eBook Animosity epub

by David L. Lindsey

eBook Animosity epub
  • ISBN: 0786233249
  • Author: David L. Lindsey
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (September 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 453 pages
  • ePUB size: 1520 kb
  • FB2 size 1888 kb
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Which brings us to the present book, Animosity I have been reading and re-reading David Lindsey's books for many years. As always, his brilliant brain is evident throughout.

Which brings us to the present book, Animosity. This isn't really a mystery novel at all, at least in so far as there's a mystery involved. For the first half of the book, the plot follows Ross Marteau, a commercial sculptor who has had a particularly nasty breakup with his girlfriend in Paris, and moves back to San Rafael, Texas, where he is from. I have been reading and re-reading David Lindsey's books for many years. Sophisticated, intellectual, Lindsey's imagination takes the reader on a roller coaster ride, and there is no predicting the outcome.

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It has art, romance, an intriguing setting, and fascinating characters. Jul 01, 2001 Melanie rated it liked it.

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Ross Marteau is the toast of the international art world for his sensualsculptures of rich and famous women. But when a long-term relationshipbreaks up badly, he retreats to his Texas hometown - only to have hisnewfound peace of mind permanently, and profoundly, shattered. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

by. Lindsey, David L. Publication date. Man-woman relationships, Artists' models, Sculptors. New York : Warner Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on September 21, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Every once in awhile you find a book that just won't let you go. Animosity is such a book. I could not put it down and I thought about it for days after I was finished. I never figured the twists out ahead of time.

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David L. Lindsey is an American novelist, working primarily in the mystery and crime fiction genres. He has published fourteen novels in a writing career spanning 29 years. Lindsey was born in Kingsville, Texas, in 1944

David L. Lindsey was born in Kingsville, Texas, in 1944. He spent his childhood in the Texas Rio Grande Valley and in West Texas, near San Angelo. Lindsey graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in English literature. Lindsey moved to Austin, Texas, in 1970 and has lived there ever since.

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Penzler Pick, April 2001: David Lindsey can write horrific thrillers such as Mercy, which ranks up there with such serial killer novels as By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens and The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. However, he is also the author of gentler tales-psychological suspense where the horror is subtle and comes from everyday and unexpected sources. Animosity belongs in the second category. Ross Marteau is an American living in Paris, where he makes a decent living as a sculptor.

A psychological thriller charts the seduction of American sculptor Ross Marteau by a beautiful woman while he is sculpting another woman whom he finds especially grotesque, as he becomes ensnared in a complex web of deceit, dark secrets, and evil.
Comments: (7)
Kuve
David Lindsey has a very good reputation, as far as I'm concerned, as a mystery writer. His books are moody, slowly paced, wonderfully written, and very quirky and atmospheric. When he started he concentrated on a detective in Houston (I think) named Stuart Haydon, but recently many of his books have been about other characters, and some (notably Mercy) have been true masterpieces of the mystery genre, and very good as literate novels, to boot.
Which brings us to the present book, Animosity. This isn't really a mystery novel at all, at least in so far as there's a mystery involved. For the first half of the book, the plot follows Ross Marteau, a commercial sculptor who has had a particularly nasty breakup with his girlfriend in Paris, and moves back to San Rafael, Texas, where he is from. There he is approached by two sisters in a roundabout way. The younger of the two, hauntingly beautiful but deformed by a hunchback, wants him to make a nude sculpture of her. The other of the sisters he begins an affair with. Suddenly things derail, and with the change in the story, the whole thing turns into a rollercoaster ride.
I won't tell you anything further except to tell you that the plot is very Hitchcockian, or perhaps Cohen Brothers, in flavor. Lindsey is so good at forming pictures in your head that it almost plays as a movie.
I had two complaints about the book. One, I didn't like the ending. I can't tell you what the ending is, or why I didn't like it, but I didn't. The other is that the story takes a bit long to get going. I was beginning to wonder if anything ever would happen when it did.
Given that, this is a good book, and worth the money.
Questanthr
"Amimosity" is the story of Ross Marteau, a sculptor noted for his nude sculptures, who becomes entwined in the lives of two sisters when they commission him to do a sculpture of Leda, the younger sister. Ross finds that this commission will the biggest challenge of his career for Leda is not the flawless beauty she appears to be at first glance. This is a story where no one is who they seem to be and nothing that occurs can be accepted at face value.
I was most impressed with the soft voice in which Mr. Lindsey tells this story. You are constantly being thrown curves but, while unsettling, none of them were jarring. The story in itself is jarring, but the subtle way in which it is written makes it a poignant tale of love, murder, obsession and betrayal.
Mr. Lindsey joins the ranks of Joe R. Lansdale and Stephen Booth in creating a sense of place. You will find yourself totally immersed in the small town in Texas and the Left Bank of Paris. I don't like hot climates, but while reading this book, I actually wanted to be in that Texas town with its heat, humidity and lush landscape. Mr. Lindsey has also captured the romance and beauty of Paris that has drawn people to that magical city for years.
The last chapter of this book is a fitting end to a special book. I am still haunted by the last few pages.
Stoneshaper
One of the most twisted novels I have read. A bit slow in the beginning but once it starts to unfold it is like a punch in the stomach and doesn't end there
Sinredeemer
A wonderful read, but to short. The plot is intense and complicated, just like all of David's novels. However, in this one just as you are learning to love the characters, the plot thickens and runs hell-bent-for-leather to it's conclusion.
Add 200 more pages to the story line (suggest after the murder) and I would have rated it five stars. But hell, three stars is worth the price of the book.
Nidor
I have been reading and re-reading David Lindsey's books for many years. As always, his brilliant brain is evident throughout. Sophisticated, intellectual, Lindsey's imagination takes the reader on a roller coaster ride, and there is no predicting the outcome. The reader will never forget the experience, that much is certain.
elegant stranger
This is the first Lindsay book I have read and based on the characterizations I am not apt to pick up another one except perhaps to explore the Stuart Haydon character many of the other reviewers mention with true reverance. This tale of a moody sculptor living the high life in Paris and at his retreat in the Hill Country of Texas leaves much to be desired---most of all I needed to like the characters a lot better than I did. I understood that Ross, the artist had sold out and was producing nudes that needed perhaps some degree of expertize to churn out but little imagination or even emotional output from the artist. When Leda, the beautiful/ugly enigma walks into his life chaperoned by her more than mysterious sister, Celeste, I understood immediately why Ross would want to devote everything to capturing Leda's yin/yang of beauty versus ugliness in a 3-dimensional portrayal. But after many other seemingly disengaging affairs with willful, mysterious women, I had to wonder just why he would want to stick his neck into such a jumble of psychological innuendo.

Lindsey moves the story along at a quick pace, but again he seems to skim the character's surface---the only intense semi-dimensional personage is Leda and she only appears for a portion of the book. Celeste, albeit mysterious, seems a little too sad; Ross, jaded and too detached--so much so you continue to wonder why he does the things he does for these women.

I would have liked to see the plot include Ross's rich male friend, but this unfortunately does not happen and the climactic scene occurs at the plot's halfway mark instead of at the near end when it should. The supposed killer ending simply doesn't satisfy unless we view the whole adventure as a morality tale where anyone playing with fire ends up being burnt like he/she deserves. Call me an optomist but I don't read to ultimately feel fatalistic.

The scenario involving the two women weavng a web motivated by revenge and passion is an old one used many times before---this one has all the makings of something familiar yet still interesting, especially in terms of Ross' excitement over the sculpture he is creating, but then falls flat without the needed climatic twist. Recommended as only a quick read.
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