A best seller in France, with over 400,000 copies sold, and currently being translated into eighteen languages, Fault Lines is the new novel from internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author Nancy Huston. Huston's novel is a profound and poetic story that traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to WW IICera Germany. Fault Lines begins wi...more
The reason I only gave it three stars is that each chapter is told from the POV of a 6 yr old. And, I just didn't buy it. The language was wrong for a 6 year old, and I felt that a lot of the feelings were wrong for a 6 year old. Had she made the characters 9 years old, I could have felt more comfortable with it. It just really prevented me from completely buying in to the thoughts and feelings as being honest and true.
The novel is told from four different viewpo ...more
Some of the language attributed to six-year olds was unbelievable and even annoying at times, and for this reason I think the story would have worked better if the children were older. Here's an example: "Thank you very, very ...more
It is written from the point of view of four six year olds-all one generation apart in the same family-in reverse chronological order. So first Sol, then his father as a six year old, then his grandmother as a six year old ...more
A friend recommended the book while she was reading it, so I put it on my list, not having any idea what it was about. I don't read jacket covers or blurbs, so I usually go into books totally blind, to be able to enjoy the journey without any spoilers at all.
This one gave quite a journey. The first part is written by a possibly sociopathic six-year-old, Sol. His sophistication and self-perceived heightened intelligence are believable as maybe part of hi ...more
Give it 3 stars. Intriguing look at four generations of the family though the eyes of very ...more
međutim, više sam se puta u knjizi pitala ima li autorica djece. jer njeni šestogodišnjaci se ponekad u knjizi ponašaju kao devetogodišnjaci. također, i odrasli likovi u knjizi se povremeno ponašaju kao devetogodišnjaci, da ne kažem neuvjerljivo.
Kristian Novak je to puno bolje odrad ...more
The book starts off with the most un ...more
Although I was quite put off by the opening section narrated by the 6-year old going on 30 rather sleazy Sol, the other 3 sections narrated by his father, grand-mother and great-grandmother also at the age of 6 were much more engaging and wove a fascinating narrative about this particular bloodline.
As it is told backwards through time close attention is needed to some events mentioned early on that only be ...more
Someone else remarked in another review that the book would be better if the characters were a little older, and I definitely agree, as m ...more
It is a story that unravels through the stories of 4 generations of one family, all of whom are still living.
Each section of the book is told by the character as a 6 year old so it takes you back in time.
I didn't get the first character at all, he is not like any 6 year old I have ever come across! Maybe someone out there can explain the relevance to me?
It got better after that and I couldn't put i ...more
Huston lived in Calgary until age fifteen, at which time her family moved to Wilton, New Hampshire, USA. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she was given the opportunity to spend a year of her studies in Paris. Arriving in Paris in 1973, Huston obtained a Master's Degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, writing a thesis on swear words und ...more