Imatge de l'autor

Joan Lindsay (1896–1984)

Autor/a de Picnic at Hanging Rock

9+ obres 2,055 Membres 60 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Sèrie

Obres de Joan Lindsay

Obres associades

Picnic at Hanging Rock [1975 film] (1975) — Original book — 116 exemplars
Picnic at Hanging Rock [2018 TV mini series] (2018) — Original book — 3 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Membres

Ressenyes

I enjoyed this novel thoroughly. Many years ago I saw the film and was fascinated by it; the book is even better.

Three South Australian private school girls and their math teacher disappear on a special outing to Hanging Rock in February of 1900. I have never been to Australia, but Lindsay manages to evoke a great feeling of geographical isolation in the bush, as well as helplessness in a world before mobile phones and search and rescue helicopters.

I was startled to find that the main crisis of the story - the disappearances - happened so early in the novel and genuinely wondered how Lindsay was going to keep me interested for the rest of the book. I needn't have worried. Lindsay's striking characterizations, particularly of the headmistress, and her gift for atmosphere kept me hanging on until the last page.

This is a book I recommend most highly. It is unusual, creepy, and extremely well written, and will stay with you long after you put the book down.
… (més)
 
Marcat
ahef1963 | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | May 9, 2024 |
This is one of those books that leaves you wondering why you read it, and how can you get that time back again.
 
Marcat
claidheamdanns | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Sep 26, 2023 |
Breathtaking, cruel, weird. Unhinged omniscient narrator.
 
Marcat
LenaDV | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Sep 11, 2023 |

Llistes

Premis

Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats

Pilar Adón Translator
Joanna Collard Picture research
Yael Stone Narrator
John Taylor Introduction
Mudrooroo Commentator
Yvonne Rousseau Commentator

Estadístiques

Obres
9
També de
2
Membres
2,055
Popularitat
#12,511
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
60
ISBN
87
Llengües
9
Preferit
1

Gràfics i taules