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The Maze at Windermere A Dazzling High Wire Act I Turned Every Page With A Sense Of Wonder And Excitement RICHARD RUSSO A Richly Layered Novel Of Love, Ambition, And Duplicity, Set Against The Storied Seascape Of Newport, Rhode IslandA Reckless Wager Between A Tennis Pro With A Fading Career And A Drunken Party Guest The Stakes Are An Antique Motorcycle And An Heiress S Diamond Necklace Launches A Narrative Odyssey That Braids Together Three Centuries Of Aspiration And Adversity A Witty And Urbane Bachelor Of The Gilded Age Embarks On A High Risk Scheme To Marry Into A Fortune A Young Writer Soon To Make His Mark Turns Himself To His Craft With Harrowing Social Consequences An Aristocratic British Officer During The American Revolution Carries On A Courtship That Leads To Murder And, In Newport S Earliest Days, A Tragically Orphaned Quaker Girl Imagines A Way Forward For Herself And The Slave Girl She Has Inherited.In The Maze At Windermere Gregory Blake Smith Weaves These Intersecting Worlds Into A Brilliant Tapestry, Charting A Voyage Across The Ages Into The Maze Of The Human Heart.

10 thoughts on “The Maze at Windermere

  1. says:

    3.75 ambitious and notable stars to The Maze at Windermere .75This is the quite the unique read There are five separate stories across four centuries, and they all center on Newport, Rhode Island The stories have common themes, and they con

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    The Maze at Windermere, Gregory Blake Smith s staggeringly brilliant new novel, luxuriates in the demarcations of time It is an extraordinary demonstration of narrative dexterity Moving up and down through the strata of history, Smith captures the ev

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    I usually dislike dual time period books because one is always a lotinteresting than the other However, in this book the author juggled 5 time periods in a very ambitious and writerly exercise that kept me engaged throughout The story is told in alternating ch

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    3.5 This book appealed to me initially because it had excellent cover game It also wrongfully as it turned out suggested a Cloud Atlastype structure with multiple and intersecting stories separated through time.This is not David Mitchell by any stretch but it is an inte

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    Smith does something rather astonishing here The setting is Newport, R.I., where New York society has summered for over a century in lavish mansions on the Atlantic Told in alternating storylines from the years 2011, 1896, 1863, 1778, 1692 he leads us to an appreciation of the va

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    Divided and undecided, so I m rating it up Which is to say giving it a rating it initially merited, before the narrative spiraled out of control, quite literally This book is indeed a maze of mirrors, placed cleverly so that the reflections spins smaller and differently into the past, whil

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    Wondrous, inventive, sparkling and gracious There is simply no way to describe the pleasures of this book As others have noted, the book is made up of five stories, all set in Newport, Rhode Island, but taking place at different times separated by hundreds of years Reading The Maze at Windermere is

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    The Maze at Windermere is a beautifully written, enthralling novel Gregory Blake Smith juggles various characters and time periods with aplomb He s chameleonic in his narrative voices This book is a many layered look at relationships across time periods.In the The Maze at Windermere, we follow five storyline

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    I very nearly bailed on this after the first chapter what did I care about a sleazy tennis pro seducing rich women in Newport, R.I but am glad I persevered, as if this is not my favorite book of the year, it is destined to be in my top five Bold and daring in conception, brilliant and dazzling in execution, Smith s nov

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    What a great idea this author noodled and he successfully executed it Centered in Newport, RI we are presented with five dynamic stories of very different groups of people over the centuries Each story is stunning Only complaint small font for old eyes, but I understand since it is 339 pages and would be longer if the print was

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