Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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I am a fan of Nordic Noir and Scandinavian writing. Therese Bohman worked as a literary critic for a number of years before penning her own novel and so I imagine she was particularly conscious of publishing’s favourite catchcry, drowbed, don’t tell”. The ending also resolves absolu More of my reviews are at: She starts up a friendship with Gabriel that quickly turns romantic. See all 33 reviews. So heavy in description it lacked in storyline, feeling and depth.

Drowned by Therese Bohman (tr. by Marlaine Delargy)

Set up a giveaway. Leave a comment or reply – I’d love to hear your thoughts Cancel reply Enter your comment here Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. It did absolutely nothing for me. The juxtaposition between part one and two was done marvellously, yet I felt I had missed out on the actual action of the story, leaving an empty space in the book, which the author slowly began to fill, but not fast or thoroughly enough.

It did absolutely nothing for me. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It seems an idyllic existence, but there is darkness beneath the surface. Under the Feet of Jesus.


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The closing pages of the novel, however, find her back at the cottage with Gabriel. I can understand a lot of the more skeptical reviews of this book but I think Therese Bohman has brilliant insight into flawed women’s psychology and she does an absolutely beautiful job of portraying, real, complicated characters.

During her summer visit, Marina has time to reflect on her relationship with her sister and forges a relationship beyond her control with Gabriel. His forehead is brown from the sun, his whole face, his arms, he is wearing a faded black T-shirt and he smells wonderful, warm.

I was thinking about it for hours after I finished it.

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Her resentment of Stella has been replaced by grief and a sense of loss, an urge to know more about the sister from whom she had drifted apart. The plot wasn’t that intriguing and there wasn’t much to it.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The descriptive writing, though, was great.

On Being Blue by William H. I am so conflicted with this novel. The ending leaves more questions and answers, but one wonders if the novel Gabriel was working on provides some clues on some sort of “Hitchcockian” fashion.

I did think that this was well-written though, with lots of specific sensory details, and a palpable sense of rot clusters of aphids, dried-up sunflowers, etc. Although this novel involved some of my favorite things botany; Pre-Raphaelite art; tall, dark, handsome menit wasn’t everything that I hoped it would be. A Ladder to the Sky.


The summer passes, and Martina goes home. The sunflowers look like scarecrows now that they have drowneed over, their seed heads black and wet, their leaves straggling and shriveled. Three Women Poets from the It’s in the greenhouse orchids, on the record player, floating on the lake. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bbohman this and more reviews visit http: Not dedicating anymore to even this review.

This concise psychological thriller is a chilling, atmospheric debut. As if to underline this still further, Stella anxiously confides in her sister that she is pregnant.

Part way through we learn a tragedy has occurred and the juxtaposition between Marina’s first visit and her second is quite striking. What are in Stella’s diaries and will Marina fall victim to Gabriel’s manipulative ways the same way her sister did? I break off a piece and push it in my mouth, it has the harsh taste of iron. She lives in England. He works from home, so he and Marina, the more malleable sister who is not long out of adolescence and still emotionally questing, are thrust together during the day.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Even when we read a little in her diary, we don’t really get to know her.

There is a strong smell of paint, as if the hot, still air is intensifying the smell, making it linger.