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Polar Star [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Martin Cruz-Smith
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1. Juni 2007
"Renko," Volovoi read, as if familiarizing himself with a problem. "Chief Investigator. Dismissed. Expelled from the Party. Psychiatric rehabiliation. You see, I have the same file as the captain has. Assigned to labour in the eastern section of the Russian Republic. Siberia." Arkady Renko is exiled on Polar Star, a Soviet factory ship which trawls the freezing waters from Siberia to Alaska: current status seaman (second class), his movements shadowed by those who know his past. Then Renko is given a chance to reclaim his freedom -- by investigating a lonely and very mysterious death ...'Polar Star is not merely the work of our best writer of suspense, but one of our best writers, period' New York Times 'Splendid ...the reader will be kept guessing to the end' Evening Standard 'Cruz Smith's ability is to tell both a thriller and a novel at once, without losing either strand. There are whispers of Conrad and Graham Greene in this novel' Sydney Morning Herald

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  • Taschenbuch: 480 Seiten
  • Verlag: Pan; Auflage: New Ed (1. Juni 2007)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0330449257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330449250
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 19,7 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.5 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (18 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 145.244 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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"Renko," Volovoi read, as if familiarizing himself with a problem. "Chief Investigator, dismissed, expelled from the Party, Psychiatric rehabiliation. You see, I have the same file as the captain has, assigned to labour in the eastern section of the Russian Republic, Siberia." Arkady Renko is exiled on Polar Star, a Soviet factory ship which trawls the freezing waters from Siberia to Alaska: current status seaman (second class), his movements shadowed by those who know his past. Then, Renko is given a chance to reclaim his freedom - by investigating a lonely and very mysterious death...'Polar Star is not merely the work of our best writer of suspense, but one of our best writers, period' - "New York Times". 'Splendid...the reader will be kept guessing to the end' - "Evening Standard". 'Cruz Smith's ability is to tell both a thriller and a novel at once, without losing either strand. There are whispers of Conrad and Graham Greene in this novel' - "Sydney Morning Herald".

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Martin Cruz Smith is the bestselling author of the Arkady Renko thrillers Gorky Park, Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay and Wolves Eat Dogs, as well as a number of other novels. He lives in California with his wife and three children.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Arkadi Renko's 2nd and fishiest case yet 8. Januar 2002
Format:Taschenbuch
Polar Star: Moscow's former top homicide investigator Arkadi Renko finds himself disgraced and banned to Siberia, where he works in the ill-smelling entrails of a Huge fish-factory-ship in the Artic Sea. But as a fellow worker is hauled in with the trawl net, dead and possibly murgered, the Captain orders Arkadi to investigate. Unfortunately, no-one actually wants to know how the woman died, so Arkadi can't help making himself most unpopular once again. A superb thriller that draws a compelling image of the still-socialist Russia seen through the eyes of a hamletesque anti-hero.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Martin Cruz Smith's best book 25. März 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
I also read "Polar Star" several years ago, and I could not pass up the opportunity to praise this novel. Expecting a read like "Gorky Park" -- which was very entertaining and timely -- I encountered a book so well written, so absorbingly psychlogical, that I could not put it down. Everyone to whom I have recommended "Polar Star" has valued it as much as I have. This book transcends its ostensible mystery genre and deserves to be considered literature.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sowjetunion/Rußland um 1989 und etwas später 13. Januar 2014
Von wobbel
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Für alle, die wissen wollen, was russische Seele und Gepflogenheit bedeutet ist Cruz Smith das absolute Muss.
Diese beiden Geschichten haben es in sich.
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Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
Six Stars!

Martin Cruz Smith proves his mettle as a novelist in this unusual outing. If you are like me, you are probably expecting another novel along the lines of Gorky Park, Polar Star, and Red Square. And one in sense you would be right, and in another sense, wrong. The skills and qualities of those books are present here, but the setting isn't.

Instead of the Soviet state, you are transported to a sooty coal mining community in 1872 where you get to meet a cross section of characters from those times. In some ways, this books reminds one of Germinal, except the core here is the solution of a mystery about the disappearance of a cleric who was engaged to the owner's daughter.

The mystery is not the reason to read this book. So if you want the best mystery you could ever hope to find, go read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The mystery's okay here, but just barely.

The really interesting aspect of the book is the view of how a class structure can be harmful to everyone in a society. Although some are rich and comfortable, they are hardly leading exemplary lives. The poor are really down-trodden. The working conditions are appalling.

At the core of this story is an examination of love, something that can and should bind us together. Smith lets that magic emotion work its power over the characters and us. The results are irresistible and unforgettable.

This book has the potential to become a classic, quite an accomplishment for a writer of detective-like fiction. Have a great time in Wigan! You'll be the only one who does!
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Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
Six Stars!

Martin Cruz Smith proves his mettle as a novelist in this unusual outing. If you are like me, you are probably expecting another novel along the lines of Gorky Park, Polar Star, and Red Square. And one in sense you would be right, and in another sense, wrong. The skills and qualities of those books are present here, but the setting isn't.

Instead of the Soviet state, you are transported to a sooty coal mining community in 1872 where you get to meet a cross section of characters from those times. In some ways, this books reminds one of Germinal, except the core here is the solution of a mystery about the disappearance of a cleric who was engaged to the owner's daughter.

The mystery is not the reason to read this book. So if you want the best mystery you could ever hope to find, go read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The mystery's okay here, but just barely.

The really interesting aspect of the book is the view of how a class structure can be harmful to everyone in a society. Although some are rich and comfortable, they are hardly leading exemplary lives. The poor are really down-trodden. The working conditions are appalling.

At the core of this story is an examination of love, something that can and should bind us together. Smith lets that magic emotion work its power over the characters and us. The results are irresistible and unforgettable.

This book has the potential to become a classic, quite an accomplishment for a writer of detective-like fiction. Have a great time in Wigan! You'll be the only one who does!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith 20. Juni 2000
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
Fans of Arkady Renko will love Polar Star. Just the right amount of suspense and humor Polar Star will not disappoint readers. Arkady, now exiled from the 'party' has found a meager living on the Polar Star a factory processing ship of the artic fishing fleet. The naked body of a young beautiful female worker is brought up in the nets. Renko is invited to investigate this bizzar event. Should he investigate? Should he run? Does this have ties to the Russian political establishment? Is Arkady Renko being investigated himself? Many questions have to be answered by a man all alone in the icy seas and by the reader. Martin Cruz Smith created an excellant followup for his character. We need more five star adventures of Renko even those after the fall of the Soviet Union and throughout the creation of the commonwealth of independant states.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Groschenroman
Dieser billige Thriller ist das Papier nicht wert, auf dem er gedruckt ist. Eine abstruse und unglaubwürdige Geschichte, in Einfach-Englisch geschrieben, das muss man sich... Lesen Sie weiter...
Vor 10 Monaten von Bücherfreddy veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Renko rules!
This book is a goldmine full of Arkady Renko's thoughts about the situations he finds himself in. It is hilarious and serious at the same time. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 24. Mai 2000 von Sandra Olsen
4.0 von 5 Sternen Renko's "reawakening"
Awesomely done...brilliantly paced. Renko appears as a conundrum to everyone he encounters within this novel---is he KGB? Is he crazy? Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 28. April 2000 von Matthew Engels
2.0 von 5 Sternen disappointing follow-up to Gorky Park
I thought this book was quite a let-down after the far superior "Gorky Park." It seems to be an example of an author cranking out a sequel in order to ensure a big... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 14. November 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A high-impact mystery thriller
This is a superb mystery/adventure/thriller which shows Martin Cruz-Smith's ability to place a sympathetic "hero" in an offbeat, unusual locale that he invests with so... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 30. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Smith captures Soviet Russia once again.
Polar Star was better than Gorky Park, introducing a more diverse array of characters. I especially like the accurate portrayal of Americans and Russians. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 9. Februar 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Fast and exciting
This is great! A worthy follow-up to "Gorky Park." I find it to be a much quicker read though, as it seemingly has more action going on in the begining.
Veröffentlicht am 6. Januar 1999 von N. Jacobs
5.0 von 5 Sternen Feels like real!!!
Martin Cruz Smith is the best writer of thriller novels. His character Arkady Renko was a real person if you turn the first pages of this book and into the world of words. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 4. Dezember 1998 veröffentlicht
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