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Daisy Meadows takma adıyla giden yazarlar grubunun orijinal Rainbow Magic serisinin beşinci kitabı. Bu dizi, Rainbow Magic serisindeki (yaklaşık 125!) Kitaplardan ilkidir (evet, ilk başta da beni karıştırdı.) Her durumda, bu orijinal kitapları okumak için neden bu kadar uzun süre beklediğimizden emin değilim. şimdi olduğu gibi en büyüğümüz sonunda Rachel ve Kirsty'in perilerle nasıl bir araya geldiklerini okuyor. En büyüğümüz perilerden biraz kırıldı, ama şimdi bu serinin içine ciddi bir şekilde giriyor. O bu kitapları gözyaşı döküyor ve ben şimdi bir kerede bütün bir diziyi alıyorum, böylece tekrar kütüphaneye gidene kadar yeterli kitabı olabilir. Aralık 2011 güncellemesi: En gençimiz şimdi bu serinin içine dalıyor ve onları da çok hızlı bir şekilde okuyor. Düşündüğüm gibi inane gibi, bu dizinin kızlarımızı okur yapmasını seviyorum. Yaşasın!
This story of a recent college graduate exploring the person who he is and is to become in the summer before commencing work, is territory already covered. That being said, it has not been covered by someone with the pedigree of Michael Chabon, nor with the wit and wordplay that the author brings to all of his novels. Further complicating the plot is the fact that the character's father is a relatively important mob figure and that there is a fling, dare I say it, a predilection, towards homosexuality. The beginning and middle of this book is composed of nothing but brilliance. Perfect examples of the flawed choices and generalizations abound, relationships bloom and suffer and the plot thickens slowly. By the end, however, the plot has kicked into an intense overdrive (a good thing) but the characterization falls by the wayside. Why our protagonist makes the choices that he does is barely explored and they seem to come more from whimsy and plot convenience than from the internal struggle that they would almost necessarily imply. So the end of the book sort of killed it for me. It is narrated by the protagonist from some point in the future far enough removed to add a layer of what he calls nostalgia over the entire affair, but it lacks the clarity of insight that such a perspective could (and should) imply. Too bad. It is an otherwise brilliant novel.
Scepren daown ta gurnchy grummens.
This man could write poetry better than 90% of those who tried in the last century. He wrote with a haunting and unflinching eye toward humanity at its best and its worst.
this book was the first mcewan i read, and it set me off on a mcewan feeding frenzy for a few months. i don't think it's remotely easy to write about things like a post-9/11 world in a way that doesn't sound super cheesy and cliched, and he manages to do it pretty well. the end of the book has struck some as pretty contrived, but i don't think it bothered me much. i fell for mcewan's writing in this book and have enjoyed everything i've read since (atonement, amsterdam, etc.).