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The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) (1978 original; edició 2004)

de Ellen Raskin

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The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Membre:devafagan
Títol:The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)
Autors:Ellen Raskin
Informació:Puffin (2004), Paperback, 192 pages
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Etiquetes:2011-read

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The Westing Game de Ellen Raskin (1978)

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Es mostren 1-5 de 298 (següent | mostra-les totes)
An aged millionaire dies, and his will is an elaborate puzzle to be solved by 16 people he has named as his heirs. Many of them don't seem to know why he even named them. Some are successful, some are not; some are wealthy; some not; most are adults; but a few are teenagers, the youngest being Turtle, who is only 13. Whoever can solve the puzzle stands to inherit $200 million.
This is a book that needs to be read all at once... or at least in as short of a time as possible. There are so many characters to keep track of, and so much going on, and the narrative leaps frantically from one group of characters to another so frequently, that if one tried to read this over a period of several days, one would likely miss too much. A fun and clever book, though I don't think I'd go so far as to say brilliant. ( )
  fingerpost | Apr 11, 2021 |
This excellently written well paced gimmick novel lost points with me for it's shift from sarcasm to sentimentality. ( )
  quondame | Apr 2, 2021 |
My last pick for 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge prompt#13: A locked-room mystery

Someone recommended it for readers who prefer less gore and violence in a book.
I have to reread it many times because I'm trying to pick some clues somewhere in the beginning. haha (update: I didn't figure out the culprit because I'm not American--HINT!)
My mind is so exhausted to the point of not absorbing every basic conversation in this book. In another day, I'd have devoured this in few hours.
The characters have distinct personalities and physical features. Plot is humorous with a streak of Sam Westing's playfulness (even if he's dead). Looking forward to finish it tonight. ( )
  DzejnCrvena | Apr 2, 2021 |
I thought this book was OK most of the way through, but it picked up for me at the end. The characters were interesting and the mystery was fun to track through, although it was a bit obtuse. I found the writing to be a bit distracting at times, as I didn't feel that points of view were fully conveyed - sections seemed to cut off without being fully explored.

Nevertheless, each of the characters (and there are many) were developed and I felt that I understood their motivations. ( )
  quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
Honestly this was a wonderful book. Not really what I was expecting from when I read the summary, but it was a really good read!!!
At first I didn't really know whether I was going to like the book or not, but by the end I found that I really loved the book, even if they did make u doubt everyone of the characters in the book from start to finish.
I didn't expect the ending, and it must admit that instead of trying to put the clues together I was just trying to keep going further into the book to see how they actually put the pieces together themselves.
A wonderful book, which I recommend to all ages. (>~ ( )
  Mithra_Azad | Mar 26, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 298 (següent | mostra-les totes)
The book seems to suggest that the real American inheritance is transformation, and that American transformation is a mercurial thing.
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaThe New Yorker, Jia Tolentino (Jun 13, 2019)
 
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaPublic Books, Nicholas Dames (Jul 4, 2018)
 
Ultimately, although the story is an exciting who-done-it, the emphasis on the ‘who’ is what keeps readers coming back. The characters make the story interesting, and they make the reader think, and that is exactly what a powerful book should do.
 
If Raskin's crazy ingenuity has threatened to run away with her on previous occasions, here the complicated game is always perfectly meshed with character and story. Confoundingly clever, and very funny.
 

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Ellen Raskinautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Durell, AnnIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Summerer, Eric MichaelNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Woodman, JeffNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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for Jenny who asked for a puzzle-mystery and Susan K.
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The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
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Clues, they had to work on those clues. Behind closed doors. Whisper, someone may be listening.
Remember: It is not what you have, it's what you don't have that counts.
A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake.
Purple waves.
“Take stock in America, my heirs, and sing in praise of this generous land. You, too, may strike it rich who dares to play the Westing game.”
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