Ivan Burmistrov Burmistrov itibaren Gouex, Fransa
Bir sonraki kitap kulübü kitabımız.
Kesinlikle muhteşem. Şimdi inciten arkadaşlara şarap getireceğim .... harika şeyler!
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Tolkien hayranları için tamam, ama neredeyse J.R.R. pasajlar düzenledi ve oğlunun parçaları düzenlediği. Kitabın orta kısmı iyi ama sonuna kadar hikaye anlatımında düşmüş gibiydi.
Kitap harikaydı, film kitap kadar iyi değildi ama film hala harikaydı
Bunu 11 yaşında okudum. Şimdiye kadar yaratılmış en eksiksiz ve şaşırtıcı fantezi çalışması.
The least favorite book I have ever read. If I could give negative stars, I would have. I LOATHE this book. Just letting you know.
Tarted up in a fin de siecle gaudiness and moldering crepe, Jeff VanDerMeer's latest tale of the decadent and unusual goings-on in the fantastical city of Ambergris promises raised eyebrows and wry humour. A few chapters into the book, it seemed as though the affair might collapse in upon itself due to the towering preciousness of it's central conceit: that it is in actuality a hideously distended afterword penned by the failed art gallery owner Janice Shriek, to be appended to a travel guide written by her peculiarly transforming brother, Duncan Shriek, a visionary historian who somehow (it will eventually be revealed) manages to encrust her narrative with asides and contradictions, despite having at least one soft shoe shuffling away his mortal coil. The atmosphere reeks of mildew and hallucination, morbid laughter and stark terrors. Wars are fought, lives ruined, loves founder, and sentient mushrooms from below the ground make their bids on surface life. By the end of the book, the artfulness of the prose and the depth in the portrayal of Janice's character rescue the story from turning into a frothy machination. The world of Ambergris is located in the poorly-lit and dangerous neighborhood of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast and China Mieville's New Crobuzon. This isn't fantasy that you would wish to retreat into, but perhaps away from, rife with attractive poisons and dazzling decrepitude. Congratulations to Mr. VanDerMeer for capturing the unreal with extraordinary vividness.
The writing was great and kept me reading despite the fact that the story was frustrating (too realistic I suppose..., the meaningless fights that can happen in families), and the 2 main characters were pathetic in many ways. The book seems to criticize the thankless/listless behavior of the post-depression suburbian families, that probably applies to other generations as well.