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  1. Marie-Therese Marie-Therese says:

    3 and a half stars If I could actually grade with nuance here at Good Reads sigh This picks up when the science fiction elements finally come into play but getting there takes too long and, in the first part of the book, the Strugatskys seem to be trying too hard to evoke antic farce la Feydau, Schnitzler or Sturges without providing any actual laughs Characters are initially eccentric without being especially memorable, and throughout the first half of the book it can be hard to keep trac 3 and a half stars If I could actually grade with nuance here at Good Reads sigh This picks up when the science fiction elements finally come into play but getting there takes too long and, in the first part of the book, the Strugatskys seem to be trying too hard to evoke antic farce la Feydau, Schnitzler or Sturges without providing any actual laughs Characters are initially eccentric without being especially memorable, and throughout the first half of the book it can be hard to keep track of who did what where and when even the authors appear to have a bit of a hard time with this leading to some long, dull passages of reiteration and movement tracking It s only when a genuine ethical dilemma is introduced that the mysterious shenanigans at the Dead Mountaineer s Inn become exciting and both reader and character emotions kick in I applaud Neversink and Melville House for translating and publishing this little book and think it s a must for Strugatsky fans, but for novices to these writers, I recommend starting with Hard to Be a God or Roadside Picnic in their new translations first And for those looking for a genuinely farcical and cynically dark little novella sending up the trapped in X location while inexplicable crimes occur genre, I highly recommend Bioy Casares and Ocampo s Where There s Love, There s Hate, also published by Melville House as part of its Neversink line


  2. Lori Lori says:

    If Agatha Christie wrote for The Twilight Zone , you d have this.


  3. Andy Weston Andy Weston says:

    I really enjoyed this, and mainly because I had forgotten the summary of the book from when I added it to my tbr list, and I would encourage others to do the same In some ways the story takes second place, as the characters and their interactions in the Hotel are wonderful, and splendidly translated to give us that original humour The story is almost archetypal Glebsky, an inspector by trade, begins his stay at an isolated inn in the mountains Also staying there are an odd assortment of char I really enjoyed this, and mainly because I had forgotten the summary of the book from when I added it to my tbr list, and I would encourage others to do the same In some ways the story takes second place, as the characters and their interactions in the Hotel are wonderful, and splendidly translated to give us that original humour The story is almost archetypal Glebsky, an inspector by trade, begins his stay at an isolated inn in the mountains Also staying there are an odd assortment of characters, including a researcher, a hypnotist, a very intelligent dog, and haunting the place, the ghost of the mountaineer for whom the inn is named, and of course, a body is found Strugatsky s best skill is to make the reader think they know where the plot is heading, when he takes you in a different direction all together Very good fun


  4. Jokoloyo Jokoloyo says:

    The story started typically as a closed room mystery with not much happening until second half of the book view spoiler The story was getting interesting after an avalanche happened So, be patient until the avalanche hide spoiler The storytelling pretty fun with some hilarious lines here and there The hilarious parts made the story bearable to read until the second half Even after the things gettingserious, the funny things were not completely gone.At first I thought Strugatsky Br The story started typically as a closed room mystery with not much happening until second half of the book view spoiler The story was getting interesting after an avalanche happened So, be patient until the avalanche hide spoiler The storytelling pretty fun with some hilarious lines here and there The hilarious parts made the story bearable to read until the second half Even after the things gettingserious, the funny things were not completely gone.At first I thought Strugatsky Brothers really wrote a pure mystery, but alas it is Strugatsky Brothers we are talking here It is a warning for readers who want a pure mystery A double warning for readers who intend to guess whodunnit seriously


  5. E. G. E. G. says:

    Introduction, by Jeff Vandermeer The Dead Mountaineer s Inn One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre Acknowledgments


  6. ✨Susan✨ ✨Susan✨ says:

    I liked this strange book I thought it was a, get stuck in the beautiful chalet in the woods murder mystery, butit definitely takes a right turn and then it s a bit of a different type of mystery Good characters made for an interesting but offbeat listen Not for the close minded.


  7. Joe Joe says:

    In 1970, two brothers who are Soviet sci fi writers attempt to write an Agatha Christie whodunit novel set in a remote ski resort Much hilarity ensues Not perfect, but quite entertaining Nice intro by Jeff VanderMeer, too Mountaineer Is A Must Read Of Soviet Sci Fihttp www.npr.org 2015 03 19 3926346Spoiler Alert Boris Dralyuk on The Dead Mountaineer s Innhttp lareviewofbooks.org review wel In 1970, two brothers who are Soviet sci fi writers attempt to write an Agatha Christie whodunit novel set in a remote ski resort Much hilarity ensues Not perfect, but quite entertaining Nice intro by Jeff VanderMeer, too Mountaineer Is A Must Read Of Soviet Sci Fihttp www.npr.org 2015 03 19 3926346Spoiler Alert Boris Dralyuk on The Dead Mountaineer s Innhttp lareviewofbooks.org review wel


  8. Stacia Stacia says:

    Fun sci fi murder mystery mash up in a snowed in Russian ski chalet a zany cast of misfits.


  9. Angus McKeogh Angus McKeogh says:

    Teetered back and forth between 3 and 4 stars A bit like a Russian version of the American book series, Clue A mystery with unusual characters with quirky foibles and a small chunk of sci fi and the paranormal tossed in as well I certainly found myself smiling and chuckling through most of the book Definitely a fun read I d pass it on to a friend.


  10. Linda Linda says:

    3.5 starsThis was a fun little book, although it took awhile to get to the actual murder and mystery Still, I enjoyed the bits of humor in the interactions between the inspector and the rest of the travelers staying at the inn Some of it was subdued, and some of it was absurd As for the resolution to the murder Well, that s when things took an unexpected and wacky turn.I especially enjoyed the audiobook narration by Keith Szarabajka.


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The Dead Mountaineer's Inn ❮Read❯ ➸ The Dead Mountaineer's Inn ➻ Author Arkady Strugatsky – Thomashillier.co.uk When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work He s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissf When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on The Dead eBook ↠ vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work He s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitudeBut he hadn t counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr and Mrs Moses And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest Is there a ghost on the premises A prankster Something sinister And then an avalanche blocks the mountain pass, and they re stuckWhich is just about when they find the corpse Meaning that Glebksy s vacation is over and he s embarked on the most unusual investigation he s ever been involved with In fact, the further he looks into it, the Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be humanIn this late novel from the legendary Russian sci fi duo here in its first ever English translation the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many a Hercule Poirot mystery and the result is much funnier, and much stranger, than anything Agatha Christie ever wrote.