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The Book of Clouds

The Book of Clouds

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This book freaked me out a bit at parts as I celebrated 5 years in Hamburg while reading about the main character having spent 5 years in Berlin.

Then there’s Tatiana’s occasional lover, a meteorologist from the former East Berlin who’s idea of a fun date activity is playing hide and seek among .You’ll learn about topics like identifying each cloud type and the related phenomenon to understanding how clouds and their formations reveal weather patterns. Yet these moments also make it easy to forget at times that there is something more haunting Tatiana’s thoughts and experiences in Berlin—she is Jewish. This book, one of many excellent titles in the Earth Series, is a mix of mythology, history, literature, art history and science. The book is illustrated with really beautiful photographs along with some line drawings that highlight some classical paintings and even some lava lamps. Zanimljivi likovi,promatranje grada kao živog bića,galerija čudnovatih likova koje svakodnevno viđa (pa,čak i prerušeni Hitler!

As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Increasingly, I thought not of the character or narrator, or even of the implied author, but of the real author, Aridjis. She knows, in the novel, that she has no friends and often does nothing for weeks or months at a time, but she is not anxious about it: it's almost as if she is on a strong course of antidepressants, so that her condition doesn't affect her.This book, which is available in hardcover and Kindle formats, presents these gorgeous pictures along with reminders to appreciate the innumerable wonders all around you. With a book like this, you bring a little bit of the vastness of the universe into your home for their little minds to comprehend.

I have to say that I wish the plot had gone another way: not that this particular kind of violence could never happen in real life (it all too obviously could, and does), but as a fictional device in a novel about a Jew in Germany, it is just a little too predictable, a little too pat.For those that enjoy travel and cloud spotting, they keep a copy at home, but they also pack it up with them when they travel.

Chloe Aridjis’ debut novel Book of Clouds is the story of a young woman named Tatiana adrift in Berlin as she encounters the many phantoms of Berlin’s past. Para obtener la mejor experiencia en nuestro sitio, asegúrese de activar Javascript en su navegador. Like WG Sebald reborn as a young woman, she walks the city streets: crossing Alexanderplatz, a hive of regeneration bristling with cranes; picking through the flea markets flooded with East German kitsch; enjoying the meditative "thought-ironing excursion" of the S-Bahn that swoops through the city, offering "old and new, logic and impulse, grit and glamour, all blurred into one long thread". I very rarely mention the titles of the book I read, but this is very apt, sometimes it seems Tatiana is in the clouds.She muddles along in the post-German reunification haze, working part-time for a historian, transcribing his spoken notes. The tone is brilliantly set from the opening paragraph: "It was an evening when the moral remains of the city bobbed up to the surface and floated like driftwood before sinking back down to the seabed to further splinter and rot. The book has only a handful of sentences on the left side of each spread, with a giant photo on the right. It is the shadowed spot left on the wall of the empty apartment above the protagonist that is not covered up even when a new tenant arrives to rehabilitate the space. There really isn't any, or at least none sufficiently compelling to necessitate the novel's existence.



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