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The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 10 Kindle Edition
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|Length: 385 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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"Ms. Penny's books mix some classic elements of the police procedural with a deep-delving psychology, as well as a sorrowful sense of the precarious nature of human goodness, and the persistence of its opposite, even in rural Edens like Three Pines." --The New York Times"Again and again, Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series is Exhibit A for how to write a great crime novel, with each installment improving on the previous." --Sarah Weinman, National Post "A counterintuitive and absorbing mystery from a superb author." --USA Today "Penny, as always, creates a complex story about people dealing with complex emotional issues. And she does so with deeply drawn and ever-evolving characters, a sense of place that leaps from the pages and prose that invites multiple re-readings...A story that examines the making of art and the struggles of artists, The Long Way Home is itself a work of art, a novel that transcends genre, engages heart and mind and, like all of Penny's work, leaves the reader awestruck by the depth of her skills and the decency of her spirit." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Penny tells powerful stories of damage and healing in the human heart, leavened with affection, humor and - thank goodness - redemption." --The Charlotte Observer "As with all the author's other titles, Penny wraps her mystery around the history and personality of the people involved. By this point in the series, each inhabitant of Three Pines is a distinct individual, and the humor that lights the dark places of the investigation is firmly rooted in their long friendships, or, in some cases, frenemyships. The heartbreaking conclusion will leave series readers blinking back tears." --Library Journal (starred review) "Penny dexterously combines suspense with psychological drama, overlaying the whole with an all-powerful sense of landscape as a conduit to meaning...Another gem from the endlessly astonishing Penny." --Booklist (starred review) "Perceptive . . . perfectly paced . . . Penny offers real insight into the evolution of artistic style as well as the envy that artists feel about each other's success . . . . The prose is remarkable fresh, filled with illumination and delightful turns of phrase." --Publishers Weekly "Penny develops the story behind Peter's disappearance at a slow, masterful pace, revealing each layer of the mystery alongside an introspective glance at Gamache and his comrades, who can all sympathize with Peter's search for purpose. The emotional depth accessed here is both a wonder and a joy to uncover.." --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00JV1W6K6
- Publisher : Sphere; 1st edition (26 August 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 711 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 21,944 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Admittedly it's a slow burner, but that's the beauty of it - and that's Louise Penny's style, subtle mysteries that tantalize and tempt the reader with hints and clues slowly revealed here and there, and all without the relentless breakneck pace of so many other crime novels.
For me, the feeling of immersion into the world of artists and painting was something I quite relished, this feeling growing the further I read.
Such are Penny's marvelous delicious descriptions of the travels to find Peter, I really feel as if I've been on a journey with the characters, and this is one journey I would quite happily have stayed on for much longer.
As for the ending, without giving away spoilers I shall just say I was moved to tears and quite honestly did not see it coming at all.
Another brilliant installment in this series - I am one happy Three Pines fan, now that I have recovered from the very touching and sad conclusion to this novel.
These are not fast-moving cop stories, but rather psychologically challenging, complex stories of human frailty and motivation, they are well written and deeply moving, and the people and their issues feel familiar and relatable. Louise Penny is a very satisfying writer - she covers plot, description and a satisfying personal need for relationship issues to be resolved that make me just want to keep reading her all the time!
I've been trying to think what went wrong for me. The writing is superb, lyrical, sheer poetry in places. I got bored with the endless philosophical discussions regarding the intent of the artist. The relentless repetition of the plight/woes/angst of the struggling painter. I felt that it sometimes came over as a lecture. I know that art and artists feature heavily in all Louise's books and I have enjoyed this element and learned a lot from it. The mystery was there but it was so convoluted that I lost interest. I didn't care if Peter Morrow was found or not and I'm still not a fan of Clara, (I keep trying to be!). Gamache is wonderful and Beauvouir is getting better and better.I am still a HUGE fan of Three Pines and everybody in it, still hope for Clara even. I've fallen in love with Henri, (Gamache's dog) even though he loves Rosa, (Ruth's duck).
Maybe, I wonder, was it because the previous book, How The Light Gets In, was such a cracker I was expecting more? I will always rave over these books and recommend them to all, (just read them in order, essential), but this one was not for me.
I love this series for the humanity and compassion Louise Penny instils into her novels. she writes with an beautiful economy of words which does not embellish the dreadful with gratuitous violence but nevertheless portrays the horror and evil of a situation. Similarly, we get glimpses of the extraordinary in ordinary lives.
My Reading Group recently read the very first novel. Some were hooked, others thought is a bit slow and samey. All I can say is persevere. The who series is a slow burner. To dismiss the first one is to open a box of treasure and close the lid because all you can see is dull silver. But persevere, and the gold starts to shine through and hidden gems emerge in abundance.
Louise Penny writes often with restraint, sometimes with passion and always with insight, and quiet humour. As you might be able to tell, I love her!