Tcharles Art Art itibaren Parbbatipur, West Bengal, Hindistan
Harika kitap. Tüm farklı anlatıların iç içe geçeceğinden hoşlanmayacağımı düşünmedim, ama Sebastian Faulks'un kelimelerle bir yolu var. Çift beğeni.
So this book came from my daughter and one of her literature courses at college. You know "You have to read this guy dad - he's really good!" and then about a year later out of curiosity I do read it. These short stories are indeed terrific and it is a real shame to know that these stories are there is of this author as he died quite young. Within this short body of work however are wonderful little tales from the darker parts of America. Beautiful tight writing and sense of place. There's a certain ghostliness and lost quality to the stories that make you feel very close to these folks many of them poor and lost in a country that has forgotten them. No judging either - good or bad, he leaves that to your call.
The dissection of a relationship as the two principles veer in diametrically opposed value systems is heart wrenching and lovely.
When I went up to the counter to buy Sarah’s Key, the lady working the cash register said “This is a really good book. But you should have a box of tissues with you”. My first thought was “oh no…”. My second thought was “she was right”. I was not always moved to the point of tears but I was definitely moved. Another beautifully written story but if I had to choose one word to describe this story it would be Haunting. Taking place at the time of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust Tatiana de Rosnay tells the story of a young girl and her experiences with suddenly being rounded up by the French police and taken to a concentration camp. This book took me back to the summer camp field trip days when we went to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. I always had a weird feeling in that place… one of discomfort, I suppose I just wasn’t old enough to handle it. Reading this story took me back to that time… where the descriptions are just as haunting as the museum and the same feelings of discomfort all come back. Sarah’s Key is truly the picture of the power that words hold in passing down a story. So vivid and captivating that going through the journey of unlocking Sarah’s story also became the burden of the reader’s. It was a story that kept me thinking and stayed in my mind throughout the duration of reading the novel. Even to the point where my scaredy-cat self would have trouble getting to sleep at night after reading because my imagination would run wild with the thought of somebody suddenly coming in my room to take me away. Tatiana De Rosnay is definitely a good story teller.
I finally managed to finish this one...a good time pass...