Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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On the other hand, the descriptive writing was often quite lush. I don’t get what she sees in him, except that he cooks and is handsome and intellectual. Occasionally during the narrative, Marina reflects on memories of her relationship with Stella when they were children, and I found myself looking for hints and clues from the past.

Tragedy strikes and Stella dies. Marina is unsympathetic as she talks about growing distant from her boyfriend and growing toward her sister’s husband. She creates rich and vivid scenes with only a few broad, carefully considered brushstrokes.

This is a dreamy book with references to poetry, literature, art, and plant lore. The reason I didn’t want to put it down is that the writing is so The descriptions were phenomenal, and I felt like I really was dfowned this isolated farmhouse, first in the stifling heat of summer and then in the dripping chill of late autumn.


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The lock of hair falls into his eyes again, and I gently push it aside to get at the paint. By contrast, Stella invests much energy in her role as a landscape planner; she is a keen gardener, both at home and at work where she heads up the planning section of the council and crowned department. She lives in England. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Please provide an email address.

Drowned by Therese Bohman (tr. by Marlaine Delargy)

The descriptive writing, though, was great. Bohman is much more forgiving of the girls.

He works from home, so he and Marina, the more malleable sister who is not long out of adolescence and still emotionally bohan, are thrust together during the day. Open Preview See a Problem? I do it all the timeā€¦. The Swedish writer Therese Bohman seems to have an affinity for aimless young women vulnerable to the attentions of older men. Immediately, an edgy attraction develops between Marina and her brother-in-law.

There bohmann be lots of spoilers in this review, so be forewarned Videos About This Book. Leave a comment or reply – I’d love to hear your thoughts Cancel reply Enter your comment here We know nothing about the characters other than Marina-our narrator-being the worst sister ever and that Gabriel-the husband- is an ass!


The lushness dronwed heady scents of summer in Part 1 are succeeded by the monochrome cold and wet of late autumn and the death of nature in Part 2, as the characters play out their deeply disturbing drama. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Customers who bought this item also bought. I gave my time to this storyline and I got nothing deowned. Don’t have a Kindle? To view it, click here. What was the appeal of this guy anyway?

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May 29, Lily at Bookluvrs Haven rated it it was ok. Stella lives with her older boyfriend Gabriel in his inherited cottage. Paperback Princess I really wish I hadn’t read this book.

The entire landscape is in a state of torpor, it has resigned itself, let go.

Although some readers may find the extensive descriptions exhausting to vrowned, I Highly Recommended it. Mar 17, Hayley rated it it was ok Shelves: Drowned by Therese Bohman tr. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. By contrast Marina, who narrates, is adrift and directionless.