A király gyermekei, New York-i intrikák 2001 szeptemberében

A kir ly gyermekei New York i intrik k szeptember ben E reg ny f h sei harmincas New York i rtelmis giek az ezredfordul n Szorong k sznobok szabadelv ek szinglik szerelmesek megint szinglik Danielle a t v nek dolgozik az ausztr l slakosokr l szeret

  • Title: A király gyermekei, New York-i intrikák 2001 szeptemberében
  • Author: Claire Messud
  • ISBN: 9789631428926
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • E reg ny f h sei harmincas New York i rtelmis giek az ezredfordul n Szorong k, sznobok, szabadelv ek, szinglik, szerelmesek, megint szinglik Danielle a t v nek dolgozik, az ausztr l slakosokr l szeretne forgatni, de egyel re a zs rlesz v sos riportot kell elk sz tenie Julius szabad sz m kritikus, aki alkalmank nt irodist nak szeg dik, pp most j n ssze koll g j val,E reg ny f h sei harmincas New York i rtelmis giek az ezredfordul n Szorong k, sznobok, szabadelv ek, szinglik, szerelmesek, megint szinglik Danielle a t v nek dolgozik, az ausztr l slakosokr l szeretne forgatni, de egyel re a zs rlesz v sos riportot kell elk sz tenie Julius szabad sz m kritikus, aki alkalmank nt irodist nak szeg dik, pp most j n ssze koll g j val, Daviddel Marina pedig lete els k nyv t rja az lt zk d s s a t rsadalom t rt net nek sszef gg seir l imm ron t bb ve, k zben pr b l lev lni desapj r l, az nnepelt js g r r l s v lem nyvez rr l, de nem megy neki Mindegyik knek vannak lmai, tervei, titkai s van egy v rosuk New York Ebbe a sz nes vil gba rkezik meg Marina vid ki unoka ccse, a kiss esetlen Bootie, s a roppant cinikus, nagyrat r ausztr l lapszerkeszt , Ludovic k is sikeresek akarnak lenni Felbukkan suk felsz nre hozza a r gi s relmeket, lethazugs gokat t rja a kor bbi s m kat A ny lts g groteszk ill zi j ban teng d boh meknek szembes lni k kell azzal, hogy v g rv nyesen megv ltozott a vil guk A kir ly gyermekei meztelenek Mindez pedig 2001 szeptember nek elej n r a tet fok ra itt s ebben rejlik a nagyszer reg ny cs cspontja s m lys ge Claire Messud realista tabl ja elevenen s pontosan, empatikusan s ironikusan mutatja meg nek nk a New York i rtelmis gi k zeg vissz s kulissz it, nemzed ki intrik it ugyan gy, mint az amerikai kisv ros s vid k r ksiv rs g t, ahonnan h seink val s ggal elmenek lnek Az pedig, ahogyan New York sz nev ltoz s t br zolja 2001 szeptember ben a gondtalan el est t l a katasztr f n t a dermedt jrakezd sig, a k zelm lt s jelen egyik legfontosabb reg ny v teszi A kir ly gyermekeit.

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    1. I only read about eight pages, a stately procession of blindingly obvious sentences with laser-pointers and strobelights and migraines between every fooking vowel and consonant, but I don't need to read any more. This is exactly the sort of prose that should be excised from these mass NYC-wuss fiction rollouts. For example (skipping forward to page 27):The insouciance, of course, masked endless and wearisome neuroses, to which Marina and Danielle were privy."Of course" -- what kind of sadistic w [...]

    2. Is Claire Messud Wearing Any Clothes?This is a question I have been sleeping fitfully on. I finished The Emperor's Children last night and I really wanted to be able to post a wholly enthusiastic assessment of it here, but I can't. First, let's get rid of business. This is a book that has to appear in the epilogue of my dissertation, which discusses literary reactions to the Sept. 11 attacks. My primary focus here is going to be on how in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer [...]

    3. 1.) There's the grand old man of letters, Murray Thwaite, and the erotic charge in his relationship with his beautiful, adoring daughter Marina, who begins a relationship with and eventually marries Ludovic, an editor and a rising young Turk among the 'chattering classes,' a man Murray despises and who despises Murray in turn. Messud begins to weave a Jamesian tale in which Murray and Ludovic, monsters of egotism, vie for control of the affections of the passive, childlike Marinabut then she dro [...]

    4. Onvan : The Emperor's Children - Nevisande : Claire Messud - ISBN : 030726419X - ISBN13 : 9780307264190 - Dar 431 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2006

    5. I have less than 100 pages left in this one, but don't foresee the end changing my opinion.I hated this book. Hated. I must not be smart enough to "get it", since I didn't go to Brown and all. But really, (can you not put entire sentences in parenthesis) within your other run-on, (never ending sentences?? Please??). I mean seriously, get an editor. us 300 pages. I felt the need to consult a dictionary every other page, but really just didn't care that much to understand what EXACTLY, SPECIFICALL [...]

    6. I found "The Emperor's Children" incredibly disappointing. The reviews I had read just raved and raved, but I disliked it intensely. Shallow, solipsistic characters about whom I couldn't even bring myself to care - neither could the author apparently, as some were nothing more than lazy ciphers - the guy from Australia, Julius's boyfriend, the wife. Good God, if you are going to stoop to the jaded device of bringing in an alienated outsider to stir things up, please take the time at least to dev [...]

    7. I didn’t start to get into this one until about 200 pages in, when out of nowhere came intrigue! scandal! Until that point the characters came across as either too irritating or too false to grab me. (Seriously, Ludovic Seeley? Bootie Tubb? Sounds like a cartoon villain and his sidekick.) I did find myself drawn in, though, around page 200 as I said, and there were many instances at which I did really admire the author’s writing—whether for a particular turn of phrase or a keenly drawn ins [...]

    8. I'm sure I wrote a review of this book. Not sure where it went. I read this book when it first came out one summer when staying at Harbin Hot Springs for the summer. Read most of it outside under a tree each day. I love this author "The Woman Upstairs" is my favorite. I liked this book however - my one problem with it , was I felt the writing was MUCH more sophisticated than the story itself. I must have looked up more vocabulary words in this book - than 10 other fiction books combined. Anythin [...]

    9. “Entitlement,” said Danielle. “It’s about a sense of entitlement.”Pretty much sums up the book. Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children is a very familiar story. As soon as you start reading it, you get the sense that you’ve been here before. The setting (New York City, where roughly 64% of all novels take place*) and the characters (over-educated and entitled young people) have been done before. What sets The Emperor’s Children apart is a bit subtle. For one, the young people a [...]

    10. I did not like this, so it gets only one star.As I plodded through this I kept wondering what the book was trying to say. It is about growing up, standing on your own two feet and making your own way. We look at three kids who have graduated from Brown University, two girls and a gay guy. They are all approaching thirty and the year is 2001. All are floundering in every way imaginable, both on a personal level and in getting themselves established in a career. All are extremely naive and terribl [...]

    11. After finally finishing this book in an agonizing three days, I read the NYT book review on line to try to figure out why the NYT would consider this book is notable. Evidently, Massud is a "writer's writer" and the reviewer herself was a Brown graduate in her '30s. Not being either a writer or a Brown graduate, and being in the later half of my 30's, nothing in this book grabbed or amused me, save, perhaps, the character of Julius. This is due in part to the forced use of "10 cent words" when o [...]

    12. My personal bible- the Sunday New York Times Book Review- claimed that this novel was the best of the year, the first to tackle the issues of the current 30-something generation, the first to directly deal with September 11 in fiction form and basically brilliant. I went into this book with high expectations and was not disappointed.The characters in this novel are all superbly drawn and voiced, each seems like a separate, distinct being with individual loves, fears, insecurities, desires and ab [...]

    13. This book came in for a drubbing from the community that was very much at odds with the fulsome praise on its back cover. Where I shall I situate myself on this continuum of blame to praise?At over 400 pages, The Emperor's Children is long, but I raced through it, inhaling sections like I've been known to do with big bowls of salty, buttery popcorn. This may have something to do with where I'm at, right now -- craving the kind of escape that narrative provides -- but it's also a testament to th [...]

    14. There are several things that I did not like about this book. For starters, the writing style and language used was rather arrogant, pompous, and supercilious. Do you get my point? She used multiple adjectives that mean the same thing and also used words that sound like they were straight out of Dawson's Creek. NO ONE talks like that! I think she may have spent more time looking up fancier ways to phrase things rather than on the plot. I didn't like this book from the beginning and it killed me [...]

    15. This book's summary boasts a spectacular story, but the writing was flat, the characters were unlikable and difficult to relate to, and the author herself seems to have hated the characters during this book's writing, giving them such wretched lives without reason that it just comes off as depressing and unrealistic.

    16. We've all caught glimpses of them before, but Claire Messud has captured and pinned under glass members of a striking subspecies of the modern age: the smart, sophisticated, anxious young people who think of themselves as the cultural elite. Trained for greatness in the most prestigious universities, these shiny liberal arts graduates emerge with expensive tastes, the presumption of entitlement and no real economic prospects whatsoever. If you're one of them or if you can't resist the delicious [...]

    17. I had wanted to read this book for a long time and chose it for my book club. This was a very hard book to read, very hard to care about the characters but it took me over 1/2 through the book to start to be interested in the characters. This book had a lot of words on a page and a lot of "big" words. The story in relation to the title was very interesting and I've read this is being made into a movie which was another reason i wanted to read it and I'm sure it will be a good movie. All the char [...]

    18. Maybe the best example I've ever found of the disconnect between what the average reader enjoys and what literary critics say is good.

    19. This is my generation, what can I say? Educated in the best of institutions, overburdened by self-analysis, underemployed, wondering what it will all lead to after our parents have cut the umbilical cord finally. How could it not resonate?

    20. A last minute, impulsive buy at the airport, en route to France, that I thought I remembered reading really good things about. I read it on the plane, I read it in hotels, I read it on the train. At first, I thought, "she writes well and this is good." I have children younger than those in the book, so was interested in the fates and trajectories of her characters, even though several of them were pretty unlikeable. The more I read, the more I kept waiting for the good parts. By the time it ende [...]

    21. This book follows three Brown graduates at that crossroads of turning 30, trying to reach their potential and somewhat confused about why they haven't. SO disappointing that there wasn't much insight associated with this bookI was really looking forward to reading it, being a Brown graduate who just dealt with reaching my 30s and having read fantastic reviews of the book. Aside: Why did Messud have to pick on Brown??? There are shallow failures from every school. Okay, enough personal complainin [...]

    22. EVERYONE IN NEW YORK HAS SEX WITH EACH OTHER. Also, this is an actual sentence:"But for right now, on the Sunday evening the week after the wedding, it just felt as though she were married not to a man but to The Monitor; or rather, that she was not married at all, because it was after nine p.m. and she had packed in hours ago - the issue in all its glory wouldn't be sent to the printer until Tuesday night and her part was done, for this first time at least, and the pieces for her section in the [...]

    23. It's no secret how The Emperor's Children will end. Claire Messud's novel follows a group of New Yorkers, all connected in some way, during the summer and fall of 2001, culminating with the terrorist attacks of September 11. The tragedy is unavoidable and, for the reader, completely foreseen. But this isn't a book about September 11. Messud doesn't rely on or construct her story around the impending disaster like, say, something like Titanic does. What's important here is not that the tragedy oc [...]

    24. On the cover of this book about people living in New York it says this book received the honor of "best book of the year" from the New York Times. Talk about navel contemplation, because I truly cannot understand why this book won any awards. The book is borderline horrid. It's as if each character is like the writer character in Sideways, so painful to watch that it's tempting to turn off the movie. Too much detail, too much wining, too much fuss about everything that takes away from the basic [...]

    25. I was excited to read this book since it had so much "buzz" surrounding it. While it was fine and read quickly, I found myself wondering "who cares?" None of the characters were particularly likeable and the plot wasn't very interesting.

    26. I remember hearing great things about this book when it came out about five years ago, but it was the kind of praise that didn't really resonate with me. Fast-forward to the present, and now having it read it, I can see why. The book is a truly mystifying mess of fairly stock characters engaged in the most egregious privileged Manhattanite navel-gazing imaginable, written in outrageously pretentious and contorted run-on sentences. I would have gladly abandoned the book after fifty pages in the p [...]

    27. It's 2001 in Manhattan, and each character is trying (with varying levels of commitment) to do something or be someone that matters. Three friends (Marina, Danielle, and Julius) have just turned thirty and are staring down their disappointments -- unfinished book manuscripts, botched projects, failed love affairs, apartments "where pets go to die". Marina's father, renowned social critic Murray Thwaite, is struggling to write what he hopes will be his masterwork. Then his nephew Bootie drops out [...]

    28. The first chapter seemed so much like an airport romance novel that I almost stopped reading, sure I had gotten this book confused with another. I wish I had stopped then, or I wish it would have been a flighty romance. Instead, I cringed my way through this sophomoric Love Actually-meets-existentialism and its stilted dialogue and pretentious pseudo-philosophic prose only to be put off *SPOILER-ISH ALERT* by the author's reliance on 9/11 as a pivot point for all of the characters. I'm not again [...]

    29. I was forewarned about this book, yet it was something we were reading for my book group, so I found my way through it I am sorry I did.Seldom has a novel been so annoying and offensive to me. The author created completely unlikeable characters that she seemed to hold in distain as well. She had to tell the reader why they were flawed, too, instead of letting us figure it out on our own. She had unkind things to say about the part of NY I hail from, making the most vexing characters come from th [...]

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