Das Haus der fünf Sinne

Das Haus der f nf Sinne Ein Werk das von gro em Mut zeugt Es ist sch n und gewaltt tig zugleich THE INDEPENDENTEin verwunschenes Haus am Rande der Tora Bora Berge Allein harrt der Brite Marcus Caldwell hier aus obwohl sein

  • Title: Das Haus der fünf Sinne
  • Author: Nadeem Aslam Bernhard Robben
  • ISBN: 9783498000776
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ein Werk, das von gro em Mut zeugt Es ist sch n und gewaltt tig zugleich THE INDEPENDENTEin verwunschenes Haus am Rande der Tora Bora Berge Allein harrt der Brite Marcus Caldwell hier aus, obwohl seine afghanische Frau von den Taliban get tet wurde und nun Spezialkr fte der US Armee auf der Suche nach Terroristen die Gegend unsicher machen Doch dann kommt die Russin Ein Werk, das von gro em Mut zeugt Es ist sch n und gewaltt tig zugleich THE INDEPENDENTEin verwunschenes Haus am Rande der Tora Bora Berge Allein harrt der Brite Marcus Caldwell hier aus, obwohl seine afghanische Frau von den Taliban get tet wurde und nun Spezialkr fte der US Armee auf der Suche nach Terroristen die Gegend unsicher machen Doch dann kommt die Russin Lara zu ihm, voller Hoffnung, ihren w hrend der sowjetischen Besatzung verschwundenen Bruder zu finden Im Gespr ch der beiden enth llt sich ein furchtbares Familiendrama vor dem Hintergrund jener historischen Trag dien, die Afghanistan seit ber vierzig Jahren heimsuchen

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    1. Aslam was born in Pakistan in 1966 and moved to Britain at age 14 His family left Pakistan to escape President Zia s regime.His novel Maps for Lost Lovers, winner of the Kuriyama Prize, took him than a decade to complete Aslam has stated that the first chapter alone took five years to complete, and that the following story in the book took seven months to complete before rejecting it At the end, he kept only one sentence of the seventy pages written Aslam s latest novel, The Wasted Vigil, was published by Alfred A Knopf in September, 2008 It is set in Afghanistan He traveled to Afghanistan during the writing of the book but had never visited the country before writing the first draft On 11th February 2011, it was short listed for the Warwick Prize For Writing.His writings have been compared to those by Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Kiran Desai and received an Encore in 2005 He writes his drafts in longhand and prefers extreme isolation when working Aslam currently lives in north London.

    2. Onvan : The Wasted Vigil - Nevisande : Nadeem Aslam - ISBN : 571238777 - ISBN13 : 9780571238774 - Dar 372 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2008

    3. A lost review of mine rediscoveredSatisfying on many levels. Balances love vs. war, trust vs. despair, chaos vs. grounding in everyday beauty of the moment. Elucidates the many threads to the problems of Afghanistan while keeping alive the hope that family bonds, common humanity, and the rich cultural heritage of this country can somehow rise above the hate of various factions threatening its destruction. A surprise in the author's approach is that Afghan people are largely not rendered directly [...]

    4. Verdict: mixed feelings. Let me sort them out.A. The principle If we did not want a story with some, and perhaps lots of, generosity towards those we call “enemy” then we could all settle for W’s version of current world events: we are good; they are evil (or childish, uneducated, uncivilized natives); and, they are motivated to destroy us because they envy us our goodness. So what I want from a novel is to help me understand the inner workings and outer actions of someone who I cannot see [...]

    5. How often do we hear about writers who put decade long efforts to write fiction, working in secluded cottages without any conscience of seasons, weather, guilds and society? Rarely. Nadeem Aslam fits that genre. He has tirelessly done menial jobs to earn a living and to create an isolation just to write better books, to dive deep into imagination. He writes by blackening out his windows, sleeps on the floor and makes books his pillows, and then continues to write even more on prize money. A devo [...]

    6. I was expecting the usual fare when I picked up this novel set in Afghanistan, but what I wasn't expecting was to find the author repeatedly misquoting from the Quran. For most of the story, I thought he was just trying to show the reader the jihadist mindset and the erroneous light in which they hijack certain verses from the Quran to further their cause. But at no point did he clarify this. Besides misquoting, he also made his characters dish out statements like, "Islam at its core does not be [...]

    7. One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It is both deeply poetic and painfully violent; sympathetic and tragic; enlightening and maddening. The FEEL of it remains with me still. I was amazed at how well the author created sympathy for characters with conflicting perspectives, enabling the reader to understand why each felt justified in his position, while showing with the most subtle irony just how tragic their conflict is: how unknowingly entwined they all are, like the whole of humani [...]

    8. In case you missed the Kite Flyer, Bookseller from Kabul and so forth, Afghanistan is not a place you want to be, ever, and after reading this I forgot about the mice in the laundry room, the possums in the roof, and the rising cost of organic strawberries. I loved this book for its fantastic smell imagery, it is a rare sensual experience to smell blood, sandalwood, pomengrenates in the same paragraph. Also, there are several parts of the book that are so gruesome that I am still shuddering week [...]

    9. Pakistanilaissyntyinen Lontoossa asuva kirjailija Nadeem Aslam kirjoittaa kolmannessa teoksessaan Elävältä haudatut nykyajan sodista, sodista joita käydään Afganistanissa. Kauniit unikot kirjan kannessa kuvaavat sitä, millä keinoin sotaa rahoitetaan, huumeilla, jota saadaan unikoista. Afganistan on ollut Neuvostoliiton, Talebanien ja USAn taistelukenttä, jota kirjassa käydään läpi samalla, kun tarinan henkilöt käyvät vuoropuhelua omien muistojensa ja tarkoitusperiensä kanssa. Ol [...]

    10. As I was reading this novel, I was thinking of the recent "psychological breakthrough" distributed around the internet that reading novels increases empathy. I was also thinking of a sociology undergraduate class I helped teach several years ago that asked the students to analyze attitudes, beliefs, and facts about the "US War on Terror." The books we assigned were heavy for undergrads -- Blow Back by Chalmers Johnson, Blood and Oil by Michael Klare, The Occupation by Patrick Cockburn, Tinderbox [...]

    11. This novel is true to its title. It is just that: a wasted vigil.Nadeem Aslam is a decent prose stylist but I do not understand what evil overpowered him when he was writing this novel. Not only the story and the characters sound false, heavily affected, full of improbable happenings in the war-torn terrain of Afghanistan, it is heavily borrowed from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. The writing style is a bad imitation of Ondaatje without Mr Aslam acknowledging the influence in any of his [...]

    12. I am only halfway through this book -- and I hope it never ends. I am savoring every word, every image, every scent

    13. Nadeem Aslam was born in Pakistan and currently lives in England. His fiction has won many awards. This book is about 5 very different characters who come together in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attacks. Marcus is an English Muslim physician who has made a life in Afghanistan. He was married to an Afghan woman who was murdered by the Taliban, and he has had his left hand chopped off by them. David is an American, ex-CIA, who had been in love with Marcus's daughter and is looking for her so [...]

    14. How can you not fall in love with a story which is set in a house where books are nailed to the ceiling and great works of art peep through the whitewash. The five characters whose lives intersect in this strange house in post 9/11 war torn Afghanistan are Marcus, an English expat who was married to an outspoken Afghani doctor; David, a former American spy, who has seen Afghanistan through the Russians, the Taliban, and the Americans; Lara from St. Petersburg looking for her brother, a Russian s [...]

    15. It felt as if I was not only reading it, but that I was experiencing it, and it was quite simply the most moving novel I have ever experienced. To set the major portion of the story in a house dedicated to a celebration of the five senses was altogether fitting and the author's brilliant, poetic style brought both that house and the story itself alive.I saw a piece of myself in each of the characters, despite never having been placed in the heart-wrenching experiences they were in, and came to r [...]

    16. I have mixed feelings. The author writes beautifully, but I thought it was a bit too detailed and descriptive at times. I found myself reading pages over again to understand what the author was trying to convey in several situations. Much of the plot is inferred through symbolism, which makes it unique but somewhat difficult at times.Ultimately, I am glad that I read the story. I felt that I learned a great deal about Afghanistan, and was offered a glimpse into the minds of both extremes (CIA op [...]

    17. The plot is an excuse to portray a people and a land ravaged by war. It reads very well, although every so often there are some excessively "didactic" passages, where the author slips into lecturing the reader. And the characters are mostly unidimensional - either thoroughly good, or thoroughly bad, or thoroughly manipulated, or thoroughly braved, or thoroughly evil yout get the gist. Altogether however they come together to draw a very vivid picture of the hopelessness of the lives too many hav [...]

    18. Do the goals ever justify the means?A beautifully written book, but very hard to read. So very hard to stomach.

    19. A Russian woman, Lara; two Americans, David and James; and a young Afghan jihadi nicknamed Casa converge on the rural home of Marcus, English expatriate living on the shores of a lake in rural Afghanistan near the Tora Bora caves where the US forces failed to capture Osama bin Laden. The five are linked by known and unknown bonds of blood and friendship. Lara is trying to find out what happened to her brother who disappeared when he was serving in Afghanistan the Soviet Army in the 1980s; Marcus [...]

    20. This is a beautifully written, complex novel, that using memory, and some truly beautiful imagery weaves a tale of Afghanistan that is really quite unforgettable. Often sad and brutal, the story of Marcus Caldwell - who lives in an old perfume fctory - and the people who arrive at his house sometimes makes the reader want to look away, and yet you read on, for the stories are compelling. We have Lara, the Russian woman searcing for her brother who went missing during the Afghan Soviet war,and th [...]

    21. This is a harrowing novel. I picked it up partly because of its topicality, but partly because I loved so much his previous novel, Maps for Lost Lovers. The language of that book is romantically sensual and metaphorical; the language of this novel has flashes of that quality, but is more spare. Aslam's metaphoric imagination enters more into action. For example a man driven to walk to one village from another in open country unknown to him is told to hold a bowl of water in front of him and keep [...]

    22. It was my first read of Aslam's work but couldn't find much attractiveness in it as opposed what I have read about him. The story was not very catchy and there were times when I had to force myself to read just for the sake of finishing the book. There was much negativity about Islam and Afghanistan. I think he wrote it for the western world to win awards.The good thing is the writing style, which I found very distinctive. The language and vocabulary is good. He had referred, many times, to hist [...]

    23. Nadeem Aslam is one of the few writers to whom I have ever sent a fan letter. I wrote because I'd been so moved and so impressed by his novel "Maps for Lost Lovers"."The Wasted Vigil" is a terrifyingly dark and tragic and beautiful and gut-wrenching book. I don't know how to write it about it because it's story (set in Afghanistan) is dense and depressing. One way of summarising my response os to revew to the pomegranates on the cover of the book. Tough skin; rich and yet delicate and yet tart s [...]

    24. As I came to the last two chapters of this book, I read as slow as possible to delay finishing it. The story is crafted in the most entralling ways. Also, I cannot say in words how beautiful the writing is. The author has used English words in ways that are magical and precise. I am grateful and touched by how this book transported me to experiences I feared and knew little of. I am also extremely appreciative of how Aslam has taught me about and through the varied perspectives. Several months s [...]

    25. THE WASTED VIGIL was stunningly beautiful. Aslam has an incredibly rich and descriptive voice--Afghanistan really comes alive through his portrayal. He's really able to describe the devastation the country has experienced in the last thirty years better than any nonfiction account I've read. The book contains some truly grim passages that make you feel as though you've been punched in the gut. My only problem with the book is that I felt the characters--while very well developed as individuals-- [...]

    26. This book is a 'must read'autifully written and brilliantly crafted, it is a gut-wrenching tale of the horrors of war. A story of Afghanistan and its tragic recent history, scarred successively by the Russians, the Taliban and USA.d yet how the politics of this meaningless conflict, has so little in common with the ground reality of the people who suffer the consequences.How simple lives, mutilated both physically and psychologically by war and hatred can still find love in their hearts for the [...]

    27. Probably 3.5 stars actually. I liked it but I found the content depressing in that it deals with the waste of war, the stupidity of violence and revenge, and the destruction of Afghanistan by the West (USA and UK) and the former USSR.It's difficult to 'like' it therefore, given the descriptions of violence of death.But, the characters, the story lines, and the links through the ages are good, and create and convey the people and places very convincingly.

    28. With an admitted bias since it is set in Afghanistan and discusses everything from the Soviet invasion to the current status of warlords, I was totally sucked into this book. It is outside my normal sphere of novels, but the imagery was so powerful, admittedly disturbing in places, and the overwhelming sense of being controlled by circumstances intrigued me. Thank you again Montgomery Library for an excellent suggestion.

    29. As an example: "This is among the few things that can be said about love with any confidence. It is small enough to be contained within the heart, but pulled thin it would drape the entire world."And that's just one example.I feel sorry for whatever I read next. It certainly feels as though I should have a respectful pause after this.

    30. I really liked this book generally, although the author did a lot of explaining the conclusions in spots. I didn't even necessarily always agree with those. There were a lot of beautiful parts to this book, and I liked how facts were interspersed in the prose.

    31. An absolutely beautiful work of art. Masterfully written, complex characters and a plot that is suspenseful and extremely informative of post 9/11 ( and before) Afghanistan. The one book that I would recommend above all others of everything I have read in the past several years.

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