The Man Who Laughs
As it is here, with L'homme qui rit. Gorgeous, gor ...more
نموذج كامل للرواية المثالية... لغة بسيطة.. سرد سريع و أحداث متلاحقة.. تطور نفسي للشخصيات... صراعات داخلية في كل شخص بين السقوط للغواية و بين الصعود للكمال.. بين الاستسلام لليأس و بين الإيمان بالمستقبل..
بإختصار واحدة من أفضل ما قرأت بالفعل!
الرجل الضاحك هو ابن لأحد النبلاء تم اختطافه في صغره و تشويه وجهه ليعمل بعد ذلك كمهرج بسبب وجهه المشوه الذي يجعل وجهه مثيرا للضحك دائما.. حتى لو كان هو نفسه يبكي!
الرجل الضاحك يعيش مع فتاة عمياء و رجل مسن داخل عربة متنقلة يستخدمون ...more
Seldom have I read a story that was so entirely immersive. The writer took me deeply into the culture of the time, the settings, the politics, and gave me a sense of the day-to-day life. Consequently, I KNEW these characters to the point that I could ...more
Loro salpano verso la tempesta, custodi di un terribile segreto, lui verso la sua nuova vita.
Non è certo un libro che si legge facilmente, almeno nella prima parte.
Hugo lo riempie di nozioni storiche e scientifiche utili a contestualizzare i modi di vivere, il periodo storico, i personaggi e le differenze tra i ceti sociali, riferimenti a miti greci, filosofi e frasi in latino. Molte di queste nozioni richiedono una cultura che io ...more
Somehow Hugo also manages to show us humans as the multi-dimensional things we are, responding banally to the storms and respits our souls encounter. We cannot help but despair when in trials, and think ourselves in hea ...more
Stattdessen bietet der erste große Abschnitt einige neue Figuren und führt uns in die englische Adels-Welt des frühen 18. Jhds. ein, mit all ihrer Dekadenz, ihren Intrigen, mit ihrer Beengu ...more
Mi preme partire mettendo subito in chiaro che non è un libro “facile”. Hugo è figlio del suo tempo e questo si mostra anche nei soliloqui , n ...more
It's the story of man who goes from one extreme to the other, and not by his choosing. He's an amazingly complex character, as are many of the supporting char ...more
Two-year-old Fermain is sold to Comprachicos—a Hugo invention based on the Spanish word for child-buyers, who mutilate his face into that of a perpetually laughing clown and force him to exhibit himself for money as a carnival freak. He is abandoned eight years later and, while wandering through a snowstorm, happens across the corpse of a frozen woman clutc ...more
In one hand you've got fantastic, brilliant, beautiful, poetic, epic and a long list of adjectives which would never be enough to describe well enough how awesome is his writing. Also, he's politically engaged and, when he wants, he can heartlessly portray the precarious lives of the poor, be it in England at the end of the 17th century or in France in the 1830s.
On the other hand, he can be very, very cheesy. Especially at the end. ...more
It is rare that a book speaks to the reader so intimately, as to be disclosing to them the inestimable secrets deeply concealed at the very core of their being. A book that speaks to the reader, it manages somehow to inject them – with an immersive raptness wholly complete – literarily into the narrative through the imaginative faculty. And yet, simultaneously, as the story is internalized, the reader shares (& most truly) the protagonist’s journey…reflecting u ...more
There are synopsis' in the other reviews, so I won't rehash. I loved the layers of the story, the characters, and the masterful way Hugo threw out plot threads that you had no idea were important - until he ties them together (the (long and rambling) list of peers on Ursus' board, th ...more
It’s a tragic story which impressed me to the innermost of my heart. This book was read in one breath. The atmosphere of the book is tremendous, especially in the very end. After reading of this book it is impossible to remain indifferent. There is everything in this masterpiece. This novel touches upon such age-old subjects as love, friendship, sorrow, and many others.
Characters in the book are quite bright, everyone of them has his (her) own destiny and temper. Each characte...more