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➸ [Read] ➳ Stone's Fall By Iain Pears ➽ – Yhgw.pro In his most dazzling novel since the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone financier and arms dealer a man so wealthy that in In his most dazzling novel since the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone financier and arms dealer a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets industries and indeed entire countries and continentsA panoramic novel with a riveting.

Mystery at its heart Stone’s Fall is a uest to discover how and why John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London homeChronologically it moves backwards–from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867– and in the process the uest to uncover the truth plays out against the backdrop of the evolution of high stakes inter.

stone's pdf fall kindle Stone's Fall PDFMystery at its heart Stone’s Fall is a uest to discover how and why John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London homeChronologically it moves backwards–from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867– and in the process the uest to uncover the truth plays out against the backdrop of the evolution of high stakes inter.

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PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro Iain Pears is an English art historian novelist and journalist He was educated at Warwick School Warwick Wadham College and Wolfson College Oxford Before writing he worked as a reporter for the BBC Channel 4 UK and ZDF Germany and correspondent for Reuters from 1982 to 1990 in Italy France UK and US In 1987 he became a Getty Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at Yale University His

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  1. Laura Laura says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFWell all you Iain Pears fans can relax he's written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great forceAs in An Instance of the Fingerpost Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone's death after a fall out a window The multiple narrators in turn narrate stories taking place in different eras each illuminating the mystery at the heart of it all who killed John Stone and why? The story begins in 1953 Paris; continues in 1909 London; goes back to Paris this time


  2. Lars Jerlach Lars Jerlach says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFThe central uestion in Stone’s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home?To find the answer to that uestion the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in three se


  3. Jon Jon says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFThis is a very long novel I'd guess nearly 300000 words and as the official blurb says it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost but I was disappointed Like that one it is divided into sections each with a different narrator; but in this case the narrators all sound pretty much alike and none of them is particularly engaging In fact there are no characters with which I could either sympathize or identify Everything seems cold and calculated


  4. Paul Paul says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFA uite decent historical thriller with lots of twists and turns plot devices galore red herrings political machinations high finances boys own spying adventures romance betrayal industrial espionage the entente cordiale naval warfare


  5. Emily Emily says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFThis novel got steadily better as I read it it's shaped like a Klein bottle The first section which takes place in London in 1910 is worth three stars A journalist is hired by a mysterious wealthy widow to help resolve the will of her husband John Stone who died by falling out a window The will gives a beuest to an unnamed child of Stone's who must be found before the estate can be settled The view into Stone's business empire he owned numerous companies involved in the manufacture of arms and ships is interesting but the journalist character is a bit thinThe second section picked up considerably for a fourth star? Here we move backwards in time to Paris in the 1890s and another young man who works as a kind of freelance proto spy for Britain More is revealed about Stone and his widow and the protagonist of this section is much strongerThe thi


  6. K K says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFSolid four star read Really and trulyI hesitate to use the word Dickensian because I was never a Dickens fan but that's the word that comes to mind for me and I do mean it in a positive way A long twisty narrative full of larger than life characters who are intertwined in all sorts of unexpected ways I can only compare it to Dickens But where Dickens wrote like he was paid by the word this book though arguably too long never felt tedious Or usually didn't anyway I wasn't always engaged by the financial and business aspects of the storyline though I did appreciate their appeal for someone fascinated by that stuff than this reader but that didn't stop me from eagerly devouring all 600 odd pages I found myself fascinated by the characters and plot


  7. Matt Brady Matt Brady says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFGoddammit this is twice now that Iain Pears has done this to me I get maybe a uarter to a third of the way into his book and start thinking This


  8. Laura Laura says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDF45 stars I really enjoyed this book my first by Iain Pears I love his humor and that he writes with depth Don't plan to fly through this one It takes patience and I found myself having to reread parts or just wanting to reread to get a better flavor for the story or to laugh again at a funny line I love the way the author decided to tell this story He starts in the present after a mysterious death has occurred and then part two goes back in time after a change in narrator Part three goes back even further after yet another change in the narration It was a litt


  9. Jane Jane says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFThe central uestion is simple How and why did the wealthy and powerful industrialist John Stone come to fall to his death from the window of his London home? The answer is anything butFirst there is a prologue set in Paris in 1953 Two men meet after a funeral It is short and simple but it sets the tone beautifully and provides a firm basis that will hold together what is to comeAnd then the story travels back in time to London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1967 In 1909 John Stone is dead in 1890 he features in another man’s story and in 1867 he tells his own story Three engaging and distinctive narratorsStories told backwards rarely work for me but this one did The plotting is so well executed with all of the twists and turns rooted in the history of


  10. Teresa Lukey Teresa Lukey says:

    PDF/EPUB Iain Pears · PDF/EPUB Stone's Fall PDF/EPUB í · yhgw.pro stone's pdf, fall kindle, Stone's Fall PDFThis book was really hard for me to stick with It's told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming oh my godThe story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will he indicates he has an unacknowledged child that his fortune should go to but no one has ever heard about this child before His widow Elizabeth hires a investigative journalist to seek out this child but the venture is unsuccessfulMany years later at Elizabeth's funeral the investigative reporter hired to find the missing child is forwarded a sort of memoir of John Stone's life and ultimately the true identity of the unacknowledged child as


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