HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Saul y Patsy af Charles Baxter
Indlæser...

Saul y Patsy (original 2003; udgave 2004)

af Charles Baxter, Jordi Fibla (Oversætter)

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
3621155,407 (3.39)6
Five Oaks, Michigan is not exactly where Saul and Patsy meant to end up. Both from the East Coast, they met in college, fell in love, and settled down to married life in the Midwest. Saul is Jewish and a compulsively inventive worrier; Patsy is gentile and cheerfully pragmatic. On Saul’s initiative (and to his continual dismay) they have moved to this small town–a place so devoid of irony as to be virtually “a museum of earlier American feelings”–where he has taken a job teaching high school. Soon this brainy and guiltily happy couple will find children have become a part of their lives, first their own baby daughter and then an unloved, unlovable boy named Gordy Himmelman. It is Gordy who will throw Saul and Patsy’s lives into disarray with an inscrutable act of violence. As timely as a news flash yet informed by an immemorial understanding of human character, Saul and Patsy is a genuine miracle.… (mere)
Medlem:joanvilardell
Titel:Saul y Patsy
Forfattere:Charles Baxter
Andre forfattere:Jordi Fibla (Oversætter)
Info:Barcelona : RBA, DL 2004
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:Ingen

Detaljer om værket

Saul and Patsy af Charles Baxter (2003)

Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 6 omtaler

Engelsk (9)  Hollandsk (2)  Alle sprog (11)
Viser 1-5 af 11 (næste | vis alle)
Een jonge joodse leraar en zijn vrouw worden in het Amerikaanse Midden-Westen opgezadeld met een labiele 16-jarige leerling die in de man een vaderfiguur ziet ( )
  huizenga | Jun 28, 2017 |
Saul reminded me of someone I knew who, while interesting, was hard to stand talking to. I guess a lot of the story came out that way to me- semi-philosophical wandering musings that didn't get to the point and just tell the story or give answers. The ending, specifically that last chapter, seemed like it was trying to prove a point or give a message, but it bothered me. The story was already over- why stick that on? Maybe, as a mom to an 18 month old, I'm too worn out to deal with it, but what I want right now is a story that takes me quickly and doesn't come across as attempting a great metaphor. ( )
  t1bnotown | May 11, 2016 |
Saul and Patsy move from the city to a small town in Michigan, where Saul teaches high school and Patsy works as a bank teller. The book tells their story, including ups and downs and at least one shocking event. None of the characters are very likable, many events are dubiously portrayed (lacking the feel of authenticity) and the book seems disjointed and dated in parts. All of that said, there was some really excellent prose and interesting insights from the author. I was not entirely satisfied with the book, but it did generate a long discussion with my book group, so it must have had some substance, even if it wasn't substance I particularly enjoyed. ( )
  kimberwolf | Jan 16, 2016 |
The writing was fine but the story was non-existent and weird. I wanted to like Saul and Patsy but they just weren't that interesting or appealing. Maybe the author's point was that there isn't a meaning to life, but if so, it doesn't make for very good reading. Oh, and what 15 month old is just learning to pull herself up? or is just starting to eat solid food (apart from children with delays, which this one wasn't)? ( )
  tjsjohanna | Oct 31, 2013 |
Although the first hundred pages had me evocatively remembering summer '09 (for reasons I can't quite quantify, although I tried to in the big review), the last two-thirds go to something simply good. It's the Midwest, it's the story of a couple and their building of a family - what more could it really be? We've all read so many stories like this, what makes this one different? The thing that makes this one different is the character of Gordy, who only appears for a short while but impacts the rest of the story in a way that I wish... well, I wish Baxter had really taken that plot to its full extension. Instead, there's an attempt to be [b:Stoner|166997|Stoner|John Williams|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320600716s/166997.jpg|1559207] or something like it in the capturing of small-town life... but it's less interesting than it could've been.
Still, Baxter has a way with prose and it was an enjoyable lite read.

Thanks, as always, to The Biblioracle over at The Morning News.

More on the book at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-ph ( )
  drewsof | Jul 9, 2013 |
Viser 1-5 af 11 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Indskrift
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
I very much wanted to manage in that first movement without using trombones, and tried to...But...I must confess to you that I am a profoundly melancholy man, that black wings flap incessantly above us...no-I must have my trombones. -Johannes Brahms, in a letter to Vincenz Lachner

Michigan seems like a dream to me now. -Paul Simon, "America"
Tilegnelse
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
For Lewis Baxter and John Thayer Baxter
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
About a year after they had rented the farmhouse with loose brown aluminum siding on Whitefeather Road, Saul began glaring out the west window after dinner into the unappeasable darkness that pressed against the glass, as if he were angry at the flat uncultivated farmland for being farmland instead of glass and cement.
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

Five Oaks, Michigan is not exactly where Saul and Patsy meant to end up. Both from the East Coast, they met in college, fell in love, and settled down to married life in the Midwest. Saul is Jewish and a compulsively inventive worrier; Patsy is gentile and cheerfully pragmatic. On Saul’s initiative (and to his continual dismay) they have moved to this small town–a place so devoid of irony as to be virtually “a museum of earlier American feelings”–where he has taken a job teaching high school. Soon this brainy and guiltily happy couple will find children have become a part of their lives, first their own baby daughter and then an unloved, unlovable boy named Gordy Himmelman. It is Gordy who will throw Saul and Patsy’s lives into disarray with an inscrutable act of violence. As timely as a news flash yet informed by an immemorial understanding of human character, Saul and Patsy is a genuine miracle.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.39)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 6
2.5 5
3 35
3.5 8
4 24
4.5 2
5 7

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 163,223,845 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig