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Jac Jemc

Teoksen The Grip of It tekijä

8 teosta 809 jäsentä 45 arvostelua

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Tekijän teokset

The Grip of It (2017) 580 kappaletta
Empty Theatre (2023) 76 kappaletta
False Bingo: Stories (2019) 56 kappaletta
My Only Wife (2012) 51 kappaletta
A Different Bed Every Time (2014) 43 kappaletta
a heaven gone 1 kappale

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Chicago, Illinois, USA



The subtitle neatly sums up what this novel is about. Ludwig and Sisi both have all of the power and material wealth they could want, yet both feel trapped by their proscribed roles in life, and lonely with little true friendship. They both compulsively try to find fulfillment. The book manages to both poke fun at them and portray them sympathetically.
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Gwendydd | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2024 |
There has to be a sane reason for staying when EVERYONE knows something is wrong with the house. You’ve been given a financial out, nothing is holding you there except your pride. You’ve lost my empathy.
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cmpeters | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2024 |
The execution of this didn't quite live up to its premise. In part because what little I know of the two royals who are the central characters is so grandiose that it was hard for me to feel where the historical fiction ended and the true leaps of imagination begin. Would I have been more engaged if the novel had been *more* fictionalized? Change the names, and I wonder if I ever pick the book up at all? I visited one of Ludwig's castles last year, and that interest and familiarity put this at the top of my to-read stack. The king's homosexuality, the velvet cages both the king and his cousin live in, the relationships that entangle them seemed to call for a magical escape, a final scene akin to the windstorm that devours Macondo. But the book stays tethered by its reality, and the beautiful castles never quite transport Ludwig out of the world.… (lisätietoja)
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jscape2000 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2023 |
Reason read: haunted house challenge
I received this book in an Indiespensible box May 2017 and it was time to read it. It is the story of a husband and wife who buy a house which is haunted. The house nearly ruins their marriage and their health. It is told in back and forth very short chapters by her and then him.

The couple move from a city to a more rural location that is near a forest and a body of water. The house is large with a lot of secret rooms and strange noise. The forest is filled with children and/or birds. The water seems predatory. There's a cave. A lot of creepy things but none of it ever makes a unified connection at least to me.… (lisätietoja)
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Kristelh | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 11, 2023 |



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