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Tigerlily's Orchids pdf Tigerlily's Orchids, ebook Tigerlily's Orchids, epub Tigerlily's Orchids, doc Tigerlily's Orchids, e-pub Tigerlily's Orchids, Tigerlily's Orchids b9f3390fb46 When Stuart Font Decides To Throw A House Warming Party In His New Flat He Invites Everyone In His Building The Party Will Be One Everyone Remembers But Not For The Right ReasonsLiving Opposite, In Reclusive Isolation, Is A Young, Beautiful Asian Woman, Christened Tigerlily By Stuart As Though From Some Strange Urban Fairytale, She Emerges To Exert A Terrible Spell On The Occupants Of Lichfield House


10 thoughts on “Tigerlily's Orchids

  1. says:

    Rendell uses one of her tried and true formulas here, which to her credit never seems formulaic Throw a group of disparate individuals, each with various obsessions, even psychoses, together, in a house, an apartment building, the same street or neighborhood, and see what happens She knows how to handle a large cast of characters effectively, though here I think there was at least one couple too many I didn t find this one of her best, though it s not one of her worst either Except for the Inspector Wexford series, I ve read all of Rendell Vine For example, there was a continuity error that bugged me Stuart was said to have gone home for Christmas and then chapters later it was said he hadn t gone home for that event There was slight pandering to U.S readers by subtly incorporating a word difference insects vs bugs and temperature difference Celsius vs Fahrenheit in the speech of a couple of characters That may have been something an editor or publisher requested, but I find that unfortunate, as I m all for making U.S readers and I am one of them work when there are language differences.And then there was a plot point she didn t explain that I thought could ve used at least a tiny bit of explanation.Despite all this, her story still makes for compelling reading A wry, lyrical passage of foreshadowing, something I don t remember her doing before, adds to the tension As usual, she keeps the reader turning the pages.


  2. says:

    Yine rk t c bir gerilim, yine Ruth Rendell Bu kad n okurken hep t yler diken diken Yazma tarz na bir kez al nca di erlerini okumak kolay geliyor Ama ilk kitapta zorlanabilirsiniz Bu kitab be enmedim ncelikle bunu s yleyeyim Bir apartmanda oturanlar etraf nda d nen tuhaf olaylar, ili kiler, rastlant lar, ayr nt lar Kitab n i ine eken bir konusu yok yle aman aman bir gizem yok Biraz elimde s r nd kitap Merakla okumad m Tavsiye etmiyorum bu Ruth kitab n sterseniz Kutudaki Canavar dan ba lay n Bunu okumay n


  3. says:

    As Newsday said re this author s novel Portobello, Rendell has long been the queen of the psychological crime..A novel that glides along Portobello Road like the lime in a gin and tonic It s intoxicating So true I ll admit my bias up front I ve long been a fan of Rendell and when she releases a new book it tops my reading list She s never disappointed me and that certainly holds true of TIGER LILY S ORCHIDS As always we re treated to intriguing characters whom we follow with rapt attention, trying to out think the author, which is impossible There s always a twist or quick turn within the next several pages, and we re forced to rethink the possibilities What pleasure This time we re surrounded by outre characters who neighbor in Lichfield House, a London condominium The time seems to be today when London has been affected by depression and snow, lots and lots of snow Each one of Rendell s characters stands alone, worthy of our focus together we find a juggernaut of psychological suspense Stuart Font is a narcisstic to put it mildly fellow who after inheriting a bit from his late aunt is attempting to live on his own Unable to pass a mirror without admiring himself, he is in the clutches of the grasping married Claudia who cannot seem to get enough of him Olwen Curtis is a pathetic 60 year old who is determinedly drinking herself to death, and braves icy sidewalks to replenish her gin Gray haired Marius Potter is a former hippie whose interest in Rose Potter Jones grows stronger each day A trio of disparate college students dwell in another flat Of course, every condo needs a super and this one s a pedophile Across from Lichfield House is a mysterious housewhere immigrants live they are said to be growing orchids Add to this mix the innocuous Duncan who rather than participating in life entertains himself by observing the comings and goings of others We re introduced to all with the opening of the book and a party thrown by Stuart Not a terribly festive evening since Claudia s husband, Freddy, bursts in to threaten Stuart unless he leaves his wife alone Stuart would be than happy to do so because a she s demanding and expensive b he sees one of the immigrants from across the street the most beautiful girl he has ever seen whom he calls Tigerlily Rendell is one of the most skillful writers working today she makes ordinary folks extraordinary through insightful observations and the revelation of their dark secrets TIGERLILY is a slim, over too quickly gem Gail Cooke


  4. says:

    At first I wasn t overly convinced by this Ruth Rendell novel It creates its own little world, focusing as it does on the middle class residents of a block of flats and some of the people who live in the surrounding houses , but my initial impression was that this was just a slight collection of short stories interweaved together There s the good looking young man having an affair with a married woman a Latin scholar who has a connection with his new age neighbour a trio of student girls sharing a flat an alcoholic old lady drinking herself to death and so on For the opening hundred pages or so I thought the book was just too annoyingly inconsequential, with a cast of characters nowhere near enough compulsive to really grab this reader s attention.But then, slowly and almost surreptitiously it worked its charms and I found myself drawn into these people s lives and the drama which surrounds them So that even before the crimes start this is a Ruth Rendell novel, there is always going to be crime and once the book gets going, the criminal actions really do mount up I was enthralled in the world Rendall had created Tigerlily s Orchid is an understated little gem.


  5. says:

    I love Ruth Rendell and her books Her last several have been a little off the mark but this is a terrific one It is a mystery Who killed a handsome tenant But it really isn t It s about the occupants of a flat in London and a neighbor across the street who spies on them and gets everything so wrong It s like a Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith with better writing and sharply drawn characters These people are far from perfect and that s what makes them so interesting I couldn t put this down but since it s short that was OK A great read especially for Ruth Rendell fans.


  6. says:

    Oh, how I adore Ruth Rendell And the RR I love is back There s no one quite like Rendell at observing the way that people think about themselves, particularly when they are vain or self satisfied or totally delusional or just very lucid about their place in the world She does plenty of it in this novel that chronicles the lives of a bunch of residents of a London apartment building One of them, of course, is murdered by the time it s all done the particularly beautiful one I think RR has it in for beauty But along the way we get to observe all the residents interact with each other in ways that are, by turns, slightly mysterious and very funny I almost didn t care who had committed the murder so taken was I with some of the characters But on that front I read that a new Inspector Wexford is in the pipeline It s to be published in the fall.


  7. says:

    Although I recently read another book by this author, the library notified me that I should pick up my copy of this, her latest book I m always pleased to read Rendell Despite my previous statement and my fondness for her books, this was not one of Rendell s best efforts There was an interesting, unusual collection of characters, but the story did not sustain my interest Perhaps it s my current mood.


  8. says:

    I was disappointed and surprised by this book Surprised because it is written by such an accomplished author who has a wealth of awards for her writing and is well known for her elegant prose, intricate plots and insights into the human mind particularly when it comes to the socially isolated and disadvantaged Disappointed because I found Tigerlily s Orchids somewhat lacklustre and I hate to say this, a bit boring Apart from a handful of characters, notably Olwen, I found it hard to picture the numerous protagonists in my mind s eye And the plot itself was rather slow and predictable even for me who is not the sharpest knife in the drawer at the best of times Sorry Baroness Rendell of Babergh whom I also admire for her generosity of spirit, political views and philanthropy, but on this occasion though you surprised me, it was not for the anticipated reasons.


  9. says:

    This book was not quite as good as I ve come to expect from all her other books, but any Ruth Rendell book is head and shoulders over a lot of other authors that write in her genre Ms Rendell has a unique writing style that pulls the reader in, quite seductively, into a world of unimaginable horror I found this book did not have the same menace as most of her other books, and the sense of danger just wasn t there as much But her characters are wonderfully drawn and realistic Her setting is described perfectly, so the reader feels that they are right there She has an uncanny knack of turning simple, everyday things into something threatening and frightening I will not miss any of her books.


  10. says:

    Though the first quarter of the book gives you a hard time consuming numerous characters and their daily chores, you pick pace with the disparate characterizations in the later parts However the predictable narrative with umpteen subplots makes you root for a classic whodunnit thriller only to get disappointed as it unfolds.


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