I Have Waited and You Have Come Review
The rest of the teamsters joined them and they all waited in silence as the horses approached and drew to an organized halt. He mulled it over in silence, sipping on his coffee while they all waited for his decision. We'd have waited for you, but we was outnumbered three to one and didn't have time to look for you. I then left the building and waited outside for the others who arrived moments later.
He waited in the dark nearly twenty minutes before hearing an automobile approach. Our nervous quintet settled in, ordered wine for the drinkers and waited for one of us to start the conversation. The rest of us waited in nervous anticipation for her Friday arrival, not knowing if we'd even see her when she returned. I waited to hear John Luke Grasso, and steeled myself to pretend I didn't recognize the name.
While I waited for my, wife's return I sifted through the startling news she'd told me. The scene was so familiar; abduction, outlined by Betsy, facts presented, Quinn and Howie removing to their basement sanctuary while we waited and Martha recorded. Another portion he gave to an old servant who waited upon his grandfather.
He waited for the first pause in the conversation, and then with a distressed face left the room to find Sonya. She poured sand over the fire and waited long enough to make it appear she had given his invitation consideration. When I'd stopped for a breath, the woman asked where I was when I witnessed it and why I'd waited so long to call. Killing time as I waited , I picked up a discarded newspaper on a vacated seat next to me. I unwearyingly followed the three to that horrid mall and waited for my chance.
He waited for me to continue but when I didn't he asked, "Do you suppose if there were a tipster, he or she could help us out? She waited until she was certain he was distracted before she crept across the apartment, keeping as close to the wall farthest from him as possible. Both jumped at his tone, and he waited , wanting to pick a fight with someone.
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Outside the house, beyond the gates, a group of undertakers, who hid whenever a carriage drove up, waited in expectation of an important order for an expensive funeral. He waited a moment to see whether the cornet would answer, but he turned and went out of the corridor. He turned away and waited impatiently for Prince Andrew's return from the commander-in- chief's room. And then that happy moment, that Toulon for which he had so long waited , presents itself to him at last. Anna Pavlovna waited for him to go on, but as he seemed quite decided to say no more she began to tell of how at Potsdam the impious Bonaparte had stolen the sword of Frederick the Great.
After she had gone, a dressmaker from Madame Suppert-Roguet waited on the Rostovs, and Natasha, very glad of this diversion, having shut herself into a room adjoining the drawing room, occupied herself trying on the new dresses. He paced through the ballroom, waited till everyone had come, and as Anatole had not turned up did not stay for dinner but drove home.
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He dismounted, took Balashev's arm, and moving a few steps away from his suite, which waited respectfully, began to pace up and down with him, trying to speak significantly. I said if only we waited--and so it was! An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
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They waited for him from four till six o'clock and did not begin their deliberations all that time but talked in low tones of other matters. Having waited there for Rostopchin who did not turn up, they became convinced that Moscow would be surrendered, and then dispersed all about the town to the public houses and cookshops. Getting out of his caleche, he waited with drooping head and breathing heavily, pacing silently up and down. But in any case proofs were needed; he had waited a whole month for them and grew more impatient the longer he waited. She waited on the old countess, petted and spoiled the children, was always ready to render the small services for which she had a gift, and all this was unconsciously accepted from her with insufficient gratitude.
Carmen waited until after the children were in bed before questioning him. Pamreader Read full review. A thought-provoking novel that is deceptively chilling. The Eloquent Page Read full review. The Bookbag Read full review. It is very atmospheric and certainly leaves an indelible imprint on the psyche. Red Read full review. Mick Jackson Read full review. Cataclysmically brilliant Elizabeth Haynes Read full review. An exquisitely crafted debut. Guardian Read full review. A Fiction Habit Read full review.
An effectively understated ending. Follow the Thread Read full review. Gaskella 14 August This novel manages to combine the nightmare of a post environmental apocalypse with a psychological thriller The science fiction element was the initial hook that drew me in but there is so much more to consider — the nature of obsessive behaviour, how differing perspectives can offer completely different interpretations of the same event.
This is a thought-provoking novel that is deceptively chilling. The dreamlike first-person narrative reinforces this with vivid descriptions of the mouldering landscape of a post-civilization Britain. This is Martine McDonagh's first novel, making the power of her simple prose all the more impressive.
She has crafted a taut, creepy portrait of a woman whose already fragile mental state is pushed to breaking point by a series of threats which may be real or only imagined. Rachel is a fascinating study in the effects of isolation and paranoia. Guardian The most disturbing utopias are those which feels closest to hand; and McDonagh indicates how swiftly society reverts to tooth and claw primitivism Fans of post-apocalyptic parables will be well pleased.
Open Book , BBC Radio 4 It paints an all-too-convincing picture of life in the rural Midlands in the middle of this century — cold and stormy, with most modern conveniences long-since gone, and with small, mainly self-sufficient, communities struggling to maintain a degree of social order.
Red Chillingly believable Jean-Daniel Beauvallet, Les Inrockuptibles Dehumanized and primitive, the world according to this book is material for blurry nightmares, an insidious scary film or accurate lessons in futurology. Mick Jackson Martine McDonagh writes with a cool, clear confidence about a world brought to its knees.