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review 2017-05-28 05:08
An Epic Emotional Tale
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne

I ended this story in tears, what a beautiful, horrible, epic family tale. It ranged from 1945 till present times, through many nightmarish times for me. The first years of Aids, the fears the lies, and the Twin Towers, such darkness. I felt so much, this was such an emotional story. It was so real, laced with histories I lived through, a time machine of sorts. I had to stop many times to think about the events and to compare them to my memories of the time.This was the longest I've ever taken to read a book, it could not be read quickly it was too intense.
Cyril born in 1945 to a single mother thrown out by her family and church in Ireland placed in a adopted family lived an epic life. Raised by off centered cold parents, he was always held apart and alone. Growing up he had love for his friend that wasn't allowed or returned. He was a young gay man when it was a near death sentence to be one in Ireland. Political, legal, religious, and social wars against gay people were extreme, he hid and became a bit self destructive. He was terrorized, as were most in that time. He left Ireland after a punch in the gut wedding and began an epic journey through 3 countries, one great love, a new family, and many horrible loses. The great circle of life brought him so close to his roots many times always just a touch.
What a book. I don't think I am capable of describing it fully. It is beyond my ability to write the feelings.

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review 2017-05-11 21:02
Non all'amore né alla notte
Non all'amore né alla notte - John Boyne, Roberta Zuppet

E' difficile commentare un libro come questo. Innanzitutto è bellissimo, pur lasciando l'amaro in bocca, è toccante ma anche duro.

 

L'autore con durezza mostra l'immensa idiozia della guerra e con delicatezza invece mostra la sofferenza di un uomo che non è accettato per quel che è.

 

E' difficile dimenticare Tristan, un giovane di 21 anni che dopo la Grande Guerra convive con le conseguenze che il conflitto ha lasciato in lui.

 

Purtroppo nel libro non c'è riscatto o comprensione o perdono; è un libro amaro e come accade spesso nella vita, non c'è un lieto fine.

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review 2017-05-10 17:40
An Epic Emotional Tale
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne

I ended this story in tears, what a beautiful, horrible, epic family tale. It ranged from 1945 till present times, through many nightmarish times for me. The first years of Aids, the fears  the lies, and the Twin Towers, such darkness. I felt so much, this was such an emotional story. It was so real, laced with histories I lived through, a time machine of sorts.  I had to stop many times to think about the events and to compare them to my memories of the time.This was the longest I've ever taken to read a book, it could not be read quickly it was too intense. 

Cyril born in 1945 to a single mother thrown out by her family and church in Ireland placed in a adopted family lived an epic life. Raised by off centered cold parents, he was always held apart and alone. Growing up he had love for his friend that wasn't allowed or returned. He was a young gay man when it was a near death sentence to be one in Ireland. Political, legal, religious, and social wars against gay people were extreme, he hid and became a bit self destructive. He was terrorized, as were most in that time. He left Ireland after a punch in the gut wedding and began an epic journey through 3 countries, one great love, a new family, and many horrible loses. The great circle of life brought him so close to his roots many times always just a touch. 

What a book. I don't think I am capable of describing it fully. It is beyond my ability to write the feelings. 

 

 

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text 2017-05-09 16:07
Reading progress update: I've read 21%.
Non all'amore né alla notte - John Boyne, Roberta Zuppet

 

 

 

 

Continua a non deludere. Molto bello ora in cui il protagonista parla dei suoi primi giorni di addestramento militare. Si è già intuito molto di lui e della sua sofferenza.

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text 2017-05-09 15:46
Reading progress update: I've read 72%.
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne

Heart torn out stomped on and twisted and now they entered Central Park. " the worst decision of my life" :( I'm afraid to read another word. I'm already in tears knowing it is going to be bad, very bad. It is so much harder I think that I had been aware of these events happening. I will never forget the horrors of the fear that struck when Aids broke free.

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