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Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition) (urspr publ 2018; utgåvan 2018)

av Markus Zusak (Författare)

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Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.
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Titel:Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition)
Författare:Markus Zusak (Författare)
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2018), Edition: Signed, 544 pages
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Bridge of Clay av Markus Zusak (2018)

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The story is complicated, convoluted and confused, telling the story of Michael and Penelope Dunbar's family life with their five sons. I did not care for Zusak's style of writing: short choppy sentences and skipping around characters and timelines. As a simple example, I am still wondering how Penelope (and her five nicknames) got from Vienna, Austria to Australia. The slow pace and wandering stories made it very difficult to feel much for the characters. Again, Penelope and Clay's girlfriend seemed to be in color while everyone else was in black and white: just too dull to care about. I liked the mule, but didn’t really get what he was supposed to represent. The brothers were hard to know, and their bonds among them were not as well developed as their love for their mother and disdain for their father. 2.5 stars, rounded up. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
A compelling, story of an Australian family of five sons/brothers, their loves and losses, and menagerie. Strong moral centre - their survival is due to their connectedness. I'm just so in love with Penny and Michael and how they raised their strong, vulnerable boys; and especially, sensitive Clay and how his brothers enabled him do what he needs to get done. I don't want to spoil any of the story - except to say it's a about good, ordinary people doing good things, or at least, the very best they can, who will make you smile and weep at their courage, individualism and vulnerability. ( )
  tandah | Jun 6, 2021 |
Una lástima. ( )
  essuniz | Jan 2, 2021 |
I loved this for its writing. The author knows how to create pauses and space with short punctuated sentences without overdoing them. The detail is there but only what needs to be. Concise without being sparse, vivid without being cramped. It's a fine balance, but it's there.
The narrative voice is similar to The Book Thief, but more mature -- I think that's because both the narrator and the author are more mature than with The Book Thief. It's good to read a book that holds the author's voice but also shows growth. Death is a character in this book, too, but it's a cameo role, not a starring role. (Aside: what happened in the author's life to give him such a tangible persona to death? I've not read such vivid personification for death elsewhere.)
I connected with all the characters in this book--the five brothers, the Murderer (what a great technique in setting up suspense and interest in the opening chapters!), and all the other people in their lives.
I read an interview with the author many months before I read the book, and I'm sure it was there that I was told that, while it is Clay's story we read, the narrator is Matthew so the reader needs to consider that layering: do we trust Matthew? he puts in his own story and perspective throughout Clay's story. Much of the retelling was retold to Clay first, so what has been altered or filled in through the iterations? That puts an interesting layer on the story.
This is not the Book Thief. This is its own story, and stands on its own two legs without the Thief's coattails. While the protagonists are teens, this is not a teen book (though my library stuck a "Teen" sticker on the spine and I've taken issue with them for that). It's not inappropriate for teens nor inaccessible to them, but I believe the audience is adult. It's more than just a coming-of-age story and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into that category.
Read it. It's great. ( )
  LDVoorberg | Nov 22, 2020 |
Oh dear. I’d been looking forward to this one but I’ve given up after less than 30 pages as I don’t have a clue what’s going on. And I don’t care. This writing style really irritated me and as 2019 is going to be my “Year of reading only what I want to”, it appears I’ve started early. ( )
  Mercef | Jul 3, 2020 |
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Delayed gratification, in fact, is quite typical of Bridge of Clay, which on occasion falls into place in spectacular style and effect, bringing Zusak’s masterly skill for characterisation to the fore. Sometimes tedious, at other times masterful, this isn’t a novel destined for the success that met The Book Thief, though, if you have the patience, it’s worth sticking around for.
tillagd av SimoneA | ändraThe Irish Times, Sean Hewitt (Oct 13, 2018)
 
But if The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show, its slightly chaotic, overlong, though brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life.
tillagd av SimoneA | ändraThe Guardian, Alfred Hickling (Oct 11, 2018)
 
There’s much to love about this capacious novel, but there’s also so much. In addition to its obvious symbolic weight, the story feels freighted with those two decades of rewriting and revising.
 
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In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn't the beginning, it's before it, and it's me, and I'm Matthew, and here I am, in the kitchen, in the night -- the old river mouth of light -- and I'm punching and punching away.
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