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Runollinen kuvaus nuorten tyttöjen viattomuuden menetyksestä, äkillisestä siirtymisestä kohti aikuisuutta. Vaikuttava muunnelma tutusta teemasta, väkivallan leimahtamisesta keskellä arkipäivää."Tiivistä, faulknerilaista kerrontaa joka tuo mieleen Phillipsin varhaisnovellit Mustissa kuvioissa. Hänen hnekilönsä heräävät eloon... Lopussa he kaikki ovat meille läheisiä, ja meRunollinen kuvaus nuorten tyttöjen viattomuuden menetyksestä, äkillisestä siirtymisestä kohti aikuisuutta. Vaikuttava muunnelma tutusta teemasta, väkivallan leimahtamisesta keskellä arkipäivää."Tiivistä, faulknerilaista kerrontaa joka tuo mieleen Phillipsin varhaisnovellit Mustissa kuvioissa. Hänen hnekilönsä heräävät eloon... Lopussa he kaikki ovat meille läheisiä, ja me tunnemme itsemme järkyttyneiksi ja voimattomiksi sen väkivaltaisen tragedian tähden, joka heitä kohtaa."- New York Times...

Title : Suojelus
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ISBN : 9789513151089
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 372 Pages
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Suojelus Reviews

  • Teresa
    2018-09-20 09:20

    3 and 1/2 starsWhile this had its wonderful, brilliant moments, I much prefer her Machine Dreams and Lark and Termite. Once again, though, Phillips is amazing in her observation and description of the memories, dreams (or dreamlike states) and interiority of her characters, including (especially?) a character who has to be schizophrenic, though that's never stated. One image related to him immediately brought me back to my repeated adolescent reading of I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. A description of a memory-state of the 15-year-old female protagonist brought to mind a similar, vivid dream I'd had at around the same age.I can't help but wonder that if I'd read this before her other novels, I might've rated it a bit higher.

  • gaudeo
    2018-10-07 05:27

    Maybe I'll give this one 1 1/2 stars. The difficulty with this book is twofold. First, the language, which I think is intended to be evocative and dreamy, is instead florid and confusing. It interferes with getting to know the characters and the plot, and it hits the reader over the head with the message that the setting is all-important. And, second (but partly because of the first point), not much really happens in the first half or more of the book. The most exciting part is very near the end, but I nearly didn't get there, because I seriously considered giving up halfway through. I think this author deserves attention (her book Quiet Dell is very good), but this does not represent her best work, in my view.

  • Malcolm
    2018-09-20 01:22

    Jayne Anne Phillips is one of the finer practitioners of Southern Gothic (think Faulkner, Kate Chopin & Carson McCullers), and this is an excellent example of the sub-genre. Events take place over about three days, but she spends so much time inside the heads of her four narrative centres – Lenny, about 15, her little sister Alma, Buddy a wild boy about 8 or 9, and Parson, of indeterminate age, but probably in his late 20s – that the story covers many years. That she spends so much time inside their heads means that there is an almost surreal quality to much of the novel, and that when the violent, intense, corporeal, climax arrives the minute it lasts (if that long) comes from several perspectives, slightly out of time and lasts 15 or so pages. What is more, it works: it is a rich, emotional, sophisticated novel that does childhood and teenagerness (as in most of Phillips' work) fabulously, as it does loss, marginality, and fractured-but-not-broken people. In the end it is almost conservative – things return to their balance, almost, and it is the almost, the little shift, that is monumental, life changing, and secret. It centres on Lenny, Alma, their two best friends Cap & Delia, and Buddy, and is the real point of the story. Simply marvellous, but slow – stick with it, it is worth it.

  • Eric
    2018-10-16 04:00

    phillips has not only read her faulkner and freud, but has thought about them deeply. she manages here to mix rich prose, a superb sense of place and suspense. oddly perhaps, the male characters, especially buddy and parson, seem more defined/developed/carefully pitched, than the women, finely rendered as well. good stuff.

  • Leah
    2018-10-02 08:12

    I really didn't enjoy this book. The premise seemed right up my alley, but I had a really hard time getting into it. The book is written from the view point of characters who are connected in different ways to a Girl Guide summer camp. The author did a good job of presenting atypical representations of the inner-life of a couple of the campers, but beyond that I just wasn't interested.

  • Dragana
    2018-10-05 02:22

    lyrical, dense, though only in language, not action

  • Faye Johnson
    2018-10-15 08:20

    I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I stayed with it expecting it to get better as the relationships and story line evolved, but that didn't happen. The characters could have been interesting if the story had used less wordiness to describe them and the setting, but it seemed as if way too many words were used to describe every little detail and as a substitute for substance. At the end, however, you were left with almost nothing to tell you how the events of that summer had affected the various characters.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-18 06:01

    A surprising and surprisingly poignant portrait of the friendship among young girls at a summer camp in the hills of West Virginia. The book captures the quick, aching devotion that develops among these young girls. Together, and with others, they explore one another and their sexuality as well as the dappled terrain of West Virginia. As has been remarked elsewhere, Phillips's descriptions of the natural world are rich, evocative, and somehow simultaneously dark and sparkling. I think she did a truly wonderful job capturing the various ways in which these children processed -- or didn't -- various traumas: neglectful parents, abusive parents, dead parents. I nearly quit reading the book about halfway through; I couldn't find the plot. But by the last hundred pages, I couldn't set it down. It took more time to develop and draw me in than I liked, but by the end I was completely in its grips, wanting more.

  • grundoon
    2018-10-14 02:17

    2.5 I wanted to like this - that which fancies itself a Southern Gothic set in WV - I really tried. I wouldn't doubt that this is absolutely lovely prose, for somebody wired completely differently than me, and will even allow that its proper shelving is in the literature section. But I hated starting each and every paragraph in this book, knowing that to reach its end I would have to wade through bogs of random loose associations wanting to be lush atmosphere, yet neither flowing comfortably nor essential to the telling. Or rather, each paragraph whose end wasn't clearly a only few lines away, which means most of 'em. At times charming, and a reasonable story at heart, painfully off-key,

  • Estibaliz79
    2018-09-27 07:02

    Cuestión de gustos, pero para mí este es uno de esos casos de buen argumento desperdiciado por la forma de contar la historia, con un exceso de lenguaje poético y un ritmo demasiado moroso. No esta mal, pero lo dicho: se toma mucho tiempo para llegar a la parte verdaderamente interesante... y es que aunque las digresiones tengan por objeto crear personajes y trasfondos psicológicos, estos tampoco resultan tan redondos como para que compense.

  • Stacy Lewis
    2018-10-08 01:21

    Maybe it was the time of the year (bball playoffs) and all the other things on my plate, but I couldn't really get into this book. There was a great sense of foreboding but it seemed to take forever for the inevitable to happen. Again, this may not be fair. I read this over 3 weeks. Maybe if I had read it ore quickly, it wouldn't have seemed so plodding.

  • Marsha
    2018-09-27 05:22

    What a piece of self indulgent, look at me, I'm a writer, junk! Tries way too hard to be deep and Faulkneresque. This novel was assigned as summer reading for students entering the 11th grade which I feel is very inappropriate. A huge waste of time!Losts of heavy sexual overtones in a poorly done coming of age novel.

  • Jeweleye
    2018-09-23 05:19

    A friend brought this book to me and said it was beautifully written. But I had a heard time following the stream-of-consciousness imagery. Sometimes I wasn't sure if something had happened or if it was in a character's mind. Ultimately it was a good story; I just didn't want to work that hard.

  • Diana Tilson
    2018-09-24 06:08

    I was giving this a chance, but about three chapters in, it occurred to me that she's flagrantly imitating Faulkner, and then I lost all desire to keep reading. If anyone loves this book and disagrees, I'm willing to consider that I should give it another go, but otherwise, I abandon it.

  • Lori Colt
    2018-10-05 04:11

    The story could have been compelling, set in the 60's at a girls camp with several paroles in the vicinity, but I just could not get into the writer's style. It was too disjointed for me and then tensions that were build just didn't reel me in. Sorry...abandoned this book at page 100....

  • Laynie
    2018-09-18 06:14

    The writing was extremely descriptive, most of which was great, and some of which was a bit overdone. The story was good but for whatever reason it didn't capture me at all. It took me almost a month to finish this which alone means I was not pulled in.

  • Gertie
    2018-09-17 06:12

    read again 8/2012

  • Anne Sanow
    2018-09-17 08:03

    Over-the-top, drippy gooey meandering lushness.

  • Katja
    2018-09-23 05:01

    Vahva ja tumma, tiheää kerrontaa ja etelävaltiolaista tunnelmaa.

  • Notcathy J
    2018-10-15 02:24

    "fey, uninteresting"

  • Gina
    2018-10-12 03:21

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12187257

  • Gwynne
    2018-10-15 03:03

    I'm putting this on the shelf because I know I should read the "good" writers but am aching for captivating narrative (with ACTION) right now.

  • Dale
    2018-10-07 06:21

    It took me a while for me to get in to this book, but the last 100 pages were riveting! Ultimately a very good read.