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The Island: The million-copy Number One bestseller 'A moving and absorbing holiday read' (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
Biographie de l'auteur
Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra. Her affection for the Mediterranean then took her to Spain, and in the number one bestseller The Return she wrote about the painful secrets of its civil war. In The Thread, Victoria returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki and its people across the twentieth century. Shortlisted for a British Book Award, it confirmed her reputation as an inspirational storyteller.
Her fourth novel, The Sunrise, about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the enduring ghost town of Famagusta, was a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Cartes Postales from Greece, fiction illustrated with photographs, was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and one of the biggest selling books of 2016.
Victoria's most recent novel, the poignant and powerful Those Who Are Loved, was a Sunday Times number one hardback bestseller in 2019 and explores a tempestuous period of modern Greek history through the eyes of a complex and compelling heroine.
Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.
Victoria divides her time between England and Greece.
'This is a vivid, moving and absorbing tale, with its senstive, realistic engagement with all the consequences of, and stigma attached to leprosy, elevating it beyond holiday literature.' (Observer)
'Gently gripping tale' (Scotsman on Sunday )
'Brings dignity and tenderness to her novel.' (Telegraph ) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B002TXZRV8
- Éditeur : Review; 1st Paperback Printing édition (10 février 2008)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 1443 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 482 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 5,525 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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Les braves gens vertueux, les riches forcément pas sympas, du moins au départ. les filles grecques superbes, comme prévu. La plus belle égoïste et arriviste, la moins belle, douce et vertueuse, bonne épouse, fée du logis ...
Bien écrit toutefois, anglais parfait très accessible.
Ca ne suffit pas.
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Moreover, even the narration leaves no room for uncertainty, the end of the book is given at the beginning (fairly unsubtly) and the characters always 'know' in situations it's impossible to 'know' and highly unlikely that they would guess, for example, one character 'knew before she picked up' that it was another character calling on the phone when they haven't spoken in decades and the first character most likely gets twenty calls a day and the one event that might have triggered the call happened weeks ago so unless she completely irrationally just 'knew' that every call for the past few weeks was from the second character and happened to be wrong each and every time except the one time when it was the second character (which, interestingly, is something that happens and then produces a sort-of confirmation bias leading people to believe they are somehow super intuitive or psychic when, in reality, they are just paranoid).
As a result, moments that should be tense just aren't and moments that should be horrifying are somehow pacified, reduced in severity, softened even. There's one point where someone is described as groaning or screaming 'softly' in agony in order to portray an improvement in the sufferers' circumstances which is patently ridiculous.
Lastly, despite being written by a woman, it stereotypes a quiet, subservient, submissive girl as being morally better in every way than her strong-willed and emotional sister. Both are one dimensional and unhealthy portrayals of people but then the same could be said for literally every single other character in the book.
Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 26 mai 2017