[EBOOK/EPUB] (For the Sake of Elena)
Elizabeth George È 1 READ & DOWNLOADWaiting till after buddy ead to ate For a long time I Darkness Light really liked Elizabeth George but eventually her plots became taxing than I was willing toeadkind of bizarre This one was the first I ever ead and I eally liked it this time much less so It can be uite inevitable that some "American writes writing about England or the UK make some glaring errors that constantly irritate "writes writing about England or the UK make some glaring errors that constantly irritate this is oneThe issue of upper class titles is one that always seems to cause confusion throughout the series Helen is inevitably Three Classic Works: Their Eyes Were Watching God / Dust Tracks on a Road / Mules and Men referred to as Lady Helen which is her own hereditary title However she would not beeferred to as that especially among her peers she should have just been Helen Conversely her sister is never eferred to as Lady when she has an eual ight to be so so the author is inconsistent and there is my irritation Using the title also functions to distance Helen and make her into a stereotypeAnd stereotypes are all over the place the common working class girl Tommy the landed aristocrat who works for the police slightly need to stretch to believe in that one everyone in fact becomes a stereotype of what the author expects him or her to be Not always a bad thing but can be annoying The lesbian couple where one half is a drama ueen and the other is pushed around by that The grown ups in the piece behave alarmingly badly and provide stereotypes of their ownOn the plus side the issue of deafness is fairly well dealt with there are deaf people have a disability and Deaf people who have embraced their deafness and don t try to hide it This is a eal issue from my having worked in that community Elena is presented as caught between the two and is a deaf girl who is proficient at hiding it whereas her parents are almost embarrassed by her deficiency Thus she feels angry and wants to punish them for the perceived ejection doing this by promiscuity It is suggested she is using this as a way of saying look at me I am well accepted here just like a hearing girl The father his 3 women and his driving ambition leads him to losing his daughter as a Not Handsome Enough revenge for something he destroyed for one of them there is some discussion about whether that loss is similar to him losing his child uite appropriate but the events seemed a little barmy and the eventual perpetrator had clearly lost some part of her mind None of the father or the 3 women came across as at all likeable Elena dead though she was did incite some compassion and seemed a fairly whole person unlike pretty much everyone elseThese books are mainlyeadable but I have lost faith in the writer The plot is thus Elena Weaver a student of English at Cambridge gets her face smashed in while out for her morning un Scotland Yard is
in because blah blah plot contrivance blah Anyway Elena was deaf and this is a MAJOR DEAL TO LIKE EVERYONE SHE KNEW Her parents wouldn t let her learn how to sign until she was in her teens because they wanted her to live a normal life her friend from the campus Deaf Student Group gave her shit because she didn t embrace Deaf culture as whole heartedly as he thought she should have everyone always eferred to her as that little deaf girl etc Basically the poor kid couldn t get a moment s peace about it Also apparently the British have never met Political Correctness and would not give it tea and sandwiches if they hadAs to why someone would want to kill Elena well Her stepmom hated her for being the center of her father s life her friend from the student group had plenty of Busy Park reasons to be displeased with her none of which I shalleveal here because they Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know re spoilery she was pregnant she was having an affair with a married guy she d accused a Swede of sexual harassmentyou get the point She might as well have had a giant KILL ME ALREADY sign taped to her backNow I think this book failed on two levels first and most importantly to the craftspeople among you it fails because George fucking cheats You get the mur. Inspector Lynleys fünfter Fall führt ihn an die ehrwürdige Universität Cambridge Eine Studentin wurde ermordet und ihr Tod erscheint zunäc. Derer s POV uite early on without knowing that theye the murderer and when the big GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany reveal comes and you go back anderead that initial section Yeah it doesn t make any goddamn sense Those are not the thoughts of someone who has just bludgeoned a young woman to death they e not even the carefully edited thoughts of a person who has just committed murder I m all for unreliable narrators but that bald faced lying shit only works in the first person George was writing incalled in because
person limited was essentially tapping into this character s stream of consciousness and the level of denial that would have had to be present for that person to think that way was just NOT characteristic of their later thoughts and actions Sloppy George EXTREMELY SLOPPYSo it fails plot wise and it s also horribly ableist not to mention homophobic Basically Elena s parents spent her entire life thinking that she was somehow lesser for having been born deaf I m not complaining about that because unfortunately that does happen I am complaining about the fact that at one point her dad goes off on a ant about why couldn t she just be NORMAL and George essentially says that there s no crime in feeling that way that the only crime is in unning from itNOW HOLD UPNo it isn t a crime to feel that way because all of society is TELLING you to feel that way and people are only "Human But The Only "But the only being unning away from it Bullshit BULLSHIT The crime is holding onto those feelings and making your daughter pay for them by not letting her learn sign language until outside authorities force you to The crime is in making her suffer so that you can feel normal Because when it comes ight down to it you don t care about her and whether she s fitting in you care about the fact that by not fitting in she sthird person limited
making you stick outdeep breath Okay MOVING ONGeorge also tried to tackle the desire of people in marginalized groups toyou stick outdeep breath Okay MOVING ONGeorge also tried to tackle the desire of people in marginalized groups to completely to larger society and of course she screwed the pooch on that one too Her portrayal of marginalized people who have ejected mainstream culture in favor of their own is stereotyped in the extreme she has some sympathy for the Deaf Student club member who was friends with Elena but when she briefly touches on lesbianism in a side plot Oh holy heaven The good lesbian is the girl who feels bad about hurting her parents by coming out and who fantasizes about having a heterosexual Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism relationship the bad lesbian manipulates her girlfriend into coming out by using sexefuses to let her girlfriend give information to the police because she illogically thinks it will endanger them and then The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, runs for the hills when another student is murdered Oh and she s the one constantly harping on gay identity and how in a few years we won t even need men for sperm anyyeahRecommended for OH HOLY CHRIST SAVE YOURSELVES BEFORE IT S TOO LATE RUN RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN Wow Ieally Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness really liked this one a lot I have to say that George did a masterful job of peeling off the layers of who murdered Elena Weaver as well as how Lynley has been selfish in his pursuit of Lady Helen We also get a great look at Havers home life now that her father has passed Havers struggles with whether she can keep having a neighbor watch her mother or finally have her mother at a home where she can be safe and Havers can have some sort of lifeFor the Sake of Elena has Scotland Yard called in when a young woman Elena Weaver is found murdered during her morningun Elena was a student at St Stephen s College and had some ocky times at school and with her father and their elationship When she s found murdered it ends up not only affecting her father mother and stepmother but many people who all seemed to think that they knew the Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America real ElenaLynley volunteers to go in after Scotland Yard iseuested to oversee things Havers and she go to Cambridge Lynley happily because Lady Helen is there with her sister and he thinks once agai. Hst ätselhaft Doch je tiefer Lynley und seine Assistentin in den Fall eindringen um so dichter wird das Geflecht aus falschem Stolz uneingest. N he can make his case for her to love and be "With Him Lynley And "him Lynley and work together very well in this one and their dynamic is solidLynley is solid in this one He is still thinking of Helen but not to the detriment of the case He and Havers play off each other very well And then Lynley sees a way to see Helen and involve her sister in the case which at first I was kind of Der Bilderwächter rolling my eyes about However we come toealize why Helen s sister Pen is a good woman to have involved in thisHelen is still eluctant to be with Lynley Living with her sister who is suffering from post partum but also her loss of self due to her husband and his demands one does not wonder why she s eluctant to be with Lynley and be his wife I kept hoping someone would smash her brother in law s head in Havers I felt the most sorry for in this one She s doing great with not letting things that people say to her bother her She s not as fragile in this one I think However she s unning out of time to decide what to do with her mother Hopefully in the next book that s laid to est The secondary characters we follow Sarah Gordon who finds Elena s body Elena s father who is hoping to be named Chair at the college her stepmother Justine who Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris resents Elena and a lot of other things in her marriage Elena s embittered mother several men who loved and were in turns frustrated with her I think that it was good to get a sense of Elena at the beginning and to see why she was pretty much a chameleon with everyone she met She was always something else depending on the audience I don t want to spoil for othereaders but I definitely wonder what would have happened if Elena had livedThe writing was very good I do think that the flow was slow at times I wondered why we spent time with certain characters it becomes clear after a while though why we didThe setting of the college is a bit different than the boy s school we saw in Well Schooled in Murder This place doesn t seem dark and full of secretsThe ending was definitely a surprise We find out who killed Elena and why We also finally hopefully get an end to that whole thing with Lady Helen one way or the other It has distracted from the main mysteries for me Elizabeth George dubs her genre literary mystery For The Sake Of Elena 1992 observes viewpoints of life in spades jazz painting and one s art as a lifeline We poignantly meet Helen s post partum depressed sister Penelope who worked at an art gallery She Letters to Rollins reveals feeling like a baby machine until there is no self or partnership Her husband can t handle their harried home no matter how much help Penelope and the children need We cheer when Thomas interests Penelope in a case and she sticks her husband with their kids while she leaves to xay a paintingI came to three stars first because the motive for murder was Britain, Europe And The Third World ridiculous including the choice of victim Secondly however enlightening the variety of profound viewpoints were their number diluted the focus and the story thus lost its clat It is okay to give this magnificent authoress three stars Elizabeth normallyeceives four and five stars from me She has many books most Scotland Yard recently a writing tutorial that I must haveThis novel is for fans wanting personal updates of Thomas Helen Barbara and Simon We get to theoot of why Helen doesn t want to isk trying a elationship with Thomas who is self Unverified: A Novel reliant Is marriage successful if we cannot live without the other or is it best to love without needing each other Barbara tenderly settles her Mom with dementia into a home they can trust The neighbour who used to watch Mrs Havers terrified her with a vacuum cleaner Therefore poor handling of the elderly is demonstratedI loved learning that there is a difference between Deaf communities capital D with the deaf handicap small d Where they see themselves informs their attitudes about it Is it better toesemble the norm by lip Grand Teton Explorers Guide reading and speaking or to embrace non hearing culture. Ander Schuld und bedingungsloser Liebe in einer akademischen Männerwelt in der Frauen einen schweren Stand haben und bisweilen in Gefahr gerat.