Recensie: The Crane Wife

20893446Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The Crane Wife
Genre: Literatuur magisch realisme
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780143126171
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: Mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice.  But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden.  When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself.  It has been shot through the wing with an arrow.  Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird’s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky.

The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books—a harmless, personal hobby—when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in.  Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork.  George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her.   She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him.

Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth.  It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.

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Recensie: Monsters of Men

8100904Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: Monsters of Men
Serie: Chaos trilogy #3
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9781406326123
Aantal pagina’s:
603
Gelezen:
december 2016
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Zie hier ook de recensies van deel één en twee.

Omslagtekst:
Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered?
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Recensie: The ask and the answer

20758103Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The ask and the answer
Serie: Chaos Walkin #2
Genre: YA, scif-fi, fantasy, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9780763676179
Aantal pagina’s:
553
Gelezen: November 2016
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Omslagtekst:
We were in the square, in the square where I’d run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her – But there weren’t no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men…

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode…

“The Ask and the Answer” is a tense, shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure. This is the second title in the “Chaos Walking” trilogy.
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Recensie: More than this

21969786Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: More than this
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781406350487
Aantal pagina’s: 480
Gelezen: Februari 2017
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Omslagtekst
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Goedemorgen allemaal! Wat is het lekker weer geweest, deze week, vinden jullie ook niet? Perfect om buiten lekker boeken te lezen. Ik heb deze week weer een aantal gekochte/gekregen/geleende boeken om jullie te laten zien. Hé maar je had toch een book buying ban? Ja, dat klopt en nee ik heb niet gezondigd. Nouja, bijna niet. Lees verder, dan laat ik je mijn boeken zien!
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Showcase Sunday

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Hoi allemaal! Wat een heerlijk weekje is het geweest, vinden jullie niet? Ik heb mezelf weer een book buying ban opgelegd want ik denk echt dat ik een probleem heb. Ik koop zo veel boeken… En de vakantie komt er aan en ik heb nog nieuwe kleding nodig en schoenen en een camera van 500 euro… Dus zuinig doen is misschien wel slim! Ik heb deze week wel nog wat boeken gekocht/geleend die ik jullie wil laten zien dus enjoy! Er zullen even geen showcases aankomen als het goed is.
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Hoi hoi! Hoe gaat het met jullie? Ik ben druk, druk, druk, maar ik wil wel nog even snel een showcase plaatsen tussendoor! Want ik heb wat mooie boeken om jullie te laten zien!
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