[Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE


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  1. says: [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell

    Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE Hey it's my latest and meanest review for CCLaP I also put this on my CCLaP best of 2011 list—for best total disappoint

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    [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE Geez Karen Russell WTF?I loved the idea of 'Swamplandia' so much The story is strange the title is awesome and the setting and characters are completely foreign to me alligators swamps ghosts a bird man Florida lots of exclamation points used with wild abandon Swamplandia woo hoo right?Unfortunately no There is no woo hoo in this book at all Russell is clearly a talented writer with a cutting sense of humor of which s

  3. says: Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE

    [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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 b

  4. says: Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE

    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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

  5. says: [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE

    [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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

  6. says: review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary

    Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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 th

  7. says: [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell

    Summary Swamplandia Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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

  8. says: [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary

    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE Weird and fascinatingHave to read of this author

  9. says: Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell Summary Swamplandia

    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary Summary Swamplandia I had completely forgotten that I had read this book And then Goodreads recommended that I read it Fail Goodreads Fail Reviewing this

  10. says: Summary Swamplandia [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen Russell

    [Swamplandia] EBOOK / KINDLE 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 app

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Summary Swamplandia

Swamplandia review ê 4 Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary Summary 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. Geez Karen Russell WTFI loved the idea of Swamplandia so much The story is strange the title is awesome and the setting and characters are completely foreign to me alligators swamps ghosts a bird man Florida lots of exclamation points used with wild abandon Swamplandia woo hoo rightUnfortunately no There is no woo hoo in this book at all Russell is clearly a talented writer with a cutting sense of humor of which she shows a few hints in the beginning but this story is one that I d pay good money to have permanently erased from my memory I incorrectly interpreted the strangeness of this book to be something mystical and otherworldly like a Floridian Alice in Wonderland At first like our heroine Ava I was inspired to believe that interesting things things that defy the laws of the universe were afoot But then also like Ava and the rest of her family I was cruelly bitch slapped by the real world For poor Ava bitch slap doesn t even begin to cover it By the end Russell makes it clear that there is no magic or wonder to be found here only horribleness deceit and plain evil This is not a swampier Alice in Wonderland like a swampier version of a Stephen King novel crossed with a police blotter Everything in this book is dark and ugly At first this seems interesting and edgy but there s no payoff What s the point This book has enough symbols allegories and metaphors to fill hundreds of high school AP English papers but I still don t think it accomplishes anything other than making sure the reader is despondent about the world by the final page than they were at the outset That and perhaps convincing many to never visit Florida

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Karen RussellSwamplandia

Swamplandia review ê 4 Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary Summary 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. 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 archetypeIn fact it s all these things Yet above all else Swamplandia is a lavishly imagined and highly original coming of age story Swamplandia is the name of a faded nearly bankrupt Everglades tourist attraction owned by the Bigtree clan of alligator wrestlers Early on in the book Hilola the mother and star performer dies shockingly young of ovarian cancer leaving the family unmoored Their flamboyant father Chief Bigtree heads away to take care of business on the mainland leaving the children undefendedLeft to their own devices the three Bigtree teens react in different and dysfunctional ways Nerdy older brother Kiwi just 17 sneaks away in the dead of night to join the heavily advertised competition a themed amusement park called World of Darkness where guests known as Lost Souls partake in the various rings of hell His plan is to make money to save Swamplandia from extinction despite his meager wages and the jeering of other employeesOsceloa the middle girl named for a Seminole Indian falls under the spell of spiritualism becoming and entranced with a young man Louis Thanksgivinga ghost figure who died during the Dredge and Fill Campaign of the 1930s She mysteriously vanishes after leaving a note that she is running off to elope with himAnd that leaves 13 year old Ava the first person narrator of the story There is a poignancy about Ava who sorely misses her mother worries about Kiwi and Ossie and dreams of taking her mother s place as a top performer and saving the day It is up to Ava to take care of the alligators redubbed Seths by the Bigtrees when a rare red Seth is born he becomes her talisman and in ways her alter ego She will ultimately take her own harrowing journey with a guide known as the Bird Man who takes her on both a physical and emotional odyssey right to the very gates of hellKaren Russell offers a profound knowledge of the world she creates the hatching and care of the alligators the imperiled swamp the back history including the massacred Seminoles the isolation and innate wisdom of those who live off the mainland The swamp the uagmire that threatens to engulf the three siblings must be navigated for them to emerge whole and move onThe writing style calls forth an early John Irving Katherine Dunne or John Kennedy Toole The yearning for a reconnection with her mother the haunting uality of the outsider the beauty of some of the descriptions elevates Swamplandia over many debut novels and makes Karen Russell a writer to watch

Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary

Swamplandia review ê 4 Karen Russell Ò 4 Summary Summary 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

  • Audiobook
  • 13
  • Swamplandia
  • Karen Russell
  • English
  • 25 July 2019
  • 9780307748881