Chris è un tecnico delle luci e incontra Jenny, una ragazza dall'aspetto angelico che vive in una casa occupata. Se ne innamora all'istante, ma lei svanisce immediatamente. Quando riesce a ritrovarla, fra i due nasce un'intensa e passionale storia d'amore. Philip Pullman sposta l'azione dalla Oxford vittoriana a quella contemporanea e ambienta in un mondo caotico e difficile, a volte squallido e violento, le inquietudini e i turbamenti dell'adolescenza. Pullman come non lo abbiamo mai letto: la Oxford inquinata e difficile delle famiglie problematiche, la città universitaria che nasconde sesso, droga e violenza.
Philip Pullman è uno dei più grandi scrittori inglesi viventi. Con La bussola d'oro ha vinto la Carnegie Medal e il Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Nel 2005 ha vinto il Premio Astrid Lindgren Memorial, considerato il Nobel della letteratura per ragazzi. La bussola d'oro, da cui è stato tratto il film di Chris Weitz con Nicole Kidman e Daniel Craig, è stato nominato il migliore tra i libri vincitori della Carnegie Medal negli ultimi settant'anni. Da Salani è uscita la trilogia Queste oscure materie (La bussola d'oro, La lama sottile e Il cannocchiale d'ambra). Dalla Farfalla tatuata è appena stato tratto un film. "Un'avvincente, tragica storia con una rara profondità di sentimenti." Kirkus Reviews
- ISBN: 888451780X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 170
This was such a short and disappointing read after the pleasure of "His Dark Materials" Mediocre at best. I rarely skip books but I confess to doing so with this one. There are so many better books to read.
Well that was disappointing. I really expect so much more from this. Graphic and disturbing in places, the plot overall was boring and the characters were as a whole neither likeable nor unlikable. It's a very forgettable book, that left very little impression. No verses or paragraphs stood out or a Leggi tutto
Not gonna lie, this was wholeheartedly disappointing. I was expecting the level of brilliance Pullman brought to His Dark Materials. And well this had none of that. It also lacked the charm and sense of wonder HDM provided. Yes, I understand this was written far earlier in his career, and did not expe Leggi tutto
I wonder if PP is embarassed by this now? Having loved His Dark Materials I thought he might have done ok with some YA lit. Bad move, not only is it 'a modern day Romeo and Juliet' (it's the answering machine that screws up the message), the first line is great - if he was an unpublished teenager. T Leggi tutto
The blurb of this book really gave the whole story away, this is the story of how a weird white guy fell in love with a girl in a few minutes and was entirely too creepy about it. As someone who read and loved His Dark Materials, I can now say that Philip Pull an is such a special author in that he’ Leggi tutto
If I had to sum this book up, I'd say it was a story of adolescent love and a side helping of gansters. That being said the narrative was understated, and in Pullman style, the prose was beautiful. The whole story was a retelling of the very first sentence; a corker of an opening line: Chris Marshall Leggi tutto
It's confession time (blush). When I read novels I often find it very tempting to skim in places.... even worse, I sometimes get an overwhelming urge to leapfrog over the bulk of book to go for an advance peek at the ending. Am I the only person on Goodreads who flicks down the reviews to find the o Leggi tutto
I love Pullman's "His Dark Materials," and I really didn't know what to expect from this book. I read it in one sitting and loved it. Heartbreaking.
brief synopsis: Chris falls in love but discovers things are not as they seem. setting: Oxford Kidlington Wolvercote named personalities: Christopher 'Chris' Marshall - a seventeen-year-old who works part-time for Oxford Entertainment Systems Barry Springer aka Barry Miller aka Michael Daly - the mild, ener Leggi tutto
This was an okay audiobook and Phillip Pullman is a skilled writer but his didn't have the breathtaking awesomeness of some of his other work. It's tightly plotted but the characters are only okay. The narrator is the same guy who narrates Doing It in Bolinda Audio. He has a slightly lecherous-sound Leggi tutto
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