Super Buch! Die Autoren haben einen großartigen Job gemacht. Die Geschichte als Ganzes ist sehr spannend und fesselnd. Die Geschichten ergänzen sich sehr gut und bringen immer neue Details vom spannende Leben des Gee Keane an den Tag. Schade, dass der Spaß nach 10 Autoren/Geschichten schon vorbei ist. Die Kapitel selbst sind recht kurz (jeweils ca. 20 Seiten und recht groß geschrieben) und regen immer wieder zum Nachdenken an! Macht einfach Freude!
How many times have you looked at a photograph and wondered what the story was behind it? Photographs indicate relationships within and among people and nature. Photographs document one's perception of the world.
George Keane Henschler, or "Gee" as he likes to be called, and his granddaughter, Maggie, are the epicenter for all the stories in the book CLICK. The book starts off with a short story by Linda Sue Park. The authors that contributed to this book make up quite an impressive list: Deborah Ellis, Ruth Ozeki, Eoin Colfer, David Almond, Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby, Margo Lanagan, and Gregory MacGuire
Parks gets the ball rolling, beginning with Gee's death and how it affects his granddaughter and his grandson, Jason. Maggie was terribly close to him and loved to hear his stories about his adventures as a photojournalist traveling the world. When he dies, he gives her a box with seven compartments holding shells with a note telling her to "throw it back." We learn that this serves as a map for her life's adventures. Jason, on the other hand, is a little bitter after finding out he is adopted and decides to reject his grandfather's gift of photographs and wants to sell them so he can look for his real father. He comes across a letter from Gee when he is about to steal something from him that basically changes his life. Gee knew that Jason had pilfered from him and now wants him to think about the people who love him and the road he is on and where it will lead.
The rest of the stories, all by different authors, take a part of the first story and do their own spin on it. One author chooses to write about how the box came into existence. Another author looks at the name "Keane" and writes a story connecting the family to an Irish Legacy. And still another author continues the story of Maggie - now Margaret- as she nears the end of her own life.
Each story, even though different than the one before, blends into each other almost seamlessly. Read by itself it might just be a bunch of nice short stories, but when all the stories are put together like so in this book it makes you realize that many relationships are circular in nature. Connections people make with random people they meet can have far-reaching effects.
CLICK, besides being interesting, is also benefiting Amnesty International. All royalties from the book will be donated to the group, which serves to protect people's human rights.
This book is amazing. I love every page of it. It's amazing how the ten authors managed to write ten different stories that somehow all connect to become one novel. None of the stories is that same as the others, but they fit perfectly together. They are one. This book will definately get a place in my all-time TOP10 - or even TOP5. It's brilliant. I love it.
...and I read a lot! This book shows in a brillant way how people are related to each other, how children learn from grownups and how to get grownup. That grownup people have many different personas - even in one living. A wonderful piece of art and literature which let me recognize and cry about. Everybody should read and buy at least another copy for presant. It's a project for amnesty international! Thanks to all authors!