Geniale, esasperante, onnisciente e inconoscibile, Sophie Stark è una giovane regista fanaticamente alla ricerca della verità, da lei intesa come messa a nudo dei personaggi, e i cui film, infatti, sembrano “più reali della vita stessa”. Questo romanzo narra la storia di una donna enigmatica raccontata dalle sei persone a lei più vicine, e attraverso i sei diversi punti di vista emerge il ritratto intimo di una donna inafferrabile – che non riesce a comunicare i suoi pensieri o sentimenti se non dietro a una macchina da presa – il cui monumentale talento e la cui implacabile ossessione per la verità artistica sembrano sopraffare la sua stessa capacità affettiva e ferire coloro che più l’amano.
I sei punti di vista sono non solo sei “soggettive” su Sophie Stark, ma accendono le luci anche sul passato, ricco di esperienze di vita di grande intensità umana, delle voci narranti. Sophie Stark, unico denominatore comune di sei storie in teoria molto diverse, finirà per intrecciarle strettamente attraverso un “colpo di scena” estremo.
Anna North crea un’indimenticabile antieroina che non si adegua a nessuna delle nostre aspettative, pagandone pesantemente le conseguenze.
- ISBN: 8833210464
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 304
"I thought making movies would make me more like other people," said Sophie. "But sometimes I think it just makes me even more like me." man, i just loved this book. it reminded me of my favorite robert coover novel - John's Wife , or the structural underpinnings of twin peaks in that all of the actio Leggi tutto
Man, what a writer! North conducts an off-beat symphony about an enigmatic filmmaker named Sophie. Sophie’s friends (victims?) comprise the chorus, and they alternate chapters to tell about their dramatic relationship with Sophie. I was glued to the performance. Only a brilliant writer could make me Leggi tutto
4.75 Starry Starry Stars ”StarryStarry nightPaint your palette blue and greyLook out on a summer's dayWith eyes that know theDarkness in my soul.Shadows on the hillsSketch the trees and the daffodilsCatch the breeze and the winter chillsIn colors on the snowy linen land.And now I understand what you Leggi tutto
WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Okay, I confess, I thought this was a thriller! Had I bothered to read the book description, i would have missed out on this extraordinary read! I'm not one who thinks much about cinematography or the artistry involved, maybe my brain just leans the other way Leggi tutto
I'm just not sure how I feel about this book , and I guess that's a plus because my ambivalence reflects how thought provoking it is . Is Sophie Stark , the filmmaker , a genius or an opportunist hurting the people closest to her along the way to her fame or is she a vulnerable, even fragile young w Leggi tutto
"The Life and Death of Sophie Stark" is a strange but fascinating novel. This book tells how Sophie Stark, an emotionally aloof Indie filmmaker manipulates the people who love her the most, including her ex-girlfriend, her brother, her husband, and many more. What makes this book so different is eve Leggi tutto
Fearless ...it claws into you with freshness and truth. This novel exposes the inner workings of the way people think about how they live, what they want, and what they believe. Sophie and the other characters each live with emotional scars . The stories of each of these characters, richly interwove Leggi tutto
Extraordinary tale about a small indie filmmaker, Sophie Stark, told by a handful of the people who came closest to knowing her. A misfit in school and college, she comes off as just plain weird. As an adult, she is an irregular weave - obsessed, tortured, and damaged, but with occasional flashes of Leggi tutto
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me access to an advance copy of this book. Since I had never heard of North before, it was an unexpectedly good read and very hard to put down. The concept is very clever and works well. Sophie Stark is a film maker with a very unusual personality
Despite raves from a few GR friends, I wasn't looking forward at all to reading this. Not because of the subject matter, but because a blurb bit ( ..the propulsive rise of an iconoclastic (movie maker )) reminded me too much of one of my biggest fiction disappointments in the last few years, Marisha P Leggi tutto
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