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Miranda and Caliban de Jacqueline Carey
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Miranda and Caliban (original: 2017; edição: 2017)

de Jacqueline Carey (Autor)

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"A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so--called savage Prospero chained to his will? In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows readers the other side of the coin--the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge. Always under Prospero-s jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship. Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey's gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters."--… (mais)
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Título:Miranda and Caliban
Autores:Jacqueline Carey (Autor)
Informação:Tor Books (2017), 350 pages
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In this haunting retelling of a classic, Jacqueline Carey imagines the events that led up to the storm that begins Shakespeare's The Tempest. Six-year-old Miranda and her father Prospero have been living on a Mediterranean island for years, but neither the reader nor Miranda know how they came to be there. Prospero, through his magical workings, has command of a number of elemental beings who perform various menial duties for them, and on one fateful day he executes a spell that brings Caliban, a wild boy also living on the island, into their household.

I do love a retelling, and Carey's deft and evocative writing boosts this one to among some of my favorites. Be forewarned that it is ultimately a sad story — there is no happy ending, and Prospero's behavior toward nearly every other character can only be described as abusive. It is beautiful, though. ( )
  ryner | Jan 19, 2021 |
Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC!

There's a lot going for this tale as long as you're a certain type of reader. You must love Shakespeare's Tempest, but even if you don't, you might still get a kick out of this retelling from the points of view of Miranda and Caliban switching back and forth from early childhood through the events of the play.

I would definitely recommend this for general fans of YA fiction, for one, because most of the novel if not the action revolves around childhood friends and the stresses of growing up under one hell of an absolute tyrant who never lets his wards even guess that he controls every aspect of their lives. Oh, Prospero.

It's fine for what it is, but if you're aware of the play, you know that this budding tale of thwarted romance between the dark boy and the rightful Duke of Milan's daughter, you also know that it is a tragedy.

The play is only a romance if you identify with certain characters.

This novel invites us to love Caliban, and his is definitely not a happy tale.

We're grown-up readers, right? We can handle a bit of disappointment at the end of a book, right? This isn't an Alternate retelling of the play. This is a straight-up retelling of the play with many added dimensions and depth, but the results are still the same.

For me? I appreciate what the book was trying to accomplish and I got a lot of out it on that level, but by the time I was invested in the tale, I was just cringing because of what I knew was going to happen.

I'm hedging on this one. I can appreciate the writing and the premise as far as that goes, but my own enjoyment was curtailed by the rest.

However, since this was the first book by the author that I've read and I've heard a lot of good things about her other works, it behooves me to pick them up and see if it was just the subject matter that was painful and not the writing. :)

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  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
This was a fascinating retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, from the point of view of Miranda, Prospero’s daughter, and Caliban, his ‘savage’ slave. Prospero is a stern and distant man who spends most of his time at his studies on the isolated isle, so Miranda grows up from the age of three desperate for human contact. Caliban’s mother died when he was a child, leaving him completely alone. Aside from the mercurial Ariel, they only have each other.

As Shakespeare’s play only covers the final 24 hours of their time on the isle, when Miranda is 14 or so, reading about her strange life up to that point was compelling. And now I want to read The Tempest again to see the events from this new angle. Caliban was a sympathetic character also, but it was Miranda I was most interested in. ( )
1 vote Griffin22 | Jul 15, 2019 |
A twist on Shakespeare's Tempest. Miranda's father casts a spell on Caliban to summon and server him. Miranda is desperately alone on the island and quickly befriends Caliban. This is a tragedy, but I had hoped for a happy ending.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
Sweet and sad Shakespeare fanfic. ( )
1 vote cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
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"A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so--called savage Prospero chained to his will? In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows readers the other side of the coin--the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge. Always under Prospero-s jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship. Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey's gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters."--

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