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by Peter Francis James,Stephen L. Carter

eBook The Emperor of Ocean Park download ISBN: 055371337X
Author: Peter Francis James,Stephen L. Carter
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (June 4, 2002)
Language: English
ePub: 1197 kb
Fb2: 1896 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

by Stephen L. Carter (Author), Peter Francis James (Narrator). Carter's foray into fiction is a smashing success mostly because he writes a story that can be BELIEVED even while being enjoyed.

by Stephen L. One might wonder how an intellectual like Carter, with plently of NON-fiction under his belt, would make the jump to fiction. The answer is: flawlessly. Carter Read by Peter Francis James. Superbly written and filled with memorable characters, The Emperor of Ocean Park is both a stunning literary achievement and a grand literary entertainment. By Stephen L. Part of Vintage Contemporaries. About The Emperor of Ocean Park. In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family.

Narrated by Peter Francis James. Carter takes us on path of mystery, conspiracy, and suspense. Intricate, superbly written, often scathingly funny, The Emperor of Ocean Park is a triumphant work of fiction, packed with character and incident-a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition, family secrets, murder, integrity tested, and justice gone terribly wrong. I absolutely loved this book. The writing itself was great, really easy to read, although some sentences in the book are rather lengthy. I particularly enjoyed how the game of chess was interwoven into the plot.

Peter Francis James (born September 16, 1956) is an American actor and voice-over artist, distinguished by his strong baritone. James was born September 16, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, to David James and Mary Galloway James. He has five siblings. James's acting career began in 1979, when he appeared in a version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, starring Earle Hyman and Morgan Freeman.

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I was glad to have the Vineyard house, a tidy little Victorian on Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs, with lots of frilly carpenter’s Gothic along the sagging porch and a lovely morning view of the white band shell set amidst a vast sea of smooth green grass and outlined against a vaster sea of bright blue water.

The Emperor of Ocean Park is a 2002 novel by American author and law professor Stephen L. Carter. It is the first part of Carter's Elm Harbor series; two more novels in the series were published in 2007 and 2008. The book was Carter's first work of fiction, and spent 11 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list following its publication

Intricate, superbly written, often scathingly funny, The Emperor of Ocean Park is a triumphant work of fiction, packed with character and incident-a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition, family secrets, murder, integrity tested, and justice has gone terribly wrong.

Intricate, superbly written, often scathingly funny, The Emperor of Ocean Park is a triumphant work of fiction, packed with character and incident-a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition, family secrets, murder, integrity tested, and justice has gone terribly wrong.

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of seven non-fiction books. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut. Библиографические данные. The Emperor Of Ocean Park.

Stephen Carter (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Intricate, superbly written, often scathingly funny, "The Emperor of Ocean Park" is a triumphant work of fiction, a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition, family secrets, murder, and justice gone terribly wrong.

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An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation. The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard—old families who summer on Martha’s Vineyard—and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. It tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime.The Emperor of the title, Judge Oliver Garland, has just died, suddenly. A brilliant legal mind, conservative and famously controversial, Judge Garland made more enemies than friends. Many years before, he’d earned a judge’s highest prize: a Supreme Court nomination. But in a scene of bitter humiliation, televised across the country, his nomination collapsed in scandal. The humbling defeat became a private agony, one from which he never recovered. But now the Judge’s death raises even more questions—and it seems to be leading to a second, even more terrible scandal. Could Oliver Garland have been murdered? He has left a strange message for his son Talcott, a professor of law at a great university, entrusting him with “the arrangements”—a mysterious puzzle that only Tal can unlock, and only by unearthing the ambiguities of his father’s past. When another man is found dead, and then another, Talcott—wry, straight-arrow, almost too self-aware to be a man of action—must risk his career, his marriage, and even his life, following the clues his father left him.Intricate, superbly written, often scathingly funny, The Emperor of Ocean Park is a triumphant work of fiction, packed with character and incident—a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition, family secrets, murder, integrity tested, and justice gone terribly wrong.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
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I CANNOT BELIEVE I PLOUGHED THROUGH 600 PLUS PAGES OF THIS BOOK. IT IS FAR FROM LITERATURE AND IF THE AUTHOR WAS NOT A BLACK LAW PROFESSOR IT WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY.IT IS SO TEDIOUS AND NEEDS MAJOR MAJOR CUTTING.

THE WRITING IS AVERAGE, THERE ARE LOTS OF DISCREPENCIES A GOOD EDITOR WOULD HAVE CAUGHT. eg, THEY ORDER CRABCAKES AND RICE AND THEN THE CHARACTER IS LOOKING AT THE FRENCH FRIES ON HIS PLATE.

THE WIFE, KIMMER IS ONE OF THE MOST ANNOYING, SELFCENTERED CHARACTERS I HAVE EVER CAME ACROSS.WHETHER THIS BOOK IS WRITEN BY A BLACK OR WHITE PERSON IT SHOULD HAVE TO MEET THE SAME STANDARDS AND THIS BOOK IS MOST UNSATISFYING.
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Stephen L. Carter has woven a suspenseful novel of a man unraveling the mystery connected to his father's death. But this is more than a thriller; it is a novel about families and the things that bring them together and tear them apart; the secrets they keep from one another and the rest of the world; the legacies they pass from one generation to the next.

Carter is an African-American law professor as is his main character, Talcott Garland. Through Talcott, he comments on issues of family, religion, law, education, race, marriage, wealth, and politics. I found the frequent philosophical digressions were some of the most interesting parts of
the novel. Talcott has beliefs and values he tries to live by despite other influences. His life is not turning out as he planned and he is the pawn in the hands of his father's legacy, his wife's ambition, his sister's obsession with conspiracy theories, his brother's escape to Argentina, and his cousin's mental collapse.

His father, a conservative Judge who has been disgraced during hearings for appointment to the Supreme Court, is found dead in his study and Talcott is charged from the grave to discover "arrangements" the honorable Judge Oliver Garland left behind. Through an intense and often violent search, Talcott deals with a disappearing scrapbook, two reappearing pawns, a mysterious delivery to a soup kitchen, and a stolen book of chess problems. Will he be able to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together and checkmate the opposition? Will the decades old hit-and-run death of his baby sister ever be resolved? Will the notorious underworld figure truly protect him, and at what price?

From the ivory tower of a Yale-like Law School to the often peaceful resort of Martha's Vineyard and a secluded condo in Aspen, the reader follows Talcott in his search for the truth. However, I felt the great fault in the writing is that the narrator does not tell the reader everything he knows. Since vital information is revealed to the reader only in retrospect, Talcott's reasoning process and actions are often confusing and hard to follow. However, clearing up the mystery of how his father died and, more importantly, how he had lived, does make Talcott's story one worth telling.
Auridora
Talcott Garland is a professor of law and the son of a former Federal Judge who stepped down from the bench amid much controversy. When Talcott, or Misha as his closest friends call him, receives word that his father has died, events start taking shape that lead to a fantastic mystery that only Misha has the key to solving.

It seems that the late Judge has left a series of clues, or riddles, that Misha is tasked with solving in order to find out what the Judge's "arrangements" were. The problem? Misha has no idea what these arrangements are or where to start looking. But a number of well connected and threatening individuals seem to know all about them and are eager for Misha to uncover the secrets the Judge hid so well. All the while, Misha has to cope with his failing marriage, his fear for the safety of himself and his family, his seemingly selfish brother, and his conspiracy theorist sister. Misha feels pulled in a million different directions while at the same time trying to live up to the expectations of a father with whom he was never close. His wife is in the running for a judicial appointment and doesn't want him to dredge up anything controversal that will stand in her way. His colleagues begin to think that he has lost his mind as he continues his father's search and makes what seem to be wild accusations. But his personal debates are nothing compared with the element of evil that is lurking in the shadows of every twist and turn.

In his debut work of fiction, Stephen Carter has written a cleverly crafted mystery that keeps the reader guessing as much as the chess moves described that underly the main story. He has created believable characters - some of which one loves, others one hates - that lend credence to the tale. He has also supplemented the mystery itself with the characters' own personal problems that make this a story about life as much as intrigue. My only fault with the novel is the discussion of race that is part of Misha's inner conflict. Misha makes many observations about black versus white and often is angered at his perceptions about disadvantages he suffers as a black man. While the author and his characters are certainly entitled to their opinions and feelings, this aspect adds nothing to the story of the novel. At times it just makes Misha seem bitter about race, but it never relates to the overall plot. I kept waiting for race to tie in to the mystery aspect of the book, but it never did and ultimately served as a distraction.

Overall, however, the novel was a well written and suspenseful mystery that keeps the reader guessing up to the last pages. But it was more than a mystery in it's look at human dynamics, what money and power can do to a person, and how important family can be, even in it's most disfunctional form.