«Dieci giorni dopo la fine della guerra mia sorella Laura volò giù da un ponte con un’automobile». Sono queste le prime inquietanti parole con cui Iris decide di iniziare il racconto delle tormentate vicende di famiglia. Fin dall’inizio tuttavia il flusso della malinconica rievocazione di Iris viene interrotto da voci estranee: da ritagli di giornale, da lettere, e soprattutto dagli stralci di un altro romanzo, torbido e disperato, firmato dalla sorella morta tragicamente: L’assassino cieco. Un romanzo sensuale e ruvido che si inserisce sempre più prepotentemente nel racconto di Iris e che a sua volta ne contiene un terzo.
- ISBN: 886833173X
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 552
- So are you still trudging through the Margaret Atwood? - George, you should stop being so dismissive! Have you ever read it? - Well, I think I got as far as chapter three. Typical po-mo cleverness with a story inside a story inside... anyway, I decided I couldn't take any more, so I gave up. - So
As seen on The Readventurer I have to admit, I often do not get Margaret Atwood 's books. But I am pretty sure I got The Blind Assassin . Otherwise how can I explain the feeling of sadness that is overwhelming me right now? It's so hard to express what exactly this book is about - any synopsis you read Leggi tutto
“ All stories are about wolves… Anything else is sentimental drivel .” Atwood doesn’t write sentimental drivel (and I don’t read it), and there are several wolves in this stunning book. This is my tenth Atwood, and it’s even better than any of the others I’ve enjoyed. The scope and variety of her work Leggi tutto
“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one.” Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin is a fascinating and compelling read! There are so many seemingly competing stories which add to the complexity of the narrator and her life. They are also next to impossible to fully understand wi Leggi tutto
atwood's Booker Prize-winning novel is a slow and melancholy downward movement, one in which the melancholy becomes cumulative. despite the sad and tragic tone, there are many paths to pure enjoyment present: through the precise, judgmental, dryly amusing recollections of the narrator as she recount Leggi tutto
‘It’s loss and regret and misery and yearn that drive the story forward, along its twisted road’ , Margaret Atwood towards the end of this book. It describes the story of the Blind Assassin, which starts with the famous sentence: ‘Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge Leggi tutto
The readers from Sakiel-Norn, due to their long and drawn-out labor, have been known to fall asleep during their readings. Though it is not typical of the readers, even their most prolific colleagues would admit to having stolen a few quiet moments of rest in between pages. The Blind Assassin , was a Leggi tutto
63. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin is a novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 2000. Set in Canada, it is narrated from the present day, referring to previous events that span the twentieth century. آدمکش کور - مارگارت Leggi tutto
"Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning.Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers.This is not a joke, so please stop smiling.What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt?" **** I need to stop reading on trains. I could feel the tears welling, the water rising, brimming, and then spilling ov Leggi tutto
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