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On Night's Shore: A Novel chapter 1 On Night's Shore: A Novel, meaning On Night's Shore: A Novel, genre On Night's Shore: A Novel, book cover On Night's Shore: A Novel, flies On Night's Shore: A Novel, On Night's Shore: A Novel 353b07b0c1c0d The Year Is And New York City Is Captivated By The Mysterious Murder Of A Beautiful Shopgirl The Discovery Of The Body Of Mary Rogers In The Hudson River Prompts A Young Journalist, Edgar Allan Poe, To Search For The Truth Behind An Apparently Motiveless Crime Joining Him In His Investigation Is Augie Dubbins, An Orphaned Street Urchin Who Becomes Poe S Most Trusted Ally Using Intuition And Rational Thinking, Poe And Augie Recreate The Last Days Of The Victim S Secret Life Narrated By The Precocious Augie, The Story Swings Wildly From The Hidden Depths Of The Five Points Slums To The Glittering Mansions Of Fifth Avenue Society As Poe And His Sidekick Gather Information, A Sadistic Killer Threatens To Destroy Everything They Ve Worked For The Clock Is Ticking, And Poe Must Solve The Mystery Or Become A Victim Himself


10 thoughts on “On Night's Shore: A Novel

  1. says:

    Beautifully written, with a delicious sense of place, On Night s Shore is a fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe s investigation of the murder of Mary Rogers This real life murder was the inspiration for Poe s second mystery featuring C Auguste Dupin, The Mystery of Marie Rog t, and I d recommend reading both that story and a book about its inspiration and conception, The Beautiful Cigar Girl Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder , first in order to get the most out of this novel.I expected to enjoy the sense of mystery detection Randall Silvis provides, and I did, but I was especially taken with the sensitive and subtle characterization Silvis provides Poe, his terminally ill wife Virginia, and his aunt mother in law or Muddy The point of view character, Augie Dubbins, a street urchin who becomes Poe s assistant and sometimes caretaker, is also a remarkably compelling character in his own right, and his poignant glimpses into the Poe family s dynamic comprise some of the most moving aspects of the book There is a second novel in this duology, Disquiet Heart, and I definitely plan to read it.


  2. says:

    Penso sia pi facile apprezzare questo libro se non lo si pensa come un giallo, ma come un romanzo storico con un personaggio principale di eccezione Edgar Allan Poe, giornalista investigativo La trama, infatti, si dipana molto lentamente la soluzione del mistero presenta tanti, troppi colpi di scena, alcuni poco credibili Poe ed il suo giovane amico Augie prendono un bel po di cantonate prima di capire la verit Tuttavia il libro mi piaciuto, anche se per altri motivi.Lo stile elaborato si presta benissimo per raccontare una storia ambientata nella New York di met Ottocento Le immagini di questa citt in costante trasformazione sono molto vivide mi sono sentita addosso la sporcizia dei quartieri bassi, ho respirato il fumo delle bettole, ho inalato l odore acre degli alcolici di bassa qualit , ho avuto paura della polizia corrotta e dei loro manganelli Poe e Augie sono due investigatori dilettanti quanto ingenui, ma la loro relazione intenerisce il cuore Augie trova in Poe il padre che non ha mai avuto Poe trova in Augie l amico fidato che gli mancava I due eroi sono circondati da una serie di personaggi tanto ben caratterizzati quanto convincenti Ho trovato intrigante come RS abbia giocato con il personaggio Poe Per sua stessa ammissione, ha cercato di descriverlo in modo veritiero, presentandoci le sue idiosincrasie dal gusto del macabro al piacere del bere la sua costante condizione di miseria e povert Virginia, la moglie bambina eternamente malata la suocera Muddy I corvi sono un punto di riferimento costante svolazzano nella campagna intorno a New York, impazzano nei sogni di Poe, chiudono la storia il romanzo finisce con Poe che inizia a scrivere uno dei suoi racconti pi famosi Nella parte finale, RS riesce pienamente a ricreare l atmosfera tipica dei racconti di Poe, dove paura, terrore, ed ansia, accompagnano i nostri eroi fino allo svelamento del mistero.Fino alla fine sono stata indecisa tra 3 o 4 stelle 3,5 sarebbe stata la mia valutazione Non potendolo usare le mezze stelle, ho deciso per 3, per via dei troppi colpi di scena, un po improbabili, nella soluzione del mistero.


  3. says:

    Anche se il giallo che fa da perno alla trama del romanzo non mi ha coinvolto un granch , mi comunque piaciuta la descrizione della New York di quasi due secoli fa un enorme paesone pseudo rurale che in pratica aveva gli stessi problemi sociali della metropoli in cui si trasformata oggi e mi ha affascinato il tentativo di riportare alla luce la complessa personalit di E A Poe uomo e scrittore.Mi incuriosiscono molto i romanzi che prendono spunto da opere di altri e in cui viene tessuto un continuo gioco di riferimenti e richiami al testo a cui si rifanno e a chi lo scrisse.Quando un autore diventa personaggio, il gioco di specchi, se ben fatto, va a creare quell unica dimensione in cui possibile carpire la vera essenza di quello scrittore D altronde chi ha passato la propria esistenza a creare personaggi e a tesserne le trame come potrebbe essere compreso se non diventando in qualche misura personaggio della trama delle proprie creazioni


  4. says:

    This was a very well written mystery, set in the 1840 s with Edgar Allan Poe as a main character I liked it enough that I ordered the next in the series right away Not for anyone that has trouble figuring out what an unusual word means by the context I have never seen so many words in one book that I had never seen before LOL


  5. says:

    Randall Silvis is a most talented and original author This novel was a delightful surprise to me I was not surprised at loving the story, as I have loved ALL books by Randall Silvis I was surprised at how completely I was transported to another time by a storyteller who truly seemed to be FROM that time It felt like reading from a contemporary of Poe or Dickens or Louisa May Alcott In all Silvis books, the content reads and feels like literature Never so than in this novel, where he takes on the challenge of inserting an actual literary figure, Poe, as a main character in the story The story is beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed by me I feel the urge now which I will follow through on to read a biography on Poe I love Poe s works, but never explored further on the author himself My curiosity is now piqued He is a character who draws the reader to him We find him to be likeably sympathetic, galant, principled, protective, admirable, pained and wonderfully flawed Knowing that Silvis would have studied the author and man in depth, I am hopeful that Poe humself comes close to the one portrayed by the author in this tale There is a good mystery to be solved in the story, with Poe himself being perhaps the mystery that draws the reader even strongly Love, love, love the characters.all so real, diaglogue all so realistic The narration of the story through the ten year old boy of the story, but told by him when he is an old man, is perfection Randall Silvis NEVER disappoints I love than he always explores different types of stories, trying new things on that his readers haven t seen before The strong commonality among his stories is excellence


  6. says:

    I don t think I m going to finish this book It s written in a way that s about half Dickens half Poe, and I m not a big fan of either one Poe is alright but only when he s doing horror, and this book is just a fictional 1800s murder mystery And not a particularly good one, you just have to follow people here and there learning things either as they learn them or after, with it explained or over explained, giving the reader very little free rein to think about whodunit yourself And maybe it seems like someone did it but then it turns out they obviously didn t because of something someone s been keeping under their hat rather than something the reader could pick up on and be in suspense about.


  7. says:

    Una splendida ambientazione per questo romanzo che unisce vari stili giallo, romanzo storico, romanzo vittoriano In una New York di met 1800 si muove un inaspettato detective, free lance presso il Mirror e novello romanziere e cio Edgar Allan Poe Deve indagare a proposito della strana morte di Mary Rogers, ritrovata nelle fredde acque del fiume Hudson Ad accompagnarlo un piccolo amico, Augie, sveglio abbastanza da salvare la vita a quasi tutti i personaggi della storia Non mancheranno i colpi di scena, gli intrighi politici del tempo e sopra a tutto la miseria e il sudiciume di una New York lontanissima dalle luci della ribalta di oggi.


  8. says:

    I loved that the author used E.A Poe has the hero of this story It certainly inspired me to re read my Poe The who done it was great, but I kept wishing that there weren t quite so many well placed references that would supposedly be the impetus for the further writings of Poe.This is a series and I didn t rush out to get the 2nd however, it could be a future pick just to see how the author s story telling grows.


  9. says:

    I am a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and was a little hesitant to read this book simply because everyone has their own take on the famous author Randall Silvis does a beautiful job of giving voice to Poe and does a beautiful job of representing his intelligence and darkness I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the follow up book.If you are fan of Poe and enjoy reading period storiesthis book is for you


  10. says:

    Definitely for the Poe lovers or literary types Enjoyed Edgar Allen Poe as a detective Found his reaction to drink interesting Well written and quite descriptive, but at least 1 3rd of the description could be cut without hurting the story or the writing I am looking forward to the next book in the series and watching the narrator mature.


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