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The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, 17) (2021 original; edició 2021)
de Louise Penny (Autor)
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The Madness of Crowds de Louise Penny (2021)
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2002 book #6. 2021. The saga of Three Pines continues with Quebec Chief Homicide Supervisor Gamache investigating first the attempted murder of a controversial scientist then an actual murder. The usual twists and turns in the deep December snow. ( )
I feel a little blah about this book. I love Three Pines and all its inhabitants so I picked it up hot off the press. The focus on euthanasia is definitely timely in my opinion, as I believe it is going to become a hot-button issue in the not too distant future. But something felt a bit off as I read; it’s hard to articulate, but it was enough to cause me to put the book aside several times from lack of interest. Maybe it was just me, though. I would love to hear thoughts from my fellow Gamache fans!
Good book overall and a fun story, but ending felt a little convenient.
I'm way behind in reading this because...I SAVE her books until the next one is almost out!!! Louise Penny is a treasure of a writer....I absolutely love the collection of characters her faithful readers know and love and this book is a joy to read. No, you don't need to know the characters in depth the way readers of all of her books do...but it is so special to appreciate her sort of side comments throughout the novel that are so meaningful IF you know who is who. I had to reread the ending three times to understand that the process is what matters in determining guilt and you need facts that may be almost impossible to get.
I LOVED seeing the first two episodes in the Three Pines series on Amazon Prime yesterday. Gamache is not the same picture I have in my head when I read the books but Alfred Molina is superb for the part in this series!!!
The latest entry in the Inspector Gamache series is another winner in my estimation. It deals with issues arising from the Co-Vid pandemic, which is something that I look forward to being addressed in this year's fiction. There is mystery, but for me the most satisfying part is delving into peoples' inner thoughts, fears and how their pasts affect their actions in the present. I was not familiar with the scientific experiments of Dr. Ewen Cameron, who did mind control experiments on patients sent to him for treatment of schizophrenia. He did untold damage to unsuspecting people who expected to be cured.
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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel, The Madness of Crowds. You're a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson's views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it's near impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments, which turn into fights. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ça va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone. When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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