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Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories epub

by Ruth Rendell


Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories epub

ISBN: 0091793688

ISBN13: 978-0091793685

Author: Ruth Rendell

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Hutchinson (2000)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB book: 1485 kb

FB2 book: 1985 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 952

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Short Stories & Anthologies.

Short Stories & Anthologies. Writing short stories is not the same as writing novels and Rendell proves she can do both with equal excellence. Suspenseful, intriguing, insightful, captivating-the author's nine stories are worth the short read of each!

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME he had been away on holiday without Mummy. The first time in his life. They had always gone to the Isle of Wight, to Ventnor or Totland Bay, so, going alone, he had osen Cornwall for the change that people say is as good as a rest. The back gave onto the yellow-brick rears of other houses and, in the foreground, his garden, which was mostly lawn, dotted about with various drab shrubs. At the far end was a wide flower bed the sun never reached and in which grew creeping ivies and dark-leaved flowerless plants that like the shade.

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Get you started to listen to the full audiobook Piranha to Scurfy: And Other . Piranha to Scurfy is just the first story in this collection of nine gems from the grand mistress of suspense.

Get you started to listen to the full audiobook Piranha to Scurfy: And Other Stories, free at our library  . Jenny Sterlin's finely crafted narration highlights the richness of each character and the subtle psychological shifts.

He does so in memory of his dead mother, who nurtured his love of accuracy, and his fervent desire to set things right

He does so in memory of his dead mother, who nurtured his love of accuracy, and his fervent desire to set things right. She herself is buried in the garden, for reasons that become clear as the story comes to its surprising end. "The Wink" tells the story of a young woman, raped in a small English town, who has kept the event, and the identity of her assailant, secret for many years

Piranha to scurfy - Fair exchange - The wink - Catamount - Walter's leg - The professional - The beach butler - The astronomical scarf - High mysterious union.

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Writing short stories is not the same as writing novels and Rendell proves she can do both with equal excellence. Suspenseful, intriguing, insightful, captivating-the author's nine stories are worth the short read of each! Interestingly, she moves her setting from her comfortable England to the colorful American West, Colorado to be more specific, in one of the stories, "Catamount

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In the other stories, Ruth Rendell deals with a variety of themes, some macabre, some vengeful, some . The long title story is about a man whose life, in a sense, is a book.

In the other stories, Ruth Rendell deals with a variety of themes, some macabre, some vengeful, some mysterious, all precisely observed  . There are shelves in every room, packed with titles which Ambrose Ribbon has checked pedantically for mistakes of grammar and fact. Life for Ribbon, without his mother now, is lonely and obsessive. Books related to Piranha To Scurfy And Other Stories. The second novella, High Mysterious Union, explores a strange, erotic universe in a dream-like corner of rural England, and illustrates very atmospherically what range Ruth Rendell has as a writer, expanding beyond her famous sphere of crime writing.

I adore Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine novels, and was thrilled to discover a number of short story collections by her. This collection does not disappoint. It has all the earmarks of the author at her finest: the ability to provide subtle thrills and chills, literate prose and plots that are at once surreal and believable. This was a winner.
This collection displays Rendell's continuing mastery of storytelling no matter the length or format. The tone here is somewhere between Vine and Rendell, and could easily have been written under either name. The title story (perhaps a novella' I'm never sure where the cutoff is here) combines Vine's mastery of rich character and Rendell's relentless plotting.

While Rendell is widely acknowledged as a brilliant mystery writer, she should be so regarded irrespective of genre.
Many and varied stories from a top-notch mystery writer. Each is quite different from the others. Some are short and some are long. All worthwhile listening to.
Of the nine stories in this collection, the seven in the middle are good. Some of them are very good. But the stories that open and close the collection are great.
Rendell has the ability to put people in strange situations and make us feel what they feel: danger, fear, panic, disgust, or just plain unease. Her stories have a sense of justice. We see someone doing something they shouldn't and a part of us wants justice. Rendell knows how to write such a story and make it thoroughly satisfying.
The title story focuses on a young man named Ribbon. Ribbon is well-off, not filthy rich, but well-off. He spends his time reading novels, examining their grammatical and factual inaccuracies, and writing letters to the publishers and authors involved. He's the original literary snob (and a real jerk). But who can blame him? His mother taught him this behavior, after all. Ah, but she's no longer with Ribbon. And when a book by a despised author takes on a life of its own, Ribbon doesn't know where to turn. But it's silly to be harassed by a book...isn't it?
The final story, "High Mysterious Union," is a story that works on many levels. It's a great story, but it also speaks to our society and how we view culture, community, and sex. Ben is a writer who stays in a friend's cottage in a British village to work on a manuscript. Ben becomes obsessed with one of the local girls, a young local girl. Ben's almost old enough to be her father. You might think this is a typical Lolita-type story, but you soon realize that's not it at all. It's an amazing story, one of those that stays with you long after you've finished reading it.
Any selection of short stories will have stronger and weaker pieces to make up the whole. And if you ask three different people to rank these stories you would most likely get a lot of variation in the lists that they would make. Different people are drawn to different things--and this is a set of stories to prove that rule. My husband and I read this book out loud to each other and we had amazingly different opinions about the merits of each story. I just read the reviews others have left for this book and I see the variety of responses there too. Both my husband and I liked this book. But we were both drawn to very different aspects of these stories. Every one of these stories has a special kind of interest; each works on building tension and characters in different ways. Some are predictable. Some have surprises. But it is the fun part of reading short stories by a writer as good as Rendell. You don't necessarily know what you will find when you start a story. Her ability runs across a broad range -- and she gives you a taste of her talents in the variety presented in this book. While this book is not going to land on "my hundred favorite books list," it is a good entertainment and it reminds me of eating snacks. It is a great book to have around to pick up and take a nibble of: Complete stories are presented to you quickly, neatly and each has a special flavor. But it isn't the stuff of a satisfying meal.
Ruth Rendell is better known for her novels, especially her Inspector Wexford series, but in "Piranha to Scurfy" she produces a volume of short stories that do her credit. Writing short stories is not the same as writing novels and Rendell proves she can do both with equal excellence. Suspenseful, intriguing, insightful, captivating--the author's nine stories are worth the short read of each! Interestingly, she moves her setting from her comfortable England to the colorful American West, Colorado to be more specific, in one of the stories, "Catamount." The transition of setting goes well and Rendell feels just at home in America as she does in Kingsmarkham.
The title story is a reference to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the protagonist is a "literary critic" of sorts, who writes to authors pointing out their mistakes. But don't be misled--this is Rendell at her best, her chillling best. Small wonder it is the first story (and title) of this collection. But the other seven are also worth reading, as well. While I really do prefer Rendell the Novelist, these stories are tops in their own "write"! ([email protected])