こちらもいかがですか

買い物かご

VIP 特典をお楽しみいただけます!

楽天Kobo VIP会員になると、対象商品が10%引きで購入できるほか、Koboスーパーポイントも2倍獲得できます。

購入できない書籍
お買い物かごをご確認ください。購入不可の商品を削除できます。削除されなかった購入不可の商品は、購入手続き時に削除されます。
評価とレビュー(1 3 星評価
1 レビュー

総合評価

3.75
3
5 つ星 4 つ星 3 つ星 2 つ星 1 つ星
1 0 2 0 0

感想を共有

この本のレビューはすでに投稿いただいております。

投稿いただきましたレビューは現在審査中です。

レビューの完成

すべてのレビュー

  • 0 人がこのレビューが参考になったと回答

    0 人がこのレビューが参考になったと回答

    00 人がこのレビューが参考になったと回答

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Certainly Different

    There are three novellas making up this book, centered around the High Mountains of Portugal. For the life of me, I cannot tell you why I continued to read this book. It took me about 6 months. I loved The Life of Pi, and heard an interview with Yann Martel. Ironically, the book sat on my shelf until I had a large block of time to savor the writing. It would return to the shelf again and again, until I felt I had the wherewithal to tackle it again. Novella No. 1, Homeless, is the story of Tomás, who walks backwards after the death of his wife and child. He borrows a car to search for an artifact which would change history. This was tedious reading of pages and pages of description about the car, about driving where there are no roads (early 1900’s), camping in the wilderness. Nevertheless, I persevered, perhaps only because I really enjoyed the writing style and had to see if Tomás was going to come out of this alive (no spoilers, but Tomás is a bit of a klutz even when not walking backward). While trying to make sense of all the imagery and symbolism, I kept rereading sections, thinking somehow I was missing the big picture. After a hiatus of a few months, I started on Novella No. 2, Homeward. This was nothing if not bizarre. A woman, from the High Mountains of Portugal, brings her husband’s body to a pathologist in order for him to tell her how he lived. His body is full of strange things, and I challenged myself to suspend belief and continue reading, hoping that something would connect. The story ends and, again, the big picture was beyond my comprehension. So, a few months later, on to Novella No. 3, Home. This also takes place in the High Mountains of Portugal, and connects the three novellas together. This is the story of Peter, a Canadian senator, who adopts an ape after his wife passes away. He and Odo, the ape, move to, you guessed it, the High Mountains of Portugal, where his family roots are. The beautiful writing does draw you in, makes you think, but there are no answers to what any of it means. After the third story, I thought perhaps happiness is where you find it, and we should live in the moment. Too simplistic, I think. Other reviewers have given faith as the story line, but I didn’t see that. The other is how people deal with grief, as each of the central characters lost someone they loved which sent them on a quest (an artifact, answers, peace). Perhaps this needs to be read in pieces and discussed with a book club. If anyone has any insight to share, I would love to hear your views!
3

この書籍は以下のデバイスでお読みいただけます。

  • デスクトップ
  • 電子書籍リーダー
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • タブレット
  • WINDOWS