[Reading] ➰ Beneath the Earth ➸ John Boyne – Furosemidelasix.info

Beneath the Earth Entertaining collection of short stories by John Boyne, a master story teller. Very well written, with a simple, almost stark style The stories sit together as a collection, with themes and connections sparking off each other, but the overall feeling is very dark, verging on disturbing in places, darker than I could say for me makes for an enjoyable read. This collection of short stories is beautifully written and full of interesting thoughts Although almost all of them end in a similar way it s still worth it The stories are dark but also funny Some of them heavier than others John Boyne has a talent for picking up deep topics and explor Even in short stories Boyne is a master of characterization Many of these tales are a little on the dark side not a lot of sunny characters but I enjoyed discovering where each one would lead Unlike his longer works of fiction, these stories are largely set in the present and often in Irelan Most stories started quite interesting but didn t really have a point in the end First time I am not so very enthusiastic about John Boyne. Sorry just hated this book Skipped loads of the stream of consciousness pages but didn t like the rest either A lot of depressing characters Here are twelve short stories from John Boyne unlike most of his other fiction these are almost all centred in Ireland or involving Irish people abroad All of the stories are entertaining, with a few exceptional in quality I especially appreciated Amsterdam, the tale of a couple attempting to come to terms with the loss of a beloved child The scene in the Ann Frank House in Amsterdam is absolutely shocking until the context of the child s death is revealed at the end The title story focuses Here are twelve short stories from John Boyne unlike most of his other fiction these are almost all centred in Ireland or involving Irish people abroad All of the stories are entertaining, with a few exceptional in quality I especially appreciated Amsterdam, the tale of a couple attempting to come to terms with the loss of a beloved child The scene in the Ann Frank House in Amsterdam is absolutely shocking until the context of the child s death is revealed at the end The title story focuses on someone who can only be described as a monster in his attitude towards and treatment of everything and everyone whom he describes as his property, his land, his wife, his daughter The final story in the collection, it leaves the reader stunned in its portrayal of brute evil Perhaps a third of the stories in the collection focus on teenage boys coming to terms with In This Collection Of Twelve Dark, Unerring And Surprising Short Stories, John Boyne Explores The Extremities Of The Human Condition In All Its Brilliance And Brutality The Secrets We Keep And The Ways In Which They Shape Us, The Impossibility Of Shared Loss, The Lengths We Will Go To In Order To Protect Our Families And The Distance We Will Run To Protect Ourselves.Drawing On A Host Of Enthralling Characters A Farmer, A Cuckold And A Teenager Exploring His Sexuality Good Parents, Bad Parents, Writers And Soldiers A Student, A Rent Boy And A Hitman Boyne Examines The Hopeful And The Damaged Without Prejudice Or Judgement.This, His First Collection Of Short Stories, Is Some Of John Boyne S Finest Writing To Date It Includes Rest Day Which Won The 2015 Writing.ie Short Story Of The Year Award In Ireland. This collection of short stories was great to read It contained several stories with different backgrounds purposes.Often they have references to war, which is not very unusual for John Boyne as he wrote novels like the Absolutist and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.I liked the stories Empire Tour, Beneath the Earth and Schneizetzermann best They have an air of mystery around them which makes me wonder where Boyne got his inspiration.I would recommend them to anyone who is open for a short stor This collection of short stories was great to read It contained several stories with different backgrounds purposes.Often they have references to war, which is not very unusual for John Boyne as he wrote novels like the Absolutist and The Boy in the St This collection of short stories is, as we re used to from John Boyne, brilliantly written While some were better than others especially the first and last stories stuck to me all in all they were very human depictions At times I missed the depth, the story about why the characters act the way they do For the most part though, I wished these stories were only prologues As with most collections of short stories, I find it works best to not read them one after another, and in this case espe This collection of short stories is, as we re used to from John Boyne, brilliantly written While some were


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