The way Haddon creeps into the human psyche and shows what he has perceived it's fascinating. And it's amazing how he can do this with the multitude of charachters in this book, depicting for each one different layers of their feelings and memories. It's a bit difficult to read at the beginning, so many names to remember, and the story doesn't seem to go anywhere, but after the first pages the reader plunges into the life of these people, seeing the world with their own eyes, perceiving the events from the different points of views they have, filtered by their senses and minds and emotions....Continua
as much as i loved "the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime" i can't say i liked this one.
it is probably my fault: my english is not good enough to swim thru the unheard-of words that this story is so full of. sometimes i got lost in the story, couldn't figure out who was saying/thinking/seeing the things that were written on the page.
it is a story that packs a lot of family drama/skelethons in the closet/problems. i'm not sure i could enjoy it better in my language, because i don't know if these days a translator would do a good job.
right now i'm just glad i finished the book....Continua
Lo stile spezzato e molto segmentato e le continue citazioni musicali e letterarie prettamente anglosassoni rendono il libro poco digeribile ai miei gusti. L'idea era carina, ma i personaggi sono tutti un dejà-vu di una società attuale dipinta per forza tutta in negativo....Continua