Estate 1976, di nuovo in vacanza: mamma, papà, il caravan, il campeggio nei Galles del sud. Il quindicenne Richard non ha motivo di aspettarsi grandi sorprese. Ma una novità c'è: la grande casa abbandonata attorno cui Richard e il suo amico d'infanzia David amavano curiosare è improvvisamente abitata. A Wish House, la casa dei desideri, sono tornati i proprietari: i disinibiti, anticonformisti Dalton. Il pittore Jay, quasi un sacerdote dell'arte, a cui si dedica con instancabile e fanatico fervore; sua moglie Lucia, bella e trasognata; il figlio Joe appassionato di musica; e la bellissima figlia Clio, musa onnipresente nei quadri di Jay, da cui Richard è irresistibilmente, quasi perdutamente attratto. Lo stesso Jay mostra un interesse speciale per Richard, che aspira a entrare nel clan; e ben presto L'attrazione per Clio si trasforma in una storia d'amore, potente e intensa. Con lei trascorre giorni e notti indimenticabili, prendendo coscienza delle proprie emozioni e dei propri sensi. Fino a quando il genio di Jay non diventa distruttivo e un doloroso segreto viene alla luce...
- ISBN: 8884517508
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 238
I would have enjoyed this book even more if there had been illustrations to go with the gallery descriptions.
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Although it was published for teens it just feels like an adult title. I did enjoy the atmospheric setting. Even though the themes suited for YA audience, something about the time frame, pacing, and characters' voice felt more mature than most teen titles and Leggi tutto
This is the book that made me fall in love with the idea of bohemian lifestyle. Placed on the later 70's this book travels you in a world so much different than ours without the technical achievements that involve our world. It is summer and our main character, a 15-year-old boy named Richard goes on Leggi tutto
Dull, boring and uninteresting is what I would label this book. It just seemed lifeless and the plot seemed to me to hold no imagination or creativity what so ever to it. It just was not exciting nor engaging in any sort of way and I just wanted the book to come to an end, merely because I am too st Leggi tutto
I really like Celia Rees books however this one felt like nothing really happened in the whole thing or even more like nothing was ever fully explained why it had happened. I really didn't like Richard too much in it as he just seemed a little bit like he had never lived in the real world at all and Leggi tutto
I expected more. The bio seemed so enthrawling and the plot so intresting but the book fell short. I didnt feel connected to Richard, could care less about what happened to the characters and the writting was...not good. I finished it, but because I had nothing else to read at the time. Maybe this b Leggi tutto
I should have read Witch Child instead, but this was what they had at my local branch. This main character is a young man who becomes obsessed with a girl who lives with her hippie parents. Contains some mature content. Most appropriate for upperclassmen.
What the hell is this book about? I guess you have to be pretentiously artistic to get the point... Such a letdown compared to all of Rees' otherwise stellar works.
Pretty weird stuff (not a bad thing) but loved Celia Rees and want to read more by her. Love witchcraft and strange people so this was a good pick for me.
Not as good as I remember it being but still really poignant.
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