Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

A carregar...

The Westing Game (1978)

por Ellen Raskin

Outros autores: Ver a secção outros autores.

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaDiscussões / Menções
12,160336513 (4.07)2 / 331
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Adicionado recentemente porbiblioteca privada, kitcaswe, jaystainbrook, JoeB1934, nswlib, kbro29, JFBCore, Maraday, OldManTV
  1. 130
    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler por E. L. Konigsburg (infiniteletters, Utilizador anónimo)
  2. 60
    The Mysterious Benedict Society por Trenton Lee Stewart (bezoar44)
    bezoar44: The Mysterious Benedict Society features a team of kids working to solve puzzles and unravel a dangerous mystery at a claustrophobic boarding school; the Westing Game pits several teams of kids and adults, residents of an apartment building, against one another in a race to decode a will and solve several related mysteries.… (mais)
  3. 31
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie por Alan Bradley (chinquapin)
  4. 10
    Chasing Vermeer por Blue Balliett (infiniteletters)
  5. 10
    The Maze of Bones por Rick Riordan (cmbohn)
  6. 10
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library por Chris Grabenstein (trollsdotter)
  7. 10
    Father's Arcane Daughter por E. L. Konigsburg (ansate)
  8. 00
    The Spider-Orchid por Celia Fremlin (sietsmareadinglist)
  9. 00
    The Gollywhopper Games por Jody Feldman (foggidawn)
  10. 00
    The Clock Without a Face por Eli Horowitz (sduff222)
  11. 00
    The Egypt Game por Zilpha Keatley Snyder (g33kgrrl)
  12. 02
    The City of Ember por Jeanne DuPrau (SFRFS335)
    SFRFS335: Both books are amazingly written.
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

» Ver também 331 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 337 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
This is a weird book. ( )
  mslibrarynerd | Jan 13, 2024 |
Reading this for maybe the tenth time (the first nine times were during my childhood), I was struck by a few things:

1. This book still rocks my socks off.

2. The 1970s is long enough ago that there were a few cringers. For example, "She had a retarded daughter...a Mongoloid child." And, "Proud of her liberalism, Grace Windsor Wexler stood and leaned over the table to shake the black woman's hand." These are not deal-breakers, but they take some historical context explaining.

3. 16 characters and 16 pieces on a chess board! The chess theme was not apparent to me as a kid, but it's was glaringly obvious this time. You've got to anticipate your opponents' moves.

4. I totally thought the Wexlers and the Hoos were headed towards a wife-swap situation. Grace Wexler starts calling James Hoo "Jimmy" and Jake Wexler eats at the Hoo's restaurant every day and helps Sun Lin learn English. It really seemed like they were with the wrong people, right? There's a grown-up reading of a kid's book for you.

5. Berthe Crow is really very truly creepy. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, a story about would-be heirs competing for a fortune, is a classic comedic mystery novel. Many folks think that Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game is one of the most perfect books ever written, and I'd have to agree that it is absolutely a modern classic of not only children's literature (it won the Newberry Medal) but of the mystery genre.

The Westing Game is an exciting, gripping, and surprisingly deep whodunit about eccentric millionaire Samuel W. Westing, who has gathered 16 potential heirs to his $200 million estate to compete in a mysterious game to discover who among them murdered him. Sam Westing has invented a game for his heirs, and only the one who solves it gets the money.

While the mystery at the core of The Westing Game is intriguing, the characters are the ones who make this story (this book had to have influenced Rian Johnson's Knives Out)! Raskin's fills her story with a diverse assortment of misfits, each with their own mysterious connection to Sam Westing. And the ending! The ending consists of essentially three codas, that tie up the loose threads of the plot and explains where all the characters ended up. To say anything else, would be to spoil the plot of this wonderful, smart, and snarky book.

The Westing Game is quietly subversive —there’s stuff about labor unions, racism, classism, feminism, immigrants, prejudice. I think it mostly stands up to the tests of time. However, I think there are some outdated terms. But it's still a great read regardless! ( )
  ryantlaferney87 | Dec 8, 2023 |
A clever and surprisingly funny puzzle mystery. The characters are a very distinct and eclectic bunch. The book is the perfect length, with no morally objectionable content, and I loved that everything is tied up so neatly in the end! A new favorite that I'll be recommending!

(The only criticism I have is that Turtle acts younger and, at other times, older than her 13 years. It's unrealistic, for sure.) ( )
  RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
I feel liked I read this book in elementary school. I remember liking parts of the plot and not liking other parts. ( )
  Moshepit20 | Oct 31, 2023 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 337 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
The book seems to suggest that the real American inheritance is transformation, and that American transformation is a mercurial thing.
adicionada por g33kgrrl | editarThe New Yorker, Jia Tolentino (Jun 13, 2019)
 
adicionada por g33kgrrl | editarPublic Books, Nicholas Dames (Jul 4, 2018)
 
Ultimately, although the story is an exciting who-done-it, the emphasis on the ‘who’ is what keeps readers coming back. The characters make the story interesting, and they make the reader think, and that is exactly what a powerful book should do.
adicionada por g33kgrrl | editarWales Arts Review, B. J. Epstein (Feb 13, 2014)
 
 
If Raskin's crazy ingenuity has threatened to run away with her on previous occasions, here the complicated game is always perfectly meshed with character and story. Confoundingly clever, and very funny.
adicionada por g33kgrrl | editarKirkus Reviews, starred review (May 1, 1978)
 

» Adicionar outros autores (20 possíveis)

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Ellen Raskinautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Durell, AnnIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Summerer, Eric MichaelNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Woodman, JeffNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
for Jenny who asked for a puzzle-mystery and Susan K.
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Clues, they had to work on those clues. Behind closed doors. Whisper, someone may be listening.
Remember: It is not what you have, it's what you don't have that counts.
A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake.
Purple waves.
“Take stock in America, my heirs, and sing in praise of this generous land. You, too, may strike it rich who dares to play the Westing game.”
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Carregue para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Língua original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
DDC/MDS canónico
LCC Canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (4.07)
0.5 3
1 25
1.5 2
2 95
2.5 29
3 367
3.5 110
4 676
4.5 100
5 866

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 201,661,426 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível