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The Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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Gripping reading . . . Nabokov's The Defense and Zweig's The Royal Game are the classics. Now joining them is The Queen's Gambit, FINANCIAL TIMES
The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it
Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep, SCOTSMAN
More exciting than any thriller I've seen lately; more than that, beautifully written
What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen's Gambit, PLAYBOY
A psychological thriller, NEW YORK TIMES
Walter Tevis is famous for writing The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth, but this is my favorite book of his. It is about a girl who, guided by her somewhat unreliable mother, becomes a child prodigy at chess. Even if you do not know how to play chess, it is a great thriller, Literary Hub
Tevis was a great storyteller -- Lionel Shriver --Questo testo si riferisce a un'edizione alternativa kindle_edition.
- ASIN : B0118GQM1A
- Editore : Weidenfeld & Nicolson (14 aprile 2016)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 1311 KB
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- Screen Reader : Supportato
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- Lunghezza stampa : 258 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 2,235 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Rispetto alla serie tv ci sono poche ma fondamentali differenze (che ovviamente eviterò di spoilerare!)
La scrittura è scorrevole, la storia tiene incollati al libro e gli elementi tecnici rimangono in secondo piano, anche se a volte tendono ad essere descritti in maniera prolissa.
Si tratta indubbiamente di un bel libro, che consiglio senza riserve ma che secondo me non regge il confronto con il capolavoro Netflix ma, se vi è piaciuta “La regina degli scacchi” in versione tv, qui adorerete altrettanto Beth e la sua scalata verso il successo.
Le recensioni migliori da altri paesi
Set in the 50s/60s, its the story of Beth Harmon, orphaned at 8 years of age and sent to Mount Sterling Orphanage in Kentucky. The lucky ones eventually get adopted and shortly after arriving Beth hopes it happens to her soon. She doesnt like the orphanage or the staff. She feels alone. The orphanage has a policy of tranquilizing the kids twice a day and its not long before Beth becomes addicted, a trait that will follow here throughout the book as she battles later also with alcohol addiction.
When Beth one day is sent to the basement on an errand, she sees the janitor playing chess and she is immediately fascinated. As she watches she quickly begins to understand the workings of the game. When her visit becomes a regular thing she eventually persuades the janitor to teach and let her play chess and he soon realizes that she is a natural and that they have a potential genius on their hands.
Beth is eventually adopted but despite this, still feels completely alone and chess is her only escape, the one thing that she is really good at. Despite not having a chess board in her new home she plays games in her head. She has a natural gift to envisage a game and go through all the permutations of it.
Eventually Beth does get a board, scrapes the money together to start entering local tournaments and soon wipes all before her, becoming first state champion and then American champion.
The ultimate test is in Russia though, where all the best players are, that is her ultimate goal. Travel to Moscow and play the best to become world champion. Easier said than done, especially when her early addiction has stayed with her and she uses tranquilizers regularly to sleep and relieve stress.
This is for sure something different and may sound like you need an interest in chess to enjoy this but you really dont. I played chess in my youth but havent played in years and only played at a very basic level but I enjoyed this one immensely. Beth is the star of the show here, with chess as her vehicle. She nots a particularly likeable character. She is quite aloof, few friends and socially awkward, she comes across as extremely selfish at times but despite this you will be rooting for her throughout. Im still undecided whether her character traits are borne from nurture or nature. Either way she is a fascinating character.
This one did suck me in and I was lost in it all the way through. Some may find it to chess heavy for their tastes but I loved it. Highly recommended.
One can only imagine all the anorak and fingerless-glove wearing train-spotters who read books about people on trains and give them 5 star reviews just because there’s a train in the book: Thomas the Tank Engine has so much to answer for.
All i can say is that i managed to finish it, but it isn’t anything to get excited about in any way: unless you have wet dreams about chess games.
The suggested drug abuse and dependency never actually materialises. Sure, Beth has her moments of alcohol exploration as most teenagers do, she even tries a bit of pot at a party — OMFG — and sometimes she even takes a tranquilliser or two to get to sleep; but i’d hardly call any of it drug abuse as she only manages to lose one game of chess, ever, due to having a bit too much wine and then never drinks again for the rest of the book. It’s like the gender/sex discrimination it reportedly deals with: i would imagine that most women would gladly be the first in the queue to have a few grumpy old men being annoyed at being beaten at chess by them instead of the real gender/sex discrimination real girls and women have to deal with every day.
And — shock and horror for the middle class suburbia — there’s even the suggestion that Beth may be a lesbian, or at least bi-curious. Oh the wildness!!!
To put it all mildly, it’s all very nicely portrayed and sanitised for the middle class, chess playing people of it’s day. Even the children’s home is positively idyllic compared to what a real one is like — and yes, i was in a children’s home.
I really don’t think this book has aged well at all.
All in all, a disappointment, but if you like listening to chess matches on Radio 4 and don’t like anything too risqué then it may just get you a little tingly where it matters.
We have excitement, romance, changes of scene and a wonderful celebration of a very special game. It has its predictable elements but I can only agree with those who find it as absorbing as a good thriller. I feel tentative about seeing the filming of this novel, since it could easily be heavy-handed, but I expect i shall take the risk. Strip away imagined pretensions and enjoy a fine narrative.