The Star Ushak

The Star Ushak

Louis Marvick / Mar 30, 2020
The Star Ushak The Star Ushak is a sewn hardcover book of pages with endpapers and a full colour frontispiece Edition limited to copies Was Ellis Carstairs imagining things or had the exsanguinated body of
  • Title: The Star Ushak
  • Author: Louis Marvick
  • ISBN: 9788501587
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Star Ushak is a sewn hardcover book of 190 pages with endpapers and a full colour frontispiece Edition limited to 150 copies.Was Ellis Carstairs imagining things, or had the exsanguinated body of Professor Cuthbert somehow nourished the blood red field of the carpet on which it was found Fragments of manuscript and an obscure bill of sale suggested that the Star The Star Ushak is a sewn hardcover book of 190 pages with endpapers and a full colour frontispiece Edition limited to 150 copies.Was Ellis Carstairs imagining things, or had the exsanguinated body of Professor Cuthbert somehow nourished the blood red field of the carpet on which it was found Fragments of manuscript and an obscure bill of sale suggested that the Star Ushak might be woven with strands from an ancient carpet on which Tim r the Lame had dispatched whole hecatombs unless Anthony Styles, Carstairs ingenious associate, was right, and the whole thing was just a blind It was Styles, after all, whose opinion the Yard chiefly valued and when he discovered the presence of an hallucinogenic dye in the carpet s wool, he seemed to have struck on the cause of the madness that had possessed its former owners and that was beginning to creep on Carstairs himself.But The Star Ushak is Carstairs story, not Styles , and the tenuousness of his grasp of reality in no way lessens the liveliness of his impressions Deepest of these is the one he takes from Ilona Golmassian, the daughter of an Armenian rug broker implicated in Cuthbert s death Is she also Mado Pampanini, the elusive singer who immerses herself so completely in the spirit of the bolero that she is reported to have shed black tears at a performance of L grimas negras Like Margot Lavender, the actress, and Hilda Dachstein, the daughter of a wealthy dilettante, Miss Golmassian has an unexplained connection with Emmerich Waldteufel, the sinister figure who seems to be working toward a dominion that even Tim r even Tamburlaine the Great, as he is better known could not achieve.While the murder investigation is going forward with a pace and atmosphere familiar to amateurs of the fin de si cle thriller, a disturbing doubt presses and insistently on Carstairs mind What he took at first for intrusions of the supernatural into the world around him begin to look instead like weaknesses or errors in the making of that world His alarm for his sanity becomes most acute at moments when he notices small inconsistencies in his experience, for these seem to point to a thinness in the fabric, an inattention or capriciousness on the part of its creator In the same way that Carstairs sees in the Star Ushak both a textile and a portal to another world, so the reader finds her willing suspension of disbelief troubled by reminders that The Star Ushak is, after all, a text meant to deceive Can a plot of such Gordian complexity be unraveled, or must it be summarily cut by an act that would wreck the fabric of illusion An incredible, singular and lustrous debut in the great tradition of Th ophile Gautier, Gustav Meyrink, Arthur Machen, Sax Rohmer and Aleister Crowley.
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    1. I think I am going to be digesting STAR USHAK for a long while much in the same way that I am still digesting Schultz s STREETS OF CROCODILES In many mystery stories, the lead detectives are led astray by a red herring, and once the detective is able to see past the red herring, the mystery is unraveled.In this mystery, both the lead detectives and the reader are led astray by a whole school of red herrings Firstly, Marvick s prose style is charmingly anachronistic, fully lulling the reader into [...]


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