A Relva Por Travesseiro

A Relva Por Travesseiro A New York Times Notable Book of the YearBook II of the internationally best selling Tales of the Otori trilogy a sweeping saga set in a mythical medieval Japan In Book I of the Otori trilogy Acros

  • Title: A Relva Por Travesseiro
  • Author: Lian Hearn
  • ISBN: 9788533620032
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • A New York Times Notable Book of the YearBook II of the internationally best selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.In Book I of the Otori trilogy, Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn created a wholly original, fully realized fantasy world where great powers clashed and young love dawned against a dazzling and mystical laA New York Times Notable Book of the YearBook II of the internationally best selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.In Book I of the Otori trilogy, Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn created a wholly original, fully realized fantasy world where great powers clashed and young love dawned against a dazzling and mystical landscape Nightingale was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of Book magazine s best novels of the year, and one of School Library Journal s Best Adult Books for High School Readers.In this second tale, we return to the story of Takeo the young orphan taken up by the Otori Lord and now a closely held member of the Tribe and his beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Maruyama, who must find a way to unify the domain she has inherited In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured alliances, there is no place for passionate love Yet Takeo and Kaede, drawing on their unusual talents and hidden strengths, find ways both to nurture their intense personal bond and to honor the best interests of their people.Like its predecessor, Grass for His Pillow is a transcendent work of storytelling epic in scope, shimmering with imagination, and graced in equal measure with rapturous writing and exhilarating action.

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    1. I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book but it wasn't bad. Not much seemed to happen. The writing was still nice to read and lyrical, and it's a nice series to marathon. Some spoiler-ish/rambly thoughts that won't make much sense unless you've read the book:(view spoiler)[- I like that Kaede is actually doing things now, and there's a focus on gender and feminism through her role. It's interesting to see her education (apparently a man's education) and the reputation she's getting. I still [...]

    2. This read was me giving this series a second shot. After not enjoying the first book, I decided to carry as it has really good ratings here on . Unfortunately, as much as it pains me to abandon a series, especially one by an Aussie author, I will not be continuing on.I had the exact same issues with this book as I did with the first. Mainly, it was just boring. For a book about politics, warriors and war it is just so damn predictable. The writing was beautiful (as in the first) but this did not [...]

    3. A great series about ancient Japan with its samurais and their conduct codes, ninja-like fighters, Christians' persecutions; it has political scheming, interesting twists and turns, intriguing liaisons between characters, sword fights, love, treachery, friendship.The characters are well-developed, complex, with inner turmoil and weaknesses.“Death comes suddenly and life is fragile and brief. No one can alter this either by prayers or spells.”

    4. I'm calling these books young adult as well as for adults, though I think the only reason I think of them as young adult is because the protagonists are in their late teens. These are definitely books I would have read and loved as a teenager; there's no explicit sex though lots of reference to it, and the violence is hardly as graphic as you see in movies.Anyway, genre descriptions aside, this is a brilliant trilogy and I am literally only pausing long enough to write my review of book two befo [...]

    5. The second book is about the aftermath of the fall of the evil Tohan by a new warlord named Arai; all of which happen out of screen, since showing takes effort compared to just throwing in an infodump. The new warlord ain’t any better than the Tohan, since he also kills anyone who disagrees and plans to waste the protagonist and anyone around him just to make sure he won’t turn against him next. Something which the hero eventually does because he would be killed if he didn’t, therefore the [...]

    6. This is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. This book picks up where the first left off. Takeo leaves Kaede for training under the mysterious Tribe; whose supernatural abilities Takeo has inherited from his father. As his training concludes, and he is asked to take out certain missions, he must ask himself if his loyalties will lie with the Tribe or with the Otori? Kaede meanwhile is left on her own to return home and see what state her family is in. Kaede struggles t [...]

    7. Lo más interesante que pasa en este libro es una pelea en una barca. Y dura dos párrafos.Gran decepción. Me leí la primera parte hace años y me dejó buenas sensaciones pero ahora que retomo la saga me encuentro con que los personajes son planos y llenos de tópicos: El Elegido que según una profecía cambiará el mundo, el grupo secreto que trama venganza en las sombras, la damisela enferma que no puede estar con su amado Lo único decente que veo es que el papel de las mujeres no lo rele [...]

    8. Lian Hearn's "Grass for his Pillow" is a must-continue for fans of "Across the Nightingale Floor", and resumes the story of Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede, of the first book, but leaves much to be desired in terms of plot, action and everything else that made Hearn's first entry in this series so magical and endearing."Grass" picks up almost exactly where "Across" left off. Takeo is now with the Tribe and much of the book focuses on Kaede trying to claim her inheritance of domain, meanwhile fen [...]

    9. This being the second, in a planned trilogy, I felt it was more of a "place holder" or a "where we are now" kind of book. It reminds me of The Empire Strikes Back. It's a continuation of the story of the characters we've come to love, but not much happens. We get a lot more back story, but not a whole lot of action, other than to put our heroes in a harder spot. That's okay, I already have the third book on my nightstand waiting to be read.:)The Japan that Hearn has created is beautiful. I gener [...]

    10. For a middle-book in a trilogy, this one was really fabulously done, with the exception that it should have been longer. I love where the story-line is going even though I'm not sure where it will end up, the characters (which I thought were fabulous for the most part in the first book) have really grown on me, and the relationships that have developed are full and interesting. One thing I really like about this author so far is she isn't afraid to subject her characters to the greatest pain pos [...]

    11. "Grass for His Pillow" is pleasant reading and a nice addition to the Tales of the Otori trilogy. I can hardly wait to read the third volume in the series. Recommended.

    12. This is a great follow up from Hearn's first book of the series 'Across the Nightingale Floor'. This was another re-read for me, but was very pleasurable as I actually remembered very little of the story. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first, but was still drawn in and enchanted by the poetry of the writing and the tale itself. In particular, I enjoyed Kaede's development in this book, as she grasps her own power. The growth of the characters is gradual and well-done, and I am loo [...]

    13. I enjoyed reading Across the Nightingale Floor quite a bit, but my mistake was that I didn't buy the sequels at the same time. By the time I remembered to get them, two years had passed and, possibly because of that time away from Takeo's world, I didn't enjoy this second volume nearly as much. For the first several chapters I was completely lost as to who was whom (despite reading 's largely useless recap of Across the Nightingale Floor beforehand), and by the time I started remembering the cha [...]

    14. Like others have mentioned, 'Grass For His Pillow' is a bridge, obviously leading up to events in the third book. While the book is slow, the language is still flowery and engaging, and I am continually intrigued by the complicated web of politics and honor. I greatly appreciate how the Tribe's abilities are supernatural, yet it does not feel like fantasy or magic.However, I am finding it exceedingly difficult to establish an emotional, immediate connection with the main characters, Takeo and Ka [...]

    15. 2017 - I am still enjoying this series more than I did the first time I read it. I never got to the final book so I am re-reading everything to prepare myself. Maybe the second reading allows me to appreciate some of the more poetic qualities of the narrative, and not get caught up in whatever elements (predictability, characterization?) irritated me the first time. It is a well-constructed story, and well-told.---------2013 - I have to admit that the ending came as a shock, not because I was su [...]

    16. Compelling enough, but felt to me more like an interlude between the start and conclusion of the trilogy. It has been many years since I read the first book, so it took a considerable amount of time for me to remember the events that took place in it. But even still, I felt like the emotional pitch of the book was a bit flat. There were a few exciting moments, but even the situations that should have been powerful lacked the impact they should have had. It's possible that was intentional to evok [...]

    17. In this book, our hero Takeo figures out over the course of about 200 pages that all of the decisions he made at the climatic end of the first volume (Across the Nightingale Floor) were stupid. He then spends the last 100 pages attempting to undo these decisions and set things right - the act of which promises to cause the conflict that will drive the last book in the trilogy since aparently the timing is no longer right so now the "right" decisions are actually bad decisions. Honestly, Kaede's [...]

    18. I think the series has grown on me, I am finding the writing in the 2nd book to be much better quality, and my complaint with the last book about detail has been rectified in this book. The pacing is slower than in the first book, though I have found this slowing down to be well compensated by the rise in quality of the prose.Upto now I don't agree with the general opinion that this book is somehow lesser than the first one, on the contrary it may be better.After finishing this book one can see [...]

    19. While the plot structure of this second book in the series is a little less traditional than the first, that actually works in many ways to its advantage. Both of the main characters are trying to find their identity in various ways, and while the plot is far less action-oriented, I found the character development associated with their internal struggles to make them far more compelling than they were in the first book. Towards the end, when Takeo sees Kaede and observes how much they've both ch [...]

    20. I *read* the first two Tales of the Otori books as audiobooks. There were two readers for each of the two main character's voices: Takeo and Lady Shirakawa. Takeo's reader was male and sounded Asian, which really helped bring the story to life, as it takes place in a sort of feudal Japan. The second book loses some momentum, and then hands the reader the very thing s/he's been waiting for much too easily. There is plenty of intrigue, spying, plotting, and excitement as well as death - dealt to t [...]

    21. I loved Across The Nightingale Floor and wasn't the slightest bit disappointed with Book 2, as if so often the case. Instead, of contracting the action, Lian Hearn expanded it, to take in the story of Kaede Shirakawa and also the Tribe, the men whose gifts are shared by Takeo. Paid assassins, their skills are in great demand as powerful warlords seek to control or assassinate their enemies. Forcing Takeo to go with them, they are determined that he should learn the ways of the Tribe, that is abs [...]

    22. Uf. Finally finished.I guess this book just wasn't for me. It was a task to read Grass for His Pollow to me. I really wish it was different, as I enjoyed the first book of this series more. But it just felt like nothing happened in this book at all. When actually, a lot of things happenened, it just didn't feel like it.Anyway, fans of the first book might like this one as well. Maybe it's just me who didn't, as there are a lot of positive reviews. So don't take my word for gold, it's just my opi [...]

    23. The last half was fairly good. The first third was a tiresome sermon by the female lead explaining why she was pursuing equality and equal access in a male dominated culture. The book as a whole speaks as an imposition of modern values onto a medieval Japanese society. However, once action and some dialog replaced sermons, the book got better.Nevertheless, the book is very much of a sequel setting up the 3rd book in the trilogy. It feels as if its whole purpose is to retrieve the story, pull in [...]

    24. Filler. Good thing I didn't spent my money on it. Not much happened. I think I sorta slept trough it. There was lot of talk of past events. (view spoiler)[Takeo sleeps with Yuki and prostitues(i think i read it somewhere) and 2 minutes later he's fervently wanting to marry her and going agaisnt everyone's wishes, and what was up with the whole makoto falling in love with Takeo, that dialog was so weird, I really didn't get it. I liked fujiwara though and a few others.(hide spoiler)] But really t [...]

    25. Juro que no hay derecho a que algo tan MALO tenga la posibilidad de no solo ser publicado, sino que lo sean 5 libros y tenga semejante media aquí.Una novela juvenil, mal escrita, perdida entre los dolores de su protagonista, sin historia contundente y mucho menos original. La acción se la pasa por el forro. La ambientación asiática tan solo se ve en la tapa del libro. Los personajes han sido defecados por un culo de mono. Les las 10 primeras páginas y las 10 últimas y te quedas con la mism [...]

    26. This book wasn't as good as the first one for mejust not quite as magical and exotic feelingwhich could just stem from the fact I've been reading Shogun so the mythical Japanese world doesn't seem as mysterious to me as it did with Across the Nightingale Floor. The book still captured me from beginning to end, and I was caught up in the story. The book was pretty tense, and the ending set up very well for Brilliance of the Moon, can't wait to read it!

    27. I read the first in this series and found it mildly entertaining, not a bad read, but not enthralling either. This one didn't do any more to draw me in, as a matter of fact, I find it less compelling and less interesting than the first. Didn't hold my interest. I will go at least one more book.

    28. A nice read mostly from Kaede's point of view. It did not feel like a bridge the way some second-in-a-trilogy books do.

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