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Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Julie Orringer Julie Orringer â 4 Free download Read The Invisible Bridge Icated relationship with the letter's recipient he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his and his family’s history From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera ho This is not just another wwII holocaust read Although I did hesitate to pick it up but only for a moment as I read several stunning reviews that suggested I better take a look at it I m so grateful I did This is an epic story It s 1937 pre war Hungary Three brother s lives are diverging At the core is the story of one brother Andras who goes to Paris to study On arrival he finds friendship love and passion Then the horrific war begins The atmosphere is heavy laden with sadness grief devastating loss and yet the impossibility of hope and faithBeautifully and stylistically written this is a valuable read to add to the wwII era of unforgettable novels It is remarkably well written whose 600 pages read as 300Highly recommend but know this will be an emotional one 5

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Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Julie Orringer Julie Orringer â 4 Free download Read The Invisible Bridge Uses of Budapest and Paris from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hou For a long time I thought the author was writing about members of her own family so idealised and sentimentalised were the depiction of all the relationships in this novel When she isn t writing about relationships she writes really well so it was the only explanation I could find for this relentless alienating sentimentality Further enhancing this idea was the strange structure the first 300 pages are set in Paris Then suddenly the entire cast is uprooted to Hungary Paris the euivalent of a central character is completely dropped Sometimes you have to wonder if setting a novel during WW2 and employing Jews as central characters isn t just an easy way for an author to shoehorn into the narrative a huge amount of pre supplied dramatic tension Klara and Andras rather clich d romance only held my interest because I knew the Nazis were coming The Invisible Bridge is an old fashioned conservative and somewhat predictable novel The prose is weighty the narrative is chronological and loaded with long descriptive passages Every character is intensely earnest always guarding his or her dignity We never see any character with his or her trousers down we never see any character mucking about Those moments that reveal the vulnerable and touching humanity of characters are completely absent in this novel At the same time it bears all the hallmarks of romance fiction He s poor she s rich she has a mysterious secret he is passionate than most they are both beautiful and uncommonly gifted Andras relationship with his professor is ideal Andras is the best student his relationship with his brothers is ideal his love for Klara is ideal Klara is the best dancer in her company Everyone in this novel is uncommonly gifted They weren t like real people like automatons programmed to always behave in an idealised way Also I can t think of a single reason why this novel needs to be 758 pages long It takes ages to get going and then it takes ages to end When war begins for real the author has no further need of emotional melodrama and the novel massively improves as a result Unfortunately for me the damage had already been done I didn t like the two lead characters at all I was weary of all the rather crude manipulation the author had resorted to in order to make them loveable When she isn t writing about relationships she writes really well So I was left bewildered why she focused so heavily on the corny romance theme Basically you d have to be a diehard romantic to enjoy this and I ve discovered I m not

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Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Julie Orringer Julie Orringer â 4 Free download Read The Invisible Bridge Paris 1937 Andras Lévi a Hungarian Jewish architecture student arrives from Budapest with a scholarship a single suitcase and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver But when he falls into a compl I have a theory about why some people love this book and others myself included struggled to slog through it First I think it depends on your personal tolerance for sentimentality Given that the first half of the book is a love story base on Love with a capital L which itself is based on beauty magical first glances a forbidden element and an ever mysterious woman you d better be content with a sentimentality meter reading that s over the moon I have a number of reader friends who would love to wrap themselves up in this kind of thing and take it homeand that s great For them If you re of the cynical persuasion who raises an eyebrow at a college freshman professing his undying fidelity to the older woman who is his first love wondering what kind of emotional backlash might ensuedon t bother ducking There is no backlash This is LOVE If the main character Andras wrings his hat and he does this a lot in an emo fashion over his intended s perceived infidelity rest assured that all tension shall be based on complex yet innocent misunderstandings Because this is LOVEAnd while we re on the subject of sentimentality let s talk about the characterization The large cast of co protagonists in Andras circle of family and friends are GOOD people noble and innocent with few exceptions Even when the sky itself is on fire and raining down on them they are insufferably selfless starving themselves to feed children nursing each other back to health and so on They are even anachronistically Modern in their beliefs of course only Fascists with a capital F would have the nerve to harass a perfectly harmless Gay character while all our co protagonists lovingly embrace him As He Is no uestions asked As all the good non fascists were wont to do in the late 30 s But the point of good characters is that we sympathize with them right Even if it makes them predictable and dull I suppose and yet somehow I resent being emotionally manipulated by this kind of forced sympathy it s just too easy when unspeakable horrors happen to good people for no reason especially when children are involved Of course I KNEW this was a holocaust saga going in correct Isn t that the very definition of the genre What right do I have to complain about this anyway I ll just mention that Suite Francaise was full of petty ignoble interesting characters but somehow I cared about some of them anywayOne of the biggest barriers to my appreciation of the story was its relentlessly heavy tone of overwrought momentousness Even in what should have been lighter moments the characters are wracked with angst and poetically purpled profound thoughts The result uite simply is that it s exhausting And repetitive The characters are caught in a cycle of expressing their dramatic emotions shocked disbelief breast beating sorrow ecstatic professions of love misplaced tearful apologies for situations beyond their individual control The few instances of attempted humor fell flat and I so wanted them to work Even an epic saga needs humor needs the grit of sarcasm and understatement needs to turn occasionally away from the epic before we are beaten over the head with itWhich leads me to one of my biggest issues with this book that the superfluous overwrought prose waters down what is deep down a moving story The author feels compelled to EXPLAIN everything not counting on the reader to GET IT on her own The author relies too much on interpreting for us every little uiver of body language lest we somehow miss the point of their next unsubtle outpouring of emotion The result of all this unintentional telling is that it caulks up the hazy void where subtext tends to dwell When an author insists on spelling out the meaning behind every little look glance and line of dialogue we readers suspect our intelligence isn t trusted Some of us don t mind but some of us resent it I noticed this sort of excessive interpretation in The Invisible Bridge not just once but consistently A prime example of this occurs when the willful Elisabet stays out all night while her mother Klara and the main character search for her but when they opened the door they found Elisabet on the doorstep holding a pair of evening shoes in one hand a cone of spun sugar candy in the other Klara standing in the doorway took a long look at her at the shoes the cone of candy it was clear she hadn t come from an innocent evening with Marthe I would argue that the entire second sentence semi colon and all is unnecessary The fact that she s carrying her shoes that someone bought her candy signals that she s been out dancing with a boy and not at Marthe s house We don t need Klara s prolonged double take the repetition of shoes and candy for this to sink in and certainly not that patronizing phrase it was clear It was clear signals to me that the writer fears the opposite that it is not clear at all which it is but instead of adding a few extra details to Elisabet s appearance to bar any imagined confusion smudged makeup or a man s handkerchief hanging from her belt or whatever she lays everything out for us It was clear reappears throughout the novel and is always used to similar effect as in the following Now she held her back rigid while another woman leaned close to her ear it was clear that the other woman was narrating the progression of Novak s tete a tete with Klara or even Soviet planes or what had appeared at first to be Soviet planes but might have been German planes in disguise had bombed the Magyar border town of Kassa The message was clear Hungary had no choice but to send its armies into Russia To be fair there were some very powerful moments in this book In particular I was emotionally struck by the part in which Andras and his friend are punished for creating a humorous reactionary newspaper in one of the labor camps and literally forced to eat their words During the scene Andras has a chilling realization that he hasn t even seen the worst of the horrors which are to come But while this should have been a turning point for Andras in which he should have either been galvanized into action or frightened into complicity neither comes to pass Apart from a few uips that you should have seen what they did to us this scene may as well have never happened for all the impact it has on Andras characterization He is still his same Good self still willing to conduct a bit of passive resistance without holding his neck out too far I think I m being a bit harsh Few of us are aware of the Hungarian role in WWII and Orringer s meticulous research into the details of everyday life in Paris and Budapest are laudable although the wikipedia esue summaries of battles and broad political developments that pop up every time a character sits down to read the paper could have been better incorporated I m still feeling than a bit guilty about this review because I know the characters are based on the remarkable experiences of the author s family and of course one never wants to show one s ancestors in a bad light unless they deserve it At the same time in FICTION I want to read about tortured flawed characters who don t always think politically correct thoughts or are likewise always charitable and forgiving And not for an unending 700 page slogDon t think that a short book could possibly do justice to a weighty subject like WWII Then I recommend the tiny incredibly powerful 85 pg novella Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal about Czech resistance to the German Occupation It s hilarious and brutal and takes just one afternoon to read


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  • ebook
  • 764
  • The Invisible Bridge
  • Julie Orringer
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 9780307593719