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Rebecca Dinerstein

Teoksen The Sunlit Night tekijä

3 teosta 328 jäsentä 15 arvostelua

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Image credit: Author Rebecca Dinerstein at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44689047

Tekijän teokset

The Sunlit Night (2015) 188 kappaletta
Hex (2020) 137 kappaletta
Lofoten (2012) 3 kappaletta

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I keep clicking on four stars, and then five stars, and then four stars...which maybe means that a 4.5 is in order.

I did not realize that this book was funny until about one hour in, and then my experience of it did a 180. It's hilarious, like, almost-did-a-spit-take, chortled-to-myself-on-my-morning-walk hilarious, and the audio is narrated by Jenny Slate, which doesn't hurt at all. (side bar: I found out while poking around that Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is also the author of The Sunlit Night, which was made into a movie. I cried while watching the trailer at least twice; Jenny Slate also stars in that movie.) But, crucially, it's funny in an unexpected way. Usually when books are funny they announce it with their cadence, but here, I wasn't sure if a sentence was going to end with a pang or with a laugh.

I did find there to be a lot of sentences that did so much inverting of words and subverting of expectations that I could see how a reader could get tired of that; I thought the book was just short enough that it didn't matter, and I was always waiting for the next joke so I didn't care. The central relationship is so bizarre that maybe folks didn't find it believable. But I think the book is ultimately about...desire? The fact that I know that it's definitely about something but am not sure what makes it a high-star book in my mind, because I know that I'll be able to keep going back to it and keep thinking about it for a while.
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graceandbenji | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 1, 2022 |
I’m sure this writing style will work for some, but as much as I loved the premise, the execution killed me. Second person plus sentences that take up most of a page? Can’t do it.
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Cerestheories | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 8, 2021 |
Lame, pretentious writer. Kringloop
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noordeindebiep | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2021 |
Read to the end but should have quit early on. Of no redeeming value for me.
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oldblack | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 9, 2021 |



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