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Janne Teller

Autor/a de Nothing

14 obres 1,168 Membres 131 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen. Originally educated as a macro-economist, she has lived and worked all over the world. In 1995 she left a career with the United Nations to become a full-time writer. Her adult books include Odin's Island and The Trampling Cat.

Inclou aquests noms: Jane Teller, TELLER JANNE

Crèdit de la imatge: Janne Teller - Leipzig Book Fair 2011 By Lesekreis - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14683571

Obres de Janne Teller

Nothing (2005) — Autor — 955 exemplars
War (2004) 88 exemplars
Odin's Island (1999) 75 exemplars
Alles - worum es geht (2013) 22 exemplars
Kom (2008) 9 exemplars
Kattens tramp (2004) 6 exemplars
Afrikanske veje (2013) 2 exemplars
Ha háború lenne nálunk (2019) 2 exemplars
Guerra: e se fosse aqui? (2018) 1 exemplars
Love Poem for a Bank Robber (1981) 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1964-04-08
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Denemarken
Llocs de residència
Copenhagen, Denmark
New York, USA
Paris, France
Educació
University of Copenhagen

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Shelldrome | Hi ha 121 ressenyes més | May 23, 2024 |
If Nothing had been written before YA became an official genre, I think we'd call it literary fiction and it'd be read by adults who would think, "Man, life is strange. Kids are crazy," and analyze the junk out of it. It's pretty much [b:Lord of the Flies|7624|Lord of the Flies (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)|William Golding|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1165637417s/7624.jpg|2766512] in a rural Danish setting, right?

But this book is marketed towards teens, so, I could be wrong, but I don't know if it's going to do as well as it maybe should. I mean, my experience reading the book was not at all enjoyable. It's the kind of thing that's assigned in school (like, uh, Lord of the Flies) and you get through it because you have to, and when you're older you realize that it was actually pretty deep and had a lot to say about civilization and its discontents, etc. But as you're slogging through it, you're like "WHYYYYYY do I have to read this creepy existential book about strange foreign kids whose mild-mannered appearance belies their (SPOILER ALERT) homicidal rage?"

So, as a book for teens to read and enjoy generally, I say nah brah. As a book for philosophical/literary types to consume and dissect, I say heck yeah. And just for fun, here are more adjectives that describe this book: disturbing, upsetting, depressing, nihilistic, violent, bloody, gross, provocative, translated.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 121 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
What an absolutely wild book.
 
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ReubenWoods | Hi ha 121 ressenyes més | Dec 29, 2023 |
Pierre Anthon deja el colegio el día que descubre que la vida no tiene sentido. Se sube a un ciruelo y declama a gritos las razones por las que nada importa. Tanto desmoraliza a sus compañeros, que deciden reunir objetos esenciales con el fin de demostrarle que hay cosas que dan sentido a quiénes somos. En su reto arriesgarán parte de sí mismos y descubrirán que sólo al perder algo se aprecia su valor. Pero entonces puede ser demasiado tarde.
 
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Natt90 | Hi ha 121 ressenyes més | Mar 30, 2023 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
14
Membres
1,168
Popularitat
#22,017
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
131
ISBN
109
Llengües
13
Preferit
1

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