The Drowning People

The Drowning People

by Richard Mason
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Overview

The Drowning People by Richard Mason

It is a cold afternoon in winter. An old man sits in a room high above the sea, watching the sun set. It is twenty-four hours since the death of his wife at Seton Castle, the home they had shared for more than forty years. And as it grows dark, he tries to make sense of a life only recently understood; and to explain how he, by no means a violent man, has come to kill in cold blood...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446548885
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 588,109
File size: 735 KB

About the Author

Richard Mason began writing The Drowning People at the age of 18. He is currently twenty and a student at Oxford University, where he studies with Martin Amis's former tutor.

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Drowning People 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hypnotic, passionate, disturbing, and dark, "The Drowning People" is a must-read. This book is a Master Class in the art of atmosphere, foreshadowing, and character development. The story itself is nothing extraordinary-- but the way it's written will grab you and never let you go. Read it, read it, read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some parts stretch the boundaries of realism, but a fascinating tale nevertheless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will not be disappointed in this rich moving story. It has been a while since I listened to the audiobook and still am reminded of how much I enjoyed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Between Ella and Sarah....I don't know what to think...true is that this is not an usual plot, and usual story... a discover
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is simply entrancing! I could not put this book down!! Persuasive and forceful literature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this novel. A very fast read that will keep you rivited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the finest works of literature I have ever read. It is quite amazing that this literary 'genius', Richard Mason, was only 18 when he began to write The Drowning People. The story was compelling, the characters complex and I savored every last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST FASINATING BOOKS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME!! WONDER OF WONDERS--NO PROFANITY. THANK YOU MR. MASON!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is hard to imagine that a nineteen year old wrote this wonderful book. It grabs you from the first sentence and continues to the end. I really enjoyed it and hope that this young author gets the recognition that he deserves!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It kept you very interested the whole way through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed the drowing people very much. i usually read books on horror and ghostly tales but this book trapped me into buying it and i am very glad i did. i enjoy reading first books out from different authors and this one trapped me into reading it. a-1 performance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that I am amazed when I read negative reviews of this book! I thought it was so wonderful, so well-written and so compelling. I found the psychological insights to be truly insightful, and am astonished that an 18-year-old could write such thoughts. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I did not find the ending predictable at all. I didn't figure it all out until shortly before it was revealed and I'm no dummy (LOL). Anyway, I just wanted to say that I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for an interesting, mysterious and fun read. I can't wait for Mason's next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard about this book from a friend who, knowing my love for classics such as Rebecca and Jane Eyre, suggested that I would enjoy this novel as well. Unfortunately, I found this book to be highly dull and slow moving, (It kept loosing my attention) with a contrived plot and predictable ending. I feel as though the author should get to know more women before he writes his next novel because he does not seem to understand his women characters or what motivates them. I would still recommend this book to readers, but only as a beach book and not a great work of fiction.