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Set in apartheid South Africa this powerful and lyrically written novel is Linzi Glass's debutAs twelve year old Emily Iris explains it her mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers and vagabonds rely Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much I like Linzi Glass way of showing the reader South Africa this wasn t my favourite of hers The epilogue was beautiful what xame before felt really rushed and out of the blue35 out of 5 stars b Copernicus Avenue novel is Linzi Glass's debutAs twelve year old Emily Iris explains it her mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers and vagabonds rely Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much I like Linzi Glass way of showing the reader South Africa this wasn t my favourite of hers The epilogue was beautiful what xame before felt really rushed and out of the blue35 out of 5 stars b

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The Year the Gypsies Came

Ing on the presence of outsiders to ease the tension between them Emily has her gentle older sister Sarah and Buza the old Zulu nightwatchman for company and comfort But her parents' continuing discontent leads them to w When I was 10 years of age as a curious young child I picked up this book as the title and cover sounded interestingAs somebody who hates to leave something unfinished I forced myself to read this book to the end As you can imagine I was absolutely horrified and kicked the book away as I got up to the part where a rape scene occurredWhile I enjoyed reading the parts of reality yes I was a sadistic 10 year old where the girl felt as if her family was stuck together with false glue or something along the lines of that parts where Otis came in just made me shiverI guess it was how the author described the rape scene or the way that Otis behaved that this book should definitely not be put on a children s book shelf for eight year olds and twelve year olds to discoverOverall it was a book that I rather liked as a whole but some things were better left out I know it adds a touch of reality to the fiction but had she not made Otis soI don t know somewhat as unlikable it would have been a better bookShe could have delved into depth with Otis and changed things to his perspective of view instead of portraying him as a mentally ill monsterAfter years I m still surprised the impact the rape scene perhaps it was how it was described that irked me had on me and now that I pick up the same book again and flick up to that part I don t find that part as descriptive and disgusting as I used toBut I definitely would not recommend this children

Summary The Year the Gypsies Came

Elcome some peculiar strangers One spring a family of wanderers a wildlife photographer his wife and two boys comes to stay and their strange compelling and dangerous presence will leave the Iris family infinitely change I absolutely loved this book I have read it about five times i just cant get bored of it A very touching story i will always remember this book I would recommend it to anybody


10 thoughts on “The Year the Gypsies Came

  1. says:

    This was probably the saddest book I've ever read I cried myself to sleep It's cowardice to be scared of such an overwhelmingly powerful story To turn away from the bad stuff because it ruins the illusion of a 'perfect' life This book made me t

  2. says:

    Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much

  3. says:

    I felt this book was too formal and stiff Although it was packed filled with metaphors that should be very deep in didn't feel that way to me It simply felt over done which is disappointed The themes in the book are very serious ones but I couldn't appreciate that as so many things in the book were distracted and unnecessary The overly expla

  4. says:

    When I was 10 years of age as a curious young child I picked up this book as the title and cover sounded interestingAs somebody who hates to leave something unfinished I forced myself to read this book to the end As you can imagine I was absolutely horrified and kicked the book away as I got up to the part where a rape scene occurredWhile I enjoyed reading the parts of reality yes I was a sadistic 10 year old where the girl fel

  5. says:

    It's been a while since I read any of Linzi's work and I don;t know why I have left it so long because her books are fabThis book is set in the background of a modern historical context of Apartheid in Africa What I like about it is that it isn't about Apartheid as such but a story about a family living in the times and

  6. says:

    Hm I must admit I'm surprised at some of the extremely negative reviews on this book Yes it was dark yes there were tons and tongs of

  7. says:

    This book is very disappointing I read some bad reviews about it but I thought they were written by uite impressionable people because honestly I have no problem in reading books about hard stuff abuse family with problems all set in a particularly hard historical time if they are well written and engaging and this is not the case I read about half of the book and then I gave up because the characters have no dept I could not ca

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have read it about five times i just cant get bored of it A very touching story i will always remember this book I would recommend it to anybody

  9. says:

    I read this for my book club someone else's choice and found myself by turns enjoying it and getting cross with it Although I found some of it uite cliched and could predict exactly what was going to happen I still felt compelled t

  10. says:

    The epilogue saved this from being a 225 star read I loved Buza his zulu stories and his character as a whole he was the best part Especially his friendship with Emiliy did warm my heart everytime I read about itFurther I have very mixed feelings The writing wasn't special to me and the plot only seemed to star

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