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Portobello is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, published in 2008. It is set in and around the Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London. Written in the third-person narrative mode, it follows the lives of a number of Londoners-rich and poor alike-living near the Portobello Road Market whose paths cross by accident rather than design. In other words, Portobello is about "the destinies of an oddly assorted group of people, whose only common characteristic is their postcode.

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Ruth Rendell's Portobello market reveals the vanity of gentrification. The casual, arbitrary exchange of the Portobello Road street market is echoed in the plot of Rendell's latest, about the vanity and thinness of gentrification. A painting is sold by a Portobello dealer to a rich businessman for a fabulous sum. A generation later, the dealer's son, having inherited his father's increasingly desirable house in Chepstow Villas and himself now specialising in fine art, picks up a wallet in the street and, instead of handing it in to the police, sticks up a sign as one might for a lost cat.

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Portobello is one of Ruth Rendell's psychological studies of obsessional and eccentric characters, with a touch of insanity and crime mixed in. I can't say I 'enjoyed' it as in parts it really irritated me, but I did wonder how it was going to end and so read on. The setting is good; the description of the Portobello Roa. I wasn’t impressed with the way she tied up all the loose ends; it seemed too sentimental and not in keeping with the rest of the book.

Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill. Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction-and his own good intentions-Wren hatches a plan to find the money’s rightful owner. Instead of going to the police,.

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, was an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries and above all for Inspector Wexford. Books by Ruth Rendell. Mor. rivia About Portobello.

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The Portobello area of West London has a rich personality - vibrant, brilliant in colour, noisy, with graffiti that approach art, bizarre and splendid. An indefinable edge to it adds a spice of danger. There is nothing safe about Portobello... Eugene Wren inherited an art gallery from his father near an arcade that now sells cashmere, handmade soaps and children's clothes. But he decided to move to a more upmarket site in Kensington Church Street. Eugene is fifty, with prematurely white hair. He is, perhaps, too secretive for his own good. He also has an addictive personality. But he has cut back radically on his alcohol consumption and has given up cigarettes. Which is just as well, considering he is going out with a doctor. For all his good intentions, though, there is something he doesn't want her to know about... Eugene's secret links the lives of a number of very different people - each with their own obsessions, problems, dreams and despairs. And through it all the hectic life of Portobello bustles on...

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Brakora
When Ruth Rendell sinks her writer's pit bull teeth into a juicy psychoses, neuroses, obsession, or addiction, she'll gnaw on it, fret with it, and with great glee hook her readers into her abnormal mystery world view. In "Portobello" her character Eugene Wren has an addiction to the diet sweet Chocorange, and his habit becomes so detailed and so frequently dwelt upon in the book, that the reader almost feels compelled to noodge Rendell and say, "Tone it back, babe." Of course one wouldn't because she is a baroness who sits in the House of Lords. She'll be 81 in February of 2011. Prolific, you bet, 24 novels, 22 Inspector Wexfords, and 13 as Barbara Vine.
In this one she does a beautiful job of recreating London's Saturday and Sunday street market and the everyday life of this sometimes seedy and creepy street. Rendell says, "Eccentricity is the norm in the Portobello Road" as it is in her writing.
Eugene finds a wad of money in the street, advertises it, but doesn't say the amount he has found. When Eugene gets a call, he stupidly invites the supposed owner, Lance Platt, a petty crook and female abuser, to his house to tell him the correct amount. Lance gives the wrong amount, is ushered to the door, but not before Lance is able to case the joint for a future break-in.
Eugene's girlfriend is Ella, a doctor, who is a chump for a sob story. Joel Roseman, a phobia-ridden neurotic correctly identifies the amount of money, and Ella brings the money from Eugene to Joel in the hospital. Joel's a very needy person so she becomes his personal doctor. Meanwhile Eugene scours all of the local stores for his addictive treat Chocorange, and we, as readers, go with him on many, too many, of these quests. He feels very guilty about buying bags of the stuff, and he can't get enough of it. It seems like a harmless addiction, but with any addiction it monopolizes his waking moments. To Eugene it's a more "dignified" addiction than other habits.
Lance is living in a wreck of a house with his Uncle Gib, a reformed crook who has adopted a religious cult. Lance stalks Eugene and eventually breaks into his house. In this book there are a lot of fascinating interconnections among characters and plot lines.
Rendell's skills are great character delineation and the ability to breathe life into her people, her smooth readable style, her masterly narrative flow, and her great facility with plots. Once you get into her world, weird as it is, you thrive in it.
In a Ruth Rendell book there's almost always a feeling of impending menace or dread like living on the lip of an active volcano cone (something like the mood in a Pinter play). It can be upsetting and unnerving, but it also get you hooked on her books. Her characters are neurotic or criminal or incredibly naïve or a combination of these elements.
Could a Rendell book have a happy ending? It's worth reading this fine book in order to find out. Great stuff as usual!
Boraston
didn't finish....should have been called chocorange after his addiction to this silly candy that the author was obsessed with...boring.
Gavinranara
I LOVE Ruth Rendel. I have read her books for literally decades. Lately, because of the ease of reading with my Chmas present Paperwhite Kindle, I started rereading all the old ones, and any in the last 5 years that I might have missed. This was one I missed. I am not sure why it's not as good, but feel the characters did not gel and the plot seemed a rerun. It pains me to give it a 3 when I would give most of f her books a 4-5.
Jaberini
I love Ruth Rendell. As soon as I finish one of her books, I order another one for my Kindle. This story had various characters,seedy and elite, but not too many to keep track of. Each character had his/her own story, but in the end, Ruth tied them together in a surprise ending that wasn't too devastating.
Dilmal
While I can't say that this is the best book I've read by Rendell, I still feel compelled to give it a 5 star review. Tightly written, the quirky setting (Portobello Road, of course), brings together a diverse group of people who connect to each other in often startling and unexpected ways. My favorite character was Eugene Wren, a man who is ashamed of an addiction that many readers might find laughable - and there is indeed humor in his particular craving. At the same time, the seemingly harmless addiction provides insight into Eugene's secretive nature. He is quickly heading towards marriage with his girlfriend, Ella, but the couple has no idea that Eugene's secret will lead to a crisis. It seems barely credible but Rendell makes it totally plausible, given Eugene's psychology.

Meanwhile, a cast of other characters on Portobello Read, from criminals to those trying to lead exemplary lives, reveal Rendell's trademark style and ability to provide clues to the inner life of her characters -what motivates them, their fears, greed, lusts, and loves. This is a relatively swift read but full of substance. I enjoy the author's lengthier works but was not disappointed in this sparer offering. Every word counts here.
Dead Samurai
Ruth Rendell is the greatest English mystery writer living. She has been recognized as such and is a member of the House of Lords. Her latest book,The St Zita Society is also very good,how she dreams up such plots,who knows? She has also written many books under the name of Barbara Vine. Anything written under either of these names is guaranteed to be good.
Darkraven
Thank you. As stated. Good service.
Great storytelling built around a group of people who live along Portobello Road in London. Like all of Rendell's books, the tension builds gradually and you get totally absorbed in the characters and the mood.
Portobello download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0099538636
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow Books; aFirst Edition. edition (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 384 pages