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by George Sims
Author: George Sims
Publisher: Penguin Books; New Ed edition (1978)
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The first is The End of the Web, an innovative thriller that succeeds in thoroughly disorientating the reader. My hesitation is caused by the fact that George Sims' writing is full of tedious, seemingly irrelevant details
The first is The End of the Web, an innovative thriller that succeeds in thoroughly disorientating the reader. Leo Selver is a middle-aged antiques dealer who is increasingly becoming bored with life. My hesitation is caused by the fact that George Sims' writing is full of tedious, seemingly irrelevant details. I am glad I have given Sims another chance because "The End of the Web" is an intense crime story with an unexpected plot development about 1/3 along the way. "The End of the Web" indeed is a refined, I was first skeptical about "The End of the Web," not sure if I wanted to read another book by the author after finishing another title, "The Last Best Friend," few weeks ago.
George Frederick Sims (1923–99) was born in Hammersmith, the grandson of a London policeman. Sims’ enthusiasms included pop song lyrics (Joni Mitchell is among those quoted in The End of the Web) and films; references to both cropped up regularly in his fiction
George Frederick Sims (1923–99) was born in Hammersmith, the grandson of a London policeman. He met his future wife, Beryl Simcock, while he was still at school in Harrow; the couple married in 1943, and had three children. Sims’ enthusiasms included pop song lyrics (Joni Mitchell is among those quoted in The End of the Web) and films; references to both cropped up regularly in his fiction. His outlook on life was rather downbeat: ‘That’s why all my characters are grey, and my villains are a darker shade of grey.
The End of the Web. 186 printed pages. Leo Selver, a middle-aged antiques dealer, is stunned when the beautiful and desirable Judy Latimer shows an interest in him. Soon they are lying in each other's arms, unaware that this embrace will be their last. Ed Buchanan, a former policeman who has known the Selvers since childhood, agrees to clear Leo's name. Selver and his fellow antique dealers had uncovered.
There’s very little down time in this book, and the plot never really goes into anything too fantastical. The novel includes Ed’s homo phobia which also apparently appears in another George Sims book: The Last Best Friend). Underneath the plot, there’s the sense that life is ephemeral. Most of our characters have been struck with tragedy in some way: the Selvers lost their son, and Ed’s parents were killed in a senseless accident. When the novel begins, we have the very interesting Leo Selver chasing a young woman and wondering why he bothers when he’d so much prefer to be home with his wife.
GEORGE SIMS (1923-1999) was an antiquarian bookseller and unorthodox writer who wrote highly popular thrillers . Published in 1976, the book is set only a few years earlier in 1973, mostly in London though with trips out to the countryside and also over to Amsterdam.
GEORGE SIMS (1923-1999) was an antiquarian bookseller and unorthodox writer who wrote highly popular thrillers with cleverly woven narratives. As with most thrillers (back in those happy far-off days, before turgid soggy middles and endless angst became obligatory), it goes at a cracking pace but, despite this, the author creates a good feel for the time period through references to some of the music and clothes, et. and his sense of place is just as good. George Sims. The small man standing on the narrow ledge stared fixedly forward with eyes made wide and blank by terror. At 2pm on a Monday in 1966, Ned Balfour wakes in Corsica beside a beautiful woman. In the same instant, back in London, fellow art dealer and Dachau survivor Sam Weiss falls ten stories to his death. Ned refuses to believe.
Book in the Ed Buchanan Series). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780802731371.
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Place of Publication. George Sims (1923-1999) was an antiquarian bookseller and unorthodox writer who wrote popular thrillers with cleverly woven narratives. Crime, Thriller & Adventure. British Library Classic Thrillers. Country of Publication. The British Library Publishing Division.