Sockeye itibaren Sedyshi, Samarskaya oblast', Rusya, 446644
Bu harika bir kitap!
Hiç böyle bir zorluk ve melankoli yazarını okudum mu bilmiyorum. Eiseley, kayıtsız, şiddetli, güzel ve zaman zaman zarafetle işaretlenmiş doğal bir dünyanın pürüzlü, keskin kenarlarını izler. Eiseley kendini aynı taştan kesilmiş olarak görür. Parçalanmış hatıralar ve gömülü endişeler, içgüdü, Eiseley'in kalemiyle fırçaladığı kemik ve eser parçaları olan bir parça.
A beautifully written novel that gives you a strong setting and feeling of and for Newfoundland. The novel is a story that follows the life of Aurora who as an infant was found floating in the ocean on an ice slab! In the beginning, Aurora's birthplace and history are a mystery to everyone. She is a child with white hair, pale skin and never feels the cold. She is a wanderer who has unusual connections with animals which leads the locals to believe she was left by 'fairies'. The author paints an amazing ethereal picture of Aurora as a child, as a wife in her very human marriage to Tom and as a mother dealing with her complex relationship with her children. I've come to have a great respect for 'down east' authors. This novel reminds me so much of the Bernice Morgan novels I read, 'Waiting for Time' and I can't remember the name of the other. I am so astounded and touched by this story that I don't really know what else to say that would do it justice. So, from the back cover.... "This bountiful, magical novel opens when two fishermen discover a baby floating on an ice pan in the North Atlantic in 1912. Named Aurora, the baby grows up in the Drook, a small fishing outport in Newfoundland where she is regarded as mysterious and enchanted, a free spirit who does not quite belong. Who is the 'real' Aurora and where did she come from? In this gorgeously spun novel, the unravelling of Aurora's origins involves sea crossings, connects continents, and spans decades, laying down layers filled with shipwrecks, icebergs and fairies. An exploration of love and loss, 'Latitudes of Melt' is an unforgettable evocation of Newfoundland's southern shore that combines the thrill of an altogether original story with remarkable writerly skill and power."
If you want to knit an interesting shawl or wrap...
As perfect an ending as I wanted from the Harry Potter series, with little tidbits from all of the books woven together to create the final mystery. My only problem was with the "Epilogue," where Ms. Rowling, while her intentions to show a certain character as an excellent father are admirable, gives too much cheese. It was like a response, a finality to all the romantic fan fiction out there where the author had the final say in who married who. Also, what does the cover art depict? I can't remember Harry fighting Voldy in the ruins of an ancient city.