[KINDLE] Los crímenes de la academia by Louis Bayard

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  • Los crímenes de la academia
  • Louis Bayard
  • English
  • 13 May 2020
  • 9788496791107

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Los crímenes de la academia review ✓ 103 Hic tropes Landor is attacked in the dark woods and in a dark closet Messengers drive phaetons There's black magic phrenology a profusion of ghosts even a boat trip through torch lit mis. Kudos to Louis Bayard for this uniue and cleverly crafted murder mystery set in the early days of The US Military Academy at West Point an unlikely setting but not as unusual as the casting of Cadet Fourth Class Edgar Allan Poe in a lead role Poe indeed attended West Point albeit briefly a historical fact which the talented Bayard uses to full advantage in spinning a tale that apes Poe s macabre eerie surrealist style while at the same time capturing intrigue and enigma that could pass for Arthur Conan Doyle When a cadet is found hanged an apparent suicide But as if that is not enough the corpse is posthumously desecrated with the removal of the young man s heart West Point Superintendent Colonel Sylvanus Thayer fearing political fallout for the fledging institution calls in Augustus Landor local resident and former New York City police detective of some renown to investigate hoping to keep the situation under control before Army bureaucrats descend The wily Landor meets and is impressed with an intellectual and keenly observant young cadet Poe of course and reluctantly is granted permission to have Poe clandestinely assist in the investigation It is a task Poe relishes and rises to with aplomb setting for the stage for a Gothic tale of uncommon depth where the opposing images of the New York s Hudson Valley s majestic splendor and unrelenting desolation provide the perfect backdrop to Bayard s chameleon prose But there is so much to The Pale Blue Eye than the author s clever spins on Poe Doyle and Washington Irving This is an extensively researched labor of love with well drawn characters an atmosphere as moody as the reclusive Poe and an illuminating slice of American culture in 1830 But most of all it is simply a terrific story one that takes twists and turns along the way and just when you think you ve got it figured out turns around and jars you out of any self congratulating complacency like West Point s reveille on those cold and damp winter mornings of the Hudson heights Unlike Matthew Pearl s excellent but wordy The Poe Shadow The Pale Blue Eye moves uickly dodging and weaving through deepening depravity to a climax as shocking and unexpected as anything Hitchcock has rendered If I had a complaint it is Bayard s subtle but condescending view of the cadets and administration of West Point an unnecessary and unfair slight to the fine men and women of this venerable institution but only a minor distraction not sufficient to curb my enthusiasm for this refreshingly original yarn In short one of those rare books that will keep you turning the pages way past the time you know you should be asleep a true triumph of fiction in a historical setting Well done Mr Bayard The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 role Poe indeed attended West Point albeit briefly a historical fact which the talented Bayard uses to full advantage in spinning a tale that apes Poe s macabre eerie surrealist style while at the same time capturing intrigue and enigma that could pass for Arthur Conan Doyle When a cadet is found hanged an apparent suicide But as if that is not enough the corpse is posthumously desecrated with the The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 removal of the young man s heart West Point Superintendent Colonel Sylvanus Thayer fearing political fallout for the fledging institution calls in Augustus Landor local Hottest Mess resident and former New York City police detective of some Hottest Mess renown to investigate hoping to keep the situation under control before Army bureaucrats descend The wily Landor meets and is impressed with an intellectual and keenly observant young cadet Poe of course and Hitler reluctantly is granted permission to have Poe clandestinely assist in the investigation It is a task Poe Hidden relishes and Luther rises to with aplomb setting for the stage for a Gothic tale of uncommon depth where the opposing images of the New York s Hudson Valley s majestic splendor and unrelenting desolation provide the perfect 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Los crímenes de la academia review ✓ 103 Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction rendering the 19th century as if he'd witnessed it firsthand He employs words like caoutchouc meerschaums and anapestic as fluently as he uses Got. When retired constable Gus Landor is summoned out of his upstate New York retirement to investigate a strange death at the not yet permanent West Point he encounters a charismatic brilliant cadet named Edgar Allen Poe The two team up to solve the mystery using the techniues the estimable Mr Poe would apply in helping establish the murder mystery genre Bayard is up to his usual tricks here delving into literary history for characters and notions and coming up with a rollicking good time You know that somewhere in the story you will come across the word tintinnabulation and that ravens will appear The small details make this an enjoyable read so you might want to brush up on your Edgar Allen to enhance the experience I have a large but to toss in here though I found Bayard s explanation for the mystery well one of them anyway noisy and unconvincing It took away from my enjoyment But if you can tolerate that the ride is a fun one and life is about the journey right not necessarily the destinationOther Bayard titles I have enjoyed includeThe Black Tower Mr Timothy The School of Night The Stench reinvigorates historical fiction The Life Tree Poems rendering the 19th century as if he'd witnessed it firsthand He employs words like caoutchouc meerschaums and anapestic as fluently as he uses Got. When The Painter retired constable Gus Landor is summoned out of his upstate New York یزید retirement to investigate a strange death at the not yet permanent West Point he encounters a charismatic brilliant cadet named Edgar Allen Poe The two team up to solve the mystery using the techniues the estimable Mr Poe would apply in helping establish the murder mystery genre Bayard is up to his usual tricks here delving into literary history for characters and notions and coming up with a Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands rollicking good time You know that somewhere in the story you will come across the word tintinnabulation and that The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 ravens will appear The small details make this an enjoyable The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 read so you might want to brush up on your Edgar Allen to enhance the experience I have a large but to toss in here though I found Bayard s explanation for the mystery well one of them anyway noisy and unconvincing It took away from my enjoyment But if you can tolerate that the Hottest Mess ride is a fun one and life is about the journey Hottest Mess right not necessarily the destinationOther Bayard titles I have enjoyed includeThe Black Tower Mr Timothy The School of Night

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Los crímenes de la academia review ✓ 103 T But none of it seems musty Bayard does what all those ads for historical tourist destinations promise as Landor says at death's door the past comes on with all the force of the present. 19th Century West PointWonderful characters and creative story that involves cadets gone missing and then found dead with hearts cut out On the first instance Mr Landor a retired constable who lived close by was recruited by the academy to solve the death suicide or murder Sylvanus Thayer had just asked me to save the honor of the US Military Academy by once taking up the work I had sworn off for goodLandor asks permission to have inside help and speaks with candidates Among them Edgar Poe I believe it is incumbent upon me and the honor of this institution to divulge some of the conclusions which I have reached regarding l affaire Fry He threw back his head as he said it I remember thinking that anyone who used a phrase like l affaire Fry should probably throw back his head Exactly like thatPoe and Landor make uite the interesting team conducting investigations in the dark and on the uiet Poe falls in love with a young woman sister to one of the individuals under suspicion Both Poe and Landor discover separately she is subject to the falling disease Her father is the resident physician for the academy but is a weak man subject to whims of his wife son and daughterTo say could spoil the plot I learned of this writer from someone s review on of a Stephen Gallagher book a writer I enjoy