[The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye


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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Michael Pye Michael Pye ´ 3 free read read The Drowning Room Well written but the protagonist didn't strike me as particularly authentic That's a problem as the book is an overgrown character sketch based on the true life of one Dutch settler in New Amsterdam Gretje Reyniers The real Gretje a prostitute money lender and woman about town left behind a significant criminal record dotted with escapades li

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    [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye The milieu New and Old Amsterdam in the first half of the 17th century was interesting but the book's potential couldn't survive the impenetrable narration and endlessly frustrating shifting timeframes When the reader still can't figure out by page 100 whether 'Pieter' is a character who is real and alive in the book's present or a dead ghost from the narrator's past then the author has failed fiction's basic reuirement

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    [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye read The Drowning Room Pye takes an interesting concept and spins out a fascinating novel Drowning Room straddles the genres of historical fiction and mode

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Michael Pye Michael Pye ´ 3 free read [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye Completely captured me One of the intriguing lead characters in my recent memory Well researched historical detail coupled with a superb setting eualed a real pleasure

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    read The Drowning Room [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye Brilliant novel missed by most

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    read The Drowning Room Michael Pye ´ 3 free read free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Michael Pye I stumbled on references to this book as I was researching my genealogy Gretja and Anthony de Salle yes he actually had a last name

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    [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye As a 9th generation granddaughter of the “heroin” of this book I was curious I barely made it a fourth of the way through the book before I had to stop reading Grietje was married to a very wealthy man Due to this she did not have to go into prostitution The label of prostate was given to slander her and he

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    [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye Michael Pye ´ 3 free read free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Michael Pye Such a little book So very hard to get into

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Michael Pye [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye The author has an interesting voice and some of the scenes like the drowning room are uite striking Mostly the book is sensory rather than descriptive in that the author creates an emotional state for the reader rather than conveys information For example I understood the interior world of the main character but I had a hard time picturing he

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    [The Drowning Room] E–pub ✓ Michael Pye The author certainly has the ability to tell a story but I didn't get the impression that he in any way conveyed the earthy reality of life i

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The Drowning Room review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB Michael Pye ´ 3 free read On fact tells of Gretje Reyniers a feisty complex woman who makes her own unconventional way Pye captures in earthy. I stumbled on references to this book as I was researching my genealogy Gretja and Anthony de Salle yes he actually had a last name are my 10th great grandparents I knew their story before reading this book and fortunately already knew it was a highly fictionalized account This could have been a fantastically intriguing story but the author certainly suandered the opportunity Pye used legal records of early New Amsterdam as the bones of a poorly executed story He jumps through time in a clumsy way which is difficult to follow He doesn t give the reader any opportunity to feel Gretje It s stilted haphazard and contains highly unbelievable scenes I was so disappointedWhat Pye should have done is tell the story in real time and not as a retrospective He should have started the story with Anthony s background which is incredibly fascinating the son of one of the most notorious Barbary Pirates of the early 17th century and an unknown Moor He came of age living in Morocco then sent with a brother to his father s native Holland due to Moroccan drought There he met Gretje Pye should have built these characters believably and put us into their escapades as they unfolded He could have made other real characters ie the minister and his wife integral to the story as they were in reality He should have brought us into the causes of the legal cases brought before the court with the back and forth of both parties before during and after He could have delved a little into the workings of highly litigious society where slander was a way of life Some historians contend that the suitscharges against Gretje and Anthony were a result of a religious society that did not accept their lack of piety Anthony was Muslim What a story that could have been But nope instead we have a weak development of one character in a poorly executed story In Rumplestiltskin straw was spun into gold Pye has managed to turn gold into straw

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The Drowning Room review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB Michael Pye ´ 3 free read Detail the muck and mire of both the old and new Amsterdams and the occasional flicker of gilt as well Washington Po. As a 9th generation granddaughter of the heroin of this book I was curious I barely made it a fourth of the way through the book before I had to stop reading Grietje was married to a very wealthy man Due to this she did not have to go into prostitution The label of prostate was given to slander her and her husband so they could be banished by an angry clergyman Many did not like the fact that she was married to a man of mixed race The author using what happened to her for this type of writing is somewhat disgusting

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The Drowning Room review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB Michael Pye ´ 3 free read Set during the terrible winter of 1642 in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam this haunting and evocative novel based. Pye takes an interesting concept and spins out a fascinating novel Drowning Room straddles the genres of historical fiction and modernist memory It reminds me most of Jean Rhys wonderful Good Morning Midnight set in the early days of Dutch colonization of AmericaThe book is beautifully written with its factual underpinnings almost invisibly slipped into Gretje s stark narration The mystery of the corpse laid out in the cold the lonely woman protecting the body and the two strange children she has with her are lovingly crafted And the reveals are both unexpected and satisfyingUnfortunately despite all of Pye s historical flourishes this isn t a book for the historical book club set that has made bestsellers out of English monarchy The narrative unfolds too haphazardly skipping with the narrator Gretje through memory and story telling There are uestions of deceptive story telling omission and self deception that create an intricate web

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  • The Drowning Room
  • Michael Pye
  • English
  • 12 March 2020
  • 9780140141498