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John Harwood (1) (1946–)

Autor/a de The Ghost Writer

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6+ obres 2,339 Membres 126 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Mostly Fiction

Obres de John Harwood

The Ghost Writer (2004) 1,081 exemplars
The Seance (2008) 890 exemplars
The Asylum (2013) 356 exemplars
Face To Face 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense (2011) — Col·laborador — 205 exemplars
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1946
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Australia
Relacions
Harwood, Gwen (mother)

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The writing style and narration expertly create a #gothic tension, but the book is overlong and the wheels come entirely off in the convoluted ending of an already convoluted tale. Still, it was Harwood's first book and I'm game to give him another try.

Halloween 2021
Driving for FFE
Audible Audio
 
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Kim.Sasso | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |
I loved the ending....
 
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amanda_dunker | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |
Gerard ha crecido en un pequeño pueblo australiano, obsesionado con dos misterios. Por un lado, la muchacha a la que ama apasionadamente pero a la que nunca ha llegado a ver, y con la que lleva años comunicándose por carta. Por otro, el silencio de su madre sobre su pasado en Inglaterra, antes de que él naciera. Un misterio que crece a través del tiempo, y al que el joven se asoma cuando descubre extraños relatos sobre fantasmas que su madre intenta que no lea a toda costa. En aquellas páginas amarillentas, escritas mucho tiempo atrás, Gerard descubre que las historias de fantasmas, a veces, se hacen realidad.… (més)
 
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Natt90 | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Feb 14, 2023 |
Okay, so, I liked this one, but it wasn't exactly what I expected.

Spoilers ahead.

I'm very into gothic-type hauntings and ghost stories these days. I love it when they stick to the old rules of having a female protagonist whose sanity is questioned, but I love it even more when it's subversed in a feminist way, where we can clearly see how the woman is being gaslighted by respectable men trying to either protect her or present her as a hysteric - when she has been sane and correct all along.
And this book kinda does that, which is one of it's greater qualities. It shows the unfortunate possition of women in a male dominated world.

What I didn't enjoy was the rape, mentioned mostly as cohersion and not by name, the creepy villain, the complete lack of ghosts, and the fact that the last chapters felt like a mysttery whodunnit and not a ghost story.

The characters were charmingly written and interesting. The premise and setting were amazing. But I didn't get exactly what I bargained for, and it left me a bit bitter.
… (més)
 
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Silenostar | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Dec 7, 2022 |

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Obres
6
També de
2
Membres
2,339
Popularitat
#10,969
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
126
ISBN
84
Llengües
5
Preferit
5

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