Tadas Guobuzas Guobuzas itibaren Öskü, Macaristan
Bu kitap kolay ve akıllıdır ve dünyadaki şeylerin ele alınış biçimiyle alaycı spor yapar. Biraz tuhaf, bu yüzden düz bir hiciv beklemeyin. İçerideki insanların insanlar mı yoksa robotlar mı yoksa arka bahçeye kazılmış şeylerden yapılmış garip yabancı şeyler olup olmadığından bile emin değilim. Tek bildiğim, iyice keyif aldım.
I have to admit that this was my least favorite of Aimee B's books...it was like a story that was taken too far with a novel. But it's still so much better than most books that are ever written.
This young adult novel is the tale of Gabrielle de Domremy who is a childhood friend of Joan of Arc. Gabrielle learns healing and midwifery from her mother, and follows Joan's army as a medic. She dresses as a boy, loves (chastely, of course) a soldier, and even follows Joan after she is captured and imprisoned until her death at the stake. Gabrielle is a courageous young woman, but a lover of peace and is the 'dove' to Joan's 'sword.' As a person whose official education of history encompassed only the American Revolution to the Civil War, I was mildly interested in the historical Joan of Arc when I picked this book up at a garage sale. I was induced to finally read it by the Go Review That Book forum here on LT, and I am glad of it. The fictional tale of Gabrielle brought color and relatability to a centuries old historical figure. There is much commentary on the rightness or wrongness of war, as well as discussion of Joan's piety and saintliness. I was concerned that the reality of battle might be either too graphic for a young reader or mostly glossed over; however, Garden has managed to strike a balance between the two and write with both realism and mindfulness of her intended audience. This is a recommended read for young people, especially females, interested in historical events or personages.
I admit it, I was born and raised in the South, but I didn't read this book until the ripe age of 24 when I finally came to my senses. There's a reason people talk about it so much. It is phenomenal. It's really long, but I promise, when you come to the end you wish it could just go on forever. I was amazed at how much I fell in love with this book. The movie is good, but the book is one million times better.