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Sophie Mackintosh

Forfatter af The Water Cure

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Værker af Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure (2018) 718 eksemplarer
Blue Ticket (2020) 280 eksemplarer
Cursed Bread (2023) 118 eksemplarer
Su Kürü (Turkish Edition) (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Cursed bread A novel (2023) 1 eksemplar
Mavi Bilet 1 eksemplar
Biglietto blu 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

I Who Have Never Known Men (1995) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver722 eksemplarer
Best British Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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Atmospheric, evocative, and non-straightforward novel inspired by the "mass poisoning" that occurred in small French town of Pont-Saint-Esprit during the summer of 1951. No cause was ever discovered. In this telling it has something to do with the mysterious couple, an "ambassador" and his wife Violet, who arrive in town and fascinate everyone, most of all Elodie, wife of the local baker. Did this couple, bored with their sado-masochistic sexual games, manipulate and engineer the whole incident for their own amusement? Did the non-poisoned villagers exact revenge on them? Did Elodie commit murder? Who the hell knows? If this book had been longer I probably would not have finished it, but I kept at it hoping for clarity that never came. The writing is is very beautiful at times, but I did not care for the constant references to blood and decapitation, nor the strange shifts in point of view.… (mere)
Octavia78 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 4, 2024 |
KrabbyPattyCakes | 14 andre anmeldelser | Dec 3, 2023 |
I tried hard to understand this book. It was totally confusing. The excerpts before the chapters were no better. Those couldn't even be called foreshadowing, for the most part. The book thrives on describing every exploitation known to man. It kind of, sort of, ties up loose ends at the very last chapter, but not really. The issue with the drugs in the cabinet, for instance. Did I miss something? I probably should have written down the names of the drugs and looked them up, but this book did not motivate me to do the things a good reader ordinarily does. I read and re-read pages, trying to "get" what I should. I personally didn't like the book, but if I had rated it on that, it would have been one star versus three. I would rather be waterboarded versus read The Water Cure again. And how was the water cure a cure? I have more questions than answers by the end of the book. And I kept waiting for the word Munchausen Syndrome to come out in this book. Funny thing is, I like a little bit of light-hearted male bashing jokes, but this obsession with men being all evil and contagious really was old and nauseating to me after several chapters. If you like rituals, OCDish behaviors, deviant stuff, over and over and over again, you will LOVE this book! It was hard to get attached to any character because their redeeming qualities were far outweighed by their dysfunctional state! I will say that their fascination with Science was amusing at times until it went so far off the realm of reality that it was disgusting how they rationalized everything they did from the mundane to the serious. I wanted the main characters and myself to jump that barbed wire fence very early on. Another thing that bothered me was timing. Timing to tell others important information. Timing to carry out duties that were supposed to be carried out. Waiting and killing time during the course of the story with these characters didn't make any sense AT ALL to me! Now I need a water cure to scrub my brain of the memory of reading this. Sorry!… (mere)
doehlberg63 | 34 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |



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