Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
The Glass Lake: A Novel Kindle Edition
|Neu ab||Gebraucht ab|
|Kindle Edition, 4. September 2007||
Neu: Der lange Kindle-Lesesommer
Wir feiern die schönste Jahreszeit mit 30 Top-eBooks und einem Preisvorteil von mindestens 50%. Wir wünschen viel Freude mit Ihrer neuen Sommerlektüre. Jetzt entdecken
Kunden, die diesen Artikel angesehen haben, haben auch angesehen
Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?
I was really engrossed in this book as it developed, looking forward to finding out the solutions to the various mysteries Binchy had set up. But as I got closer and closer to the end, with seemingly no real resolution to some of the issues, I found myself wondering how Binchy was going to tie up the book.
Then, in the last thirty pages, she rushed through several very major plot developments, reintroduced some characters and dealt with some serious emotional issues... in a very rushed and unsatisfactory manner. The pace had been leisurely throughout the rest of the book, and as such this really looked to me as if Binchy had suddenly realised that she was over her word limit and needed to tie up all the loose ends as briefly as possible. It didn't work, and really spoilt for me what could have been a wonderful book.
I am now on my fifth Binchy novel, and the best I have yet to read is this one. Not only did it, and all of her other novels I have read, make me laugh, I also shed tears of both happiness and sorrow. She has inspired me to love Ireland and I have decided to have my honeymoon there. I just can't put her down. Even while my brother and his wife, whom I rarely see, were visiting, bringing with them the news that I would become an aunt, I still found it necessary to escape to my room and finish this novel. I can't wait to finish the Binchy I'm reading and begin the next one!
Another central characer is Helen McMahon, AKA Lena Gray, Kit's mother. Their relationship and the events strain reality. Helen runs away from her family to be with her one true love, Louis Gray. Kit finds a letter for her father but burns it, thinking it is a suicide note. Her reasonbeing her mother could never have a Catholic burial if the village thought she committed suicide. The village does find a water-logged corpse so the village and her family mourn her death. Meanwhile Helen/Lena is setting up house with Louis in London. When she finds out her family thinks she is dead, she allows them to continue thinking this. She begins a correspondence with Kit as a "supposed" friend of Kit's mother.
I cannot buy the idea of a mother leaving her two children, especially the way Helen's loving nature is emphasized in the book.
There are a few love subplots in the novel but for the most part there is an awful lot of padding. Of 757 pages, about 500 is repetition. I have to admit though, the book did hold my interest. I never once considered stopping reading it. Although not very believable, I did enjoy it.
You have to love the book for the emotions, and the fact that she does use fairly realistic everyday people, with an entertaining twisting plot. I think I would have put it down if she didn't have the slightly questionable realisticness outcome and doings in the plot. But no, it's my favourite book, and all through the book I had the feeling of rush, the want to get through it to see how it all comes together. Once I was finished I wished there was more to read. It took me three days to read. I loved every minute of it, and do not consider those days wasted at all.
Since this is the first of her books I have I read, I'm afraid I wouldn't enjoy any other ones by her, I loved this one so much. I would love to see how a movie turns out, although movies are never as good if you've read the book. This book has the entertaining enough plot to keep the veiwers attentive, and would be far better than some of the movies that are making all the money on the big screen. At least this one would have feeling.
Die neuesten Kundenrezensionen
Gute Sprache, gute Geschiche: gut zu lesen und macht Lust auf mehr von Maeve Binchy. Prompte Lieferung wie bei Amazon gewohnt.Veröffentlicht am 25. Juli 2010 von Regina
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I felt that while I read this book I was getting to know the characters in the story.Veröffentlicht am 26. Juni 2000 von Judy Bourne
This book is annoying. Normally, I love Binchy and her wonderful characters. This time, I had to force myself to finish the book. I simply could not get into it. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. Juni 2000 von Erin B.
No one weaves characters like Maeve Binchy. This book hooked me from page 1 and I didn't want to put it down. That's the only problem with Binchy books... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 11. Mai 2000 von J. Green
I have read most of her books and so far this is the best! I highly recommend this if you like a good romance and characters you really care about.Am 3. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
You HAVE to read this book...it was absolutely fantastic! Definitely one of her best. It usually takes me a few pages to get into a book, but with The Glass Lake I was drawn in... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 28. April 2000 von Dianna Setterfield
I enjoyed this book until the ending, when Maeve Binchy became tired of writing and decided to end her story in a few dismal pages that didn't do her character development justice. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2000 von Julie C
This is such an amazing book. It was the first Maeve Binchy book I ever read. I just couldn't put this book down. I wanted to know more about what happens to Kit and her family. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 14. April 2000 veröffentlicht
This was the first book I read from Maeve Binchy, and it made me appreciate and love her books.
I am not of Irish descendant, but I almost wish I was! Lesen Sie weiter...
Ähnliche Artikel finden
- Fremdsprachige Bücher > Belletristik > Literarisch
- Fremdsprachige Bücher > Belletristik > Populäre Belletristik > Familiensagen
- Kindle-Shop > Kindle eBooks > Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Belletristik > Literarisch
- Kindle-Shop > Kindle eBooks > Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Belletristik > Populäre Belletristik > Familiensagen