» » Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Free eBook Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense download

Free eBook Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense download ISBN: 1848875649
Publisher: Corvus; Main edition
Language: English
Category: Unsorted
Size MP3: 1707 mb
Size FLAC: 1116 mb
Rating: 4.4
Format: txt lit mobi doc


The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense.

The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense. The Museum of Dr. Moses.

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery . In the suspenseful Strip Poker, a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men-Can she outplay them?

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In the suspenseful Strip Poker, a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men-Can she outplay them?

Give Me Your Heart book. In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

Give Me Your Heart book.

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and . The title story, Give Me Your Heart, pulses and beats with a malevolence that shocks but, somehow, also charms

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature. The title story, Give Me Your Heart, pulses and beats with a malevolence that shocks but, somehow, also charms. Obsession is a recurring theme, most notably in the story of a man who destroys a happy, productive life as he develops one on his wife’s long ago ex-husband. No, stop, wait, we soundlessly call.

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense. DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense. High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread. Joyce Carol Oates latest collection of short stories, 'Give Me Your Heart,' has everything she does best: suspenseful and urgently written short fiction with characters who are intimately woven into our imaginations and whose inner thoughts and motivations are as vivid as life itself. As the subtitle heralds, these "Tales of Mystery and Suspense" are aptly effective.

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense. The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares. Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong. Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense. Scanning, uploading, and electronic distribution of this book or the facilitation of such without the permission of the publisher is prohibited.

An Otto Penzler Book The need for love-obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable-takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.

An Otto Penzler Book The need for love-obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable-takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates

When the heart skips a beat

When the heart skips a beat. Oates's output is, five decades on, extraordinary not just for her famed speed (at two books a year) but for a ceaselessly fresh imagination and a mastery for drawing out the inner-world of her characters. Here, characters flare quickly into life, from seemingly respectable old ladies with treacherous pasts to mother-murderesses, dead-eyed crystal-meth junkies and brutish drunks circling their semi-naked victims like salivating wolves. Each tale carries its own terrible thrill, often ending with a start, before the reader wants it to, and each offers a different kind of fireworks display of the art of storytelling.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads. But we still need to pay for servers and staff. I know we could charge money, but then we couldn’t achieve our mission: a free online library for everyone. This is our day. Today.

In this reader you will find nine of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous stories of mystery and suspense

In this reader you will find nine of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous stories of mystery and suspense. They range from Gothic historical stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum, through to detective fiction like The Murders in the Rue Morgue and an early science fiction tale - A Descent into the Maelström. Ghostly mysteries such as Ligeia and The Fall of the House of Usher are also in the collection along with Poe’s masterpiece study of madness The Tell- Tale Heart. 9788853615923 - Edgar Allan Poe. Sample pages.

User reviews
Katius
Oates is just a little too grim for me. I don't look at life the way she does. She is a good writer though, and I felt I should have read something by her.
Xtreem
Read everything this author writes!
Orll
Did not enjoy this book.
Acrobat
I’ve always had a contrary relationship with Oates’s works, especially her short stories. I am both drawn and repelled by them, because they reveal the vicissitudes of human hearts with such glaring clarity that they frighten and compel me at the same time.

This collection is aptly subtitled “Tales of Mystery and Suspense”, and in each tale, a different kind of terror is confronted, revealing the darkness hidden in plain sight, looking to be unleashed with the slightest provocation, inflicting explosive violence both physical and psychological, and often with irreparable damage.

In the titular story that opens this collection, a spurned lover from the past writes a letter asking for the surreptitiously-named Dr K’s heart, as she comes to learn that he has pledged his organs in a living will, and the monologue becomes more and more twisted and threatening as the narrative builds up to a breathless climax. This story, written entirely in the second person, makes the terror even more immediate as the reader feels implicated in the narrative. This is one of Oates’s techniques that work rather well.

Another one of Oates’s oft-used device is the introduction of a disembodied voice that runs through most of the other stories, acting like a Greek chorus to warn the would be victim of the danger that lurks, or at times as functioning as an extemporised speech bubble from the characters’ head that contradicts what they are purportedly doing or thinking, adding on a layer of psychological depth to the action. What makes it even more disturbing is the unmistakable misogynistic (and/or misanthropic) leer of these lines that echo the kind of taunting from the aggressors in these stories, which causes the reader to associate it not only with the omniscient narrator’s point of view, but also the author’s. There is a kind of “you asked for it” tone in most of these stories, whether it is the woman faced with a break in from her own delinquent nephew and her mock-scolding to hide her terror in “Split/Brain”, or the gawky teen who finds herself in the dangerous company of a group of rowdy men as she both relishes the attention and feels the looming threat of what is to come in “Strip Poker”.

In Oates’s stories, anyone is susceptible to the darkness within. Whether it is the young hapless second wife of a quarry foreman, who fears for the safety of her young daughters in the company of a mentally-challenged step-nephew in “The Spill”, or the well-intentioned young man who only wants to help a lost child in “Bleeed”, it takes very little for positions to change and the situations to charged with palpable tension. When the violence erupts, none of the parties involved is exempt from the omniscient narrator’s harsh gaze.

I can’t say I enjoyed this collection of stories tremendously, but neither can I say that the sense of unease that lingered after I finished them was not just as Oates intended and prove their success.
Justie
Joyce Carol Oates latest collection of short stories, 'Give Me Your Heart,' has everything she does best: suspenseful and urgently written short fiction with characters who are intimately woven into our imaginations and whose inner thoughts and motivations are as vivid as life itself. As the subtitle heralds, these "Tales of Mystery and Suspense" are aptly effective.

From the claustrophobic stalking of the first stories "Give Me Your Heart," "Split/Brain," and "The First Husband," to cliffhangers like "Strip Poker," "Smother," and "Bleeed," she is one of the most gifted short fiction writers since Flannery O'Conner handed down the tradition of violence in works like "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". And, like O'Connor, she makes her mini-tragedies in spare, but insightful strokes of genius.

Even when her stories aren't as suspenseful, her landscapes with struggling protagonists don't disappoint either. Oates leads us through an agonizing life of an exceptional man in "The Spill," a sort of 'Of Mice and Men' in miniature. While "Vena Cava" gives us keen insight into the mind of a recent veteran recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; "Nowhere" updates elements of "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" for a new generation.

Perhaps the best drawn story is "Tetanus" where a case worker's story stretches out from his local New Jersey neighborhood and spreads out to the world as Oates ponders the value of life globally, resurfacing effective imagery of an egg she used so well in her vintage work "In the Region of Ice".

Now I must confess I haven't indulged in as many of Oates' works as one should allow oneself by middle age, but her earlier collections 'The Wheel of Love' and 'Upon the Sweeping Flood,' remain as dear to me as any books of short fiction. In the meantime, my meager readings of 'Black Water' (the only novel I've read by her) and a more recent offering of short stories--whose title escapes me and I can't find anywhere--is distinctive for being less worthwhile (only very good) and features a story about a wealthy man who must reconcile his conscience after he accidentally hits a homeless man with his car.

There is nothing in this collection as good as "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" but her finely honed tales are consistently good and engaging from start to finish.