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Matt Bell (2) (1980–)

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Foto taget av: Author Matt Bell at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44615087

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I plodded through this to the end more out of curiosity than of enjoyment. And plodded is the right verb to match the slogging prose, the overwrought descriptions that advance neither the plot nor the characters. So glad the death march is over.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
I wanted to like it more. Despite some fascinating ideas and promise, "The House" only manages a flat sort of magic realism that never quite gels.
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amandrake | 11 andra recensioner | Dec 31, 2023 |
 
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Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
I wanted the first book I read in 2023 to be a work of fiction. I wanted to become immersed and nothing pulls me in faster than post-apocalyptic stories. Appleseed: A Novel by Matt Bell is a story that takes place across three timelines: one in the pre-industrial North American frontier, one in the near future following ecological collapse, and one in the far future after a continental-sized glacier has taken over North America. The characters that inhabit each of these stories are connected, not only by name, but seemingly also in spirit. Interwoven thematically (and sometimes literally) with their stories are the myths of Ancient Greece.

I found myself having to constantly slow down my reading. I wanted to speed through to see how it all ends: the plot driving above the speed limit. There are moments of wisdom throughout worth slowing down to catch. Each of the characters contemplating their place in nature, mirroring humanity's greater relationship with the environment. It is a profoundly sad book: there is loss, betrayal, and deep love. We watch as the sins of the fathers and mothers, from one Fall to the next, move humanity and its ecosystem toward its inevitable end, each still seeking for some way to regain paradise.
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johnxlibris | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 18, 2023 |

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Medlemmar
875
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#29,266
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½ 3.7
Recensioner
34
ISBN
57
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