Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu
Michelangelo Electric
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Michelangelo Electric Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu Michelangelo electric, un roman captivant si neconventional, s a numarat printre finalistele prestigiosului Booker Prize pentru 2004.Povestea incepe in 1910, in Morecambe, un orasel englez de coasta, unde micul Cy, orfan de tata, creste in hotelul pentru tuberculosi al mamei sale, invatand sa priveasca spectacolul suferintei in toata cruzimea lui In adolescenta, Cy devineMichelangelo electric, un roman captivant si neconventional, s a numarat printre finalistele prestigiosului Booker Prize pentru 2004.Povestea incepe in 1910, in Morecambe, un orasel englez de coasta, unde micul Cy, orfan de tata, creste in hotelul pentru tuberculosi al mamei sale, invatand sa priveasca spectacolul suferintei in toata cruzimea lui In adolescenta, Cy devine ucenicul lui Eliot Riley, personaj bizar si fascinant de la care deprinde arta tatuajului Dupa moartea mamei si a maestrului sau, tanarul pleaca in America si isi gaseste locul in lumea nebuna din Coney Island Ca orice artist, Cy cauta sa cunoasca extremele bucuriei si durerii omenesti, pentru a le talmaci apoi in forme si culori cu care decoreaza trupurile celor doritori sa si aiba povestea vietii intiparita n carne In mijlocul acestui carnaval decadent, Cy isi gaseste muza pe fascinanta si misterioasa Grace, o artista de circ din Europa de Est, iar neobisnuita lor poveste de dragoste creste pe masura ce Cy ii acopera trupul cu o suta noua ochi de cerneala semnul unui atent observator al lumii launtrice si inconjuratoare.. Michelangelo Electric Michelangelo electric un roman captivant si neconventional s a numarat printre finalistele prestigiosului Booker Prize pentru Povestea incepe in in Morecambe un orasel englez de coasta
  • Title: Michelangelo Electric
  • Author: Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu
  • ISBN: 9789735012786
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Leslie says:

      I m the first person to champion ambitious prose, even when it overreaches I was absolutely with this book for the first 50 pages at least through the anecdotal preamble about Cy s mischievous, unorthodox upbringing in a seaside consumptive hotel abortion clinic But once Riley is introduced and Cy is ensnared in the seamy underworld of tattooing, seadog villainy, and other tediously familiar treachery, the monomaniacal narrative voice begins to bulldoze the protagonist, wringing from him any age [...]

    2. ☕Laura says:

      This is the story of Cy Parks, from his coming of age on the shores of Morecambe Bay in England to his career as a tattoo artist on the boardwalk of Coney Island, New York in the early decades of the twentieth century It is the story of the three people who would shape his soul, all three somewhat eccentric and flawed, tortured and gifted His mother, Reeda Parks, runs a hotel for consumptives in Morecambe Bay, where the soft air is said to assuage their symptoms, and shows him what it is to give [...]

    3. Allie says:

      What Sarah Hall does well in The Electric Michelangelo are descriptions The images of blood, coughed up from lungs or pulled with a tattoo needle, are vivid enough to make me queasy Likewise, I can perfectly imagine the characters and their every mannerism, except the main character Cyril whose perspective gives the story However, after all these carefully constructed visuals I was left wanting plot The main action takes many fewer pages than the descriptions and happens so abruptly that I had [...]

    4. Meghann says:

      i did not enjoy this book i finished it out of obligation i think i kept wanting it to be better but it just never was i didn t really care about anyone in this story, though it was a little interesting to learn about early tatooing methods.

    5. Rachel says:

      This book was written really well with some truly beautiful passages in it I highlighted about 9 different passages that I loved So it s strange to me that I just didn t really care for the book that much I don t know, I don t want to dissuade anyone from reading it, but at times I just wished I was reading something else.

    6. Nancy B. says:

      I expected this book to be a kind of fluffy story about a tattoo artist and his adoration of a girl, but it turns out that it s really a brilliantly drawn coming of age novel for the art of tattooing, america, and one engaging young man The girl, who doesn t come in until late, is intriguing and solid, with a feminist bent that is believable and respectable Sweet

    7. Carol says:

      This book was terrific I had very much wanted to read it and it lived up to every expectation I had Set during the first half of the 20th century, it s about Cy Parks, who grows up in an English seaside resort town and becomes a very good tattoo artist He emigrates to America, where he plies his trade in Coney Island There he encounters the enigmatic Grace, who does an equestrian act in one of the park s circuses Their oddly intimate relationship develops through the medium of her request for an [...]

    8. Shazia says:

      I can t believe this won the Booker Prize I chose it because of the prize I ve liked books by many other winners and the intriguing subject matter a tatoo artist from the period after the Great War and during the second World War, set in an English coastal tourist town and Coney Island I think it won the award because the writing is so artful Each phrase is a little poem It seemed to me that the author got so caught up with her beautiful writing that she forgot about the need for plot or charact [...]

    9. J.K. Grice says:

      I liked this book well enough, although the pacing was a bit slow at times.

    10. Govnyo says:

      I read this after discovering Hall through her short story anthology, Madam Zero The novel is worse, though only marginally so I was still gripped, and the writing is absolutely sterling The plot is fairly uninteresting a boy is born in Morecambe, he grows up, the book follows the significant milestones in his life then winds up There is love and death and hate, as is the norm There are also i a lot i of descriptions of the places where this takes place, one of which is Morecambe The protagonist [...]

    11. L.S. says:

      carte vorbita humanitas Dragos Bucur reuseste o lectura excelenta, ba as spune chiar o interpretare excelenta Si autoarea mi a lasat o impresie buna, deoarece a stiut sa vorbeasca frumos si ingenios despre un subiect care imi displace si anume arta tatuajului Cy o priveste pe Grace drept opera lui de arta, o opera pe care o iubeste Se indragosteste de ea doar dupa ce Grace isi pierde frumusestea pe care el i a dat o.

    12. Mrs. Danvers says:

      This book sings It is amazing that such a young woman could write such a thoughtful story of a man s whole life, with such vitality and mastery.

    13. Sara Bauer says:

      Too dense to unpack via I ll do a full review on my blog in time, but I must say, approach this novel with extreme EXTREME caution.

    14. Stacey says:

      This is the longest I have stuck with a book for a while, despite its difficulty It literally took me 10 weeks to read I m measuring in weeks because of the whole pregnancy thing I remember that when I started it, I was about 11 weeks because parts of the book were making me nauseous, and now I m 21 weeks and the whole thing just made me tired lately It s not because the book is overly long it s about 340 pages it s just that it s very dense There is almost no dialogue, and the paragraphs are al [...]

    15. Ellie says:

      The premise of this story was what drew me to it Seaside resorts, amusement parks, early 20th century life, and body art all appealed to me, but Hall really could have benefited from some good editing Her writing reminded me of the stuff of 19th century when writers were paid by the word I often found myself wishing she would get to the point and move the story on The second half was much engaging, perhaps because the setting was a faster paced Coney Island, with rich, eccentric characters Howe [...]

    16. Kimberly says:

      War was a peculiar thing It brought out the best and the worst and the downright incomprehensible in people It made them slough off the dead skin of reason and deepen the roots of nationality They became creatures of habit, so than ever before War sent people out looking for principles and decency and even fragments of God to be woven up in chain mail and used as armour against all the bestial suffering and immoral wickedness inflicted by other human beings, those accused of creating a convenan [...]

    17. David says:

      I can see why people like this so much, the richness and the color At the same time, it isn t for me so much I want a story from this, but have trouble finding it Things happen, but there s 90% of the book just for build up if it s Cy, and not enough payoff I think there s too many stories without focus, too much favoring of maximalism, too much fascination with pure ornamentation for my taste Many will love it for exactly those things, but I wanted things much tighter Just me though, still much [...]

    18. Catherine says:

      I am a fan of the photographer Dianne Arbus and although I didn t know it when I put this on my wishlist, there are strong similarities in style If Arbus had written, it would have been a book like this There is distance from the characters yet aching intimacy.The atmosphere is so loaded, so heavy so exotic, yet the story so understated Her writing is original, her phrasing accomplished Wow What an awe some writer in the real sense of that word.

    19. Andy says:

      Man, this book is fantastic, and I think the lady that wrote it did so when she was pretty young, in her 20s I believe I m not usually a real big fan of novels but this book is great A really fun read for anyone interested in yesteryear, traditional tattoing, rogue citizens, outsiders, freaks or NYC This book kind of reminded me of the also awesome book Geek Love.

    20. Lenah says:

      I can never praise highly enough for this book It is so unique, not only the writing itself is impeccable, the subject is almost never touched in the literature Rich in description and at one point everything seemed to come to me like a bold painting Very lovely book, shame it didn t win the Man Booker prize

    21. Peggy says:

      blah, blah, blah x 1000 and i still don t understand the characters or their motivations i know an awful lot about the bloody phlegm that was coughed up but each event that should have revealed something about the characters failed to reveal anything meaningful empty

    22. Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ says:

      This was not as good as I had hoped it would have been, kind of got screwy in the middle and really never recovered Too bad.

    23. Alicia says:

      I tried to read this several times and haven t been able to get through it I wish I could explain why, but perhaps it just isn t my style.

    24. Dawn says:

      Dynamic settings seaside amusement parks and a beautiful rendering of the history and art of tattoos you re going to want some ink all as a vehicle for an engaging love story SWOON

    25. Robert says:

      More like 3.5 As such there s nothing bad with this book The plot is predictable but the writing style is excellent.

    26. Melody Newby says:

      This book will intrigue your mind in a variety of ways, especially if you love tattoos just as much as I do The novel is set in the 1930s and the 1940s and it follows the life of Cyril Parks who s mother ran a hotel predominantly visited by consumptives in England He discovered that his mother performed midnight abortions in partnership with a local female doctor he could hear the young women screaming and crying into the blackness of the night.As Cy matured, he met Riley, tattoo artist and town [...]

    27. Claire says:

      I received The Electric Michelangelo as part of a giveaway.Cyril Cy Parks grows up in a small English seaside town with a single mother who owns a consumptives hotel around World War I The local tattoo artist takes him on as an apprentice, and Cy develops into a skilled and passionate artist Following the deaths of his mother and mentor, Cy heads to the United States and makes a home and business for himself amid a gritty and colorful cast of characters on Coney Island.Hall does a very good job [...]

    28. Malcolm says:

      For me the strength and weakness of this novel was the descriptive passages Too many fine words about the deeper meaning of tattoos But many of the early passages from Cyril Park s boyhood paid surprising dividends later in his life and the power of the characters the mother, the mentor tatooist and circus performer Grace grew out of the luxurious descriptions Written at a high level of skill and creativity If of the mumbo jumbo had been edited out, I might have found a new favorite author.

    29. Prashanth Baskaran says:

      This is not a fast read Nor it is a love story It s rather a study of tattooing via the chronicles of the protagonist Forming the oh so lovely backdrop is the two bays.It is an insightful and stirring read which will make you feel many emotions.A great read if you have lot of time Or interested in captivating prose.

    30. Rikki says:

      In many ways the writing is lovely and descriptive, but it tends to get in the way of the story, and the book would have benefitted from a heavier edit I like losing myself in a story and not being distracted by how it s written I think this book has the problem of too much telling instead of simply showing I ll be interested in reading later works from this extremely talented author.

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