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The Love of Stones: A Novel de Tobias Hill
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The Love of Stones: A Novel (2001 original; edició 2003)

de Tobias Hill

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Precious stones pass through the hands of many people, hands that leave no apparent trace. But traces are there all the same - impressions, like the atoms of hydrogen drawn to the surface of a diamond. This story charts three lives linked by one such jewel.
Membre:zerraweth
Títol:The Love of Stones: A Novel
Autors:Tobias Hill
Informació:Picador (2003), Paperback, 400 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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The Love of Stones de Tobias Hill (2001)

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A journey through obssession, with interesting passages detailing what it's like in modern-day Turkey and Japan as well as 19th century Iraq and Victorian London. The main narrator's voice resembles William Gibson's in _Pattern Recognition_ - for her insightful take on the things that she sees in her travels. Loved the scenes featuring Queen Victoria! ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Couldn't get beyond 100 pages. Inge & Terri loved it ?? ( )
  Alinea | Jul 29, 2013 |
An interesting idea, but rather tediously delivered ( )
  Eyejaybee | May 14, 2013 |
"[The rivers:] shifted in their sleep..." (55)

"It was both a concept and a word of advice. It meant that anyone you meet may be the most important person in your life. Therefore, that every stranger should be treated as a friend,. Loved before it is too late. You never know (he said) in which night your ship is passing." (134)

"The feel of obsession: like a reservoir of love gone sour." (159)

"Instead he began to feel an impending doom, a sense of loss lone before he had lost anything." (221) ( )
  JennyArch | Apr 3, 2013 |
I really enjoyed the first 1/3 of the book, when the history and the story main protagonist (Katherine) intertwine. After that I found it too convoluted and to be quite honest one of the main plot elements just didn't make sense, then the last page which appears to contradict itself. ( )
  SpicyCat | Jan 2, 2013 |
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If there is such a thing as a poet's thriller, Tobias Hill's new novel, ''The Love of Stones,'' is that. Lapidary in both style and subject, the book follows the history of a spectacular medieval jewel and the people who are consumed by the desire to have it.
 
Tobias Hill successfully finesses the ending, where wish-fulfilment demands that Katharine should hold in her hand the jewel for which she has given up so much, while sophistication prefers a dilution of triumph. What is confounding about The Love of Stones is not the occasional failure but an almost continuous success. It may be that the book, like Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow, is as close to the apotheosis of a yarn as to a literary masterpiece, but it deserves the many readers it will win.
afegit per KayCliff | editaObserver, Adam Mars-Jones (Jan 21, 2001)
 
Throughout the book, Hill relays the suspense of every meeting involving these ill-fated stones, and the filmic moment of disclosure - the box opening - is just as thrilling each time. But this paradoxically rambling and clean-cut novel would have benefited from fewer characters and less striving. For every successful character (such as Frau von Gott, the eccentric German collector and Sterne's mother figure), there is a superfluous one: the Dickensian sewer child, Martha, is a grubby-faced stereotype, a "please mister" delinquent whose dealings with the jewel seem little more than a closing device.
 
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Years before his murder on the Bridge of Montereau, Duke John the Fearless of Burgundy commissioned a jewel called the Three Brethren.
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It was both a concept and a word of advice. It meant that anyone you meet may be the most important person in your life. Therefore, that every stranger should be treated as a friend,. Loved before it is too late. You never know (he said) in which night your ship is passing.
The writing is damaged where someone has laid a cup on the cheap paper. The script is delicate, spidery, written in nibbed ink.
The briefcase is full of demands.... In its main cavity are the President's treasures. An obscenely plump, ribbed silver pen.
The man looks like a collector of jewels, a buyer with more money than taste.
Aslan knows nothing about me ... Not that stones are their own reason, certainly. That jewels, like money, are their own motive. That I want the Three Brethren in the way he might want to sleep or fall in love, and that I will do anything, almost anything, to get what I want.
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Precious stones pass through the hands of many people, hands that leave no apparent trace. But traces are there all the same - impressions, like the atoms of hydrogen drawn to the surface of a diamond. This story charts three lives linked by one such jewel.

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