«‘La fattoria degli animali’ incontra la generazione di ‘Hunger Games’». Publishers Weekly «Quando l’ho finito, avevo l’impressione di pensare e agire come un’ape. Incredibile». Tracy Chevalier, autrice di ‘La ragazza con l’orecchino di perla’ Quando Flora 717 emerge dalla sua celletta, nella Sala degli Arrivi, il suo destino sembra già tracciato. È un’ape operaia: la sua è la casta più umile dell’alveare, dove il lavoro e il sacrificio sono considerate le più alte virtù. Ma qualcosa, una mutazione, la distingue dalle sue sorelle, rendendola al contempo una minaccia e una risorsa irrinunciabile per la sua comunità. Poco a poco, Flora si fa strada nella gerarchia spietata dell’alveare. Il coraggio e la devozione dimostrati nel proteggere e servire la Regina le aprono addirittura le porte delle sue stanze private, ma lì Flora scopre qualcosa che non avrebbe dovuto sapere... Una minaccia incombe sull'alveare, ma il pericolo più grande, Flora ormai l’ha capito, viene proprio dal suo interno. Di chi fidarsi? Non certo delle misteriose Sacerdotesse della Salvia che tramano nei recessi dell’alveare e controllano le menti di tutte le sorelle. Flora non può rischiare, tanto più che lei stessa nasconde un segreto. Un istinto più forte della sua indole servile conduce ormai le sue azioni, mettendola in conflitto con la sua natura, il suo cuore e la sua società. Per Flora sarà il momento di prendere in mano il suo destino e quello del suo mondo.
- ISBN: 8869180670
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 393
- Data di uscita: 07-05-2015
The Bees is a powerful tale of what life might look like to a hive member. This is not your kids’ Bug’s Life , but a very grown-up, compelling drama that includes both sweetness and considerable sting. There are several elements that might make one think of Game of Thrones Drones. Corruption on high, Leggi tutto
People who know me even just a little- know how much I love Watership Down...so when I saw THE BEES on one of my friends GRs profile and read some reviews, one review in particular caught my attention- "Watership Down with Beeeeees" it said. I didn't have to read any further than that... For Flora 71 Leggi tutto
Bees are exceptional creatures. Their hive characterized by drama and high stakes, intelligence and a sophisticated organization that is a marvel to study and behold. For all its beauty and the tantalizing production of golden, luxurious honey, the bee life comes at a high price -- an existence prop Leggi tutto
I'm not even sure how to review this -- it's certainly one of the strangest things I've ever read! But I really enjoyed it! I listened to the audiobook as narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, and the narration was very good. In this story we follow Flora 717, a lowly sanitation bee, from the moment she emerge Leggi tutto
Accept. Obey. Serve. Flora 717 is a survivor - large, deformed and ugly at birth, normally she should have been summarily terminated... and did I forget to mention, she is a bee! Whether seen as allegorical or literal, the buzz (pun intended :)) around this book is very much well deserved. Are the co Leggi tutto
To Bee or not to Bee... Did your fate and role in life should be ruled by your birth heritage? Is it advisable to question your religious beliefs? Nowadays those are odd questions since we are living in an era where you are not longer "classified" due your ethnics and even you can choose not believing Leggi tutto
Synchronicity on honey turns out to give an insanely great read. Watership Down crossed with 1984, Forrest Gump, The Red Book and the Memoirs of a Geisha. Q: “Accept, Obey, and Serve.” Q: “Deformity is evil. Deformity is not permitted.” (c) Q: ...kindly recall that variation is not the same as deformi Leggi tutto
Thoroughly disappointed with this book. I was recommended this by a Waterstone's employee - and the story looked to be unique and captivating. Sadly, within a few pages, I realised that Laline Paull's writing lacked clarity, and hardly anything about the hive in which the book was set was easy to en Leggi tutto
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ The best thing to come out of reading this book is finding the following: The Bees is really about a beehive – where the bees have been anthropomorphized and talk and shit. Amazing that that bit of info seems to be a spoiler for some. H Leggi tutto
I really would have rather given this book three and a half stars. Four seems a tad too strong. It was very readable, interestingly novel, but thematically confusing. I felt like I was supposed to be drawing parallels deeper than "Hey, those bees fail to adjust their social structures in the face of Leggi tutto
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