I love this book.
I love this book. I read it 10 years ago. The story remains with me to this day ❤️
an amazing book! this piece of art is within the realm of Hesse Steppingwolf, Requiem by Mozart and the visual beauty lof starry night.
I first read this book a few months back, and found the story so compelling, I listened to it as well. I think the audio genre suits it better, with its many verbal storytelling sessions.
To be sure, it’s a little out there, particularly near the end, when magical realism gets swallowed up at times by sheer magic. In the hands of a lesser writer, it would have fallen apart. But Andrew Davidson’s sure band and clear voice kept things going.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, a tragic romance spanning the centuries and heavily infused with arrows, flames, and the church. But I loved it.
First impression: Beautiful writing
I don't know why I tend to flock to ridiculously long novels like this one that take forever to read. I also thought, for some reason, that this was going to be an erotica and was glad I was wrong.
The stories Marianne told were so beautifully tragic and I ended up enjoying them more than the main story line.
I didn't get the feeling of immense love between the narrator and Marianne. Considering that the whole novel is based on the love between them and their souls, I felt unsatisfied. It also left some important questions unanswered.