The entrancing new crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Sret du Qubec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will.Armand never knew the...
|Title||:||Kingdom of the Blind|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
Kingdom of the Blind Reviews
I would like to preface by saying I love, love, love this series of books. After hearing about it on What Should I Read Next , book one happened to go on sale. And from there I was hooked. I put down all the books in less than a year.
However, book 14 fell majorly flat for me. The dialogue felt forced and honestly repetitive. Even the dialogue between Armand and Jean-Guy did not feel as natural as it did in previous books. Glass Houses left off in a such an intense and wonderful place. I honestl ...more
This is the fourteenth in Louise Penny's popular Armand Gamache detective series. Gamache has long been a favorite of mine. He is a complicated and well-developed character, a humane and philosophical policeman who always has his eye on the bigger picture of how the work that he does affects society as a whole.
Moreover, he and his beloved Reine-Marie are now living in that quirky little Canadian village that time and the mapmakers forgot, Three Pines, with all of its eccentric inhabitants. Spend ...more
I've never read anything by Louise Penny before, and I've definitely never read her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, but you don't need to in order to follow along with Kingdom of the Blind. The author provides a lot of developments along the way for the reader to quickly get up to speed about the characters and their mishaps. While Armand Gamache is under suspension from the Sûreté du Québec, he receives a letter summoning him to preside over the execution of a will of a woman he's neve ...more
Unfortunately I have finished. I tried to make it last as long as possible, reading it slowly, even though I wanted to rush to the end. Three Pines, such picturesque village, I would love to live there, if it was real of course. I mentioned that to someone and they said, Yes, but they have alot of murders for such a small town. True, I had to laugh, but it is the characters, the the people that live there, and the way they care for each other, even the demented poet Ruth.
Well, this time no murd ...more
Bless you, Louise Penny. And thank you for this extraordinary series, the people of Three Pines, and this wonderful book.
::pours tea and starts re-reading Kingdom of the Blind::
I made my trip to Three Pines for the year, and made it last as long as I could. It was warm and cozy, as always.
This was not made favorite in the series, but still my favorite series of all, with my favorite characters.
We were left with a little cliffhanger which will keep us guessing what will happen next in this imaginary little world I so want to live in.
Til next year......
It is easy to understand why readers love the village of Three Pines and its people. Symbolically, they represent all the finer things in life: wonderful and unique friendships, tolerance and acceptance, cozy homes and businesses, integrity and honesty. There is also good food, warm fireplaces, funny pets, and of course – the scales of justice personified by Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. These are many, if not all, of the reasons I love my visits to the fictional v ...more
“Fuck, fuck, fuck.”
Admit it fans. When you finish the last page and the road to Three Pines is closed until another winter comes, quoting Rosa is the only way to assuage our anguish.
It is currently very cold in Three Pines. So cold that Reine-Marie and others can be heard muttering “Why do we live here?” as the town loses power and is buried in snow.
But not to worry, comfort foods that rarely fail in their one great task are abundant.
“Oh heaven…do you have power?
Non. A generator.