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The Crocodile Bird

Ly to mysteriously disappearLiza is not the only one to discover the truth behind her mother's pathological violence or the dead bodies When the police arrive on their doorstep Eve throws her daughter into the real world to protect her. If you ve got mother issues and oh boy have I got them in spades read this book It s about a young girl who has been hidden away by the world by her crazy mum Whenever I get one of my famous Mother s Day migraines I pick up this book and console myself that things could be worse Gloriously written Rendell is the finest novelist of our time Period

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Liza is not your average teenager Sixteen years old she lives with her mother Eve in a secluded gatehouse which she has never been allowed to leave There was only enough room for two in their cocoon; intruders entered at their peril on. I found this to be a compelling read presented in multiple time frames but all told by a young girl finding her way into the world after what can only be described as a bizarre upbringing it would have been easy to take these elements and create a confusing and unreadable narrative but Rendell s masterful hand kept my confusion within acceptable levels always making me want to read plus the ending was touching

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From the conseuences of her own chilling crimesAs Liza runs into the arms of her secret lover she begins to see the logic behind her mother's gruesomes crimes and must accept the possibility that she has inherited Eve's lust for murde. Once again I have been overwhelmed by Ruth Rendell s writing skill A master storyteller Rendell is capable of creating the most intriguing plots filled with ordinary characters with propensities to commit murder In this instance the story is set in a remote countryside not far from a small village Living in the gatehouse with her mother Eve Liza grows up isolated from everyone other than Jonathan owner of Shrove House and the two men who take care of the grounds Never imagining living anywhere else Eve is obsessed with Shrove House Eve home schools her daughter even teaching her to read Latin And whenever she needs to go into town to shop locks her daughter inside her room until she returns The gatehouse is crude with no inside toilet and none of the conveniences of the day When her mother shoots and kills a man who has tried to rape her Liza is too young to understand yet she knows something happened As Liza grows up she is curious about the outside world however when she discovers a television set in Shrove House that her mother cleans she knows her mother would disapprove Through watching TV and reading books in the library she learns a little about the world beyond Shrove Liza is sixteen when Eve is arrested for murder With her mother no longer there to protect and provide for her Liza is on her own The story evolves around her awakening as she gradually comes to understand herself and the reasons behind her mother s actionsIt is a satisfying read especially the way the story is presented I was curious about the intriguing title The Crocodile Bird and how it related to the story A crocodile bird is an African bird that feeds on the insects that infest crocodiles An apt title when the reader assumes Eve represents the crocodile and her daughter Liza the bird I uote a blurb written by Sue Grafton If there were a craft guild for writers I d apprentice myself to Ruth Rendell I would too


About the Author: Ruth Rendell

Barbara VineRuth Barbara Rendell Baroness Rendell of Babergh CBE who also wrote under the pseudonym



10 thoughts on “The Crocodile Bird

  1. says:

    Nature or nurture what creates a psychopath? The Crocodile Bird is a deep dive into those troubled waters A young mother and her daughter live in isolation in a gate house that is the approach to a gorgeous venerable country estate called the Shrove Eve Beck the mother is as beautiful as she is damaged and her

  2. says:

    101 Nights Stories told to a boyfriend by that small bird who picks the teeth of a crocodile and remains unhurt How did it all begin; how did it get so far? Having a mother who is Oxford schooled but now mysteriously is the warden of an old manor in a remote UK setting a manor that further is only occasionally visited by its´ is owner did give now 16 year old Liza childhood experiences few others would have h

  3. says:

    I found this to be a compelling read presented in multiple time frames but all told by a young girl finding her way into the world after what can only be described as a bizarre upbringing it would have been easy to take these elements and create a confusing and unreadable narrative but Rendell's masterful hand kept my confusion within acce

  4. says:

    One of Rendell’s finest works combining the right mix of thrills with atmosphere The story set in rural England tells the tale of a young girl whose mother has severely sheltered her from all aspects of the world She does not associate with young people her age she does not go to school she rarely accompanies her mother into town for shopping etc When her mother gets arrested she is forced to flee the only home and solace she has ever k

  5. says:

    If you've got mother issues and oh boy have I got them in spades read this book It's about a young girl who has been hidden away by the world by her crazy mum Whenever I get one of my famous Mother's Day migraines

  6. says:

    Ruth Rendell is not your typical formula crimemystery writer ie Create a flawed detective male or female doesn't matter give him or her a side kick or a love interest or both Create an interesting backdrop Now create a ruthless sadistic killer serial killers and pedophiles being in particular in high demand Now as the bodies pile up have you

  7. says:

    A psychological study of a girl Lizzy growing up in a reclusive situation with her mother Eve The story opens w

  8. says:

    This book has reinforced my belief that Barbara VineRuth Rendell is one of the best psychological mystery writers ever Starting a Vine book is like taking the first bite of a comfort food I am sure that I will be sated and will never be disappointed Recently I have started listening to Barbara Vine audios because the nar

  9. says:

    Once again I have been overwhelmed by Ruth Rendell's writing skill A master storyteller Rendell is capable of creating the most intriguing plots filled with ordinary characters with propensities to commit murder In this instance th

  10. says:

    Ruth Rendell has rarely failed to please me I continue to be astounded by the multitude of psychological and social pathologies with

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