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The Night Climbers I hated every single character in this book James was weak an idiot, Francis an extremely spoiled, shallow, walking cliche I hated the things they did, what they talked about I hated what happened how everything turned out The writing was good however, which is why I m giving it 2 st A couple weeks ago I mentioned Donna Tartt s novel The Secret History, a book I read almost 20 years ago If you haven t already read it, I can highly recommend it as a compelling novel about art and literature, particularly from the Greek period But even if this isn t your thing, The Secret History tells an intriguing tale of friendships made and destroyed on a college campus It s a book that has stayed with me all these years and one I should really re read.Ivo Stourton s novel The Night Cli A couple weeks ago I mentioned Donna Tartt s novel The Secret History, a book I read almost 20 years ago If you haven t already read it, I can highly recommend it as a compelling novel about art and literature, particularly from the Greek period But even if this isn t your thing, The Secret History tells an intriguing tale of friendships made and destroyed on a college campus It s a book that has stayed with me all these years and one I should really re read.Ivo Stourton s novel The Night Climbers mirrors Tartt s novel in some respects When James Walker arrives at Tudor College, Cambridge, he is careful about the friendships he forms My father and Evelyn Waugh had warned me against the dangers of making early friends, so I deliberately avoided contact with my fellow freshers in my first weeks, hoping to cultivate a vague air of My full review of this book is much longer than GoodReads word count limitations Find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com As regular readers know, when it comes to many topics in the arts, I like to do things a little differently here at CCLaP than at many other organizations to cite one example, as a book reviewer I deliberately try to learn as little industry information about the publishing world as possible, even to the extent of pur My full review of this book is much longer than GoodReads word count limitations Find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literatu Like most modern books, this is a search for meaning in actions done to the characters, not in their own moral evolution.This book combines cliches from the modern success stories, and by that I mean general story ideas that were successful, patching in bits of Dan Brown, Fight Club, Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt, even your bog standard postmodern novel in the style of David Foster Wallace think David Mitchell.The underlying story however is pure dime store novel the characters do not evolve Like most modern books, this is a search for meaning in actions done to the characters, not in their own moral evolution.This book combines cliches from the modern success stories, and by that I mean general story ideas that were successful, patching in bits of Dan Brown, Fight Club, Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt, even your bog standard postmodern novel in the style of David Foster Wallace think David Mitchell.The underlying story however is pure dime store novel the characters do not evolve, they merely express themselves and disappear behind the curtain.I mention it because in the midst of this chaos, the author inserts a somewhat insightful view of race and class, in which h Onvan The Night Climbers Nevisande Ivo Stourton ISBN 1416948694 ISBN13 9781416948698 Dar 288 Safhe Saal e Chap 2007 Why did I keep reading this I hoped the mystery plot would outweigh the ponderous, self serving, egotistical characters In the end, however, I realized that I had spent too much time with despicable, shallow people With a narrator whose only relationships are with anonymous prostitutes, and whose main hobby is pornography, I as a reader was hoping for some transformation by the end What I got was a pathetic picture of Cambridge scholars with too much money and too little sense of morality, Why did I keep reading this I hoped the mystery plot would outweigh the ponderous, self serving, egotistical characters In the end, however, I realized that I had spent too much time with despicable, shallow people With a narrator whose only relationships are with I was predisposed to like this story, and was disappointed to not like it much at all The jacket teaser copy of the book made it sound interesting a group of college students who daringly climb the buildings around campus, at night and against college regulations But, the reality of it was this was only a very tiny portion of the story, and the students were a group of narcisstic brats with overexaggerated worries out of proportion with the reality created by the author Although the charact I was predisposed to like this story, and was disappointed to not like it much at all The jacket teaser copy of the book made it sound interesting a group of college students who daringly climb the buildings around campus, at night and against college regulations But, the reality of it was this was only a very tiny portion of the story, and the students were a group o A sine wave of a reading experience I didn t enjoy the start very much, warmed to it a little in the middle, but it lost me at the end.It s obvious why the if you liked The Secret History comment appears, but where the characters in that book drew me in, the characters in The Night Climbers have nowhere near the same depth and complexity, and feel as if they are serving the plot, rather than their own ends The narrator is an outsider, but has passivity without interest, and the same prob A sine wave of a reading experience I didn t enjoy the start very much, warmed to it a little in the middle, but it The Night Climbers wears its influences on its sleeve so clearly that the sole quote displayed on the cover proclaims Lapped up The Secret History Then this one s for you Obviously, I had to read it as soon as possible However, now I ve finished it I m wondering about that context of that quote, and whether the reviewer who wrote it meant it as a compliment.It s ironic that a significant element of the plot involves the protagonist forging a copy of a valuable work of art, because this boo The Night Climbers wears its influences on its sleeve so clearly that the sole quote displayed on the cover proclaims Lapped up The Secret History Then this one s for you Obviously, I had to read it as soon as possible However, now I ve finished it I m wondering about that context of that quote, and whether the reviewer who wrote it meant it as a compliment.It s ironic that a significant element of the plot involves the protagonist forging a The Night Climbers, Set Among Members Of A Close Knit Eccentric Club At Cambridge, Portrays People At Their Most Impressionable, When The Intensity Of Early Relationships Stand To Define Their Lives Forever.When James Walker First Arrives At Tudor College, Cambridge, He Is Anxious To Find His Place Among New Friends By Accident, He Encounters One Of The Members Of A Club Calling Itself The Tudor Night Climbers, A Tightly Knit, Wealthy, Secretive And Tantalizingly Eccentric Circle Of Undergraduates Who At Night Scale The College Towers And Gargoyles In Pursuit Of Ever Greater Sensations Seduced By Their Talent For Decadence And High Living, James Falls For The Reckless Charisma Of Both Francis, The Group S Ringleader And Jessica, His Beautiful Best Friend Jessica Becomes His Obsession, And Also His Arch Rival For Francis S Friendship The Group S Tear Away Extravagance Is Funded, Unwittingly, By Francis S Father, Lord Soulford, But When Suddenly He Cuts His Son Off, The Friends Are Left Floundering, Until Francis Embroils Them All In A Plan That Will Test Not Only Their Friendship, But Also Their Very Souls The Story Begins With The News That, Almost Ten Years After The Crime, The Fake Picasso They Replaced The Real One With Is In Danger Of Being Discovered The Beautiful Jessica Visits The Narrator Lawyer James At His Office In Order To See What Trouble They Might Be In, And The Story Flashes Back And Forth In Time, Also Following The Present Narrative As They Figure Out Whether They Can Save Themselves Humming With Intellectual Energy And Grace, The Night Climbers Portrays People At Their Most Impressionable, When The Intensity Of Early Relationships Stand To Define Their Lives Forever Seductive And Sinister, The Night Climbers Is An Exciting Debut By A Talented Young Writer.


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