Ashes

  • Title: Ashes
  • Author: Sergios Gakas Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife
  • ISBN: 9780857050168
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ashes Translation of Stachtes published by Kastaniotis Editions Athens in When Sonia Varika is pulled from the fire her body is burned almost beyond recognition For her ex lovers Police Colonel Ch
    Translation of Stachtes, published by Kastaniotis Editions, Athens, in 2007.When Sonia Varika is pulled from the fire, her body is burned almost beyond recognition For her ex lovers, Police Colonel Chronis Halkidis and Simeon Piertzovanis, the landlord of the gutted property, her fate is a heavy reckoning Fuelled by their twin addictions to cocaine and alcohol, they areTranslation of Stachtes, published by Kastaniotis Editions, Athens, in 2007.When Sonia Varika is pulled from the fire, her body is burned almost beyond recognition For her ex lovers, Police Colonel Chronis Halkidis and Simeon Piertzovanis, the landlord of the gutted property, her fate is a heavy reckoning Fuelled by their twin addictions to cocaine and alcohol, they are gripped by a fanatical desire to uncover the truth behind the blaze and hold those responsible to account A classic noir thriller, unflinching in its examination of violence and corruption, but tender in its treatment of human weakness.

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    1. Ένα κατάμαυρο μυθιστόρημα βουτηγμένο στην απαισιοδοξία, στην αυτοκαταστροφικότητα, στην διαφθορά, στο αλκοόλ, αλλά και σε παράφορες αγάπες χωρίς αίσιο τέλος. Δεν νομίζω ότι έχω ξαναδιαβάσει ένα τόσο νουάρ μυθιστόρημα από καμία άλλη ελληνική πένα. Εύγε κύριε Γκάκα μας!

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    2. Gakas does mystery differently, but only in the telling: two alternating first-person voices and interspersed, short, dialog flashbacks carry you through the book. Otherwise Ashes is pure noir: drunk, dead, destroyed, and bankrupt, Greece, a cop a lawyer, and their ex-actress lover have given up. Greece wallows. The lawyer drinks. The lover dies as the book starts. The cop fights as he snorts his way thru the investigation. Half-crazed to start, he makes it to the final pages, looking for vengea [...]

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    3. Στην αρχή με ενθουσίασε, δεν ξέρω γιατί μετά το έχασα, ενώ η πλοκή δεν έκανε καθόλου κοιλιά ή να παρουσιαστεί κάποιο άλλο πρόβλημα. Δεν κατάλαβα το τέλος

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    4. Ashes is set in Greece, and is a story that focuses on a country falling apart, in part due to its often morally-bankrupt caretakers as well as other forces that have sent society spiraling down into a decline from which it may or may not recover. As a social commentary, it's a winner, and as a novel of crime fiction, it's also pretty awesome.As the novel opens two things are going on in Athens: preparations are underway for the Olympic Games, and a rather non-descript house burns down, taking w [...]

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    5. A house in Athens is burned to the ground, three are dead and one women is left fighting for her life. The women, Sonia, was once a great actress and her ex-lovers, her alcoholic landlord and a policeman, are the only ones who wish to find out what really happened the night of the fire.I liked the idea, the narrative is split between Halkidis and Piertzovanis, the two ex-lovers, interspersed with memories of Sonia. However I found that I was missing the inflections we are used to in speech to kn [...]

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    6. Ashes is a fine slice of Greek noir. All of the principle characters and institutions are deeply flawed. Although in charge of internal affairs, Colonel Halkidis is addicted to cocaine and is prepared bend the law in savage ways, though he does so for justice not financial gain. Piertzovanis is an alcoholic and prone to depression and melancholy. Raina is cheating on her boyfriend. Sonia is vain and a lush. Just about all the other characters are corrupt or prepared to turn a blind eye. The poli [...]

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    7. You know when you hit a period of reading crime books and you just think 'yadda yadda yadda- read it all before' well, I have just broken my recent cycle of this by discovering the marvellous 'Ashes' What a breath of fresh air and a brilliantly realised crime novel with a completely authentic portrayal of Greek society. The translation was excellent and I loved the coke-sniffing , revenge-seeking policeman Chronis and the way his relationship developed with the borderline alcoholic lawyer Simeon [...]

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    8. In most noir fiction, there is a lot of corruption. Entire stories are built out of it. Ashesgoes one better by going past the point where anyone pretends this is a surprise. Corruption is the default state of being, with pretty much everyone taking this for granted. A mysterious fire in a house that kills four people, badly injuring a once famous actress. A policeman investigates (he's the head of internal affairs, but that doesn't matter, as the Chief of police owes him a favour), joining forc [...]

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    9. I took this book on holiday with me because crime is usually a good bet for an absorbing throwaway read. This book didn’t quite live up to that expectation, being both better than expected but also in some ways worse. I probably need to explain.For a start this is one of the more literary police procedurals I have ever read, inasmuch as the writing is very good, a little experimental even, and it doesn’t follow the expected rules of the genre. Now that may partly be because it’s Greek, and [...]

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    10. A neat noir tale from Greece. Good pacing, bleak characters, black humor and dark twists. But the political background seems at times hurried (as in almost every Greek noir tale), even though at times feels very relevant to the situation at Greece at this point, and it makes the story tiring instead of compeling. But still, this is one of the better noir books made by Greeks in recent memory, just because Gakas plays great with his characters and narrative, in a way you ask for more.

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    11. The book has an interesting structure. There are two first person narratives and the thoughts of a third person. The crime solving becomes more interesting as the book progresses.

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    12. A new writer for me and one who has created a fascinating group of characters in contemporary Athens. A book with heart as well as politics, murder and corruption.

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