Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Ancestor: A Novel de Danielle Trussoni
S'està carregant…

The Ancestor: A Novel (edició 2020)

de Danielle Trussoni (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
13114165,018 (3.69)No n'hi ha cap
Títol:The Ancestor: A Novel
Autors:Danielle Trussoni (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow (2020), Edition: 1st, 368 pages
Col·leccions:Apartment Library, La teva biblioteca, Per llegir
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

The Ancestor: A Novel de Danielle Trussoni

No n'hi ha cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren 1-5 de 14 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Though not my usual type of read, this book was quite a ride!

It's a gothic thriller, with elements of horror, and a deep dive into genetics and ancestry.

This is a good one to escape into: it contains an appealing main character, an enormous castle in the Italian Alps, a mysterious ghost town, a sense of dread and foreboding throughout, and some of the best foreshadowing I've encountered in a while. It takes quite an unexpected turn, too. Recommended for adventurous readers looking for something a bit different. ( )
  KellyWellRead | Dec 17, 2020 |
I was surprised by the storyline of this novel. A man awakens in the wilderness of Alaska, disoriented, and unsure of who and where he is. Slowly his memory returns to him. He is Wyatt Barlow, and he has been frozen in the ground since 1898. Now 2020, he longs for his wife and son.
He meets Travis Barlow, his great-great grandson, and works his way into the family’s life. Under the influence of heroin, Wyatt remembers his past and plots out his future. Of course, Travis doesn’t believe the ancestor story.
Very well written, but I didn’t like some of the aspects of the novel, which is why it is 4, not 5 stars, for me.

#TheAncestor #LeeMatthewGoldberg ( )
  rmarcin | Dec 8, 2020 |
I admit to feeling a little angry after finishing this book.

The publicists clearly knew what they were doing when they marketed it: American learns she is the last surviving member of a dynasty and inherits an estate! Family secrets! Gothic castle high in the Italian Alps! This makes it sound like the type of book that is often my guilty pleasure. But all this has almost ZERO to do with what the book ends up being about. It's just a setup to attract readers.

Major spoilers ahead: The last half of the book devolves into some weird Dances with Wolves type situation that I just can't get my head around. It turns out the family "secret" is that back in the 19th century, an ancestor sired children with an indigenous woman from a tribe of simian cave people. The book constantly implies that indigenous people can't survive without white people's know-how and technology, that it's okay to steal their children because it's for their own good (shades of the Carlisle Indian Academy?), that physical disability is inherently bad or shameful, and that mixed-race marriages cause infertility and birth defects. Um, okay. The more I write about this, the angrier I get.

Add to all of this a lack of emotional connection with the main character, plot holes, inconsistencies, and weak writing. I'm glad that I didn't waste my money on this book. The library copy I borrowed showed evidence that some prior reader had abandoned it around the 75-page mark, and I wish I had done so as well. ( )
  sansmerci | Sep 5, 2020 |
I don’t recall how I came across The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni, but I’m glad I did. For some reason I love to read gothic horror novels in the Summer… you would think I would prefer Autumn… so when I read the description I knew the warm Wisconsin weather would be perfect to counteract the cold temperatures and ice of the Italian Alps.

Trussoni hooked me right away with a mysterious document appearing and Bert needing to seek out her husband’s grandma, a woman who’s never liked Bert and you just know is a master at giving the evil eye, to help her make sense of the papers. She doesn’t get too much information but she does get more shade thrown at her and her family. Then we have a lawyer step in who seems like a dream man, the way he dresses, his manner of putting one at ease, and who’s free with giving out new clothes and large stacks of cash. Even with all the gothic horror that I’ve read I would have totally signed up to take a trip to a castle far away where all the townsfolk hated my family.

Once Bert gets to the castle the weirdness begins and so does the fun and chills for the reader. A mysterious person kind of seen through an upstairs window, gutted animals in a far wing of the house, you know, the things that make a good gothic tale. Trussoni must have read a lot of them because her descriptions and pacing is perfect.

When we finally found out the family secret it took an interesting turn and had me thinking about a favorite series of mine, the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire, so that made The Ancestor even better for me.
I don’t want to give too much away since the enjoyable part of The Ancestor is finding out what each layer contains, but I know I will be reading her next book no matter what it’s about. ( )
  KimHeniadis | Jun 13, 2020 |
The relationship between the protag and her estranged husband felt bland, their difficulties commonplace, but not explained from her perspective--no emotional teeth. I found it hard to care about her. I could not get past the first chapter. ( )
  slmr4242 | May 7, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 14 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
To my ancestors, whose lives made mine possible.

And to Hadrien, for the future.
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
To discover you are the air to a noble title in the twenty-first century is like winning a fortune in the lottery, the Mega Millions or a Powerball jackpot, only to find you a prize will be paid out in francs or liras: suddenly you are rich, but rich in a currency that has no value in the modern world.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars



Melvil Decimal System (DDC)

813.6 — Literature American and Canadian American fiction 21st Century

LCC (Classificació de la Biblioteca del Congrés dels EUA)


Mitjana: (3.69)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5 1
2 1
3 8
3.5 1
4 13
4.5 1
5 8

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.


Quant a | Contacte | | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 162,218,471 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible