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review 2017-12-02 09:16
Damaged youth.
Roam - Erik Therme

Why am I finding this audiobook so hard to review? I finished it over an hour ago and haven't been able to put pen to paper to express my feelings. I'm thinking it must be down to the characters, they all seemed so lost and sad, dragged down by their dismal pasts. I guess I'm feeling 'there but for the grace of God....'

 

During the passing of one night we meet Sarah and Matt, broken down in her car on her 21st birthday, Kevin...and Scott. All living their lives in the middle of the night, somewhere in a run-down area of America. All lost souls in their own way. 

A night that will have a profound effect on all four characters, for better or worse.

Finally, day breaks and the story draws to a close.

 

Almost a five star book, just a bit confusing early on, as to who was who and why the characters had suddenly switched in the narrative.

 

Finally, my review would not be complete without mentioning the excellent narration by Joe Hempel, who let me forget completely that I was listening to him at all.

 

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text 2017-11-29 21:06
Erster Satz | Andrzej Sapkowski: Der Schwalbenturm
Der Schwalbenturm (Hexer, #4) - Andrzej Sapkowski,Erik Simon

Wie allgemein bekannt, dreht sich das Weltall - wie auch das Leben - im Kreis.

 

Es ist ein Rad, auf dessen Felgen acht magische Punkte markiert sind, die eine ganze Umdrehung ergeben, also den Jahreszyklus. Diese Punkte, die sich auf der Radfelge paarweise genau gegenüber liegen, sind: Imbaelk oder die Knospung, Lammas oder die Reife, Belleteyn oder die Blüte und Saovine oder das Absterben. Auf dem Rad sind auch die beiden Sonnenwenden bezeichnet, Midinvaerne im Winter und Midaëte im Sommer. Des Weiteren gibt es die beiden Tagundnachtgleichen, Beith im Frühjahr und Velen im Herbst. Diese Daten teilen den Radumfang in acht Teile - und so wir im Elfenkalender auch das Jahr unterteilt. 

 

 

 

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text 2017-11-27 14:56
Erster Satz | Andrzej Sapkowski: Feuertaufe
Feuertaufe (Hexer, #3) - Andrzej Sapkowski,Erik Simon

Im Gebüsch rumorten Vögel.

 

Die Hänge der Schlucht waren mit dichtem Gestrüpp von Brombeeren und Berberitzen überwuchert, ein traumhafter Ort zum Brüten und zum Fressen; es war also kein Wunder, dass es dort von Vögeln wimmelte. Hingebungsvoll trillerten Grünfinken, zwitscherten Hänflinge und Grasmücken, alle paar Augenblicke ertönte auch das kräftige "pinkpink" eines Buchfinks. Der Fink kündigt Regen an, dachte Silva und schaute instinktiv zum Himmel. Es waren keine Wolken zu sehen. Aber Finken kündigen immer Regen an. Ein wenig Regen würde nicht schaden. 

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text 2017-11-26 02:13
Reading progress update: I've read 655 out of 773 pages.
The Crow Girl - Erik Axl Sund

so, I've gotten far enough along with this today that I should be able to polish it off in one sitting tomorrow morning. shall be very excited to finally find out if anything to with Sophia is more than pure illusion...

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text 2017-11-25 21:40
Reading progress update: I've read 616 out of 773 pages.
The Crow Girl - Erik Axl Sund

well, the end is in sight. sometime tomorrow. I'll be glad...but it's a stunning, hypnotic read. a terrific read that I do want to leave behind. it's relentlessly bleak, but I really am happy that I tackled it. there's other Nordic Noir, and then there's this. this is not what I want all the time, and the book will let me go soon, but it's been a long, beautiful nightmare. I guess Jeanette is in for shock--it's become kind of like waiting for Stan Beeman to find out about Philip and Elizabeth, on The Americans, and wanting to see what that does to his reality. anyway...I think Victoria's time of doing what she wants is coming to an end...and I don't know what will happen to Sophia. or Madeleine. soon, it's all over.

 

might skip doing a Nonfiction pick this month next, and do some Fantasy or SF. maybe even a Spy novel. something escapist...

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