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Nalda Said

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  145 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The Guardian called this first novel by Stuart David, founding member of the rock group Belle and Sebastian, “a stunning insight into reclusion,” and The Times wrote, “delicately written and achingly sad.”
Paperback, 152 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Turtle Point Press (first published 2000)
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Dec 04, 2008 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Andrew by: Stuart David at the Virgin Megastore
I really liked the book...but....did it remind anyone else of a certain Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater movie?
I've read once over 10 years ago. I kind of remembered having liked the story.
Today though, I don't know what I used to like about such a depressing story.
Mr. Reynard is a victim of Nalda. And I guess these victims really exist throughout the world. Nalda is a victim, too, I suppose. Mr. Reynard seemed to have only Nalda in his world and learned every single thing from her, which stayed in him and that's all he had. He didn't know of any other choice but not to trust anyone else. Could he live a
Didn't like the ending that much...
maybe 3.5? i'll think about this more later. david's work w/ belle & sebastian evidently hasn't devastated people enough for him... jerk. depressing, pretty consistent (if not always totally logical) character development, a few nice lines but more often a failing of easy opportunities for deeper significance.
this book was like something to eat when you are really famished, so you eat it up faster than you realize, and then are left trembling and sick for days afterward. it was beautiful, tragic, and so endearing. i couldn't get it out of my head for weeks.
I loved this book. I think on some level, we all feel that the "specialness" inside of us will be compromised -- and it has a lot to do with letting one's guard down and trusting others. It's a very sad story actually.
I should have just thrown it away when it started gettin on my nerves after 10 pages instead of reading it till the end. What an utter waste of my time.
Sweet story. Main character was terribly frustrating, so kudos to the guy from Belle & Sebastian for making me care.
Bizarre and tragic. (In a good read way)
Dec 06, 2007 Rebekah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Belle & Sebastian/Looper fans
It's Looper in book form. I'm so in love.
i fell in love with this book
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Stuart David is the co-founder of the bands Belle & Sebastian, and Looper. He has published two novels, "Nalda Said" and "The Peacock Manifesto".
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