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Stone's Fall At His London Home, John Stone Falls Out Of A Window To His Death A Financier And Arms Dealer, Stone Was A Man So Wealthy That He Was Able To Manipulate Markets, Industries, And Indeed Entire Countries And Continents Did He Jump, Was He Pushed, Or Was It Merely A Tragic Accident His Alluring And Enigmatic Widow Hires A Young Crime Reporter To Investigate The Story Moves Backward In Time From London In To Paris In And Finally To Venice In And The Attempts To Uncover The Truth Play Out Against The Backdrop Of The Evolution Of High Stakes International Finance, Europe S First Great Age Of Espionage, And The Start Of The Twentieth Century S Arms Race Stone S Fall Is A Tale Of Love And Frailty, As Much As It Is Of High Finance And Skulduggery The Mixture, Then, As Now, Is An Often Fatal Combination


10 thoughts on “Stone's Fall

  1. says:

    Well, all you Iain Pears fans can relax he s written a terrific book again I say this as an Iain Pears fan who had to throw The Dream of Scipio against the wall with great force As in An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears uses multiple narrators to tell the story of financier John Stone s death after


  2. says:

    The central question in Stone s Fall is fairly simple How and why did the powerful and extremely wealthy industrialist John Stone fall to his death from an opened window of his London home To find the answer to that question, the intriguing but rather slow moving story is told by three different narrators in t


  3. says:

    This is a very long novel I d guess nearly 300,000 words , and as the official blurb says, it is ingenious and intricately plotted But I think it could have been just as ingenious and intricate at about half the length I was hoping it would be as good as An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I was disappointed Like that on


  4. says:

    A quite decent historical thriller with lots of twists and turns, plot devices galore, red herrings, political machinations, high finances, boys own spying adventures, romance, betrayal, industrial espionage, the entente cordiale, naval warfare, anarchism and the evil that people do It is well written and researched and works bac


  5. says:

    This novel got steadily better as I read it it s shaped like a Klein bottle The first section, which takes place in London in 1910, is worth three stars A journalist is hired by a mysterious wealthy widow to help resolve the will of her husband, John Stone, who died by falling out a window The will gives a bequest to an unnamed child of St


  6. says:

    Solid four star read Really and truly.I hesitate to use the word Dickensian because I was never a Dickens fan, but that s the word that comes to mind for me and I do mean it in a positive way A long, twisty narrative full of larger than life characters who are intertwined in all sorts of unexpected ways I can only compare it to Dickens But where Dic


  7. says:

    Goddammit, this is twice now that Iain Pears has done this to me I get maybe a quarter to a third of the way into his book and start thinking This is ok, but I m starting to lose interest I m not sure if I want to read muchof this story But then it turns out the story isn t what you think it is And it isn t just some cheap twist either, butthat the characters


  8. says:

    The central question is simple How and why did the wealthy and powerful industrialist John Stone come to fall to his death from the window of his London home The answer is anything but.First there is a prologue, set in Paris in 1953 Two men meet after a funeral It is short and simple but it sets the tone beautifully and provides a firm basis that will hold together wha


  9. says:

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this book, my first by Iain Pears I love his humor, and that he writes with depth Don t plan to fly through this one It takes patience and I found myself having to reread parts, or just wanting to reread to get a better flavor for the story, or to laugh again at a funny line I love the way the author decided to tell this story He starts in the present


  10. says:

    This book was really hard for me to stick with It s told in a way that is mostly back story and I found myself thinking can we please just get to the point Unfortunately the point does not come until the end, but it will shock you I found myself exclaiming, oh my god The story is centered around the life of John Stone who falls to his death from his library window In his will, he indicate


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