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Trailer ↠´ Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel (Audible Audio Edition): Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Beata Pozniak, Penguin Audio: Amazon.ca PDF by Æ Olga Tokarczuk This is a most wonderful, clever story which I read slowly because I just didn t want it to end and it will stay in my bookshelf to be read again.
Such beautiful writing is utterly compelling, unputdownable The way civilisation treats animals and other humans is telling, and this quiet, powerful, novel illustrates our total disregard of what we know is right.
Through a murder mystery in a rural Polish village we have intelligent musings on William Blake, horoscopes, ageing, hunting, love of animals, cruelty, the disregard of those we consider outcasts and our own failings Sound boring I tore through it like a thriller Viva Janina, Oddball, Good News and Dizzy In life one can expect to read a handful of books that are truly exceptional, that reveal the world in a new and fresh way that makes the reader a bigger person This is one of my handful At a superficial level it s an ingenious murder mystery, narrated by an eccentric, slightly mad older woman, living remotely on the Polish Czech border But it s punctuated by her on going musings about human destiny, animal rights, the environment and the way in which most people choose to cauterise their imaginations and joyfulness in the pursuit of tiny lives only noticeable for their petty and destructive banality The translation is brilliant I had to keep stopping and rereading sentences, so dense in meaning and beauty that one read was not enough.
This is a most wonderful, clever story which I read slowly because I just didn t want it to end and it will stay in my bookshelf to be read again.
Such beautiful writing is utterly compelling, unputdownable The way civilisation treats animals and other humans is telling, and this quiet, powerful, novel illustrates our total disregard of what we know is right.
Through a murder mystery in a rural Polish village we have intelligent musings on William Blake, horoscopes, ageing, hunting, love of animals, cruelty, the disregard of those we consider outcasts and our own failings Sound boring I tore through it like a thriller Viva Janina, Oddball, Good News and Dizzy In life one can expect to read a handful of books that are truly exceptional, that reveal the world in a new and fresh way that makes the reader a bigger person This is one of my handful At a superficial level it s an ingenious murder mystery, narrated by an eccentric, slightly mad older woman, living remotely on the Polish Czech border But it s punctuated by her on going musings about human destiny, animal rights, the environment and the way in which most people choose to cauterise their imaginations and joyfulness in the pursuit of tiny lives only noticeable for their petty and destructive banality The translation is brilliant I had to keep stopping and rereading sentences, so dense in meaning and beauty that one read was not enough.
I like this sort of middle european darkness might not be everyone s cup of tea tho funny main character is an eccentric old lady who lives alone in the woods and resents hunters around her.
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but this isn t a cliche d horror story its sort of a detective story gone awry Loved the characters and their idiosyncrasies It was a strong argument for not killing animals to either eat or just for pleasure in hunting.
She also describes the beauty of the wilderness and the harsh winters.
Made me want to read of her work.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE A Brilliant Literary Murder Mystery Chicago Tribune Extraordinary Tokarczuk S Novel Is Funny, Vivid, Dangerous, And Disturbing, And It Raises Some Fierce Questions About Human Behavior My Sincere Admiration For Her Brilliant Work Annie Proulx In A Remote Polish Village, Janina Devotes The Dark Winter Days To Studying Astrology, Translating The Poetry Of William Blake, And Taking Care Of The Summer Homes Of Wealthy Warsaw Residents Her Reputation As A Crank And A Recluse Is Amplified By Her Not So Secret Preference For The Company Of Animals Over Humans Then, A Neighbor, Big Foot, Turns Up Dead Soon, Other Bodies Are Discovered, In Increasingly Strange Circumstances As Suspicions Mount, Janina Inserts Herself Into The Investigation, Certain That She Knows Whodunit If Only Anyone Would Pay Her Mind A Deeply Satisfying Thriller Cum Fairy Tale, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead Is A Provocative Exploration Of The Murky Borderland Between Sanity And Madness, Justice And Tradition, Autonomy And Fate Whom Do We Deem Sane It Asks Who Is Worthy Of A Voice Evocative with a subtle, low key humour and finely drawn central character Sad in places too particularly about the way old people are sidelined and ignored It took me a few chapters to get into the characters and their world but after that I was engrossed.
It s a very accomplished novel Olga Tokarzcuk really pulled it off stringing red herrings along a plot with glittering meditations on Blake s poetry and ecology and animal rights The murders cases are the foil adding suspense and pathos The final revelation of who s the killer reminded me of the unexpected and witty denouement in Agatha Christie s The murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Intriguing approach that seemed from another civilization in ways I d not encountered before A journey through a mind in a way that made the ending almost a disappointment to me I didn t really want all that had gone before to be due to derangement as opposed to a totally original perspective Nevertheless it was an fascinating journey up to that point.


Loved the characters and their idiosyncrasies It was a strong argument for not killing animals to either eat or just for pleasure in hunting.
She also describes the beauty of the wilderness and the harsh winters.
Made me want to read of her work.
I like this sort of middle european darkness might not be everyone s cup of tea tho funny main character is an eccentric old lady who lives alone in the woods and resents hunters around her.
.
but this isn t a cliche d horror story its sort of a detective story gone awry Evocative with a subtle, low key humour and finely drawn central character Sad in places too particularly about the way old people are sidelined and ignored It took me a few chapters to get into the characters and their world but after that I was engrossed.
It s a very accomplished novel Olga Tokarzcuk really pulled it off stringing red herrings along a plot with glittering meditations on Blake s poetry and ecology and animal rights The murders cases are the foil adding suspense and pathos The final revelation of who s the killer reminded me of the unexpected and witty denouement in Agatha Christie s The murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Intriguing approach that seemed from another civilization in ways I d not encountered before A journey through a mind in a way that made the ending almost a disappointment to me I didn t really want all that had gone before to be due to derangement as opposed to a totally original perspective Nevertheless it was an fascinating journey up to that point.