Embers, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (10 ratings)

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A castle at the foot of the Carpathian mountains in the 1930s. Two men, inseparable in their youth, meet for the first time in forty-one years.

They have spent their lives waiting for this moment. Four decades earlier a murky, traumatic event - something to do with a betrayal, and a woman - led to their sudden separation. Now, as their lives draw to a close, the devastating truth about that moment will be revealed. EMBERS is a masterpiece - an unforgettable story of passion, fidelity, truth and deception.

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I read this during a particularly damp winter on a succession of particularly old and cold busses. Good story, terrific atmosphere.

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3.5

The long speeches were interesting. I'm glad I read it, but I'm not sure I would suggest it to others.

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3

At a castle in the 1930s, two men meet for the first time in 41 years. Four decades earlier a murky, traumatic event, concerning a woman, led to their sudden separation. Now, as their lives draw to a close, they are keen to draw a line under this event ...This was quite an enjoyable book. It did jump around in time quite a lot, and the main bulk of the story covered one of the men telling his side of the story, so it was sometimes a bit difficult to follow. Given the big build-up, the ending was also somewhat of a disappointment, or maybe it was meant to be intriguing? Certainly, I would recommend this book, but don't expect any answers in a hurry...

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4

two "brothers" brought up with very diff backgrounds -- henrik, wealthy aristocrat and konrad, poor. konrad fell in love with henrik's wife. konrad runs away - mystery is whether he meant to kill henrik but was afraid ti. kristztina, wife/lover. the embers contain her diary with all answers. men have old age reunion. south america -- vivid, tactile jungle/forest.

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4.5

Suspenseful novel about deceipt, betrayal, and revenge, and how love destroyed three lives. The style is reminiscent of Marquez, where the ghosts of the past still have a strong hand in the present, because they have the ability to suspend time.

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