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Free download The Narrow Road to the Deep North ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Αύγουστος 1943 Ο Αυστραλός χειρουργός Ντορίγκο Έβανς νιώθει να τον στοιχειώνει ακόμη ύστερα από δύο χρόνια η παθιασμένη σχέση το? Σιδηρόδρομο του Θανάτου που συνδέει την Ταϊλάνδη με τη Βιρμανία δεν είναι παρά ένας καθημερινός αγώνας να προστατεύσει τους άντρες του από το ξύλο την πείνα και τη χολέρα Μέχρι την ημέρα που λαμβάνει ένα γράμμα που θ. The Narrow Road to the Deep North is an encyclopedia of death and compendium of loveLove comes like a strike of a lightning electrical and doomed love at first sight a brief love affair with a lifelong echo A wild almost violent intensity took hold of their lovemaking and turned the strangeness of their bodies into a single thing He forgot those short sharp shrieks that horror of ceaseless solitude his dread of a nameless future Her body transformed for him again It was no longer desire or repulsion but another element of him without which he was incomplete In her he felt the most powerful and necessary return And without her his life felt to him no longer any life at allDeath is senseless pitiless and it knows no uarter Grim Reaper harvests indiscriminatelyIt was a fabled railway that was the issue of desperation and fanaticism made as much of myth and unreality as it was to be of wood and iron and the thousands upon thousands of lives that were to be laid down over the next year to build it But what reality was ever made by realistsBuilding this railway is a crime against humanity It is a factory of deathNecks continued Colonel Kota looking away to where an open door framed the rainswept night That’s all I really see of people now Their necks It’s not right to think this way is it I don’t know It’s how I am now I meet someone new I look at his neck I size it up – easy to cut or hard to cut And that’s all I want of people their necks that blow this life those colours the red the white the yellowThis is a samurai’s valour This is an executioner’s honourThe schmaltzy ending spoilt my overall impression howeverWar is a great transformer – it turns ordinary people into torturers and martyrs into heroes and cowards into executioners and victims

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Αύγουστος 1943 Ο Αυστραλός χειρουργός Ντορίγκο Έβανς νιώθει να τον στοιχειώνει ακόμη ύστερα από δύο χρόνια η παθιασμένη σχέση του με τη γυναίκα του θείου του Η ζωή του σ’ ένα ιαπωνικό στρατόπεδο αιχμαλώτων πολέμου στο?. I shall be a carrion monster he whispered into the coral shell of her ear an organ of women he found unspeakably moving in its soft whorling vortex and which always seemed to him to be an invitation to adventure I guess I'm inviting haters and trolls by reviewing this much loved Booker Prize winner but the eye rolls started somewhere halfway through chapter one and they just wouldn't stopIt makes me feel bad saying this about a book which was clearly inspired by the author's father's own experiences on the Burma death railway How can you criticise a work that sets out to tell such an horrific story of war and violence But this book is drowning itself in its own pretentious language A woman's ear is an invitation to adventure Give me a breakIf the story had been less dressed up with fancy trimmings in my opinion it would have been better had no Man Booker Prize and sold far fewer copies Which is sad really But I guess when you strip it down The Narrow Road to the Deep North is yet another war story with plenty of gore and sadness; it achieves differentiation by waxing poetic about life love and earsAnd He found her nipples wondrous Oh come on They Are Nipples They might be a lot of things but wondrous Forgive me if I'm somewhat skeptical Or perhaps I'm just jealous and wish I had wondrous nipples; I didn't realise it was something I was missing out on until nowThen there's Dorrigo Evans who despite the flowery language and metaphors floating around feels like a Gary Stu worthy of some YA books I've read I just don't buy into his self deprecation He's like one of those people who is humble just so he can wait around to be applauded for being humble Like he fancies himself as a modern Socrates I know nothing Therefore I'm intelligent than you because I know that I know nothing Let's all step out of the way and make room for Dorrigo's lack of egoThe Man Booker Prize is such a huge award that I'm always intrigued by its winners but I find myself liking them less and less Whatever they're being judged on is clearly not something I'm looking to readOh well there are thousands of positive reviews of this book if you want to go see why you should love itBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

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The Narrow Road to the Deep Northα τον αλλάξει για πάνταΈνα αριστουργηματικό μυθιστόρημα για τις πολλές όψεις του καλού και του κακού της αγάπης και του θανάτου καθώς ένας άνθρωπος επιβιώνει και ωριμάζει μόνο και μόνο για να ανακαλύψει όσα έχει χάσε. The very best books don’t just entertain uplift or educate us They enfold us in their world and make us step outside of ourselves and become transformed And sometimes if we’re really lucky they ennoble and affirm usThe Narrow Road to the Deep North is such a book Once I got past the first 60 or 70 pages there was no turning back I turned the last page marveling at Mr Flanagan’s skill and agreeing with historian Barbara Tuchman that “Without books history is silent literature dumb science cripples thought and speculation at a standstill” The Narrow Road is based on an actual event the building of the Thai Burma death railway in 1943 by POWs commanded to the Japanese The title comes from famed haiku poet Matsuo Basho’s most famous work and sets up a truism of the human condition even those who can admire the concise and exuisite portrayal of life can become the agents of deathThe key character Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is also a study in contradictions a man called “Big Fella” who protects those under his command from starvation heinous deceases and senseless dehumanizing while struggling with his own demons The passages are haunting and heartbreaking the skeletal bodies covered in their own excretement the bulging ulcers the breaking of mind and spirit Yet Mr Flanagan does not depict these scenes to shock the reader Rather he reveals the senselessness of it all “Nothing endures Don’t you see That’s what Kipling meant Not empires not memories We remember nothing Maybe for a year or two Maybe most of a life if we live Maybe But then we will die and who will ever understand any of this”And later “For an instant he thought he grasped the truth of a terrifying world in which one could not escape horror in which violence was eternal the great and only verity greater than the civilizations it created greater than any god man worshipped” Richard Flanagan implies again and again that only books and poems surviveOne of the book’s strengths is that it never resorts to “us” and “them” After depositing us in the midst of hell he delivers us back to a post war world where Japanese and POWs alike struggle to justify and endure The only weakness is an overwrought love affair at the beginning of the book but to Richard Flanagan’s credit he doesn’t take the easy way out in crafting its culminationThe dedication – to prisoner san byaku san ju go 335 was so enticing I Googled it only to find that the prisoner alluded to was actually Richard Flanagan’s father As he states early on when describing the unofficial national war memorial commemorating the railroad “There are no names of the hundreds of thousands who died building the railwayTheir names are already forgotten There is no book for their lost souls Let them have this fragment” Richard Flanagan does honor to these unsung heroes