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Xeque ao rei (2005)

por Joanne Harris

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Séries: St. Oswald's (1)

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Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

The New York Times bestselling author takes a riveting new direction with this richly textured, multi-layered novel of friendship, murder, revenge, and class conflict set in an upper-crust English school??as enthralling and haunting as Ian McKewan's Atonement and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley

Audere, agere, auferre.

To dare, to strive, to conquer.

For generations, elite young men have attended St. Oswald's School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric classics teacher who has been a revered fixture for more than 30 years. But this year, things are different. Suits, paperwork, and Information Technology rule the world, and Straitley is reluctantly contemplating retirement. He is joined in this, his 99th, term by five new faculty members, including one who??unknown to Straitley and everyone else??holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Ozzie's ways and secrets, it's comforts and conceits. Harboring dark ties to the school's past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: Destroy St. Oswald's.

As the new term gets underway, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances??a lost pen, a misplaced coffee mug??they soon escalate to the life threatening. With the school unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of St. Ozzie's ruin. But the old man faces a formidable opponent??a master player with a strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final move.

A harrowing tale of cat and mouse told in alternating voices, this riveting, hypnotically atmospheric novel showcases Joanne Harris's astonishing storytelling talent as… (mais)

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One I've been meaning to read for years (I met Joanne Harris years ago in Dublin and have a signed copy of this book as a result).[return][return]A cleverly written thriller, with two distinct voices - those of the Classics tutor, and that of the killer who has returned to St Oswald's school after 15 years to bring retribution over the death of their friend Leon.[return][return]It shows Harris' skill in that you dont really know who the killer is (or even really their sex) until the last few chapters of the book. Well you *do* know, in that they are the child of the school porter 15 years earlier, but who they are now, and who they are pretending to be is not known. ( )
  nordie | Oct 14, 2023 |
One I've been meaning to read for years (I met Joanne Harris years ago in Dublin and have a signed copy of this book as a result).[return][return]A cleverly written thriller, with two distinct voices - those of the Classics tutor, and that of the killer who has returned to St Oswald's school after 15 years to bring retribution over the death of their friend Leon.[return][return]It shows Harris' skill in that you dont really know who the killer is (or even really their sex) until the last few chapters of the book. Well you *do* know, in that they are the child of the school porter 15 years earlier, but who they are now, and who they are pretending to be is not known. ( )
  nordie | Oct 14, 2023 |
This is a fabulous novel and thriller. St Oswald's is an old and prestigous grammar school for boys. As the fall term commences, trouble begins, at first annoying incidents, then growing more sinister. The classics teacher, Roy Straitley, finds himself in a life and death struggle with a dangerous opponent who has planned this attack for many years.
Dark and sinister, but at times intensely funny, this is a great read. ( )
  bhowell | Sep 10, 2022 |
Set at a Private School for Boys, a series of escalating pranks that seems to target a language professor who is near retirement, makes a mockery of the school, ultimately ending with murder.

This is story told from a couple of viewpoints, the professor, as he comments on the daily life of at the school, from students to new teachers. Than we have the mysterious narrator causing the problems, the who is never named, but a reader quickly realizes its a new faculty member, but which one? This new faculty member is getting revenge for an event that happened years ago and the old language professor is oblivious to it all, not even realizing that he is a victim.

I enjoyed reading the story, it took me a bit to figure out the narrators. The different viewpoints were confusing, especially at the beginning. However the writing was well done and the ending was definitely a surprise. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Jul 18, 2022 |
Well I really enjoyed this.
The book is set in a boys public school, St Oswald's & has two protagonists, an old Classics teacher ( who I adored) and another who had come to enact a revenge on the school, for things that happened a number of years before.
The book moves between both times, with chess being used as hints as to what might happen. Characters called Knight, Bishop & the like.
I will admit that I did figure out the twist (as twist there must be these days it seems). But it didn't take away my enjoyment of the book & I found myself racing towards the end to see what happened.
A recommend from me ( )
  bobbyl | Jun 16, 2022 |
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Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

The New York Times bestselling author takes a riveting new direction with this richly textured, multi-layered novel of friendship, murder, revenge, and class conflict set in an upper-crust English school??as enthralling and haunting as Ian McKewan's Atonement and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley

Audere, agere, auferre.

To dare, to strive, to conquer.

For generations, elite young men have attended St. Oswald's School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric classics teacher who has been a revered fixture for more than 30 years. But this year, things are different. Suits, paperwork, and Information Technology rule the world, and Straitley is reluctantly contemplating retirement. He is joined in this, his 99th, term by five new faculty members, including one who??unknown to Straitley and everyone else??holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Ozzie's ways and secrets, it's comforts and conceits. Harboring dark ties to the school's past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: Destroy St. Oswald's.

As the new term gets underway, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances??a lost pen, a misplaced coffee mug??they soon escalate to the life threatening. With the school unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of St. Ozzie's ruin. But the old man faces a formidable opponent??a master player with a strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final move.

A harrowing tale of cat and mouse told in alternating voices, this riveting, hypnotically atmospheric novel showcases Joanne Harris's astonishing storytelling talent as

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