Summary The Gargoyle ì PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Summary The Gargoyle

Summary The Gargoyle ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of timeThe narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic physically beautiful and sexually adept who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life As the book opens An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of timeThe narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic physically beautiful and sexually adept who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life As the book opens he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body As he recovers in a burn ward undergoing the tortures of the damned he await. “All history is just one man trying to take something away from another man and usually it doesn't really belong to either of them” 3 12 stars Very nearly 4 but the strong start peters out a little with the second half of the book losing momentum I got to a point where I was reading just to finishThe Gargoyle's prose bursts onto the pages in a blazing sea of fire The book opens with detailed description of the accident that disfigures the unnamed narrator with a beautiful horrific break down of the accident itself and the subseuent medical procedures he must undergo to recover A former porn star and now beyond recognition the narrator takes us on a journey into his own past into his future and recovery and into medieval GermanyFor at least half of the book I was completely hooked Some parts of the story are slow and yet the prose is dynamic and exciting enough to carry you through It's extremely gritty and the protagonist is exactly the kind I like cynical sarcastic and with a somewhat nihilistic view of the world His narrative charisma is so very compellingWhile recovering in the hospital the narrator becomes addicted to morphine and even addicted to misery plotting his own suicide in graphic detail That is until Marianne Engel appears in his room Marianne is undoubtedly strange and he suspects that she is either suffering from manic depression or schizophrenia Because the things she tells him cannot possibly be trueAmong her tales of love stories she also reveals that they have a past Once upon a time in fourteenth century Germany they were lovers Ludicrous as this obviously is the protagonist is drawn into her tales finding new reason to live from her companionship whilst also being concerned for her mental healthBoth the present day recovery and the historical elements are fascinating The writing is lush and vivid weaving a modern day tale of tragedy and romance with history and the suggestion of fantasy Unfortunately the novel begins to slow down when we leave the hospital and the later chapters lacked some of the earlier magicDespite this I still have to recommend it For me it's just a fine example of really great writing and genre crossovers being done well It's a love story that should suit romantics and non romantics alike with plenty of history gore and social commentary there's something for almost everyone in hereBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Andrew Davidson

On and relates eually mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan Iceland Italy and England he finds himself drawn back to life and finally in love He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house But all is not well For one thing the pull of his past sins becomes ever powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever addictive For another Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty seven sculptures left to complete and her time on earth will be finishe. The Gargoyle moves you to want to be in love and to NEVER want to be in love Love is suffering love is bliss Davidson has penned a beautiful book full of love meaning and intelligence It's not often that a person can learn historyreligion and culture in a book about love Oh and he threw in burn procedures yes BURN procedures in a book about love somehow it seems fitting Wait I think I forgot to mention there are language translations too I do realize a lot of people run from anything that can further their knowledge that's what school texts are for but his book is so enchanting that you don't even realize how much you're absorbing until you come to the end The endthat awful place I did not want to arrive I longed to stay forever immersed in this story Breathtakingly original descriptions that lead you into a journey of pain yes my skin crawled when I read about the burns and how beautifully he tied the stories of love together into a tight knot I will say this book is graphic but it had to be or it wouldn't be a powerful read that haunts you long after you're done I stayed up for many nights as if possessed and few books have mesmerized me like The GargoyleRead it re read itcling to it and spread the word

Andrew Davidson Ø 5 Summary

The GargoyleS the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soulA beautiful and compelling but clearly unhinged sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany In her telling he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashi. Audiobookread by Lincoln Hoppeand physical book by Andrew DavidsonHOLY KAMOLYThis is an exceptionalOUTSTANDING Audiobookand in combinationI pulled out my physical hardcopy to read which I’ve owned for 11 years 11 years this gem was waiting for meTHIS NOVEL WAS HYPNOTICALLY AMAZING I’m soooooo blown away I loved it and can’t recommend it highly enough physical copy ebook or audiobookany desired deviceit’s all goodButI’m kinda partial to the Audiobook It’s soooo easy to LISTEN TOALLOWING THE VISUALS in our minds to journey along happily satisfied I might have said this beforebut scratch it allhahaBUT THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEARI just can’t say it enoughAs an audiobook in itself I’d rate it as one of the TOP BEST 5 books I’ve ever LISTENED to WHY didn’t SOMEBODY tell me to READ THIS BOOK SOONERAS IN DO NOT MISS IT I thought this book was going to be about Architecture Cathedrals building designs I couldn’t have been WRONGMike Smily Face Goodreads friendsent me a high five when I expressed a desire to read it Then somebody elsethen somebody elseSo thank you to all the people all you somebody’swho were jumping up and down saying READ IT I would have hated to miss it A few tidbit thoughts I’ll never see or think about burn patients the same ever again I’ve never heard women’s ha private parts described as I did in this book My thoughts about the professional sex industry and or sex as a hobby NOT FOR MEwas fascinatingThe many stories interlinked together were mesmerizing Marianne Engel’s stories were as mysterious as she wasMarianne was a thought provoking character storyteller Sayuri Mizumoto was a treasure Many themes throughoutsubtle but as we listen or read this storythemes are busting at the seams disfigured recovery redemption clemency human fallibility mental illness forgiveness compassion assumptions suicide death the past present future and loveThis book is brilliant entertaining and masterfully written hard to believe it was a debutAudiobook lovers RUN AND DOWNLOAD THIS GEM I can’t imagine anyone not getting sucked in immediately Note The author lives in Manitoba Canada He received his BA in English literature from the University of British Columbia He has worked as a teacher of English in Japan where he has lived on and off and as a writer of English lessons for Japanese websites The Gargoyle is not only his first book published 11 years agobut his only book WHEN THE HECK IS HE COMING OUT WITH ANOTHER