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Leif Enger

Autor(a) de Peace Like a River

14+ Works 7,600 Membros 268 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Leif Enger wrote the “Gun Pedersen” series of books with his brother, Lin Enger, under the name L.L. Enger. Please don't combine the two authors, as L.L. Enger is actually two people.

Séries

Obras de Leif Enger

Peace Like a River (2001) 5,711 cópias
Virgil Wander (2018) 704 cópias
I Cheerfully Refuse (2024) 96 cópias
Comeback (1990) — Autor — 15 cópias
Swing (1991) — Autor — 14 cópias
Strike (1992) — Autor — 11 cópias
The Sinners' League: A Gun Pedersen Mystery (1994) — Autor — 11 cópias
Sacrifice (1993) — Autor — 10 cópias

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
The New Frontier (1989) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Enger, Leif
Outros nomes
Enger, L.L.
Data de nascimento
1961
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Osakis, Minnesota, USA
Locais de residência
Osakis, Minnesota, USA (birth)
Ocupação
reporter (Minnesota Public Radio)
producer (Minnesota Public Radio)
author
Relacionamentos
Enger, Lin (brother)
Organizações
Minnesota Public Radio
Aviso de desambiguação
Leif Enger wrote the “Gun Pedersen” series of books with his brother, Lin Enger, under the name L.L. Enger. Please don't combine the two authors, as L.L. Enger is actually two people.

Membros

Resenhas

I could not get through it. 125 pages in and I gave up.
½
 
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EdGoldberg | outras 5 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
A lyrical tale of a world where the 1% rule the country and normal people try to live off the radar.
½
 
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DrApple | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
I read this for a local book club. Enger is a major name in Minnesota literature, and I was glad to have an excuse to pick up this debut of his, right as his new release is getting a lot of buzz. I must say--dang, this man can write. The Land family is mesmerizing in their complexity. The book is dark and sinister yet profoundly hopeful, ardently Christian yet not the sort to ever be marketed in a Christian bookstore. The main character is Reuben Land, an 11-year-old asthmatic, the middle child in a loving family that features an honorable, religious father who performs the occasional miracle, an older brother who is sometimes too ancient and callous for a teenager, and a younger sister, Swede, who I adore for her precocious, obsessive western-themed poetry. When older brother Davey defends the family against home invaders, he flees from the American justice system, and the family soon sets off in pursuit. The mood of the book is, at times, dream-like and weird, not tidy at all, and the end is not something that can be predicted.

I would love to read more of Enger's work and absorb some of his mastery of prose.
… (mais)
 
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ladycato | outras 163 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Set in a not-too-distant future marked by climate change, lawlessness, and corruption and governed by a dictatorial ruling class known as the astronauts, Rainy, a musician, and his beloved wife, Lark, a bookstore owner, live on the shore of Lake Superior until she is murdered. Rainy, in his grief, sets sail in an old sailboat partly to escape the perpetrators but also in the hope of finding Lark’s spirit. In his journey, he confronts severe storms, extreme evil and violence but he also finds friendship and hope along the way.

I Cheerfully Refuse by Lief Enger is a beautifully written dystopian tale full of contrasts between the beauty of the landscape and the horrors he encounters on shore, between the kindness of some of the characters he meets and the shocking cruelty of others and all written in lyrical prose. At times, the tale feels like a wild adventure and, at other times, like a fairy tale wonderfully told. This is not always an easy story - there are suicides, references to paedophilia, lynchings - but, in the end, there is hope. I listened to the audiobook narrated by David Aaron Baker who does an absolutely wonderful job of conveying the beauty and lyricism of Enger’s prose.

Thanks to Netgalley and RB Media for an audiobook of this novel in exchange for an honest review
… (mais)
 
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lostinalibrary | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |

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Obras
14
Also by
3
Membros
7,600
Popularidade
#3,212
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
268
ISBNs
77
Idiomas
8
Favorito
14

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