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Insieme con i lupi

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  7,368 ratings  ·  499 reviews
Sono tornati i "predatori", i lupi, nella cittadina di Hope. Gli abitanti sono terrorizzati e alcuni cercano di risolvere il problema drasticamente, uccidendoli, come era già avvenuto anni prima. Da New York viene inviata una biologa, Helen Ross, specialista di lupi, incaricata di sorvegliarne lo spostamento e di proteggerli da quanti li vorrebbero sterminare. Qui incontra ...more
Hardcover, La Scala, 482 pages
Published September 1998 by Rizzoli (first published 1998)
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Allison (The Allure of Books)
May 06, 2009 Allison (The Allure of Books) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Allison (The Allure of Books) by: Jeane
Shelves: own-it, 2009
This has been recommended to me by several friends here on GR, and while I trust their judgment...I still didn't expect to fall in love with this story as quickly as I did. Before the plot gets going, Evans introduces you to a cast of rich and varied characters that are alone worth reading the book for. I was so caught up in their lives that before I knew it I was surrounded by a plot of wolves and intrigue!

The story was so realistic, there was quite a bit of detail of how the wolves live, how
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Fiona
Feb 16, 2009 Fiona rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Fiona by: Jeane, Atishay
Boy, am I glad I allowed myself to be persuaded to read this book. Although, persuade is a rather light description of the methods used to induce me to read The Loop. I forgive them though.

Thanks goes to Jeane, Atishay and Kathy who for many a long day campaigned for me to read this book and I can't blame them.

It was fantastic.

Nicholas Evans is one of those gold dust authors who has some magical ability to capture thoughts, feelings, actions, movements - everything in words without even trying
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Atishay
How do you write the review of such a nice book? Perhaps, by not saying too much about it and just letting all its sacred moments regurgitate in your mind.. This one is what I would call a perfect book to follow up on, if the only one of Evans you've read is the Horse Whisperer.
The typical strong start that has been inherent in Nicholas Evans writings since Horse Whisperer (and we all hope he doesn't change that, I love the way he begins) is present in The Loop too. The book never loses its fo
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Shahr Baran
من ترجمه این کتاب با نام ((حلقه)) که توسط اقای مهدی قراچه داغی توسط نشر البرز برگردان شده بود را خواندم ...یک رمان دوست داستنی ..کتاب با این جمله شروع میشود ((همه چیز در دنیا به شکل حلقه است)).داستانی زیبا وخواندنی .کلا قصه های امریکایی بسیار مورد پسند من هستند ..نوینده تم داستانش را براساس زندگی گله ای گرگ در جایی به نام ((هوپ))قرار داده ..داستان با روایت از پرسه زدن یک گرگ در یک دامداری اغاز میشود وبعد پیوند هایی با ادمها دارد .کم کم قصه قشنگ وجذاب میشود تا جایی که بعضی وقتها خواننده را غافلگی ...more
Adam K.
What sweet joy Nicholas Evans is after putting myself through most of Jean Auel's "Earth's Children" series. I couldn't help but draw comparisons with The Plains of Passage as I read, although, to be fair, Auel and Evans are writing completely different stories for a different era. Still, there's romance, nature, hunting, and sex here, and Evans handles all with such grace and restraint where Auel will go on for 100 pages telling you how Ayla makes soup, and then another 100 pages with everyone ...more
Thea
The Loop deals with two of my favourite scenarios, that of wolves and living in the wilds through four seasons. This is the well written story of a community divided by the suspected killing of ranch cattle by wolves. It pits angry ranchers and townspeople against the Federal Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries, biologists and environmentalists.

Helen, a biologist working on her Phd, is called to track and monitor the seemingly guilty pack of wolves, all the while living in a remote cabin in the fores
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M. Antonio Rullo
Dec 29, 2011 M. Antonio Rullo added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves wolves, romance enthusiasts
Recommended to M. Antonio by: Brenda Knight
Shelves: nature, romance
My mother suggested this book to me at a young age. She loved Evan's other book, The Horse Whisperer, and since she knew I love wolves, she had to get me this book. It was one of the best things my mother ever gave me. I still own a copy of it and anytime I don't have a good book to read, I'll always fall back on that one. The story is very solid, the grammar, mechanics, and plot all have sound bases, but that's not why you love a story, that's just what makes you able to love it. I connected wi ...more
Tara Chevrestt
I loved this book so much I have read it twice. I related to Helen and even to young Luke. I sympathized with him and the abuse he suffers at his dad's hands. I also felt Helen's frustrations with the ranchers and the way they treated her or talked down to her. The look at the lives of wolves in Yellowstone and the tracking process was fascinating. I plan on reading this for a third time.
Paula
This is a very emotional book. It gives you the ups and downs of wolves being reintroduced after almost becoming extinct.

Evans does such a great job of giving both sides of the issue that you can easily see why it is such a controversy. His descriptions put you right in the middle of the story, very well done.
Dena
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David
Sparks seems to truly understand small town life and the work involved in ranching. This time, he does for wolves what he did for horses in "The Horse Whisperer." Okay, not really, but he writes a compelling novel with building conflict between the biologists who want to protect the wolves and the ranchers who want them eradicated in order to protect their livestock. There is a long-standing hatred between the cattlemen and the wolves and an incident brings this conflict to a near war. Remember, ...more
Henry
This was a hugely enjoyable read. Nicholas Evans has great insight into the interior workings of both women and men to be convincing when relating their thoughts and experiences. I loved the way he elaborated on the internal personal troubles the characters were dealing with. His thorough research on wolves also made it very captivating for me.
Set in Montana where wolf biologists have to deal with irate farmers when the farmers blame the wolves (sometimes with reason, sometimes not) for losses
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Jane
A lovely story, this book reminded me a little of Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. In both novels you get the perspectives of both the ranchers who want to kill the predators and the rangers/biologists who want to protect the species. In Kingsolver's book it was coyotes and in The Loop it is wolves.
In this book the war between the two factions is more bloody and but both books focus on personal relationships. I like both books and this review is not about comparison.
Nicholas Evans wrote The
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Kat
Whenever I go somewhere for my vacation, and wherever that may be, my single most important rule besides bringing my passport and other essentials is: Bring a few promising books.

This summer I went to my aunt's for a few weeks in july. I did bring a few promising books, but none that would satisfy the hastily risen need for a great romance. She and her husband live far up among the Norwegian mountains and I try to visit once a year to get my annual fill of mountain ranges and wilderness - and wh
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Ian Allan
I'm embarrassed to say I missed the Nicholas Evans book. He had the mega-hit "Horse Whisperer" in 1995, I just ignored it. Never read it, and didn't read anything of his until my wife brought "The Divide" home from the library. It's a masterpiece, and now I'm trying to work my way through his other books. He's really good. He's not a cookie-cutter type author like Cliver Cussler or James Patterson, who's cranking out a couple of books a year. He's carefully putting together epic, brilliant stori ...more
Carinya Kappler
It may be possible, although highly unlikely, for animal loving wild life preservationists to exist harmoniously alongside farmers, hunters and hillbillies. Usually the conflicts of interest experienced by these polarised groups blinds them to the fact that working together is the only way to minimise the damage inflicted by each on the other, and the only way to effect a long term compromise in a successful community.
Nicholas Evans has set his novel in unforgiving terrain harshly afflicted by
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Mandy
Heavy book! I wasn't expecting the emotional stuff involving the wolves in this book. It was a good story that I found very interesting, and it also brought up a lot of issues regarding wilderness and our respect for it. I guess I tend toward the philosophy that we are in the wilderness' space, so we need to respect whatever the wilderness gives us or takes away from us. Hmmm... this book is a thinker, but it also has some fun little side stories. Worth the read!

This is my favorite quote (pg. 39
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Lawrence L
This novel, from the same author as The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans, is about a wolf biologist, a wolf pack, and a small town's fear and loathing of wolves. Evans builds characters who we side with and side against. Though it has been some time since I have read this book, one thing that still stands out in my mind are the characters. Helen Ross and Luke Calder (especially Luke, who I envisioned as a hot young rancher) are still fresh in my mind. For anyone who loves wolves, this novel is on ...more
Gina
I'm a suburban girl that lives in rancher country, so there were some interesting ideas here relative to my life. The liberals come in to manage the recently reintroduced wolves that the Montana ranchers hate because they eat their profits/calves. But the wolves are so beautiful and majestic, etc that you'd just have to be a corrupt womanizing epic jerk to not love them. The stereotypes in the book are over the top. And I especially thought the treatment of the old-time trapper was incredibly un ...more
Jenn
I don't know why this book affected me like it did. It is a romance, but backed up with a story about protected wolves in cattle country. The wolf story is what had me enthralled in this book. It opened my eyes to not only the plight of wolves (who are endangered) but I was also able to see the point of view of the cattle ranchers whose livlihood is threatened by a nearby wolf pack and there is nothing that they can legally do. The fact that Evans is a pretty good writer - his work reads very ea ...more
Kate's Reads
Nicholas Evans' "The Loop" is a novel that gripped me from the very beginning. The opening chapter begins through the eyes of a wolf and paints a vivid picture of the land and the battle soon to be fought.

The novel takes place in Hope, Montana where cattle is king and ranchers revile wolves. The Calder family has been the leader of the town for years and Buck, the patriarch, is use to having his way. When a cow is killed by a wolf, the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife steps in to keep the community
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Aaron Milavec

Wolves

Over the last thirty years, I have taken a special interest in wolves. When I began to function as a free-lance potter, I took the artistic name “Wolf,” and in pottery circles, I am known exclusively by this name to this very day.

Wolves and ecology go hand in hand. Wolves and folklore go hand in hand. Wolves and extermination programs also go hand in hand. Here is an important starter:


Statistics compiled by Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) on global wild (not cap
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Linda
Fish and Wildlife Service vs. Montana ranchers. Buck Calder vs. his son Luke. Helen Ross vs. herself. And the wolves vs. everybody. These conflicts are the main ones involved in this second novel by the author of "The Horse Whisperer." It is a much more intense book than his first, with an ending that is both shocking and brutal and surprising. The loop of the title is an horrific trap for wolf cubs, but I wonder whether it is also a play on words, for "loup" is French for wolf.
Ben
Nicholas Evans is an interesting writer. He is from England, but has an infatuation with the American West. I love his stories. Strangely, I have never read The Horse Whisperer. The Loop does a nice job of mixing political intricacies, western culture and lifestyle with a killer love story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the mountains, animals and tales of people and how they interact with one another.
Berke
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Newlndnfire
This book has been sitting on my shelves for years and years and now that I’ve challenged myself to read some of the oldies that have been collecting dust, I decided to pick up The Loop. I really don’t know what I was expecting, seeing as this isn’t something that I normally read. I’m usually more into the horror or scary stories rather than romance but I love wolves to death and I assume that’s why I purchased this book. Little did I know; I would come to love and adore this novel.

The Loop fol
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Carole
I found this book interesting. However, I could tell quite easily that the author was very biased toward the environmentalists and against the ranchers. All the "good" people in the book were for the wolves. All the "bad" people were ranchers. There wasn't much balance in that aspect of the book. Also, there was a relationship between two of the characters with which I was uncomfortable.
Linda
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned about wolves and their habits but I think I was rooting for the underdog through the whole book. there are two significant underdogs., Read the book and find out what they are! I read a Pulitzer Prize winner next and did not enjoy it as much as this book I could not put it down.
Brandi
I love all of Evans' novels (well the fiction ones), and this one in particular became a favorite that has lasted through my evolving tastes. I need to do another re-read again....it's been a while even though I must have read this 5 times if I've read it at all. :)
Diana
I have a healthy respect for wolves after reading this book. I enjoyed it and made me understand more peoples interest in wolves and wildlife in general. I choose this book because I so liked the movie the "Horse Whisper" and was not disapointed.
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Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England. He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then moved into televsion, producing films
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“L'olezzo di una carneficina, credono alcuni, può aleggiare su un luogo per anni. Dicono che s'infiltri nel suolo e venga lentamente assorbito dall'intrico delle radici finché, col passare del tempo, tutto ciò che vi cresce, dal più piccolo lichene all'albero più alto, ne viene impregnato.” 1 likes
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