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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Mirror, Mirror on the Wall By Stanley Ellin ❤ – Thomashillier.co.uk There is a dead whore in a black negligee lying on the bathroom floor of Peter Hibben s locked, guarded apartment This is the story of a man driven by nightmarish glimpses of erotic horrors to a journ There is a dead whore on the Kindle ´ in a black negligee lying on the bathroom floor of Peter Hibben s locked, guarded apartment This is the story of a man driven by nightmarish glimpses of erotic horrors to a journey into his sexual past in a desperate Mirror, Mirror PDF/EPUB or attempt to escape that nightmare.


10 thoughts on “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  1. joyce g joyce g says:

    What a strange story, told with the most fluid word use.


  2. Sally Spencer Sally Spencer says:

    This is an outstanding book by an outstanding author As a writer myself, I can only gasp at the brilliance of the structure, and the way in which Ellin allows the narrator to tell us a story which is quite the opposite of the one he thinks he is telling us.I can also recommend as equally but differently brilliant, VERY OLD MAN and STRONGHOLD.


  3. Col Col says:

    Synopsis blurb. When divorced businessman Peter Hibben gets home to his Greenwich Village apartment, he s stunned to find a body in the bathroom with his gun lying next to it Only his teenage son Nick and the cleaning lady Ofelia had keys to the place How could this have happened Soon, his lawyer Irwin Gold and shrink Dr Ernst show up to question Peter as he tries to remember the past 24 hours Indeed, he thinks back through his failed marriage, the call girls in London and Copenhagen, t Synopsis blurb. When divorced businessman Peter Hibben gets home to his Greenwich Village apartment, he s stunned to find a body in the bathroom with his gun lying next to it Only his teenage son Nick and the cleaning lady Ofelia had keys to the place How could this have happened Soon, his lawyer Irwin Gold and shrink Dr Ernst show up to question Peter as he tries to remember the past 24 hours Indeed, he thinks back through his failed marriage, the call girls in London and Copenhagen, to Vivien Papazor, the young redheaded chippie his father ran off with Vivien humiliated teenaged Peter when he confronted her, and may have influenced his later predilection for putting on women s clothing But there are even greater shocks in store in this tricky 1972 novel Ellin was a highly regarded US mystery writer who died in the mid 80 s Winner of several Edgar Awards, he won the Le Grand Prix du Meilleur Roman Policier Etranger award presumably in France for this effort originally published in 1972.This was a bit of a strange one to be honest, though all became clear at the end with a twist I hadn t seen coming Mirror, Mirror at about 130 pages long was a short, quick read and I was through it in a day at the beach.After discovering a dead body in his apartment, Hibbens is ostensibly put on trial and interrogated by his lawyer and his psychiatrist who happens to be his ex wife s current husband Struggling to deal with the tragedy and fearful that his son may be responsible we are treated to flashbacks from his life in an effort to discover how we ended up where we are today.Parental fooling around, sexual encounters and hang ups, marital disharmony, work place pressures, efforts to maintain a loving relationship with his son in the aftermath of the break up of his marriage all feature before Ellin spins the novel on its head at the conclusion.Probably a 3 plus, so I ll round up to a 4 from 5.I havefrom this author to read in the future, courtesy of a bargain find at a local car boot sale about a month ago This and Stronghold and The Blessington Method all for a bargain 1.http col2910.blogspot.co.uk 2013 07


  4. Conor Bateman Conor Bateman says:

    The first Ellin book to leave me cold this novella, despite its fairly well contructed twist, doesn t quite seem to capture the dreamworld of the subconscious that it attempts to over the course of the novel This isn t to say that the narrative device doesn t work, it does, but that dialogue and interactions within this space seem hammy and fake, particularly in those of Ira Gold and the Doctor.The interplay of sexuality and memory was excellent yet the shifts between each memory, with the g The first Ellin book to leave me cold this novella, despite its fairly well contructed twist, doesn t quite seem to capture the dreamworld of the subconscious that it attempts to over the course of the novel This isn t to say that the narrative device doesn t work, it does, but that dialogue and interactions within this space seem hammy and fake, particularly in those of Ira Gold and the Doctor.The interplay of sexuality and memory was excellent yet the shifts between each memory, with the grand inquistor of Dr Ernst, felt like an unecessary connector that stilted the process of self discovery Because of the odd size of the story, I felt at times that it should have just been shortened to the length of a slightly longer story than those in The Specialty of the House because this didn t seem to pack the narrative weight of his novels.The best part of the novel though, in relation to its twist, was the ending Ellin always seems to have a stick of dynamite up his sleeve when writing I m thinking in particular of Dreadful Summit here and the last few pages of this hit you with a gut punch


  5. Jessie Jessie says:

    Incredibly trippy I went into this with absolutely no preparation, so it took me a while to understand what was going on But I loved the language and style beautiful and tragic noir.


  6. Ericpegnam Pegnam Ericpegnam Pegnam says:

    this is an amazing short novel It has the impact of a short story but the depth of a novel.


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