Best Read [Claire North] ✓ The End of the Day || [Mystery Book] PDF ☆


  • Title: The End of the Day
  • Author: Claire North
  • ISBN: 9780316316743
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Charlie has a new job He gets to travel, and he meets interesting people, some of whom are actually pleased to see him.It s good to have a friendly face, you see At the end.But the end of all things is coming Charlie s boss and his three associates are riding out, and it s Charlie s job to go before.Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning He never knCharlie has a new job He gets to travel, and he meets interesting people, some of whom are actually pleased to see him.It s good to have a friendly face, you see At the end.But the end of all things is coming Charlie s boss and his three associates are riding out, and it s Charlie s job to go before.Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning He never knows which.
    Claire North
    Claire North is actually Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal nominated young adult novel author whose first book, Mirror Dreams, was written when she was just 14 years old She went on to write seven successful YA novels Claire North is a pseudonym for adult fantasy books written by Catherine Webb, who also writes under the pseudonym Kate Griffin.


    Commentaires:

    karen
    although i own all of claire north’s previous books, this is the first one i’ve actually read. i’m like the library of congress up in here, just grabbing up all the books for my archives.her books have always seemed like exactly the kind i would love, but i wasn’t over-the-moon crazy about this one. it is my understanding that it’s kind of a departure for her, and maybe not the best place to start, so i’ll definitely read those others i have lying around before i regret my grabbing. [...]

    Phrynne
    I finished this book last night and am still thinking about it today - a definite sign of a good book! However a good book to me might not be so to someone else, and in this particular case I can foresee some big differences in ratings!Firstly there is no plot so if your books have to have a story that begins and ends you won't like it at all. Secondly there is a lot of emphasis on social and political issues so if your world opinion differs from the author's you might not care for it.On the oth [...]

    Bradley
    I'm a fan of all kinds of literature, so this one struck me right off the bat as more of a literary fiction fare with a supernatural element than a straight SF or F like I'm used to with Claire North.That being said, I would completely recommend this for anyone who's a fan of Terry Pratchett's Death and anyone who loves to glide across a very variable surface stretching across all continents and walks of life as Charlie The Harbinger, the One Who Comes Before (Death), hops from plane to plane, c [...]

    Justine
    This is more a sort of philosophical musing on the state of the world and the nature of change than an actual story per se. Charlie is the Harbinger of Death, and his job is to bear witness. This book is essentially a window for the reader to bear witness to Charlie's experiences and feelings.I like Claire North, and I'm in agreement with her political views -- which are always on prominent display in her books -- but this is a book that I think you will either love or hate. I fall more to the l [...]

    William
    Ten Stars. Truly incredible and extraordinary. A Masterpiece.It's clear that I will never find the words I need for my review of this astonishing book, unlike any other book I have ever read. But please accept these for now, and know that in my heart, they will grow and change and resonate always.If you've read Claire North before, you know she loves developing new styles, new concepts, new presentations. Much of this book is almost stream-of-consciousness, bits of overheard "modern life" dialog [...]

    Liz Barnsley
    I loved The End of the Day. I took my time with it, a novel to be savoured for its utterly beautiful writing, gorgeous descriptive nuances and Charlie, the character at the heart of it, one I will never forget.The world Claire North has built here is one of many levels, Charlie, who takes on a new role as the harbinger of death whilst learning about life, is so wonderfully normal that you just sink into his world feeling like it is all entirely possible. The End of the Day is melancholy, intense [...]

    Carly
    "A world has ended, and only tomorrow remains.”I cannot decide if this was the perfect book at the perfect time or the worst possible book at the worst possible time. And I don't know if it really matters. All I know is that as I watch the world I thought I knew fall apart, The End of the Day was a difficult and emotional but also an oddly cathartic read. It is an anguished, strident call to see the value of humanity, to see all people, even those who devalue others, as people. And if there's [...]

    Sarah Anne
    This book was mostly okay, although there was one element I really disliked about it. I loved Charlie, the MC, and I loved this idea of the Harbingers. Charlie witnessing so many things made for a fascinating view of other people's lives. Unfortunately the book also completely lacked a plot, which was annoying.The element that bothered me and caused me to decrease the book from two stars to one was that a good portion of the story was spent in the U.S. and North is so clearly an outsider. This r [...]

    Nele
    I'm not quite sure what to think of this book. It wasn't a bad read, I enjoyed it, but I cannot form a very solid opinion on it. In The End of the Day, we follow Charlie, the Harbringer of Death. He comes before Death, sometimes as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. In a way, he celebrates Life, and we get to travel around the world with him, which is fun.At the end of the book, you're left wondering: What is Death? And I cannot quite grasp the concept although you're forced to think about it.T [...]

    Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/04/24/I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later. Let me just start by saying I adored the last two novels I read by Claire North, which is how I know firsthand her reputation for writing unique and fascinating stories. I never know what to expect when I pick up a book by her—only that it will be innovative with a good chance of being a bit weird. Well, it seems my luck with those experimental qualities finally ran out. The End of the [...]

    Sarah Joint
    I finished this hours ago and I'm still digesting it. I knew before I finished this would be a five star read for me, but I do understand why some reviewers rated it low. It's a weird book, and it won't speak to every one. But it spoke to me. It confused me, scared me, made me teary, made me laugh, and made me think. I loved it. It's very depressing at times, but others it's uplifting and inspiring. The Harbinger of Death has a name. It's Charlie. He's just a normal man, who applied for the job [...]

    Alexxy
    Death comes. Death comes, but first the Harbinger comes before.Charlie is the Harbinger of Death. He is the one who comes before. Sometimes he comes as a warning. Sometimes he comes as a courtesy. Perhaps he’s there for an idea. Or a change in history. Maybe he’s come for the end of something we never thought would stop. Charlie comes. And Death comes after him.Death stands behind, and I look forward, and the world looks back and I see it and the world when it seems me sees only Death. That [...]

    ashley c
    Humanizing, endearing, thought-provoking.Claire North is my new favourite author. Well, she was already my new favourite author after The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and Touch, but what I’m really trying to say is that after this one, I realize that the first two books were not lucky flukes, and that North really is a consistently great storyteller. She has a way of using everyday things – conversations, little events, interactions – and just making it very touchingly relatable, by [...]

    Bandit
    There are jobs and then there are jobs. Harbinger of Death is the latter. Fascinating, unusual job that is worth an entire book to follow. If it sounds quirky and whimsical, like certain tv shows or Christopher Moore's books, it really isn't. It's actually quite dark and emotionally devastating of a read. Apocalyptic and eerily timely, the world ending incrementally by stabs of hatred, prejudice, anger, stupidity and ignorance. Harbinger's job is to come before and to see the humanity behind its [...]

    Kate
    Another ingenious novel from this clever writer.

    Warrengent
    What a intriguing and interesting character Charlie is. Highly recommend this brilliant novel to everyone but make sure you don't have anything planned, because you will cancel those appointments, my cold is much better now LOL

    Paul
    It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you do, eventually we all have to confront the concept of death. You could be a pragmatist, happy to accept that moving from life to death is merely the transfer of energy from one form to another. You could be deeply devout, believing in an all-encompassing deity who will lead you into a far better afterlife. The choice is ultimately your own. The one thing that makes us all the same, accepting that with life comes death. Claire North’s latest is an ex [...]

    MTK
    Ποτέ δε θα φανταζόμουνα ότι από νένα βιβλίο με θέμα το θάνατο θα απέπνεε τόσο γνήσια αγάπη για τη ζωή.

    Shorty
    This novel was difficult for me. While it had this fantastic concept for a brilliant story, it really failed to gel into anything more solid, for me. Either I had some issues connecting to the author, the novel, and the characters, or it was just not as well done as I would have liked. And from the other reviews, I can see,that I'm not the only one whose feels this way about this novel.The audiobook was made by Hachette Audio, and they used this magnificently talented narrator named Peter Kenny. [...]

    Rebecca Foster
    Charlie is the Harbinger of Death, a role that involves a lot of free travel and some sticky situations. But really, it’s a job like any other:When he got the job, the first thing he did was phone his mum, who was very proud. It wasn’t what she’d ever imagined him doing, of course, not really, but it came with a pension and a good starting salary, and if it made him happy…The second thing he did was try and find his Unique Taxpayer Reference, as without it the office in Milton Keynes sai [...]

    Bonnye Reed
    GNab I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Claire North, and Hatchette Book Group, Inc. in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work, with me. I was really excited to receive this book for review. Our protagonist is just an ordinary guy who is hired by the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as the Harbinger of Death. What a job! But I was really intimidated after opening the file - over 8,000 words, and 110 chapters! What a read!And a wonderful re [...]

    Bookdrblog
    This review and more on my blog bookdrblog.wordpressI have read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and really enjoyed it so was excited to read this. I have been hugely disappointed. Reading this was a waste of my life. It was a huge struggle to get through and I nearly DNF-ed it so many times. In fact I wrote an entire post about DNF-ing books, and it was inspired by this book.The beginning of this book is very confusing. There are multiple parts where it seems like the author has started [...]

    Roy
    3.5*. Again Claire North wows you with her wordplay/writing/language as well as build this amazing concept around again a lovable main character 'Charlie'. I think it was a little too episodic in structure and may have with a few tweaks been better suited for a series of short stories in one self contained novel. Cant wait for her next!

    Andrea
    3.5★A very different novel, in a good way. I liked it quite a lot, but not as much as this author's The Sudden Appearance of Hope, which I read a few months ago, so have rated it slightly lower.Charlie, a regular music-loving guy from Birmingham UK, has an unusual job. He is the Harbinger of Death. The one who goes before, either as a warning or a courtesy. His job takes him all over the world, with all logistics, admin and troubleshooting taken care of by Death's office staff in Milton Keynes [...]

    Annie
    On first impression, Claire North’s stunning and strange novel, The End of the Day, is about death. Charlie is the most recent Harbinger of Death. As he explains it, he goes before as a courtesy or a warning. Through his eyes, we see good deaths and bad—and the longer you read, the more you realize that this is not a book about death so much as it is a book about empathy. I read The End of the Day in chunks over two days. I would inhale the short chapters until I could take no more of its em [...]

    Paul Kearley
    I don’t normally write reviews as I’m too busy picking up the next book! This book however deserves written credit. After completing the booker long list this year, (and crediting it with some great literature), I found myself picking up this book, only to find it was hands down the best book I have read this year. The concept Claire North has put together for this book should in itself be applauded, the concept of death is something that humans fear, welcome and maybe even love. The literal [...]

    Latkins
    I must admit I'm a massive fan of Claire North's - I've read and enjoyed all her previous novels, particularly her last one, The Sudden Appearance Of Hope. Initially, I was a bit disappointed with this one, but I think that's just because my expectations of her are so high. It was rather harder to get into than her previous novels, but once I got my head around the central conceit, I really loved it.Englishman Charlie gets a new job, to be the Harbinger of Death. He has a schedule arranged from [...]

    Rachel Stansel
    I hardly know where to begin. Meet Charlie. Official job, Harbinger of Death. A regular guy from England, he is selected to proceed death, sometimes as a warning, sometimes as a courtesy and sometimes not for the death of a person but of an idea. He is the bridge.It is what he sees and learns about humans and humanity that were both touching, honest and profound. The writing is quirky but works perfectly in the telling of this one man's journey. The author touches many current topics in a unique [...]

    Mary
    I'm really disappointed with this book. I love Claire North's books, but not this one. I persevered for the first third but it didn't get any better. The concept was good as ever, but the execution appalling. The main character was annoying and unlikable. So far it seems like the book is just a vehicle to preach about social injustice and what's wrong with the world. Her writing has changed and has become literary (a criticism) and pretentious to the detriment of her normal amazing story telling [...]

    Debbie
    Excellent read! Love the creativity & the delivery. North has a great way with prose and this one will stick with me a long time.

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