[read online pdf] Restless Author William Boyd – Mariahilff.de

I Am Eva Delectorskaya, Sally Gilmartin Announces, And So On A Warm Summer Afternoon InHer Daughter, Ruth, Learns That Everything She Ever Knew About Her Mother Was A Carefully Constructed Lie Sally Gilmartin Is A Respectable English Widow Living In Picturesque Cotswold Village Eva Delectorskaya Was A Rigorously Trained World War II Spy, A Woman Who Carried Fake Passports And Retreated To Secret Safe Houses, A Woman Taught To Lie And Deceive, And Above All, To Never Trust AnyoneThree Decades Later The Secrets Of Sally S Past Still Haunt Her Someone Is Trying To Kill Her And At Last She Has Decided To Trust Ruth With Her Story Ruth, Meanwhile, Is Struggling To Make Sense Of Her Own Life As A Young Single Mother With An Unfinished Graduate Degree And Escalating Dependence On Alcohol She Is Drawn Deeper And Deeper Into The Astonishing Events Of Her Mother S Past The Mysterious Death Of Eva S Beloved Brother, Her Work In New York City Manipulating The Press In Order To Shift Public Sentiment Toward American Involvement In The War, Her Dangerous Romantic Entanglement Now Sally Wants To Find The Man Who Recruited Her For The Secret Service, And She Needs Ruth S Help Restless Is A Brilliant Espionage Book And A Vivid Portrait Of The Life Of A Female Spy Full Of Tension And Drama, And Based On A Remarkable Chapter Of Anglo American History, This Is Fiction At Its Finest


10 thoughts on “Restless

  1. Tea Jovanović Tea Jovanović says:

    Sjajan autor mnoge knjige su mu i ekranizovaneNa alost, ovo je zasad jedina njegova knjiga prevedena na srpski Ali ne gubimo nadu da emo mu opet na i izdava a


  2. Michael Michael says:

    This is a compelling, smart, and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were definitely the strength of the book, but all in all this is a terrific novel and certainly one that rises...


  3. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    William Boyd goes all John John le Carr and has written a pretty good spy thriller that felt like reading a movie, with it s fast paced tense narrative, and moments that were utterly gripping.Central to the story is Eva Delectorskaya, the daughter of a Russian family in 1930s Paris After mourning her brother s death she is approached, wooed to attraction, by the dapper Lucas Romer, who wants her to leave her shipping company to work for his mysterious British organisation against the Nazi thre William Boyd goes all John John le Carr and has written a pretty good spy thriller that felt like reading a movie, with it s fast paced tense narrative, and moments that were utterly gripping.Central to the story is Eva Delectorskaya, the daughter of a Russian family in 1930s Paris After mourning her brother s death she is approached, wooed to attraction, by the dapper Lucas Romer, who wants her to leave her shipping company to work for his mysterious British organisation against the Nazi threat He convinces her with the reve...


  4. Alistair Alistair says:

    i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd , i found it underwhelming.the characters are very thin and a lot of them pointless , the plot creaks like a House of Horror film door , and most of the writing is cliched most of what Boyd seems to know about spying seems to have come from the Mail on Sunday here are some gems that i noticed here is Romer , supposedly a big cheese spy ,explaining the rules of spying don t trust anyone he said.god i i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd , i found it underwhelming.the characters are very thin and a lot of them pointless , the plot creaks like a House of Horror film door , and most of the writing is cliched most of what Boyd seems to know about spying seems to have come from the Mail on Sunday here are some gems that i noticed here is Romer , supposedly a big cheese spy ,explaining the rules of sp...


  5. Jerry Cowhig Jerry Cowhig says:

    I ve just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo, set in London and over time I occasionally bought and read others Lately after I read Brazzaville Beach I realised with surprise that I had now read all nine of his novels and that s all until he writes another He creates wonderful characters in rich geographical settings and plots, often told within a twentieth century historical context Africa commonly, and also America, oth I ve just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo, set in L...


  6. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983, he was one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelist in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council Restless published 2006 tells the story of a young woman who finds out that her mother used to work as a spy for British government prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor However, unlike Susan Isaac s Linda Voss Melanie Griffith in the 1992 movie, Shining Through, this is ab...


  7. Cecily Cecily says:

    I read this because I enjoyed Any Human Heart so much I don t normally read tales of wartime espionage Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.The story alternates between the wartime life of Eva, recruited as a spy, and 30 years later, when she tells her adult daughter about it There are also subplots relating to the daughter s life, though I think the book would have been better without them Eva s story is exciting enough without trying to draw weak parallels I r...


  8. Paul Paul says:

    3.5 stars really.Fairly competent world war two spy thriller which goes along at a good pace without taxing the brain too much not a bad thing as I m also immersed in Proust and Gass at the moment Set in 1976 with flashbacks to 1940 1941 The central characters are Sally and her daughter Ruth Sally decides to let Ruth knowabout her hidden past as a spy and does so in a series of writ...


  9. Mark Mark says:

    Picked this up in a bookshop as a Christmas present for someone but then read it myself as this is how I got hooked on the earlier works of Michael Morpurgo whilst buying them as presents for my nephews and nieces whilst young it looks like a bit of a christmas hazard The shape of the chapters, alternating between the reminiscences and betrayal of the 1940 s with the present time account of the sweltering summer of 1976 was simple but effective As a young lad in 1976 I remembered that sum Picked this up in a bookshop as a Christmas present for someone but then read it myself as this is how I go...


  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    As usual my rating only expresses my personal reaction to a book and thus my personal preferences Two stars reflects that spy novels are not my cup of tea, even if the artist is a magician with words I do appreciate Boyd s writing It just works for me A character enters a room and observes that the spider plant in the corner was dying of thirst Another characte...