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Image credit: Author Sandra Newman at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84502452

Obras por Sandra Newman

The Country of Ice Cream Star (2014) 404 exemplares, 25 críticas
The Heavens (2019) 324 exemplares, 12 críticas
Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read (2010) 262 exemplares, 11 críticas
Julia (2023) 248 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done (2002) 108 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Men (2022) 83 exemplares, 5 críticas
Cake (2007) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica

Associated Works

Granta 145: Ghosts (2018) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares, 2 críticas
Granta 156: Interiors (2021) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares, 1 crítica

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1965-11-06
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Az 1984 történetének merész újragondolása női nézőpontból

Julia Worthing az Igazságminisztérium munkatársa: a "cselekménygyártó gépezet" szerelője a Prózaellátóban. Minden tekintetben példás polgár - vidám, nem hisz semmiben, és egyáltalán nem érdekli a politika. Tudja, hogyan maradhat életben a Gondolatrendőrség, az újnyelv, a kettősgondol, a kiskémek és a prolinegyedek feketepiacának világában úgy, hogy a szexuális örömökről se kelljen lemondania.
De egyszer csak érdeklődni kezd egy kollégája, Winston Smith iránt - és ez a kapcsolat nem várt bonyodalmakhoz vezet.
Mert Juliának mégiscsak vannak emberi érzései, és minden cinizmusa ellenére egyvalamit nem tud megtanulni: igazán gyűlölni, márpedig a Nagy Testvér birodalmában ez a legfontosabb. Megbocsáthatatlan bűn, "ha egy párttag csak tessék-lássék gyűlöl".
Hetvenöt évvel azután, hogy Orwell megírta ikonikus regényét, Sandra Newman megalkotta a Nagy Testvér világának olyan női főhősét, akinek élete, szenvedése, vívódása, aljassága, behódolása és végső lázadása szuggesztív erővel és provokatív kegyetlenséggel mutatja meg, milyen sorsot jelenthet egy totalitárius diktatúra a nők számára. (libri)
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Gabriyella | 3 outras críticas | Jun 5, 2024 |
Oceania, the setting for Julia, is a totalitarian country ruled by Big Brother and his inner circle with the use of pervasive surveillance and gratuitous cruelty. Of course, anyone who has read 1984 already knows this.

Sandra Newman retells the story from the point of view of Julia, one of the minor characters from the original novel. However, there's much more to this story than just a rehash of 1984. Newman does an excellent job of fleshing out this dystopia by describing the everyday lives of its inhabitants. The reader sees it all, the small joys, the boredom, and the absolute terror.

Julia is not as bleak as 1984, but there is a sense of unease in the novel's ending, and I personally wanted something a little more hopeful. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the great job Newman did in making this story her own.

I don't normally include content warnings in my reviews, but I feel that it is necessary here.There are several graphic torture scenes that are very disturbing.

Thank you to the publisher, Mariner Books, and to Goodreads for a free copy of this book.
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Anitaw16 | 3 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Very enjoyable read until the disappointing ending.
 
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jilldugaw | 4 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
A quick page-turning read for anyone interested in the craft of novelwriting and hoping for something a little less dry than some of the advice manuals out there. It takes the approach of addressing the reader as if he or she is trying to write a bad novel and then explains how to do that, under various subject headings, with humorously exaggerated example passages complete with silly character names. The general tone can be described as 'snark' or heavy sarcasm, perhaps a bit too heavy in places.

Having read a lot of writing 'how to' books over the years, attended courses and writers' conferences, been a member of various writers' groups and such, I didn't find anything I hadn't come across before, but had a few chuckles over some of the send-ups. However, I feel this is more of a humour book than a real advice guide: if someone is a complete beginner, perhaps a light-hearted book with checklists and examples which give guidance on how to actually do it might be more useful. So on that basis, I'm giving this 3 stars.
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kitsune_reader | 28 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Obras
10
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Membros
2,223
Popularidade
#11,534
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
120
ISBN
101
Línguas
8

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