[ Epub ] ➟ Ghostwalk Author Rebecca Stott – Writerscompany.co.uk

Ghostwalk Good story to why I read this bookbecause I knew that I was going to meet the author in the city where it takes place and she was going to take us on a walk through the city pointing out inspirations and scenes I ended up really enjoying the book though because it is a cross between a nonfiction and a fiction It deals with the true life of Issac Newton and tries to explain in a One of my ghostly reads for October, Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott was enjoyable It is uniquely written, a story within a story unfortunately, the inside story involves Sir Isaac Newton, the great scientific discoverer I do not have a scientific heart Sorry.There is a love story an affair with a married man, if that is a love story , suspicious deaths, scientific use of animals, a mystic seer, and many references to physics which I didn t underst After reading this book, I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great, and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve, but there really wasn t much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays, Lydia Brooke, is hired by her former married lover, Cameron Brown, to ghostwrite a book, after the author his mother Elizabeth Volgelsang, is murdered The unfinished manuscript involves Isaac Newton and a group of se After reading this book, I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great, and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve, but there really wasn t much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays, Lydia Brooke, is hired by her It s not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong, but that s the case with Rebecca Stott s novel, Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the review Stott s home terrain, however, is the river riven landscape of the human heart What does the river stand for in this sentence Besides, river and riven have the exact same etymology Pure blather.But enough nit picking on the review The novel takes place in contemporary Cambridge, wher It s not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong, but that s the case with Rebe THis is the best book that I have ever read that I could only rate two stars I loved Neal Stephenson s Baroque Cycle, and I couldn t wait to pick up another book that might take a deeper look into Isaac Newton s alchemical experiments The research that was done before this book was written is incredib I expected a fascinating ghost story, literary, with mysterious murders, and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and historical, yes And it s full of atmospheric descriptions that I liked However, the main character Lydia Brooke, speaking in the first person point of view I ve been back four times, I said but then telling the other main character, Cameron her ex lover , what he said, presenting his dialogue by using the pronoun you to name the speaker So instead of he said I expected a fascinating ghost story, literary, with mysterious murders, and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and historical, yes And it s full of atmospheric descriptions that I liked However, the main character Lydia Brooke, speaking in the first person point of view I ve been back four times, I said but then telling the other main character, Cameron her ex lover , what he said, presenting his dialogue by using the pronoun you to name the speaker So instead of he said or Cameron said, the author writes you said meaning you, Cameron, said it This device was not only distracting but a really screwy way to write I got so annoyed after a while with Lydia telling Cameron and the reader what he said And then somewhere around page 230 we have Lydia in third person point of view Lydia Brooke walked into the dark her head ached that s when she first heard the footsteps I bought this book set in Cambridge in Cambridge one afternoon hoping for a good ghost story, a better feel for the town I was there only one day , and a twist on the life of Sir Isaac Newton The book gave me very little feel for the Cambridge It was, at best, only a passable ghost story Some of the material on New I did not finish this book and my only regret is that I spent way too much time trying to like it I found nothing to like It claims to be a haunting literary thriller and a historical mystery involving Isaac Newton s alchemy Why I thought anything involving Isaac Newton and his alchemy would be interesting is beyond me now Turns out I have no interest in Isaac Newton or alchemy or the 17th century At least not as portrayed in this book The entire framework of the book is awkward it i I did not finish this book and my only regret is that I spent way too much time trying to like it I found nothing to like It claims to be a haunting literary thriller and a historical mystery involving Isaac Newton s alchemy Why I thought anything involving Isaac Newton and his alchemy would be interesting is beyond me now Turns out I have no interest in I I ve seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott s Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code, but it s an extremely superficial comparison Books about modern day people who investigate mysteries from the past existed long before Dan Brown hammered out his infamous novel he did not create a new genre.In Ghostwalk, Lydia Brooke is asked by her ex lover to ghostwrite the final chapters of an Isaac Newton biography that his late mother was writing As she completes the work, Lydia finds the seventeenth cent I ve seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott s Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code, but it s an extremely superficial comparison Books about modern day people who investigate mysteries from the past existed long before Dan Brown hammered out his infamous novel he did not create a new genre.In Ghostwalk, Lydia Brooke is asked by her ex lover to ghostwrite the final chapters of an Isaac Newton biography that his late mother was writing As she completes the work, Lydia finds the seventeenth century creeping into the present as mysterious deaths mirror the deaths of Newton s contemporaries.It s not exactly a murder mystery Ghostwalk focuseson Lydia s own entanglements with her ex lover and his dead mother than it does on the victims The narratio Filled With Evocative Descriptions Of Cambridge, Past And Present, Of Seventeenth Century Glassmaking, Alchemy, The Great Plague, And Newton S Scientific Innovations, Ghostwalk Centers Around A Real Historical Mystery That Rebecca Stott Has Uncovered Involving Newton S Alchemy.A Cambridge Historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, Is Found Drowned, Clutching A Glass Prism In Her Hand The Book She Was Writing About Isaac Newton S Involvement With Alchemy The Culmination Of Her Lifelong Obsession With The Seventeenth Century Remains Unfinished When Her Son, Cameron, Asks His Former Lover, Lydia Brooke, To Ghostwrite The Missing Final Chapters Of His Mother S Book, Lydia Agrees And Moves Into Elizabeth S House A Studio In An Orchard Where The Light Moves Restlessly Across The Walls Soon Lydia Discovers That The Shadow Of Violence That Has Fallen Across Present Day Cambridge, Which Escalates To A Series Of Murders, May Have Its Origins In The Troubling Evidence That Elizabeth S Research Has Unearthed As Lydia Becomes Ensnared In A Dangerous Conspiracy That Reawakens Ghosts Of The Past, The Seventeenth Century Slowly Seeps Into The Twenty First, With The City Of Cambridge The Bridge Between Them.Filled With Evocative Descriptions Of Cambridge, Past And Present, Of Seventeenth Century Glassmaking, Alchemy, The Great Plague, And Newton S Scientific Innovations, Ghostwalk Centers Around A Real Historical Mystery That Rebecca Stott Has Uncovered Involving Newton S Alchemy In It, Time And Relationships Are Entangled The Present With The Seventeenth Century, And Figures From The Past With The Love Torn Twenty First Century Woman Who Is Trying To Discover Their Secrets A Stunningly Original Display Of Scholarship And Imagination, And A Gripping Story Of Desire And Obsession, Ghostwalk Is A Rare Debut That Will Change The Way Most Of Us Think About Scientific Innovation, The Force Of History, And Time Itself.


About the Author: Rebecca Stott

Rebecca Stott was born in Cambridge in 1964 and raised in Brighton in a large Plymouth Brethren community She studied English and Art History at York University and then completed an MA and PhD whilst raising her son, Jacob, born in 1984.She is the author of several academic books on Victorian literature and culture, two books of non fiction, including a partial biography of Charles Darwin, and a Rebecca Stott was born in Cambridge in 1964 and raised in Brighton in a large Plymouth Brethren community She studied English and Art History at York University and then completed an MA and PhD whilst raising her son, Jacob, born in 1984.She is the author of several academic books on Victorian literature and culture, two books of non fiction, including a partial biography of Charles Darwin, and a cultural history of the oyster She is now a Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia She has three children, Jacob, Hannah and Kezia and has lived in Cambridge since 1993 She has made several radio programmes for Radio Four.Her first novel, Ghostwalk, is published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in the UK, is the launch novel of the new fiction list of Spiegel and Grau in the US a new division of Random House and is being translated into 12 different languages including Russian and Chinese She is writing her next novel, The Coral Thief


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