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Carlo Gébler

Autor(a) de Caught on a Train

37+ Works 318 Membros 10 Críticas

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Obras por Carlo Gébler

Caught on a Train (2001) 41 exemplares
How to Murder a Man (1998) 33 exemplares
The Siege of Derry (2005) 25 exemplares
August '44 (2003) 22 exemplares
The Cure (1994) 21 exemplares
Father and I (2000) 20 exemplares
The Bull Raid (2004) 14 exemplares
The Dead Eight (2011) 12 exemplares
The Eleventh Summer (1985) 12 exemplares
Work and Play (1987) 10 exemplares
August in July (1986) 6 exemplares
Malachy and His Family (1990) 6 exemplares
I, Antigone (2021) 6 exemplares
Aesop's Fables (2019) 5 exemplares
W9 & Other Lives (1998) 5 exemplares
Charles and Mary (2011) 4 exemplares
A Good Day For A Dog (2008) 4 exemplares
The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017) 4 exemplares
Life of a Drum (Abacus Books) (1992) 3 exemplares
The wing orderly's tale (2016) 2 exemplares
L'Exorciste (2001) 1 exemplar
Le Onzième Eté (2004) 1 exemplar
The TV genie (1989) 1 exemplar
Frozen Out (Contents) (1998) 1 exemplar
10 Rounds (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuidor — 280 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book is perfect.
bookstagramofmine | 2 outras críticas | May 5, 2023 |
The author is the son of Edna O'Brian.
sonofcarc | Jul 17, 2022 |
This mythical retelling wasn’t quite what I expected. Publication of the audio edition is expected July 1. Read my full review here.

#NetGalley #SagaEgmontAudio #IAntigone
joyblue | 2 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2022 |
As someone who is extremely interested in Greek Myths and having already devoured similar retellings like "The Song of Achilles," "Circe" and "Ariadne," I was immediately compelled to listen to "I, Antigone." It is a retelling of the famous Greek myth of Oedipus, (who killed his father and married his mother) through the words of his daughter Antigone.

What I really enjoyed about this version is that it started all the way in the beginning, telling the story of Antigone's ancestors Europa and her brother Cadmus. From then on we dive forward into the tragedy that is Laios', Jocasta's and Oedipus' story. While I was familiar with the basics of the myth, I was not aware of the specific background information that caused the events leading to the tragedy.

I also really admired that the story was told as it actually happened: with all of the brutalities, rape and uncomfortable details you might not want to read about, but that are integral to the story. Because let's be real: the world of Greek mythology is a brutal one, so I appreciated that it was kept this way.

The story is really well written and the narrator does a wonderful job and really brings the characters to life!

The only thing that I found a bit disappointing is that Antigone's own story isn't really focused on, as I had assumed from the title. Nevertheless, hearing Oedipus' story through his daughter's words gave a new perspective to the well-known myth that really makes you feel for the characters.

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Greek Mythology and those who are interested in learning more about it!
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Stephie1002 | 2 outras críticas | May 2, 2022 |


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