Moonstone



Moonstone The Mind Bending Miniature Historical Epic Is Sj N S Specialty, And Moonstone The Boy Who Never Was Is No Exception But It Is Also Sj N S Most Realistic, Accessible, And Heartfelt Work Yet It Is The Story Of A Young Man On The Fringes Of A Society That Is Itself At The Fringes Of The World At What Seems Like History S Most Tumultuous, Perhaps Ultimate Moment.M Ni Steinn Is Queer In A Society In Which The Idea Of Homosexuality Is Beyond The Furthest Extreme His City, Reykjavik In 1918, Is Homogeneous And Isolated And Seems Entirely Defenseless Against The Spanish Flu, Which Has Already Torn Through Europe, Asia, And North America And Is Now Lapping Up On Iceland S Shores And If The Flu Doesn T Do It, There S Always The Threat That War Will Spread All The Way North And Yet The Outside World Has Also Brought Icelanders Cinema And There S Nothing Like A Dark, Silent Room With A Film From Europe Flickering On The Screen To Help You Escape From The Overwhelming Threats And Adventures Of The Night, To Transport You, To Make You Feel Like Everything Is Going To Be All Right For M Ni Steinn, The Question Is Whether, At Reykjavik S Darkest Hour, He Should Retreat All The Way Into This Imaginary World, Or If He Should Engage With The Society That Has So Soundly Rejected Him.

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Moonstone book, this is one of the most wanted Sjón author readers around the world.

[Epub] ↠ Moonstone  Author Sjón – Oldtimertips.us
  • Hardcover
  • 142 pages
  • Moonstone
  • Sjón
  • English
  • 02 December 2017
  • 0374212430

10 thoughts on “Moonstone

  1. Zoë says:

    Read during my holiday 24 hour readathon, readathonbyzoe Watch the vlog here

  2. Fabian says:

    Did the boy really live or is he but a monument on which to splatter all of our dreams desires Is he historical artifact or a faux existence that transcends all forms of classification In this, a majorly taut infinitely intri...

  3. Elyse says:

    ZERO SPOILERS. NONE seems I ve been here before.but I feel it s best NOT TO SHARE THE CONTENT I d like to pass this book on to others in the same way I read it Knowing nothing about it This is the first book I ve read that takes place in Iceland My 30 year old daughter works there every summer, so I was interested in anything Iceland I didn t know one iota about the story I had not even read the blurb I stopped reading the blurb after half of the first sentence The y ZERO SPOILERS. NONE seems I ve been here before.but I feel it s best NOT TO SHARE THE CONTENT I d like to pass this book on to others in the same way I read it Knowing nothing about it This is the first book I ve read that takes place in Iceland My 30 year...

  4. Simon says:

    What an incredible short novella and what a wonderful surprise Sjon takes us to 1918 where the First World War is a mere backdrop trouble to the people of Iceland as the Spanish Flu arrives out of nowhere killing thousands of people We see this period through the eyes of sixteen year old Mani, a hustler whose main priorities are sleeping with men for money and pleasure, or going to the cinema and experiencing films and escapism Big world dramas and small life dramas have equal importance and What an incredible short novella and what a wonderful surprise Sjon takes us to 1918 where the First World War is a mere backdrop trouble to the people of Iceland as the Spanish Flu arrives out of nowhere killing thousands of people We see this period through the eyes of sixteen year old Mani, a hustler whose main priorities are sleeping with men for money and pleasure, or going to the cinema and experiencing film...

  5. Sue says:

    A fable, A metaphor, a parable, a very fevered dream Just what has Sjon given us in this short novel set in Iceland in the waning days of the Great War, during a time of major change, loss In this story told largely from the point of view of a sixteen year old gay boy who lives for the joys of the films he sees as often as possible at the two theaters in the city, we see different ways of belonging or feeling alien in your own skin, your town, your life There are some brilliant parallels draw A fable, A metap...

  6. Antonomasia says:

    ARC reviewProbably my favourite of Sj n s four books translated to English, and if it hadn t been for a handful of pages, would have made it to 4.5 rounded up to 5 A tiny, barely novella length, story about a shy 16 year old gay cineaste living through the 1918 influenza pandemic and the same year s Icelandic independence, here was a protagonist and setting that finally made me feel why the author s works are often called magical There wasn t as much brutality here as in his other books I m ARC reviewProbably my favourite of Sj n s four books translated to English, and if it hadn t been for a handful of pages, would have made it to 4.5 rounded up to 5 A tiny, barely novella length, story about a shy 16 year old gay cineaste living through the 1918 influenza pandemic and the same year s Icelandic independence, here was a protagonist and setting that finally made me feel why the author s works are often called magical There wasn t as much brutality here as in his other books I m not saying none though and besides, I have a thing about historical epidemics Probably similar to whatever kick some people get from ghost and horror stories And, whilst I m interested in Iceland, I d never heard mu...

  7. Richard Derus says:

    Rating 5 of fiveMy new review is live today MOONSTONE The Boy Who Never Was, is truly jaw dropping From the review Sj n operates equally lyrically when describing the antiquated views of the doctor and the simple survival ...

  8. somuchreading says:

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  9. Sofia says:

    It is not hardship for me to believe that Sjon is a poet as he creates pictures with just a few well chosen words So in this relatively short piece he is able to give all the background necessary for me to imagine Mani s Reykjavik in 1918 I did not need elaborate descriptions just his few paintstrokes.I m left in admiration at how he honours his family, his Iceland, intertwining it with the Boy s story and opening my eyes that people at that time where fighting another war, a war with a deadly It is not hardship for me to believe that Sjon is a poet as he creates pictures with just a few well chosen words So in this relatively short piece he is able to give all the background necessary for me to imagine Mani s Reykjavik in 1918 I did not need elaborate descriptions just his few paintstrokes.I m left in admiration at how...

  10. Meike says:

    Sj n is a genius there, I said it He manages to capture the spirit of Iceland, its roughness as well as its enchanting powers, in prose that is both forceful and dreamlike, and I love him for it In the tradition of the sagas, he blends fact with fiction in this historic novella which tells the story of orphaned M ni Steinn, a lonely, queer school drop out who is earning money as a teenage prostitute in Reykjavik, 1918 What makes the book so strong is how Sj n blurs historic events like the Sj n is a genius there, I said it He manages to capture the spirit of Iceland, its roughness as well as its enchanting powers, in prose that is both forceful and dreamlike, and I love him for it In the tradition of the sagas, he blends fact with fiction in this historic novella which tells the story of orphaned M ni Steinn, a lonely, queer school drop out who is earning money as a teenage prostitute in Reykjavik, 1918 What makes the book so strong is how Sj n blurs historic events like the Spanish flu that ravaged parts of the island during that time and the Danish Icelandic Act of Union that was signed in December 2018 with M ni s wild imagination M ni loves the cinema, he watches all silent movies shown in Iceland, and he especially loves the surrealist classic The Vampires by Louis Feuillade the woman he loves, S la G , looks like Musidora, the movie star playing the main role of Irma Vep Not only does M ni draw such connections, his ...

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