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كتاب (بيانو) للمخرجة جاين كامبيون, ترجمة سمية فلو عبود, تحولت قصة هذا الكتاب إلى فيلم حاز على جائزة مهرجان كان عام 1993،
ويروي الفيلم قصة حب لافتة استطاعت ان تجذب الملايين الى صالات السينما في العالم بأسره
أمضت كامبيون عشر سنوات في كتابة وإعداد الفيلم،؛ لكنها ظلت أسيرة شخصياتها حتى قررت في النهاية أن تكتب رواية تخبر فيها القصة بكاملها. وهذه القصة التي تناولها أولئك المقيمو
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الطبعة الأولى , 204 pages
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Tressa
May 04, 2011 Tressa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a novelization of a remarkable movie about a mute woman handed over in marriage to a man she's never met. She expresses herself through her piano, and when she travels to New Zealand to meet her new spouse, he doesn't get her from the get go, and leaves her piano on the beach. A white, local businessman named George Baines begins to fall for Ada, and buys the piano from Ada's new husband in exchange for some land. But George has ulterior motives, and makes a deal with Ada that she can ea ...more
ليلى المطوع
حسنا البداية كانت جدا متعثرة ولم ترق لي، حتى كدت أن لا اكملها، لكنني اجبرت نفسي على المتابعة ثم تصاعدت الاحداث، هذه الرواية كلاسيكية ولمن يفضلون هذا النوع من الأدب

Janet
Nov 14, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, literary
I was sure this book would be one of my all-time favorites because I absolutely love the movie. However, the writing style (I believe it's called the 'passive voice'?) kept me at an emotional distance from the story unlike the movie, which was intensely passionate. It was my visual memories of Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel and Sam Neill that kept me engrossed in the written story. I did appreciate that the book delved into Ada's past, telling the story of why she does not speak. I als ...more
mai ahmd
Feb 02, 2012 mai ahmd rated it really liked it
Shelves: روايات
هذه الرواية اللطيفة هي قصة تحمل في طياتها موسيقى عذبة نعم هي أغنية كما كتب على غلافها الخارجي .. بدأت بها ليلا وأنهيتها في نفس الليلة .. تدور حول فتاة خرساء أنجبت إبنة وهي لم تتجاوز سن المراهقة .. خوف الأب من الألسنة دفعه لإرسال إبنته إلى زواج بالمراسلة إلى رجل مغترب يعيش في غابة يحاول شق طريقه بشراء الأراضي كأي مستوطن من سكانها الأصليين
تلعب الموسيقى دور البطولة في هذا النص الجميل كخلفية لقصة الحب التي دارت بين إدا وجورج خارج إطار الزواج .. جورج الرجل الذي استطاع أن يتواصل مع فتاة بكماء تعشق ال
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Candace
Considering the fact that I had never even heard of this book until I was looking for stories that had taken place in New Zealand, I was pretty impressed with it.

The Piano tells the story of Ada McGrath and her piano. Ada is mute. Mute by choice - after the 'incident' when she was a young girl (her father berated her for speaking insolently towards him one evening), Ada hasn't spoken a word. She communicates through sign language and through her music. The piano is her world, it means everything
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Deanie
Aug 22, 2011 Deanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having watched and loved the film, I was excited to read this novel for my Non-Western literature class. I was pleased to find it both encompassed and expanded on the movie. The novel (since it is written by the film's screenwriter) closely follows the movie, though it gives more backstory for the main character. I felt torn about this. I liked the mystery of the main character in the movie, but it was also interesting to get more details on her life. Of course, what I loved so much about the mo ...more
Carol
Jul 19, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have had this book sitting on my shelf for a lot of years, waiting to be read, being overlooked. When I opened it, I was in for a surprise - there was a post-it note inside the front cover :

Dec'95 - My Dearest Lynne, I know this film moved you, the way it moved me. Remember I love you and that's forever girl !!! All my love, Christopher xxx

Makes you wonder about books and their travels, and what happens in the lives of their owners. Hmm, anyway ...

A good book, I was surprised, I hadn't fancie
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Marthe Bijman
Nov 26, 2015 Marthe Bijman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Piano - A Novel is remarkably seductive and a fine piece of erotic romance writing. It pulls the reader headlong into the setting of mid-19th century New Zealand, and the inner life of main character Ada McGrath, who arrives in New Zealand harbouring a passion for playing her piano, but does not speak. Ada is a dedicated pianist, and will do almost anything to get back her piano from one of the locals, George Baines. For both Ada McGrath and George Baines the piano becomes a symbol of what t ...more
أمل
Jan 05, 2014 أمل rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
من الروايات التي تقرأها بأُذنيك ، قصتها جديدة ومرهفة تسير على
وتيرة واحدة فلا فرق بين نقطة البدء وجذوة العمل
علاقة الراوية بشخوصها سطحية وباردة جدا في جميع الأدوار عدا دور البطلة فكأنها تحكي قصتها، لذا أخفقت في عرض الشخصيات الٱخرى
Katie J Schwartz
I was not impressed by this book. The there wasn't enough depth to the characters for them to be interesting, and the plot was rather boring. I also felt that the conclusion was a cop-out: Stewart chops off Ada's finger and then...lets her go. What? Where's the struggle? And I was creeped out by Baines pretty much molesting Ada while she was playing the piano.
Julie
Jul 08, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The emotions run so deep with these characters. They are intense and unusual and the setting is primitive and lush. The Victorian era was one of suppression (mostly for women) and this one particular woman comes to life and regains her life in the most unexpected way. Good story.
Ingewemme
Jan 31, 2010 Ingewemme rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very intense book about the silence of a female world and sexual awakening in the midst of New Zealand. I liked it very much and felt thrown into the rainy, wet, rural New Zealand world. The book is very moving and also the film adaption with Helen Hunt does the book justice. Both worth getting to know.
Zari
Sep 10, 2015 Zari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, cinema, women

The piano is one of my favorite movies. I have watched it several times and every times I have watched, I enjoyed more than before and learned a new thing. Of course this book is not good as its movie but I give it five stars because of movie. It's brilliant. It is emotional and impressive. It is about mute woman named Ada who lives with her daughter. She was forced to marry a man who never met him and traveled to New Zealand. She expresses herself with her piano. When she arrived to New Zealand
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Francine
Jun 14, 2015 Francine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, that was horrible.

I read this book for a course in adaptation studies, since it's a novellisation of a movie. I can honestly say, the movie was better. That one I actually liked.
Campion uses the book to explain certain mysterious things from the movie. Which is ok, I mean, I liked the mystery in the movie, but I was also curious to know the reasons. But apperently the reasons are absolute bullcrap. Everything that got explained was a horrible motivation for the thing! Never some deep phil
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Daný
Aug 24, 2015 Daný rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Why such a wonderful film makes such a horrible book...maybe it's just the 'turn a film into a book' thing, but the novel does away with what makes the film so wonderfully intriguing, mainly the fact that we only have Ada's (the protagonist's) body language and expressions as indicators of what she is thinking, whereas in the book her 'mind voice' is written down, making it, well, more boring. Shame, as I loved the film and really enjoyed author Kate Pullinger's novel Mistress Of Nothing.
Carole Tyrrell
Jan 07, 2016 Carole Tyrrell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the film and the However, the background to Flora's conception and Ada's devotion to the piano are expanded on here a little as is Baines' past. soundtrack and the novelisation brought it all back. However, it doesn't appear to add anything to the film as it is a straightforward narrative of the script. A tale of obsession and a love story, it was an art house movie.
Ada arrives in 19th century New Zealand from Scotalnd, with her nine year old, illegitimate daughter Flora. She is an elec
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Lauren
Dec 12, 2010 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
Debo decir que por lo general suelo leer un libro y después, si me entero de su adaptación, la película. E incluso si voy a ver una película y descubro que tiene libro, entonces no la veo hasta que no haya leído el libro como me ha pasado con La última canción ó Querido John, y que espero remendar pronto. En este caso, la película de El Piano la vi hace muchos años, en la televisión, y simplemente debo decir que me encantó por muchas cosas:


-La férrea voluntad de su protagonista
-Su enorme pasión
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Rolanda
Feb 08, 2011 Rolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I try to read books before watching the movie. I happen to watch the movie before reading the book in this case. While the movie still remains one of my favorite, like always the book was better. There is more detail in the book about Ada's previous life. Her life before she was sold as a mail order bride to a man in New Zealand. The story of Ada and her Daughter Flora going to a new land, a new life filled with new troubles. Ada does not speak, not because she can't but because she chooses not ...more
Top Cat =^_^=
Jan 19, 2016 Top Cat =^_^= rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was pretty amazing. Found it at the goodwill for 50 cents and decided to give it a whirl and it was well worth it.

This is written in play script and has a well written story. I couldn't put it down and finished in just a few hours.

If you like romance books you'll like this one and this is coming from someone that stays away from romance books.

Give this book a try; it's well worth the read =^_^=
BeeQuiet
May 05, 2012 BeeQuiet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
You can tell this book was not written by a novelist, even though she did have help from one. Interesting idea, think it could have been executed far better though. I think I should probably make an effort to watch the flm sometime, I'll probably appreciate it more than the book (how rare). However I really do feel it is more likely because film is the format that this story was made for. The author had this imagining come to life in the form of a film in her mind and some thinhgs just don't tra ...more
Larashi
Feb 07, 2011 Larashi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2011
nemu buku ini di perpus kantor yg sudah usang
wuah..period gitu settingnya jadi langsung diambil deh
ceritanya tentang Ada yang bisu beserta putrinya Flora yang pindah ke New Zealand untuk bertemu dengan calon suami Ada yg dijanjikan.

Ada ini dari umur 6 tahun mogok bicara. ada insiden penyebabnya. di NZ, dia tinggal dengan suami barunya Alisdar yang dingin dan kaku. Ada pula tokoh George Baines yang terkesan kasar namun diam2 menyimpan bara asmara pada Ada. P

Cerita intinya dirajut oleh kecintaan A
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Birgitte Bach
Aug 21, 2015 Birgitte Bach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Selv om det er rigtig mange år siden jeg har set filmen, blander indtrykkene og de smukke billeder fra de,n sig i min hukommelsen med indtrykket af bogen og giver en sensuel og sanselig oplevelse af denne korte og meget anderledes kærlighedshistorie.
Richard
Jul 12, 2014 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love The Piano in all its forms....film, book and soundtrack. It is dark and light and has such a beautiful location. Book is definitely worth a read even if you've seen the film.

I won't accept Holly Hunter or Harvey Keitel in any other role.
Pearl
Sep 19, 2008 Pearl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good read, romantics
I bought this book because I've never seen the movie and would love too, so reading the book is a good start ;)

I read it in only 2 days and its one of my favorites already! beautifully told, creepy in bits and it reminded me a lot of 'The Lover' which is also about a sexual awakening, I have no idea what what that is but I guess after reading those two books that must be it!

I love how its set in New Zealand (don't ask me why I just do) and how Ada is so dedicated to her piano, she is mute and ha
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Amanda
Jun 05, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have not seen the movie this book is based on and I wish I had. I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters. However, the writing is beautiful. I loved the setting and the primal feel of the interactions between characters.
Sarah
Aug 03, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-shelves
As I understand it, this book expands on the stories of the characters from the film. From that I expect it was written after the film, and I got that feeling from the book itself - there was a feeling of something being rushed over or left out. By that I mean that the story and the tensions within it would have benefited from being teased out a little slower, given more time to unfurl. I didn't fully believe in the connections between characters as there wasn't enough fleshing them out.

Having
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Dark-Draco
Hmmm, well I have just finished reading this and am not sure I am all that impressed. I liked the idea - a young women and child left alone on the New Zealand beach, the lone piano, the awakening of Ada's sexuality. However, the blurb says "Delving deeply into the character's pasts...", but I have to disagree. I found it a bit one dimensional and couldn't connect with the characters at all. The imagery was good, so I can imagine that the film has a lot more impact than this, especially in the la ...more
Samantha Anderson
This was a really good book, which, unusually, was written after the film was made. It filled in some of the details that were missing from the film and had a more rounded ending.
Lee
Feb 10, 2015 Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: annual-reads
This book literally spoke to me and figuratively spoke for me. I was touched to the depths of my soul.
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Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the daughter of Edith, an actress, and Richard Campion, a theater and opera director.[1] She graduated in Anthropology from Victoria University in 1975, and with a painting major at the Sydney College of the Arts in 1979. She started making films in the early eighties at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
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