The Company of Fellows

The Company of Fellows

Dan Holloway / Feb 27, 2020

The Company of Fellows Imagine the Hannibal Lecter novels set in Oxford University the plot rattles along at a great pace with enough twists to keep the most restless armchair detective guessingd another cracking book the i

  • Title: The Company of Fellows
  • Author: Dan Holloway
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  • Imagine the Hannibal Lecter novels set in Oxford University the plot rattles along at a great pace with enough twists to keep the most restless armchair detective guessingd another cracking book the illustrious tales of this most murderous city Do yourself a favour and pop into the shop to pick up a copy and enter the the dark, disturbing and at times depraved worldImagine the Hannibal Lecter novels set in Oxford University the plot rattles along at a great pace with enough twists to keep the most restless armchair detective guessingd another cracking book the illustrious tales of this most murderous city Do yourself a favour and pop into the shop to pick up a copy and enter the the dark, disturbing and at times depraved world of The Company of Fellows Review by Blackwell s Bookstore The Company of Fellows is a psychological mystery set in the dark heart of England s oldest University The perfect read for fans of the Hannibal Lecter novels, Val McDermid, Minette Walters, Mo Hayder or P D James.In June 2011, The Company of Fellows was voted FAVOURITE OXFORD NOVEL in a poll by the world famous bookstore Blackwell s and the paperback was given a window and front table display.Tommy West was a brilliant academic, until a breakdown stopped him in his tracks 12 years ago He has reinvented himself as a successful interior designer His new life is comfortable, in every way, and safe But life without the intellectual challenge is slowly suffocating him.Charles Shaw is a world famous professor of theology and sensualist unpopular with all his colleagues, loathed by his ex wife and, as of five minutes ago, dead.As a student, Shaw was Tommy s mentor Now Tommy must draw on the professor for inspiration one time in order to find his killer But all he has to go on are a handful of papers for the controversial research the professor was working on when he died.The unspeakable truth about the Professor s death lies buried in the past somewhere between the night his daughter was born and her twin sister stillborn and the day Tommy broke down But for Tommy the past is a dangerous place, a long way from the safety he has so carefully built for himself Can he find the answers before time, and his sanity, run out

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    1. I thought I'd try this book after enjoying the same author's great literary book Songs From The Other Side of The Wall. The Company of Fellows is a detective novel, and as such slightly more conventional. It's still obviously by the same author though, with it's strong descriptions of Oxford in particular really capturing the mood of the place. Wine and philosophical theories of pleasure feature heavily, both as background and providing clues for the murder at the heart of the story.The mystery [...]


    2. The Company of Fellows is a thought-provoking book. Dan Holloway did a very good job of developing a plot which is far different than other crime novels I have read. It delves into the psychology of the pleasures of life and, although a fictional work, it shows what could be a very real motivation for murder. Mr. Holloway also develops the characters in such as way as to make them realistic. If that were all there was to this book, I would give it the highest rating. Unfortunately, as an author, [...]


    3. I want to erase this book from my mind. While parts of it are well-written in a lyrical fashion, this is by far the most depraved and perverse thing I have _ever_ read. Out of thousands and thousands of books--including more than a hundred about serial killers and psychosexual deviants--this book has the single worst and most disgusting things in it I have ever laid eyes on.


    4. It begins so quietly, this novel. So unostentatiously. Granted, there are two corpses in Chapter 1 – it is a murder mystery, after all – but there is little, at first, to indicate that The Company of Fellows is anything other than just another detective story set in Oxford, following in the well-worn footprints of Morse.The writing is a good deal better than Colin Dexter’s, which is to be expected. But in other respects the early chapters came as a surprise. For Dan Holloway is a tireless [...]


    5. I previously read another book by this author, which I liked, but when I saw this book the synopsis sounded much closer to my usual taste. This line particularly caught my attention: "Imagine the Hannibal Lecter novels set in Oxford University. The Company of Fellows is a dark psychological mystery for anyone who loves Thomas Harris, Val McDermid, Minette Walters, P D James, or anything to do with Oxford." The only author on that list who doesn't feature several times on my bookshelves is P D Ja [...]


    6. The Company of Fellows is an intelligent, involved and involving thriller set in the claustrophobic cloisters of an Oxford University college. Following a breakdown, Tommy West abandoned academia twelve years ago on the eve of what promised to be a brilliant career. Still based in the university town but now a widely-travelled and successful interior designer, Tommy carefully monitors and manages his ongoing recovery with exercise and other coping mechanisms. When his former college professor an [...]


    7. Like the previous reviewer I wanted to like this. The author can write sentences, paragraphs, even pages with great insight and wonderful feeling. Unfortunately, beyond the aforementioned soul searching there isn't much story.There's a murder at Oxford University, a mentor of a former student turned interior designer. As a favor to the family and as a personal obligation, he undertakes to unravel it. This is accomplished through interviews over eclectic and scrupulously prepared meals, wine tast [...]


    8. This promised a lot more than it delivered, for me.A decent enough and engaging basic premise, some nice twists, but ultimately I had trouble suspending disbelief. The Kindle version probably hasn't been copy edited either because there are an amazing number of typographical errors (repeated words, misspelled words that ended up making other valid but contextually wrong words, missing words, transposed words). I don't just mean "oh I noticed 3 errors in this book", I mean more like "I couldn't g [...]


    9. I found the premise engaging and wanted to like this psychological novel more than I did.Unfortunately, the descriptions of the Oxford community are more developed than the characters. The plot stalls in long patches of profundity and soul-searching and staggers to an implausible ending.On the plus side, there are sections of good and beautiful writing. There are also places where we have such tedium as:“Hello. How are you?”“I’m fine. What about you?”“Whatcha been up to?”Yada, yada [...]


    10. At some point, I asked myself why I was continuing to read the book since I wasn't enjoying it. It's written reasonably well, so that's not the fault.I just found myself tiring of the main characters constant soul-searching with little or no progression in the plot. For goodness sakes, two people have been murdered! Why aren't we getting even a clue about why other than a lot of talk about wine. Or maybe that should be "whine" since the main character does a lot of that.Sorry, I just couldn't fi [...]


    11. This was a beautifully written book, very atmospheric and quite delicious to read in certain parts. Of course, there is a very dark underlying core to the book and some very grisly parts, which make my stomach churn a couple of times.Dan writes extremely well and his recent success is well deserved.There are several typos/formatting errors in the Kindle version, but it didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the book. However, it does annoy me when formatting for Kindle is lax.


    12. This is a very interesting, intelligently written mystery with a plot that draws you in, some great twists and well-rounded characters. The writing is of a really high standard and would be almost perfect if it weren't for the dozens of typos. The text needs a really good proofread.8.4.16. - Update to the review - the author tells me the text has now been thoroughly proofed. Definitely worth a go!


    13. I'm a Theology graduate from Oxford, so I was fascinated to delve back into my own history in this book. It's an intelligent mystery with some very dark characters, and a couple of great plot twists. At points, I think the book could be defined as horror, since the author doesn't hold back with some graphic description. Squeamish readers should probably not try it!


    14. An entertaining mystery - I found Tommy's inner traumas made the book more interesting, and enjoyed his interaction with the characters. On the whole a good mystery though perhaps just a few more twists in the tale than are believable. But at least the sprinkling of typos wasn't too offputting.


    15. Excellent book, well written. Painted the atmosphere of Oxford very well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a couple of parts which made me squirm slightly but I got past them quickly!


    16. I finished this book not being quite sure whether somebody had skullfucked a trepanned baby or not. I'm still not sure if that made this a good book or a bad one.


    17. A darkly disturbing murder mystery with a satisfying complexity, set in the rarefied atmosphere of Oxford academia.



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