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[ Pdf Mr. White's Confession ß martial-artist PDF ] by Robert Clark ê This is an edited review written seven months after I read the book In my first review, I did not think highly of this book I said it was unsatisfying on many levels However, several months later helped I admit by a trip to St Paul and seeing the key locations , this book sticks with me, so I picked it up again I did not reread the whole thing, but I reread passages And I change my ranking the least useful part of any review from two to three stars I can t give it higher marks, but it is a thoughtful juxtaposition of two stories One protagonist has limited memory, unfortunately becoming a suspect in a murder This makes him unable to answer questions The other protagonist is the police officer, a man who has suffered many disappointments I did guess the solution which is never actually revealed early on, and the police officer is Hammett manque with many too clever metaphors to describe the depth of his world weariness A third character, a tough teenage homeless girl, demonstrates the depths of the Depression during which this novel is set The device of the memory challenged protagonist allows the author to write a few lyrical passages about faith and memory A couple of examples That is the sad thing about memory, I suppose It goes without saying that search as we will we cannot know the future but it seems we cannot even know the past, however much we search it and so we are always longing for it and seeing it beyond our reach, anticipating what is past as though it were to come In that way, having a memory is terribly sad, like visiting a graveyard where even at the loveliest of times one must finally confess that underneath the verdure there are only the dead and gone, that which is lost to us, the things we once loved, that we still love Now that I have it, I suppose that is all memory really is, for the most part the hunger for what we have loved AND Perhaps all our striving and hunger in this world is for such signs, for that which is beyond memory, which is eternally present And where we see it mostly, where it lays its finger upon us, is in beauty, which we know without prompting or recollection is as the smoke of the fire of creation, the word that immemorially recalls the memory of God I have not read a book like this before, so I guess its uniqueness led to the Edgar award In retrospect, I would recommend it to readers who will appreciate being guided through these shadowy worlds.
Beautifully written book set in the first half of the twentieth century, largely in St Paul, Minnesota Explores the validity of confessions, the sensationalism of media, and how our society latches onto lurid half facts and catchphrases created by the media that endure for many years.
LOVE this book it s so much than I expected And I m just the kind of person who loves a character like Mr White.
Managed to be urgently suspenseful AND explore philosophical issues in an accessible way that only got tiresome for a few paragraphs for me and well after I was deeply into it, thinking it s just going to be an entertaining crime novel You wade into it gradually at least I did, maybe because I didn t expect to be led into any deep water, thinking it was just kind of endearing at first.
It managed to not piss me off which is pretty amazing for a crime novel, especially one with young women working as companions of sorts, and portraying a kind of customer and different kinds of love with such understanding The main characters were all treated with respect and compassion, and you see how sexual shame contributes to injustice, and how sexuality is not a barrier to love or beauty shame is what ruins stuff.
I m enjoying thinking about one of the major frustrations tensions you could have with this story, and how perfectly the faith problem is embodied with the corrupt cop vs the semi stupid cop weary and suspicious but not suspicious enough, still blinded by faith.
I felt some Faulkner moments and sweet side of Capote in Mr White.
I want to read from this guy and about this book, but am afraid to ruin it be disappointed.
If I read books like this all the time I might get sick of it, but haven t read anything like it in recent memory so perfect Also loved my home state places popping up in Minnesota story two places peoples I love.
I probably loved this than I would have if I d have read all of the praise about it beforehand I m glad the love and spiritual dealings were a surprise to me.
Did he or didn t he Did hapless, memory challenged Herbert White murder two of the dance hall girls that he worshipfully photographed in his rooms, or is he a perfect patsy a sacrificial lamb doomed to suffer for another s crimes That is the question that pulls you into Clark s evocative psychological suspense, a question that Mr White himself could not tell you the answer to Once immersed in Clark s evocative depression era Midwest, a hard edged world through which innocent and guilty alike make their tenuous way, no simple solution will satisfy us, and psychology itself has become just another trap for the unwary E.
M Forster once described rounded as opposed to flat characters as being capable of surprising in a convincing way, and Clark s characters fill that bill, bringing a haunting complexity to a genre too often given to the simplistic morality of sorting the good guys from the bad This is a literary mystery in the best possible sense.
This is an edited review written seven months after I read the book In my first review, I did not think highly of this book I said it was unsatisfying on many levels However, several months later helped I admit by a trip to St Paul and seeing the key locations , this book sticks with me, so I picked it up again I did not reread the whole thing, but I reread passages And I change my ranking the least useful part of any review from two to three stars I can t give it higher marks, but it is a thoughtful juxtaposition of two stories One protagonist has limited memory, unfortunately becoming a suspect in a murder This makes him unable to answer questions The other protagonist is the police officer, a man who has suffered many disappointments I did guess the solution which is never actually revealed early on, and the police officer is Hammett manque with many too clever metaphors to describe the depth of his world weariness A third character, a tough teenage homeless girl, demonstrates the depths of the Depression during which this novel is set The device of the memory challenged protagonist allows the author to write a few lyrical passages about faith and memory A couple of examples That is the sad thing about memory, I suppose It goes without saying that search as we will we cannot know the future but it seems we cannot even know the past, however much we search it and so we are always longing for it and seeing it beyond our reach, anticipating what is past as though it were to come In that way, having a memory is terribly sad, like visiting a graveyard where even at the loveliest of times one must finally confess that underneath the verdure there are only the dead and gone, that which is lost to us, the things we once loved, that we still love Now that I have it, I suppose that is all memory really is, for the most part the hunger for what we have loved AND Perhaps all our striving and hunger in this world is for such signs, for that which is beyond memory, which is eternally present And where we see it mostly, where it lays its finger upon us, is in beauty, which we know without prompting or recollection is as the smoke of the fire of creation, the word that immemorially recalls the memory of God I have not read a book like this before, so I guess its uniqueness led to the Edgar award In retrospect, I would recommend it to readers who will appreciate being guided through these shadowy worlds.
Beautifully written book set in the first half of the twentieth century, largely in St Paul, Minnesota Explores the validity of confessions, the sensationalism of media, and how our society latches onto lurid half facts and catchphrases created by the media that endure for many years.
LOVE this book it s so much than I expected And I m just the kind of person who loves a character like Mr White.
Managed to be urgently suspenseful AND explore philosophical issues in an accessible way that only got tiresome for a few paragraphs for me and well after I was deeply into it, thinking it s just going to be an entertaining crime novel You wade into it gradually at least I did, maybe because I didn t expect to be led into any deep water, thinking it was just kind of endearing at first.
It managed to not piss me off which is pretty amazing for a crime novel, especially one with young women working as companions of sorts, and portraying a kind of customer and different kinds of love with such understanding The main characters were all treated with respect and compassion, and you see how sexual shame contributes to injustice, and how sexuality is not a barrier to love or beauty shame is what ruins stuff.
I m enjoying thinking about one of the major frustrations tensions you could have with this story, and how perfectly the faith problem is embodied with the corrupt cop vs the semi stupid cop weary and suspicious but not suspicious enough, still blinded by faith.
I felt some Faulkner moments and sweet side of Capote in Mr White.
I want to read from this guy and about this book, but am afraid to ruin it be disappointed.
If I read books like this all the time I might get sick of it, but haven t read anything like it in recent memory so perfect Also loved my home state places popping up in Minnesota story two places peoples I love.
I probably loved this than I would have if I d have read all of the praise about it beforehand I m glad the love and spiritual dealings were a surprise to me.
Did he or didn t he Did hapless, memory challenged Herbert White murder two of the dance hall girls that he worshipfully photographed in his rooms, or is he a perfect patsy a sacrificial lamb doomed to suffer for another s crimes That is the question that pulls you into Clark s evocative psychological suspense, a question that Mr White himself could not tell you the answer to Once immersed in Clark s evocative depression era Midwest, a hard edged world through which innocent and guilty alike make their tenuous way, no simple solution will satisfy us, and psychology itself has become just another trap for the unwary E.
M Forster once described rounded as opposed to flat characters as being capable of surprising in a convincing way, and Clark s characters fill that bill, bringing a haunting complexity to a genre too often given to the simplistic morality of sorting the good guys from the bad This is a literary mystery in the best possible sense.
Full review to come.
I m still thinking of how I feel about this book, and I want to give it four stars but the ending leaves too many loose ends that I can t resolve even by writing my own ending for some of the characters I don t want this to be a spoiler because I think it s a story worth reading, but just be prepared for something different than what you might expect, keep an open mind and enjoy the writing The other reviews are mixed and the criticism is also mostly about the ending, but we are so accustomed to a happy or at least satisfying resolution to a story There is nothing wrong with escapism for reading enjoyment, but we know life is not always like that and some questions and longings go forever unanswered I would read something else by Mr Clark.
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I really enjoyed most of this book Several dance club girls are found murdered in St Paul, Minnesota in 1939 The main suspect is an eccentric and simple minded man named Herbert White Herbert s hobbies are photography, writing in his journal, scrapbooking and visiting the dance club girls He has trouble with his memory and tries to write everything down to help him remember his daily activities The journal is very entertaining to read and his thoughts when written on paper contradict his actions and appearance of a simpleton As the story develops so does the evidence of police corruption as White is accused of the murders This was a fast read until I figured out what was going to happen and I didn t want to read it I would recommend this book as I found myself thinking about so many things that White wrote in his journal.
If Dashiell Hammett raised the orphaned child of Thornton Wilder and Marcel Proust with some occasional baby sitting by godmother Marilynne Robinson , this book would be the result I really, really enjoyed it and saw much of the things other reviews here complain about to be some of its primary strengths What some seem to find cliche or two dimensional, I saw as ingeniously manipulated tropes, re fashioned from familiar forms toward exquisitely fresh ends I have rarely found myself so intimately engaged with a character as I was with Mr White an Ignatius Reilly with the innocent naivete of Dorothy Gale In short, it s a delicious mash up that s admittedly not going to be to everyone s taste, but for the rest of us, an incredibly satisfying repast that resonates well past a breathtaking philosophical conclusion.


I m still thinking of how I feel about this book, and I want to give it four stars but the ending leaves too many loose ends that I can t resolve even by writing my own ending for some of the characters I don t want this to be a spoiler because I think it s a story worth reading, but just be prepared for something different than what you might expect, keep an open mind and enjoy the writing The other reviews are mixed and the criticism is also mostly about the ending, but we are so accustomed to a happy or at least satisfying resolution to a story There is nothing wrong with escapism for reading enjoyment, but we know life is not always like that and some questions and longings go forever unanswered I would read something else by Mr Clark.
Full review to come.
In my opinion, this book had neither likable characters nor a satisfying conclusion Well, I did like Mr White, but even he got boring after awhile I could tell it was written by a man I think his fantasies were played out in some of the situations It is about two murders in the 1930s The policemen investigating are corrupt and don t care if justice is done they just want an arrest Thus, they barely try, and end up arresting an innocent, sweet, and naive man, Mr White, who has severe memory lapses He confesses because he can t remember not doing the murders and is sentenced to life in solitary confinement Meanwhile, the main investigator, who is in his 40s, starts to have second thoughts over his shabbily conducted investigation, but only because he is prodded into it by his 16 year old lover the author s fantasy, perhaps Horrible things happen to Mr White in prison, horrible things happen to the people outside of prison, nothing is ever resolved, and the book ends Apparently some people really liked it maybe it was too deep for me.
I really enjoyed most of this book Several dance club girls are found murdered in St Paul, Minnesota in 1939 The main suspect is an eccentric and simple minded man named Herbert White Herbert s hobbies are photography, writing in his journal, scrapbooking and visiting the dance club girls He has trouble with his memory and tries to write everything down to help him remember his daily activities The journal is very entertaining to read and his thoughts when written on paper contradict his actions and appearance of a simpleton As the story develops so does the evidence of police corruption as White is accused of the murders This was a fast read until I figured out what was going to happen and I didn t want to read it I would recommend this book as I found myself thinking about so many things that White wrote in his journal.
If Dashiell Hammett raised the orphaned child of Thornton Wilder and Marcel Proust with some occasional baby sitting by godmother Marilynne Robinson , this book would be the result I really, really enjoyed it and saw much of the things other reviews here complain about to be some of its primary strengths What some seem to find cliche or two dimensional, I saw as ingeniously manipulated tropes, re fashioned from familiar forms toward exquisitely fresh ends I have rarely found myself so intimately engaged with a character as I was with Mr White an Ignatius Reilly with the innocent naivete of Dorothy Gale In short, it s a delicious mash up that s admittedly not going to be to everyone s taste, but for the rest of us, an incredibly satisfying repast that resonates well past a breathtaking philosophical conclusion.