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Istovremeno, na drugoj strani sveta, u vreme proslave kineske Nove godine, Džejk shvata da gužva oko njega postaje opasna.
To je trenutak kada i Džejk i Stela, ne znajući da ono ...more
I loved this. The bond between the sisters was so strong and real, and O’Farrell seems to have the knack of coming up with seemingly insignifican ...more
It looks like I'm at a one all draw with Maggie O'Farrell. I enjoyed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox after a slow start, but didn't get on at all well with My Lover's Lover. So it's taken me a while to pick up a third of her books.
This book is written in what I always think of as "jigsaw piece" style. Passages from the lives of the characters appear in what seems to be no particular order, time goes back and forth, places change, minor characters appear and it sometimes takes a while to figure...more
There were times when I became so frustrated, wanting to shout at the book, "For goodness sake, tell him (or her)," or "Don't do that!" Simple words or actions at the appropriate time would have save a whole mess of complications. I am sure that you have read similar books, or ...more
This story is like a puzzle. In the book are stories told that explains the past of Stella and Nina and make us understand the personality and the complicity of both sisters.
Nina, Stella and Jake are three people fleeing their present and their past.
A novel full of meetings and misunderstandings, fears, guilt, trails, love and make peace with the past.
Por essa razão, perdi-me na história, pois esta faz referência a vários momentos ao mesmo tempo, perdi a noção das personagens e do seu enredo, de tal forma, que foi complicado voltar a tomar-lhe o rumo.
Contudo, assim que regressei, peguei no livro novamente, decidida a entender a história uma vez que a mesma é categorizada como "O melhor livro ...more
However, I found that as the book progressed and more and more characters were introduced, it became a bit too much. Too many stories and worlds and ...more
The story jumps from character to character, as is O'Farrell's usual style, but the cast of characters is so numerous that it becomes garbled & the plot is lost for a while. There are also no chapters or any other marker to notify the reader when a change of perspective has been made which exacerbates the confusion. There also seems to be several ...more
I'm so pleased that I did, as I think this is my favourite of O'Farrell's novels. The human relationships in this story are so intelligently written, her characters are wonderfully crafted and the story is both intense and very emotional.
The story of Jake and Stella goes back and forth ...more
At the start of the novel the protagonists Stella Gilmore and Jake Kildoune do not even know of the existence of the other. Of course it is obvious to the reader that they will meet eventually. First we are to ...more
This story consists of two Scottish-Italian sisters and a British guy born and living in Hong Kong, plus an ensemble of familial characters. The s ...more
I did find it hard to keep up with the n ...more
This is a love story, but at the same time it is a story about family ties, full of strange and complex relationships, full of pain and disappointments and escapes... The language is beautiful, the plot is interesting and I really enjoyed the twists between present and past(but I've already liked it even more that kind of fragmented structure in "After you'd gone"!). The beginning was promising ...more
Stella is a young woman in her late twenties who keeps fleeing from everything in her life. She sees someone who looks familiar and she decides to jack in her job in London straight away and go to Scotland. You find out more about her background and her relationship with her sister Nina. You also sense there was some incident in the past but ...more
That’s what happens to Jake, the male protagonist of this engrossing novel. What happens to the female one, Stella, is even odder and more haunting. What hope ha ...more
The Distance Between Us was the first O'Farrell book I didn't speed through in a matter ...more
I do not have a sister of my own. Perhaps it is for this reason that I am drawn to books, television shows and movies about the bond between sisters. It always seems like such a special thread that keeps sisters together and even though e ...more
I absolutely loved After You'd Gone, my first Maggie O'Farrell book, but when I followed that soon after, with My Lover's Lover, I was disappointed. Three years later, I decided to try another of the author's books and was pleasantly surprised with The Distance Between Us. There were some vague similarities with my first read, but I was quickly drawn into the story and enjoyed it. This review is actually from a re-read, as I later acquired an abridged audio copy of the book an ...more