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10 thoughts on “The Crocodile Bird

  1. says:

    Nature or nurture what creates a psychopath? The Crocodile Bird is a deep dive into those troubled waters A young mother and her daughter live in isolation in a gate house that is the approach to a gorgeous venerable country estate called the Shrove Eve Beck the mother is as beautiful as she is damaged and her pathology revolves around the Shrove estate She loves her refuge and will never willingly leave it

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    101 Nights Stories told to a boyfriend by that small bird who picks the teeth of a crocodile and remains unhurt How did it all begin; how did it get so far? Having a mother who is Oxford schooled but now mysteriously is the

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    I found this to be a compelling read presented in multiple time frames but all told by a young girl finding her way into the world after what can only be described as a bizarre upbringing it would have been easy to take these elements and cr

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    One of Rendell’s finest works combining the right mix of thrills with atmosphere The story set in rural England tells the tale of a young girl

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    If you've got mother issues and oh boy have I got them in spades read this book It's about a young girl who has been hidden away by the world by her crazy mum Whenever I get one of my famous Mother's Day migraines I pick up this book and console myself that things could be worse Gloriously written Rendell is the finest novelist of our time Period

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    Ruth Rendell is not your typical formula crimemystery writer ie Create a flawed detective male or female doesn't

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    A psychological study of a girl Lizzy growing up in a reclusive situation with her mother Eve The story opens with Lizzy being sent away from home for the first time because police are coming to arrest her mother for murder Running to her secret boyfriend's trailer for safety she then tells him of her secluded life and what led u

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    This book has reinforced my belief that Barbara VineRuth Rendell is one of the best psychological mystery writers ever Starting a Vine book is like taking the first bite of a comfort food I am sure that I will be sated and will never be disappointed Recently I have started listening to Barbara Vine audios because the nar

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    Once again I have been overwhelmed by Ruth Rendell's writing skill A master storyteller Rendell is capable of creating the most intriguing plots filled with ordinary characters with propensities to commit murder

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    Ruth Rendell has rarely failed to please me I continue to be astounded by the multitude of psychological and social pathologies with which she endows her characters Perhaps these eccentricities are the very things which attract me to her books Eve and her daughter Liza live in a wealthy country estate isolated from almost an entire segment of humanity They have no TV no bathroom and receive no newspapers The rare visi

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REVIEW Ô EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK Ó Ruth Rendell

The Crocodile Bird

Liza is not your average teenager Sixteen years old she lives with her mother Eve in a secluded gatehouse which she has never been allowed to leave There was only enough room for two in their cocoon; intruders entered at their peril on. Nature or nurture what creates a psychopath The Crocodile Bird is a deep dive into those troubled waters A young mother and her daughter live in isolation in a gate house that is the approach to a gorgeous venerable country estate called the Shrove Eve Beck the mother is as beautiful as she is damaged and her pathology revolves around the Shrove estate She loves her refuge and will never willingly leave it She will go to great lengths to destroy those who threaten her ability to live thereLiza Beck is the voice of the piece she is on the outside looking in and trying to understand her mother and also the world Her mother s retreat from society is purposefully done so that Liza will never be tainted by it Liza learns from her mother a brilliant scholar everything she needs for the intellect but not what she needs to survive in the outside world Liza also sees horrific violence the result of her mother s trauma Liza is a brilliantly constructed character with nuances to her understanding that you don t see coming This is not a mystery You know who does the murders This is about the why

REVIEW The Crocodile Bird

Ly to mysteriously disappearLiza is not the only one to discover the truth behind her mother's pathological violence or the dead bodies When the police arrive on their doorstep Eve throws her daughter into the real world to protect her. Ruth Rendell is not your typical formula crimemystery writer ie Create a flawed detective male or female doesn t matter give him or her a side kick or a love interest or both Create an interesting backdrop Now create a ruthless sadistic killer serial killers and pedophiles being in particular in high demand Now as the bodies pile up have your detective get beat up time or two then kill the bad guy in a crowning scene of excessive violence and mayhemRepeat as needed to keep your publisher happyHowever this is not Ruth Rendell her stories are different her characters are different She builds uietly she builds carefully Although you will get caught up you will wait and things will develop slowly at their own pace The story will will simmer never boil maybe become somewhat troubling a little sinister perhaps You may feel uncomfortable a bit uneasy possibly tenseEach story will be uniue it s own snowflakeBut then when you are finished you will most likely be very glad you read her storyas before

REVIEW Ô EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK Ó Ruth Rendell

From the conseuences of her own chilling crimesAs Liza runs into the arms of her secret lover she begins to see the logic behind her mother's gruesomes crimes and must accept the possibility that she has inherited Eve's lust for murde. A psychological study of a girl Lizzy growing up in a reclusive situation with her mother Eve The story opens with Lizzy being sent away from home for the first time because police are coming to arrest her mother for murder Running to her secret boyfriend s trailer for safety she then tells him of her secluded life and what led up to the arrestAlthough the novel is not a thriller it did keep me turning pages to read about Lizzy s life with her strange mother The writing is very good but subtle and the author even got me to see things from Eve s point of view There is a bit of suspense at the end involving Lizzy and an ending that I liked A great character driven book

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 359
  • The Crocodile Bird
  • Ruth Rendell
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 9780099303787

About the Author: Ruth Rendell

Barbara VineRuth Barbara Rendell Baroness Rendell of Babergh CBE who also wrote under the pseudonym