Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil[Reading] ➽ Beyond the Veil Author Mirabelle Maslin – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Spiral patterns in a book, a strange tape of music from Russia, and an oddly carved walking stick all have a profound effect on a group of friends in England Ellen is thirty something and alone, until Spiral patterns in a book, a strange tape of music from Russia, and an oddly carved walking stick all have a profound effect on a group of friends in England Ellen is thirty something and alone, until a chance meeting with a young widower, Adam Thomas, starts a chain of uncanny events which enthrall and endanger them both Choice and contingency, happenstance and coincidence Beyond the PDF \ all blend to bring the two together, and lift the pall of loss covering their lives A rich backdrop of music, archaeology, books and plant lore enables the author of Beyond the Veil to touch deeper issues of bereavement, friendship, illness, recovery and the impact of objects from the past on our lives Altered states, heightened sensitivities and unseen communications are also explored, as is the nature of spiritual ecstasy, in a thoughtful novel that gives separate paths an unusual and satisfying convergence The debut novel from Mirabelle Maslin. This was a half decent idea ruined by poor writing I bought it from a second hand shop, and it started quite well, but about fifty pages in I began to get the feeling it was either self published, or at best the output of a small press Whereas the characters in some books leap off the page, the characters in this book just lie there limp, twitching occasionally Reading it was rather like wading through peanut butter, and having got to the end I m wondering whether it was worth it This is cle This was a half decent idea ruined by poor writing I bought it from a second hand shop, and it started quite well, but about fifty pages in I began to get the feeling it was either self published, or at best the output of a small press Whereas the characters in some books leap off the page, the characters in this book just lie there limp, twitching occasionally Reading it was rather like wading through peanut butter, and having got to the end I m wondering whether it was worth it This is clearly an author to whom the rule show don t tell is utterly alien The dialogue is unconvincing and stilted, whole chapters are devoted to telephone conversations in which the characters agree to meet eachother, suggesting and rejecting dates and times, superfluous twaddle that was successfully parodied by Brett Easton Ellis in American Psycho , but in this case it is done straight, with no ritual disemboweling to provide light relief The story is supposed to be set in the modern age and the characters use modern devices like e mail, but in every other way they act like socially stunted emotional retards from the 1930s, conducting their social lives like one long meeting of the Women s Institute Though one of the characters is supposed to be socially challenged, all her friends seem to be too, and whilst one character Boris is meant to be from Russia, he s rather less Boris Spassky andBoris Johnson, but without the personality or the comedy The only person in the book who seems halfway believable is Matthew Memo to Author You made a good start having him address Adam as Mate , but if you want him to be a proper guy, don t have him arrive at the door clutching a bag of nuts a crate of Stella would be far better At one point close to the end he comments Phew, if this was a film of a psychological thriller, I d be expecting to see the ceiling of Ellen s library caving in while the seven of you are sitting muttering incantations about spirals And just as you know you just do from an early stage that there will be no sex, you also know that there is sadly no possibility of any ceilings collapsing either

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  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • Beyond the Veil
  • Mirabelle Maslin
  • 19 May 2018
  • 0954955145