Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Аркадий Стругацкий Борис Стругацкий
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- Author: Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Аркадий Стругацкий Борис Стругацкий
- ISBN: 9785170587582
- Page: 427
- Format: Hardcover
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From the Russian masters of sci fi comes The Dead Mountaineer s Inn, a hilarious spoof on the classic country house murder mystery.When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work He s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude.But he hadn t counted on the otFrom the Russian masters of sci fi comes The Dead Mountaineer s Inn, a hilarious spoof on the classic country house murder mystery.When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work He s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude.But he hadn t counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr and Mrs Moses And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest Is there a ghost on the premises A prankster Something sinister When an avalanche blocks the mountain pass and traps everyone in the chalet, the corpse is finally discovered Glebsky s vacation is over, and he s embarked on the most unusual investigation he s ever been involved with In fact, the further he looks into it, the Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be human.In this late novel from the legendary Russian sci fi duo here in its first ever English translation the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many an Hercule Poirot mystery and the result is much funnier and much stranger than anything Agatha Christie ever wrote.
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Dobra knjiga! Najvise sto mi se svidja kod nje je atmosfera - Hoetl u planini, kamin, piju se vino i viski i rakija, puse se cigare, skija se, jede se u drustvu, igra se bilijar i kocka se :) A kada zelis da se osamis samo odlutas u belinu. Na sve to se nadovezuje "ubistvo" i neobjasnjive situacije koje vecinu gostiju teraju da poveruju u vanzemaljece. Ovaj krimi naucno fantsticni roman je jako dobra razonoda za svakoga dok napolju pada sneg, vi ste u svojoj sobi i pijete domace vino a na gramof [...]
Ponovno u rukama nakon toliko godina i utisak je isti!Šašavo, dinamično, uvrnuto, vrcavo.Uživancija!
3 and a half stars. If I could actually grade with nuance here at Good Reads. *sigh*This picks up when the science fiction elements finally come into play but getting there takes too long and, in the first part of the book, the Strugatskys seem to be trying too hard to evoke antic farce à la Feydau, Schnitzler or Sturges without providing any actual laughs. Characters are initially eccentric without being especially memorable, and throughout the first half of the book it can be hard to keep tra [...]
The story started typically as a closed-room mystery with not much happening until second half of the book (view spoiler)[The story was getting interesting after an avalanche happened. So, be patient until the avalanche (hide spoiler)]. The storytelling pretty fun with some hilarious lines here and there. The hilarious parts made the story bearable to read until the second half. Even after the things getting more serious, the funny things were not completely gone.At first I thought Strugatsky Br [...]
Introduction, by Jeff Vandermeer--The Dead Mountaineer's Inn (One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre)Acknowledgments
In 1970, two brothers who are Soviet sci-fi writers attempt to write an Agatha Christie whodunit novel set in a remote ski resort. Much hilarity ensues. Not perfect, but quite entertaining. Nice intro by Jeff VanderMeer, too.'Mountaineer' Is A Must-Read Of Soviet Sci-Finpr/2015/03/19/3926346Spoiler Alert: Boris Dralyuk on The Dead Mountaineer’s Innlareviewofbooks/review/wel
Fun sci-fi/murder mystery mash-up in a snowed-in Russian ski chalet; a zany cast of misfits.
Encounter with the unknown in a snowed in lodge via campy detective novel tropes. Fun, but pretty frivolous compared to its brilliant counterpart Roadside Picnic. The Estonian film is worth a look, too.
Стругацки не се чете на 16 години (както в моя случай).Не знам какво ми стана и я препрочитам в момента, а ченето ми този път буквално е увиснало.Вече вярвам в извънземни, Аркадий и Борис не са от тази планета.А това дори не се води за една от най-добрите им книги
A police investigator arrives at a (possibly haunted) winter cabin, various mysteries occur, to say much else would spoil things. You can probably assume by it being written by the two greatest Russian sci-fi writers (one of the best period) that there is more here than the usual locked door mystery, and that part of it I really liked, but at it happens I fucking hate locked door mysteries, and so the part of it that is an example or perhaps a parody of the that style of book really bored the sh [...]
3.5 stars. I haven't read many murder mysteries to compare this one to, but I managed to keep up. It's a fun and funny book, with some memorable odd-ball characters. The book can't decide if it's a mystery, a ghost story or a comedy yet it sets in the science fiction section of the book store. Don't worry about that too much, it's a quick ride and best taken as it comes.
If Agatha Christie wrote for The Twilight Zone , you'd have this.
The Strugatsky brothers decided to take on the detective mystery format in the late 60s, but didn't want to follow the traditional format of clue/twist/clue/reveal. Instead they created a literary parody that was part detective story, part science fiction yarn, and part ghost story. The result is a funny and bizarre tale of a murder in a small inn in the Swiss Alps.The story opens with Detective Peter Glebsky arriving at the Dead Mountaineer's Inn. Glebsky isn't a typical murder detective. Inste [...]
A strange, sometimes terrifying but always fun sort of mystery/thriller that races forward threatening to fall apart in a spectacular crash. But in the capable hands of the Strugatsky brothers the impossible narrative manages to hold together and even reach a satisfying ending that ties everything up while still leaving things open enough for us to puzzle over afterward. It's not a very profound novel, the most thought we get here involves the distant, ineffective ruminations of the detective pr [...]
Wanted to like this book so badly. Perhaps I expected fulfillment of what seemed to be a Wes Andersen movie (Grand Budapest Hotel, for example.) The quirky surprise left turn near the end was a great disappointment. I should have known better knowing the authors' backgrounds. The translation from Russian only annoyed me once. "If it's not a secret" should not have been translated literally. The expression carries so much more meaning. Available March 2015 in English from Melville House Publishin [...]
First 75% was amazing, but I wasn't sold on the ending.
I was really undecided about this book, after I finished I didn't know whether I loved the book or I hated the book. I mean the characters where brilliantly written, the main character is very human and realistic and the side characters are very memorable and interesting. The whole themes of the book is very similar to one of their previous books Roadside Picnic, where it is realistic and logical people reacting to a very unrealistic and illogical event. But, the point where it kind of gets sket [...]
One more last rite for the detective genre were Boris and Arkady trying to kill it off? I don't understand this book at all. It had many solid elements: a limited scope for the action, intriguing characters (but only some), and an injection of the supernatural. And yet, YAWN. The protagonist is appalling in every way. He's a boorish, sexist, selfish, clumsy, incompetent mess, stumbling around like he's had most of his brain removed, more interested in tumbling the chambermaid and working out whe [...]
I don't think this was as good as his Roadside Picnic which was fantasy, his usual genre, but it was still quite good. It's about a Russian police inspector who tries to vacation at a ski resort, but winds up entangled in a mysterious murder, with possible otherworldly elements. The inspector seemed to me obsessively strict in adherence to police procedures, and unwilling to believe in any otherworldly explanation for the strange events and guests' behavior. I kept hoping he would take a small r [...]
Olen ""Hukkunud Alpinisti" hotelli" filmi korduvalt vaadanud, kuna mulle väga meeldib selle filmi muusika. Raamatut ma aga seni lugenud ei olnud. Nagu ikka, on raamat ja film üsna erinevad. Lugemisel tulid filmitegelased kogu aeg silme ette, kuigi raamatus kirjeldati neid teistsugustena, nt hotelli omanik on raamatus turske mees, kuid filmis mängis teda Jüri Järvet. Ka lugu ise oli üsna erinev, kuigi raamatu põhiidee oli siiski filmis alles.Raamat sobib kindlasti ulmekirjandusega tutvumis [...]
Има някои писатели, за които се чудя дали пък случайно не са спуснати ex machina на земята и съвсем не са човешки същества. Хубаво е от време на време да поразвенчаеш някой мит за любимите си творци, да разбереш, че и те са хора, че и те пишат глупости понякога."Хотелът" е уморително [...]
Детектив от Стругацких? Это что-то новенькое! Обязательно надо почитать Удивительно "обычный" детектив, безусловно, талантливо написанный, неожиданно превратился в как раз то, чего и ждет читатель, избалованный другими произведениями авторов. Убийство, которого не было, - э [...]
I'm not sure I have a lot to say about this one, in part because I think a lot of the joy of reading it is in discovering all the weirdness of the Dead Mountaineer's Inn along with the narrator. So what I'll tell you is this:I had this recommended to me by the podcast I Don't Even Own a Television, who pitched it on their show as "The Westing Game for grown-ups." I agree with that, and I'd add that you could also easily describe it as "if the movie Clue was a Russian novel." It's a quick, fun ge [...]
Considering these are the same brothers who wrote "Roadside Picnic" and "Hard to Be a God", I was pretty curious to read an old fashioned everybody-trapped-in-an-inn mystery farce where they apparently were laughing themselves sick all the while writing it.I wouldn't say I guffawed at any point, but I was grinning with pleasure throughout. You want oddballs bouncing off each other in an isolated, beautiful old building surrounded by snow and mountains? You got it. You want a mystery that is basi [...]
If you liked this book, that is awesome, but I am going to be very blunt about how I felt:I enjoyed the book all the way until they seemed to give up, declared 'aliens' and just ended the story.My fun fake spoiler that I give every time I want to pretend to spoil a story is "and then it turns out that they're aliens and the story just ended."That is what happened. Thats it.Some fun and strange characters, some uncomfortable 1970 gender roles (including a bit of a gender queer character that the [...]
I am not familiar with these authors, and to me this was a truly original book. I recently read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and I found the first portion of the Strugatsky's book very in keeping with that traditional whodunnit style. I will admit to getting tripped up at times by the names (I really had trouble remembering who Hinkus was when we first hear about him up on the roof), but that's true with any large cast of characters. At first I felt disappointed by the sci-fi twis [...]
"Haven't you ever noticed," asks the owner of this novel's titular inn, "how much more interesting the unknown is than the known?" His comment came back to me as I read the final few chapters of this Russian detective novel and the mystery began to unravel. It turns out that he was wrong: sometimes you're better off in the dark.The first third of the story is so crammed with red herrings that it makes the reading of it almost redundant. Then when the solution comes, it's Well, it's not much bet [...]
Was this an enjoyable read, definitely. Was it perfect, no. I really wanted to love this book. The idea of two sci fi authors writing outside their genre really intrigued me. From the start I really enjoyed reading this book, however, I found the ending to be a real low point for me. After reading the tiny "newspaper report" at the beginning of the novel I knew I was in for an extraterrestrial spin to the book, but I didn't think it would be the main way the end the story. Solid book, but just n [...]
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's little detective story combines a locked room murder with a science fiction twist. Jeff Vandermeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy, povides an enlightening foreword that sketches in the Stalin-era context for this odd story. I appreciated the weird collection of guests and staff at the remote inn and the Strugatsky brothers' spin on the classic detective novel, but I wasn't entirely sure that scifi provided a satisfying ending. If you don't expect *too* much f [...]
Quirky ambiguous characters with a Russian absurdist flavor are trapped in a ski lodge and one of them is murdered. The story flirts with being either a ghost story, mystery, absurdist drama, or science fiction. I quite enjoyed it until the end when the novel decided to commit to one of the above genres, and I feel that retroactively remove the delicious ambiguity without delivering any compensating revelation.
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