Siamo in un salotto delle coste della Bretagna, Le Devin. Sull'isola ci sono due villaggi: Les Salants, che la giovane Mado, ritornando sull'isola dopo dieci anni passati a Parigi, trova ancora più povero di quando l'aveva lasciato; e Les Houssinières, che grazie allo spirito imprenditoriale di Claude Brismand è diventato una località turistica di grande richiamo. Mado capisce che la miseria di Les Salants è dovuta all'avanzamento del mare, mentre l'altro villaggio prospera grazie alle barriere spartiacque costruite dall'avido Brismand. Quando cerca di spiegarlo ai suoi amici, Mado incontra solo scetticismo e rassegnazione. Ma non demorde: per ridare prosperità al villaggio dovrà addirittura inscenare un miracolo.
- ISBN: 8811677823
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 428
Apparently, I am on a kick where I read books that don't turn out to be that enjoyable. Having enjoyed two other books by Joanne Harris, I thought this would probably be a good one too. Not so much. This is the story of a group of families who live in a village on an island off the coast of France. T Leggi tutto
I hate when I don't care for a book that I was expecting to love. This one was a chore to get through despite the wonderfully different setting, interesting island characters, and a dramatic story. This book may force me to break up with Joanne Harris. Should I say, "it's not you, it's me"? In this
I have to say that I was frustrated to fuming for a good part of the time spent reading this. Why? Because I had such high expectations from Joanne Harris. I am frustrated with myself for not realizing this already. She is writing to the masses. I know for a fact that French natives hate her books.
Nice little story, but painfully slow A young woman, Mado, returns to the island of her birth following the death of her mother in Paris. She has been scraping a living as a painter, but the small, split community of the Brittany island of Le Devin seems to be calling to her. She wants to care for he Leggi tutto
You know when you read a bunch of books by a fabulous author and you hit that one novel that just doesn't measure up to the rest? Coastliners is French author Joanne Harris' lackluster effort. Coastliners is the story of the inhabitants of an island in France called Le Devine. The island is sharply
Há tantos anos que andava para ler este livro. Finalmente comprei-o num alfarrabista por uma bagatela, este ano, na feira do livro. Sou uma grande fã desta senhora, já li grande parte da sua obra, um dos meus livros favoritos foi escrito por ela, e sem dúvida que ela tem romances deliciosos. Este é Leggi tutto
Having read a few books by Joanne Harris, I knew a bit of what to expect. A great love of travel, and some wonderful setting in France would be a background to the tale, and a heroine in search of herself to pull us through the story. Coastliners only exception is the fact that rather than set in Fr Leggi tutto
Its been ages since i read a Joanne Harris book, why I have no idea, because by can she write a good novel. I read all her early ones, Chocolate, of course, Three quarters of an Orange and my favorite Blackberry Wine - which has one of the best depictions of childhood in my opinion. Coastliners carr Leggi tutto
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I usually enjoy Joanne Harris, especially the Chocolate series. I read over 100 pages of this and had to DNF. It was as interesting as watching paint dry!!!
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