Dot is on the River Ampersand, a ferry runs to the island of Dash, and there's a nearby rival city named Umlaut. The Amazon Affiliate link earns us a 6-7% affiliate fee if you purchase a book through the link or anything for that matter and the Sony link is in conjunction with the sponsorship deal we made for the year of 2009. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and it's one worth getting back to, Dar. For the first hundred or so pages, I felt confirmed in my pessimism. Walpurnia está sempre a ser chamada, há bruxas e feitiços e personagens que evoluem da sua forma humana para dálmatas.
I couldn't put this book down. It's the telling that matters, so, fittingly, the geography is composed of language. Like some kind of literary ballet, complete with twinkling and tremulos. Part whimsy, part magic realism, the book will not resonate with all readers, but those who let go of trying to rationalise it will be amply rewarded with a tale that is universal in its themes of love, lust and morality. Let the words soak in, taste them, feel them in your mouth then get comfy and let the story wash over you.
How dare Agathe get scared and how dare she have doubts and how dare she make wrong decisions? It's beautifully written and very romantic, in the very best sense of that term. Als het cliché was geweest, had ik het niet willen lezen namelijk, maar ik kan niet benoemen hoe het komt dat ik het niet cliché vond. I still haven't fully recovered. Dat ze uit wanhoop en verlangen met hem naar bed ging; soit, maar om dan jarenlang vol te houden dat ze van hem hield? No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. Thus begins their romance of sorts but The Good Mayor is just not quick enough with the intimacies and Agathe is left wondering if he actually loves her not.
Well, perhaps not quite as dark and pain filled as the originals but it ain't all whimsy. I also liked the sounds of the one a few entries earlier, about the doctor who helps end his wife's life. In fact, the author killed the magic wit I am. But it goes on and on. You read the first few lines following pages 350s and you say 'Oh what a beautiful metaphor'. His first novel, 'The Good Mayor,' was written during eighteen months of commuting to work by rail. The Good Mayor is badly in love.
However, stuck with it through several monotonous scenes - although the descriptions were fanciful - of the mayor longing for his secretary. It just so happens that her lunch container is going to take a tumble into the fountain and he races down the stairs and to the fountain to help her and finally, out of the blue, gets up the nerve to ask her to lunch at the same time. My recommendation is - Read it. Verder houd ik sowieso erg van boeken waarin mensen 'langzaam' leven. But that doesn't describe it well at all.
Zo gaat het al mijn hele leven. A verdade é que apesar destas premissas aparentemente simples e comuns, a história ganha contornos especiais do início ao fim. You'll be asked to forgive and forget. The slow-burn, the longing, the fact that they can't get the moment right, etc. Povestea de iubire dintre bunul primar al orașului Punct situat alături de Cratimă și în veșnică dușmănie cu orașul vecin, Umlaut , Tibo Krovic, și frumoasa lui secretară, doamna Agathe Stopak, este ca o păturică dintr-aia făcută din bucăți disparate de material și a cărei frumusețe constă în faptul că, deși amestecă lucruri atât de diferite, rezultatul final reușește să fie nu doar omogen, ci și foarte plăcut.
The people of the town pray to her for just about everything they want or need. In the quiet, respectable town of Dot, there is nothing that Tibo can do about his love for Mrs Stopak but, one day when she accidentally drops her lunch in a fountain, everything changes and their lives will never be the same again. And now Tibo Krovic is looking at the perfectly beautiful feet of his voluptuous, unhappily married secretary, Mrs. Penelope Keith was wonderful, absolutely perfect for the characters and plot she was dealing with. And what does Tibo do? Meanwhile, Agathe gets tired of waiting for Tibo to make his move and stumbles into a mistake that could have very far-ranging consequences. Apologies for raving -just loved it! I'm mad at you, Truth! Even the place is nebulous.
His secretary is Agathe, unhappily married to a brute of a man who does not appreciate her beauty or her womanly needs. As I listened I wanted to keep stopping to note and remember so many unusual and fascinating quotable phrases and sentences. In reviews I keep seeing the same words used to describe this book: whimsical, magical, charming, fairytale-ish but for adults. I will have to write and thank her again now that I have read it because it was very good. Until fate, magic, and their own actions lift them from their mooringstoward an utterly unexpected future. It's so cute and yes this is definitely a book full of quirky characters.