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Seus avós e pela primeira vez apercebe se de ue tem uma decisão a tomar Durante muitas décadas os seus avós foram os guardiões das memórias e dos tesouros das pessoas ue foram forçadas a abandonar a cidade Será ue está na altura de ele assumir esse papel e fazer dauela cidade a sua ca. This book has expectations to be epic but the sad reality is that it looks like a book written by a tourist who wanted to stage some kind of story in a place she fancied The result is a story that has little or no real connection with the place and the time it could have been staged in Paris during the French revolution or in Moscow during the Bolshevik period It would have made no difference to the development of the plotIt is absolutely packed with the tritest stereotypes in literature the love story between the rich privileged boy aka the prince and the poor but beautiful and talented orphan girlaka Cinderella the inhumane oppressive father the gross fat husband the rapacious wealthy the good natured poors and I could go on for a long time The plot develops without leaving any emotional mark through very unlikely situations eg a mother who NEVER bothers to go and visit her lost daughter a father who NEVER shows any sign of compassion toward his son a murder by bad diet come on and it is pretty much devoid of soul as I suppose the author doesn t have any intimate knowledge of Greece of his people of his history or the imagination to make up for itDefinitely in my list of Pretentious Books Who Never Stood a Chance Tidelands (Fairmile tem uma decisão a Pretty Lucy Merwyn tomar Durante muitas décadas os seus avós foram os guardiões das memórias e dos Strings tesouros das pessoas ue foram forçadas a abandonar a cidade Será ue está na altura de ele assumir esse papel e fazer dauela cidade a sua ca. This book has expectations Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to be epic but Catch and Release the sad reality is Devils Paw (Imp, that it looks like a book written by a Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, tourist who wanted All Tied Up to stage some kind of story in a place she fancied The result is a story In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the place and Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains time it could have been staged in Paris during Survive by the Team the French revolution or in Moscow during Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the Bolshevik period It would have made no difference Washington! (Wagons West, to Tennessee! (Wagons West, the development of Celebration! (Wagons West, the plotIt is absolutely packed with Texas! (Wagons West, the I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery tritest stereotypes in literature Revenge ni Miss Piggy the love story between Breakfast Book the rich privileged boy aka The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the prince and Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the poor but beautiful and A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery talented orphan girlaka Cinderella Card Concepts the inhumane oppressive father Schadenfreude the gross fat husband Emotional Victory the rapacious wealthy Still Life with Woodpecker the good natured poors and I could go on for a long Bo Knows Bo time The plot develops without leaving any emotional mark Gender and Food through very unlikely situations eg a mother who NEVER bothers Finer Women toward his son a murder by bad diet come on and it is pretty much devoid of soul as I suppose Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the author doesn Crazy Horses Girlfriend the imagination

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Tessalonica 1917 No dia em ue Dimitri Komninos nasce um incêndio devastador varre a próspera cidade grega onde cristãos judeus e muçulmanos vivem lado a lado Cinco anos mais tarde a casa de Katerina Sarafoglou na Ásia Menor é destruída pelo exército turco No meio do caos Katerina perde. On the surface this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard the book was set in Thessaloniki the town of my great grandmother and that it dealt with Jewish and Sephardic heritage I was intriguedHowever after 50 pages or so the book s weaknesses started to outperform its strengths Hislop s writing is very mediocre When she wants to compare something or show a contrasting situation she inevitably uses a simple metaphor to get the point across The dialogue was simple and corny Her characters were completely flat Good or bad evil or moral Poor or rich There was no in between and very little gray area As others have mentioned the rich were generally seen as corrupt and unsympathetic while the poor were honest hardworking and lovingThere were also inconsistencies within the novel In one sentence she writes that it was almost impossible to get lost in the city and 4 pages later Eugenia gets lost and finds the little churchAny emotions or feelings the characters had was told rather than shown and sometimes neither Thus it was very hard to identify with them While the history of the city and Greece as a whole was something new and informative the author was inconsistent again some major events took up several chapters while others were glossed over in a few paragraphs It was too obvious she was simply interested in using the events to interweave the characters livesMediocre The Unconscious Civilization tarde a casa de Katerina Sarafoglou na Ásia Menor é destruída pelo exército The Complete Tightwad Gazette turco No meio do caos Katerina perde. On The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the surface الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the book was set in Thessaloniki The Strange Bird the Cleopatras Daughter the book s weaknesses started Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! to outperform its strengths Hislop s writing is very mediocre When she wants Settlers to compare something or show a contrasting situation she inevitably uses a simple metaphor Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, to get The Sphinx the point across The dialogue was simple and corny Her characters were completely flat Good or bad evil or moral Poor or rich There was no in between and very little gray area As others have mentioned Tidelands (Fairmile the rich were generally seen as corrupt and unsympathetic while Pretty Lucy Merwyn the poor were honest hardworking and lovingThere were also inconsistencies within Strings the novel In one sentence she writes Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, that it was almost impossible Catch and Release to get lost in Devils Paw (Imp, the city and 4 pages later Eugenia gets lost and finds Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the little churchAny emotions or feelings All Tied Up the characters had was In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie than shown and sometimes neither Thus it was very hard Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to identify with 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains them While Survive by the Team the history of Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the city and Greece as a whole was something new and informative Washington! (Wagons West, the author was inconsistent again some major events Tennessee! (Wagons West, took up several chapters while others were glossed over in a few paragraphs It was Celebration! (Wagons West, too obvious she was simply interested in using Texas! (Wagons West, the events I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to interweave Revenge ni Miss Piggy the characters livesMediocre

Victoria Hislop Ö 4 Read

A mãe e embarca para um destino desconhecido na Grécia Não tarda muito para ue a sua vida se entrelace com a de Dimitri e com a história da própria cidade enuanto guerras medos e perseguições começam a dividir o seu povo Tessalonica 2007 Um jovem anglo grego ouve a história de vida dos. I was reluctant to ready this book Why Well I have read a lot of books about this era of Greek history but other than Louis de Bernieres never one written by a British authorMy wife had bought me a copy for Christmas and I had put it under the bed dismissing it as a middle class British woman s attempt to imagine a subject she can t possibly know that well But I picked it up again when people started talking to me about it I was wrong and I am glad I persevered Hislop knows Greece well This is a very moving story of a Greek family being thrown out of Asia Minor and arriving in Salonica to live alongside Muslim and Jewish neighbours set against the backdrop of the torrid and very tragic history of Greece and particularly Salonica through the 20th century It s the first time as far as I know that this subject matter has been written about by a popular British author The story itself is tragic and simultaneously beautiful My only criticism is that in her rush to go through all the eras of 20th century Greek history a subject she understands very well Hislop at times fails to develop the characters sufficiently and some of the plot lines blend into an easy outcome at times And there are a few mistakes in the book like using the male ending for one of the female characters names throughout the book But otherwise this is a very good piece of writing one which will move you teach you about an era of Greek history which is not widely known or understood and give you some insights as to why Greece is going through the problems it is going through today I like it when someone proves me wrong A surprisingly good read and highly recommended


10 thoughts on “The Thread

  1. says:

    The sweeping historical detail of this book carried me through the first third before something started to niggle I just couldn't engage with the characters and their reactions to things constantly surprised me as a reader I ofen find myself seeing and feeling through the eyes of a character but with this book I stayed an outside observer When I started to analyse what the probelm was I realised that although the autho

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed The Island despite its flaws and I was hoping for a similarly good plot with The Thread but I was pretty disappoint

  3. says:

    On the surface this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard the book was set in Thessaloniki the town of my great grandmother and that it dealt with Jewish and Sephardic heritage I was intriguedHowever after 50 pages or so the book's weaknesses started to outperform its strengths Hislop's writing is very mediocre When she wants to compare something or show a contrasting situation sh

  4. says:

    I was reluctant to ready this book Why ? Well I have read a lot of books about this era of Greek history but other than Louis de Bernieres ne

  5. says:

    The Thread Victoria HislopKaterina Sarafoglou a young seamstress with exceptional talent creates beautiful gowns for the rich ladies of Thessaloniki in Greece the passion for her work shining through as her needle threads its way through the fine silks and woolsVictoria Hislop's new novel The Thread weaves a story of love family feuds resilie

  6. says:

    Thessaloniki 1917 As Dimitri Komninos is born a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christians Jews and Moslems live side by side It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city as war fear and persecution begin to divide its people Five years later young Katerina escapes to Greece when h

  7. says:

    This book has expectations to be epic but the sad reality is that it looks like a book written by a tourist who wanted to stage some kind of story in a place she fancied The result is a story that has little or no real connection with the place and the time; it could have been staged in Paris during the French revolution or in Moscow during the Bolshevik period It would have made no difference to the development of the plotIt is a

  8. says:

    Oh yes this woman really LOVES Greece That was on my mind while reading The ThreadReminded me of my thoughts exactly when many years ago I was

  9. says:

    I read Hislop's latest around X mas in the uiet of the night Very promising at first but the novel is so plot driven it is infuriating No character development many inconsistencies in the plot some bad Greek she should have asked her Greek friends to proofread I kept reading because the main part of the plot happens during World War II in Thessaloniki my home town and that was such a dramatic time for the city To be fair

  10. says:

    A sprawling epic spanning both world wars the Thread works better as historical reference than fiction the characters are still bor

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