HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Distant Waves a Novel of the Titanic av…
Laddar...

Distant Waves a Novel of the Titanic (utgåvan 2009)

av Suzanne Weyn (Författare)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
6012230,304 (3.49)15
In the early twentieth century, four sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances, journalist W.T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor, home, Tesla's inventions will either doom or save them all.… (mer)
Medlem:NatWalk
Titel:Distant Waves a Novel of the Titanic
Författare:Suzanne Weyn (Författare)
Info:Scholastic (2009), Edition: First
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

Distant Waves av Suzanne Weyn

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 15 omnämnanden

Visa 1-5 av 22 (nästa | visa alla)
Wow... You can judge a book by its cover, I was mesmerized by this one every page until the end... ( )
  Absolution13 | Oct 6, 2020 |
Garbage.

The narrator is four years old for 42 pages and uses the words "violently, convulsing, frigidity, overwhelming, impulse, beseeched, reverie, reticence, condescension". She meets the great Nikola Tesla and listens to her mother have an entire conversation with him. The four year old manages to follow the whole thing and retain words like "electromechanical oscillator". She isn't an unacknowledged genius, here. Weyn doesn't seem to be self-aware of what she's doing. This continues.

The novel is filled with cameos of celebrities from the time period. There's even a helpful author's note at the end to explain who they all are. It gets to a point where I put the book down and asked, outloud, "What am I reading?!". In chapter 10 Jane is standing in the penthouse of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel comparing Tesla to Einstein with Tesla's assistant while Guggenheim uses the phone in another room and his girlfriend dresses up Jane's sister in the next. None of this takes place on the Titanic.

Character information is written like facts ripped from a biography.
"I wish Jack wouldn't insist on being called Colonel Astor," Mr. Guggenheim cried. "It's so ridiculous. He donated his yacht and bought himself a brigade of volunteers just so he could have that ludicrous title! It's absurd."
"Colonel Astor served his country with distinction during the Spanish-American War," Mr. Boldt insisted loyally.
It's cringeworthy.

Suzanne Weyn has written over 180 novels. She has had the chance to hone her craft. Clearly, neither she nor the people who publish her work give a s###. ( )
  marcosburlybiceps | Mar 22, 2019 |
A lot of people say this book isn't any good because the centre plot point, the Titanic, doesn't appear til near the end. Which is fine, that's true, it doesn't. But if you treat it as a story that simply ends on the Titanic, it's a fine book. This is the book that made me interested in Tesla, and despite 75% of the characters being entirely fictional, I thoroughly enjoyed this new twist to the Titanic story that has been repeated over and over again. It made it unique! ( )
  erinla | Oct 31, 2017 |
This was an excellent book. It gives you a different look into the Titanic tragedy and the possible events that led up to it. The story is fictional, but many of the characters were once real people. ( )
  amyghilton | Jul 27, 2016 |
At first the book was slow, but it picked up and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this book. I love the historical feel to it. The only thing that I want to know is if Jane and Thad get married? Love the characters!!!! ( )
  harleyqgrayson02 | Jun 19, 2015 |
Visa 1-5 av 22 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
I have had three or four very striking and vivid premonitions in my life which have been fulfilled to the letter. I have others which await fulfilment. Of the latter, I will not speak here - although I have them duly recorded - for were I to do so I should be accused to being party to bringing about the fulfilment of my own predictions.
W.T. Stead, famed British journalist who did not survive the sinking of the Titanic but predicted it.

there are more things in heaven and earth...Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
--William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Dedikation
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Prologue: Dear Friend, I have never told this story before for fear of not being believed - or, worse, ridiculed.
Citat
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På omslaget citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS
Kanonisk LCC

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

In the early twentieth century, four sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances, journalist W.T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor, home, Tesla's inventions will either doom or save them all.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

LibraryThing-författare

Suzanne Weyn är en LibraryThing-författare, en författare som lägger upp sitt personliga bibliotek på LibraryThing.

profilsida | författarsida

Populära omslag

Snabblänkar

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.49)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 11
2.5 2
3 21
3.5 6
4 21
4.5 2
5 14

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 163,251,525 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig