Imatge de l'autor

Ling Ma

Autor/a de Severance

3+ obres 2,324 Membres 103 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: pulled from MacMillan website

Obres de Ling Ma

Severance (2018) 2,034 exemplars
Bliss Montage: Stories (2022) 289 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1983
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Sanming, China
Llocs de residència
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Educació
Cornell University (MFA)

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Ressenyes

When I started reading this book, my thoughts initially were: oh no, another post-apocalyptic dystopian novel. I nearly abandoned it a few times for that reason. I am not a fan of that genre. However, when more of the story began to focus on the narrator’s life leading up to and including The End, as this particular apocalypse is referred to, I was drawn into the story. Ling Ma is an excellent writer. I was disappointed with the rather, in my view, abrupt ending, and I am not really sure if there was a point at all, or if there was meant to be a point, so I could not give the book five stars. The four stars are based on the strength of the writing alone.… (més)
 
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bschweiger | Hi ha 93 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
Not so different a premise to be found here from that of Station Eleven. Albeit grittier than Mandel's offering, not too gritty and very readable. A portrait of a young Asian-American woman living in NYC when an illness caused by a fungus, not a virus, (but still from China) pretty much decimates the world population. Probably this nightmarish theme is deeply embedded in our psyches, since epidemics have occurred at regular intervals. No pretty ending here, but open-ended. I'm not sure that was the best idea, actually, it feels like a writer taking the 'tough' stance because this was as far as they wanted to go. ***1/2… (més)
½
 
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sibylline | Hi ha 93 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |
A page turner. I read it in a single day. Dark. But interesting in its strange prescience (written in 2018 about a pandemic ) takes place in New York City, and the whole book has a reverence and love of cites, New York in particular. About belonging, home, family. Very moving.
 
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BookyMaven | Hi ha 93 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2023 |
I started this one while pregnant, and had to put it down. The experience of an abusive situation is so real and correct that it deserves some kind of content warning, but the narrator is great, and so herself, that you can endure with her and her simultaneous detachment and ability to drive real meaning from random events.
 
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zlinkous | Hi ha 93 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2023 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
3
També de
1
Membres
2,324
Popularitat
#11,043
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
103
ISBN
21
Llengües
3
Preferit
1

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