Vi, de druknede

Vi, de druknede By Carsten Jensen, It is an epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia s most acclaimed storytellers.In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans Not all of them return and those who do will never be the same Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into theIt is an epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia s most acclaimed storytellers.In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans Not all of them return and those who do will never be the same Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into the anonymity of the high seas.As soon as he is old enough, his son Albert sets off in search of his missing father on a voyage that will take him to the furthest reaches of the globe and into the clutches of the most nefarious company Bearing a mysterious shrunken head, and plagued by premonitions of bloodshed, he returns to a town increasingly run by women among them a widow intent on liberating all men from the tyranny of the sea.From the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, We, The Drowned spans four generations, two world wars and a hundred years Carsten Jensen conjures a wise, humorous, thrilling story of fathers and sons, of the women they love and leave behind, and of the sea s murderous promise This is a novel destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.. Vi de druknede It is an epic drama of adventure courage ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia s most acclaimed storytellers In a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of

  • Title: Vi, de druknede
  • Author: Carsten Jensen
  • ISBN: 9788702047233
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardback
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    1. What do you say about a book that, after you finished it, you sat staring at a wall for fifteen minutes while tears flowed down your cheeks It s miraculous I don t feel that that s enough, this review isn t enough I loved this book, I cannot do it justice Still, it s a good challenge to force yourself to examine what made you love a book, so here we go This book is the ocean.It s about a fight with God The book covers roughly 200 years of history, and the sea is the only constant character, a go [...]

    2. It was a big book I read it Now I don t know what to make of it.It was a big baggy monster Its language oddly stiff and awkward It was a tell don t show book And I m not sure why so many supposedly hard boiled people were so shocked at the sight of Captain Cook s shrunken head either.At one point the book reminded me of One Hundred Years of Solitude and I thought that Jensen wanted to write a Danish version of that, but with a shipyard financial scandal instead of a fruit plantation However the [...]

    3. Like any self respecting Minnesotan, I grew up loving the water During our three warm months, I would fish, swim, and water ski During our nine cold months, I would ice fish, drunk swim, and ice water ski But I don t need to interact with the water I enjoy it just as much if not on a passive basis Just plop me down on a beach with a book and a beer, and I ve found my heaven Water, you see, invites one to contemplate it soothes the soul it stirs the imagination Also, so does beer As a water love [...]

    4. I know I absolutely loved this book, but I fear I will be unable to properly explain why It is all in the lines Some are beautiful, and yet their beauty is not the main thing It is that each line had me thinking Something happens, a person does something and then a line expresses the dilemma a person now faces This is what made the book for me Life is complicated, people are complicated and I like books that show you this I felt that over and over again, in every paragraph, I was drawn into a ch [...]

    5. 6 Estrelas picas N s, OS AFOGADOS primeiro livro do escritor dinamarqu s Carsten Jepsen n 1962 narra a hist ria de v rias gera es da pequena cidade portu ria de Marstal, situada na ilha de r , na Dinamarca.Uma pica aventura mar tima que se inicia em 1848 e termina no final de Segunda Guerra Mundial em 1945.A primeira personagem o fascinante Laurids Madsen, um marinheiro aventureiro, esteve no C u e voltou a descer por causa das suas botas N o planou at ao topo do mastro de uma fragata n o passou [...]

    6. This book draws you like a sea stream.Luckily, it is not only about seafaring or the life of sea men Jensen takes a deeper look into a world, build upon and gravitating entirely around the sea, or better The Sea The book comprises of different smaller stories or episodes I was having this particular feeling sometimes that I was watching a TV series of or less undefended episodes, which is, to my taste, not something by default bad.The atmosphere of the histories is composed in a slightly dark m [...]

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    8. The sea was ever changing, and yet it left him with an impression of sameness The cloud above the frozen sea changed, but he was already familiar with them all There was plenty for the eye to feast on, but nothing for the soul I did it Now I feel like We, the Drowned is the only fiction book I ve read in my entire life or at least as if I ve been stuck with it ever since I learnt how to read However, despite the numerous occasions when I was moaning about how unimaginably long this book is, it n [...]

    9. I love being surprised by books I had heard wonderful things about this book, but I wasn t won over by the blurb I mean, a book about sailors and boats, how interesting could that really be Aye aye Captain, loading and unloading on docks, scurvy, maggoty sea biscuits, twenty seven ways of tying a rope Come on, 700pp of that doesn t sound like riveting reading.But I was wrong on two counts While there is sailing and some life on boats, there is so much going on with these characters The characte [...]

    10. Jensen has written a saga that tells the story of a port in Denmark from the 19th century to the end of WW2 He gives us the ebb and flow of the fortunes of the port, its families and its markets the whole world He shows us how cruel and unforgiving the sea can be for long periods the town is mainly populated by women and children as most of the men are away at sea Many of the men do not come back.Its pages are full of fantastic characters in dramatic circumstances secrets and lies, murder, arson [...]

    11. I wish I could remember where it was that I first heard of We,The Drowned by Carsten Jansen I can t help thinking that where ever it was must have recommendations for other books and since Drowned is so very, very good I would like to know all the other books they liked It had to be somewhere on the internet of course and it was made the book sound so intriguing that I wrote down the title I wanted to keep a record of it so that when it became available I could get it Availability was an issue b [...]

    12. I spent five days utterly submerged in this magnificent Danish seafaring epic From the first line onwards, it is an enthralling combination of history and legend Many years ago there lived a man called Laurids Madsen, who went up to heaven and came down again thanks to his boots Jensen traces the history of Marstal, a small island off the coast of Denmark, from war with the Germans in the 1850s through to the aftermath of World War II Over the decades readers meet four generations of fathers and [...]

    13. this book greatly surprised me i am not usually much of a reader of epics, i do not know Danish authors 5 , i would not have read this but for certain efriends on who rated this so highly as it is translation i might have missed some language specific aspects of the work, but i do not know if that is much of the appeal, translation is fine for me structure of the book is very exact covers major incidents in four major sections, read each in single sittings, so obviously easy, compelling, fast re [...]

    14. Wonderful piece of literature The characters were amazing and the writing lovely Some parts a bit slow, but other than that, amazing.

    15. It s been a year full of Meh so far and it took a long time coming, but I have finally, finally read a book that I absolutely loved I ve just finished it and I m left breathless, barely able to contemplate that it s over.I picked this book up because of its pretty blue cover that attracted me straight away Perhaps it was fate that lead me to this book as I hadn t heard of the title or author before I had a certain feeling the moment I picked it up and a little part of me knew So often little whi [...]

    16. We, the Drowned, is a magnificent book It spans a century, from 1845 to 1945, and tells the stories of four generations of sailors and their families from the small Danish village of Marstal Located at the tip of the island of Aero, Marstal during this time was one of the largest and wealthiest ports in the Baltic Sea, second only to the port at Copenhagen Still, life in the village of Marstal is like life in most small towns, full of gossip, old alliances, and even older feuds At the same time [...]

    17. This book tells the epic story of a four generation of sailors who lived in Marstal, a small town in Denmark.The story covers a period of time from 1848 till the end of World War II, 1945 And what about the plot I won t say a word otherwise I ll spoil the whole thing But once you start to read this book, you won t be able to stop even if it has 700 800 pages.This book really deserves a 6 stars rating, believe me

    18. We, The Drowned could be divided into a trilogy, as the story spams over 100 years from the middle of the 19th century until the end of WWII and we follow characters from the port town of Marstal, Denmark, we are presented with the stories of Laurids Madsen, his son Albert Madsen, and then Albert s prot g Knud Erik and his mother Klara Friis The great achievement of this book is how the individual stories both reflect and engendered the bigger story of the community of Marstal, and in some ways [...]

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