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Snowleg N o esperava tal volume, apesar de j ter lido deste autor A Paix o de Elena Silves e as 769 p ginas da biografia de Bruce Chatwin escritor de excep o e ser humano execr vel Foi delicioso Passavam as p ginas e custava abandon lo noite de tal forma me envolvi na vida deste rapaz que descobre aos 16 anos ser filho de uma rela o fortuita da sua m e inglesa com um preso pol tico foragido, na Alemanha Democr tica em plena guerra fria Querem saber mais L se de um f lego Isto o que a e N o esperava tal volume, apesar de j ter lido deste autor A Paix o de Elena Silves e as 769 p ginas da biografia de Bruce Chatwin escritor de excep o e ser humano execr vel Foi delicioso Passavam as p ginas e custava abandon lo noite de tal forma me envolvi na vida deste rapaz que descobre aos 16 anos ser filho de uma rela o fortuita da sua m e inglesa com um preso pol tico foragido, na Alemanha Democr tica em plena guerra fria Querem saber mais L se de um f lego Isto o que a editora seleccionou para a banda lateral do livro Quando Peter Hithersay descobre aos 16 anos que o pai n o o af vel ingl s que est casado com a sua m e e sim um dissidente pol tico da Alemanha do Leste com quem ela teve um romance fugaz na d cada de 1960, decide ir a Leipzig em busca do seu passado Durante a sua breve incurs o ao outro lado da Cortina de Ferro, apaixona se por uma bela jovem que est a despertar politicamente e a questionar o modo como o seu pa s governado A sua situa o comove o, o seu amor excita o, mas ele tem demasiado medo para a ajudar De regresso ao seu pa s, Peter vai passar dezanove anos a fingir que n o a ama, at que um dia, j com a Alemanha reunificada, n o consegue continuar a reprimir os seus sentimentos e decide voltar e procur la Mas quem ela agora, como que o facto de um dia a ter abandonado afectou a sua vida e como poder encontr la As suas nicas pistas s o a alcunha dela Snowleg e os arquivos do Estado que os separou Parts of this novel were good Others were not I don t think it captured the atmosphere of eastern Germany Or the west for that matter I liked the opening pages I started to dislike it when Rodney started to speak to his father in law in an offensive way.I didn t really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist bore boar.The author attempts to be funny and fails.For it to be longlisted for the 2004 Booker prize shows there must have been a drought of books tha Parts of this novel were good Others were not I don t think it captured the atmosphere of eastern Germany Or the west for that matter I liked the opening pages I started to dislike it when Rodney started to speak to his father in law in an offensive way.I didn t really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist bore boar.The author attempts to be funny and fails.For it to be longlisted for the 2004 Booker prize shows there must have been a drought of books that year.Mind you are these prizes really worth anything Only pop wins When I first started to read this book, I thought it wasn t going to be one that I liked But as I got deeper into the book, I find that I wanted to knowabout the characters It just had a slow start.Peter is looking for Snowleg , the girl he met in Leipzig and had a brief affair with He was smitten with her and fell in love But he did a shameful thing and denied that he knew her As Peter grows and continues his studies to be a doctor and with all his love affairs, he still wants to When I first started to read this book, I thought it wasn t going to be one that I liked But as I got deeper into the book, I find that I wanted to knowabout the characters It just had a slow start.Peter is looking for Snowleg , the girl he met in Leipzig and had a brief affair with He was smitten with her and fell in love But he did a shameful thing and denied that he knew her As Peter grows and continues his studies to be a doctor and with all his love affairs, he still wants to know what happened to Snowleg as that is the only name he knew her by It is a story of love and politics.Does he find Snowleg Well read to find out An engaging book about living under Stasi rule in East Berlin It s a blend of history, romance, and the politics of the era I recommend it. Mixed feelings about this improbable, white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime It is cheesy, full of cliches and amateur sections BUT has some redeeming features 1 it s an entertaining read well suited to holidays , and despite some of the sad content you can read quickly 2 the story of the encounter with Snowleg, underpinning the novel is lovely, intriguing and sad I really wanted to find out about what happened to this mysterious young lady tra Mixed feelings about this improbable, white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime It is cheesy, full of cliches and amateur sections BUT has some redeeming features 1 it s an entertaining read well suited to holidays , and despite some of the sad content you can read quickly 2 the story of the encounter with Snowleg, underpinning the novel is lovely, intriguing and sad I really wanted to find out about what happened to this mysterious young lady trapped behind the Berlin Wall3 there are a lack of novels, particularly in the Anglosphere, set in East Germany particularly Leipzig looking at the East german regime I really liked this element and felt this was where it was strongest the scenes around Thomaskirche and the Auerbach s Keller were particularly enjoyable It was well researched 4 I felt it did come together and there was beautiful symmetry in how the ends were tied upThere were a lot of negatives and tangents though We seemed to get Peter sw entire, broning unnecessary life story Characters like Bettina and the nurses he worked with Ahh give me a break It was really convoluted and long in this way Peter himself was unbelievably irritating and indulgent I am surpuised anyone who was close to him didn t go comepletely no contact Snowleg had a lucky escape.It could have been wayartisitically written I don t know what happened there Worth a read if you are interested in the subject matter, as I am, but otherwise I d avoid One of the most important myths describing the adult male in Occidental society, in my opinion, is Eugene Onegin This is a great telling of that story This is a profound and beautiful book. rets f rsta hyllv rmare utl st Inget vidare bra bok. amazing suspense throughout the book, but the ending really frustrated me and ruined the whole story I wanted to throw the book across the room. This novel visits East Germany before and after reunification, and evokes the atmosphere, the sights and sounds of the time, very successfully In it, Peter an English student learns his father is not the man who brought him up but an unnamed East German political prisoner This changes his life and he sets out to become German, learning the language, qualifying as a doctor in West Germany The plot concerns his search for his father, and a fleeting relationship with a girl he meets on a t This novel visits East Germany before and after reunification, and evokes the atmosphere, the sights and sounds of the time, very successfully In it, Peter an English student learns his father is not the man who brought him up but an unnamed East German political prisoner This changes his life and he sets out to become German, learning the language, qualifying as a doctor in West Germany The plot concerns his search for his father, and a fleeting relationship with a girl he meets on a trip to Leipzig and later tries to trace once the wall has come down.Outside of the main plot, things happen in fact this is a long, very densely packed book, but the plot was what kept me reading through the middle sections where little seemed to be achieved towards the story s aims I am sure the writing was rich in metaphor, and a second reading might well bring this to the fore What I did find as the book progressed was reason after reason not to like Peter very much his treatment of his family back home, his relationships with women in generaland yet I did want him to succeed in his quest.After a long period of zero progress, Peter finally makes a breakthrough and a rapid rifle fire of revelation after revelation threatened to leave me confused But there is something about this novel that is compelling I suspect a year after reading it I will struggle to recall many plot details but when you are in the moment it demands your attention Reaching the end I was unsure whether I was in awe of the author s edge of the seat writing, or cross with him for putting me through the wringer When Sixteen Year Old Peter Hithersay Discovers That His Father Is Not The Affable Englishman Married To His Mother But An East German Political Dissident With Whom She Had A Brief Affair In The S, He Travels, In Search Of His Past, To Leipzig There He Falls In Love With A Beautiful Young Woman Who Is Beginning To Question The Way Her Society Is Governed But Their Romance Ends Quickly And Badly When His Scheme To Smuggle Her Out Of The Country Goes Awry And He Is Forced To Return To EnglandWhen The Two Germanies Are Reunited Nineteen Years Later, Peter Goes Back To Look For The Woman He Has Never Stopped Loving But His Only Clues Are The Nickname He Gave Her, Snowleg, And The Archives Of The State That Drove Them ApartIn Snowleg, Nicholas Shakespeare Explores To Devastating Effect The Unassailable Dictates Of Love And Politics


About the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare is a British novelist and biographer.Born to a diplomat, Nicholas Shakespeare grew up in the Far East and in South America He was educated at the Dragon School preparatory school in Oxford, then at Winchester College and at Magdalene College, Cambridge He worked as a journalist for BBC television and then on The Times as assistant arts and literary editor From 1988 to 1991 he was literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.Since 2000, Shakespeare has been Patron of the Anita Goulden Trust, helping children in the Peruvian city of Piura The UK based charity was set up following an article that Shakespeare wrote for the Daily Telegraph magazine, which raisedthan 350,000.He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.


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