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Maisy Card

Autor(a) de These Ghosts Are Family

1 Work 345 Membros 7 Reviews

Obras de Maisy Card

These Ghosts Are Family (2020) 345 cópias, 7 resenhas

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Jamaica
Local de nascimento
St Catherine Parish, Jamaica

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There is so much happening in this book that I don’t know where to begin to describe it, so I won’t. I can say that it’s beautifully written, brutally twisted, disturbing (I had a few nightmares while reading it) and I DEFINITELY needed the family tree at the front of the book. It’s a great book for anyone that’s looking for something totally different, nonlinear and okay with reading about trauma and creepy ghosty things.
 
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Andy5185 | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 9, 2023 |
diverse fiction (family drama, ancestry - set in Jamaica, London, Brooklyn)

told from different points of view, some of them ghosts. I listened to an hour or so, but wasn't really connecting--likely my faulty auditory processing, rather than any reflection on the quality of the audio, because I thought the narrator's voice was good. I may need to try this in print instead.
 
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reader1009 | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 3, 2021 |
I really enjoyed this look at the ways our history stays with us and how challenging (impossible?) it is to outrun monsters of our own making. Card seems to suggest that the best we can do is learn to coexist with the dark things that haunt us, both individually and as a culture/society. The dialect was a little challenging for me at times, and I wonder if the audiobook would have been easier.
 
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ImperfectCJ | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 24, 2021 |
Several generations of a Jamaican family grapple with the legacy of slavery and secrets. Good idea that should have been extremely interesting from a humanitarian as well as a historical stand point. The main problem that I had with the book was that the plot just took off wandering on its own two feet. So many multi generational characters made it difficult to keep up with who was related to who. It would have maybe been better if it had been broken down somehow into two or even three books as the time line went from the early 1800’s to the present day. It is also composed of some really good short stories…which added to the confusion but would have been a beautiful contribution to the book on their own. I hate to give any book that obviously took so much work to produce a low rating but I just couldn’t make this one work for me.… (mais)
½
 
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Carol420 | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 13, 2020 |

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Obras
1
Membros
345
Popularidade
#69,185
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Resenhas
7
ISBNs
9

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