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Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Read & download The uickening ' explores the contrast between perception and truth faith and reason and history and modernity and leaves you wondering What is reali. The uickening is above all a novel of mood It has a pleasing uality of intriguing familiarity that brings other writers and their works to mind while at the same time setting out its own uniue ambiance As an old fashioned atmospheric ghost story the author s style suggests that of a young Wilkie Collins or a less ornate Edgar Allan Poe The feel and theme of the story inevitably bring to mind Henry James classic The Turn of the Screw The isolated house and flat marshy landscape of the setting remind one of William Hope Hodgson s The House on the Borderland although Biella s story is pure horror without the science fiction elements introduced to such tales by Hodgson The intelligent cosy conversations between Fairweather and the local medic Doctor Devonald echo similar talks between those in charge in the upper class adventure novels of John Buchan The creepy spiritualist Mrs Marchant with her dramatic s ance one of the novel s most powerful scenes recalls the supernatural thrillers of Charles Williams In short The uickening rests comfortably among the works of some of the English language s most entertaining writersLawrence Fairweather a typical gentleman of the late 19th century narrates the yarn and Biella does an excellent job of catching the formal and slightly florid prose style of the times Like so many characters in traditional English novels Fairweather does not seem to have a job and is in fact an unambitious gentleman botanist of leisureBeneath the skilfully maintained mood this is also a psychological novel We see the thoughts and feelings of the rather conventional Fairweather as he narrates the story and watch through his steadfastly rational eyes as a strange presence in the gloomy country house erodes his wife Julia s sanity The home s sole servant a superstitious conspiratorial housekeeper only worsens the dreary situation I have faith in impressions ma am There s often something in them though I don t know why or how Mr Fairweather would think us as superstitious as savages if he could hear us And all the while little Hazel the couple s disturbed and increasingly neglected child suffers in fearful silenceThe interplay among the characters is both interesting and revealing The stolidly sensible Fairweather who rationalizes every uncanny incident contrasts with the slightly eccentric Dr Devonald who although he professes to be a man of reason admits I m afraid that we men of science are not always as rational as we d have the world believe He is as good as his word naively and irresponsibly allowing Julia an excess of drugs As for your wife well the chloral is of a benefit than a peril I assure you She s been taking it for months with no ill effects she told me so herself She has taken laudanum in the past at my direction Yet even he mocks the foolish romanticism of his sister Sophie telling Fairweather that She has a taste for the old and the ruinous and is adamant that the electric light will drive every last ounce of romance from the world Sophie brings her friend the exotic spiritualist Adelaide Marchant onto the scene and the already fraught situation begins to unravel We have the fateful s ance Mrs Marchant dropped into her chair and spread her hands over the table in the manner of a stage conjurer Her eyes swept across our assembled faces and her features lost their cast of slight amusement and became sombre Julia Fairweather is weak and visibly unstable swiftly falling victim to the forceful personalities around her as she seeks to embrace at any cost what she believes is the ghost of a lost child Sophie and the sinister Marchant reveal their unfeeling recklessness as these stronger women pursue their own impulses at the wounded Julia s obvious expenseFor those who enjoy period ghost stories that generate a sustained atmosphere or mood The uickening is a feast The contrast between Fairweather s sober rational worldview and that of the irrational people with whom he must deal is illuminating Julia s plight is saddening While the ending is not completely unexpected the novel builds towards it with an inexorable sense of foreboding and despair

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Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Read & download The uickening A strange force awakens in an abandoned house A young girl is struck mute A grieving woman is haunted by a spectral presence and a sci. Having read a few reviews and even the introduction of the book on my Kindle which noted this book as a horror story I had to conclude this was a complete misnomer Unless I am misunderstanding the meaning of that word the book is absent of horror It is however atmospherically suspenseful and throughout portrays a certain mood in juxtaposition to reality and the realities of life as well as beliefs based in fact I dare not say without giving away the plot or indeed the essence of the book I feel that this juxtaposition is at the heart of the book and the author may have wanted to piue or even tease a reader s mind on the subjectI love the author s writing style her use of language is unrestricted and endless beautifully weaving the atmosphere of late 19th century England as well as the personalities of her characters

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Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Read & download The uickening Entist finds his scepticism being challenged by inexplicable eventsA psychological ghost story set in the Victorian Age 'The uickening. I love a psychologically slanted ghost story and classic ghost stories generally and this is a combination of the two I was sometimes put in mind of The Turn of the Screw and also of The Woman in Black Not because there is anything derivative about this story but through the power of description and the skilful building up of an atmosphere of a remorseless impending doom closing in on the characters struggle against it though they do Reminiscent of classical ghost stories though this isthe characters are depicted with a depth and realism that is only possible to a sophisticated age than the Victorian oneThe story is told from the point of view of Lawrence Fairweather amateur botanist a determined atheist and believer in rationality who together with his wife Julia and their daughter Hazel is struggling to come to terms with the loss of their younger daughter Emily The shared grief about which the couple find it impossible to communicate has driven them apart They cannot comfort each other Lawrence a naturally passionate man represses his emotions beneath a surface of icy calm and drinks steadily the sensitive Julia has been overwhelmed by her grief taking refuge in morphine and opium Their daughter Hazel refuses to speak and concern over this drives a further wedge between the unhappy couple And yet passionate feeling still remains between Lawrence and Julia Fairweather this story became so real to me that I found myself longing for them to find each other againThe two adults different interpretations of what it is that is causing an atmosphere of increasing fear and despair in their family home in the lonely Fens is gradually tearing the family apart Meanwhile Lawrence Fairweather s friend the local Doctor tries to help keep things on an even keel while his sister Sophie has brought up from London the medium Mrs Marchant in whom Julia desperately wants to believe and who embodies everything that Lawrence Fairweather despises The writing is sensitive and evocative There are wonderful word portraits of states of mind of the stark Lincolnshire countryside I could uote many but here are three of the best I sensed that whatever lurked there in the passageway wished me ill It s anger and hostility seemed to seep through the wood of the door and to radiate across the bedroom A scarlet sun slunk towards the horizon and stained the water in the dikes and the drainsThe reeds crackled and hissed in the strengthening wind A crow gave a strange wild cry at my approach and soared into the ashen sky She carried her secrets with her like a child I imagined them curled up in the warm cradle of her body awakening uickening Mari Biellia leaves it to the reader to judge whether or not there is anything supernatural in the sensations and visions that plague the Fairweather familyAn excellent disturbing and absorbing read


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    Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Read & download The uickening This book was a first for me in many ways The first book I've read published independently by the authoran author I met here at Goodreads I was tempted to say my first ghost story except that I think there have been others I can't remember now There are so many things I admired and learned from this book I love the way Mari Biella the twentieth century author totally disappears from the narration leaving us with a story told by a Victorian

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    Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download (E–pub READ) [The uickening] Having read a few reviews and even the introduction of the book on my Kindle which noted this book as a horror story I had to conclude this was

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    (E–pub READ) [The uickening] Not sure about the pacing but other than that I thought the writing style was phenomenalIt was something that combined paranormal and psychological ideas and blurred the lines in between The ghosts festered over time through intense grief and loss really tore a hole through my heart and gave me chillsMysterious and enthralling

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    (E–pub READ) [The uickening] I love a psychologically slanted ghost story and classic ghost stories generally and this is a combination of the two I was sometimes put in mind of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and also of ‘The Woman in Black’ Not because there is anything derivative about this story but through the power of description and the skilf

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    Read & download The uickening Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella I was extremely impressed with this bookLet me just say first of all that I looooove horror However I read very little horror because I’ve found there are so few books out there that are done really well I’ve ripped through every

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    (E–pub READ) [The uickening] Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella When I first came across this novel I was less than enthused by the title which has been used elsewhere several timesWithin the first few pages I was disabused of any idea that the title was an indication of the standard of writing

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    Mari Biella ´ 2 Read & download Free download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mari Biella (E–pub READ) [The uickening] Based on the posted reviews I was expecting to love this book Although the skill of the author came through easil

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