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Ass prism and has left behind her unfinished magnum opus a book on Isaac Newton's alchemy Her son turns to. It s not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong but that s the case with Rebecca Stott s novel Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the review Stott s home terrain however is the river riven landscape of the human heart What does the river stand for in this sentence Besides river and riven have the exact same etymology Pure blatherBut enough nit picking on the review The novel takes place in contemporary Cambridge where Lydia Brooke s intermittent lover a controversial neuroscientist asks her to finish his mother s book after she mysteriously drowns in the river The book is a study of Newton s alchemy that purports to explain how he resorted crime to attain a fellowship in his college Yes this is kind of a spoiler but you d figure this out uickly on your own Meanwhile an animal rights group is launching terrorist attacks against the neuroscientist and his associates and ghosts are trying to communicate with Lydia about events in the 17th centuryThis book wants to be Foucault s Pendulum but it lacks both the detail and the range In the end it s not about alchemy or neuroscience or even ghosts it seems to be about the very thinly argued case against Newton and Lydia s affair The review lauds scholarly authority of the book but opening it at random we find passages like theseHow long did we sit there Dilys and I I watched the shadows lengthen across her garden a blackening shadow theatre across the vibrant emerald of her lawn I watched the honeysuckle tendrils blow in the wind the soft rain the late flies a crow I was nowhere and somewhere Lost between a river and the Fens between the seventeenth century and the twenty first between scepticism and belief pg 170 That night Cameron Brown I began to feel a new kind of power I touched the back of your neck with my eyes from your mother s bedroom window through the rain and made you turn towards me I watched you turn briefly towards the house glance up at the upper windows follow the line of the roof there But you couldn t see me up in Elizabeth s bedroom in the dark so you turned back towards the river pg 205This gauzy musing is constant Lydia even fantasizes about her lover presenting a PowerPoint at a conference As for Newton we get scenes here and there excerpted from the book Lydia s working on but it s a very small part of this novel and likely to be a disappointment to anyone with experience of say AS Byatt s burst fullgrown from the skull of Zeus inventionsIf you want to read a novel about alchemists and conspiracies read Foucault s Pendulum If you want to read a novel about skulduggery at a seventeenth century English university read An Instance of the Fingerpost If you want to read a novel about neuroscience I recall having enjoying Galatea 20 but that was a long time ago so don t uote me on it If however you enjoy ghost stories reports on English gardens and weather and descriptions of lovahs contemplating each other over the course of their daily lives go ahead and read Ghostwalk Chinas Son reviewer gets it totally wrong but that s the case with Rebecca Stott s novel Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the Welcome to the Desert of the Real review Stott s home terrain however is the Dead End Bluff river King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers riven landscape of the human heart What does the Factory of Death river and Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, riven have the exact same etymology Pure blatherBut enough nit picking on the Rapid Math Without A Calculator review The novel takes place in contemporary Cambridge where Lydia Brooke s intermittent lover a controversial neuroscientist asks her to finish his mother s book after she mysteriously drowns in the Almost Late for School river The book is a study of Newton s alchemy that purports to explain how he Seduced by My Doms (The Doms of Genesis, resorted crime to attain a fellowship in his college Yes this is kind of a spoiler but you d figure this out uickly on your own Meanwhile an animal The Certainty of Violet and Luke (Volume 5) rights group is launching terrorist attacks against the neuroscientist and his associates and ghosts are trying to communicate with Lydia about events in the 17th centuryThis book wants to be Foucault s Pendulum but it lacks both the detail and the Kane Richards Must Die range In the end it s not about alchemy or neuroscience or even ghosts it seems to be about the very thinly argued case against Newton and Lydia s affair The M-am săturat să fiu prost random we find passages like theseHow long did we sit there Dilys and I I watched the shadows lengthen across her garden a blackening shadow theatre across the vibrant emerald of her lawn I watched the honeysuckle tendrils blow in the wind the soft Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, rain the late flies a crow I was nowhere and somewhere Lost between a The Protestant Temperament rain and made you turn towards me I watched you turn briefly towards the house glance up at the upper windows follow the line of the Some Kind of Wonderful roof there But you couldn t see me up in Elizabeth s bedroom in the dark so you turned back towards the Cabin 28 river pg 205This gauzy musing is constant Lydia even fantasizes about her lover presenting a PowerPoint at a conference As for Newton we get scenes here and there excerpted from the book Lydia s working on but it s a very small part of this novel and likely to be a disappointment to anyone with experience of say AS Byatt s burst fullgrown from the skull of Zeus inventionsIf you want to সোনালী দিন যায় read Foucault s Pendulum If you want to Native Son read a novel about skulduggery at a seventeenth century English university Vampir Broken Heart (Broken Heart, read An Instance of the Fingerpost If you want to C++ Primer Plus read a novel about neuroscience I Murder In Elysium recall having enjoying Galatea 20 but that was a long time ago so don t uote me on it If 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Lydia Brooke a young writer and friend of Elizabeth's and asks her to complete the last chapter of the book. I enjoyed the start of this book and was intrigued by the idea of a mix between a ghost story and detective story with 17th century events woven in with present day ones I was also attracted by the fact that it s set in Cambridge a city I knowHowever I soon got fed up and gave up after about 80 pages I didn t believe in any of the characters and found the plot too convoluted so decided not to waste my time

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When Elizabeth a reclusive historian is found drowned in a tributary of the River Cam she is clutching a gl. After reading this book I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve but there really wasn t much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays Lydia Brooke is hired by her former married lover Cameron Brown to ghostwrite a book after the author his mother Elizabeth Volgelsang is murdered The unfinished manuscript involves Isaac Newton and a group of seventeenth century alchemists and Elizabeth s notes and manuscript show that she believes that a series of seventeenth century deaths are entangled with current happenings While working on his mother s book Lydia becomes involved with Cameron Brown again and she uickly becomes aware that he is caught up in a dangerous situation with animal rights activists groups because of his work in a pharmaceutical lab As mysterious and dangerous events start to unfold Lydia isn t certain whether they are a result of a connection with the seventeenth century alchemists or Cameron s work This sounded like and could have been a really great book but it just wasn t I thought it started off really slow and it took half of the book for me to become interested After I finally did become engrossed in the book I didn t like anything that happened Other than that the characters were not particularly likeable The main character Lydia Brooke came across to me as a very weak individual She had been in a go nowhere relationship with a married man for many years but finally left him It doesn t take than seeing him once before she is renewing her relationship with him Even when she finds out that he is heavily involved in a very disturbing organization she has trouble deciding what to do or to think about him As for her lover Cameron he came across as very selfish and self absorbed He had a wife and children yet had a long term affair with Lydia After Lydia left he had at least one other affair Lydia catches him in lies continuously and often hears him lie to his wife on the phone Cameron was also apparently heavily involved in an organization that instigated horrific acts Even disliking Cameron I hated what happened to himMost of the book was told in the first person in the form of a letter from Lydia to Cameron but there were parts that were supposed to be the chapters of Elizabeth s book Her book was nonfiction and those parts just didn t seem to fit well in a fiction novel These book inside of a book excerpts were hard to read because they were too long and not particularly interesting I believe that this book had great potential but it wasn t realized and fell flat


10 thoughts on “Ghostwalk

  1. says:

    Well that was different In theory this book should have been my jam The story opens with Elizabeth Vogelsang being found dead in a river near her Cambridge home clutching a glass prism in her hand Elizabeth is a 17th century scholar who specia

  2. says:

    I've seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott's Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code but it's an extremely superficial comparison Books about modern day people who investigate mysteries from the past existed long before Dan Brown hammered out his infamous novel; he did not create a new genreIn Ghostwalk Lydia Brooke is asked by her ex lover to ghostwrite the final chapters of an Isaac Newton biography that his late mothe

  3. says:

    After reading this book I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve but there really wasn't much about this book that I liked A hist

  4. says:

    It's not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong but that's the case with Rebecca Stott's novel Ghostwalk I should have been tipped off by the trite final sentence of the review Stott's home terrain however is the river riven landscape of the human heart What does the river stand for in this sentence? Besides river and r

  5. says:

    One of my ghostly reads for October Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott was enjoyable It is uniuely written a story within a story; unfortunately the inside story involves Sir Isaac Newton the great scientific discoverer I do not have a scientific heart SorryThere is a love story an affair with a married man if that is a love story suspicious deaths scientific use of animals a mysticseer and many references to physics which I didn't und

  6. says:

    I expected a fascinating ghost story literary with mysterious murders and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and h

  7. says:

    THis is the best book that I have ever read that I could only rate two stars I loved Neal Stephenson's Baroue Cycle and I couldn't wait to pick up another book that might take a deeper look into Isaac Newton's alchemical experiments The research that was done before this book was written is incredible and the passages in which Elizabeth Vogelsang's The Alchemist the fictitious biography of Newton at the center of Ghostwalk is ex

  8. says:

    The research in this book is great as well as the writing in the book about Isaac Newton within this story In fact the Newton book should have been this story That would have made a great book with all these elements alchemists secret formulas brilliant young Newton beginning to figure out among other things calculus and differenti

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the start of this book and was intrigued by the idea of a mix between a ghost story and detective story with 17th century events woven in with present day ones I was also attracted by the fact that it's set in Cambridge a c

  10. says:

    I did not finish this book and my only regret is that I spent way too much time trying to like it I found nothing to like It claims to be 'a haunting literary thriller' and a 'historical mystery involving Isaac New

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