Racism, sexism and classism. Sure I read about some sad stuff, but could I feel a personal connection? She has a seamless ability to catapult her readers into an undefined time that feels both medieval and mythical with a hint of realism that keeps you grounded to the here and now. It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted.
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Racism, sexism and classism. Sure I read about some sad stuff, but could I feel a personal connection? She has a seamless ability to catapult her readers into an undefined time that feels both medieval and mythical with a hint of realism that keeps you grounded to the here and now.
It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted. And my heart was in my throat. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You created a world I never wanted to leave. Finnikin learns the Yut language within a few days. Our fathers abandon us.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I knew from the first chapter that this one was going to be just as much of a dud as The Name of the Wind and Mistborn and still I kept reading in the vain They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
And somewhere in the middle a bit of magic happens. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta 1 star ratings There were times where the book felt slow even if the plot was progressing fast. One character tried marcheyta rape another character, so they got pissed and sold him off to be a slave and probably get raped. Finnikin of the Rock Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse.
She carries a heavy burden, of which is unbeknownst to the reader for most of the novel, but she is resolute in her quest to restore the kingdom of Lumatere. I have a hard time keeping track. Coming to the characters Thirdly, a question — how exactly does the nation of slightly over people develop several ethnic subgroups that are very distinct and apparently almost never intermix, all while living in close proximity?
Maybe they were strong. I was constantly wondering why. The climax, the high point of the story, is simply too short, too understated. For me Finnikin of the Rock is a book about identities. I hated this book. Books by Melina Marchetta. This would have been a much better story had Finnikin been an young man of honor and integrity.
Instead, her leadership points them perilously toward home. Where Finnikin, Evanjalin and Sir Topher gathers the necessary implements and pieces to their fractured hopes to get their people home.
I think the best books are the books where the reader loses himself or herself in the text, completely disconnected from reality. Related Articles
Shelves: reads Dear Finnikin of the Rock, what happened? You and I were supposed to be enjoying the beginning of a beautiful friendship, walking into the sunset together. Alas, no walking into the sunset was meant for us. Dear Finnikin of the Rock, what happened? You seemed to have the whole package, after all. But just like in the aforementioned "Friends" episode, the delicious-seeming ingredients just did not produce a mind-blowing final product - to my utmost disappointment and sadness.
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