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Every Mountain Made Low (English Edition) Kindle版
- ASIN : B01KU2O5OO
- 出版社 : Solaris (2016/10/25)
- 発売日 : 2016/10/25
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 807 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 416ページ
It is really good.
It is well written (even though as a non-native English speaker you should take my word here with a grain of salt).
The characters all make sense. Their intentions, their developments, their decisions all weave the book to a believable story in which you can fully immerse yourself into.
The plot sucks you in quite fast and because of the little info's the reader gets about the world it takes place in, the story stays interesting and makes you want to know more about what is going on.
I really don't want to spoil any of it, so just go and read the book .
The Hole, where it's set, is wonderfully thought out, vividly described and very easy to believe in.
Combine that with a compelling story, some wonderfully diverse secondary characters and a beautiful writing style and you have an unputdownable book that I will definitely read again.
This book is not easily classified. The author himself referred to it as "dystopian Southern gothic horror with literary pretensions" which seems close, though I'd lean closer to murder mystery/action adventure thriller than horror if I had to pick. At least I spent a lot more time on the edge of my seat wondering how the story was going to play out than being afraid of things that go bump in the night.
The main character is (undiagnosed) autistic, and the book, while third person, is limited to her perspective and very true to it. With her, you experience regular and overwhelming compulsions, digress into random mental tangents that illicit behaviors that are socially ill-timed, and completely fail to receive the necessary emotional queues from other people that would help her make allies and know whom she can trust. This is a fundamental part of who she is- not some initial superficial challenge she suddenly learns to get over- but it makes her victories and relationships all the more poignant. She also experiences the world in an amazingly tactile way that lends easily to a lyricism throughout the book. This completely atypical perspective is offset by a unique ability to acquire information from the dead that propels her from nail-biting crisis to crisis.
It's a lot to get ahold of, but if you can stop your brain from trying to classify this book in a genre bin or expect it to follow a predictable path, at the heart of it is a truly amazing story about survival, overcoming challenges, getting past our biases, and making real human connections.
White’s characters were captivating. Traditional roles of “good” guys and “bad” guys were blurred, with help and danger coming from unexpected sources. Loxley had to use all her resources, and the borrowed resources of a couple of ghosts, to interact with them. The plot took turns I didn’t anticipate, and I found myself on the edge of my seat a few times, rooting for Loxley and wondering how much longer she was going to be able to hold it together. I knew how I wanted the story to end, but really didn’t know if White was heading in that direction or not. He kept it interesting.
I would highly recommend this book for both the story and White’s incredible skill at telling it.
Loxley's story unfolds in the Hole, a mining city in Alabama. Despite being set in a slightly alternate reality, the book captures the feeling of southern culture. Being from the south, the characters very much remind me of people that I know (in good and bad ways). I think Loxley's mother, who is just a memory in the book, is based on my own mother.
My only complaint about the book is that it took a couple of chapters to really grab me.
I highly recommend this book, and I hope that I can read something new by the author soon.