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the opportunity As soon as opportunity As soon as I receive and read the book we will be sure edit this and write a proper review Thanks again This novel is made up of many intersecting voices in different tenses sometimes intersecting in the same paragraph each relating a different point of view with each Point Of View Giving Us A Different Perspective On A of view giving us a different perspective on a that extends through space and time between the Second World War to the war in Bosnia between France and Italy and Mexico The anguage shifts between an almost clinical objectivity If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas like a film script to a sensuousness verging on the melodramatic Unlike similar novels I have read mostly by male authors Clair Obscur is anti masculinist The central narrative about a daughter searching for her dead mother is predominantly feminine and skeptical toward heterosexuality It s male characters are almost all unlikable intentionally so I assume But the women in the story aren t weak or sentimental but they are also not driven by a Hollywood sense of action Intimate everyday details make up the substance of the book Description is a way of returning the the world to a sense of the familiar from the alienation experienced through depicted human relationships in American films with the exception of directorsike Maya Deren Reading Clair Obscur actually reminded my of Deren a ot and maybe French writers ike Marguerite Duras or Natalie Sarraute Its motifs repeat obsessively while fragments of stories gradually combine to produce a panorama in which most everything finally comes to relate A book to read slowly. E International Film Festival“This Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, lyric open ended novel spans several years in the early 1990s and ranges from Prague to Trieste and Bosnia in a meditation on timeoss and recovery” The Prague Po.
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CHARACTERS Clair ObscurIma Mon Amour and Death in Venice cut up Many very dream ike journeys in place and in time Sarajevo Venice Trieste Paris Marseilles Casablanca Martiniue Veracruz World War 2 the PRESENT SOME PARTS THAT STOOD Some parts that stood out sit there watching the girl beside the woman stirs from her sleep or not asleep at all turns White Water looks directly at me smiles involuntarily aware of my interest don t ask me how thenowers her eyes nudges her body slightly further forward on the seat turns back to the window and crosses her The Slave Dancer legs Righteg over Special Agent left so that her thighs areeft bare above the stockings right up to the sex which alone is in shadowUnlike M the girl wasn t smiling The shape of her mouth pulled straight across as though inwardly she d been gritting her teeth jaw clenched her eyes wider than appeared entirely natural It was as if her whole expression represented a kind of act of desperation Innocence frayed with culpabilityMeret was Sleep with the Fishes leaning against the wallaughing pulling Chiara towards her into her arms Suddenly she kissed her Her mouth was slack and somehow shapeless and tasted of gin vermouth and cigarettes Chiara recoiled from the embrace and immediately Meret slid down the wall into a sitting position Her bare feet jutted from beneath the torn hem of her dress as she The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History laughed helplessly And then a hissing sound and a rush of water on the flagstones Meretifted the hem of her dress for Chiara to see how she d pissed herself ooking up in childish astonishment A pool of urine had gathered between her feet and was slowly spreading the dull reflection of the amplight shimmering across it A World on Fire like paracelene I just wanted to say that I m ve. Between forensic realism and poetic psychologyike the films of Resnais and Bertolucci its anguage freuently evokes Written from a screenplay that won honourable mention at the 2009 Alpe Adria Triest. I won this book in
A Goodreads GiveawayUnfortunately I Didngoodreads giveawayUnfortunately I didn ove this oneSome things to know before you buy it1 It s written in second person which freuently caused me to ose that willing suspension of disbelief The book might say something ike the following You ook into the eyes on the screen and "FEEL THE DEEP JEALOUSY OF A JILTED LOVER UNFORTUNATELY "the deep jealousy of a jilted over Unfortunately don t know if I ve ever felt The Oxford New Greek Dictionary like a jiltedover and I suspect I m not the type who really ever would feel that way Therefore the fact that it says you meaning me makes me think something The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece like I don t actually feel jealous Maybe I should make myself feel it Is this a normal jealousy though or do jiltedovers have a different sort of jealousy I ve never been jilted but I wonder how that might feel I wonder if the way boyfriend was counts as jilting It s similar probably but not uite a perfect match And then I have to force myself back into the story2 Clair Obscur is a bit melodramatic and it s full of purple prose I tend to The New Job Security like myanguage functional before it s beautiful I m from the Strunk and White school of writing which means I hate all of those flowery but ultimately needless words This isn t a book for all of those flowery but ultimately needless words This isn t a book for of us who think that way3 It s interesting than engaging I think about what the author is trying to accomplish and I think that s interesting than the actual story isI m not gonna The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) lie I didn t finish Sometimes I think that makes reviews aittle invalid so take my opinion however you want to I m just telling you my experience of it Good stuff all the way beautiful cover illustration as well Highly recommended A Reminded me a The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis lot of the novels of HD or Hirosh. Set against the backdrop of the 1990s war in former Yugoslavia Clair Obscur presents a sustained reflection on memory guilt fantasy and desire inate twentieth century Europe Its cinematic prose ranges.