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Eight year old orphan Beth Harmon is uiet sullen and by all appearances unremarkable That is until she plays her first game of chess Her senses grow sharper her thinking clearer and for the firs. I love this book It s feeling really challenging to try to start my next any book because I doubt I ll enjoy it as much as I liked this one I have added this one to my favorites shelfI m so grateful that my book club agreed to read this for our March book For me it was the perfect book at the perfect time In fact some of my book club members were having a hard time getting a copy so I uickly finished the last couple of chapters so that they could read my library copy before its due date That was easy to do This book was easy to pick up and hard to put down My preference when reading books is to stop reading at the end of chapters or at least at the end of mid chapter marked breaks but with this book I was happy to read until I had to put the book down to do something else Finishing a sentence was enough for me I didn t want to stop reading until I absolutely had to stop Beth Harmon is an amazing and memorable character I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her life and reading this amazing coming of age story I loved both the character and the story The secondary characters are also very well drawn out to just the right amount in my opinion and they all also contribute to making this story great I don t even play chess and there is so much in this story that is play by play during chess games and I had no idea what was going on with the relaying of chess pieces moving on the board or what they meant yet the descriptions completely held my attention I was riveted I was hooked for start to finish I think if I knew the game of chess I might have gotten even out of the story though I have no complaints reading it not knowing the game I was afraid I wouldn t enjoy reading about Beth as much when she aged age 8 to age 19 but I found her always interesting In fact even though the book ended in a satisfying way I d read a seuel if there was one Unfortunately this book was published in 1983 the author s seventh book and he died in 1984 so this is his last book The book is a really fast read it has 243 pages and 14 chapters some long The story took a few unexpected turns in the last couple of chapters I appreciated the twists in the storylineThis is a story about a girl who s a chess prodigy but if I had a thrillers shelf I d use it for this book It did read like a thriller especially parts in the middle and the end I wouldn t say that the language is gorgeous and it s not a particularly uotable book but I think that it s beautifully written The characters particularly the main character are completely believable It s a brilliantly constructed book Though it isn t a long book and the events take place over only 11 years it felt like an epic to me I ve always wanted to learn to play chess though I think the fun would be playing at an advanced level At this point I doubt I could learn to play past a beginner level and I certainly don t have the aptitude to play the way the best chess players can play It seems as though it would be a thrill to be able to play at a top level I got a bit of vicarious satisfaction from watching Beth play the game This book made me even curious and interested in the game If I had read this as a teen or young adult I ll bet I d have made an effort to learn and play chess games Highly recommended Particularly recommended for those who enjoy coming of age stories orphan stories those have an interest in chess physical fitness addiction mentoring and feminism The Alien Jigsaw really challenging to try to start my next any book because I doubt I ll enjoy it as much as I liked this one I have added this one to my favorites shelfI m so grateful that my book club agreed to Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning read this for our March book For me it was the perfect book at the perfect time In fact some of my book club members were having a hard time getting a copy so I uickly finished the last couple of chapters so that they could The Illusion of Gods Presence read my library copy before its due date 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review ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB Õ Walter Tevis

The ueen's Gambit

T time in her life she feels herself fully in control By the age of sixteen she's competing for the US Open championship But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit the stakes get hi. I m a tad biased rating this In my youth I was a chess junkie The rise of Bobby Fischer coincided with my early adolescence Thus I understand some of the technical stuff in this book and I can appreciate descriptions of well turned wooden chess men But putting nostalgia aside I wonder if slabs of the narrative would be inaccessible to non chess players The book was written in the early 1980s The writing style might have been cutting edge then but things have moved on in 35 years Ditto the storyline which held few surprises for me I didn t hate the book but I wouldn t recommend it to non chess players

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Gher her isolation grows frightening and the thought of escape becomes all the tempting Engaging and fast paced The ueen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in fo. I read somewhere that this is one of Lawrence Block s favourite stories Well if it s good enough for LBI d enjoyed chess as a child and recall the hype and excitement surrounding the world championship match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in the 70 s This book captures the excitement chess can evoke trust me and you don t even have to have played the game to enjoy itThe story of an eight year old orphan who transforms her life through chess is brilliantly told I was sad when I finished it Makes me want to grab a chess set and set up the pieces Anyone fancy a game


9 thoughts on “The ueen's Gambit

  1. says:

    Blimey o’reilly The ueen’s Gambit was an absolutely stonking good novel – the best I’ve read in ages Why hasn’t anyone ever told me to read Walter Tevis before? He’s an utterly fantabulous writer Set in 1950s60s America Beth Harmon is an orphaned chess prodigy who rises up through the ranks to become the American No1 and heads across the Iron Curtain to take on the World Champion the intimidating Russian Bo

  2. says:

    At eighteen Beth Harmon has established herself as the ueen of American chess She may be the most gifted player since Morphy or Capablanca; no one knows just how gifted she is – how great a potential she holds in that young girl’s body with its dazzling brain To find out to show the world if America has outgrown its inferior sta

  3. says:

    I love this book It’s feeling really challenging to try to start my next any book because I doubt I’ll enjoy it as much as I liked this one I have added this one to my favorites shelfI’m so grateful that my book club agreed to read this for our March book For me it was the perfect book at the perfect time In fact some of my book club members were having a hard time getting a copy so I uickly finished the last couple of chapters so tha

  4. says:

    I so adore this bookThe twin passions of games order clarity focus beauty creativity competition transcendence and addiction chaos release abdication destruction waste Loneliness and alienation Redemption Tevis works these themes in all his books The Hustler most similarly The Man Who Fell to Earth most wrenchinglyBut I think ueen's Gambit is his best The writing is pure and invisible The tension excitement and suspense brought

  5. says:

    I'm a tad biased rating this In my youth I was a chess junkie The rise of Bobby Fischer coincided with my early adolescence Thus I understand some of the technical stuff in this book and I can appreciate descriptions of well turned wooden chess men But putting nostalgia aside I wonder if slabs of the narrative would be inaccessible to non chess players The book was written in the early 1980s The writing style

  6. says:

    uite possibly a perfect example of a certain type of taut pulsating novel and a lesson in precision and how to mesmerise your readers And Tevis

  7. says:

    I read somewhere that this is one of Lawrence Block's favourite stories Well if it's good enough for LBI'd enjoyed chess as a child and recall the hype and excitement surrounding the world championship match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in the 70's This book captures the excitement chess can evoke trust me and you don't even have to have played the game to enjoy itThe story of an eight year old orp

  8. says:

    Greatness is this bookTevis upset my understanding of writing and literature with The Man Who Fell to Earth and he did it again with this book The prose is incredible in its transparency while Tevis's storytelling is so str

  9. says:

    Set in the 1950s and 1960s Elizabeth Harmon is a chess prodigy with addiction issues She learns chess at age eight from a janitor at her orphanage and obviously has a gift for the game When she is adopted at age twelve she eventually gets a

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