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✓ Winter's Tale (Movie Tie-In International Edition) ✓ Mark Helprin
Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM By Mark Helprin

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress like mansion on the Upper West Side.Though he thinks the house iNew York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress like mansion on the Upper West Side.Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
  • Title: Winter's Tale (Movie Tie-In International Edition)
  • Author: Mark Helprin
  • ISBN: 9780544227194
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback

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Michael J.J. Tiffany Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I have no doubt that there are worse works of fiction in existence, but this is the worst one I ve actually read It is written for people who like the sound of language in their head and want to feel long streams of words washing over them Judging by the popularity and success of this author, and others like Proulx, there are a lot of those people But it s a terribly low standard that, in this case, gives us page after page of constructions like this Across the river was an eighteenth century kn [...]
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Melki Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I wasn t planning to read this book again, when my friend Lynn picked it for our October real life book club selection I d read it in 1985, and while I didn t remember a lot of details, I do remember absolutely loving it And then it happenedAt the September meeting, the attacks started Well, said one woman, I almost never give up on a book, but I couldn t take than a hundred pages of this one And could somebody please tell me just what the heck a cloud wall is supposed to be It s so L O N G, sa [...]
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Will Byrnes Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
The last thing Mrs Gamely said to her daughter was, Remember, what we are trying to do in this life is to shatter time and bring back the dead Winter s Tale is a BIG book I refer not only to its 748 page length, but to its ambition It is a big book about big ideas, and it takes some big characters to realize the author s ambition There are a few here Colin Farrell as Peter Lake, the rock on which Mark Helprin builds much of his story, shares his genesis with the likes of Moses and Kal El, set ad [...]
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Helena Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Ulysses is the most important book in my life Winter s Tale is my favorite If Ulysses is like that boyfriend girlfriend with whom you re Totaly Fucking In Love, and with whom you constantly fight, and break up, and get back together, and cheat on or get cheated on by, and break up with again, and get back together with again, and sit in your car outside their house listening to Fall Out Boy and crying and about whom you talk incessantly to your friends about what an Impossible Heartless Pointles [...]
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Bart Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
If it s possible for a novel to establish its author as a good writer but a poor novelist, Winter s Tale might be the book to do it Helprin has great talent for description, good talent for language, remedial talent for storytelling and almost nothing that resembles perspective.There s a passage somewhere between pages 600 and 700 where Helprin goes hog wild in his description of the opening shot of a billiards game The spheres are crashing and the green felt is cowering and the angles are all a [...]
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Derek Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Flowery and ultimately meaninglessThere are many beautifully descriptive passages, mostly of the wind snow the best are those concerning the magical horse Althansor Unfortunately, there are many of them, and I found my heart beginning to sink whenever another chapter began with another beautifully descriptive passage about the wind snow.I never did discover a plot The human characters came and went without any real impact, either on the story or on me, although the magical horse is characterized [...]
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Cristin Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
So what if Helprin s political views make me want to spew in the nearest barf receptacle He created Peter Lake, and I don t care about much else This is an intense example of magical realism At times, the reader must willingly suspend his or her disbelief until the very notion of disbelief is shot straight to hell Still, it is about the journey Helprin takes us on not the destination we anticipate at the beginning of the story Meet Peter Lake a middle aged, exceedingly clever burglar who is brou [...]
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Chaitra Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Wow This is the worst magical realism book I ve ever read, and I ve read Salman Rushdie s Fury Bottom line is that I don t mind crap, but I do mind deadly dull crap Everything happens without much point, even within the universe of the book Why would a super idealistic newspaper run a column entitled The Mayor Looks Like an Egg Period Why is it that the one horrid person in the universe is a complete buffoon What was the point of the horse other than a deus ex machina Why did the little girl die [...]
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Courtney Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Wow This book is magic And I do not mean it is magical to read, but that literally it contains magic.Let me start by stressing that this novel is for READERS Not people who say they like to read but only do so occasionally or lightly Or even those who do delve into many wonderful works but only when the stars are aligned This is a rewarding and wondrous book for those who will actually take time for it and really get lost inside If you are not that kind of person, than maybe you should pick some [...]
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Rachel Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I feel like it took twelvty hundred years to get through this book I snowplowed reference intentional my way through it, refusing to let its length and byzantine density conquer me, which is most likely why I m disappointed and annoyed And tired.To be fair, when Helprin isn t waxing lyrical about 1 snow 2 justice 3 urban planning, the plot chugs along, the fantasy is enchanting, the jokes are funny, and the characters are delightfully anachronistic and not just the ones who are quite literally t [...]
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J. Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
In a certain now distant era in the vestibules of verbiage, a diamond dusted nor easter came brightly brushing, softly sifting, sewing the perspectives, peripheries and promenades with perilously prolix page counts that persisted then, all along the gridded avenues of the grandest city that Time had surely ever decreed It was the City Of Books, and this was the kind of book, nay, the Very Kind and most principal example, that was written then, and by rights most highly regarded by the Reading Ci [...]
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Maciek Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Winter s Tale held the promise of being a book that I would have loved a fantastical novel set in a New York City of the Belle Epoque but in some alternate universe with perpetual winters, with a large cast of characters and a love story at its core I really looked forward to reading it, and was actually excited at the prospect of immersing myself into the world that Mark Helprin created, and losing hours for the story that he told, reading deep into the night This year the novel was finally ada [...]
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Diane Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I couldn t finish this I know a lot of people loved it, but it just wasn t for me I thought it was a turgid mess of cutesiness and magical realism, and I was rolling my eyes so much I finally had to stop Maybe you will like it .
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Robert Ross Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
My dad gave me a copy of this book for Christmas one year, and it sat on my shelf for a while until one day I had nothing to read I haven t finished reading it yet, even though I ve made it from the front cover to the back cover at least four times now I tell anyone who will listen that they should read this book, if just this one, once.Helprin s style of writing is like the ocean, deep and dark, quietly ebbing and flowing, eroding the edges of continents, but also confident and strong, churning [...]
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Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I don t know what to think or say about this book I started it over three times and every time I lost interest, lost track of what was going on, and I finally decided life was too short.Winter s Tale had a bunch of sing song prose that really could have used a good culling Ultimately, I didn t know who anyone was and I didn t care, because all the pretty prose got in the way Just say what you mean dammit Sure, make it a little prettybut everything in moderation There was a white horse and an Iri [...]
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Bettie☯ Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
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Lori Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I m about to start this We ll see if I can stand to be away from the Malazen series for a bit.I almost finished this 2 weeks ago, but couldn t bear to so I left the last 10 pages Now I m done, and I m sorry to have woken up from a most magnificent dream Because that s what this book was for me reading it I would enter a fugue state, images would move across my internal screen, sounds would erupt and then fade away, I witnessed so many things, some terrible some so beautiful I felt like crying, a [...]
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Aoibhínn Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
This is one of those rare cases where the movie was so much better than the book This book was very confusing First off, there were just too many characters well over a hundred of them and it was too hard to keep track of who was who and as a result many of the characters were one dimensional and it was hard to care about them The author introduced characters at random throughout the novel and then seemed to forget about them because they were never mentioned again for example Willa was a signif [...]
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Erica Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I DID IT I survived this book I am the STRONGEST RAAAAAAAAAR That s me after finishing this story.SooooI hated it.I totally read this in the wrong age both in terms of my physical age and in terms of the century in which I am currently living I should have read this when I was in my young 20 s, still idealistic and full of wonder, before the world changed over to the new millennium and 9 11.I think had I read this back then, I d have been enchanted.In fact, I was enchanted through probably the f [...]
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Sarah Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I can see why this book has its detractors The author is verbose, and there are nearly too many characters to keep track I have started it a half dozen times in the past, and always put it down before This time, I made myself read far enough to get into it The density of the prose gave way to some stunningly beautiful passages The quirks of the individual characters and their backstories began to stand out I was hooked I will admit that there are passages often whole chapters that I skimmed Ther [...]
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Julie Christine Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
One of my all time favorite songs is Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel From the warm A and E chords and heartbeat drum of the opening motif to the soaring bridge and the bass that feels as if it s part of your bloodstream, it s a song I want to crawl inside It fills me with sense of wonder and joy and an aching longing hunger sadness bliss that we don t have a word for in English, but they do in Portuguese saudade and in Welsh hiraeth I want to write an entire book about this emotion But I m thirty [...]
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Stuart Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Winter s Tale sat on my shelves for about two years before I started it, taking up far shelf space than any book has a right to unless it deals with subject matter like the wealth of nations or anatomy, but this book is huge because New York City is squeezed between the covers.It s a profound book, steeped in love and human emotion, and yet whimsical in a lot of ways.Hurrah for contradictory introductions to reviews Winter s Tale initially flirts with introducing philosophy, like an adult tryin [...]
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Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah* Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
There was a white horse, on a quiet winter morning when snow covered the streets gently and was not deep and the sky was swept with vibrant stars, except in the east, where dawn was beginning in a light blue flood Every once in a while a book comes along that absolutely changes your life As readers, I feel like we live for moments like that I know at least I do That perfect moment of clarity when a book reaches in and grabs your heart and soul and somehow becomes a part of you And from that poin [...]
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Maria Roxana Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
i da, poate c sunt ntreb ri la care trebuie s r spundem cu inima.
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Jack Rudra Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
This is the best book I ve ever read Anyone who has an appreciation for language would fall in love with this book in the first ten pages Despite it s depth and commentary on the human drama, it is also the most beautiful love story ever written, hands down.Helprin takes us on a Journey through New York in a fantastic way Once in what feels like the early 1900 s and again in a modern Manhattan, but both places are of a different dimension altogether, where anything is possible This is not your [...]
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Holly Weiss Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
.Update to my review after seeing the movie version 2 2014 The movie focuses on the first 180 pages about Peter and Beverly s magical romance There are elements of the battle between good and evil, but the movie certainly can t include the entire book Well done, I thought Re read Winter s Tale in April 2013 Extraordinary writing I am at a loss to describe this masterpiece of literature As Newsday Magazine says, It is a gifted writer s love affair with the language The almost 800 pages of reading [...]
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Bloodorange Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Life is really too short to read this I stopped at 32%, but I could feel a two star rating coming.Helprin s writing is so flowery, so kitchy, so over the top, it s nearly hypnotic Every half informative sentence sprouts a completely superfluous one Rum, champagne, cakes, and roasts were everywhere Well, not everywhere they weren t in the fireplace, or on top of the harp, or pasted on the ceiling The house was warm and bright Even the cats danced.This multitude of redundant sentences that do noth [...]
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Jonathan Peto Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I read Mark Helprin s A Soldier of the Great War a couple decades ago and enjoyed it I remember marveling at his descriptive prowess and purchased this novel last winter Its size, however, kept it on the shelf I also had buyer s remorse and wasn t sure if I really felt like reading it, so some vague impression kept me away too I kept gravitating to other books Winter s coming, I thought recently If the story doesn t fly by page 100, I ll abandon it without regretOne relief from the very start wa [...]
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Kathryn Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
I m only halfway through this book, but so far I m loving it I had never heard of Helprin before, but a friend gave me this book during Christmas because someone had given it to her, and she wasn t going to have time to read it anytime soon It has eclipsed my will to read anything else at the moment I ll refrain from providing specifics until I ve finished it An update I have now finished the book, and I think it s going to be one of my all time favorites We ll have to wait and see it s the kind [...]
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Jonathan Jun 16, 2021 - 23:04 PM
Boy, I really wanted to love this book It s got some beautifully written passages, an acute eye for detail, and utter narrative fearlessness Unfortunately, it lacks a sense of real world meaning to back up its monumental linguistic and metaphysical ambition.This book tries to locate magic and transcendent wonder in the workaday fumblings and intersections of ordinary people and the truly magical city they live in, New York circa 1900 and 2000, but in a universe not entirely familiar There s a lo [...]
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Winter's Tale (Movie Tie-In International Edition) By Mark Helprin New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress like mansion on the Upper West Side.Though he thinks the house iNew York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress like mansion on the Upper West Side.Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

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