Eisberge

Eisberge Kanada Die beiden Freunde Walter and Al sind die einzigen ihrer Crew die den Absturz ihres Bombers unweit der Labrador K ste berleben W hrend Walter und Al in der eisigen Wildnis Neufundlands

  • Title: Eisberge
  • Author: Rebecca Johns
  • ISBN: 9783423246910
  • Page: 141
  • Format: None
  • Kanada, 1944 Die beiden Freunde, Walter and Al sind die einzigen ihrer Crew, die den Absturz ihres Bombers unweit der Labrador K ste berleben W hrend Walter und Al in der eisigen Wildnis Neufundlands um ihr Leben k mpfen, stellt sich Dottie, Walts Frau, an der heimatlichen Front in einer kleinen Farmgemeinde, anderen existentiellen Herausforderungen Einsamkeit, Angst uKanada, 1944 Die beiden Freunde, Walter and Al sind die einzigen ihrer Crew, die den Absturz ihres Bombers unweit der Labrador K ste berleben W hrend Walter und Al in der eisigen Wildnis Neufundlands um ihr Leben k mpfen, stellt sich Dottie, Walts Frau, an der heimatlichen Front in einer kleinen Farmgemeinde, anderen existentiellen Herausforderungen Einsamkeit, Angst und ihre heftige Neigung zu einem Saison Farmarbeiter Nur Walter kehrt lebend zur ck, doch die Lebenslinien der beiden Familien bleiben f r Generationen verflochten.Sensibel, stilsicher und mit einem au ergew hnlichem Gesp r f r Intimit t lotet Rebecca Johns ihre Themen aus Liebe und Untreue, Mut und Feigheit, Ehe und Zusammengeh rigkeit Eisberge ist ihr Deb troman, wurde mit dem James Michener Copernicus Award ausgezeichnet und war nominiert f r den PEN Hemningway Award For First Fiction.

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    1. There's much I like about this book, including some beautiful writing and the Canadian setting in the first section. What threw me off was the structure. I was committed to a set of characters in the 1944 section, I was unprepared to switch not only time period (section two jumps to 1967, then to 1999)but POV. I wasn't ready to leave the original characters; it took me a long time to feel connected to their children 23 years later. I never got into the swing of things for the rest of the book. C [...]

    2. Rebecca Johns is a good enough writer, but this book seems to be the effort of a lazy writer. She begins a story line beautifully; however, she jumps out of the original thread to another which takes place more than twenty years later. If she feels the need to fill in a missing piece about the intervening years, she does it in a quick flashback, a "device" I have noticed coming out of the Iowa Writers' Workshop lately. As a result, the book comes off as an episodic collection of three novellas i [...]

    3. Such a beautifully written book, a remarkable debut for this Illinois author. The story unfolds in three eras: 1944, when a Canadian military crew crash lands in Newfoundland and the crew's young wives in Ontario await the news of their husbands' fates; 1967 Chicago as these families' lives become deeply intertwined; 1999 Ontario- a return to where their shared histories began. The story examines love, disappointment, passion and change in relationships between husbands and wives, parents and ch [...]

    4. "Eine Kriegsgeschichte ist nur dann wahr, sagte Sams Vater immer zu ihnen, wenn man nicht als Held darin vorkommt. Es geht nie darum, was geschah, sondern um den Schock, dass man sich auf der anderen Seite befindet und noch am Leben ist. Die Geschiche kann lustig sein oder todernst, aber wenn jemand euch zu erzählen versucht, wie er den Feind weggepustet hat, wenn der Bursche euch seine Narben und seine Medaillen zeigt, dann sagt er euch nicht die Wahrheit."Walt Dunmore war der Bordfunker. Er h [...]

    5. It was I had high expectations, and the book's teaser of "a secret that will shake their existence" was not at all something that happened. Spoiler (and not a big one): a girl kissed a guy when she was married. A guy lied and got engaged to another woman while married. And then he died, so you can't at all see what would have happened. These things were tangential to the story, not really that relevant. The setting itself - Canada in the second world war - was new and interesting. I really wish [...]

    6. An interesting novel, not ground-breaking but an enjoyable read, not the least because it is set in the unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war. However, I found the tag line "Two wars, two families, united by tragedy, bound by deceit" a bit excessive, as there isn't much a deceit to speak of, it is there, but it is not dramatised much, and doesn't impact the characters much, and thus doesn't actually seem very importa [...]

    7. I liked this book but there were too many gaps. What happened when Walt came home? Too much skipping ahead, I know there were flashbacks from different viewpoints but still too much left out. I suppose it kind of came together at the end but not as much as much as I would like.

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