itibaren Přešovice, Çek Cumhuriyeti
A random, quirky page-turner. i couldn't put it down.
Too depressing, but well written for the part I did read.
I was given a good review from Mrs Altaras, but we have such different taste in books so I didn't know what to expect. I loved the book, I loved the ending. It didn't go wholly romantic like I thought it would, it briefly touched it, and I was happy about that for once.
So I actually just read this last night for the hell of it; I needed to take a break from Warprize because I'm finding it really hard to slog through because it's just so bad and I could start listing why it's terrible here but I'll save that for when I actually finish it (ugh). I actually picked this up after watching a review citing how bad of a movie the Matilda adaptation was, and that it was too dark for kids which started me thinking about how this reviewer must never have had Roald Dahl read to him as a child because all his books are dark in one way or another. The Witches is terrifying -- it actually gave me this phobia of being trapped in a painting like the poor little girl, that still creeps me out to this day -- and I never liked The Twits personally, that was just gross. The BFG, though and The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr. Fox and this book are all just so great and they all have that element of darkness to them, and fear. I think that's what makes them timeless, in this case I remembered the story so well from when I was a child I barely needed to read it actually, and the same goes for the ones my mum used to read to me. I think children like Roald Dahl because he doesn't baby them and he doesn't recoil from using creepy or scary imagery. It's not a case of giving them a happy ending to redeem whatever has been done in the book either, because the end of Matilda, I thought, was very sad. I cried when she lost her powers, I thought it was a tragedy but she got to live with Miss Honey, so it was a bittersweet sort of ending for me, an ovet the years it's matured into a happy ending as I think back on it. This book ends with Grandma shrinking down until she's so tiny that no one can see her which is awful, but at the same time she does deserve almost anything they throw her way at that stage. Anyway, this is a great book, I love Roald Dahl, I was raised on his stories and I'm glad I decided to go into the attic to find this one because it's great.
wife thinks husband is cheating on her so she has her own affair - her husband kills her lover but not because of the affair ( he knew nothing about it) the wife finds out about his double life - she hid all the evidence from the murder to keep him out of trouble
When her photographer daughter, Emma, dies as a result of being beaten and raped, Jacqueline Evannier's peaceful life is thrown into complete turmoil. In her grief, she accepts the consolation and affection offered by Phil Aylmer who happened to be on the scene of Emma's attack. The loss of her only child sends Jacqueline-a former prima ballerina of international renown-down an entirely unexpected path. While continuing to need the solace offered by Phil, she is becoming an activist: trying to change the way the police deal with rape cases. She is also forced to re-examine every aspect of her life, from her casual, ongoing relationships with several, very different men, to the less than satisfactory aspects of her experiences with Phil and his troubled son. This is an exploration of a woman coming to terms with her entire history and her efforts to make changes both inside and outside of herself. Well written and well constructed.
If you enjoy history and fiction, this is a great twist of the two. Not sure I will read the sequel.