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M. J. Hyland

Forfatter af Carry Me Down

6+ Værker 1,895 Medlemmer 92 Anmeldelser 4 Favorited

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Omfatter også følgende navne: M. J. Hyland, Maria Hyland, Maria-J Hyland, Maria Joan Hyland

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Værker af M. J. Hyland

Carry Me Down (2006) 959 eksemplarer
How the Light Gets In (2003) 592 eksemplarer
This is How (2009) 341 eksemplarer
Leva-me contigo 1 eksemplar
Even Pretty Eyes (2024) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Best Australian Essays 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Best British Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (2016) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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Gave up on reading this. Not well written, in my opinion. Characters were caricatures without depth. Unrealistic situations. Why bother reading?
 
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oldblack | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2021 |
Hyland speculates, in one of the reflective interviews she gives, that 'None of my fiction (so far) offers redemption or relief from the hurts inflicted and this might explain why my endings are categorically unpopular (and why my books don’t sell very well).' Tin House

I suspect another reason for the lack of sales is her failure to satisfy any genre. It's fiction. It contains crimes. But it isn't crime fiction. Yet because it contains crimes it is no doubt belittled by the anti-crime fiction brigade. And then, she believes strongly in characters and story-line, which makes her damned elsewhere.

more here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/this-is-how-by-mj-hyland/
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bringbackbooks | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jun 16, 2020 |
I've knocked off a lot of good books over the last couple of weeks including David Cohen's Disappearing off the face of the earth, Per Petterson's It's Fine By Me and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project. Despite this competition, I expected How The Light Gets In to be the star and I have not been disappointed.

Like Gail Jones' Black Mirror, it's a first novel by an Australian. The similarities stop there. How the Light Gets In is a perfect novel. Utterly gripping, with a creepy flawed main character who nonetheless engages our sympathies from the start and never loses them, it must be right up there with best first novels ever. It'd make a great movie.

Highly recommended.

For the author's comments on her disconcertingly similar life, go here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/how-the-light-gets-in-by-...
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bringbackbooks | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jun 16, 2020 |
Hyland speculates, in one of the reflective interviews she gives, that 'None of my fiction (so far) offers redemption or relief from the hurts inflicted and this might explain why my endings are categorically unpopular (and why my books don’t sell very well).' Tin House

I suspect another reason for the lack of sales is her failure to satisfy any genre. It's fiction. It contains crimes. But it isn't crime fiction. Yet because it contains crimes it is no doubt belittled by the anti-crime fiction brigade. And then, she believes strongly in characters and story-line, which makes her damned elsewhere.

more here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/this-is-how-by-mj-hyland/
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bringbackbooks | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jun 16, 2020 |

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