Cracks author Sheila Kohler review â eBook or Kindle ePUB



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  1. says:

    I knew what I was getting into with this one I really didLike most people who have reviewed this book I decided t

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    Cracks is one of five books I picked up at a charity bookshop shortly before lockdown began It isn't a book I was looking for – I hadn't heard of it or the author before Based on the blurb plus a scan of the fi

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    This is hands down among the worst books I have ever read I have no idea what other people see in it My gripes are many but I'll try to limit them to things that people might find useful1 The narrative style it's written in first person plural which means the voice is always a we with no concrete sense of whom that includes This makes is extremely difficult to conjure any sympathy for the narrator which I imagine the rea

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    I saw the film “Cracks” and out of curiosity decided to read the book and found it to be deviated from the movie than expected As in the above description the setting is in South Africa and Fiamma is an Italian girl from an aristocratic family As a teenager she enrolls in an isolated school with other girls her age but has li

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    Beautifully written incredibly scary and mesmerizing

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    I'd never heard of the author or the book but I saw a reference to it in a comment on Dare Me and discovered the library at the U had a copy so took a few hours off from Jojo Moyes to read it As my rating indicat

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    I watched the movie before reading the book They are uite different but not in a bad wayFirst of all the setting is different The movie takes place in GB filming took place in Ireland and the book is set in South AfricaSome characters have different names Rosie Poppy etc in the movie but it doesn't change the actual storyI found the movie sce

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    I read about this one in Vanity Fair It is being made into a movie starring Eva Green the sexy French woman from one of the recent Bond moviesI found this little 165 pager really moving I liked the use of the collective we as the narrator The b

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    15 stars Cracks is one of those dream like books that makes the reader walk around in a daze If crafted correctly such books can be amazing reading experiences but unfortunately Cracks fell short The writing with all the r

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    Hmm this was good but odd Cracks is the tale of a group of young teenage girls at a South African boarding school back in the 60's The weather is hot and dry the school is isolated and the girls don't have much in the way of strict supervision The South African scenery was well described and I could absolutely feel the brutal summe

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characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Sheila Kohler

Ing girl's swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion and look back to the long dry weeks leading to Fiamma's disappearance As teenage memories and emotions resurface the wome. I d never heard of the author or the book but I saw a reference to it in a comment on Dare Me and discovered the library at the U had a copy so took a few hours off from Jojo Moyes to read it As my rating indicates I thought it a pretty good but not great school story Exept for Miss G the swim coach the characters were not clearly drawn and there were too many to follow in such a short book The victim Fiamma never became real enough to care about what happened to her Miss G seemed largely made up of bits and pieces of Jean BrodieSetting was excellent a girls boarding school in South Africa in the days of the white Nationalist govenment It s difficult to identify even the decade in whih the story takes place South Africa in those days was trapped in a kind of cultural time warp and some of the references eg Brigitte Bardot dated from as long ago as the 50s But I d guess late 60s or early 70sAs I understood it a crack is a crush or a pash Miss G such a bad one for the new Italian girl on the swim team that the whole team plunge okay it s a swim team I couldn t resist into a losing streak I didn t really believe that and the girls want her to be nice to Miss G so they can regain their form It wasn t clear just how far she was supposed to go The girls jealousy school stories almost always feature jealousy leads to victimisation and rough housing that gots very out of hand If you ve read Alex Marwood s The Wicked Girls you know what could have happened to the girls if a nasty prosecutor got on their caseI can stil remember us discussing Keats The Eve of St Agnes in English class at my school so long ago and how we were to distinguish between sensuous which is okay and something literature was supposed to be and sensual which was er not all right we were supposed to be Catholics Still I was surprised that that trying to act out Keats poem could turn schoolgirls into a bunch of Maenads straight out of Euripides Dionysus being present in the form of fermented pineapple juice UghFor such a short book Cracks unfolds very slowly I m probably over rating it by one star but I was grateful to add it to my school stores shelf

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Cracks author Sheila Kohler

N relive the horror of a long buried secret A stunning and singular tale of the passion and tribalism of adolescence Cracks lays bare the violence that lurks in the heart of even the most innocent. 15 stars Cracks is one of those dream like books that makes the reader walk around in a daze If crafted correctly such books can be amazing reading experiences but unfortunately Cracks fell short The writing with all the repeated phrases was hazy though this perhaps enhanced the mood of the story The way in which the book was framed as a memory being shared by the characters many years later didn t add to the story I did enjoy the setting and the evocative descriptions However I uestioned the plausibility of why parents would send their daughters to a remote isolated boarding school in South Africa and other such incredulities Since I had seen the movie first the ending lost its punch for me and didn t disturb me in the intended way As most other reviews have said the movie version of Cracks is finely tuned and actually tells the story in a striking manner than the book

characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Sheila Kohler

Now a major motion picture starring Eva Green and directed by Jordan ScottA beautiful schoolgirl mysteriously disappears into the South African veld Forty years later thirteen members of the miss. This is hands down among the worst books I have ever read I have no idea what other people see in it My gripes are many but I ll try to limit them to things that people might find useful1 The narrative style it s written in first person plural which means the voice is always a we with no concrete sense of whom that includes This makes is extremely difficult to conjure any sympathy for the narrator which I imagine the reader should feel2 Lack of characterization This book is 165 pages with 20 characters not including the semi omniscient we which means that you get one personality trait or moment for each character Conseuently it s difficult to care about any of them3 Missing the historical mark Based on some vague clues this book seems to take place in South Africa in the 1940s50s at an all white all girls school Not a single mention of apartheid Really4 Gratuitous homoeroticism other reviewers note the honesty about the girls sexuality Have any of these people ever BEEN 14 year old girls Did you really all strip naked around each other just for giggles repeatedly Of course not You were as self conscious as the rest of us5 Insipid chapter titles Why Miss G Called Us to Her Room Who Was Invited to the Feast and Why What Miss G Said About Fiamma If I can t deduce these points from the chapter you haven t written a very good bookI could go on about the laughably bad ending the snippets of the worst and most useless poetry I have ever encountered etc Suffice it to say the only reason I finished this book was because I was reading it for a book club I threw it across the room in disgust no fewer than three times