- Gebundene Ausgabe: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Hammer (31. Juli 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0099586231
- ISBN-13: 978-0099586234
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,7 x 2,2 x 20,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 364.914 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Breakfast with the Borgias (Hammer) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 31. Juli 2014
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This novella is quirky and quite unlike anything I have read for some time, I like quirky and unique things, and I liked this a lot.
Ariel meets a family that are also in the guesthouse he is now reluctantly having to stay in, now that his planned journey has gone off course, off the radar for the time being. They are more than a little strange.
"For a moment only the tinkle of ice and the popping of flame could be heard. When Ariel looked at Margot she was different. That moment held two views of her, like an old 3D postcard: hearty from one angle, suddenly fragile from another."
The writing is amazing in this novella, I was drawn in and swept away on a sea of words, painting a picture for me that was not clear for quite some time, indeed I as the reader was lost in the fog of confusion, not uncomfortable there however, intrigued, I was very keen to know what came next. What did come next made me gasp.
So terribly hard to outline this book in more detail without spoiling it for all those that are yet to read it. But it had so many wonderful elements going for it. Atmospheric, slightly creepy, and really rather clever. Words are failing me for this review.
Ariel is trying to make sense of all that is going on around him, using his very logical brain, his scientific brain, as he pieces together his impressions of the family he is stuck in the guesthouse with. Strange things happen, things don't make sense, nothing is quite as it seems.
I am quite surprised at some of the low ratings and reviews of this novella, based on reading those before I began I had low expectations but was hugely delighted that I did indeed see what this book I believe intends to be, what the author is wanting us to feel and experience. I got it.
Sometimes a book, even a short book such as this one can transport you into another time and place, another reality, a pure escapists pleasure. This one took me there. Tremendous.