At or something I felt inexorably pulled like a magnet to back inI love how the author took the pronunciation of Aud
s name to a whole new level and made a legit meaningful recurring theme name to a whole new level and made it a legit meaningful recurring theme than just inserting a one time this is how you pronounce it xampleThe character growth throughout the book not just with Aud but with the people around her is xtraordinary The motif of Aud growing from larva into imago is beautifully painfully laboriously xecuted as she works through her grief breaks out of her protective armor and comes to an understanding with the world and people around herGriffith is in a league of her own Also her descriptions of nature are so 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. exuisite I have the strongest desire to run off into a forest and never be seen again The climax of the first book was absolutely heartbreaking In this novel you are left with the feeling Aud has managed to crawl out of the hole she found herself in There is trouble brewing on the horizon of course but she has made great strides towards finding her balance again Griffith does amazing things with this character who in the hands of a lesser writer couldasily have turned into a clich d badass former police officer Stay is a worthy seuel to The Blue Place I m looking forward to reading the third book It will be interesting to see if Aud can hang on to her new found humanityFul Random Comments review I am mpathetic towards Aud in Slow River Aud Torvingen 4 and Always Aud Torvingen 3 less so with Aud in Stay Aud Torvingen 2 A compelling and nding Wow I ve never read anything by Nicola Griffith I didn t like and this didn t break the streakAud is a noir hero and after the last
book in the series just keeping her head above grief water in the series just keeping her head above grief water her friend tracks her down and asks her to find his missing fiancee she decides to help taking her across the country and into contact with some terrible people but also redemptionGriffith makes Aud and her thoughts and actions so immediate Aud is measured and graceful and Griffith tells us almost Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript every time she sips her mineral water or how her leather gloves smell and feel against her finger tips Aud is so immediate and you re so close to the action that this wasasy for me to read in long stretches I got through it in a day and the intimacy was comforting and immersive ven through the violence Plus ven though Aud isn t invincible she is a BAMF so if you need to read about an Infamous earned win this is very satisfying Griffith does a good job of balancing the violence and the intellectual and the pacing is just rightDon t pick this one up without reading The Blue Place but if you like modern noi. A hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority In the aftermath of her lover's murder the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancée and finds herse. Griffith has written a couple ofxcellent sci fi novels Ammonite and
Slow River Stay Is River Stay is a thrillercrime novel
But Since I Had Liked since I had liked other books so much I decided to pick it upWhat I didn t realize is that it is also a seuel to The Blue Place It does work as a stand alone but I wish I had read The Blue Place firstIn Stay we meet Aud Torvingen a Scandinavian Walled ex policewoman private detective who is in the middle of reclusively renovating an Appalachian cabin and dealing with themotional trauma and guilt of the death of her lover a woman who had hired her to protect her from assassinsHowever an old friend shows up at the cabin saying that his on again off again girlfriend has disappeared and he suspects she may be in serious trouble can Aud help find her Even though Aud had never liked this woman she feels obligated to help and soon is off to New York City to try to find out where she went uncovering a web of violence psychological torture and xploitation in the processuite a good thriller a bit of a slow start but the writing and characterization really transcend genre fiction Although Aud s detecting skills and ninja type abilities stretch believability just a tiny bitThe atmosphere of the novel reminded me just a little of Smilla s Sense of Snow which is one of my favorite books in this genre Arrgghhh I didn t read the first part first With gritty writing that binds you to the sounds smells and sights of ach scene s surrounding Griffith has her character struggling not only with grief but how to stay a real person after being smacked down the first time she tried see the previous bookLess a mystery than a revenge tale combined with a story of re connection I really liked it PROTAGONIST Aud TorvingenSETTING North CarolinaSERIES 2 of 3RATING 425WHY After the death of her lover Julia for which she was partially responsible Aud Torvingen retreats into an isolated life in the mountains of North Carolina where she is building a cabin Although she d like to she can t refuse when her oldest friend Dornan asks her to find his fianc Tammy Aud finds that Tammy has gone to New York and is In A Truly Abominable Situation a truly abominable situation removes Tammy from the threat but only at great cost to herself when she suffers an incident involving white hot rage There are links to an immigration scam involving children which Aud tries to set right Beautifully written almost poetic I had a real problem with Aud talking with her former lover At times Julia appears on the scene as if she is still alive I couldn t buy it 45 stars I read the majority of this book in one sitting because any time I put it down to Aud it rhymes with shroud Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue yes She can restore a log cabin with antiue tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir Aud is. ,
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R these are xcellent I d read Nicola Griffith s previous book featuring the same protagonist Aud Torvingen about seven years ago and couldn t recall much in terms of plot or mood as I began to read this oneThat is until a scene of climactic violence by ways of superhuman ferocity courtesy of the protagonist suddenly rupted about halfway into the book Things began to fall into place and I remembered what I d liked and what left me feeling ambivalent about The Blue Place Aud is a noir superheroine and I m not too keen on superheroes Fortunately her ambiguous conflicting yes
Her Noir Ualities Serve As Sufficient Reconciliation To Sustain Mynoir ualities serve as sufficient reconciliation to sustain my though superheroes bore me I still Snowbound Seduction enjoy characters that take charge in an intuitive self assured manner Aud Torvingen is full of self defeating flaws and compulsive deficits but she s probably the protagonist least likely to allow herself to get side tracked by self doubt when there are things at stake And that may be the uality I relished most about both books at their core there are journeys of a guarantor for impulse movement and momentum She is a beast an avenging angel a force of natureshe is personified miraculousntropy reversing fateNicola Griffith writes unselfconscious lesbian fiction All her novels and I believe to have read all of them In the Surgical Theatre excluding her most recent Aud Torvingen opus Always publishedarlier this year feature female ueer protagonists None of them are preoccupied or stifled by worlds that are prejudiced against their sexual orientation whether that is a result of inexplicably tolerant worlds or protagonists that are somehow not affected by such prejudice is never Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century entirely clear Thatarns her a predictable share of criticism from folks that would rather read About The Struggles Victories And Defeats Arising the struggles victories and defeats arising ueerness I however am glad that Griffith doesn t heed those calls to change her game to sophisticate lesbian fantasy literature Hometown Valentine euivalents of Chick tracts and I mean Chick as in Jack Chick not as in chicks This was a very good seuel to The Blue Place If you have not read The Blue Place yet do not read this one until you do For those who have know how heartbreaking The blue Placended Stay is about Aud picking up the pieces and staying present in the world When she would much rather hide or destroy it allAnyone who reads Griffith knows how talented and beautifully she writes this book is no xception My heart absolutely breaks for Aud and while you can see her getting her life on track as the book progresses you know there is to be done I m looking forward to reading book 3 and hope Aud gets a happier nding. Lf up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him and the terrible specters of loss and guilt As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new wave crime write. .