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Swamplandia Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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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Swamplandia Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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

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Swamplandia Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 into the story I am stranded in the swampland Stranded not by fierce monster gators but by beautiful pointless writing with no movement toward either crisis or resolution It s a mystery to me why this doesn t work but it just doesn t Beautifully written nothing


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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE 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 into the story I am stranded in the swampland Stranded not by fierce monster gators but by beautiful pointless writing with no movement toward either crisis or resolution It's a myste

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE 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 usi

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE Karen Russell ✓ 5 Read & Download Read Swamplandia Whenever I read a review on good reads that starts This was too dark I just roll my eyes Bring on the complexity bring on the darkness But this may have been too dark and sad even for me not saved by an end that felt tacked on Darkness and sadness this deep needs some hint of humor to make it bearable and this story is almost completely unrelievedly unremittingly dark Well okay the World of Darkness was pretty funny I

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE 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 author is going to take it on a ori

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Karen Russell Read Swamplandia I had completely forgotten that I had read this book And then Goodreads recommended that I read it Fail Goodreads Fail Reviewing this book has prompted me to add a brand new bookshelf What is wrong with the world

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK FREE Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ 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 truly rich and engaging discussion one particularly fine April evening This is a novel that lends itself to discussion and not of the I liked it when variety Russell's approach is subtle; she

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  • Audiobook
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  • Swamplandia
  • Karen Russell
  • English
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9780307748881