Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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Occasionally during the narrative, Marina reflects on memories of her relationship with Stella when they were children, and I found myself looking for hints and clues from the past. And please mark your answer as a spoiler.

I didn’t really get the poin Disturbing. This is late fall, raw and rainy. However, the drlwned didn’t quite satisfy. No politics, at least overtly, either. The ending also resolves absolu More of my reviews are at: I agree with Kaggsysbooks, you choose great quotes for this review Jacqui. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I’m not quite sure what to call it. I was gripped from the beginning. Marina is soon confused as she watches the odd dynamics between Stella and Gabriel. I just finished reading this book and now I am totally blanking on how it ends May 09, Wendy rated it liked it Shelves: Drowed his house is pretty too.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge. It is the story of two sisters. It failed to do so, unfortunately. And Bohman is provoking us into casting those judgments—perhaps in order to show us how hypocritical and ultimately unrealistic they are.


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In the beginning the imagery is quite beautiful but then it goes on and on and is laboured. Perfect for someone who wants a quick read that will stay with them long after they’ve finished. The difficulty in assessing a translated work is that I don’t know how much of this was the author’s talent and how much was the translator’s skill, but I think that the sheer genius of this work indicates that both dfowned are very good at their jobs. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

The plot drownsd a little in my opinion but the writers skill made up for it.

Lots of commas is the style. Marina, who has spent hours locked in her room, finally stumbles across the field in the snow and darkness to seek refuge with the neighbours. I don’t get what she sees in him, except that he cooks and is handsome and intellectual.

Everything about her is nebulous and undefined. Have you reviewed it, Guy? It follows an arc readers are all too familiar with—a young cafeteria worker falls for the distinguished and married doctor, who she meets at the hospital where they both work.

Stella lives with her older boyfriend Gabriel in his inherited cottage. Inanimate objects like a bottle of nail polish, an angora sweater, a hothouse orchid, and a book of Pre-Raphaelite paintings are laden with symbolism. There was a problem adding your email address. There is a vague sense of unease in the relationships between each of the three main characters. It did absolutely nothing for me.

Drowned and The Other Woman by Therese Bohman

On Being Blue by William H. I expect this technique was used to show the signs of an increasingly unstable mind yet was so subtle that the reader was left to their own interpretations. Yes, it is — both the summer and late-autumn sections of the book are quite tense and atmospheric in their different ways.


May 01, Nicole rated it did not like it Shelves: But the girls are using them in return, fulfilling an altogether different fantasy. The book seemed to be a big build up but little pay off. There is a strong smell of paint, as if the hot, still air is intensifying the smell, making it linger. Jul 07, Cora rated it did not like it. But that is where the familiar formula begins and ends.

Stella is a committed and creative gardener, both at the deowned and in her job as head of the parks and gardens department of the local council. Each week, our editors select srowned one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I always felt confused because one minute something dfowned was about to happen and then the next, they were having dinner. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.