Camilo Rodriguez Rodriguez itibaren Texas
En azından benim için, bu kitap sadece derinlemesine keşfettiği sağırlık değil, aynı zamanda yaşlanmak ve yaşlılığın ve bunun sonuçları üzerindeki etkisinin kendisi ve etrafımızdakilerle olan ilişkileri üzerindeki etkisi ile ilgilidir. David Lodge'un tüm romanları gibi çok okunabilir, dünyasını sizi zahmetsizce içine çektiği çok açık bir şekilde tanımlanmış karakterlere sahip. Elbette çok tanıdık bir zeminde, kitabı akademiye koyuyor, ancak kendi başına bir eleştiri değil. Kesinlikle Sağır Cümle tavsiye ederim.
One of the few books I couldn't put down. I actually went to bed and had to get back up to read it. I would add that this was more of a "Historical fiction" novel written with a medical twist. It was amazing.
The College of The Riddle-Masters is an inspired touch. These books are best read in private, as they demand a lot of attention. Otherwise, you're likely to have to turn back to find out 'when did he become a tree?'
** spoiler alert ** Don't bother. I gave two stars as the writer uses good English and her descriptions are colourful and vivid. It's an easy read and the story is set in places that I know which made me feel comfortable. I got the impression that the clearly straight-laced young writer was trying to live out a fantasy of an exciting youth never had. Her drug references were poorly researched and were cringable in their inaccuracies. The main character, Karen's 'best night of her life' was a rather naff party which finished around 4 in the morning. Whoop. A few bottles of wine, the odd spliff and one off experimentation with Ecstasy hardly denotes hedonism. I was totally unconvinced by the life-long connections she made after meeting people with whom she had barely had a conversation once or twice. I didn't believe that Karen would have lied to Rex. There was no reason why he wouldn't have gone along with the story and doted on the child anyway. I felt that this was a weak device for the final twist. I was also unconvinced at Rex's demeanor after a ten year stint inside. I don't think it was 'creepy' was not 'gripped' and I thought that 'thriller' was a stretch.