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T time in her life she feels herself fully in control By the age of sixteen she's competing for the US Open championship But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit the stakes get hi I so adore this bookThe twin passions of games order clarity focus beauty creativity competition transcendence and addiction chaos release abdication destruction waste Loneliness and alienation Redemption Tevis works these themes in all his books The Hustler most similarly The Man Who Fell to Earth most wrenchinglyBut I think ueen s Gambit is his best The writing is pure and invisible The tension excitement and suspense brought out by the chess matches is unreal and a master course to anyone looking to generate excitement in fiction I ve read the book a dozen times and my pulse still races during the tournament scenes The characters are lovely and heartbreaking While not a stylist like Salinger or Nabokov or Kundera and not as universal or varied as Atwood or Irving Tevis succeeds perfectly in all his ambitions Perhaps than any author I can think of Tev Beyond Temptation of sixteen she's competing for the US Open championship But as she hones her skills Past Due Debt Collection on the professional circuit the stakes get hi I so adore this bookThe twin passions Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of games The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline order clarity focus beauty creativity competition transcendence and addiction chaos release abdication destruction waste Loneliness and alienation Redemption Tevis works these themes in all his books The Hustler most similarly The Man Who Fell to Earth most wrenchinglyBut I think ueen s Gambit is his best The writing is pure and invisible The tension excitement and suspense brought Where I’m Calling From out by the chess matches is unreal and a master course to anyone looking to generate excitement in fiction I ve read the book a dozen times and my pulse still races during the tournament scenes The characters are lovely and heartbreaking While not a stylist like Salinger The Accidental Activist or Nabokov Brenda has a dragon in her blood or varied as Atwood Divan Of Rudaki or Irving Tevis succeeds perfectly in all his ambitions Perhaps than any author I can think Choice Stories for Children of Tev

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Eight year old orphan Beth Harmon is uiet sullen and by all appearances unremarkable That is until she plays her first game of chess Her senses grow sharper her thinking clearer and for the firs Blimey o reilly The ueen s Gambit was an absolutely stonking good novel the best I ve read in ages Why hasn t anyone ever told me to read Walter Tevis before He s an utterly fantabulous writer Set in 1950s60s America Beth Harmon is an orphaned chess prodigy who rises up through the ranks to become the American No1 and heads across the Iron Curtain to take on the World Champion the intimidating Russian Borgov The story is a bildungsroman but also about genius and addiction In the orphanage Beth becomes addicted to tranuillisers then later on discovers alcohol and uses both to get her through the increasingly challenging tournaments Which only adds to the fascinating nature of Beth s character rare incomprehensible talent coupled with a very relatable human frailty Tevis shows us his idea of how a chess prodigy might operate partly thr The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline old Where I’m Calling From orphan Beth Harmon is uiet sullen and by all appearances unremarkable That is until she plays her first game The Accidental Activist of chess Her senses grow sharper her thinking clearer and for the firs Blimey Brenda has a dragon in her blood orphaned chess prodigy who rises up through the ranks to become the American No1 and heads across the Iron Curtain to take Divan Of Rudaki on the World Champion the intimidating Russian Borgov The story is a bildungsroman but also about genius and addiction In the Choice Stories for Children orphanage Beth becomes addicted to tranuillisers then later Öbür Divan on discovers alcohol and uses both to get her through the increasingly challenging tournaments Which Summary of Homo Deus only adds to the fascinating nature Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of Beth s character rare incomprehensible talent coupled with a very relatable human frailty Tevis shows us his idea The Teams Milking Cow of how a chess prodigy might A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates operate partly thr

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Gher her isolation grows frightening and the thought of escape becomes all the tempting Engaging and fast paced The ueen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in fo Greatness is this bookTevis upset my understanding of writing and literature with The Man Who Fell to Earth and he did it again with this book The prose is incredible in its transparency while Tevis s storytelling is so straightforward as to be mind boggling There are no tricks no boon doggles no fast ones and no gimmicks the story unfolds the way the story needs to unfold and all of it makes for great reading And protagonist Beth Harmon I will never forget her and I will always hope that after the end of this story she had a good and happy life I read this again as the lead book in a seminar that I am holding with a clutch of senior high school students They loved the book which overjoys me because that might mean that Tevis has seven new adherents who in turn can spread the word of his prose further Yes this book is gospel to me I myself fell for t Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of escape becomes all the tempting Engaging and fast paced The ueen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in fo Greatness is this bookTevis upset my understanding Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 of writing and literature with The Man Who Fell to Earth and he did it again with this book The prose is incredible in its transparency while Tevis s storytelling is so straightforward as to be mind boggling There are no tricks no boon doggles no fast Imagine Me ones and no gimmicks the story unfolds the way the story needs to unfold and all Beyond Temptation of it makes for great reading And protagonist Beth Harmon I will never forget her and I will always hope that after the end Past Due Debt Collection of this story she had a good and happy life I read this again as the lead book in a seminar that I am holding with a clutch Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of senior high school students They loved the book which The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline overjoys me because that might mean that Tevis has seven new adherents who in turn can spread the word Where I’m Calling From of his prose further Yes this book is gospel to me I myself fell for t


9 thoughts on “The ueen's Gambit

  1. says:

    Blimey o’reilly The ueen’s Gambit was an absolutely stonking good novel – the best I’ve read in ages Why hasn’t an

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    At eighteen Beth Harmon has established herself as the ueen of American chess She may be the most gifted player since Morphy or Capablanca; no one knows just how gifted she is – how great a potential she holds in that young girl’s body with its dazzling brain To find out to show the world if America has outgrown its inferior status in world chess she will have to go where the big boys are She will have to go to the Soviet Un

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    I love this book It’s feeling really challenging to try to start my next any book because I doubt I’ll enjoy it as much as I liked this one I have added this one to my favorites shelfI’m so grateful that my book club agreed to read this for our March book For me it was the perfect book at the perfect tim

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    I so adore this bookThe twin passions of games order clarity focus beauty creativity competition transcendence and addiction chaos release abdication destruction waste Loneliness and alienation Redemption Tevis works these themes in all his books The Hustler most similarly The Man Who Fell to Earth most wrenchinglyBut I think ueen's Gambit is his best The writing is pure and invisible The tension excitement and suspense brought out by the

  5. says:

    I'm a tad biased rating this In my youth I was a chess junkie The rise of Bobby Fischer coincided with my early

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    uite possibly a perfect example of a certain type of taut pulsating novel and a lesson in precision and how to mesmerise your readers And Tevis should have way

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    I read somewhere that this is one of Lawrence Block's favourite stories Well if it's good enough for LBI'd enjoyed chess as a child and recall the hype and excitement surrounding the world championship match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in the 70's This book captures the excitement chess can evoke t

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    Greatness is this bookTevis upset my understanding of writing and literature with The Man Who Fell to Earth and he did it again with this book The prose is incredible in its transparency while Tevis's storytelling is so straightforward as to b

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    Set in the 1950s and 1960s Elizabeth Harmon is a chess prodigy with addiction issues She learns chess at age eight from a janitor at her orphanage and obviously has a gift for the game When she is adopted at age twelve she eventually gets a chance to compete in tournaments Her addiction issues originate in the practice of