Tuesday, February 18, 2014
"Orangentage" /"Orange Days" -Iva Procházková (Not available in English)
I usually don't read books with horse- and lovestories, at least not, when they're the main theme, but this was however interesting, because it was told from the perspective of a boy and at least the love story was no usual love story. Hereby already most is said, since Orange Days is a short book and has no great plot. It hs it's allure more of telling about the main charakter Darek and his life and because it at least tells something. You can't tell about a n exciting or artful plot. The problem are lots of details, when for example Hanka takes off her shirt, just because Darek asks her, how she looks like, although, nowhere is told if they come cloeser yet -that really is strange. Another is that there are lots of threads, but those aren't linked up enough and the story is too short to tell enough about them. It contains a lot of nice things, but it's not quite the book , oof which I would say, that you should read it, since it's not everyman's taste. Still it was nominated for the German Youth literature award. However -this book gets three dolphins.
Coverbild: eigene Fotografie /Rechte bei: Sauerländer Verlag