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Patrick deWitt

Teoksen Sistersin veljekset tekijä

7+ Works 6,559 Jäsentä 444 arvostelua 4 Favorited

About the Author

Sisältää nimet: Patrick De Witt, Patrick De Witt

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Tekijän teokset

Sistersin veljekset (2011) 4,168 kappaletta
French Exit (2018) 792 kappaletta
Undermajordomo Minor (2015) 791 kappaletta
The Librarianist (2023) 419 kappaletta
Ablutions (2009) 370 kappaletta
The Bastard (2016) 10 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Sisters Brothers (2019) — Original book — 37 kappaletta
Electric Literature No. 3 (2010) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Electric Literature No. 4 (2010) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta

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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, Booker Prize (syyskuu 2013)


The plot and way the story is told is delightful, very arch and amusing and old-fashioned in a way that made me think of The Sisters Brothers (although perhaps that could be chalked up to the fact that Dan Stiles designed the jackets of both books, in the editions that I have). The only thing I really didn’t like was the orgy scene. It was completely unexpected, quite crude details, and I happened to be reading this book on the bus, which was really embarrassing. On the plus side, this has basically pushed French Exit to second place in my overall Patrick deWitt ranking.… (lisätietoja)
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rabbitprincess | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 27, 2023 |
Very sadly, I had to give this book 3 stars. Overall I enjoyed the beginning and I liked the end. But the whole middle where he goes off about running away and those people and being in the show. Like WTF was that? I didn't get the point of that and made no sense to me. I enjoyed the rest and him volunteering at the senior center and going back and learning about his friend and how he went away with his wife. And it ended up being his ex-wife in the senior center. I really did enjoy all that and how he got to speak to his friend/ex-wife's son as well. If you took out the whole running away part and all those random people. Maybe I missed something in there? But I never saw the point of it and it dragged on FOREVER...at least it felt like it.… (lisätietoja)
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Mav-n-Libby | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 27, 2023 |
This wasn't what I was expecting in a novel with the title The Librarianist. While the main character was a librarian, the focus is not on libraries per se, but instead on really three points on the lifeline of said librarian.
I was expecting vignettes about library life, but instead the novel has a very melancholy feel, a bit like A Man Called Ove, but with less humor. And the abrupt flashbacks to the three points in the librarians life left me wanting more, more "fill in those gaps", especially on the grand adventure he had as a kid.… (lisätietoja)
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deslivres5 | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 30, 2023 |
Mostly charming but part three (out of four) feels like it's a different story that either the author didn't think could stand on its own so he stuck it into this novel or threw into this novel to make it hit the page count. Sure, it's believably about the same main character, I suppose. But it's about a few days in his life at age eleven that, other than a passing mention of having been to the location, has no relation either to the events in his retirement that make up parts one and four or the time around his marriage in part two that forms the necessary backstory for parts one and four.… (lisätietoja)
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Unreachableshelf | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 29, 2023 |



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Philippe Aronson Traduction, Translator
Emmanuelle Aronson Traduction, Translator
Dan Stiles Cover artist
Simon Prebble Narrator
Sophie Voillot Translator
Halimah Marcus Introduction


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