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The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
The Gargoyle
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The nameless and beautiful narrator of "The Gargoyle" 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 wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster. But in fact it is... show more
The nameless and beautiful narrator of "The Gargoyle" 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 wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster. But in fact it is only just beginning. One day, Marianne Engel, a wild and compelling sculptress of gargoyles, enters his life and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly burned mercenary and she was a nun and a scribe who nursed him back to health in the famed monastery of Engelthal. As she spins her tale, Scheherazade fashion, and relates equally mesmerising stories of deathless love in Japan, Greenland, Italy and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, to love.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385524940 (0385524943)
ASIN: 385524943
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 465
Edition language: English
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Misericordia
Misericordia rated it
5.0 The Gargoyle
A one wonderful story, twisted of the plethora of entangled stories. I love this book, it leaves a an incredibly warm afterfeeling to the reader. It enamours you with this fantastic tale. Invokes such vivid imagery that it's almost painful to read. An excruciating fairy tale exploring the gossamer o...
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it
5.0 The Gargoyle
A one wonderful story, twisted of the plethora of entangled stories. I love this book, it leaves a an incredibly warm afterfeeling to the reader. It enamours you with this fantastic tale. Invokes such vivid imagery that it's almost painful to read. An excruciating fairy tale exploring the gossamer o...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
3.5 Love that transcends time itself
I know that there's a popular saying that you "shouldn't judge a book by its cover" but we all know that's a load of hooey because if we didn't care about covers then a large portion of the publishing industry would be out of a job. That being said, I totally picked up today's book because of its co...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
5.0 The Gargoyle
"Yes, that’s exactly what love is: a tiny, jittery primate with eyes that are permanently peeled open in fear."4.5Los pesares y extensos monólogos internos de La Gárgola comienzan con un accidente automovilístico. Ya en las primeras hojas, una estrella porno cocainómana termina brutalmente quemada; ...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
2.0 The Gargoyle
"“This is the truth: we all desire to conquer the comely one, because it affirms our own worth. Speaking for the men of the world, we want to own the beauty of the woman we're fucking. We want to grasp that beauty, tightly in our greedy little fingers, to well and truly possess it, to make it ours. ...
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