Ô A Summer of Drowning Ù Download by Ô John Burnside

Ô A Summer of Drowning Ù Download by Ô John Burnside This is a book that I will be thinking about for a long time I ended up having questions upon finishing it than I did when I started it, but bloody hell, I loved it If you enjoy ambiguous endings and unreliable narrators then you need to pick up John Burnside s A Summer of Drowning.
Set in the achingly beautiful and remote Kval ya in the Arctic Circle, A Summer of Drowning sees Liv, now in her late twenties, attempt to piece together the mysterious events of her 18th summer on the island where several people drowned or vanished without explanation But the question remains, how much can we trust Liv s account How much does her paranoia affect her recollection of events Burnside is also a prolific poet and you can really see A Summer of Drowning is John Burnside s eighth novel Although it sounded interesting to me, I initially decided to skip it because the previous Burnside novels I d read I was less than taken with Then I read an article in which Burnside stated that he, himself, was less than thrilled with his own early novels and that he recognized their mistakes Okay, I decided, maybe it was time I gave John Burnside another chance A Summer of Drowning is set on the small Arctic island of Kval ya, a place of snow and sullen light by winter, and bird calls and wind sifted murmurs by summer It s narrated in retrospect by Liv, the teenaged daughter of Angelika Rossdale, a celebrated landscape painter from Oslo.
Liv and Angelika live together in a grey, sunlit house above the meadows, and Angelika, who is famously reclusive and who didn t need o Ungef hr nach zwei Dritteln fing ich langsam an das Interesse zu verlieren Bis dahin hat mich die mittsommern chtliche Stimmung auf der Insel und die in der Schwebe gehaltene Erz hlung f r sich einnehmen k nnen Irgendwie habe ich erwartet, dass dann noch etwas Entscheidendes passieren w rde Doch die Ich Erz hlerin hatte eigentlich bereits zu Anfang alles Wesentliche vorweg genommen, so dass das Ende eher mau ausfiel Schade, da hatte ich mir mehr versprochen.
When asked to list the types of books I generally enjoy, a phrase I ve often thrown into the list is books about solitary people In A Summer of Drowning, I have found perhaps the ultimate book about solitary people Set on the remote Norwegian island of Kval ya, it features a cast of characters almost universally defined by their independence and solitude The story is narrated by Liv, a self confessed loner with no boyfriend or friends nor any desire for them her closest relationship is with Kyrre Opdahl, an ageing neighbour who fills her head with old folk tales about mythical creatures and supernatural powers Liv has been brought up alone by her artist mother Angelika, who has deliberately chosen the isolation of island life and is famed for her reclusive existen Wie in den beiden Romanen von BurnsideDie Spur des Teufels Roman, Haus der Stummen, die ich bereits gelesen habe, steht im Zentrum ein absoluter Einzelg nger, der in diesem Fall die ihr gesamtes Leben im Haus der Eltern verbringt Die 18 j hrige Liv beschreibt ihr Leben im n rdlichen Norwegen, in einem abgelegenen Haus, wo sie mit ihrer Mutter lebt, die sich ganz ihrer Malerei widmet Als zwei Jungen ertrinken, scheint sich dies nicht nur mit der ganz eigenen Stimmung der langen Sommern chte, in denen Menschen schlecht schlafen und zu Halluzinationen neigen, zu verbinden, sondern auch mit allen M rchen und Sagen zu korrespondieren, die der alte Freund des M dchens ihr erz hlt Ganz eigen ist die Beschreibung der Zeitlosigkeit, des Gef hls f r die Dinge, I had high hopes for this novel, but was sorely disappointed It is a suspense novel without any real suspense It is a novel about myth without any magic The narrator reveals her perceptions and then immediately gives away the flaws in her perceptions by not so much foreshadowing as forestorytelling, therefore undoing any tension in the narrative There is a lot of unnecessary repetition, particularly regarding the deep thoughts read annoying rhetorical questions of the teenage narrator The magic that the author tries to conjure in the last 100 pages seems forced because there has been a conscious effort to deny magic through the rest of the book All in all, I felt really disconnected from the events and characters in this book, and it was a chore to finish it.
Liv Ha Vissuto I Suoi Primi Tre Anni A Oslo, Ma Non Rammenta Nulla Di Quel Tempo Conosce Bene Solo Kval Ya, Settanta Gradi Di Latitudine Nord, Nel Circolo Polare Artico, L Isola Che Sua Madre, Pittrice Di Talento, Ha Scelto Quando Ha Deciso Di Rifugiarsi In Un Luogo Remoto Dove Dipingere In PaceLa Baita Grigia In Cui La Ragazza Vive Affacciata Sul Fiordo Di Malangen, Un Tratto Di Costa Dove Non C Nulla, A Parte La Casa E La Hytte Di Kyrre Opdahl, Un Minuscolo Rifugio Usato Un Tempo Per La Caccia O La PescaIl Tempo Scorre Diversamente Sull Isola, Le Antiche Leggende Impregnano Legni Di Rimesse, Pontili E Di, Come Quella Di Kyrre, Dove Si Conserva La Memoria Di Antichi E Funesti Eventi Ragazzi Di Campagna Usciti Alle Prime Luci Dell Alba E Tornati A Casa Contaminati Da Qualcosa Di Innominabile, Un Battito D Ali O Un Soffio Di Vento Nella Testa, Al Posto Dei Pensieri Nella Fantasia Popolare I Troll Sono Mostri E La Huldra Una Fata Che, Vestita Di Rosso, Danza Nei Prati In Attesa Di Giovani Uomini Da Ammaliare E Distruggere, Ma Nella Memoria Di Kyrre Sono Forze Maligne All Origine Di Accadimenti Reali Con Una Tazza Di Caff Tra Le Mani, Liv Ascolta Incantata E Tremante I Racconti Del Suo Vecchio Vicino Di Casa In Cuor Suo, Tuttavia, Non Crede Affatto All Esistenza Di Tali Forze O EsseriL Estate, Per , In Cui La Ragazza Compie Anni Accadono Eventi Cos Letali Da Sradicare Le Pi Solide E Ferme ConvinzioniMats E Harald Sigfridsson, Due Fratelli Dai Capelli Chiarissimi, Cos Inseparabili Da Apparire Simili Come Due Gocce D Acqua, Trovano, Uno Dopo L Altro, La Morte Nello Stesso Identico Modo Sgattaiolando Di Casa In Una Tranquilla Notte Di Luna, Avviandosi Verso La Riva Nel Crepuscolo E, Dopo Aver Preso Il Largo Su Una Barca, Annegando Inspiegabilmente Nel Mare Piatto Come L Olio Prima Di Morire Erano Stati Visti Alla Sfilata Del Giorno Della Costituzione Spiccavano, Coi Loro Capelli Quasi Bianchi, Tra La Folla In Compagnia Di Maia, Una Ragazza Cupa, Guardinga E Cos Sicura Di S Da Incutere Ti Le Loro Morti, Cos Come Quella Di Marti Crosbie Che Si Verifica Di L A Poco, Inquietano Profondamente L Intera Kval Ya E Liv In Modo Particolare, Impietrita E Sgomenta Quando Scorge Kyrre Opdahl, Il Vicino, Svanire Nel Nulla Insieme A Maia, Lungo Il Sentiero Che Scende Da Casa Sua Alla Spiaggia, Lasciandosi Dietro Soltanto Una Scia Di Cenere O Di Polvere Follia, Mistero E Mito Si Danno La Mano Financial Times In Quest Opera In Cui John Burnside Mostra Tutta La Bellezza E La Maestria Della Sua Scrittura Das Buch war leider nicht mein Fall Es fing sehr vielversprechend an, mit vielen mysteri sen Andeutungen Irgendwann wurden mir diese Andeutungen aber zu viel und zu wenig Aufkl rung Burnside s Schreibstil mag zwar sehr ausgefeilt sein, f r mich war es jedoch nichts F r meinen Geschmack viel zu therisch, als h tte der Autor vollkommen den Boden unter den F en verloren Die Beschreibungen haben f r mich oft keinen Sinn ergeben und wirkten abgehoben Da ich aus einigen Rezensionen entnehmen konnte, dass es hier keine Aufl sung oder Erkl rung am Ende gibt und das Mysteri se eher im Nichts verpufft, habe ich bei ca 60% abgebrochen hnlich wie bei Das Schneem dchen von Eowyn Ivy bin ich hier von einer realistischen Geschichte ausgegangen und kam mit diesem Zwischending nicht zure A Summer of Drowning is one of those books with no real plots, but then it doesn t really matter since the plot is not the point The artist,Angelika Rossdal and her daughter, Liv the narrator live solitary lives in Kval ya, an isolated island in Norway Liv, now 28 years old, recalls the summer she was 18 when there was a spate of four unexplained disappearances Their only neighbour and Liv s only friend is a mysterious old man, Kyrre, who beguiles Liv with myths, particularly about the huldra who seduces young men and leads them to their death Reading this felt like dreaming most of the time, in that it s often almost structure less , meanders, is full of images that the prose brings to the mind these images sometimes visceral in its beauty, sometimes terror inducing in that they make you feel out of control The author is a poet which is evident

John Burnside is the author of nine collections of poetry and five works of fiction Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim, winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for The Asylum Dance which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T S Eliot prizes Born in Scotland, he moved away in 1965, returning to settle there in 1995 In the intervening period he worked as a factory hand, a labour