Elefantpassernes børn (PDF)

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Elefantpassernes børn Free download Ñ 2 Peter and Tilte are trying to track down two notorious criminals their parents They are the pastor and the organist respectively of the only church on the tiny island of Finø Known for fabricating cheap miracles to strengthen their congregation's faith they have been in trouble before But this time. People who know me well know that one of my least favorite topics of conversation is religion It varies in importance from person to person so I find it impolite to probe into the religious workings or non workings of the majority of individuals Perhaps this has something to do with the extremes to which faith is wielded by a variety of people why is it that talk of God is so freuently usurped as a means to an end rather than a means to improvement It is this uestion that is poised so playfully at the center of The Elephant Keepers Children by Peter H egSkip straight to the recipe inspired by this bookFourteen year old Peter Fin is brokenhearted His dream girl Conny has been whisked away from their fictional Danish island Fin by stardom His parents work in the church as pastor and organist and have a history of shall we way overdoing it in an effort to boost church attendance Peter s older sister Tilte is obsessed with death and as such constantly thinking of ways to prepare herself and others for that eternal eventuality His brother Hans is an oblivious stargazer whose infreuent gear shifts into rage could kill a man The motley crew of characters is somewhat jumbled and happy as families are but let s not forget Basker III the Fin family s pet dog who is always around but somehow never a burdenFaith or rather a variety of faiths is one of Fin s defining factors along with its mix of churches 18th century abodes and a deep dark forest On Fin Christianity is king but many other religions exist peacefully alongside it and that means the children than anyone are accepting of differing perspectives This attitude is put to the test when a vast gathering of all the world s religions The Grand Synod takes the stage in Copenhagen and a dismal plan is set in place to derail this global expression of religious collaboration and tolerance As Peter Tilte and the others slowly unravel the mystery of what threatens the Grand Synod they must face their own fears challenge authority and worst of all figure out their parents role in the whole thingThe Elephant Keepers Children is a sort of meandering romp through a series of serious topics such as religion death drugs crime and sex With little Peter at the helm though that which would feel heavy around the dinner table is surprisingly light and enjoyable through the eyes of a precocious teenager Snarky self contradictory soul searching and unexpectedly wise Peter is a lovable hero whose bravery exceeds his size and whose deadpan criticism is so funny it makes you wish you would be the subject of it sometimeClassically speaking detectives are not 14 year old footballers and their 16 year old aspiring therapist sisters But Peter Fin and company lay that slow clue based methodical investigator archetype to rest Despite numerous flashbacks asides and ostensibly irrelevant details The Elephant Keepers Children keeps a steady pace tackling at once the notion that children are less wise than adults as well as many of the social issues that worry society todayThis is the sort of book that you want to see as a movie if only to fall in love with the boy Peter and witness his hijinks as he goes from discovering his parents disappearance to preventing a catastrophe Then you realize that without the side trips into Peter and Tilte s pasts without the history and the anecdotes this story would be flat uninteresting and typical But each of Peter s digressions comes full circle and it is the mastery of weaving in H eg s storytelling that makes The Elephant Keepers Children pure magic

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Elefantpassernes børn Free download Ñ 2 Their children suspect they are up to mischief on a far greater scale When Peter and Tilte learn that scientific and religious leaders from around the world are assembling in Copenhagen for a conference they know their parents are up to something Peter and Tilte's uest to find them exposes conspiraci. I m giving this 2 stars even though this was a DNF some readers will enjoy wading through the dense prose the constant diversions and the overlong sentences than I did What I got out of the first 14 of the book was this was a world populated by slightly uirky people with some sort of magical realism going on Not paranormal but psychological magic Here s one reason for the DNF all too often our heronarrator says I ll get to that in a moment or I ll explain that later in much ornate language Other reasons I didn t buy that Tilte was such a force of nature or that this island was so filled with bizarre people a Buddhist nunphone sex gurucomputer expert all rolled in oneARC provided by publisher Voice of the Trees exposes conspiraci. I m giving this 2 stars Nine and a Half Weeks A Memoir of a Love Affair even though this was a DNF some readers will The $5 Takeout Cookbook enjoy wading through the dense prose the constant diversions and the overlong sentences than I did What I got out of the first 14 of the book was this was a world populated by slightly uirky people with some sort of magical realism going on Not paranormal but psychological magic Here s one reason for the DNF all too often our heronarrator says I ll get to that in a moment or I ll The Reluctant explain that later in much ornate language Other reasons I didn t buy that Tilte was such a force of nature or that this island was so filled with bizarre people a Buddhist nunphone sex gurucomputer Vargens lilla lamm expert all rolled in oneARC provided by publisher

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Elefantpassernes børn Free download Ñ 2 Es terrorist plots an angry bishop a deranged headmaster two love struck police officers a deluded aristocrat and much along the wayPart adventure story part study of human nature The Elephant Keepers' Children is a delightful and thought provoking novel from the prizewinning Danish author Peter Høe. One of my favorite books which I reread is his Smilla s Sense of Snow but I only just tolerated this book I am always suspicious of translations as feel they cannot represent the author s true voice but since I do not read Danish have no choice The faults in this book I will therefore blame on his translator chief among them the stupidly distracting character names The plot is fantastical but I might have accepted it were the names reasonable They were ludicrous unnecessary and diminished the reading experience as created an artificially farcical setting which disallowed any reasonable reading of the book A shame as many of his observations were magically revealing and insightful but a wasted opportunity to create a book to my liking Surprisingly disappointing even the underdeveloped theme of the title


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    Read & download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Peter Høeg Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Peter Høeg Ý 2 Free download I regret to say that I didn't really enjoy this book The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg that I won on Goodreads and I'll tell you why the prose was overwrought and overcomplicated and it made me feel like

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Review Elefantpassernes børn People who know me well know that one of my least favorite topics of conversation is religion It varies in importance from person to person so I find it impolite to probe into the religious workings or non workings of the majority of individuals Perhaps this has something to do with the extremes to which faith is wielded by a variety of peopl

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    Review Elefantpassernes børn Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Read & download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Peter Høeg I very much enjoy this author's work even though I generally have to read a title at least twice to be anywhere close to understanding the complexities of his ideas and plots So I was not sure what to expect here and was pleasantly surprised to find that I was 'getting it' right from the start This is the story of Peter older sist

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Review Elefantpassernes børn “I have found a door out of the prison”So begins this tale full of unexpected humor adventure intrigue and the search for transcendence Peter Tilte and Hans grew up in a rectory Their father is the pastor of a church on the tiny island of Fino and their mother plays the organ when she’s not busy inventing gadgets

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) I'm giving this 2 stars even though this was a DNF some readers will enjoy wading through the dense prose the constant diversions and the overl

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Read & download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Peter Høeg Peter Høeg Ý 2 Free download Stephen King once wrote an article describing why we crave horror stories concluding that the darker cravings of one’s nature can be suppressed as long as we occasionally indulge those desires Eg you can keep the alligators under your mind’s trap door “as long as you remember to feed the gators”So if Mr King is to be trusted and with his imagination for dark things I would trust him on this front we all have a split natu

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) I read half of this book I really wanted to get through it but the library wanted it back I had had it for 9 weeks and was just sitting on it Clearly with that being said it was a rough one for me to get into and truly to even understand It is reminiscent of the old crazy writing of Tom Robbins Still Life with Woodpecker or the one about the chick with the big thumb Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Just very surreal and I felt like I was in a f

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Read & download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Peter Høeg Review Elefantpassernes børn This week I've been reading a book in Danish by the Danish writer Peter Høeg author of Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow The uiet Girl Borderliners I especially loved Borderliners it's actually one of my favourite books The Elephant Keepers' Children my translation there's no official translation yet is in the style of mystical realism similar to Haruki Murakami The philosophical idea behind the novel is the thought that

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) One of my favorite books which I reread is his Smilla's Sense of Snow but I only just tolerated this book I am always suspicious of translations as feel they cannot represent the author's true voice but since I do not read Danish have no choice The faults in this book I will therefore blame on his translator chief among them the stupidly distracting character names The plot is fantastical but I might have accepted it

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    Elefantpassernes børn (PDF) Fun absurdist romp I really liked the voice of the narrator Peter This has the same peculiar sense of humour deadpan philosophical that seems to be a Scandinavian thing It reminded me of both Doppler and The 100 Y

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Elefantpassernes børn
  • Peter Høeg
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 9781846555848