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Huset med den blinde glassveranda (Tora #1)

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Huset med den blinde glassveranda var Herbjørg Wassmos debut som romanforfatter og hennes første bok i trilogien om Tora. En gripende beretning om et ensomt barn, med en fåmælt og innesluttet mor som har nok med sitt kjærlighetsløse slit, og med en stefar som misbruker henne. Lyspunktet i tilværelsen finner hun hos tante Rakel og onkel Simon, som representerer de gode kref ...more
paperback, 186 pages
Published 2002 by Gyldendal (first published 1981)
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Oscar
Cuando estás leyendo una novela, hay personajes que sabes fehacientemente que te van a acompañar toda la vida. Tal es el caso de Tora, la niña protagonista de ‘La casa del mirador ciego’, primera parte de la Trilogía de Tora. Narrada desde el corazón, pero también desde el estómago, Wassmo nos relata la vida de los habitantes de una isla de los fiordos noruegos durante los años posteriores a la segunda guerra mundial. La prosa de Wassmo es sencilla, bella, sobria, lírica, capaz de describir perf ...more
Sónia
Tora é uma menina de 11 anos, fruto da relação duma norueguesa com um soldado alemão. Tal facto faz com que seja alvo da chacota dos vizinhos apelidando-o de "a fedelha alemã".

Tora é também a menina que passa imenso tempo longe da Mãe, que aproveita trabalho nocturnos para dar outro conforto económico a um lar que, de si, vive em circunstâncias paupérrimas, Tal esforço maternal deveria ser motivo de gáudio para o núcleo familiar, onde também se inclui Henrik, o padrasto de Tora. Esse esforço ser
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Deanne
At times it's a difficult book to read. Not because it's badly written but because Tora has such a difficult life. She's the daughter of a German soldier living in post war Norway. Her mother's husband is a bitter man and she's an easy target. That said it's a hard book to put down because the characters are so interesting. May have to track down the other books in the trilogy.
Bucket
My heart ached the whole time I read this novel - for Tora especially but also for her mother, for her aunt, for her friend Sol and Sol's mother. These women do not have easy lives, but Tora's burden is most difficult to bear. She's just 11, but she is abused both sexually and physically by her stepfather, her mother puts up an invisible wall of sorrow and silence, and she is an outcast because her father was a German soldier (the novel takes place in post-World War II Sweden).

The early pages o
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Ann
It is a story of a young girl struggling with her life that is not rosy at all. She is a daughter of a German soldier after the war (in Norway), her stepdad is violent and abusive, her mother seems to be blind to all the things around her and thus Tora feels alone. The angst is quite well described although at times it seems that the author has overestimated the intelligence of an 11-year old. The backround story was also rather captive.
But I did not like this book. The writing style was not enj
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Alfredo Rottenmeier
Se me hace difícil pensar en una novela de iniciación/infancia donde se mezcle la mirada adulta e infantil de una manera tan intrincada como en La casa del mirador ciego (será porque me queda mucho por leer). Y el resultado es un relato que camina entre dos mundos: por un lado el de las sensaciones íntimas y únicas que producen las primeras experimentaciones del dolor y la identidad (en este caso, atroz dolor por los abusos de un padrastro miserable) y el contacto con una tierra (el Norte de Nor ...more
Amerynth
Herbjog Wassmo's "The House with the Blind Glass Windows" is a good book but profoundly sad, making it difficult to read.

Her protagonist Tora is living in a very poor fishing village and suffers abuse of every kind imaginable at the hands of her stepfather. Her mother has essentially checked out and Tora suffers in silence.

Much of the book focuses on Tora's inner life and longing to escape. It really rings true and has an honest feel about it. I liked Tora and the writing enough that I will be
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Indrė
Tipiška Herbjørg Wassmo stiliaus knyga. Skandinaviška. Čia niekas ant lėkštutės nepadės ir neatneš faktų, jausmų, įvykių. Būtinas įžvalgumas, gal net jautrumas, kad suprastum kas vyksta ir kaip dėl to jaučiasi herojus. Priminė su malonumu perskaitytą autorės "Dinos knygos" seriją.

Recenzijose nuolat minimas knygos niūrumas. Nesutikčiau - jo yra, bet nereikia susitelkti tik į jį. Galų gale ne apie tai ši knyga.

Paslaptinga, skandinaviškai šalta, bet įtraukianti ir žavinti knyga. Mane visuomet žavi
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João Carlos
“A Casa Com Alpendre de Vidro Cego” é o primeiro livro escrito pela norueguesa Harbjorg Wassmo e faz parte de uma trilogia, com um enredo que se situa em meados década de 1950 numa pequena vila piscatória de uma ilha no norte da Noruega, delimitada pelo fiorde e pelo mar, num clima agreste e violento, revelando personagens despojadas do supérfluo, numa luta constante pela sobrevivência física e mental.
A personagem principal é uma menina chamada Tora, que carrega a vergonha e o estigma de ser fi
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Ingrid Verschelling
Het huis met de blinde serre van de Noorse schrijfster Herbjørg Wassmo is boek van de maand april, welke wij met de Facebookgroep Literatuur uit het Hoge noorden gezamenlijk lezen en aan het eind van de maand bespreken. Het huis met de blinde serre van Herbjørg Wassmo speelt zich af rond 1955 en is het eerste deel van een serie, de Tora- trilogie. De andere delen zijn: De stille kamer en Huidloze hemel. Herbjørg Wassmo kreeg voor deze trilogie een hoge literaire onderscheiding in Noorwegen. Ze w ...more
Joana Guerra
The story of this book can turn around stories already told before by several authors, as Tora is a young girl feeling different because her father was a Deutsch soldier and left its marks of grief. Her mother is a part of her wellness, but she works hard and Tora spends many time alone, fearing her drunken stepfather, that abuses her. Tora is a dreamer too, and she alienates from the world that surrounds her by dreaming. The story is filled with a feeling of desolation and bleakness that makes ...more
Revealillusions
My absolute favorite book! I'm shocked at how much I appreciated this reading. Although the story is tragic is it so incredibly beautiful. You get remainded of this in the book-
- I love books, because they're tragic. The books are so wonderful.
- But, how can they be so wonderful if they're so tragic?
- They just are.
Johan Joost
Erg aan te bevelen gaat over kindermisbruik en de gevolgen die dat kan hebben komt in het derde deeltje van deze trilogie naar voren.
Ffiamma
libro durissimo, ambientato in una sperduta isola norvegese negli anni successivi alla seconda guerra mondiale. tora, figlia di un tedesco, vive nella miseria con la madre e il patrigno; subisce lo scherno dei suoi coetanei e la violenza in famiglia. intorno a lei povertà, malattia, abbandoni, segreti e qualche sprazzo di luce e dolcezza- e i tentativi di salvarsi, cercando poesia e bellezza nelle piccole cose. primo volume di una trilogia, peccato che gli altri titoli non siano stati tradotti.
Agne
A very sad book: strong emotions, interesting characters, but the whole story breaks your heart.
Anja
Its actually a trilogy, and Ive added the last 2 here, but dont think they are in english, what a shame. Got the books myself, and couldnt stop reading them/it until I was done! I cried and laughed! I almost believed that she had experienced it herself!

The other 2 books is called : Book 2: Det stummee rummet/The silent room Book 3:Hudløs Himmel/Frank sky. Dont know if I've translated them right!
Henrik
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Claudia
Mexeu imensamente comigo. Acredito que vá impressionar muitos leitores. Neste momento, nem tenho palavras.
Ina
A well written book - I could nearly smell the sea and feel the cold wind. Read it in two days although I had some problems with the 'antique' language.
Asta
Way too depressive. I kept reading hoping it would get better, but it never did. Just progresses from bad to worse.
Sabine
La magie de Wassmo est au rendez-vous et en plus c'est une trilogie, délices en perspective !
Beth Shields-Szostak
translated by Roseann Lloyd & Allen Simpson; translation copyright 1987
Meda
Very depresive, too much violence
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Herbjørg Wassmo (born Vesterålen, December 6, 1942) is a Norwegian author. She worked as a teacher in northern Norway until her debut as an author. Her debut work was a collection of poems, "Vingeslag" ("Beating of Wings"). Her major breakthrough was her first novel, "Huset med den blinde glassveranda" ("The House with the Blind Glass Porch") in 1981.
Her best known book is Dinas bok (Dina's Book)
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