I read parts of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe for school, but thought to great of it not to read the rest of the story about Crusoe and Friday on a...moreI read parts of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe for school, but thought to great of it not to read the rest of the story about Crusoe and Friday on a far off island, so I borrowed a copy from my friend and it turned out to be a good story with good messages about growing up and become the man you are suppose to be, but also when it comes to the language, English.
Crusoe is an ass for treating Friday as he does, but their relationship as professor-student actually works quite well, and in my opinion it also seems very reliable, not to be discriminating anyone, but imagine you, no matter your location, religion or mother-tongue, where stranded on a island where no one mas able to speak your language, and you then met someone who kept following you around, would you not try to teach him your language to be fully able to communicate with him? Perhaps it would have been more logical for Crusoe to learn Friday's language so he could speak to the rest of the island's population himself, but you get the idea. It is not about dominance, but about communication.
I know this is one of the books you are suppose to read at the Danish universities if you want to study literature, and I have heard many struggled with the novel, which I can fully understand. If you do not focus on the language of this and instead the overall story about the island and a boy who becomes a man, this novel might not be as fascinating as it is when you look between the lines. I am very pleased with myself for reading this. *high five to self* (less)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is a rather weird book. Not in a confusing and disorientating way. Simply in a weird-good-...moreExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is a rather weird book. Not in a confusing and disorientating way. Simply in a weird-good-but-still-weird way, and still the reader, in this case myself, might be left off with nothing but tears and a whole new look upon life and its difficulties. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is really touching.
What touched me the most was how a little kid, the nine-year-old Oskar Schell could touch my heart as much as he did. He's nine but the author gives him an incredible ability to really speak. It's a book which touched the deepest of my heart in all kind of weird ways that makes you feel rather... exhausted. I know does not make any sense at all. How can I book you enjoyed make you exhausted or make you feel almost empty, but nothing left but the tears that you cry? I guess Jonathan Safran Foer is simply gifted. He knows how to write.
When I said the book was weird, it's not only because of the great mix of feelings it left me, but a while after I'd turned the last page, I asked myself "is this a book you would ever consider rereading?" and I didn't know the answer, still I think when a book like this is so filled with symbols and metaphors, you need to read more than once to fully appreciate and get the most out of. So yes I will reread it again sometime. (less)
Lårkort har jeg læst i forbindelse med min store dansh-.hisorie opgave, som handler om tabu igennem voldtægt. Bogen her er på ingen måde ngoet at råbe...moreLårkort har jeg læst i forbindelse med min store dansh-.hisorie opgave, som handler om tabu igennem voldtægt. Bogen her er på ingen måde ngoet at råbe hurra for, da den hverken arbejder sig i dybden med hovedpersons følelser, og fordi bogen er skrevet i tredje person, kommer læseren lidt på afstend, end hvis vi havde hørt historien fra hovedpersonen selv. Dog vil jeg sige, at bogen er god til at vise den process der ved en anmeldt voldtægt, og hvad man kan komme igennem.
NOTE: Jeg kommer ikke til at skrive en anmeldelse på min blog om denne bog. Derfor har jeg valgt at skrive den på dansk her på Goodreads. (less)