THE SPRING

An extraordinarily entertaining and thoughtful combination of Lost Horizons and Presumed Innocent Not only is it a mystery on at least two levels but it poses troubling questions concerning prolonged life and its ultimate value Booklist Set in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, this is the tale of a snowbound mountain town with a remarkable secret An extraordinarily entertaining and thoughtful combination of Lost Horizons and Presumed Innocent Not only is it a mystery on at least two levels but it poses troubling questions concerning prolonged life and its ultimate value Booklist Set in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, this is the tale of a snowbound mountain town with a remarkable secret to protect from outsiders a secret worth dying for, and perhaps worth killing for Dennis Conway, New York criminal lawyer, has moved to Colorado to marry Sophie, the beautiful mayor of the 9,000 feet high secluded hamlet of Springhill When his new in laws are charged with hunting down and murdering two of their close friends, Dennis is shocked, disbelieving, and he defends Sophie s parents at trial in Aspen What he learns in the course of his investigation is a stunning portrait of social contract in the interests of longevity a love story, a murder story, and a skiing story with the most remarkable avalanche scene ever written Clifford Irving delivers a parable about aging and euthanasia that s spare of prose and thoroughly creepy book discussion groups will love it Recommended for all libraries Library Journal Irving drives his narrative from the fantastic to the realistic and back again, playing a game that s sure and steady Publishers Weekly
THE SPRING An extraordinarily entertaining and thoughtful combination of Lost Horizons and Presumed Innocent Not only is it a mystery on at least two levels but it poses troubling questions concerning prolonged

  • Title: THE SPRING
  • Author: Clifford Irving
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “THE SPRING”

    1. I'm pretty sure I read one of Clifford Irving's novels many, many years ago, although for the life of me I don't recall which one. Then, when he got embroiled in the great hoax - writing a fake autobiography of the reclusive Howard Hughes - I pretty much lost interest in the guy. Even after doing jail time, though, he never stopped writing - and from what information I can glean, he's always been pretty darned good at the craft.As I've noted in many reviews, I belong to a number of websites that [...]

    2. GoodWritten so well, it keeps you turning pages, but the story itself is so preposterous it makes you wonder why you're reading it

    3. EsotericI like Irving's writing, but this topic was somewhat too esoteric for my taste. I hope this is only once, since The Final Argument was 5 stars.

    4. Dennis Conway heads to Colorado to ski and there meets beautiful Sophie Henderson. They fall in love, marry and Dennis and his two children move to Sophie's home town. All goes well until two bodies are discovered and Sophie's parents face a murder charge. Dennis, a defense attorney,defends them and you'll have to read the book to learn the outcome of that trial. In time Dennis learns the odd secret of the village and he and the family narrowly escape. An interesting read, with some tense moment [...]

    5. In the first chapter I was ready to give up on this book. It was touted as a legal thriller so I expected some realism -- maybe along the lines of John Grisham. I was reading it for a book club discussion though, so I stayed with it, and I'm glad I did. It ended up being worthwhile. It was more than a little predictable, and the murder part of the story had lots of holes, but I liked the characters and I liked the premise.

    6. By the time that Dennis Irving discovers the weird truth about his new home town, it is too late--he is married to a woman who is actually 65 years old--though she doesn't look it. It seems that residents can live past 100, and they have agreed to be euthanized before then. Not much is said about the Spring--which may not cause this phenomenon. There is an exciting section toward the end as a bunch of them--in winter--try to escape.

    7. I'd would go about 3.5. Calling this a legal thriller is a little mis-leading, especially when comparing it to Mr. Irving's Trial and Final Argument. An unusual story, but one that will cause you to stop and think. Nothing wrong with that.All in all, if you read in the Mystery/Thrill genre, or if you have read Trial and/or Final Argument, this would be worth reading.

    8. I really enjoyed this book! I thought at first it would be implausible to have a town that discovered the fountain of youthI don't really like fantasy. But I believed the storyline and enjoyed the character development of Dennis and Sophie and the legal thriller section. It was an exciting adventure at the very end. I didn't want the book to be finished!

    9. Considerably better than mostEngaging, thought provoking, spicy. People given a gift to immense for their intelligent use. One believes they could marshal the needed emotional control, maybe.

    10. Not as good as the first twoRead this expecting a gritty legal thriller like the previous two books. Well he was a lawyer and there were a couple of chapters in a court but there I'm afraid the similarity ended. Not believable not interesting and w

    11. This was a really fun book to read. Fantasy, yes, but kind of believable! I haven't read anything by Clifford Irving that I didn't really like. Now I have my husband reading all of them, too.

    12. Dragging on I found the plot to be too simple and unbelievable. I had a hard time trying to finish this novel. Very weak ending

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