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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Katarina Bivald (Tekijä)

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"Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist--even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love" --… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Kirjailijat:Katarina Bivald (Tekijä)
Info:Sourcebooks Landmark (2016), Edition: Later Printing, 400 pages
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 137) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
This book sounded like such a fun read.
The premise was interesting, and the writing was jaunty and light. The story started out well with charming characters in a nicely detailed backdrop, but then fell flat.
Slow moving to the point of dull, this book was about 100 pages too long. ( )
  Penny_L | Sep 4, 2020 |
This was an easy and fun read. The characters are well-developed along with the plot. If you love books, you can really identify with Sara. You'll catch yourself saying "Yes! Yes!" throughout the book. It is a typical small town with all its quirky characters and home town angst. Just sit back and enjoy it for what it is, a cute story. ( )
  KOGlibrary | Aug 6, 2020 |
This was fabulous for the first two-thirds. Sadder than I expected based on the premise and cover—we get a sense of how lonely and closed off everyone is—and also lovely in how books and reading are described, how the plot unfolds, and how the inhabitants of the town are described too. I was rooting for Sara and the town in no time! But then one of Sara’s book recommendations prompts a romance that felt strange in the context of the novel, and that ended up distracting from Sara’s and the town’s stories. Lots of heartwarming moments and laughs, though, and a decent debut.

6.8/10 ( )
  NinjaMuse | Jul 26, 2020 |
I did not finish this book and only read 25 percent of this book before I pulled the plug.

This book was boring. I seriously got to 25 percent and decided that I was not going to waste one more second reading about this absurd town and plain as vanilla main character.

I got excited about the synopsis because:

"This is a book about books. All sorts of books, from Little Women and Harry Potter to Jodi Picoult and Jane Austen, from to Stieg Larsson to Joyce Carol Oates to Proust. It’s about the joy and pleasure of books, about learning from and escaping into them, and possibly even hiding behind them. It’s about whether or not books are better than real life.

That last line should have given me pause about how this book would be set up. But nope, I bought it, and instantly regretted it 10 minutes into this book because once again I am going to say for those who maybe skipped over this earlier, this book is boring.

I mean boring to the point that you want the corn that the author keeps going on and on about in the first 25 percent to come alive and choke the life out of all of the people in the town and the main character Sara. I would say children here, but there appears to be no children in the town of Broken Wheel, Iowa.

I think at 25 percent if the storyline is boring you to tears then it's just easier to put aside the book rather than forcing yourself to read it.

Broken Wheel sounds like a fictional town that would not exist anywhere outside of books because as fun as we find places like Sars Hollow and Sunnydale, we know most cities/towns are not like that. So reading about a town in Iowa that is much dead for all purposes where when a stranger from Sweden comes to town (Sara) and is instantly invited to the funeral of the woman she came to visit (Amy) and is instantly embraced somewhat by most members of the town made me roll my eyes.

Sara reads like someone with a social anxiety disorder and having her prefer to hide in books and not really interact with other human beings until Broken Wheel just made me sigh. Why do books do this? Not everyone that loves/reads books is some person who despairs of their own reality and prefers men like Mr. Darcy (hey I like him too but he acted like 3/4 of an ass throughout Pride and Prejudice) or can't form sentences to other human beings without acting scared.

I can't tell you too much about the other characters because I called them cliche #1, #2, #3, etc.

The writing really didn't jibe with me at all. Since this book was translated from Swedish to English I bet that is some of the problems I have with connecting to the book. It feels very flat to me as a reader. No one comes alive to me at all and the author seems fixated on corn and birds and trees and a whole host of other things that are not moving the plot along. Breaking up the chapters with letters from the now dead Amy to Sarah doesn't happen. Those letters read flat to me too and also a touch judgmental about certain topics.

I can guess the ending without even reading it at this point. I bet that somehow Sara will open a bookstore that is someone going to turn around Broken Wheel's fortunes. That the town will rally and come alive again. And Sara will stay and fall in love with cliche #3 though he acts like he hates her and wants her to fly back to Sweden. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
A Must Read book for anyone who loves books or life and especially for those who love both

This is a wonderful romantic comedy about books, small town America, books, friendship, books, love, books and how to live a life worth reading about.

At the centre of the book is Sara, a gentle, perceptive young woman from Sweden who has fallen in love with books but has never really succeeded in engaging with people, except for Amy, her pen-friend in the USA with whom she corresponds about books and life and the meaning of both. Through Amy's letters Sara learns about the small town of Broken Wheel and the people who live in it and a new urge strikes her: to go out into the world and experience things for herself.

Sarah arrives in the USA for her long-planned visit with Amy, only to find that her friend has died. The people of Broken Wheel insist that Amy would have wanted her to stay and move her in to Amy's house.

What follows is a delightful story of the world as I would like it to be, where good people help each other to be better people and books expand people's imaginations and unlock their hearts.

The is a perfectly balanced romantic comedy with lots of funny moments and quite a few moments of "Oh, I hope this doesn't all go badly wrong" angst. The people in the book are described with compassion and without judgement.

Books are also important characters in this novel. I found myself saying hi to many old friends and being reminded of how much fun it is to meet someone who likes the same books as I do but has a few new ones to recommend. At one point in the story, Sara is sitting surrounded by Amy's books. She's supposed to be sorting them but ends up dipping into each of them. Sara quotes from the half a dozen books without naming them and I realized I'd read all but one. Like Sara, I've often found myself surrounded by books and being so dazzled by them that I can't move on.

This book made my laugh and cry. It made me think about the balance between reading and doing and about how both of them count as living. Most of all, it left me wanting to move to Broken Wheel and take all my books with me. ( )
  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
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"Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist--even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love" --

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