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by Ruth Rendell


To Don, Simon, Donna, and Phillip. But the birds’ singing wouldn’t let her lie quiet. The birds were sometimes the only things down here to make a sound from morning till night.

To Don, Simon, Donna, and Phillip. The dawn chorus broke with a whistling call, then came a single trill and soon a hundred birds were singing in as many trees. She sat up fully this time.

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The Crocodile Bird is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell. When her mother, Eve, tells Liza that she must leave their remote home, the gatehouse of a country mansion, Liza is terrified. Although sixteen years of age, she has never been on a bus or a train, has never played with a child of her own age. She has almost no knowledge of a world described by her mother as evil and destructive. Their strange, enclosed life together is over because Eve has killed a man. And he is not the first.

The Crocodile Bird provides much food for thought for mature teens who have a taste for the unexpected.

Here is Ruth Rendell on such fantastic form that you'll want to stay up all night racing through to the en. Val Hennessy, Daily Mail. A powerful and absorbing narrative told with elegance and subtlety". The extraordinary depth and accuracy of her psychological portraits is matched only by the rare inventiveness of her storytelling".

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The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell; (4 ); Kindle; Brit lit; fiction; mother-daughter relationships; mystery; suspense . Rendell also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.

The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell; (4 ); Kindle; Brit lit; fiction; mother-daughter relationships; mystery; suspense; (1993) Liza tells her story over several nights and in the process finds. Rendell has received many awards for her writing, including the Silver, Gold, and Cartier Diamond Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association, three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, The Arts Council National Book Awards, and The Sunday Times Literary Award. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Many of her titles have been made into films and made-for-tv movies.

Joyce Carol Oates called Ruth Rendell one of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world. In New York Times Notable Book The Crocodile Bird, this three-time Edgar Award winner shows the talent that made her one of the best.

Liza, a naive 17-year-old, is forced to leave home by her obsessively protective mother, Eve. Their life together is at an end, because Eve is a murderess. This explores the theme of innocence and experience, while retaining the constant tension of violent death. By the author of "Live Flesh".

Crocodile Bird : Uk Edition epub download

ISBN13: 978-0091776367

ISBN: 0091776368

Author: Ruth Rendell

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Trafalgar Square; First Edition edition (September 2, 1993)

Pages: 352 pages

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Rating: 4.6

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Mozel
A symbiotic relationship in nature is one where two creatures provide mutually beneficial services to each other. A crocodile bird will clean the meat from between the crocodile's teeth. The crocodile, in turn, provides the bird food and protection from its enemies. The bird is always safe with the crocodile where nothing else is. The mother, Eve, is the crocodile, and her daughter, Liza, is the bird.

The story starts like this: A reclusive, young, beautiful mother kills people deep in the English countryside while raising her young daughter in solitude and providing her a classical education. When the police show up to arrest Mom, she tells Liza to hide until the police have left, and Mom gives Liza strict instructions on what to do. After all, Liza knows nothing about money, modern life or surviving in the '80s, and she is only sixteen, pretty and completely naive. Nothing goes to plan after that ...

The real question is: Does Liza have her mother's love for killing?

Interesting book, with Liza as the single protagonist, she tells the tale of her life and her mother's (as she knows it), to a third party, interspersed with her current life after seclusion. A perfect example of an unreliable narrator, but even wilder is an unreliable narrator who has knowledge of some of the problems with their story and later corrects them. Curious and curiouser ...

A very well written psychological thriller which was highly original in its
conception and execution. This is more a psychological study of why some people kill that first time, then continue to solve certain problems permanently. It also raises the question of having offspring that are predisposed, or learn to kill. It is also about what is truly important in life, and what people will do to achieve it.

Fascinating book.

Highly Recommended!
Mozel
A symbiotic relationship in nature is one where two creatures provide mutually beneficial services to each other. A crocodile bird will clean the meat from between the crocodile's teeth. The crocodile, in turn, provides the bird food and protection from its enemies. The bird is always safe with the crocodile where nothing else is. The mother, Eve, is the crocodile, and her daughter, Liza, is the bird.

The story starts like this: A reclusive, young, beautiful mother kills people deep in the English countryside while raising her young daughter in solitude and providing her a classical education. When the police show up to arrest Mom, she tells Liza to hide until the police have left, and Mom gives Liza strict instructions on what to do. After all, Liza knows nothing about money, modern life or surviving in the '80s, and she is only sixteen, pretty and completely naive. Nothing goes to plan after that ...

The real question is: Does Liza have her mother's love for killing?

Interesting book, with Liza as the single protagonist, she tells the tale of her life and her mother's (as she knows it), to a third party, interspersed with her current life after seclusion. A perfect example of an unreliable narrator, but even wilder is an unreliable narrator who has knowledge of some of the problems with their story and later corrects them. Curious and curiouser ...

A very well written psychological thriller which was highly original in its
conception and execution. This is more a psychological study of why some people kill that first time, then continue to solve certain problems permanently. It also raises the question of having offspring that are predisposed, or learn to kill. It is also about what is truly important in life, and what people will do to achieve it.

Fascinating book.

Highly Recommended!
Fog
A formulaic mystery this is most certainly not.

THE CROCODILE BIRD opens with the shocking revelation that Liza's mother, Eve, faces arrest for murder, and it's not even her first kill. Liza, after spending her entire life sheltered from the big and bad world on an idyllic and remote English estate with her mother as her tutor, faces the unfamiliar world on her own at the tender age of 16. Plucking up her courage, Liza runs to her secret lover and as she embarks on a new life on the "outside," she recounts the fascinating, but creepy, tale of her childhood in a Scheherazade-type nightly chats. And what a story it is!

This is no whodunit; this is a proper psychological mystery. The question is not who--since we know from page 5 that Eve did it--but why. If you like to poke around in people's psyches, this is the book for you.

Despite the slow-moving plot and calm prose, I found myself utterly capitivated by the mystery of Eve and Liza. I asked myself, "How does a beautiful, intelligent, and unconventional woman like Eve turn into a murderess?" and "What will happen to Liza?" The answer to both is rather shocking, but not in a lurid way, but because the dilemmas that these women find themselves in are so real. You start to wonder if the woman across the street could turn black, just like Eve.

I also loved that Rendell doesn't shy away from fraught issues, such as rape and codependent relationships. If you want a smartly written mystery that delivers some thinking with the thrills, this one is for you.
Fog
A formulaic mystery this is most certainly not.

THE CROCODILE BIRD opens with the shocking revelation that Liza's mother, Eve, faces arrest for murder, and it's not even her first kill. Liza, after spending her entire life sheltered from the big and bad world on an idyllic and remote English estate with her mother as her tutor, faces the unfamiliar world on her own at the tender age of 16. Plucking up her courage, Liza runs to her secret lover and as she embarks on a new life on the "outside," she recounts the fascinating, but creepy, tale of her childhood in a Scheherazade-type nightly chats. And what a story it is!

This is no whodunit; this is a proper psychological mystery. The question is not who--since we know from page 5 that Eve did it--but why. If you like to poke around in people's psyches, this is the book for you.

Despite the slow-moving plot and calm prose, I found myself utterly capitivated by the mystery of Eve and Liza. I asked myself, "How does a beautiful, intelligent, and unconventional woman like Eve turn into a murderess?" and "What will happen to Liza?" The answer to both is rather shocking, but not in a lurid way, but because the dilemmas that these women find themselves in are so real. You start to wonder if the woman across the street could turn black, just like Eve.

I also loved that Rendell doesn't shy away from fraught issues, such as rape and codependent relationships. If you want a smartly written mystery that delivers some thinking with the thrills, this one is for you.
OCARO
The reason I only have this four of five stars was because from me, five stars would have been unfair. This isn't my usual fare. I normally don't go for this type of novel. That said, I devoured this book in two sittings. The story had a slightly surreal quality that at first made if hard to follow, but I stayed the course. The characters were such a diverse mixture and yet infused with the realism that you don't often see in suspense. Liza, the narrator was a bizarre caricature of innocence and yet brimming with a depth of knowledge that hit you like a brick to the head. Her story is harder to believe until it unfolds like a map leading you further from the treasure you expect, but you end up with no disappointment. In the end you feel as if you understand her better as she leads you through the bitter tale of her life with her cold mother, Eve. The author's creative fire in showing you through vignettes how she matures beyond her sage understanding of things most people would never grasp. If darkness is your taste, then this book is definitely to your taste.
OCARO
The reason I only have this four of five stars was because from me, five stars would have been unfair. This isn't my usual fare. I normally don't go for this type of novel. That said, I devoured this book in two sittings. The story had a slightly surreal quality that at first made if hard to follow, but I stayed the course. The characters were such a diverse mixture and yet infused with the realism that you don't often see in suspense. Liza, the narrator was a bizarre caricature of innocence and yet brimming with a depth of knowledge that hit you like a brick to the head. Her story is harder to believe until it unfolds like a map leading you further from the treasure you expect, but you end up with no disappointment. In the end you feel as if you understand her better as she leads you through the bitter tale of her life with her cold mother, Eve. The author's creative fire in showing you through vignettes how she matures beyond her sage understanding of things most people would never grasp. If darkness is your taste, then this book is definitely to your taste.
Nto
iza is a pretty sixteen-year-old girl whose mother, Eve, the caretaker of a rural British estate that she loves as her own, has sheltered her for entire life. Liza was home-schooled by her mother, never exposed to newspaper or television and never went to the nearby village.The actual at-home education was far superior to anything Liza could have gotten in school. Of course, Liza was socially inept.

During Liza's sixteen years, Eve committed three murders. After the last one, which Eve knows will be pinned on her, she sends her daughter to stay with her friend in London. Liza, instead, goes to live with Sean, the gardener with whom she has recently begun an affair. Over the next 101 days she relates to Sean, Scheherazade-style the story of her life with mom, leaving off at strategic places in the story.

This was my favorite of all the Rendell books that I have read so far. The story-telling and character studies were superior.
Nto
iza is a pretty sixteen-year-old girl whose mother, Eve, the caretaker of a rural British estate that she loves as her own, has sheltered her for entire life. Liza was home-schooled by her mother, never exposed to newspaper or television and never went to the nearby village.The actual at-home education was far superior to anything Liza could have gotten in school. Of course, Liza was socially inept.

During Liza's sixteen years, Eve committed three murders. After the last one, which Eve knows will be pinned on her, she sends her daughter to stay with her friend in London. Liza, instead, goes to live with Sean, the gardener with whom she has recently begun an affair. Over the next 101 days she relates to Sean, Scheherazade-style the story of her life with mom, leaving off at strategic places in the story.

This was my favorite of all the Rendell books that I have read so far. The story-telling and character studies were superior.