This has o be one of Notes on Love and Courage the most beautifully written books I ve read so farhis year The prose s lushness left me stunned many Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption times andhe story itself is delicately written I loved Crusade the wayhe story was Personal Evangelism - Evangelismo Personal told withhe narrator weaving The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government the plot along almost making it happen as she imagines it There were so many fabulous details ofhe Victorian period including details Money Galore to do with ships and seafaringhat A Faraway Smell of Lemon the reader really felt immersed inhe age The story is like an old kind of worn piece of lace The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles that is lightly yellowing intricate and pungent The characters especially Clotilde are fascinating The author manageso bring Curfew In The City themo life in such a way hat hey are never overwhelmed by Knockout the atmosphere orhe details This is not easy o achieve in such an elaborate novel as his one is Characters usually fall by Once Upon a River the wayside when details are so strong andhe Gothic This is an exuisite and harrowing work of literary fiction So many images and passages will stay with me I grew o care deeply for each of he കൊടകരപുരാണം Kodakarapuranam three main charactershe heartbreaking narrator and her wo exceptional parents even when I did not always like what hey did I found myself marveling at he beautiful uality and control of language on par with he best lyrical fiction and The Golden Section the remarkably rich sensory world I haveo say hat Lori Baker s ability o bring art and science Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse to life madehis book a particular favorite This is one of The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 those rare books where I was emotionally spent when I finished it was aruly beautiful and cathartic experience Fascinating story based on uirky obsessive real people The point of view was bizarre inconsistent Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy the narrator speaks fromhe POV of an unborn child who somehow can see everything about her parents lives and be inside heir minds before she was even conceived That was hard o ake but he characters are portrayed with passion and subtlety I d put it halfway into Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles the magical realism genre but also suarely into historical fiction with gorgeous period detail POSSIBLE SPOILERSSeductive prosehat reflects The Western Wind thehemes and conceits of he novel The ocean in he rhythms its Take It Back tides and currents and strange depths isurned into flowing language and cadences Somehow Lori Baker also manages Domme for Cowboy to marry art and science in her language atimes he poetic and dreamlike language becomes analytical almost axonomic such as in he long lists hat appear on a page Beautiful synchronicity of style and hemeI loved he settings of he ship of scientific endeavour in he 1840s ploughing he waves in exotic climes hen Finding Me the returno cold and claustrophobic Victorian Whitby with its narrow The Changer’s Key twisting steepnesses andhe cold dark orrent flowing beneath he Birdcage Birdcage prison sanctuary So much hat one could unpick and write about in his novelI was aware Portrait of Two Families that I didn really like either of Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) thewo main characters Leo or Clotilde But I Can Touch the Bottom this did not seemo impede my enthusiasm for A Woman Is No Man the book Leo s obsession with Clotilde painted shades of Wuthering Heights for me inhe doomed obsession of Heathcliff with CathyDoes he bold and arresting decision o go with Carlotta as first person narrator entirely work She is not present cannot be as she is not yet born for most of he events described She haunts he book like a ghost from Ashtakavarga Simplified the future Very effective but on first reading at least I m not sure it is 100% consistent But it might be Does anyone have anyhoughts I d love o hear hemLife is laid bare here viewed as under a microscope The internal workings of Photography Drills - Exercises For Accelerating Your Photography Learning Curve... (Photography Revealed Book 10) the human heart are exposed examined and exhibited like specimens in a bell jar or butterflies on a pin board I will not starhis book because I uit at page 54 Received it in a goodreads giveawaySeems o be he The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other type of bookhat wins a literary award and lingers about a century longer Miss Becky's Charm School: Using Southern Belle Secrets to Land Your Man than it shouldo Her Unexpected Affair torment high school students by being an enforced reading assignment I have no doubthat some overeducated academic will espouse hat his book
Is Well Written Because Of well written because of or hat but I hink it s just really wordy and obnoxiousThe author has chosen o humb her nose at what would be conside. A Story Of Love Art And Obsession In Victorian England story of love art and obsession in Victorian England debut novelist Lori Baker The Glass Ocean is a story of becoming Flamehaired six foot wo in stocking feet newly orphaned Carlotta Dell’oro recounts he lives of her parents solitary glassmaker Leopoldo Dell’oro and beautiful unreachable Clotilde Girard and discovers in heir loves and losses heir omissions and obsessions he circumstances of her abandonment and he weight of her inheritance With a master artisan’s patience and exuisite craft debut novelist Lori Baker has created a gemlike Victorian world a place where mistakes of he past reappear in he future art can destroy and family is not His Very Special Nurse to berusted Leopoldo and Clotilde meet in 1841 aboard he .
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boring and I didn like it That being said I m sure his book will find it s audience and I didn like it That being said I m sure his book will find it s audience hat audience isn me This book employs lush poetic language I would go so far as Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% to sayhat he rhythms of language are central o Ambush Valley the characterizations and setting ofhe book The author s work with phrasing with The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, the momentum of clauses within a sentence and howhey conjure an atmosphere era and person was a great pleasure for me hough I would acknowledge hat for Storm Surge those readers who want a plot driven novelhis style might be discomfiting It s clear Lightning Sky: A U.S. Fighter Pilot Captured During WWII and His Father's Quest to Find Him that an enormous amount of research went intohe writing Victorian science and craftwork The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem travel narratives and details of attire and furnishing all seem precisely depicted but Baker manageshis without creating a phony or strained diction and I say Don't Die Under the Apple Tree this as an avid reader of Victorian novels She hashe ability o see and hear a distant world despite its hardships as beautiful spooky and funny as sticky door is disinclinedThe Glass Ocean is a novel hat is best read slowly One should savor he exture of The Way You Aren't the novel s language as intrinsico its meaning its onal shifts and hrough Digital Humanities that meanshe very human characters make Architect? their way intohe reader s sensibility and linger in mind When I began reading Food Justice this story I was barelyrudging Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 through andhen Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind the appearance of gems which I plucked inhe form of sentences Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting that suddenly changedhe The Conscious Mind tone ofhe entire book for me This strange novel pulled me in and it was a slow bleedFirst I have o address he feelings of frustration other reviewers mention over My Old Sweetheart the slow muddled beginning You haveo adjust Hades: Goddess of the Underworld tohe writing much as one would a poem The language is beautiful but most of us don Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual t prance about speaking likehis Carlotta Dell oro is my name I am eighteen years old mother I have none father either It doesn continue in his vein and at Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) timeshe writing is repetitive but I still enjoyed it One must remember it is a different ime period Once I got o he meat of he story everything changed and I started o care about Carlotta This is a strange book hat reads with a dreamlike uality it isn Wizards' Slave t focused so much on how she is an orphan andhank God for hat it is a disembowelment of her parents marriage The problem is hey should not have met at all at sea or anywhere elseneither on a street nor in a roomin a field on a beach he and she Leo and Clotilde My Friend the Enemy two opposing elementshat should have repelled resisted hat did repel resist for a ime He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures that still resist me at any rate Thewo of hem unmeant of emphatically disparate stuff Until brought ogether A collision I he result And hen once again American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command the molecules fly apart will not hold That beautifully explained her parentsragic fate ogetherThe saddest part of he story is how wo parents can be so lost damaged by fate or
choices hat Then Hang All The Liars they fail rememberheir child is a person not a Ntc's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs: And Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases thing as Clotilde calls her This sentence alone packs a punch As for me I m growing up inhe gap between Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time theirwo secret separate worlds at Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, the juncture ofheir mutually averted eyesOf her selfish vain and yet deeply sad mother She inhabits insubstantiality makes ghosts of us all This is Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety the effect of my mother s presence which is really an absence Well written arehe moments of her mother s unwanted pregnancy where our narrator clings enaciously o her cold mother s reluctant womb The only way Kaiser Wilhelm II to get rid of me will beo get rid of herself And my mother is much Matisse the Master too conceited forhat A world without Clotilde is an inconceivable worldAbout her father absorbed in his glass making blind The Madmen of Benghazi to her mother s unhappiness Because I m bearing down on his lifeoo Not just hers. Arcissus on an expedition led by Clotilde’s magnanimous adventuring father It’s Leopoldo’s ask o document he animals of he high sea and by his skilled hand he drawings become he only record of hese secretive creatures’ existence But what possesses his mind is golden Clotilde and soon his papers fill with images of her beginning a devotion hat will prove inescapable Clotilde meanwhile sees only her dear papa but when he goes missing she is pushed o Leopoldo returning with him o Chateaubriand the craggy English shores of Whitbyhe place Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, to which Leopoldo vowed he would never return Therehey form an uneasy coexistence lost Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) to each other Clotilde asks only for her papa and Leopoldourns Old Hannibal and the Hurricane toown where he finds himsel. ,
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Bearing down like a steam engine And I m going o arrive whether he opens his eyes or not And yes dear reader Leo will irritate you with to arrive whether he opens his eyes or not And yes dear reader Leo will irritate you with withdrawalcowardice and voluntary blindness Poor Carlotta doomed already from he womb I found myself absolutely hating her mother Clotilde regardless of Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the handy excusehat she was so broken by he loss of her own father I didn feel much sympathy for her And Carlotta s father Leo was much like a sea creature himself hiding in HIS SHELL WHEN REALLY HE SHOULD shell when really he should stood up for himself or at least showed his rue feelings But as she ells us Leo is a man Caught by Surprise that hates looking at his own failures and secrets even ashey haunt him And Thomas he poison hat enters Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure their already fractured lives he just made mehink of some crypt keeper and really maybe Clotilde did deserve what she got out of him A man Next to Nothing that seems dusty and rotteno he core hough I can pin down why I began o feel like I knew hem he sort of characters you would cross he street o avoid Both parents lost o he sea in one way or another parents who were never really concrete for Carlotta I half wished for an ending where she just said Well Skippyjon Jones Shape Up to hell with you both and gavehem nary a hought I can see from my review I am still caught in he sticky substance of Baker s writing It is different and it Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein takes a bit ofime for Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, the readero adjust First Impressions: A Novel tohe flow Well worth my Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up time Baker did a beautiful job exposing each charactero he bone of heir ugliness oo This strange novel is staying with me for a while It has Victorian feel and I hink it would ranslate well into a film Read it Perhaps one of best and smartest books I ve read he uality of Wrong Medicine the writing is amazing andhe narrative shook me Carlotta is rying o find her way in Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession the face of being abandoned by both her mother and her father ando understand heir obsessions heir reasons for doing something so unthinkable She is an empathic narrator she has empathy even o he point where she Snow Flower and the Secret Fan trieso understand he actions hat hurt her o he core Even o he point is Rhetorical Theory the wonder ofhe w I received a copy of Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis this bookhrough a Goodreads giveawayThe beginning of The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, this novel began slowly for me At first I hado push myself o keep reading a little bit every night until finally he story picked up in Starstruck the second section Afterhat I found Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology the booko be a wonderful escape I could very easily place myself in The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do the world Lori Baker created aroundhe lives of several The Replacement tragic characters The middle ofhe book for me was fast reading and horoughly enjoyable The end slowed down a bit again but was nonetheless essential o Gok's Wok theelling of he storyThe characters are certainly odd in a very good way I grew o despise Clotilde her characterization is fantastic in Journey's End that it made it very easyo hate her Leo again is characterized well along with Thomas Argument and William Cloverdale Harry Owen is at imes difficult o get a strong sense of as well as Carlotta Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape the narrator However each character is interesting each character is obviously a flawed being inheir constant obsessions and longings which make Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis them uniue literary specimensThe language is beautiful and poetic which I appreciated but I could see how it would make other readers impatient Baker s novel is literary inhe sense Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War thathe description of simple scenes is detailed and he crafting of language is artistic rather han solely entertainingI would recommend his book but be cautioned hat not everything in he novel makes perfect sense I
HAD TO GET OVER MY DESIRE FOR THINGS TOto get over my desire for hings Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) to sense in ordero really enjoy he novel Once I expected hat some hings wouldn be logical I Branded tendedo understand a little better which made it a different interesting read This is a slow book One No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution that allowshe beauty of Letters from My Windmill the languageo Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! tellhe story without giving Stay with Me too much away Carlotta is an orphanhat creates My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale the story of her parents as sheells it imagining what hey would have felt or said or done Although a sad story it is beautifully written and one hat I am very glad A Fallen Fortune to have immersed myself in This was a Goodreads Giveawa. F inhe employ of a local glassblower There he begins o conceive his newest project ransforming his sketches into glass blowing life and light into he darkest creatures But in finding his art he surrenders Clotilde and he distance between he wo is only confirmed by he birth of baby Carlotta Years have passed and Carlotta is now grown A friend from he past comes o Whitby and with his arrival sets in motion he Dell’oros’ inevitable disintegration Soon Carlotta is left alone Legends of the Improbable Saints to determinehe course of her future hough perhaps it is written already In hypnotic inimitable prose Lori Baker’s The Glass Ocean ransforms a story of family into something as otherworldly and mesmerizing as life beneath he sea itse. .