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William Nicholson (1) (1948–)

Autor/a de El siurell del vent

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William Nicholson worked for the BBC as the director/producer of more than forty documentary films, and has authored screenplays for such feature films as Shadowlands, Sarafina!, Nell, First Knight, and Gladiator, as well as books one and two of The Wind on Fire trilogy, The Wind Singer and Slaves mostra'n més of the Mastery. Mr. Nicholson lives with his family in England mostra'n menys


Obres de William Nicholson

El siurell del vent (2000) 1,814 exemplars
Slaves of the Mastery (2001) 1,057 exemplars
Firesong (2002) 982 exemplars
Les Misérables [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 667 exemplars
Seeker (2005) 494 exemplars
Elizabeth [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 351 exemplars
Jango (2006) 258 exemplars
First Knight [1995 film] (1995) — Screenwriter — 243 exemplars
The Society of Others (2004) 194 exemplars
Shadowlands [1993 film] (1993) — Original play/Screenwriter — 191 exemplars
Noman (2007) 187 exemplars
Shadowlands (1989) 172 exemplars
The Lovers of Amherst (2015) 106 exemplars
Motherland (2012) 100 exemplars
The Wind on Fire Trilogy (2002) 84 exemplars
Rich and Mad (2010) 75 exemplars
Nell [1994 film] (1995) — Screenwriter — 52 exemplars
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [2013 film] (2013) — Screenwriter — 52 exemplars
The Trial of True Love (2005) 43 exemplars
All the Hopeful Lovers (2010) 40 exemplars
The Golden Hour (2011) 35 exemplars
Reckless (2014) 25 exemplars
Breathe [2017 film] (2017) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplars
I Could Love You (2011) 22 exemplars
Adventures in Modern Marriage (2017) 17 exemplars
Firelight [1997 film] (1997) — Director/Screenwriter — 10 exemplars
Crash (Modern Plays) (2010) 1 exemplars
Shadowlands [sound recording] (2002) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Gladiator [2000 film] (2000) — Screenwriter — 1,082 exemplars
Shadowlands: Novelization Tie-In (1993) — Screenwriter, algunes edicions156 exemplars
C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 80 exemplars


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BooksInMirror | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |
This reminded me a bit of The Giver by Lois Lowry when I first read it. It still kinda does. I didn't much like The Giver when I had to read it for school so I guess it made it hard to get into the first time through. But as much as there are dystopian vibes, The Wind Singer has a lot of fantasy elements once you get past the dystopian society. And I've evolved as a reader. Or something like that anyway.

The story follows the Hath family, an orange ranked family in the city state of Aramanth. The Hath family are smart but they're not much good at tests meaning their family ranking is and remains low. When Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman forget their homework they have to move towards the back of the classroom but Kestrel is resentful of the punishment and decides to move all the way to the back of the class where a boy named Mumpo sits in rebellion. The teacher is furious at her dissent. Mumpo is excited that he might have a friend and he tries to hug Kestrel but she's disgusted by his running nose and terrible odour. The teacher sees this and takes it as a win, making sure to mock Kestrel and her new friend Mumpo for the rest of class. At lunch, Kestrel decides to ditch and Bowman and Mumpo both follow her.

She ends up climbing the Wind Singer - a mysterious tower that was built many years ago and is said to sing but has been silenced for many years. Kestrel climbs to the top and insults and mocks the entirety of Aramanth, the people, the structure and the mindlessness in the loudest voice she can. Her punishment sees not just her, but the entire family punished for their disobedience. But in the midst the family finds that there may be more sinister behind the sameness of Aramanth - that great evil runs afoot. And so starts Kestrel's journey to find the key of the Wind Singer and restore uniqueness to her people.

I liked Kestrel for the most part. She can be a bit whiny but she's brave and daring and set on marching to the beat of her own drum. Bowman was the perfect foil to her brashness, full of kindness and heart and compassion. I liked Bowman as well - I liked the loyalty he had to Kess. Mumpo was sad. I felt really sorry for him and the life he leads. I liked the bravery he portrayed and the loyalty he had when it came to his friends and I liked that Kess and Bowman may not have been overly nice to him but they did return his loyalty, doing their best to keep him safe.

Ira Hath (the mum) amused me with her prophetess routine. And I liked the gentleness and caring Hanno (the father) has for his family. The plot was a bit slow at times. Although I did enjoy the craziness of Ombaraka and Omchaka and the logic they used convinced if you weren't one, you had to be the other.

There are still quite a few questions left unanswered but it is the first book in a trilogy. I vaguely remember them being answered when I first read the series. Overall it was an average fantasy read. It will likely appeal more to fans of dystopian societies than true fantasy readers. If you liked The Giver by Lois Lowry this will probably be a real win for you. 3 stars.
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