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Harold Fryn odottamaton toivioretki (2012)

– tekijä: Rachel Joyce

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Sarjat: Harold Fry (1)

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Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 427) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
This was incredibly sad. I loved the unfolding of Harold's life as he walked. I loved how Harold and Maureen took the time apart to find themselves again. They were so sad for so long and holding each other in that sadness. It took him walking for them to finally let go of it. For a little while, I was afraid they weren't going to be able to do it. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
I really enjoyed "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" (although there was some language that I tried to overlook). It is about an older man who starts out on a (walking) journey to visit an old friend in hospice. It turns into a pilgrimage because of the things he learns about himself and others during this time. I really enjoyed the writing of this author. When you have sentences such as: "...his body so taut with listening he felt he was more silence than boy." And, "...he watched the darkness loosen from the night sky." The whole novel is peppered with such wonderful words. ( )
  khoyt | Feb 3, 2021 |
I enjoyed this book immensely. I know that not everyone loves it and when you explain it to people they start to roll their eyes but I loved Harold. What a kind but tortured character. The psychological journey he goes on is just as interesting as the physical one. The people he meets on the road all have their good and bad qualities, just like life. Now, I want to go hiking in the U.K. ( )
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
I really enjoyed this book. Love the way the story unfolded and how the characters came to terms with their lives. Harold reminded me of Backman's Ove, but without the grumpy sarcasm. A most enjoyable read. ( )
  3CatMom | Dec 28, 2020 |
I think this was a situation where I went into the story expecting something completely different. The cover looks whimsical and I anticipated a relatively light, quirky story about a man's journey and rediscovery of life. That is the plot, but it certainly isn't light. This was definitely a more introspective, dark, and sad story that I expected. So it was me, not the book. That said, I was often kind of bored and really had to force myself to pick it up. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 427) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
That marvelous note of absurdity tempers the pain that runs beneath this whole novel. Joyce has no interest in mocking Harold; she just describes his quixotic trek in a gentle, matter-of-fact voice, mile after mile. At 65, he’s never walked farther than his own driveway. He has no map, cellphone or change of clothes, and his thin yachting shoes couldn’t be less appropriate for such a journey across England. “Harold would have been the first to admit that there were elements to his plan that were not finely tuned,” Joyce writes. But when the idea of saving Queenie blooms in the fallow soil of his mind, he can’t be stopped. “I will keep walking,” he declares, “and she must keep living.”
 
Very rarely, you come upon a novel that feels less like a book than a poignant passage of your own life, and the protagonist like an acquaintance who has gently corrected your path. Never mind that the protagonist possesses all the realism of a painted clown and his tale the moral fibre of a fable.

Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry starts off in just this way. A rumpled retiree determines to walk 500 miles, believing his hope-filled steps will keep his dying friend alive. The premise seems quaint and predictable, but morphs gracefully into a smart, subtle, funny, painful, weirdly personal novel.
 
The unlikely but lovable hero of Rachel Joyce's remarkable debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, doesn't call his walk a pilgrimage. He never even calls it a hike, which would suggest planning, a map and hiking boots, all of which Harold lacks....Pilgrimage, one of the 12 novels just long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Britain's top literary award, is a gentle adventure with an emotional wallop. It's a smart, feel-good story that doesn't feel forced.
 
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” is not just a book about lost love. It is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other. “The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other,” ........The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” takes its opening epigraph from John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.” It takes the stirring spirituality of its ending from Bunyan too. In between Ms. Joyce’s book loosely parallels “The Pilgrim’s Progress” at times, but it is very much a story of present-day courage. She writes about how easily a mousy, domesticated man can get lost and how joyously he can be refound.
 
Joyce slowly reveals what he has to walk away from, and there are some surprises. His progress is measured in memories as well as miles; memories of parents who didn’t want him, and of the early days of his marriage and his only son David’s childhood. There are a few lapses in the story—events and characters that come along at convenient moments—but Joyce captures Harold’s emotions with a tidiness of words that is at times thrilling. It’s a trip worth taking.
 

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Who would true valour see,
Let him come hither;
One here will constant be
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His first avowed intent
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John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
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For Paul, who walks with me, and for my father,
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The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday.
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He fell silent, and so did Martina. He felt safe with what he had confided. It had been the same with Queenie. You can say things in the car and know she had tucked them somewhere safe among her thoughts, and that she would not judge him for them, or hold it against him in years to come. He supposed that was what friendship was, and regretted all the years he had spent without it.
He had learned it was the smallness of people that filled him with wonder and tenderness, and the loneliness of that too. The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had been doing so for a long time. Harold could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the same, and also unique; and that this was the dilemma of being human.
He watched the squares of buttery light inside the houses, and people going about their business. He thought of how they would settle in their beds and try to sleep through their dreams. It struck him again how much he cared, and how relieved he was that they were somehow safe and warm, while he was free to keep walking. After all, it had always been this way; that he was a little apart.
If he kept looking at the things that were bigger than himself, he knew he would make it to Berwick.
You could think you were starting something afresh, when actually what you were doing was carrying on as before. He had faced his shortcomings and overcome them, and so the real business of walking was happening only now.
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