is, in essence, asking for help in seeing the thing that cannot be seen. Sometimes, that thing is standing out in the open; it is the client who won't see. And it is that type of willful not seeing that is a theme that runs through Novak's books. Because the first thing that Novak questions is whether it is voluntary blindness or a trick of the eye that keeps us as human beings stuck in darkness.

Novak's characters illuminate their own blind spots for us the readers while they remain unable to bring them into autofocus. As with all of us who choose to remain conscious in a world where we might better long for the sweet release of oblivion, Novak's characters circle around

their own blind spots as a person might do who is trying to see her own spine by looking over her shoulder. You know it's there and visible to others, but you have to accept that it's part of who you are and forever out of sight.
  • Berkohi
I loved this book. Karen Novak is one of my favorite authors. This book will inspire, scare, and entertain you.