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The Believers: A Novel (P.S.) af Zoe Heller
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The Believers: A Novel (P.S.) (original 2008; udgave 2010)

af Zoe Heller

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Om en jødisk familie i New York og dens problemer i de otte måneder, hvor faderen, en radikal sagfører, ligger i koma efter et slagtilfælde. Ubehagelige hemmeligheder om hans privatliv dukker op og tvinger familien, som i forvejen er alt andet end velfungerende ud i en dyb krise.
Medlem:shiryshev
Titel:The Believers: A Novel (P.S.)
Forfattere:Zoe Heller
Info:Harper Perennial (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 368 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***1/2
Nøgleord:Ingen

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The Believers af Zoë Heller (2008)

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קושיה לדרג את הספר הזה. מחד ספר קריא ביותר שחזרתי אליו בעניין וקראתי אותו מהר ובהנאה. הוא עוסק בהרבה מאד שאלות מרתקות - אמונה (דתית ופוליטי) הקשר בין הורות טובה לחיים מאושרים לילדים,איך חוזרים בתשובה, איך אנגלים נקלטים בארה"ב, ועוד ועוד. מצד שני - הרבה שאלות ומעט מאוד תשובות. אין תשובה במהלך הספר והסוף שלו שהוא כמעט טפשי עלוב במיוחד. אהבתי אותו יותר מספרה השני והמפורסם של זואי הלר, אבל יש לה עוד כברת דרך ללכת ( )
  amoskovacs | May 30, 2021 |
Ugh. I want to like this book but it’s a little too trite and it trades too easily in too many cliches. For example: the put upon, neglected daughter with weight and infertility issues, has an affair, while the adopted son with drug issues struggles with his demons, while the other socialist daughter channels her dissolution with social activism into the study of Judaism. And their mother is a terrible bitch.
Any three of those thoughts could be fully developed into a better book than the one I just read. ( )
  jscape2000 | Jan 22, 2019 |
‘The Believers’ by Zoe Heller is the story of a New York family and how serious illness challenges each person to consider in what they believe. The Litvinoffs are a Jewish family used by Heller as a prism to question our beliefs, not just religious but also motherhood, fidelity and politics.
The story starts with the meeting of English student Audrey and American lawyer Joel, at a party in London in the Sixties. The action then shifts swiftly to 2002. Audrey and Joel live in New York, he is a prominent and outspoken radical lawyer, she does good works. They have two daughters, Rose and Karla, and adopted son Lenny. On the day he is due to appear in court representing a controversial defendant, Joel has a stroke. As he lays in a coma, Heller shows each of the family confronting the situation, its impact on their own lives, or not as the case may be. None of the characters are particularly likeable, and the storyline can be difficult in places, but I found the pages turned quickly as I wanted to know the ending. Of course, like life, there is no neat finale only more life to follow as the stories of the family continue.
Audrey is a deliciously outspoken and brutal mother to her daughters, though she mollycoddles her son to a ridiculous degree. Rosa is re-discovering her Jewish roots, having been raised in a non-observant Jewish family. We follow her exploration of the oddities of Orthodoxy, as she wrestles with the concept of accepting things she doesn’t understand. Karla, unhappily married and trying for a baby, is the recipient most frequently of Audrey’s caustic tongue. Not looking for an affair, she nevertheless stumbles into one, and has difficulty believing and accepting her suitor could possibly be attracted to her. Lenny is a drug addict who believes in nothing except his next hit. Meanwhile, Joel in his hospital bed is the cog of the wheel around which they all move.
I was left loving Heller’s writing, she has a wonderful turn of phrase. ‘Depression, in Karla’s experience, was a dull, inert thing – a toad that squatted wetly on your head until it finally gathered the energy to slither off. The unhappiness she had been living with for the last ten days was quite a different creature. It was frantic and aggressive. It had fists and fangs and hobnailed boots. It didn’t sit, it assailed. It hurt her.’
But, I finished the book dissatisfied with the story. Audrey’s Englishness did not come into play, except in the first chapter which feels unrelated to the rest of the book, and she seems unnecessarily harsh and unfair without real justification. What made her so bitter? Something which happened between the Prologue in 1962, and the main story in 2002? The big surprise, when it comes, is perhaps predictable to everyone except Audrey.
Read more of my book reviews at http://www.sandradanby.com/book-reviews-a-z/ ( )
  Sandradan1 | Jun 12, 2018 |
I found this to be surprisingly clunky -- uneven dialog that often didn't ring true, and though the premise of the characters was interesting they kept reverting to type and making me roll my eyes. For all that, I never lost reading momentum and I actually enjoyed it all the way through. The story was good, the ideas were fun, and it never quite scared me off. Makes me really want to read What Was She Thinking, though, because I've heard such uniformly good things about it -- now I'm curious how that one hit where this one misses. ( )
  lisapeet | Apr 28, 2018 |
I really enjoyed Heller's writing, especially the detailed and nuanced descriptions she gave throughout the book. Yet it was a struggle to continue to read page after page of Audrey's, the family matriarch, hypocritical angry tirades. I was thankful that Audrey did not go through some revelation that changed her into a caring soul, for it was not in her nature for such a transformation. It was through Audrey's daughters that the reader gets the satisfaction of seeing the characters making change and moving forward in their lives. ( )
  Boohradley | Jan 12, 2018 |
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The Believers is an astonishingly well-observed slow burner, its virtuoso prose compressed and beautiful. Zoë Heller possesses true brilliance as a writer. Whether this novel hangs together cohesively is another matter: its intention is at times elusive, its momentum uneven. Despite the buildup of multiple viewpoints and dilemmas, the story itself maintains only a light hold on the reader...
 
It's difficult to decide which character you loathe more in Zoë Heller's family saga The Believers..And in creating such a vivid, appallingly funny family, Heller — who delved into the fallout from a horribly misguided affair in What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, basis for the Judi Dench/Cate Blanchett movie — again proves herself a masterful chronicler of domestic drama.
 
Plenty of novelists are adept at injecting a little extra funk into dysfunctional families, but few do so with more zest than Zoë Heller. Her slyly observed books are often written with cool, satirical detachment and feature characters and situations that seem ripped from the headlines...The other members of the extended family don’t really rise above caricature, especially Lenny, the adopted son, and Joel’s former lover Berenice, an African-­American artist whose apartment, adorned with examples of her work, exhibits a graphic picture of her private parts. And the grand finale, after Joel’s death, with one big, happy family reunion, feels like the end of a glib movie. Still, the quests of the various Litvinoffs make a compelling tale of familial self-discovery
 

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Om en jødisk familie i New York og dens problemer i de otte måneder, hvor faderen, en radikal sagfører, ligger i koma efter et slagtilfælde. Ubehagelige hemmeligheder om hans privatliv dukker op og tvinger familien, som i forvejen er alt andet end velfungerende ud i en dyb krise.

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