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One Hill signature is present; the literary allusions are all over it. There's more than a hint of Wuthering Heights about it but it's from fairy tales and ballads that it draws its energy. A poor woodcutter's son going out into the world to make his fortune and gain the hand of the rich man's daughter sets the framework, but this is Reg Hill and what comes after isn't for the faint-hearted nor for those who can't follow a dizzying assortment of characters, all of them tangled up in the same intricate web, and none of them with straightforward motives. And of course, there's a sting in the tail. In this case however, true love is not the romantic, Disneyfied stuff. It is love that comes without enchantment or disguise. It is the love that contains a willingness for sacrifice and the quiet, comfortable warmth of true understanding and acceptance of another.Reading the Kindle sample sealed the deal and I began waiting for the new month to roll around so I could borrow it free from the Kindle library.
Nur dieses Buch ist einfach nur furchtbarst geschrieben. Eine sinnlose Aneinanderreihung von altbekannten Märchencharakteren und neuen. Allerdings lieblos aneinander geklatscht und an keiner Stelle macht man sich die Mühe, mal irgendwas zu erklären oder die Personen weiter vorzustellen. Moυ άρεσε ο τρόπος που ξετυλίγεται η ιστορία ,μεσα απο πολλές οπτικές γωνίες,είχε σασπένς,είχε κάποιους ενδιαφέροντες χαρακτήρες(και αρκετούς μονοδιάστατους),είχε ωραίες περιγραφές αλλά ειχε και αρκετές τρύπες,κάποια πράγματα που δεν καταπίνονται εύκολα,αρκετές συμπτώσεις και ευκολίες και είχε και το τέλος που ,όπως είπα στην αρχή,ήταν λίγο απογοητευτικό και μου χάλασε την αίσθηση που είχα μεχρι τότε για το βιβλίο.Ήταν λίγο σαν απο σαπουνόπερα,λίγο overdramatic χωρίς λόγο και λίγο ψεύτικο.I found the writing to be very inconsistent, along with the plot. It was all over the place and didn't really make much sense. The amount of fairytale characters didn't really help either, they just made all the more confusing.
Wolf Hadda ζει το happily ever after του μέχρι που ένα πρωί όλα διαλύονται ξαφνικά.Ζει την τέλεια ζωή,είναι πλούσιος,επιτυχημένος,παντρεμένος με τον έρωτα της ζωής του την πριγκίπισσα του παραμυθιού και έχουν μια κόρη και ξαφνικά βρίσκεται κατηγορούμενος για ειδεχθείς πράξεις και οικονομικές απάτες και τα χάνει όλα.Είναι αθώος ή ένοχος;Το ερώτημα μένει να αιωρείται σε ένα μεγάλο κομμάτι του βιβλίου μια που ο ίδιος στην πρωτοπρόσωπη αφήγηση του επιμένει οτι είναι αθώος αλλά δεν είναι σίγουρο οτι λέει την αλήθεια αφού προσπαθεί να υπερασπιστεί τον εαυτό του.Είναι όμως πολύ γοητευτικός χαρακτήρας αν και λίγο στερεοτυπικά βγαλμένος απο παραμύθι. The opening performance will be held at the Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall on 10th June at 7pm. From there, the students will take the play on tour to both family homes where the play was once performed by the family, performing at Wimpole on the 12th and 13th June and Wrest Park on the 14th. It is an incredible opportunity to see this play performed again in the original historical settings and promises to be a highly entertaining performance. Some spoke gentle words; some remained silent. But he understood. Understood that the pain he endured thinking he was leaving them was nothing compared to the pain they endured knowing he was gone. So together they rejoiced in life."This was a surprising but enjoyable read, and I was able to fly through it in one sitting.At first, the style of writing was a bit odd - it’s slightly whimsical and fairytale-like as can be expected, and I didn’t always know exactly what was going on but I really enjoyed how all the fairytales we know were brought into this story in such a unique way. I loved that the forest itself was more or less a creature on its own, and had its own special magic that also flowed through the Woodcutter. It reminded me a little bit of the forest in Uprooted by Naomi Novik, combined with the fairytale characters from Once Upon A Time. One of the more reliable phenomena of world cinema is the regular appearance of strange but benign UFOs from the North. (One thinks of Bent Hamer’s Kitchen Stories and O’Horten from Norway, or Noi The Albino and Rams from Iceland – a country that seems to send out odder tragi-comical satellites every year.) Now here’s one from Finland – with the famously glum Finnish humour stamped all over it. Deadpan philosophical fable The Woodcutter Story is the first feature by Mikko Myllylahti, best known as writer of Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki. Starring that film’s lead, Jarkko Lahti, The Woodcutter Story is perhaps too self-deprecating and calculatedly wayward to score the cult prestige it might seem destined for, but fests and platforms with an eye for minor-key weirdness should find it a modestly dependable audience-puller.
Our hero is born of a woodcutter, falls in love with the squire’s daughter, and seeks to breach the obstacles that separate their lives. It may be that romance is never far from the heart of a successful mystery, and it appears to be so in this case. But the swiftness with which we are entangled in the events which overtake our hero is due entirely to the prurient nature of the allegations, the documented and well-known love of readers for trashy sensationalism, and the skills of this exceptionally practiced author. Another sweltering month in Charlotte, another boatload of mysteries past and present for overworked, overstressed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. In a sense, The Woodcutter is a fairy tale. Not a cute Disney fairy tale, but one of those old Grimm Brothers’ tales, with heartbreak and revenge and bad folks meeting nasty ends. Even while parts of the story have a very modern feel, there are still ties to its more mythic underpinnings. I really enjoyed that part of the story.The script is, as stated above, very cleverly written and takes a lot of risks, and it surely pays off.