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EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell


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  • Swamplandia
  • Karen Russell
  • English
  • 14 July 2020
  • 9780307748881

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    EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell Hey it's my latest and meanest review for CCLaP I also put this on my CCLaP best of 2011 list—for best total disappointmentPerhaps Swamplandia is a case of being careful what you wish for Perhaps it was a back handed slap against wish fulfillment Perhaps it should force me to reexamine deeply held prejudices o

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    EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell I really wanted to like this book It came with high praises and witty blurbs It came with a cool cover It started out fun and uirky a family of alligator wrestlers living on a Florida island running their own crazed theme park But halfway in

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    Free read Swamplandia Karen Russell Ú 5 Download Read & Download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Karen Russell Swamplandia is its very own Rorschach test A reader can see in it most anything he or she wants Is it a terrifying supernatural thriller? A fast paced adventure story? An elegiac narrative about a dysfunctional family slowly spinning out of control? A cautionary tale about the perils of being an outsider? Or a uirky and dream like parable using the swamp as a mythic archetype?In fact it’s all these things Yet above all else Swamplandia is

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    Free read Swamplandia EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell So where did Swamplandia go wrong? Was it the point at which the narrative branches off into two tracks following the separate adventures of the protagonist's wayward brother? Was it the inclusion of a play within the play suddenly covering t

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    Free read Swamplandia EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell Karen Russell Ú 5 Download This was 4 5 star territory until 78 through the book you know THAT part I feel like I was sold a bill of goods I liked what I was sold — a book with some seriously beautifully depicted magical realism a hero with a call and an unlikely helper almost a spirit guide I mean I was uite aware of where that relationship could have headed and I kept consciously thinking I'm glad that I really believe that the autho

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    EBOOK or PDF Swamplandia ↠ Karen Russell Read & Download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Karen Russell 34Getting into this story was a bit of a task Somewhere around page 89 however I realized that I didn't want to put it down Russell is an excellent writer despite the occasional split infinitive personal pet peeve and her story sparked some tru

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Swamplandia

Download Swamplandia ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Swamplandia From the celebrated twenty nine year old author of the everywhere heralded short story collection St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves “How I wish these were my own words instead of the breakneck demon writer Karen Russell’s Run for your life This girl is on fire” Los Angeles Times Book Review comes a blazingly original debut novel that takes us back to the swamps of the Florida Everglades and introduces us to Ava Bigtree an unforgettable young heroineThe Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline and Swamplandia th. Hey it s my latest and meanest review for CCLaP I also put this on my CCLaP best of 2011 list for best total disappointmentPerhaps Swamplandia is a case of being careful what you wish for Perhaps it was a back handed slap against wish fulfillment Perhaps it should force me to reexamine deeply held prejudices or at least preferences which would make me grow as a reader and a person ultimately making me open minded forgiving and calmOr maybe it s just a bad bookLet s start with this I hate short stories They re such a letdown Why go to the trouble of setting a scene peopling it with interesting characters working up momentum and then ending it Just when things were starting to get good Come on lazy author why d you stop This drives me totally crazy And Karen Russell s debut collection St Lucy s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves was a perfect example The stories were so great Her spooky ambiance her weird haunting language her creepy ideas and wonderful stories I was so disappointed that they were over so uickly just when I was getting enmeshed in her strange worlds So I hope you see why I was super excited for Swamplandia Here was finally what I d always been so sure I wanted a writer whose stories I d loved not only writing a novel but taking as its kernel one of the very stories I d wanted expanded But it turns out that I was totally wrong Be careful what you wish for you could wind up with a big sprawling messy novel filled with inconsistent characters a terribly paced plot arc a horribly disappointing ending and very little reward for the long slog Even the atmospherics which had been so taut and engrossing in her short stories grew so diffuse and lackluster over a few hundred pages that they lost all their powerLook the plot Pretty original A family who lives in an amusement park in a swamp wrestling alligators and entertaining fat tourists that s fun Mom the star of the show recently passed away Ossie the waifish older sister is having an affair with a ghost Dad is pretty delusional about the family s prospects Which leaves twelve year old Ava and sixteen year old Kiwi to try to salvage the bankrupt wreck the family park has become The plot splits when Kiwi runs away from home following he and Ava on their own adventures Kiwi into the real world on the mainland and Ava deep into the swamp in search of her runaway sister with a Birdman as her guide That wasn t too spoilery I promise you d get most of it on the book s back cover So the plot s not the problem at least not completely It did feel unwieldy and overly meandering It could have used a lot of tightening And the language which in St Lucy s Home was so consistently stunning is here only lovely and only rarely and the few times when she nails it only serves to highlight how flat and lifeless everything else is But generally the big picture wasn t the issue It was the myriad little things that got me Like Ava and Ossie sitting in the kitchen with bare cupboards complaining about how hungry they are and then a few pages later they pack for a trip stuffing backpacks full of the suddenly plentiful food in the house Lazy Or like an emphatically described cloudless sky which two paragraphs later begins to rain Lazy Or conversations that have huge gaps or other ones where a character thinks something but then the other character responds as if the thought had been spoken Lazy Important or even trivial plot points revealed in the wrong order or tossed haphazardly in the middle of the next scene Lazy Bizarre and poorly done accents and patois and shudder street slang Lazy Banging us over the head with overly obvious truths rather than letting us infer them Lazy Terrible character inconsistencies LazyLazy lazy lazy I know that as a copyeditor I ve become a much closer reader than I used to be and probably most people wouldn t notice all these piddling little things but I don t think that s a good excuse And maybe I m being petty but so what Sure I m a reviewer but importantly I m a reader and if a book has so many tiny problems that I am constantly taken out of the reading experience to roll my eyes at them then that s a poorly done book I don t even blame Karen completely for all of this there s a huge team of publishing people who could have caught these things And this book wasn t put out by some shoestring indie press that s stretched too thin to afford a second proofreader this is Knopf Arguably the most revered literary press in the world How could they have failed to rein in this mess In fact how could they have failed to notice that this book is simply not up to par with the high level of literary prowess that they representAnd I haven t even gotten to the worst part In fact I kind of can t because it s a big reveal and I don t want to ruin anyone s reading experience But I can t write this review without commenting on it so apologies if this is cryptic or weird Suffice it to say that something very awful and very unexpected happens about 260 pages into a 300 page book Now first of all that is way too late especially in such a slow moving and long book to deliver that kind of authorial kick in the nuts Secondly it is a pretty horrifying thing which is dealt with barely at all and mostly in even horrifying thoughts and ways It also signals the beginning of the end of the book where Karen tries frantically to pull everything together resulting in lots of dropped threads and unanswered uestions and an overly maudlin and utterly unfulfilling closing scene It s just all so fucking lazySo what s the lesson I ve learned from this I guess sometimes a short story is its own kind of great There is an art to the short story and it s selfish and short sighted of me to assume that short stories are short because the author is lazy Sometimes it s lazier to write a novel

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Download Swamplandia ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Swamplandia Eir island home and gator wrestling theme park formerly #1 in the region is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness Ava’s mother the park’s indomitable headliner has just died; her sister Ossie has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother Kiwi who dreams of becoming a scholar has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going un. So where did Swamplandia go wrong Was it the point at which the narrative branches off into two tracks following the separate adventures of the protagonist s wayward brother Was it the inclusion of a play within the play suddenly covering the life story of a new character Was it the general shift in tone from uirkily heartfelt family novel to weak magical realism about ghosts Or did the real trouble begin at conception when promising young fictionist Karen Russell had the idea to expand one of her rightly celebrated short stories into a novelSadly I m jumping on board the disappointed bandwagon of folks who found Russell s debut novel a non starter Or actually no the start is pretty good so let s say a non middler and a non finisher Why so many kind notices in the literary world Because everyone likes Karen Russell and wants to give her a hand even though she wrote a book that s not actually very good I can tell that Karen Russell is a sweetheart She d make a great girlfriend I bet I wouldn t mind passing an evening or two in her company cuddling on a couch going over her ideas for new stories But my critiues would be merciless in those cuddle workshop sessions because sweet young Karen just isn t there yet There was certainly potential to this saga of an alligator wrestling family s downfall but after nicely establishing the characters and their situation Russell doesn t seem to know where to go Neither of the forked narrative s tines are of much interest and the prose though marked with the occasional neat simile or clever construction never hooks onto a clear voice The resolution is hurried the preceding events turn out to not really have mattered it s as if Russell knew she was in a tailspin and decided to just cut her losses get out and try again another day I will give her another shot on that day And if you re reading this KR I am totally serious about those cuddle sessions

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Download Swamplandia ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Swamplandia Der Ava’s father affectionately known as Chief Bigtree is AWOL; and that leaves Ava a resourceful but terrified thirteen to manage ninety eight gators and the vast inscrutable landscape of her own griefAgainst a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers Karen Russell has written an utterly singular novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction From the Hardcover edition. Weird and fascinatingHave to read of this author