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  • The Hotel Neversink
  • Adam O'Fallon Price
  • 20 October 2017

The Hotel Neversink[Ebook] ➧ The Hotel Neversink By Adam O'Fallon Price – Essayreview.co.uk Thirty one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public Then a young boy disappearsThis mysterious vanishing and the ones that f Thirty one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public Then a young boy disappearsThis mysterious vanishing and the ones that follow will brand the lives of three generations At the root of it all is Asher Sikorsky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel inset a haunting legacy into motion His daughter Jeanie sees The Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative The Hotel PDF/EPUB or era, but also its darkest Decades later, Asher s grandchildren grapple with the family s heritage in their own ways Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer s identityTold by a chorus of Sikorsky family members a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others The Hotel Neversink is the portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century.


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10 thoughts on “The Hotel Neversink

  1. says:

    Glancing at glowing reviews I wondered if I read a different book named The Hotel Neversink It s said to be a multi generational saga, a mystery, a ghost story wrapped around the history of a large hotel in the Catskills The last part is true, there s a hotel, but it s no Overlook.Wealthy, single Foley built a large mansion in the Catskills His first fiancee died of typhoid The next one boarded the Titanic to arrive for their wedding She only gets two sentences so is this meant to be fore Glancing at glowing reviews I wondered if I read a different book named The Hotel Neversink It s said to be a multi generational saga, a mystery, a ghost story wrapped around the history of a large hotel in the Catskills The last part is true, there s a hotel, but it s no Overlook.Wealthy, single Foley built a large mansion in the Catskills His first fiancee died of typhoid The next one boarded the Titanic to arrive for their wedding She only gets two sentences so is this meant to be foreshadowing or clever wordplay, since the next owner will name it Neversink No, the Neversink is a local river and the backstory is extraneous There s a lot of extraneous material throughout the book And then, still single, as if a really, really rich man can t find a wife eyeroll , Foley spent the next ten years compulsively adding onto the house Now known locally as Foley s Folly, it has ninety three bedrooms, three ballrooms, a large auditorium and a lotThink Winchester Mystery House without the eccentric architecture designed to alleviate Sarah Winchester s obsessive need to outrun and trick the ghosts she saw everywhere Now forget the ghosts and the word mystery, because there s very little of either in this book.Foley s fortune was wiped out after the depression and he jumped from the roof of the house which would, in time, be put up for auction On to chapter one, in which we meet a poor and starving Jewish family in Poland See the father shoot their beloved mule and make his beloved daughter watch, and watch mom make broth from the hooves when it was all she had left I don t mean to sound heartless Hunger is a massively important social issue and hungry people have to eat But this was only page 10 and already I was a little jealous of the mule being put out of its misery The father, Asher, emigrated to the U.S., accumulated some money, sent for the family and you guessed it, bought the house at auction, which he turned into a hotel he named The Neversink It became a huge success and we re off But not really, because for me this book never took off.It s told in eighteen chapters beginning with Asher s daughter Jeannie s story, which begins with their life in Poland, continues through her elderly father turning management of The Neversink over to her, and ends with the disappearance of a little boy The other chapters alternate characters within and without the family including Jeannie s brother Joey who is a Catskills comedian, their kids and grandkids There s also the hotel detective and a thieving maid Technically a saga is a long story or series of them and there are indeed four generations in The Hotel Neversink so technically this is a multigenerational saga but it didn t read like one to me It read like a series of character sketches or short stories, the kind of short story I finish wondering where the story was What they all have in common is the hotel They re not uniformly bad they re bad in different ways.What connects everything is the disappearance of a boy named Jonah in 1950, a boy playing hide and seek with Jeannie s son Over the years local children continued to disappear but they re mentioned very briefly and with no details Joey s daughter Alice was attacked years later and left for dead but she survived, and her story was the only one that interested me at all But there are no clues or suspects or any of the elements that make up a mystery Where were the police, the leads, the investigation We re not let in on any of it If you re looking for a mystery, this is not your book.Throughout The Hotel Neversink certain people think they see a ghost Is the ghost the perp Is the ghost even a ghost No matter if you re looking for a scary ghost, this is not your ghost The strongest reaction I had to this ghost was to scratch my head figuratively and laugh a few times So we have a series of disjointed narratives that technically comprise a saga, a mystery that s central to the book that isn t investigated and remains in the background, and a random ghost that s not at all frightening Take the hotel detective please His job is to investigate only minor hotel crimes guests stealing sugar packets His chapter is mostly about his upbringing and marriage As for the maid, her story comes out of nowhere and returns to nowhere, as if it was dropped into the wrong book Then there s the chapter with Asher s great great granddaughter, who brings her roommate to The Neversink He s an aspiring playwright, an obnoxious snob, and he stages a dramatic rendering of Dante s Inferno at the hotel for which he casts local porn stars to play the characters of Lust I didn t realize the Catskills had so many unemployed porn stars His character is ridiculous, the play is bonkers and how that arc fits into this saga is beyond me.The end was a little surprising and slightly satisfying I added one star for the closure

  2. says:

    I d assumed this was a horror novel it s actually kind of cosy The Hotel Neversink is essentially a multi generational saga about the fluctuating fortunes of a grand hotel in upstate New York, and, setting the concluding chapter aside, it might be best described as collection of linked short stories Moving through the decades from 1950 to 2012, it narrates the rise and fall of the Sikorskys, the family who run the hotel We also get the perspectives of several other characters hotel staff a I d assumed this was a horror novel it s actually kind of cosy The Hotel Neversink is essentially a multi generational saga about the fluctuating fortunes of a grand hotel in upstate New York, and, setting the concluding chapter aside, it might be best described as collection of linked short stories Moving through the decades from 1950 to 2012, it narrates the rise and fall of the Sikorskys, the family who run the hotel We also get the perspectives of several other characters hotel staff and visitors A mystery connects the stories why do so many children go missing in and around the Neversink A few times it seems the whole thing s going in a supernatural direction, but it never really commits, and ultimately the book is mostly about family, friendship and the vagaries of fate I sometimes found it difficult to keep track of who was related to whom I could ve used a Sikorsky family tree but that does, at least, prove I was interested in connecting the dots This was a swift, satisfying read the history of the Hotel Neversink had unfolded before I knew it, and I was rather sad to leave the place behind.I received an advance review copy of The Hotel Neversink from the publisher through NetGalley.TinyLetter Twitter Instagram Tumblr

  3. says:

    Entertaining but it over promises and under delivers.

  4. says:

    If you enjoy interlinked short stories in the vein of Olive Kitteridge, this book will likely be for you The stories revolve around the Hotel Neversink, a Catskills hotel purchased by Asher Sikorsky, a Jewish immigrant and innkeeper, in 1931 The hotel is a family affair, passed down through the generations Some of the family revere it and others view it as an albatross.It is a matter of fact that there were two children to disappear on the grounds of the Neversink but this is not the gist of If you enjoy interlinked short stories in the vein of Olive Kitteridge, this book will likely be for you The stories revolve around the Hotel Neversink, a Catskills hotel purchased by Asher Sikorsky, a Jewish immigrant and innkeeper, in 1931 The hotel is a family affair, passed down through the generations Some of the family revere it and others view it as an albatross.It is a matter of fact that there were two children to disappear on the grounds of the Neversink but this is not the gist of the story The disappearances are background noise, a shadow and sadness that is like a continuous fog over the hotel What is important in the story are the people who travel through the Neversink s doors guests, employees, owners, and children Each provides an individual look at the Neversink and the hotel becomes something new and special in each story.For Alice, who finds a dead body in a boiler room, it is a lifelong trauma, one that provides her with creative insight and fear of living Jeannie is the model hotelier She loves the Neversink and it is like her spouse or firstborn Hannah is a maid with a case of kleptomania that lands her in a terrible predicament Joseph, the black sheep son of Jeannie, suffers mental illness and has his large breakdown trying to do standup comedy at the hotel Lenny, too, is Jeannie s son, the chosen one to pass on the hotel Can he keep it up to Jeannie s high standards Does he even want to These are just a few of the fascinating people whose lives intersect with the hotel Each one has a narrative that is breathtaking Read this book

  5. says:

    The Hotel Neversink is the story of a Catskills resort, it s people, and it s history as told in a series of short stories The stories are written in the voices of various family members, hotel guests and staff, and once, in a group voice The author, Adam O Fallon Price has written a family saga by way of a murder mystery, and the book is a gem.Other books have been written in this short story style for example, Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge two book set It s an interesting method The Hotel Neversink is the story of a Catskills resort, it s people, and it s history as told in a series of short stories The stories are written in the voices of various family members, hotel guests and staff, and once, in a group voice The author, Adam O Fallon Price has written a family saga by way of a murder mystery, and the book is a gem.Other books have been written in this short story style for example, Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge two book set It s an interesting method to read a book I d say you could pick up the book, read a story or two, and put it down for next time you have some free time But The Hotel Neversink is such a compelling read in Adam O Fallon Price deft hands, that chances are you ll want to read it all in one sitting.The book begins with an Eastern European Jewish family enduring hard times in Silesia in the 1920 s Somehow the family makes it to the United States and some propitious lending byaffluent family members allow the Sikorsky family to buy a huge old hotel and turn it into the Hotel Neversink Get it The hotel took off and did well, as many others in the Catskill region did They attracted Jewish families and groups, who found the Catskills, with the relative nearness to New York City, an attractive place to spend the summer The family ran the resort through economic ups and downs and the disappearance of several children There was a question about the resort but the guests cametil they didn t and the Neversink began its long, downward sinking Price s novel is not a long one, only 297 pages, but he manages to introduce about 10 characters, in whose voices the book is written All his characters are interesting and none are caricatures, which they easily could have been The Hotel Neversink will definitely make my ten best for this year

  6. says:

    Oddly enough, I read an excerpt from the novel in Harper s Magazine this week, and so intrigued by the short story, I read the novel to find out what happened to the kleptomaniac housekeeper single mom of a young son with polio and the large female hotel guest who offers to pay for her son s medical expenses but expects sexual favors in return Lo and behold, those characters never surface again in the novel There s a brief mention of the housekeeper, but no reappearances To some degree, it s Oddly enough, I read an excerpt from the novel in Harper s Magazine this week, and so intrigued by the short story, I read the novel to find out what happened to the kleptomaniac housekeeper single mom of a young son with polio and the large female hotel guest who offers to pay for her son s medical expenses but expects sexual favors in return Lo and behold, those characters never surface again in the novel There s a brief mention of the housekeeper, but no reappearances To some degree, it sa collection of short stories that are connected to the Hotel Neversink than a novel, as readers are introduced to a variety of characters, mostly related by family to the owners of the hotel, and many of these characters don t surface again until the end It s a bit of a Who Done It since children start disappearing at the hotel and in the town, found dead here and there, but one girl who was strangled, survives, and years later, decides to confront her demons by researching the murders and writing a book about the hotel s dark history The ending was not a complete surprise, but I do wish we would have seenof the character who was guilty for the murder throughout the novel Lively novel, rich characters, and a compelling read

  7. says:

    Have you ever walked around a hotel you were vacationing at and wondered about the lives of the people around you Or maybe, sitting in your room and imagining the life this room has lived before your occupancy The idea can be a little chilling The Hotel Neversink brings these very thoughts to lifeI was nervous starting this book because I feared it was going to be overly historical, which it thankfully was not I really enjoyed this book, it was something unique from what I typically read Ea Have you ever walked around a hotel you were vacationing at and wondered about the lives of the people around you Or maybe, sitting in your room and imagining the life this room has lived before your occupancy The idea can be a little chilling The Hotel Neversink brings these very thoughts to lifeI was nervous starting this book because I feared it was going to be overly historical, which it thankfully was not I really enjoyed this book, it was something unique from what I typically read Each chapter makes it easy to connect to the characters and you start to feel like you re part of the family The characterization and details are written very intelligently I went into this thinking I was going to be reading a book about a haunted hotel and it was so muchthan that This was a story about aging and the pressures we face to please our families with ghost overtonesSeereviews on instagram Unshelvededition

  8. says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review I wanted to like this a lotthan I did the premise is fascinating, and the beginning chapters are interesting, but it lags in the middle I don t think the narratives are tied together enough to make it feel like a cohesive story, and the final chapter Ensemble was disjointed and confusing I found myself having to reread several pages to figure out whose point of view I was in The ending was innovative, but overal I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review I wanted to like this a lotthan I did the premise is fascinating, and the beginning chapters are interesting, but it lags in the middle I don t think the narratives are tied together enough to make it feel like a cohesive story, and the final chapter Ensemble was disjointed and confusing I found myself having to reread several pages to figure out whose point of view I was in The ending was innovative, but overall left me unsatisfied and didn t evoke any kind of reaction from me The prose itself was wonderful to read, though

  9. says:

    This book was good, but certainly not as advertised There is a hotel, but it shouldn t be compared to the Overlook There is a mystery, but there are no clues and no investigations There are ghosts, but they are abstract It was a fun read, and could have been made better if the book decided what it wanted to be and what genre it is best suited for The ending was slightly satisfying, so adding an extra star for the loosely solved case.

  10. says:

    What a great read The characters are so well drawn in each chapter and I loved how the plot was moved along through each character s story.

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