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Homebody: A Novel de Orson Scott Card
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Homebody: A Novel (edição: 1998)

de Orson Scott Card (Autor)

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From a beloved and bestselling master of speculative fiction comes this chilling tale of a soulful loner who must overcome demons from his past -- and the demons he unwittingly unleashes -- when he starts renovating a faded Southern mansion. As Homebody eloquently proves, no contemporary writer outshines Orson Scott Card in crafting unlikely heroes or in suffusing the everyday world with an otherworldly glow. Don Lark's cheery name belies his tragic past. When his alcoholic ex-wife killed their daughter in a car wreck, he retreated from the sort of settled, sociable lifestyle one takes for granted. Only the prospect of putting a roof over other people's heads seems to comfort Lark, and he goes from town to town, looking for dilapidated houses he can buy, restore and resell at a profit. In Greensboro, North Carolina, Lark finds his biggest challenge yet -- a huge, sturdy, gorgeous shell that's suffered almost a century of abuse at the hands of greedy landlords and transient tenants. As he sinks his teeth into this new project, Lark's new neighborhood starts to work its charms on him. He strikes up a romance with the wry real estate agent who sold him the house. His neighbors, two charming, chatty old ladies, ply him endlessly with delicious Southern cooking. Even Sylvie, the squatter Lark was once desperate to evict from the old house, is now growing on him. But when Lark unearths an old tunnel in the cellar, the house's enchantments start to turn ominous. Sylvie turns cantankerous, even dangerous. There's still a steady supply of food from next door, but it now comes laced with increasingly passionate pleas for Lark to vacate the house at once. In short, everybody seems to want to get rid of him. Whether this is for his own good or theirs, Lark digs in his heels for reasons even he's not sure of. He embarks on a struggle for his life -- and his friends'-- against a house with a past even more tragic than his own. If Lark wins, he gets the kind of home and community he's always dreamed of. If he loses, all is lost....… (mais)
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Título:Homebody: A Novel
Autores:Orson Scott Card (Autor)
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Coleções:🚀🦄 Speculative fiction, Home shelves, Sua biblioteca
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Etiquetas:own, softcover, fantasy, ghosts, paranormal, romance, thriller

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Normally a reader of adventurous SciFi I was quite pleased at the smoothness of Card as he drew me into a story that never really got "exciting" until almost 2 thirds through the book: when you're expecting excitement it would be easy to kiss off the story of a guy who just lost his family and is buying a house to fix up and sell and starts to get romantically involved with his realtor and discovers that she has family issues, etc. The plot is well laid out and progresses smoothly "almost" into fantasy...until it jumps feet first into the fantastical. The only weakness I found involved my inability to emotionally accept the love interest at the end...but that may just be me. I recommend this book for the non-scifi readers for not being heavily "strange". ( )
1 vote majackson | Oct 15, 2020 |
It's Orson Scott Card. Do I need to say anything else? ( )
  GigaClon | Mar 21, 2020 |
Man who lost everything and is haunted by his past purchases house that has a squatter refusing to leave. The book has few characters and they're pretty well developed. What I thought would be a boring tale about a carpenter ends up as a ghost story...surprise, surprise! ( )
1 vote buffalogr | Aug 31, 2015 |
3.5 stars

When Don buys a run-down, falling apart home to restore it, he is surprised to find a squatter living there. He learns more about the house from the squatter and the neighbours and things don't quite go as planned.

I enjoyed it, mostly, but I was hoping for creepy and I really didn't find it creepy. I can't say I liked the end, either. Hmmm, my comments don't make it sound like I enjoyed it, but really I mostly did! ( )
  LibraryCin | Aug 15, 2015 |
Back and forth between liking this one and...yawn. Got really out there in weirdness towards the end but as the subject of the book deals with the paranormal that's to be expected. Different kind of haunted house/ghost story that's for sure. ( )
  justablondemoment | Oct 17, 2014 |
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From a beloved and bestselling master of speculative fiction comes this chilling tale of a soulful loner who must overcome demons from his past -- and the demons he unwittingly unleashes -- when he starts renovating a faded Southern mansion. As Homebody eloquently proves, no contemporary writer outshines Orson Scott Card in crafting unlikely heroes or in suffusing the everyday world with an otherworldly glow. Don Lark's cheery name belies his tragic past. When his alcoholic ex-wife killed their daughter in a car wreck, he retreated from the sort of settled, sociable lifestyle one takes for granted. Only the prospect of putting a roof over other people's heads seems to comfort Lark, and he goes from town to town, looking for dilapidated houses he can buy, restore and resell at a profit. In Greensboro, North Carolina, Lark finds his biggest challenge yet -- a huge, sturdy, gorgeous shell that's suffered almost a century of abuse at the hands of greedy landlords and transient tenants. As he sinks his teeth into this new project, Lark's new neighborhood starts to work its charms on him. He strikes up a romance with the wry real estate agent who sold him the house. His neighbors, two charming, chatty old ladies, ply him endlessly with delicious Southern cooking. Even Sylvie, the squatter Lark was once desperate to evict from the old house, is now growing on him. But when Lark unearths an old tunnel in the cellar, the house's enchantments start to turn ominous. Sylvie turns cantankerous, even dangerous. There's still a steady supply of food from next door, but it now comes laced with increasingly passionate pleas for Lark to vacate the house at once. In short, everybody seems to want to get rid of him. Whether this is for his own good or theirs, Lark digs in his heels for reasons even he's not sure of. He embarks on a struggle for his life -- and his friends'-- against a house with a past even more tragic than his own. If Lark wins, he gets the kind of home and community he's always dreamed of. If he loses, all is lost....

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