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Rumaan Alam

Autor(a) de Leave the World Behind

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Obras por Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind (2020) 2,201 exemplares
Rich and Pretty (2016) 353 exemplares
That Kind of Mother (2018) 279 exemplares
Shell Game (Getaway collection) (2022) 11 exemplares
There Are Flowers in Ohio (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Things to Come and Go: Three Stories (1983) — Introdução, algumas edições15 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Oberlin College
short-story writer



Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Amanda und Clay wollen mit ihren beiden Kindern eine unbeschwerte Ferienwoche auf Long Island verbringen. In einem Haus am Ende der Welt, weit weg von allem. Doch mitten in der Nacht steht dort plötzlich ein älteres, schwarzes Ehepaar vor der Tür. Die beiden behaupten, das Haus gehöre ihnen. Sie berichten, dass ganz New York im Dunkeln liege, das Leben an der Ostküste komplett lahmgelegt sei. Hier draussen jedoch, an diesem abgeschiedenen Ort, ohne Internet, Handy- oder Fernsehempfang, wissen Amanda und Clay nicht, was sie davon halten sollen. Können sie den beiden trauen?
Rumaan Alam hat einen modernen Klassiker geschrieben. Einen brillanten Gesellschaftsroman, der sich mit den brennenden Fragen unserer Zeit auseinandersetzt - mit der Irrationalität unseres Lebensstils, sozialem Status, Rassismus und mit einer Welt, die unerwartet aus den Fugen gerät ...
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ela82 | 131 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2024 |
This book is closer to a 2.5 rating. I feel like this book, had the opportunity to have such a psychological pull within its plot; however, there were too many things left, obscured or for my imagination to make up that left me feeling like the story was incomplete. There is potential for this plot to go somewhere, but I feel like it just kept dropping in engagement. This was a book I listened to the audiobook for on my way to and from work. If the book was in hand I probably would have DNF the book. I am happy that I completed it, but I’m not sure I would recommend it because it feels incomplete. I picked up this book so that I could read the author’s perspective of the plot before watching the upcoming movie that will be released. I usually watch anything that Julia Roberts is in and will still watch this film, but I’m not as excited for it as I was before reading the book. The stars were for potential of plot, setting, and type of story.… (mais)
mybookloveobsession | 131 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2024 |
This book feels like the first third of a thriller/post apocalyptic book. The prose feels kludgy to me, but the worst part is that it just kinda... ends. Suddenly. With absolutely zero conclusion. The characters don't grow. They don't change. There are no discoveries. Several characters start out to do something (the daughter goes off outside and everyone is looking for her, several characters are driving to town because the brother is sick and they need help) and it just STOPS. No resolution. No idea what happened. What?! Definitely did not care for this at all.… (mais)
ardaiel | 131 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2024 |
I listened to the audiobook of Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam AFTER watching the movie adaptation on Neflix.
I'm glad I did! I enjoyed them both, for different reasons.
The cinematography in the movie definitely lent to the story (more of a disaster movie vibe which I love).
The book was more of a slow burning what's going on/implied impending disaster/thriller.
I was surprised by the differences between the book and the screenplay, especially the character of Ruth. The racism seemed more blatant in the movie.… (mais)
deslivres5 | 131 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |



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