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Cudzoziemiec w Olondrii

Cudzoziemiec w Olondrii Jevick syn handlarza pieprzu wychowywa si na opowie ciach o Olondrii odleg ej krainie gdzie ksi ki niezwykle rzadkie w jego ojczy nie s czym cz sto spotykanym Po mierci ojca Jevick wyrusza zamiast

  • Title: Cudzoziemiec w Olondrii
  • Author: Sofia Samatar Michał Jakuszewski
  • ISBN: 9788374804578
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jevick, syn handlarza pieprzu, wychowywa si na opowie ciach o Olondrii, odleg ej krainie, gdzie ksi ki niezwykle rzadkie w jego ojczy nie s czym cz sto spotykanym Po mierci ojca Jevick wyrusza zamiast niego na coroczn wypraw handlow do Olondrii Jego ycie wydaje si biskie doskona o ci, ale gdy raduje si wi tem Ptak w, zaczyna go prze ladowa duch niepi mieJevick, syn handlarza pieprzu, wychowywa si na opowie ciach o Olondrii, odleg ej krainie, gdzie ksi ki niezwykle rzadkie w jego ojczy nie s czym cz sto spotykanym Po mierci ojca Jevick wyrusza zamiast niego na coroczn wypraw handlow do Olondrii Jego ycie wydaje si biskie doskona o ci, ale gdy raduje si wi tem Ptak w, zaczyna go prze ladowa duch niepi miennej dziewczyny z jego ojczyzny.Zdesperowany Jevick szuka pomocy u olondryjskich kap an w i staje si pionkiem w rozgrywce mi dzy dwiema najpot niejszymi frakcjami w imperium Pojawia si gro ba wojny domowej Jevick musi stawi czo o duchowi i pozna jego histori Ta pr ba stanowi wyzwanie dla jego wyobra e o sztuce i yciu, o domu i wygnaniu

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    1. This is a tough book to review, and I'll tell you why.This book has the most beautiful language I've seen in a long, long time. Perhaps ever. (Aspiring authors, DO NOT READ THIS. You will cry and feel like a failure by comparison.)It's evocative and paints a vibrant picture right in your mind—not as clear as someone like Jim Butcher, though. More like it plants the seed and lets your imagination run wild from there. Which is a much more powerful technique if you ask me, especially in the realm [...]

    2. Drenched in equal parts beauty and sorrow, Sofia Samatar's lush first novel makes for compelling reading. I had first journyed to the island of Tinimavet, homeland of Jevick, a pepper merchant's son and subsequent heir, via a chapbook preview given out at WisCon 2012. After reading the first several chapters, I was addicted to Samatar's rich prose, as well as being enamored of the Tea Islands and the titular Olondria, to which Jevick travels after his father dies and he takes over the family tra [...]

    3. As I was a stranger in Olondria, I knew nothing of the splendor of its coasts, nor of Bain, the Harbor City, whose lights and colors spill into the ocean like a cataract of roses. I did not know the vastness of the spice markets in Bain, where the merchants are delirious with scents, I had never seen the morning mists adrift above the surface of green Illoun, of which the poets sing; I had never seen a woman with gems in her hair, nor observed the copper glinting of the domes, nor stood upon the [...]

    4. I’ve been back and forth on this one. At first I was in the 3-star zone (really closer to a 3.5). Later I was certain that there were real moments of 5-star stuff here, especially near the end when things started coming together (or falling apart as the case may be). So in the end I think I’m pretty comfortable with a 4-star rating, even if there were times in the early and middle sections when I found my mind wandering a bit. Even these slow parts of the book had some truly marvellous passa [...]

    5. One of the most beautifully written novels I'm encountered in quite some time. Everything here springs to vivid, sensual life it's a lush sea of language, interspersed with shimmering pearls of phrases. Samatar's background and experience as a poet is clear.Jevick is a young man whose father's trading business depends on commerce with the country of Olondria - a far more cosmopolitan location than Jevick's small island. In order to prepare him to take over his duties, his father acquires an Olon [...]

    6. This review was originally published on the Books and Pieces blog.This beautiful novel is centred around a coming of age story - that of Jevick, son of a rich spice grower on the remote islands of Tyom. Taught to read and write by a foreign tutor from the distant country of Olondria, Jevick becomes enraptured by books and by language, by the possibilities held in thoughts made corporeal, by the land and histories of Olondria that he reads about. The death of his father gives Jevick the opportuni [...]

    7. I found this book nearly unbearable to read. It had lifeless characters, a confused and meandering plot and many irrelevant digressions that add nothing to the story. Even worse, the female characters seem to be either bitter, oppressed victims or wan, submissive idiots. The one exception was the bitchy, unlikeable ghost girl with whom the main character falls hopelessly in love. At least she showed some spunk. Still worse was the writing style: florid, bombastic prose poetry that bored and irri [...]

    8. This book. I am going to write a super long review of this book and eventually link to it here because, this book. If you love books, and languages, and literatures, and complexity, and a lingering love of tactile detail, you will adore this book.

    9. I am making the liberating decision to not finish this book, something I rarely do. I got halfway through and am just not feeling it. The problem is the main character and the story, they just don't engage me. I really could care less about the protagonist. And there's precious few other characters.The other problem for me is the prose. Everyone's falling over how beautiful the language is. And some of it is, but in the same way a flashy guitar solo in an anthem rock song is beautiful. For a bit [...]

    10. Probably the most beautifully written book I've read this year. As a narrative, though, it's much more problematic and uneven. It starts with an excellent rendition of the narrator's childhood; becomes a travel narrative (with some odd ticks that reminded me a lot of 18th century writing, particularly extensive descriptions of locations where the narrator seems almost absent); a mostly unconvincing story of political conflict; cultimating in a powerful, tragic love story that doesn't take up nea [...]

    11. On the surface, this book is a love song to books wrapped in a coming-of-age-travel-story. Jevick is an overeducated misfit when he goes to Paris, er Bain, to carry on the family business, but he is much more interested in the culture than the business. In the process of his cultural education, he comes down with a bad case of ghost. Travails ensue. It's not that I don't love ornate imagery and fabulous language. It's that by 3/4 of the way through this book, I was longing for something to cut t [...]

    12. Beautiful, slow-paced, sad. Linear storytelling makes it a more accessible starting point than The Winged Histories.

    13. There is a line in this breathtaking novel that had me thinking of the lilting cadences of Out of Africa: "And I was riding a white mule," I said, "bringing pepper to sell on the hill"One of the most constraining aspects of SF and fantasy is the definitions that are inevitably used to corral, and often pigeonhole, these genres. Think of SF, and many people think automatically of spaceships and space battles; think of fantasy, and Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings will be evoked.Then you get a [...]

    14. To read A Stranger in Olondria is to be transported to another world by the sheer power of words, and to be a stranger in Olondria is to be in another world and holding on to the power of words.I came to this book not knowing anything about it but that one reviewer had described it as "frustrating, beautiful, and memorable," and, as I am an impressionable young lad, that may have colored my impressions, as I've ended up agreeing with him.The plot is simple: Jevick goes to Olondria (where he is a [...]

    15. It’s taken me a while to figure out what to say about 'A Stranger in Olondria'. I had (once again – this seems to be happening a lot for me lately in my reading experience) very mixed feelings about it. I found it a hard slog to get through this book, at least until about the halfway mark, and again after that, until near the end. The prose is exquisite – gorgeous, intricate, lush, rich. The problem was that for me, it was so dense that it was like hacking through thick vegetation. Rather [...]

    16. I had a really hard time getting through this book. I had several problems with it, and I think they're all somewhat related. It's a book with a very tight focus, with only one point of view character. Jevick is never at the center of world-shatteringly important events, but he does end up being a catalyst of sorts. The description of the book on the back cover blurb/amazon is somewhat misleading, so the story that you think you're getting and the story that you get are pretty different.I think [...]

    17. Reading A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar was an odd experience. I’d been looking forward to this novel for a long time. In theory, it looked right up my alley. I expected to be blown away. Instead, I ended up abandoning the novel at about the midway point. Yet, even though I gave up on it, there’s also a lot to love about it. I may even find myself going back to it, one day.Read the entire review on my site Far Beyond Reality!

    18. Sofia Samatar's prose is lush. Very lush. As lush as the verdant forests of Jennat, where in the evenings spice-scented mists rose and are taken for ghosts by the taro farmers on the slopes above (not an actual quote, but my attempt to mirror the style). Some might say too lush.I love rich description, but there comes a point where further detail is only detracting from the story rather than setting the scene. When Jevick is given a mystic book, it doesn't matter to me that the book comes wrappe [...]

    19. Wow. The writing is gorgeous, poetic, full of sensual details, and the world Samatar creates is more real than the one we live in. If you're looking for real magic, this book is where it's at.

    20. I what have I read? It was beautiful. Nothing happened. Maybe there was no plot. Maybe there was a plot. Maybe there were too many plots, but they were in the background. The writing was beautiful. It was pure poetry. I will probably never read "A Stranger in Olondria" again, because it was so boring, and that makes me sad, because it was so beautiful and I was engrossed. Or maybe I'll read it again, to see all the stories happen and this time actually notice them.If you're confused, so am I. I [...]

    21. NOTES ON DIVERSITY:This is a book written by a woman of color about a man of color trying to survive in a foreign land. His culture and his worldview are centered and normalized in the book.The book also has much to say on topics of mental health and disability; a substantial section midway through takes place in what is essentially a mental health facility. This section is remarkably kind and tender, unlike many representations of mental health care often seen in fictionVIEW:WHY DID IT TAKE ME [...]

    22. There are some spoilers about the main plot in this review, but no more than it says on the back of the book jacket of my edition :)A Stranger in Olondria is not a typical fantasy book, and that's why I liked it so much. Unlike much fantasy, the world building is not based on medieval Europe, it's more exotic and original. I'm not sure where I would place its influences, but I know the author is part Somali, so maybe that's it. There is no chosen one out to save the world, but there is a long jo [...]

    23. I can't say enough good things about the worldbuilding and depth of detail in this one. I really *believed* in all the different cultures, scenes, and experiences presented, and the excerpts of prose and poetry from various other "books" felt real and vibrant. Samatar did a superb jobThis is one book I'm going to have to read, though, and I recommend that prospective readers actually *read* the thing rather than listening to it. There's nothing wrong with the narrator of the audio -- he didn't s [...]

    24. 3.5 stars, but I'm not rounding up because the only parts I truly enjoyed (other than the language itself) were the vallon and the ending.This is a book about books, and rather like in Swordspoint, the focus is on the setting rather than any plot or specific character's journey.The writing is a highlight for me, as I'm one of those people who want to reach for a dictionary. I could see how the literary tone could be a turn-off for some people though: not only is it work to read, but the plot is [...]

    25. I don't know what I think about this book. It slips up on you sideways. It would have been stronger, sleeker, suppler as a novella, I keep thinking; it uses too many words. But then, thematically, that's the point; this is a book about taking joy in words, about the dangers of placing too much weight on words, about the impossible need to balance between the wonders of writing and the reality of the flesh and spirit. And you don't get that by being sparing and spartan.Also, there's plot, and the [...]

    26. In the balance of all things fun in a novel, A Stranger in Olondria tips heavily toward gorgeousness, in the detailed physical and cultural setting and the lyrical descriptive prose. Plot and character are relatively straightforward, with interesting choices of where to spend words, but no shocks and thrills. It reads like a memoir and travelogue, in a fantastical, genuine world. This is one of those stories in which you slide into the character's voice and inhabit his life like a dream. Recomme [...]

    27. This is a gorgeous slow-burn of a novel. The prose is lush but not overwritten. Like Cathrynne Valente, Samatar commits poetry in prose. There are books within this book: hidden histories, poems, songs. It's going on to my reread shelf, because I think it's the type of book where different facets come up on different reads.

    28. Beautifully written narrative, the author brings the world to life vividly. That said the story just didn't resonate with me at all.

    29. This tale of travel in distant lands should be very appealing, yet I found that I wasn't very engaged with the main character or even any of the characters in the tale.

    30. Every now and then you come across a book in the fantasy genre that’s sufficiently unique to avoid all the cliched tropes, that entertains by recounting its story with its own particular style and character. A striking combination of literature and fantasy, Sofia Salamatar’s ‘A Stranger in Olondria’ certainly falls into that category.Jevick, the son of a wealthy pepper merchant lives a comfortable but limited existence in the Indonesian-like Tea Islands. Then a learned tutor arrives from [...]

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