Anastasia Kharitonova Kharitonova de Ringgenweiler, Germany
Que faites-vous lorsque la mort est devenue votre harceleur personnel? Quand une personne à qui tu parles finit par mourir en vingt-quatre heures? Isolé dans un établissement psychiatrique pour sa santé mentale et pour la sécurité des autres pendant des années, Alister pense qu'il a apprivoisé la mort sinon la battre. Mais comme cela arrive souvent, une belle femme entre dans sa vie et l'inverse. Cinq pages dans j'étais prêt à écrire celle-ci comme une cause perdue, une centaine de pages dans lesquelles j'étais accroché et à la fin, wow, quel livre et quelle torsion. Une courte lecture de seulement 224 pages en vaut la peine.
Another classic I had to read. Just from the first sentence I was hooked. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all that before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." Who writes like that? So blunt and so real? I knew from there I was in for an adventure. The story is narrated by Holden Caulfield, your typical cynical teenager, who just got kicked out of prep school, and decides to spend the next few days wandering the streets, spending dough and pointing out all the "phonies" that exist in the world. Although some of his pessimistic observations ring true, Holden's outlook left me very frustrated. He's that typical teenager who could do a lot with his life, everyone knows it, but he refuses. As for the book as a whole, it left me unfulfilled. I wanted more from Holden. Maybe that's part of the scheme of things. Since Holden is the narrator we the reader get to experience what everyone close to him experiences, his lack of effort. We know he can offer more but he doesn't, which leaves you somewhat unsatisfied. Sort of brilliant in a way. I do have to say I've never read anything so real from a completely un-real made up character. I can see why so many guys liked this book in high school. It dares to expose the lonliness and awkwardness of young teens in a world where everyone seems to belong somewhere.