Scritti tra il 1902 e il 1911, i dodici racconti riuniti poi in volume nel 1913 sotto il titolo di uno di essi, LвЂ™assassinio di un ranuncolo, costituiscono sГ¬ unвЂ™esemplare testimonianza della temperie artistica e spirituale dellвЂ™epoca in cui sono stati scritti, ma servono ancor piГ№ ad avvicinarsi al mondo espressivo di uno dei maggiori scrittori tedeschi del Novecento, Alfred DГ¶blin (1878-1957), lвЂ™autore di quel Berlin Alezanderplatz che resta come uno dei romanzi fondamentali del secolo appena trascorso.DГ¶blin fu medico e scrittore, e proprio dallвЂ™appassionata commistione delle sue due professioni venne componendosi, come scrive Eva Banchelli, В«lвЂ™universo di deliri, ossessioni, crudeltГ attorno a cui ruotano i racconti della raccoltaВ»; racconti per gran parte incentrati su una vera e propria fenomenologia del sentimento amoroso, ma ancor piГ№ particolarmente legati вЂ“ osserva ancora Eva Banchelli вЂ“ dallвЂ™idea centrale В«di una realtГ pervasa da una permanente vocazione alla metamorfosi: tutti gli esseri che vengono trascinati nel vortice di questo universo narrativo ne escono infatti solo dopo aver subito una radicale, per lo piГ№ stravolgente trasformazione o dissoluzione ad opera della malattia, della passione, della nevrosi e, sopra tutti, delle forze primordiali della naturaВ».
In this new collection of conversations with God, Marjorie Holmes turns her special talents to expressing the tumultuous feelings of a teen-age girl. With reassuring directness and simplicity, she writes of the problems that confront every young woman: the confusing changes in her body and her emotions, the struggles of school and the strains of family life.
From such little annoyances as a family squabble or a telephone that doesnt ring through such big and complicated questions as sex and drugs, the difficulties every girl experiences are confronted.
And not to overlook the easier side of life, these prayer-poems cover as well a young girls comforts, her triumphs and her exuberances. All the feelings are here to share with God--when nobody else will listen.
Dylan, the daughter of the scientist who created the Medusa gene for psychic powers, has never felt she really fits into the crime-fighting Medusa Project. But then she makes a discovery about her fathers death which changes everything.
As she and the other Medusa teens search for the truth, Dylan meets Harry - a boy who seems to know more about Dylans past than she does. But can Dylan trust him? While Dylan searches for the mysterious legacy that her father has left her from beyond the grave, her dads killer closes in.
But just how far is the murderer prepared to go to keep Dylan from finding out the truth?
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My ratings are very moody and just generally not to be trusted. Having gotten that fact out in the open for the umpteenth time, I will say that I thought this was a very good book. Love, no. Like very much, yes. I especially hearted the last-ish part with the wife and the train and ole dudes stop, drop, and roll in mid-air move because ACTION!
SUSPENSE! HEARTBREAK! PLOTSY TWIRLS! In fact, most of my favorite scenes involved Winnie V, while some other sections, particularly some of the more beat-you-over-the-head-with-symbolism conversational scenes with BadMeanyPoliticianMens, made it an occasional slog.
If I wanted to really be a cranky-puss, I would also point out how some descriptive words (e.g. husky/huskily) were used entirely too many times in rapid succession, which bugs the piss straight outta me for the simple fact that I appreciate a fella who knows how to admit defeat and just pick up a freakin thesaurus from time to time. Tiny style gripes. Also, I finished a book I more enjoyed reading a couple of days before this, so that definitely influenced things, and you totally, understandably care about that and must be so glad that I told you.
All in the gut, baby. No star-science here. Just bloody, stinkin guts. Ill probably bump it up if its still rolling around in my noggin a year from now, which is very possible because I think 2014 just may still feature terrorists, corrupt politicians and law enforcement personnel, plots n schemes n conspiracies, crushing deception by/of those you love most, exploitation of any and all human weakness, and assholes.