The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub)


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    The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) As a note this novel is listed in my GR bio as one of my favorite reads of all time I wrote this review a few y

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    The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) The fact that this book explores university politics featuring east coast black upper middle class characters made it stand out from the pack but once you get over this facet which I did pretty uickly what you're left with is a well written a

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    DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) Stephen L. Carter Á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Even though it took me FOREVER to finish I enjoyed this book than I thought I would Had it been 100 200 pages shorter and the editing a bit tighter I would have given it a five star ratingThe characters are what drew me int

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    The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) This was one of the moodiest books I have ever read A well to do African American family come together for the funeral of the family patriarch a judge who once was in the running for a Supreme Court seat but because of his connection with Unc

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Emperor of Ocean Park The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter Carter has an extraordinary command of the English language One of the most compelling books I've read primarily for the vocabulary gymnastics I was sent to my dictionary than once However the plot line of this mystery is

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    The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) FREE DOWNLOAD The Emperor of Ocean Park I love big books and big ideas I enjoyed reading this but was a little disappointed that the privileged African Americans were just a

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Emperor of Ocean Park The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter For almost a week Bob and I didn't talk to each other much That's because he had his nose in this 800 page book for the first part of the week and I had mine in it for the second part Unlike legal thrillers penned by other legally trained writers eg Grisham Turow and Baldacci this book is not one dimensional It is complex and the language is rich It is a window into the world of affluentwell educated members o

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Emperor of Ocean Park The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter This truly is well done I like Mr Carter's tone and the relaxed and personable manner in which his story unfolds His use of language is lyrically elevated slightly pretentious but not unapproachable or condescending He offers multiple views on society racism poverty etc that we are not familiar with in relation to Black American literary characters and he handles this balance well He needs a better editor but

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    Stephen L. Carter Á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) What's funny is that the very reason I loved this book so much at first is the reason I sort of was bored at the end the mystery is almost secondary to the the characters and relationships in the book A number of the reviews have said the book was slow but for the first 34 of the book that didn't bother me at al

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    The Emperor of Ocean Park (E–pub) This was a good story but could have been a lot shortertoo descriptive throughout I found myself thinking Move on I got it B

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READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Emperor of Ocean Park Stephen L. Carter Á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter Intricate superbly written often scathingly funny a brilliantly crafted tapestry of ambition family secrets murder integrity tested and justice has gone terribly wrongAn 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. As a note this novel is listed in my GR bio as one of my favorite reads of all time I wrote this review a few years ago but I still have this book on my living room shelf I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it if you love thrillers intelligent mysteries with puzzles a level of erudite language and complex concepts and reading accurate accounts of the small minority of minorities known as the upper echelon of black society or as WEB DuBois called it the Talented Tenth The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L Carter hit the shelves with guns blazing over a decade ago spurred by a multi million dollar book deal and rave reviews His debut fiction novel it stood out from the pack in that it s written around the most highly educated of black society s upper echelon and so because it was written by a member of that very caste rather than by an outsider trying to immolate the nuances prejudices experiences and insights that could only be accurately and convincingly portrayed by one of their own Think Jhumpa Lahiri and Hanif Kureishi this too can be considered a cultural expos embedded within a brilliant thrill ride in the same vein The demographic that Carter writes around really is a lesser known lesser publicized world of its own that necessitates candid unmasking by a member of the tribe itself This novel was a combination of mystery and conspiracy thriller complete with antagonists lurking in the dark the hint of extramarital affairs academic and political betrayal and the scent of conspiracy in the air Was murder involved or natural death Was the Judge wrongfully accused and disgraced or was he secretly deserving of his fate the baddest of all bad guys behind closed political doors This one also featured elouently delivered thoughtful prose that had the unmistakable lilt of a law professor s seriousness without being staid Indeed it was emotive where it needed to be while still offering those sharp references to societal issues I am old enough to remember when few black women of her age wore their hair any other way but nationalism turned out to be less an ideology than a fad being one of my personal favorites and certainly representative of his tone that are jolting and appreciated for their wit insight and stunning logical clarity Chess was at the center of this novel a true Chess Master s feast It enveloped the plot line with an inventory of references that were brilliantly tied into the mystery and intrigue of the work rather than simply being intellectual props for show Carter even wove these allusions into his social commentary in a way that was graceful and not ostentatious though some might consider it mildly pretentious and why not He s writing with a hint of pretentiousness that makes his voice his own I appreciated that voice and found his method his cadence of tone to be thrilling in a new way I love a great thriller with heart uickening twists and turns as much as the next thriller junkie but an author who can write in this genre while evoking serious social deliberation and elouence of finesse It s a feat often tried but seldom achieved with greatness and I was caught off guard by the magnitude of his writing by the elouence of innuendos and by the fact that he managed to uncover this hidden world to the masses while still making it feel like a secret In fact I d venture to say that a reader who could follow his intention and who appreciates a view into the inner workings of dirty American politics would feel that they d been let in on a secret And who doesn t love to be let in on a secret While this novel is easily one of my all time favorites for the plot line that kept me guessing and the delivery that made me a fan it isn t without its own Achilles heel The Emperor could definitely have stood up to a haircut snip a little here shave a little there While the word count itself was certainly not to be considered massive comparative to some the style of writing and tendency towards verboseness of narrative at times made the novel feel massive than it was and the task of reading through the backstory of every minor character could be tedious However he is a master with creating characters their voices were genuine and all their own from hoity toity Lady Bugs to self entitled Trump sound alikes With that in mind yes his editor definitely should have chopped it down a bit just to streamline this work however would this then have been the cozy thriller that it was had they done so Maybe not I set aside the temptation towards docking this one a 12 star for the same reason that I did so with my last Stephen King review because there s no need to be petty 5 stars FOLLOW ME HEREArt Deco Agency Book Blog Twitter Instagram Art Deco Publishing Agency

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The Emperor of Ocean Park

READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Emperor of Ocean Park Stephen L. Carter Á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter Ons and it seems to be leading to a second even 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 h. What s funny is that the very reason I loved this book so much at first is the reason I sort of was bored at the end the mystery is almost secondary to the the characters and relationships in the book A number of the reviews have said the book was slow but for the first 34 of the book that didn t bother me at all I actually liked how instead of a real who done it mystery Carter just really set up a great cast of characters and only slowly set out even hints that there was a murder The problem was that the book picked up momentum built to a false climax then settled back in to a long slow meandering towards the final climax It was the same writing as before but after Carter got the ball rolling it was frustrating and boring to switch back to the easy pacing of before Also the final twist Really lamely unbelievable to the point of being laugh out loud funny Which is too bad since I loved most of the book

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READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Emperor of Ocean Park Stephen L. Carter Á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Stephen L. Carter Complex family with a single seductive link to the shadowlands of crimeThe Emperor of the title Judge Oliver Garland has just died suddenly A brilliant legal mind conservative and famously controversial Judge Garland made 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 recoveredBut now the Judge's death raises even uesti. This was one of the moodiest books I have ever read A well to do African American family come together for the funeral of the family patriarch a judge who once was in the running for a Supreme Court seat but because of his connection with Uncle Jack a shadowy underworld figure removed himself from consideration in disgrace This author is one of the best mood setters I have ever read He is able to describe alternately the joy of raising a child and the delight of discovering life through that child s eyes and then the sorrow of suspecting your spouse is not being faithful The hero Talcott watches his life slowly crumble before him as his father s secrets slowly come to light People want to know about his father s arrangements and others keep pushing him to find out He wrestles with memories of his father s alcoholic period the loss of a sister the estrangement of an older brother at the same time dealing with annoying people in his family AND professional life as a law professorAs the secrets are revealed Talcott struggles to come to grips with who and what his father really was There is one main mystery but it is wrapped in careful layers like an onion and slowly peels off one delectable bit at a time The author is careful to never give us too much of the mystery s solution at a time while providing wonderful details about the professor s life and family He does this is such a well balanced way that just about the time the reader thinks he is going nowhere a little crumb of the mystery keeps the pages turning in search of another morselI was also impressed with the author s ability to get in your face with spiritual values The hero has several counseling sessions with a Baptist minister and the dialogue in those portions of the book are powerful offering solid spiritual insights without apologies In one party scene an agnostic scholar suares off with the minister character about the existence of God and the result is shocking to find in a secular novel In summary all I can say is WOW What a carefully crafted work of art

  • Paperback
  • 672
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park
  • Stephen L. Carter
  • English
  • 02 January 2020
  • 9780375712920