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Tekijä: Ali Shaw

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Young lovers Ida Maclaird and Midas Crook seek a cure for a magical ailment on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda's Land.
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    Lumilapsi (tekijä: Eowyn Ivey) (Becchanalia)
    Becchanalia: Same delicate language and imagery, a similar sense of wistful beauty and elements of magical realism.
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    The Book of Lost Things (tekijä: John Connolly) (jonathankws)

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 63) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Extraños sucesos ocurren en el remoto archipiélago de Saint Hauda. Criaturas de una rara belleza sobrevuelan la marisma helada y animales albinos encuentran refugio en los bosques, mientras las medusas iluminan con destellos eléctricos el oscuro fondo del mar. Tras unas breves vacaciones en una de las islas, la joven Ida Maclaird descubre que sus pies se están volviendo de cristal. Alarmada, Ida regresa a Saint Hauda en busca de una explicación a este fenómeno.
Allí se encuentra con Midas Crook, un fotógrafo tímido y solitario, con quien vivirá una historia de amor tan hermosa como urgente, pues la metamorfosis de Ida avanza inexorable. Sin embargo, la apasionada determinación de la joven choca con la aparente parsimonia de la vida en Saint Hauda, donde cada personaje parece esconder oscuros secretos, relacionados entre sí como nudos de una complicada madeja
  Natt90 | Jan 17, 2023 |
I am rather confused as to whether I liked this book or not. I guess I should start with what I liked:

The writing was lovely, very picturesque and descriptive.
The idea of the story was interesting.

Now on to what I didn't like:

The way the story unfolded fell short for me. Not only that, I had to push myself to keep reading, as much as I wanted to find out what happened in the story, it felt like I was being 'blocked' somehow from doing it. Whilst it was nice and all to read chapters about each characters lives, it stopped the story from flowing.

My biggest peeve regarding the story was how it abruptly ended; I was left feeling as though almost everything was left unanswered. Not only that, but I was left scratching my head trying to figure out what was the point of the 'flying cattle' and the 'white creature' amongst countless other titbits- it was if they had no point other than the excuse to fill pages talking about them.

In regards to the characters, whilst some were enjoyable, I didn't feel like any of their 'relationships' went anywhere, or that any of them actually 'did anything'.

To sum up, I still find it hard to give a definite response regarding whether I liked it or not, overall it has left me with a vague sense of dissatisfaction and apathy. ( )
  spiritedstardust | Dec 29, 2022 |
This was on my “to read” list for 10 years and I’m glad I finally read it. Very eerie with a touch of horror. It reminded me of some of China Mieville’s short stories but more subdued. Like Mieville on sedatives.
Tiny flying cows. ( )
  readersmith | Dec 24, 2022 |
I gave this book 3.5 stars because it was hard to get inside the story in the beginning. It was hard for me to connect with the characters and the story felt distant. It's hard to describe what I felt while reading this book. My hope for Ida didn't die until the very last page and I feel like a lot was left unanswered. Overall, I liked the concept but I think the story could have been more detailed and the author focused on the past of some characters (particularly Midas Crook) to create the plot. Well, I'm not very coherent today but I think that people who like romance with a little bit of fantasy will find "The Girl with Glass Feet" a perfect book. ( )
  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
A lovely story, very magical and imaginative. However, the emotional connection wasn't there for me, and it was too wordy, in a self-conscious way. 3.5 stars. ( )
  lucylove73 | Aug 31, 2021 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 63) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
The British novelist Ali Shaw has created a memorable addition to this fabulist pantheon in his gorgeous first novel, "The Girl With Glass Feet," a book reminiscent of such classic fantasies as Hope Mirrlees's "Lud-in-the-Mist" and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast sequence.
While the challenges facing Ida and Midas are real and affecting, it’s the look, the sound, and the scent of St. Hauda’s Land that stay with you after turning the last page of this beautiful novel.
In myths and fairy tales, characters frequently shapeshift. Arachne becomes a spider. Midas’ daughter turns to gold. A frog winds up a prince. These stories speak to a persistent human concern: Our lives as we know them are temporary, subjected to merciless change. Merciless change is on full display in “The Girl With Glass Feet,” Ali Shaw’s fantastically imagined first novel. The story is as straightforward as the title suggests: Ida Maclaird, the book’s protagonist, has feet that are turning to glass.
Shaw has worked the great tradition of European fairy tales and come up with an ingenious story so deft it defies the obvious label "quirky". Set on a fictional northern archipelago, the world conjured up is one of frozen beauty with small Arctic creatures melting into the snowbound woods. Into this landscape steps Ida MacLaird, whose body, beginning with her carefully concealed feet, is inexplicably turning to glass. Photographer Midas, estranged from his reclusive mother, is fixated on his hated father's suicide. Falling tentatively in love with Ida, he embarks on a desperate quest to save her. The key to Ida's predicament lies with the mysterious Henry, and the lovers are further thwarted by Ida's sinister, self-appointed guardian. A magical fable of fate and resignation.
But it is a novel that is rich with invention and imagination and if it is rather quiet, it is a satisfying quiet, like a long walk at midnight. And Shaw is young and his writing can only become even more accomplished with time. His name is now firmly on my "to be watched" list , and were there to be an equivalent of the Arthur C. Clarke Award award for British fantasy, I would hope to see The Girl with Glass Feet on its shortlist ahead of many of the books published this year by established novelists. Ali Shaw is a welcome and talented addition to the roster of British writers of SF and fantasy, and I look forward very much to seeing what he will do next.
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That winter there were reports in the newspaper of an iceberg the shape of a galleon floating in creaking majesty past St. Hauda's Land's cliffs, of a snuffling hog leading lost hill walkers out of the crags beneath Lomdendol Tor, of a dumbfounded ornithologist counting five albino crows in a flock of two hundred.
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