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[E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter


The Legacy

Read & Download The Legacy ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB What has happened to IngridBeautiful Ingrid inherits a fortune She leaves her friends Julia and Ralph who loves her to marry the cold and intellectual Gil Grey an. The Legacy a debutby Australian author Kirsten Tranter was first published 10 years ago This is my first time reading her The experience is hard to describe Many readers won t have the patience for itbut for those who do they risk becoming totally enslaved to it as I did I admit being spent I don t think I ll stop thinking about it for weeks upon weeks This story is very alive and present in my head It s a long noveland it feels long It s a literary suspense thriller that is so unconventional psychological thriller isn t uite the right description It s epic character driven dramatic ordinary and extraordinary It s about friendships complications through the roof contemporary life privileged upperclass lives middle class lives university students book discussions George Eliot TS Eliot Henry James etc art conversations being young being old being sick abuse travel work families love loss deaths grief betrayal redemptions obsessions affairs secrets in Sydney Australia and New York CityThere s lots of drinking eating smoking a little cocaine trivial pursuit hanging at the bars coffee bagels in cafe s Chinese food take in movie discussions Casablanca anyone etc beauty chatter clothing observations city life sex infatuations jealousies a disappearance on the day of 911and the mystery around it A full cast an interesting cast triangle friendship between Ralph Julia and Ingrid their friends lovers families a professor a fortuneteller even a dominatrix Julia a student at Sydney University is the the main voice narrator While working part time in a video store she meets Ralph She begins going to lunch on Sunday afternoon at Ralph s parents estate in an exclusive area Kirribilli a suburb of Sydney the state of New South Whales Australia Julia and Ralph loved each other instantly though not in the same way When The gorgeous Ingrid came along Ralph s recently orphaned half cousin he loved her instantly Julia liked her too after her initial mistrust That affection was fraught with ambivalence but there was harmony between us that still seems musical and beautiful when I remember it even when I can see the notes of discord that make it often shot through with sadness and envy A little operetta After Ingrid s hefty inheritance she travels to Venice and meets Gil Grey an art dealer Gil lives in New York with his 13 year old daughter Fleur who was considered an art prodigy by the age of three Eventually Ingrid follows Gil to New York and marries him On September 11 she has an appointment downtown and is never seen again Julia to flies to New York to do some detective work about Ingrid s lifeat Ralph s reuest The Legacy is a modern reworking of Henry James Portrait of a Lady set in Sydney and New York before 911 It s sophisticated intriguing heady suave and stunning CLEARLY NOT EVERYONE S cup of teabut it was mine It was dialogue like this that I found compelling enough to stop reading to reflect on situations from my own lifeof times I hurt or offended another person andor times I felt hurt even unintentionally If she was flaunting some kind of power I didn t know what she wanted to achieve with it I decided that she was drunk and for gave her but it was one of those moments when something in me hardened against her instant scar over wound I thought about times a friend did something that bothered me and how sad that in one instant something changed between us And why must it be permanent What stops people from having the hard conversations that provide opportunities for renewal I just know it makes me sad when things are left unsettling resulting in loss As I said earlier this book is long not a uick page turner but it is addictive There are moments though where the reader needs time to think and must set the Book down for a few moments to do that One thing for sure for those readers who don t need a uick rush of a readthis is a very enriching enthralling novel Yellow Brick War upon weeks This story is very alive and present in my head It s a long noveland it feels long It s a literary suspense thriller that is so The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes unconventional psychological thriller isn t Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei uite the right description It s epic character driven dramatic ordinary and extraordinary It s about friendships complications through the roof contemporary life privileged Fearful Hunter #1 university students book discussions George Eliot TS Eliot Henry James etc art conversations being young being old being sick abuse travel work families love loss deaths grief betrayal redemptions obsessions affairs secrets in Sydney Australia and New York CityThere s lots of drinking eating smoking a little cocaine trivial pursuit hanging at the bars coffee bagels in cafe s Chinese food take in movie discussions Casablanca anyone etc beauty chatter clothing observations city life sex infatuations jealousies a disappearance on the day of 911and the mystery around it A full cast an interesting cast triangle friendship between Ralph Julia and Ingrid their friends lovers families a professor a fortuneteller even a dominatrix Julia a student at Sydney University is the the main voice narrator While working part time in a video store she meets Ralph She begins going to lunch on Sunday afternoon at Ralph s parents estate in an exclusive area Kirribilli a suburb of Sydney the state of New South Whales Australia Julia and Ralph loved each other instantly though not in the same way When The gorgeous Ingrid came along Ralph s recently orphaned half cousin he loved her instantly Julia liked her too after her initial mistrust That affection was fraught with ambivalence but there was harmony between The Wedding Day us that still seems musical and beautiful when I remember it even when I can see the notes of discord that make it often shot through with sadness and envy A little operetta After Ingrid s hefty inheritance she travels to Venice and meets Gil Grey an art dealer Gil lives in New York with his 13 year old daughter Fleur who was considered an art prodigy by the age of three Eventually Ingrid follows Gil to New York and marries him On September 11 she has an appointment downtown and is never seen again Julia to flies to New York to do some detective work about Ingrid s lifeat Ralph s reuest The Legacy is a modern reworking of Henry James Portrait of a Lady set in Sydney and New York before 911 It s sophisticated intriguing heady suave and stunning CLEARLY NOT EVERYONE S cup of teabut it was mine It was dialogue like this that I found compelling enough to stop reading to reflect on situations from my own lifeof times I hurt or offended another person andor times I felt hurt even Promise Me Tomorrow unintentionally If she was flaunting some kind of power I didn t know what she wanted to achieve with it I decided that she was drunk and for gave her but it was one of those moments when something in me hardened against her instant scar over wound I thought about times a friend did something that bothered me and how sad that in one instant something changed between Irresistible Intruder us And why must it be permanent What stops people from having the hard conversations that provide opportunities for renewal I just know it makes me sad when things are left The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard unsettling resulting in loss As I said earlier this book is long not a The Razor's Edge uick page turner but it is addictive There are moments though where the reader needs time to think and must set the Book down for a few moments to do that One thing for sure for those readers who don t need a The Old Man Who Loved Cheese uick rush of a readthis is a very enriching enthralling novel

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Read & Download The Legacy ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ater Ralph heartbroken and sick sends Julia to New York to piece together Ingrid's life away from them Nothing will prepare Julia for what she ultimately discover. I didn t read all of this but enough to conclude that it s not for me I found the writing a bit on the dull side and the characters profoundly uninteresting I had great intentions of finishing it in time for book club but after reading the first 30 to 50 pages I found myself choosing to do just about anything other than read this book I made a strong push the day before and slogged through to the beginning of Julia s New York investigation where the book finally seemed to be picking up a little steam but the heavy foreshadowing including the prologue that gives it all away in terms of Ingrid s marriage meant that there was a complete lack of suspense and therefore no reason to keep reading Carl Webers Kingpins ultimately discover. I didn t read all of this but enough to conclude that it s not for me I found the writing a bit on the dull side and the characters profoundly Captive Embraces Captive #2 uninteresting I had great intentions of finishing it in time for book club but after reading the first 30 to 50 pages I found myself choosing to do just about anything other than read this book I made a strong push the day before and slogged through to the beginning of Julia s New York investigation where the book finally seemed to be picking

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Read & Download The Legacy ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB D start a life amid the New York art scene At 9 am on September 11 2001 she has a downtown appointment with her financial advisor And is never seen again A year l. I liked this book despite its flaws I liked the main character and I liked the story I was very curious about the ending and was mostly satisfied with it I agree with others who wrote about feeling frustrated why did Julia take months to ask uestions that were so obvious to the reader It seemed to be a plot device to add suspense but just ended up being frustrating to read Some of the writing was beautiful but it often felt the author was trying too hard to be intense and deep The descriptive language just got annoying after a while But as a whole the book was enjoyable and I liked the dual settings of Sydney and New York post 911 Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons uestions that were so obvious to the reader It seemed to be a plot device to add suspense but just ended Darkness Before Dawn up being frustrating to read Some of the writing was beautiful but it often felt the author was trying too hard to be intense and deep The descriptive language just got annoying after a while But as a whole the book was enjoyable and I liked the dual settings of Sydney and New York post 911

  • Paperback
  • 504
  • The Legacy
  • Kirsten Tranter
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
  • 9780857380623

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Kirsten Tranter â 6 Read & Download Read & Download The Legacy ‘The Legacy’a debutby Australian author Kirsten Tranter was first published 10 years ago This is my first time reading her The experience is hard to describe Many readers won’t have the patience for itbut f

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    Read & Download The Legacy [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Kirsten Tranter Pandemic rereads #7The narrator of The Legacy Julia lives a comfortable ordinary middle class life until she forms a friendship with wealthy Ralph and his beautiful half cousin Ingrid She's swept into their decadent world and falls in love with Ralph who in turn is in love with Ingrid despite being distantly related to her – and despite the fact that he generally prefers men Still the trio manage to maintain a near idy

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    Read & Download The Legacy [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Kirsten Tranter May contain spoilers May rambleThis is a difficult book to review And I'm going to start by saying that I think the reason I initially gave The Legacy four stars instead of five is to do with the main character Julia than the writing I love the writing and the structure and the setting the setting and the ending the endingJulia isn't so much a character as a human Which is what we want in writing right? And by the end of the book I really

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter I wasn't sure what I thought of this book and then I read Peter Craven's review in 'The Monthly' where he calls it a crypto mystery novel rather haphazardly linked to an allusive literary novel and I admit now I know what I thought of this book Initially I was kinda confused because I'd gone into the book think

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter was longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin It’s an accomplished debut novel in many ways but it failed to engage me in a sustained way I read about 50 pages of it put it aside and forgot about it until I realised it would soon be due back at the library And then I had to start again because I couldn’t rememb

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    Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Kirsten Tranter Kirsten Tranter â 6 Read & Download [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter I liked this book despite its flaws I liked the main character and I liked the story I was very curious about the ending and was mostly satisfie

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter You remember where you were when you heard of them – events so momentous you just know the world would never be the same again For

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    Read & Download The Legacy [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Kirsten Tranter I didn't read all of this but enough to conclude that it's not for me I found the writing a bit on the dull side and the characters profoundly uninteresting I had great intentions of finishing it in time for book club but after reading the first 30 to 50 pages I found myself choosing to do just about anything other than read this book I ma

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Julia is a student at the University of Sydney; to help pay her way she works part time at a video shop in Kings Cross which is where she meets Ralph another student who becomes her best friend Julia's love for Ralph is almost instant and unreuited Ralph bisexual at the best of times sees her only as his friend

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Legacy AUTHOR Kirsten Tranter Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Kirsten Tranter Read & Download The Legacy This is a long book – 438 pages but I didn’t find that it dragged The first 23 of the book reminded me of an Antipodean Brideshead Revisited or Great Gatsby with the outsider narrator watching wealthy people living out their greed and insecurity There is an artificiality and staginess to the lives of these w

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