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Escape the Night (vuoden 1995 painos)

– tekijä: Richard North Patterson

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"Intricate . . . Intelligent and menacing." The Boston Globe By the bestselling author of "Degree of Guilt," an inescapable tale of suspense, scandal, and shock too terrifying to put aside as it draws you into its vortex of unforgettable characters and shattering events. Peter Carey is the son of privilege -- and an heir to terror. Poised on the brink of power over a mighty family dynasty, he is also the victim of a recurring nightmare that suddenly becomes all too real. The twisted force that had claimed his parents many years before now stalks him too. But the key to his survival lies locked deep in Peter's own mind. And he must discover it before the final night closes in. . .… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Escape the Night
Kirjailijat:Richard North Patterson
Info:Ballantine Books (1995), Edition: Reissue, Taschenbuch
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näyttää 5/5
An interesting story with a boring style and a slow pace.

For a detailed review please click on the link below:

http://onerightword.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/escape-night-richard-north-patterson....

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  ashkrishwrites | Aug 29, 2018 |
Escape the Night was originally published in 1983 and is now available as an e-book. I suggest that you add it to your e-book collection but save it for when you have some time to devote to it. I promise you won't want to put it down for long. I just had to know what would happen.

The story is about obsession and involves three generations of a family who own a publishing company in Manhattan. John Peter "Black Jack" Carey is the force who brought control of the company solely into his own hands. He's ruthless and fiercely devoted to his company. His wife endures years of emotional abuse but produces two sons, Phillip and Charles. These sons are prodded into competing with each other for favored status in their father's mind and, most importantly his will. Phillip, however, is weak and Charles is the golden one. Also Charles marries a beautiful woman and they have a son, John Peter Carey II, who is practically a clone of his father. Charles adores him, and in old age so does his father. Phillip is left as a pathetic also-ran.

The obsession begins when Charles unfortunately comes under the notice of the HUAC because they believe he is publishing leftist writers, and actually he is prescient in recognizing new talented writers who may have ideas that don't exactly mesh with what the HUAC sees as proper. He doesn't back down but eventually the HUAC backs off, except for the investigator who was assigned to their case. He is later fired and moves to the CIA where he learns more effective spying techniques. Another man is obsessed with the company and particularly Black Jack because his father committed suicide due to Black Jack refusing to rehire him. He is yet another danger.

I may have told a little too much, but I won't tell more because the last thing I want to do is ruin your enjoyment of this intricately plotted, beautifully written novel. Patterson is best known perhaps for his courtroom dramas and I have loved the ones I've read, but this is totally different. It is, I think, the best of his work that I have thus far encountered.

The characters, not just the family but the others as well, are portrayed just stereotypically enough to fit the plot and add to the fear factor. The evil ones are truly evil and one positively insane, but sometimes you know you just have to go with the flow and enjoy the read for what it is. If you do that, you'll be on tenterhooks for sure.

I read this during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and was prompted to be very thankful that I'm not a member of a powerful family, nor do I have wealth that anyone else would covet. I'm just a reader who can become involved with a good story and when I'm finished, go on to something else, but only after a little period of relishing what a good story it was.

Highly recommended
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  bjmitch | Nov 29, 2014 |
I made it through the first chapter which was about the dysfunctional Carey family. Peter, a war hero, is the main character. The interaction between him and his brother is one of jealousy and privilege due to the family scion's success in the publishing business. Hints of sexuality in the first chapter led me to believe that it would soon get raunchy. In the second chapter I made it to the pornography at the 5% read mark, that did it for me. Why authors think they have to have sex education lessons in their books is highly perturbing. The small part I read I found to be slow and plodding and not very interesting, apparently this book wasn't for me. ( )
  MSgtMackel | Nov 24, 2014 |
Suspenseful thriller about a revenge plot that spans decades and generations. I felt like it took a little longer than needed to reach the end. ( )
  jpsnow | Jul 13, 2014 |
I kept going back to see when this was published, because it felt so dated. None of the characters were likeable and most were so narcissistic that I was often wondering whose head would explode first. It took a tediously long time to reach the end. ( )
  debavp | Nov 26, 2012 |
näyttää 5/5
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Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Kanoninen teoksen nimi
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät paikat
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon their sons.

EURIPIDES

I am thy Father's spirit,
Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, . . .
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purg'd away.

SHAKESPEARE,
Hamlet, Act I, Scene V
Omistuskirjoitus
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
FOR LISA
Ensimmäiset sanat
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Alicia Carey cried out.
Sitaatit
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Erotteluhuomautus
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Peter Carey slao appears as a character in Up Close by Peter Wilmoth, appaently non-fiction. I don't know how to separate them.
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"Intricate . . . Intelligent and menacing." The Boston Globe By the bestselling author of "Degree of Guilt," an inescapable tale of suspense, scandal, and shock too terrifying to put aside as it draws you into its vortex of unforgettable characters and shattering events. Peter Carey is the son of privilege -- and an heir to terror. Poised on the brink of power over a mighty family dynasty, he is also the victim of a recurring nightmare that suddenly becomes all too real. The twisted force that had claimed his parents many years before now stalks him too. But the key to his survival lies locked deep in Peter's own mind. And he must discover it before the final night closes in. . .

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