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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, USA .
Written in English

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatTrade paperback
Number of Pages358
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27297024M
ISBN 10978-1-250-25408-5

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The Furies is a story that succeeds on the strength of good storytelling without relying on technological or scientific detail and while much of the style and language dates the material, it remains a tightly controlled and satisfying story/5(31). The Furies has a lot going for it. The first-person narrator, Alex Morris, flees from her former life as a theater director to take on the challenge of teaching dysfunctional kids in Edinburgh after the unfair death of her fiancée. As a novice teacher, she gravitates toward /5. “The Furies is a deliciously disturbing tale of obsession, rapture and the excesses of youth. Both fast-paced and beautifully written—rarely has a story this driven and diverting been so ecstatically told. The Furies is destined to become a book passed from paw to grateful paw. The Furies covers a fairly lengthy span of time and geography: Texas, , and the siege of the Alamo, the California gold rush in the late s, then the turbulent national schism over slavery as played out in the east. As always, research inspired certain elements of the story.4/5(32).

Trust us, you do not want to make the Erinyes mad. There's a reason most people call them the Furies these days: when there's a criminal creeping around who hasn't been punished, these furious, snaky-haired, bloody-eyed ladies flap their wings and rise up from the black pit of Tartarus to put the smack favorite methods of punishment include driving people insane, blighting big. Furies, Greek Erinyes, also called Eumenides, in Greco-Roman mythology, the chthonic goddesses of were probably personified curses, but possibly they were originally conceived of as ghosts of the murdered. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, they were the daughters of Gaea (Earth) and sprang from the blood of her mutilated spouse Uranus.   The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions. The great romance and fear of bloody revolution--strange blend of idealism and terror--have been superseded by blind faith in 4/5(1).   The Furies is one of the best novels in the Kent Family Chronicles. The characters are interesting and the plot is well developed. Even though Jakes places his characters at events that they were never at, he does his research so that even the most unbelievable situation could have happened/5(16).

  President Obama and Amazon named Lauren Groff’s word-of-mouth sensation Fates and Furies as their book of the year. As with Gone Girl, it seems readers can’t resist a dark take on modern matrimony.   THE FURIES is a compulsive and unsettling read, dripping in atmosphere and suspense’ Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of YOU LET ME IN ‘THE FURIES can be described as PREP meets THE CRAFT, while managing to be a dark, weird creature all of its own. Witches, murder, and teenage girls – this is the book of my dreams/5(72).   Mark Alpert's The Furies weaves cutting-edge science into an ingenious thriller, showing how a simple genetic twist could have inspired tales of witchcraft and sorcery, and how the paranormal could indeed be possible/5(6). The Furies share a rare genetic mutation, a chromosomal anomaly so terrifying it must be hidden at all costs. Now, though, the family’s survival is threatened. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies.