Bellman & Black
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale comes a dark and mesmerizing ghost story guaranteed to haunt you to your very core.As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible... show more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale comes a dark and mesmerizing ghost story guaranteed to haunt you to your very core.As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune—until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Then he starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.And Bellman & Black is born.
Publish date: 2013-11-05
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
As a novel about a Victorian man who makes his fortune by clever planning in business, I liked it okay. The book dealt kindly with aging and grief and the trauma of grief on a large scale. But I thought it was supposed to be a ghost story, so I kept waiting for that aspect, and kept being disappoint...
There was potential. Interesting atmosphere, nice writing. Then it went on, in detail, about the running of a mill. Then, an emporium. It went on, and on, and on. They set up mysterious details. Some interesting bits to keep me wanting to read. But then it followed through on none of them, and when ...
ARC provided by Atria/Emily Bestler Books through Netgalley As a young boy, William Bellman kills a bird with a sling-shot. This small but cruel act defines his fate. One by one, people begin to die around him - and at every funeral there is a mysterious man in black... Bellman is a flat charac...
I cringe writing this…I loved Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale (it is a part of my top ten reads), but this book was just not good. I have this little rule with myself to keep reading, because often I find myself really liking a book. Unfortunately, this was not the case for Bellman & Black. ...
The Thirteenth Tale is one of my favorite books. It's a Gothic tale about a mysterious writer, as well as being an ode to books and reading. On Goodreads, I have one quote on my profile page, and it's from that book:"My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor, wha...
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