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From A to Z around the World I is for Iceland part I At first, I had a feeling of dread to start Hotel Silence It was coming in line right after I finished My Struggle vol 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard and The Only Story by Julian Barnes While I loved both books, I wasn t in the mood for another story about a whining Nordic man As I keep my ARC deadlines, I had to push through Well, my reluctance was ill founded because I was impressed by the Icelandic writer and her little novel about loss and revival J nas is left by his wife and is told a secret that shatters his will to live Broken and empty inside, he decides he doesn t want to carry on and struggles to find the best way to go His main concern is to upset his daughter as little as possible You see, J nas was always a person who though about other s feelings than his own Except for now He decides to bo Repair, restoration, rejuvenation, and redemption Jonas is a man in pain Feeling useless he decides to end his life In order to spare his daughter the pain of finding his body he selects a war torn place to carry out his plan What he finds and those he meets at the Hotel Silence just might rearrange his life Told in spare but beautiful words this short novel is achingly profound Ms Olafsdottir reminds us that all suffering is unique and therefore can t be compared She provides a voice for each of her characters none of them without meaning.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single, probably divorced, man or woman , in possession of 50 years or so of existence on this planet, must be in want of an existential crisis is this also true for women I honestly don t know Feel free to enlighten me Anyway, I m not Icelandic, nor have I ever stepped foot on Iceland s shores But I think I would like it there if this book is anything to go by I m a fairly solitary individual in the main, and I adore wide expanses of very little I m okay with peace and quiet and trees and hills and calm I loved the sparse simplicity of the lafsd ttir s writing does her name literally translate as Olaf s daughter, I wonder The way the author seemed to use just the right number of words to tell her story, and no At no point will you think Jesus, can you please stop spinning off down tangential side streets and t This quiet, somewhat understated novel really was much than I expected from its description From Jonas abject resignation to unhappiness with all aspects of his life, except for his daughter, to his search through his diaries for answers in the past, to the plan to die but how and where This man lives in his headAnd we live there with him The book is sprinkled with thoughtful poetic quotes from a number of authors who are listed at the end Another thing sprinkled through the story are moments of subdued humor This is a quiet yet powerful portrait of a man who feels his life has no meaning Desperate seems too active a word to describe Jonas, our 49 year old protagonist who finds life empty except for his daughter, Waterlily And thoughts of her open another heartbreak Where does a man wanting no future go Jonas opts for the Balkans, then emerging from the horrors Nas Ebeneser Er Ra Fr Skilinn, Valdalaus Og Gagnkynhneig Ur Karlma Ur Sem Hefur Ekki Haldi Utan Um Bert Kvenmannshold Alla Vega Ekki Viljandi Tta R Og Fimm M Nu I En Hann Er Handlaginn Hann Hefur Fl Salagt Sj Ba Herbergi Og Egar Hann Leggur Af Sta Fer Alag Sem Hann Hefur Ekki Hugsa S R A Sn A Aftur R, Tekur Hann Me S R Borv L Au Ur Ava Lafsd Ttir Fjallar Um St Rstu Spurningar Mannsins, Um L Fi , Dau Ann Og  Ör ð Download by í Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Sj Lfa Stina Sem Llu Skiptir, Sinni Fimmtu Sk Lds Gu Au Ur Ava Hefur Skrifa Sk Lds Gur, Leikrit, Lj Og Er Textah Fundur Popphlj Msveitarinnar Milkywhale H N Er Margver Launu Fyrir Sk Lds Gur S Nar Sem Hafa Veri Ddar Fj Lm Rg Tungum L



The first line of the GR description is spot on How do you put your life together when you see it crumbling around you Do you even want to Despite what doesn t sound faintly amusing buy a one way ticket to a chaotic, war ravaged country and put an end to it all there are some laugh out loud sections in the early portions of this Jonas and his neighbor are discussing their individual marital problems and that they don t understand what it is their wives actually want Completely bewildered is the way I would describe them I was reminded of a recent episode of Family Feud where the question was what creature are men most terrified of The 1 answer was Women Jonas goes to an unnamed country that has been at war Who goes on vacation with their toolbox but not a change of clothes What he hasn t anticipated is what a war rav ✓ Ör ✓ 3.
5 starsThis is very different from my usual reads It tells the story of J nas Ebeneser, a 49 yr old man who has in his eyes lost everything The last straw was learning from his ex wife that he s not the father of his adult daughter Now living in a tiny flat, he calmly decides there is no reason for him to go on living He s always been a quiet, insular man After selling his business, his only job these days is visiting his elderly mother I don t know who I am I m nothing I own nothing As J nas considers his options he concludes it would be better for him to end things in a foreign country This is the first part of the book there s a dreamy, almost surreal feel to it The prose is poetic non linear as J nas reminisces about his life the people who have crossed his path Despite ho The formulation of a scar is a natural part of the biological process, which occurs when a lesion to the skin or other body tissue grows after an accident, illness or surgery Since the body is unable to create an exact replica of the damaged tissue, the fresh tissue grows with a new texture and properties that differ from the undamaged skin around itHotel Silence is a novel about the many faces of pain, the Icelandic title of the book, r , translating as scar Au ur Ava lafsd ttir s protagonist J nas is 49 and has just gotten divorced Upon leaving him, his ex wife informed J nas that their 26 year old daughter Waterlily is not his biological child Further, he is forced to helplessly witness how his own mother s health is slowly deteriorating Heartbroken and unhappy about the state of his professional and person Motivi per cui l ho letto finalista allo Strega europeo Supercorallo breve autrice islandese pi nota Non avevo idea di cosa parlasse, le quarte di copertina non le guardo quasi pi che spesso portano fuori strada Finora la mia unica esperienza con autori islandesi era stata con J n Kalman Stef nsson, molto poetico ma fin troppo barocco per i miei gusti lafsd ttir si piazza all estremo opposto, riduce tutto al minimo e va di sottrazione con l accetta E in effetti ho apprezzato quella sua delicatezza da Circolo polare, le emozioni sempre con la sordina inserita, mai una parola di troppo.
Per mi discosto un po dall entusiasmo generale L idea di partenza buona ma poi si perde per strada Mi sembrata una storia poco credibile, troppo costruita Avrei preferito ci si soffermasse di pi sulla prima parte quella ambientata al nord , che uscisse fuor Jonas seems, in the story, to be the type of person who really wants to help people, even though he went to Hotel Silence to commit suicide His thought was to save his daughter the sting of finding him It s out of the country in a war zone, currently under a cease fire Hotel Silence needs to be updated, the result of war Audur Ava Olafsdottir uses poetry to bring to life all the sayings that Jonas has heard, and for once I could make sense of all the poetry and could see how it goes with each saying In reality Jonas fits with how a typical Icelander thinks Audur seems to have hit all the right thoughts at the right time and made it into a wonderful story I highly recommend this book to read.