[Reading] ➽ Vi, de druknede By Carsten Jensen – Pocket-bikes.us

Vi, de druknede It Is An Epic Drama Of Adventure, Courage, Ruthlessness And Passion By One Of Scandinavia S Most Acclaimed Storytellers.In 1848 A Motley Crew Of Danish Sailors Sets Sail From The Small Island Town Of Marstal To Fight The Germans Not All Of Them Return And Those Who Do Will Never Be The Same Among Them Is The Daredevil Laurids Madsen, Who Promptly Escapes Again Into The Anonymity Of The High Seas.As Soon As He Is Old Enough, His Son Albert Sets Off In Search Of His Missing Father On A Voyage That Will Take Him To The Furthest Reaches Of The Globe And Into The Clutches Of The Most Nefarious Company Bearing A Mysterious Shrunken Head, And Plagued By Premonitions Of Bloodshed, He Returns To A Town Increasingly Run By Women Among Them A Widow Intent On Liberating All Men From The Tyranny Of The Sea.From The Barren Rocks Of Newfoundland To The Lush Plantations Of Samoa, From The Roughest Bars In Tasmania, To The Frozen Coasts Of Northern Russia, We, The Drowned Spans Four Generations, Two World Wars And A Hundred Years Carsten Jensen Conjures A Wise, Humorous, Thrilling Story Of Fathers And Sons, Of The Women They Love And Leave Behind, And Of The Sea S Murderous Promise This Is A Novel Destined To Take Its Place Among The Greatest Seafaring Literature.

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    What do you say about a book that, after you finished it, you sat staring at a wall for fifteen minutes while tears flowed down your cheeks It s miraculous I don t feel that that s enough, this review isn t enough I loved this book, I cannot do it justice Still, it s a good challenge to force yourself to examine what made you love a book, so here we go This book is the ocean.It s about a fight with God The book covers roughly 200 years of history, and the sea is the only constant character, What do you say about a book that, after you finished it, ...


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    It was a big book I read it Now I don t know what to make of it.It was a big baggy monster Its language oddly stiff and awkward It was a tell don t show book And I m not sure why so many supposedly hard boiled people were so shocked at the sight of Captain Cook s shrunken head either.At one point the book reminded me of One Hundred Years of Solitude and I thought that Jensen wanted to write a Danish version of that, but with a shipyard financial scandal instead of a fruit plantation Howeve It was a big book I read it Now I don t know what to make of it.It was a big baggy monster Its language oddly stiff and awkward It was a tell don t show book And I m not sure why so many supposedly hard boiled people were so shocked at the sight of Captain Cook s shrunken head either.At one point the book reminded me of One Hundred Years of Solitude and I thought that Jensen wanted to write a Danish version of that, but with a shipyard financial scandal instead of a fruit plantation However the book doesn t retell Danish history between 1848 and 1945 in the same way that Marquez recreates Columbia s history through the experience of one town The Baltic setting invites compar...


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    Like any self respecting Minnesotan, I grew up loving the water During our three warm months, I would fish, swim, and water ski During our nine cold months, I would ice fish, drunk swim, and ice water ski But I don t need to interact with the water I enjoy it just as much if noton a passive basis Just plop me down on a beach with a book and a beer, and I ve found my heaven Water, you see, invites one to contemplate it soothes the soul it stirs the imagination Also, so does be Like any self respecting Minnesotan, I grew up loving the water During our three warm months, I would fish, swim, and water ski During our nine cold months, I would ice fish, drunk swim, and ice water ski But I don t need to interact with the water I enjoy it just as much if noton a pass...


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    I know I absolutely loved this book, but I fear I will be unable to properly explain why It is all in the lines Some are beautiful, and yet their beauty is not the main thing It is that each line had me thinking Something happens, a person does something and then a line expresses the dilemma a person now faces This is what made the book for me Life is complicated, people are complicated and I like books that show you this I felt that over and over again, in every paragraph, I was drawn in I know I absolutely loved this book, but I fear I will be unable to properly explain why It is all in the lines Some are beautiful, and yet their beauty is not the main thing It is that each line had me thinking Something happens, a person does something and then a line expresses the dilemma a person now faces This is what made the book for me Life is complicated, people are complicated and I like books that show you this I felt that over and over again, in every paragraph, I was drawn into a character s search for understanding War, nature, friendship, love all pull you inthan one direction Look at the sea Look at the havoc and destruction of a storm there Flip the coin and look at the beauty it holds Even during war there can bee kindness and goodness Love can rip you apart Am I comprehensible Does this above sound way too philosophical It is done with a light touch Never heavy The characters are not good or bad Each is good and bad, all in the same per...


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