Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree ä Leon GarfieldDhood cue small in my day rant so i ound this in my dad and my grandpa s book collection i loved this one so much a small short story but one of my absolute avorites how did A Christmas Carol make it into the history
books but not this one Mr Corbett s Ghost is like Ebenezer Scrooge if it were warped andbut not this one Mr Corbett s Ghost is like Ebenezer Scrooge if it were warped and into a dark and creepy story about death and the aftermath of it can t wait to go back and read it again 3 short stories The irst one Mr Corbett s Ghost was stunning and very atmospheric I just couldn t stop reading The second one Vaarlem and Tripp was not so interesting and when I turned a page to read I realised it was over the last one The Simpleton was bette. Of the man he hated most in the worldA brilliant collection of three short stories rom a master story teller who will keep you turning the pages until the very en.
both in and out of character This also included scenes I ve never read in a sea story as being locked in a hold with a bunch of loose etters lying about and a marvellous description of a ship with its sails urled being like a house with the roof openedI m very glad I dedicated a month or so tocharacter bothin and out of character This also included scenes I veand out of character This also included scenes I ve read in a sea story
various Garfield works he has given me a lot of pleasure and a ew tips Garfield really is a stunninglyGarfield works he has given me a lot of pleasure and a ew tips Garfield really is a stunningly writer with modern children s books i usually have to switch off that part of my brain that delights in swirling baroue and atmospheric language but not here and i remember enjoying his books just as much in chil. In Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life finds it impossible to refuse Sure enough Mr Corbett meets untimely death but the tables turn on the terrified apprentice whoinds himself cursed with the ghost. Leon Garfield is a very good writerI
*am particularly impressed *particularly impressed his use of repetition He knows how to repeat words to make them unny moving serious and I can t think of any writer who can use repetition with such keenness and inesseEach of the three stories had words that were repeatedThe irst Mr Corbett s ghost mainly repeated the phrase heart and soul and that is what the story is about In being haunted by the lost lonely soul of his hated employer young Benjamin learns what
Is In His Heartin his heart second repeated words of dinginess and glory and made an point about what glory may actually be and how great talent can be wrapped in dingy packagesThe third another story wi. Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his "Young Apprentice Benjamin Can't Help But Wish "apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish were dead So when a strange old man offers to make his wish come true Benjam. ,