The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen

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Read The Destroyers Online Free - Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father’s death. His childhood friend Charlie—rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island—could be his last hope.

At first Patmos appears to be a dream—long sun-soaked days on Charlie’s yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian’s past—and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn’t long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friend’s wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children—a game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing.

An enthralling odyssey and a gripping, expansive drama, The Destroyers is a vivid and suspenseful story of identity, power and fate, fathers and sons, and self-invention and self-deception, from a writer at the very height of his powers.

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ISBN : 0062329987
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 pages


TL rated it ★★★★☆

June 25, 2017

I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in an exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:). ---- Beginning: very good 4 stars Middle: still good but goes between slow and steady paced... stuf does happen but takes the time getting there (not all of that a bad thing) 3.5- 4 stars at time...

Melissa rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 08, 2017

The author appears to be infatuated by his own prose as this book was far too long. The resolution of the story came out of nowhere. Given the book's length, the author should have had plenty of opportunity to lead you to it. It was deeply frustrating to read nearly 500 pages without a satisfying...

switterbug (Betsey) rated it ★★★★★

September 14, 2017

I was a big fan of Bollen’s LIGHTNING PEOPLE, a literary thriller-ish novel that touched on themes of identity, existential angst, friendship, love, class, and living on the edge, set in Manhattan. This time, Bollen changes the setting, but many of the themes reappear. THE DESTROYERS takes place...

Lena♥Ribka rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2017

Christopher Bollen is a proof of reincarnation for me. Long live F. Scott Fitzgerald! What an EXTREMELY talented author! What a luck to come across his books! What a pleasure to devour his exceptional prose! Orient, his second book, blew me away. His third book The Destroyers put his name on the VE...

Harvee rated it ★★★★★

May 24, 2017

Two school friends meet again many years on the island of Patmos, Greece. One is from a wealthy Cypriot family, the other has been disinherited by his rich father at home in England. One helps the other, but which one helps who? A thriller with twists and turns in the plot, while the novel shows...

Tundra rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

This was a real roller coaster ride. The setting, characters and plot were all exceptionally executed and although it was a lengthy book I did not get bored with the descriptions or detail. There were so many questions posed about the opportunities life presents and the choices we make - all infl...

Carole rated it ★★★☆☆

September 17, 2017

I was only going to give this 2 stars because while I was actually reading this book, I found it ok but nothing stunning. I didn't really like any of the characters and it places I almost gave up. But after I finished reading and started thinking about the way the book was written and how some of...

Liviu rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 16, 2017

quite disappointing standard "power, rich people doing bad stuff" novel - had higher hopes after some interesting reviews and it starts quite interesting, but it quickly peters out and I flipped through the pages more from a sense of "let it be over" than anything else

Suzanne rated it ★★★☆☆

June 23, 2017

This book has an amazing beginning with writing and action that breathlessly pull in the reader. Unfortunately, the vast middle of the book cannot hold up that level of excellence and the narrative changes. The book becomes far less engaging and far more work. The ending is good and almost makes...

Steve rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 28, 2017

I'm afraid I can't support the rave reviews this book got over the summer... which is why I read it. The plot is generally interesting and well constructed though the end is rather bizarre and abrupt .. what puts a nail in the my "reader coffin" is the utterly bloated descriptive prose that the a...

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