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Forester's masterpiece of suspense A middle aged bank clerk with a mountain of debt an This is my first book by the author This is dark psychological suspense involving Marble and his family Marble commits a murder and is successful in hiding it A while later by stroke of luck he comes into lot of money He has money now but his life goes into a downward spiral and the story ends in an ironic climax It is a tale of karmic justice in waysThe writing in the book is brilliant Forester keeps up the tension throughout the story As a reader we can feel the anticipation of the man thinking of committing a murder as the story progresses we can feel throughout the story the tension in Marble s mind his fear of getting caught how he tries to preserve himself how deeply it affects his family Marble is a pathetic selfish man I pretty much hated all the characters in the book except perhaps the fleeting John Mendel and the son James The story was dark and sad for my taste but wasn t able to stop reading After I put down the book am still thinking about it its not that its a shocking tale but still not able to help feeling annoyed and disgusted in turns I will probably not read the book again but 4 stars for the sheer brilliance of writing

  • Paperback
  • 276
  • Payment Deferred
  • C.S. Forester
  • English
  • 02 July 2019
  • 9781931541718

About the Author: C.S. Forester

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades His most notable works were the 11 book Horatio Hornblower series about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era and The African ueen 1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t



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    I've read this book on fadedpage It was easy to read few characters and the events were not that complicated The main idea revolves around the greed of Marble who makes him abandon his principles and his human values to mee

  2. says:

    This is my first book by the author This is dark psychological suspense involving Marble and his family Marble commits a murder and is successful in hiding it A while later by stroke of luck he comes into lot of money He has money now but his life goes into a downward spiral and the story ends in an ironic climax It is a tale of karmic justice in waysThe writing in the book is brilliant Forester keeps up the tension throughout t

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    discussed as a pair with a fascinating pair to read back to back Payment Deferred is a very modern psychological thriller which hooks the rea

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    From BBC Radio 4 Saturday DramaMost famous for his Hornblower series CS Forester wrote three seminal psychological thrillers at the start of his career that took crime writing in a new direction portraying ordinary desperate people committing monstrous acts and showing events spiralling terribly chillingly out of controlIn Payment Deferred set in 1926 William Marble a bank clerk living in south London with his wife Annie

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    I'm a sucker for this kind of thing and this was a beaut Kind of Therese Rauin ey with a dash of Simenon filled with paranoia foreboding lots of drinking and looking out the window at the backyard Written in the Twenties pre Hornblower it was concise uietly stylish and in terms of British noir uite revelatory Three yips fo

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    Fade to greyWe first meet William Marble as he sits in his dining room one evening totting up his debts William is a bank clerk who deals in currency exchange and his salary is of the respectable rather than the generous kind Despite his humble house he and his wife Annie always overspend their budget and for a long time William has been shuffling his debt around borrowing from one person to pay off another But

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    Originally published on my blog here in May 1999Most crime novels are about the process of detection Payment Deferred the novel which

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    A memorable psychological dramaI ordered and read this immediately after finishing The Pursued by the same author If anything I enjoyed it even Poor Mr Marble he's trapped in a stultifying job and marriage as he sees it and drowning in debt His taste for whiskey doesn't help Temptation arrives in the form of a wealthy relative temptation he seizes without a thought for the conseuences Unfortunately for Mr Marble this novel is a tale of co

  9. says:

    I've never read any of the 'Hornblower' books and was pleasantly surprised by this and the other crime stories by Forester that I've r

  10. says:

    I've not yet read Crime and Punishment but is this perhaps somewhat similar A man commits a murder for financial gain and then has to

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