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Black Swan Green

av David Mitchell

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award

From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.
Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys games on a frozen lake; of nightcreeping through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigr who is both more and less than she appears; of Jasons search to replace his dead grandfathers irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatchers recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons.
Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchells subtlest and most effective achievement to date.
Praise for Black Swan Green
[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and brilliant writing will carry readers back to their own childhoods. . . . This enchanting novel makes us remember exactly what it was like.The Boston Globe
[David Mitchell is a] prodigiously daring and imaginative young writer. . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.Time.
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Like all David Mitchell's books, I loved Black Swan Green. It's told from the perspective of 13 yr old Jason Taylor, growing up in 1981 England. A bit reminiscent of the Adrian Mole Diaries, the first person narrative let's us ride along in Adrian's mind as he experiences early adolescence.

There's only a slight hint of the surreal that permeates some of Mitchell's other books, but that's ok - it's a different type of story. The writing itself is beautiful - sometimes lyrical - and the imminent monologue and dialogues are spot-on for tone. Highly recommend! ( )
  decaturmamaof2 | Nov 22, 2023 |
Good but being written from a child's point of view is a big problem, in my view. The general outline of the plot felt really close to a lot of my experiences and some parts were really effective in that sense but this just made the bits where it wasn't realistic incredibly jarring. There are a few bits which are clearly far out of the ordinary and these don't bother me as much as the unrealistic patterns of speech and social dynamics that are clearly supposed to be the bread and butter of the book. The ending is frustrating too because it ends after a year, right at the point a dramatic change actually happens in the life of the main character (everything else has been a lot of small events). The chapter breaks can be annoying because they typically end right before revealing the consequences of something - usually you can infer it from the chapter following but in places it makes the narrative confusing and elides important events.

This isn't to say the book is *bad* - not at all. His writing is excellent as ever, it made me tear up in places and bits were frighteningly realistic. It's just somewhat frustratingly inconsistent, marring the experience somewhat. I'd recommend reading his other books first.

On a final note, a few times he does "something happened actually it didn't." It feels like something out of Goosebumps and is just straight up bizarre.

later note: i reviewed this when i was really ill and i kind of dunno if i'd agree with what i wrote much. thinking back on it a month later all I can remember is how much it hit home. Just thinking about it makes me kind of sad. I think I was put off by the sadness. If you've liked David Mitchell I'd read this. ( )
  tombomp | Oct 31, 2023 |
Such a wonderful book, but very different from Cloud Atlas, though the author's incredible mastery of language and impressive imagination are equally in force. I had a hard time putting this book down and find that I'm still thinking about it. Thanks to my partner Tim for giving me such a great Christmas gift with this novel! ( )
  lschiff | Sep 24, 2023 |
This 13 year old's life isn't really anything I can relate to but David Mitchell writes well and conveys 1980s Britain and growing up. With a stammer, family discontent and bullies this is often painful, sometimes funny and occasionally mystical. The novel takes the reader deep inside Jason's mind and feels his puzzlement about so many things, including what a Brummie is and his efforts to explain the adult world. Nicely constructed if maybe somewhat a fantasy. ( )
1 rösta CarolKub | Jun 11, 2023 |
Incredibly evocative of both a particular time and place, and of the universal feeling of being young and finding yourself and your place in the world as it constantly shifts around you. Masterful. ( )
  DarthFisticuffs | Jan 28, 2023 |
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Fleshing out such elementary wisdom is what coming-of-age novels are about. No doubt, that label will make some grimace and others wax nostalgic, but this novel is OK with caressing its traditional parameters. It settles for the sparks of verisimilitude instead of the fireworks of reinvention, while transmitting the uncomfortably comfortable sensation of smacking into the participants in one’s young life.
 
Mitchell is so good at inhabiting other voices that halfway through his ambitious "Cloud Atlas" (2004) — the characters include a 19th-century traveler in the Chatham Islands and a genetically engineered slave in a futuristic Korean dystopia — I began to suspect that Mitchell himself might actually be a noncorpum, a spirit who has commandeered the body of a young Englishman to type out its books.

Anxious, perhaps, about being mistaken for a supernatural being, Mitchell set himself a different sort of challenge in his brilliant new novel, "Black Swan Green." The book, set almost exclusively in a village of that name in quiet, provincial Worcestershire, follows 13-year-old Jason Taylor through 13 months, each folded into a storylike chapter.

. . . In Jason, Mitchell creates an evocative yet authentically adolescent voice, an achievement even more impressive than the ventriloquism of his earlier books.
 

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award

From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.
Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys games on a frozen lake; of nightcreeping through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigr who is both more and less than she appears; of Jasons search to replace his dead grandfathers irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatchers recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons.
Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchells subtlest and most effective achievement to date.
Praise for Black Swan Green
[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and brilliant writing will carry readers back to their own childhoods. . . . This enchanting novel makes us remember exactly what it was like.The Boston Globe
[David Mitchell is a] prodigiously daring and imaginative young writer. . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.Time.

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