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Jac Jemc

Autor/a de The Grip of It

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Obres de Jac Jemc

The Grip of It (2017) 581 exemplars
Empty Theatre (2023) 76 exemplars
False Bingo: Stories (2019) 56 exemplars
My Only Wife (2012) 51 exemplars
A Different Bed Every Time (2014) 43 exemplars
Hospitable Madness 1 exemplars
a heaven gone 1 exemplars


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Chicago, Illinois, USA



The subtitle neatly sums up what this novel is about. Ludwig and Sisi both have all of the power and material wealth they could want, yet both feel trapped by their proscribed roles in life, and lonely with little true friendship. They both compulsively try to find fulfillment. The book manages to both poke fun at them and portray them sympathetically.
Gwendydd | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 21, 2024 |
There has to be a sane reason for staying when EVERYONE knows something is wrong with the house. You’ve been given a financial out, nothing is holding you there except your pride. You’ve lost my empathy.
cmpeters | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
The execution of this didn't quite live up to its premise. In part because what little I know of the two royals who are the central characters is so grandiose that it was hard for me to feel where the historical fiction ended and the true leaps of imagination begin. Would I have been more engaged if the novel had been *more* fictionalized? Change the names, and I wonder if I ever pick the book up at all? I visited one of Ludwig's castles last year, and that interest and familiarity put this at the top of my to-read stack. The king's homosexuality, the velvet cages both the king and his cousin live in, the relationships that entangle them seemed to call for a magical escape, a final scene akin to the windstorm that devours Macondo. But the book stays tethered by its reality, and the beautiful castles never quite transport Ludwig out of the world.… (més)
jscape2000 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 3, 2023 |
Reason read: haunted house challenge
I received this book in an Indiespensible box May 2017 and it was time to read it. It is the story of a husband and wife who buy a house which is haunted. The house nearly ruins their marriage and their health. It is told in back and forth very short chapters by her and then him.

The couple move from a city to a more rural location that is near a forest and a body of water. The house is large with a lot of secret rooms and strange noise. The forest is filled with children and/or birds. The water seems predatory. There's a cave. A lot of creepy things but none of it ever makes a unified connection at least to me.… (més)
Kristelh | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Sep 11, 2023 |



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½ 3.5

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