Rejin Vr Vr de Oppenans, France
Grand livre. Beaucoup mieux que le film, mais avec la même sensation, à mon avis. J'ai d'abord regardé le film, mais le livre avait tellement plus de profondeur et de détails qu'il n'était pas du tout difficile à apprécier. En le lisant, c'était à peu près tout ce à quoi je pouvais penser. Je sais que je vais le relire dans un avenir proche.
J'ai commencé ce livre trois fois et l'ai terminé une fois. Cela s'est avéré beaucoup plus intéressant qu'il n'y paraissait dans les premiers chapitres. Bien que le livre soit le moins déchirant / bouleversant des livres de John Green, c'est une lecture amusante. J'ai particulièrement apprécié les histoires orales. Et la chasse au porc sauvage.
Quiconque veut savoir quoi que ce soit sur le commerce des drogues entre les États-Unis et le Mexique devrait commencer par ce livre.
I need to gather all of my emotions for a minute. This series is absolutely beautiful. It's raw and powerful and tragic and so very real. The last novel is basically just a long telling of a huge war which seems like the end of the world when really, it's just a war between a town, a rebellion, and a few (thousand) native species. They're this clustered little nation in this vast New World and they think they rule everything else in it. It's so beautifully metaphorical for the current situation with ... a certain dominating first world country. War isn't pretty, that goes without saying, but the book is still beautiful. Let's talk about the characters first. My favourite will always be Todd Hewitt. I adore how he's grown up from being this little boy from Prentisstown to becoming this man of the New World. He cares, he feels and in return, he makes you care and feel for him. He's a man who has had a lot of sacrifices and decisions to make. They're at war - rationality isn't exactly at the highest priority when you're desperate trying to stay alive to keep the one thing you love in the world alive. I love that about him. He's so selfless despite having every reason to be selfish. He would give his life, thousands of lives, the entire bloody damn world if it meant keeping her safe. Let's admit it - wouldn't we all? He's human - he makes mistakes, he makes hard decisions; but does he let that hinder him from fighting? When his Viola is at stake? No. He doesn't stop and he keeps fighting. That is extremely admirable. Viola Eade is such a lovely little thing. She's fierce and she's a strong willed fighter. She isn't a damsel in distress but she's aware that she has to be saved and can only be saved by Todd. Despite everything that she has been through, all the growing up that she had to do before it was her time, the level of maturity this one girl had is completely stupendous. Mayor Prentiss? I feel for him, I really do. That's honestly why I think no man will truly ever know everything - it's because we wouldn't be able to handle it. I hated how I knew what was going to happen to him because I was so pleasantly surprised by every sharp twist and turn in this series. But oh well. I understand why Mistress Coyle did what she did. She was losing her power, the only thing that she had left in the world and when she felt it slipping away, marking her immortality in the minds of every person there was her only shot of never having to lose that power. Ben is such a lovely character. Wilf is just so brilliantly characterized. My heart goes out to Lee who is just such a sweet boy. I love the underlying tone of unrequited but pure and honest love there. In the end, not all the good guys get the girl. I think that he really does love Viola because if he didn't, he would have done something to make her his. Instead, he saw how Todd loved her and how she loved him and that anyone who stood in the way of that was messing with the very course of nature itself. The concept of the Spackle and their way of communication is amazing and so very interesting. I've never dreamt of anything like it. The concept of the Land, the Sky, the Return, the Source, the Knife, the whole "one in particular" (which I'm totally going to steal for conversational purposes) thing is just really interesting. I love how they're one people, really one people, and still have their own individual thoughts and feelings and dreams but still know that they are just the one people. One Spackle is the other and the other and there's something intensely beautiful about that. Can I just say that the element of ambiguity in this series is absolutely brilliant? We know Todd, we know Viola, we know Mayor Prentiss, et cetera but they all look so different in our heads? In my opinion, I think Todd has brown hair but others say blond. Some people say Viola has red hair, I still say brown or maybe a blonde. We never know how they truly look in Ness's point of view and that's remarkable. It says a lot about Todd and Viola and how they see people. They prove their innocence from society by marking out the only difference between them is that they're men and women. That's an amazing feat. Todd and Viola's relationship is just perfect. It's a perfect example of a show not tell relationship. I adored how they didn't have to tell each other how they felt because they knew. Noise or no noise, they knew what they meant to each other. It never had to be said because it's just there. It's in the way Viola would start a never ending war just to save Todd once. It's in the way all Todd has to think about is Viola and he would be okay, he would have a reason to fight back. It's just such a lovely and amazing relationship. It's a friendship and it's an intimate, romantic relationship that you just know is forever. Any one person doesn't fall in love like that twice. We saw how they fell in love with each other. We saw what they would do for each other not just because of romantic feelings - but because they're each other's lives. Todd is Viola's and Viola is Todd's. It's as simple as that. She is his strength and he is her hope. It's just so beautiful. I love the underlying themes of a caste system and feminism. I adore the raw gore and blood because it's just so real. Everything about the war is real - the lives lost, the leaders putting lives in front "for the greater good", how some people think that some lives are worth more than others, et cetera. The plot is amazing and schematic and all around brilliant. The writing is original and quirky and it really grows on you. The characters are perfectly made and they fit together so well. I love this series. My heart hurts a little that I won't have any more Todd/Viola (except maybe in fanfiction) but I love this series. I really do and I recommend it to anyone who will listen to me.
reminded me of the movie "Beaches"