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➶ The Gargoyle  Download ✤ Author Andrew Davidson – Varunahuja.live
  • Hardcover
  • 465 pages
  • The Gargoyle
  • Andrew Davidson
  • English
  • 06 October 2019
  • 0385524943

The Gargoyle An Extraordinary Debut Novel Of Love That Survives The Fires Of Hell And Transcends The Boundaries Of Time.The Narrator Of The Gargoyle Is A Very Contemporary Cynic, Physically Beautiful And Sexually Adept, Who Dwells In The Moral Vacuum That Is Modern Life As The Book Opens, He Is Driving Along A Dark Road When He Is Distracted By What Seems To Be A Flight Of Arrows He Crashes Into A Ravine And Suffers Horrible Burns Over Much Of His Body As He Recovers In A Burn Ward, Undergoing The Tortures Of The Damned, He Awaits The Day When He Can Leave The Hospital And Commit Carefully Planned Suicide For He Is Now A Monster In Appearance As Well As In Soul A Beautiful And Compelling, But Clearly Unhinged, Sculptress Of Gargoyles By The Name Of Marianne Engel Appears At The Foot Of His Bed And Insists That They Were Once Lovers In Medieval Germany In Her Telling, He Was A Badly Injured Mercenary And She Was A Nun And Scribe In The Famed Monastery Of Engelthal Who Nursed Him Back To Health As She Spins Their Tale In Scheherazade Fashion And Relates Equally Mesmerizing Stories Of Deathless Love In Japan, Iceland, Italy, And England, He Finds Himself Drawn Back To Life And, Finally, In Love He Is Released Into Marianne S Care And Takes Up Residence In Her Huge Stone House But All Is Not Well For One Thing, The Pull Of His Past Sins Becomes Ever Powerful As The Morphine He Is Prescribed Becomes Ever Addictive For Another, Marianne Receives Word From God That She Has Only Twenty Seven Sculptures Left To Complete And Her Time On Earth Will Be Finished Already An International Literary Sensation, The Gargoyle Is An Inferno For Our Time It Will Have You Believing In The Impossible.


About the Author: Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson is the author of The Gargoyle, which came out in 2008 In America, the publisher is Doubleday in Canada, the publisher is Random House in the UK, the publisher is Canongate in Australia, the publisher is Text The book was a New York Times best seller, and has been translated into thirty languages.Andrew lives in Canada, and is currently working on his next book.


10 thoughts on “The Gargoyle

  1. says:

    All history is just one man trying to take something away from another man, and usually it doesn t really belong to either of them3 1 2 stars Very nearly 4 but the strong start peters out a little, with the second half of the book losing momentum I got to a point where I was reading just to finish.The Gargoyle s prose bursts onto the pages in a blazing sea of fire The book opens with detailed description of the accident that disfigures the unnamed narrator, with a beautiful, horrific bAll history is just one man trying to take something away from another man, and usually it doesn t really belong to either of them3 1 2 stars Very nearly 4 but the strong start peters out a little, with the second half of the book losing momentum I got to a point where I was reading just to finish.The Gargoyle s prose bursts onto the pages in a blazing sea of fire The book opens with detailed description of the accident that disfigures the unnamed narrator, with a beautiful, horrific break down of the accident itself, and the subsequent medical procedures he must undergo to recover A former porn star and now beyond recognition, the narrator takes us on a journey into his own past, into his future and recovery, and into medieval Germany.For at least half of t...

  2. says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally It s easy to take the low road whenever a subpar book with tremendous hype comes out, to comically trash that book not necessarily for its ludicrous elements but rather that a group of corporate executives decided to spend millions on it anyway But what if that author happens to be on your friend lis Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally It s easy to take the low road whenever a subpar book with tremendous hype comes out, to comically trash that book not necessarily for its ludicrous elements but rather that a gr...

  3. says:

    Dd 11 03 2017 A one wonderful story, twisted of a plethora of entangled tales I love this book, it leaves an incredibly warm afterfeeling to the reader Get ready to get enamoured with this fantastic tale A tale that invokes such vivid imagery that it s almost painful to read An excruciating fairy tale exploring the gossamer of tears and bliss, of fears and hopes The lore and the subconcious are entangled to create a memorable exploration of a soul s journey through eternity Dd 23 09 201 Dd 11 03 2017 A one wonderful story, twisted of a plethora of entangled tales I love this book, it leaves an incredibly warm afterfeeling to the reader Get ready to get enamoured with this fantastic tale A tale that invokes such vivid imagery that it s almost painful to read An excruciating fairy tale exploring the gossamer of tears and bliss, of fears and hopes The lore and the subconci...

  4. says:

    Posted at Shelf InflictedI m usually suspicious of over hyped books, but a friend at the library highly recommended it A short way into the story, the narrator s mom dies, his grandmother dies, he gets severely burned in a car accident, and his aunt and uncle die I felt beat over the head with all the suffering and seriously thought about giving up reading by page 50 Then Marianne Engel, a woman with a history of mental illness, shows up in the nameless narrator s hospital room telling a stor Posted at Shelf InflictedI m usually suspicious of over hyped books, but a friend at t...

  5. says:

    I began to get an idea why the publisher paid 1.5 million for this novel the highest ever paid in Canada after the first few pages Andrew Davidson is able to tease stories out paper with his pen like his character, Marianne, is able to tease gargoyles out of stone with a chisel Through the mouth of Marianne and with images straight out of Dante s Inferno, he tells 700 years of stories of Marianne s reincarnations which have included whispering nuns, fiery arrows, callous mercenaries, deadly I began to get an idea why the publisher paid 1.5 million for this novel the highest ever paid in Canada after the first few pages Andrew Davidson is able to tease stories out paper with his pen like his character, Marianne, is able to tease gargoyles out of stone with a chisel Through the mouth of Marianne and with images straight out of Dante s Inferno, he tells 700 years of stories of Marianne s reincarnations which have included whispering nuns, fiery arrows, callous mercenaries, deadly plagues, lost ships, gregarious Vikings, and being buried alive.It s...

  6. says:

    I gave this almost 200 pages to win me over since it has been hyped so much and everyone seems to love it, but I had to give up on it and move on I thought that the writing was very good, with some vivid images, especially the early one equating the narrator s burn to the pain caused by touching a hot stove for a full minute I also, surprisingly, enjoyed some of Marianne s tales of love The problem was okay, one of the problems was that I found them to beinteresting than her own stor I gave this almost 200 pages to win me over since it has been hyped so much and everyone seems to love it, but I had to give up on it and move on I thought that the writing was very good, with some vivid images, especially the early one equating the narrator s burn to the pain caused by touching a hot stove for a full minute I also, surprisingly, enjoyed some of Marianne s tales of love The problem was okay, one of the problems was that I found them to beinteresting than her own story The main issue I had was that there was no real conflict to propel the plot along and I didn t think that the characters were strong enough to carry the story themselves Yes, there were some details that intrigued me like the Asian woman whispering t...

  7. says:

    The Gargoyle moves you to want to be in love and to NEVER want to be in love Love is suffering, love is bliss Davidson has penned a beautiful book full of love, meaning, and intelligence It s not often that a person can learn history,religion and culture in a book about love Oh and he threw in burn procedures, yes BURN procedures in a book about love, somehow it seems fitting Wait, I think I forgot to mention there are lang...

  8. says:

    2 Forgive me Father for I am dumb STARS Okay, I know I said I wasn t going to write a review, but God beep it, this book left me confused, defeated feeling like a royal idiot I couldn t wait for Carla to finish because she had some splanin to do Um yeah, that conversation went something like thisYup, neither one of us understood the ending We went from riding the short bus, to pushing it There are two main plot points that didn t add up it s driving me crazy Pl 2 Forgive me Father for I am dumb STARS Okay, I know I said I wasn t going to write a review, but God beep it, this book left me confused, defeated feeling like a royal idiot I couldn t wait for Carla to finish because she had some splanin to do Um yeah, that conversation went something like thisYup, neither one of us understood the ending We went from riding the short bus, to pushing it There are two mai...

  9. says:

    This Book is Beautiful Beyond Words 5 Beautiful Grotesque stars Our Nameless HeroOur hero is wounded and almost dead He survives a horrible accident and struggles to surviveMy flesh began to singe as if I were a scrap of meat newly thrown onto the barbecue, and then i could hear the bubbling of my skin as the flames kissed it My skin will never work like that again, so aware of the other person that I m unsure where she ends and I begin Never again Never again will my skin be a This Book is Beautiful Beyond Words 5 Beautiful Grotesque stars Our Nameless HeroOur hero is wounded and almost dead He survives a horrible accident and struggles to surviveMy flesh...

  10. says:

    This is a most unusual tale It is the love story of a severely burned ex porn star and a schizophrenic sculptor on it s surface Which is interesting enough both are lovably flawed fascinating characters in their on right But soon the other stories, spanning centuries, begin Each is a heartbreaking yet uplifting story of love All are told in language I can only call magical I found myself often stopping to re read sections because I wanted to savor their beauty a bit longer Reading this b This is a most unusual tale It is the love story of a severely burned ex porn star and a schizophrenic sculptor on it s surface Which is interesting enough both are lovably flawed fascinating characters in their on right But soon the other stor...

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