» » The Moment She Was Gone

Download The Moment She Was Gone fb2

by Evan Hunter

  • ISBN: 0752859048
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Evan Hunter
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: mbr mobi lit rtf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Pub Co (June 2004)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1116 kb
  • EPUB size: 1280 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 300
Download The Moment She Was Gone fb2

Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then . Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) does an excellent job with this book. I've never read Hunter or McBain before so I didn't know what to expect

Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again. But this time is different. Last month, Annie got into serious trouble in Sicily and was briefly held in a mental hospital, where an Italian doctor diagnosed her as schizophrenic. Andrew's divorced mother refuses to accept this diagnosis. I've never read Hunter or McBain before so I didn't know what to expect. The Gulliver Family is having a hard time dealing with Annie.

Evan Hunter knows how to tell a story. His ear for dialogue is flawless and the reader finds herself immediately absorbed in the question at hand. The book races along and comes to a screeching halt, ending abruptly as if Mr. Hunter was called away and decided to wrap things up while his taxi was waiting at the curb. Nothing was really clear about the ending, especially since our narrator had already proven himself to be unreliable.

The book Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) does an excellent job with this book. She returns unexpectedly, only to disappear again and again. The book is hard to put down and Hunter's writing ability allows the words to just flow off the page very fluently. It is a journey of revelation and self discovery and makes you very sympathic to Annie and her problems.

It's two o'clock in the morning when Andrew Gulliver gets a phone call from his mother, who tells him his twin sister, Annie, is gone. This is not the first time

It's two o'clock in the morning when Andrew Gulliver gets a phone call from his mother, who tells him his twin sister, Annie, is gone. This is not the first time. Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again. But during the course of a desperate twelve hours in New York City, he and the Gulliver family piece together the past and cope with the present in a journey of revelation and self-discovery

The indefatigable Hunter, last seen teaming up with his own alter ego Ed McBain (Candyland, 2001), returns .

The indefatigable Hunter, last seen teaming up with his own alter ego Ed McBain (Candyland, 2001), returns solo in this tale of a twin sister gone missing-and more than missing.

You can listen to the full audiobook Moment She Was Gone for free at audibay

You can listen to the full audiobook Moment She Was Gone for free at audibay. com Format: Abridged Written by: Evan Hunter Narrated by: Dan Futterman Release. Format: Abridged Written by: Evan Hunter Narrated by: Dan Futterman Release date: 7/1/2002 Duration: 4 hrs 57 mins Genres: Fiction. Andy Gulliver is awakened by a phone call from his mother, who says that his twin sister, Annie, is gone. It's not the first time Annie has taken off for parts unknown. 11 Scary Books That Won't Let You Sleep for Nights - Продолжительность: 12:11 BRIGHT SIDE Recommended for you. 12:11.

Written by Anonymous on April 4th, 2005. Ed McBain is the only American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. His books have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide, ranging from his first bestselling novel, THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, to the bestseller PRIVILEGED CONVERSATION, both written under his own name, Evan Hunter. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780752859040.

Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again. Andrew himself just isn't sure


Reviews about The Moment She Was Gone (7):
Rainshaper
The writing was wonderful, but the Kindle edition haswordsthatruntogetherlikethis on almost every page...particularly when Hunter uses italics - which is frequently. I had to push through and tell myself the story was worth it, which it is. The subtitle for this book should be "Denial." It shows the power and repercussions of ignoring signs that are sometimes blatant. People make excuses and rationalize schizophrenic behavior, doing the sufferer no good. Everyone suffers. Hunter's writing is crisp and very readable. Hope that his other work gets better treatment from the publisher.
Bukus
I too found the formatting issues annoying, though I slogged on because I kept thinking that I would at some point begin to care about the characters. It never happened. At just over halfway through, I nearly gave up on it, but recalling the positive reviews decided to push through to the end. I wish I hadn't. I suppose if you are looking for a book that will bring you along on the travails of a dysfunctional family with a mentally ill member whom they continue to enable, this one qualifies. The author's writing style is very conversational and easy to read. Perhaps I am not sufficiently empathetic to this kind of family situation and mental illness within a family. I did at least at the end feel relieved that what should have been done years and years before was finally going to happen.
NI_Rak
I didn't enjoy this book, but I slogged through til the end. It was just... very poorly written. Also, the kindle version had horrible formatting errors, which is not the author's fault, but it didn't make the reading experience any better. I felt zero connection with any of the characters, they were enablers. Long paragraphs of just rambling by the sister. Having worked in a group home for those with some of the more sinister mental disorders, I know this type of rambling first hand. It was loathsome that the characters in the book refused to acknowledge there was an issue. Absolutely loathsome. This book actually kind of mad me angry. I can't say that I will ever read this author again (he's also Ed McBain, I'm told). But I'm done now. Scale of 1-1o 10 being the best, 1 being the worst.... I'm going with a 1. Or in other terms A-F, well this book fails.
Seevinev
THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE is a book trying to tackle an unusual subject and bring it to a human, understandable level. It is about a very mentally ill young lady, and the devastating effects her illness has on her family. Annie and Andrew are twins, and as children, they were very close, as twins are. When Annie becomes a teenager, and meets a young man she becomes enamored with while on vacation in Sweden, she begins to display some psychotic tendencies. The young man jilts her, and as her family shows her understandable sympathy, the reader sees that much of what Annie has experienced could very well simply be imagined...a fantasy.

The thing the book does very well as it shows us Annie's various descents into madness throughout the decades, is to demonstrate the manner in which those nearest and dearest to Annie (mother, siblings) kid themselves that she is basically okay.

The book starts just shortly after her brother Andrew has had to fly to Sicily to retrieve his sister from a mental institution there. She had been brutally assaulted (or so she claims) and caused a bit of trouble when she becomes unhinged. Annie comes back to NYC, and after a few weeks living with her mother, disappears again. But this time, her state is so disjointed that no one can credibly deny that she is very ill and very much a danger to herself and others. As the family members talk to each other, they begin to piece together a story that makes it quite clear they have been very blind to Annie's need.

The book is brief, and Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) is sparse and convincing with his prose...particularly his dialogue, which has always been stellar in the extreme. He writes with such seeming ease.

It is a book suffused with sympathy for the plight of all concerned. However, to me, there were some weaknesses. First, Annie does not manage to garner much sympathy. Everyone in the family loves her, of course, but as "outsiders" we do not learn to care. Yes, she's very ill, and thus very frustrating. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't really show much caring for the people around her. She's dangerous at times. She's greedy, foul-mouthed, stupid, belligerent (not all at once, but in turns). It may be a realistic portrayal, but it sure isn't pleasant. Second, the book has a weak structure. Much of it is told in flashback, but Hunter, who has done similar things before quite successfully, doesn't quite pull it all together. It feels a bit haphazard. It isn't that the book can't be followed, but the structure isn't compelling.

Hunter (and McBain) is a fantastic writer. One of my all-time favorites...and his recent death is a huge blow, particularly for those of us who love the 87th Precinct. And this book has many of his trademark strengths. But I just didn't find it compelling enough to give a hearty recommendation. You won't feel your time was wasted, but it isn't Hunter's strongest by a long shot either.
Cordaron
Evan Hunter knows how to tell a story. His ear for dialogue is flawless and the reader finds herself immediately absorbed in the question at hand. The book races along and comes to a screeching halt, ending abruptly as if Mr. Hunter was called away and decided to wrap things up while his taxi was waiting at the curb. Nothing was really clear about the ending, especially since our narrator had already proven himself to be unreliable. Skip it.
Llanonte
If there's mental illness in your life, this is a hard book to read. Evan Hunter paints the characters well, and their histories, and needs, but it was not an easy book for me to read, as a professional in this field. I read it because he wrote it, and once I got into it, I wanted to see how the story developed.
Ochach
I read this because other reviews said it gave an accurate picture of a family living with a schizophrenic member. It was very interesting. Reading on Kindle, I'm sometimes surprised when I reach the end. That was the case here, I thought there would be more to the story but it made sense to end as it did. Good read.
Really takes you into a family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Some of the words in this edition are jammed together but hardly detracts from the story.
From the experience I've had with mental illness, this book comes across as written by someone who's experienced the effects. Well written and kept me drawn in.

Related to The Moment She Was Gone fb2 books: