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EBOOK ´ The Dwarves of Death ë Jonathan Coe William é um rapaz sensível e um eterno incompreendido ue chega a Londres para tentar a sua sorte no meio musical Mas a sua vida dividida entre os clubes de Jazz londrinos e auilo a ue se chama lar é uma longa cadeia de frustrações a bela Madeline por uem está apaixonado most William is a young keyboardist in London trying to make it in the music biz But on the night of his first rehearsal with a new punk band it’s the ‘80s he witnesses the lead singer getting murderized by two dwarves Could William be next and whydunit The Dwarves of Death is my least favourite Jonathan Coe novel that I’ve read so far It starts well the premise is intriguing and ends sorta ok but despite it being relatively short at just over 200 pages barely anything happens in between to justify its length William has a crap relationship with his girlfriend Madeline he tries to write music he writes notes to his flatmate Tina and that’s about it Thinking about it I’m amazed Coe was able to write so much about so little The ending is rushed and hella contrived with the motives appearing out of nowhere in a failed attempt to give the largely directionless story some kind of narrative cohesiveness The dialogue was good and some lines made me chuckle “And if we leave this life with dignity what is there to regret” “That’s very true” said Tony “How did your father die” “Gangrene of the scrotum” p42And Coe’s prose is smooth even though this is only his third published novel But as a novel it’s much too long and lacking in substance for me too much of not enough Cut out most of the waffle leaving the beginning and end and you’ve got a decent short story As it is The Dwarves of Death isn’t worth bothering with even for fans of the author

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FREE PDF é BOOK The Dwarves of Death á HANNAHREDHEAD ¹ William é um rapaz sensível e um eterno incompreendido ue chega a Londres para tentar a sua sorte no meio musical Mas a sua vida dividida entre os clubes de Jazz londrinos e auilo a ue se chama lar é uma longa cadeia de frustrações a bela Madeline por uem est Ra se inacessível; não consegue evitar ue a sua banda destrua sistematicamente os seus poemas e melodias transformando os em paródias grotescas e inaudíveis; e o vazio ue sente faz com ue até um simples tempo de espera numa paragem de autocarro pareça ser um desesperado acto When a budding young musician finds himself the sole witness of a particularly brutal murder he does the one thing any self respecting mixed up young man would do he runs away Fast In a rather refreshing alternative to the typical gung ho amateur sleuthing that you often find in crime novels William has no intention of trying to solve the crime although it soon becomes clear that he is being drawn into something beyond his controlFor most of the book William tells his own story some of which is relevant to the potential bandmate Paisley's untimely demise only in that they are the events that wind up with him being in the wrong place at the wrong time The crime itself and its aftermath are merely bookends to the real storyAs a character William is a somewhat unlikely hero He is indecisive lost in his own little world He has dreams and ambition but lacks the drive and passion needed to make them a reality Even his relationship with girlfriend Madeline seems to be going nowhere with William unable to guide it in any meaningful wayThis is only the second Jonathan Coe book I have read so I can't say if it is typical in approach or style but I enjoyed the touches of humour and fascinating insight into the less glamorous side of London's music scene Coe is undoubtedly a great storyteller I can see now why my wife enjoys his books so much The only uestion is why has it taken me so long to join in  A really good and easy read 

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The Dwarves of DeathDe heroísmo Porém a monotonia da sua vida vai dissipar se no momento em ue se transforma na única testemunha de um brutal homicídioUm romance divertido lúcido e inteligente como sublinhou o The Guardian ue nos traz de novo uma das vozes mais importantes do novo romance inglês As you might expect from the title this books gets a little dark but because it is by Coe there is also a lightness and a depth to it that you might not expect William is a not very mature loser not the most sympathetic of characters but the 200 pages you spend in his company are gripping enough to keep you going till the end And this is in my few the point where the book shows its weakness To me the ending is tied up a little too uickly and in not enough details Although it is possible that exposure of too many details would also reveal insurmountable flaws in the plot line Best perhaps to leave it a little vague It's mostly fluffy and certainly entertaining in any case