Is going to continuously spiral down The author drew me in with an immediate feeling "That Something Bad Was About "something bad was about happen But it took way too long to reach the point "By the time I was getting close to the mystery the "the time I was getting close to the mystery the had become so annoying that anything could have happened to him and it wouldn t have bothered meWhy does someone want to read about a character that generally deserves anything negative that happens to him And why would you want to write about it The pace is too slow the plot is not particularly interesting and the other characters are caricatures This novel began well A newly levated judge has just purchased a country house with his Helpmate estranged wife to try and make up for his straying with numerous women only one of which she concretely knows about Yet one of his former flings keeps contacting him claiming to be in danger Then he proceeds to do innumerable stupid things that predictably result in thend of his marriage and possibly his suicide Also he presides over some complicated cases I love this author s style and the novel begins promisingly But it bogs down in details and malaise halfway through and never recovers The judge s interior monologues become tiresome and repetitive It s a novel that won t commit to the necessity of imposing narrative structure on imagined Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy experience that successful novels reuire My 4th Parks and I think I start to know his system take a troubled main character let him for it is always a mannd up in a complex situation specially in his love life and show how he gets and into trouble describe all this as if you re in the head of the character with constantly intersecting and thus very chaotic observations and reflections It goes without saying that this system really digs deep into the human psyche and specially Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader exposes how shaky and vulnerable ourxistence isIn this novel Daniel Savage has just been promoted a judge at one of the highest legal authorities in the UK and feels at the top of his Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead existence hexudes natural authority can distinguish flawlessly right from wrong in legal matters and because he is the first coloured man in the judiciary he seems to have. Ly promoted to the position of Crown Court judge Savage decides it's finally time to rededicate himself to his family but a woman. Stopped reading after asking myself if I was really interested in the problems of judge Savage after an adulterious lifeGuess what the answer wasIt s a pity because I normally love Tim Parks books Mostly I just like Parks loopy writing style Just get lost in the sentences Successful adulterous colored judge sinks
ever deeper in personal problems nding up loosing deeper in personal problems nding up loosing family but finds that society "Will Not Let Him Fall The Novel Opens With The "not let him fall The novel opens with the There is no life without a double life I don t necessarily agree but this certainly applies to a number of characters in I have read and Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) enjoyed Tim Parks non fiction particularly hisxcellent book about football fans in Verona but this is the first of his novels I have readAfter 100 pages I was so fed up with the writing style that I almost broke my untreatable rule of finishing Silvers Edge every book I start The style was a mixture of stream of consciousness and the rambling of an untidy mind and uite hard to followStill I persisted and the rest of the book had some interesting thoughts on the justice system in the UK as the lead character a judge became andnmeshed in a spider s web ssentially of his own weavingI think I may stick to Tim Parks non fiction in future This book was a gift from a friend not paperback hard copy StoryPrivileged adopted child becomes a prominent Judge He is black his adopted brother is white Their relationship has never been good Judge Savage has been blessed with a good career moving up the ranks fast with help from friends He has the trophy wife and family and is building a new home However not all is good on the home front This pillar of the community is not sueaky clean In fact he is a cheating husband "Not once not twice but constantly having affairs his world is about to "once not twice but constantly having affairs his world is about to tumbling down Instead of getting on the right path he digs deeper and starts visiting prostitutes He looses his family he reunites with a brother he finds his best friend and wife have been back stubbing him but what can he xpect when he lusted over his friends wife and there is a murder and a body missing The book Going Berserk ends with the reader none the wiser on the Judges fatexcept he. Now in paperback comes the gripping suspenseful novel about Daniel Savage a man who's lived a double life for far too long Recent. ,
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Reached a position of immunity But that "State Of Grace Immediately Is Undermined Because "of grace immediately is undermined because is haunted by his aldulterous life his already battered marriage is shattered by his many former sweet hearts and his relative self confidence makes him constantly say and do things he should better not Some dramatic vents make things go from bad to worse for him but unlike in the previous Parks novels Europe and Destiny it does not nd on a positive note On the contrary the outcome of the story is a bit awkward and ultimately remains open And another difference Parks records the Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America events not from Savage s own head but as a third narrator And that makes the reading certainly notasier the sentences are jumping in all directions ach related to a different aspect of Savage s life Parks also devotes considerable attention to the different juridical cases Savage presides over in court sometimes with so many details that the thread is lost The Parks system here has reached its limitsYet with Judge Savage Parks once again has written #a clever and laborate novel which ingeniously combines very diverse themes such as guilt and personal responsibility the shakiness of # clever and laborate novel which ingeniously combines very diverse themes such as guilt and personal responsibility the shakiness of xistence the difference between appearance and reality and the increasing inability to really judge things It still is nice to stroll through Parks world Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. even though this is not his best work The Road to Hell In this chronicle of a man s fall from grace ourponymous protagonist is not so much a hapless victim of circumstance but his own worse nemy As a non white outsider in the justice system he feels pressured by xpectations his promotion to the bench being seen as a case of positive discrimination This pressure and his guilt over past indiscretions help to send him on a self destructive path to ruin Parks convincingly depicts the conflict of setting a moral compass in private life and public domain when like Caesar s wife a Judge must be seen to be above suspicionI would have given this 4 stars but the lack of uotation marks plus a convoluted narrative style switching between interior monologue and free indirect speech makes for a challenging and often confusing read. From his past who holds a secret the could ruin his marriage and career sends his xistence into a mess of violence and confusio.