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'Why would I People are uneasy enough with me if I start bringing up sea wives they'll take against me good and proper' 'It could be secret''Could it'On remote Rollrock Island the sea witch Misskaella discovers sh. Rollrock is a lonely island of cliffs and storms blunt fishermen and their fierce wives Life is hard for the families who must wring a poor living from the stormy seas But Rollrock is also a place of magic When I read and adored Kirsty Logan s The Gloaming my dear friend Marina recommended Margo Lanagan s The Brides of Rollrock Island because she knows how much I love myths islands and selkies I can honestly say one time that Marina knows me frighteningly well If you love island communities the Scottish landscape myths and tales witches weird births seals and selkies or if you just need to read a uality tale then you need this book in your lifeIn an island that definitely resembles the Scottish Hebrides a community is torn asunder by Misskaella s abilities to turn seals into beautiful alluring seemingly docile young women Families and relationships are turned upside down This is Misskaella s way of exacting revenge for years of contempt and abuse even from her own mother She demonstrates the evil the hypocrisy and ruthlessness of men their willingness to put everything at risk because of an itch The north road swung up over the cliff almost gaily and we walked it up into the teeth of the wind and it battered our hair and flapped our coat collars The sea on our left tossed moon twinkles about rushed and smashed at the cliffs drummed in the road underfoot Lanagan makes excellent use of the fairytales of the sea and the legends of the islands focusing on the beloved myth of the selkie women However she develops the famous story and takes it one step further in a brilliant twist of the age old legend Further she brings the children of the selkie wives out of obscurity and gives them the chance to express their feelings of belonging to two worlds that are so close and so far away Where do they belong What is it that makes an island community so harsh and unforgiving What happens when the laws of nature and its balance are violated because of men s desires and endless egoLanagan s writing is excellent She depicts the language of the islanders and the younger members of the community faithfully and vividly the dialogue is flowing and natural There are many beautiful descriptions of the island at night the community of the seals the fishing villages the harsh domestic life as a responsibility of the resilient mams There were uite a few moments that reminded me of Logan s The Gloaming and this is the highest compliment for Lanagan s beautiful novelThe jewel of the story is Misskaella a heroine that will stay with you She is such an interesting character so fierce and proud The way she copes with her awful family and the heathens that surround her with their notions of propriety and their superstitions I believe every thinking girl will find herself connected to her She is the Witch the Other the one who doesn t comply the one who rebels The Brides of Rollrock Island is a novel rich in beautiful imagery themes that reuire our attention as it happens in every well written tale and a main character that you will love Complain It s only noise Marina I can t thank you enough for this gem Hvala ti If I didn t get that right someone will find himself in trouble My reviews can also be found on জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় just need to read a uality tale then you need this book in your lifeIn an island that definitely resembles the Scottish Hebrides a community is torn asunder by Misskaella s abilities to turn seals into beautiful alluring seemingly docile young women Families and relationships are turned upside down This is Misskaella s way of exacting revenge for years of contempt and abuse even from her own mother She demonstrates the evil the hypocrisy and ruthlessness of men their willingness to put everything at risk because of an itch The north road swung up over the cliff almost gaily and we walked it up into the teeth of the wind and it battered our hair and flapped our coat collars The sea on our left tossed moon twinkles about rushed and smashed at the cliffs drummed in the road underfoot Lanagan makes excellent use of the fairytales of the sea and the legends of the islands focusing on the beloved myth of the selkie women However she develops the famous story and takes it one step further in a brilliant twist of the age old legend Further she brings the children of the selkie wives out of obscurity and gives them the chance to express their feelings of belonging to two worlds that are so close and so far away Where do they belong What is it that makes an island community so harsh and unforgiving What happens when the laws of nature and its balance are violated because of men s desires and endless egoLanagan s writing is excellent She depicts the language of the islanders and the younger members of the community faithfully and vividly the dialogue is flowing and natural There are many beautiful descriptions of the island at night the community of the seals the fishing villages the harsh domestic life as a responsibility of the resilient mams There were uite a few moments that reminded me of Logan s The Gloaming and this is the highest compliment for Lanagan s beautiful novelThe Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin jewel of the story is Misskaella a heroine that will stay with you She is such an interesting character so fierce and proud The way she copes with her awful family and the heathens that surround her with their notions of propriety and their superstitions I believe every thinking girl will find herself connected to her She is the Witch the Other the one who doesn t comply the one who rebels The Brides of Rollrock Island is a novel rich in beautiful imagery themes that reuire our attention as it happens in every well written tale and a main character that you will love Complain It s only noise Marina I can t thank you enough for this gem Hvala ti If I didn t get that right someone will find himself in trouble My reviews can also be found on

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Sea Hearts

E can draw a girl from the heart of a seal So for a price any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea wife But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock the men the women the children. The back of the book says we see the deepest of human cruelty but also of love Wrong there is no love in this bookIf you like the last episode of Twin Peaks you ll like this book That s not exactly a good thing This novel takes cerebral to a whole other degreeFirst off there s a difference between throwing your reader into a novel s world no holds bar and throwing a reader into a world and not caring if they understand what on earth is going on Only half way through the book will you begin to even become comfortable in the world about 200 or so pages in which is not a good thing Not that I don t mind books not having a layman character that I can relate to in ignorance of what s going on but I would like some explanation of what the hell is going onYou basically shouldn t read the first chapter of the book There s no purpose to it in all honesty The language the actions of the characters have no impact on the story and serves only to confuse the readerAs for the rest of the novelit builds upsort of and has no real climax Like a meal of rice and milk there s no flavor besides the novelty of the world Men can pay a witch to bring women out of seals that are beautiful and magical They all fall in love with them and kidnap them to their houses driving their real women away form the island because their husbandfianceessons are resorting to affairs and adultery to have these seal women The witch does this because everyone on the island was a horrible human being anyway so this is her revenge because the seal women are depressed to be away from the sea even as they have children with their new husbandsThat s the book There s nothing else to the story and there are no likable characters There are character s you feel bad for and you want to see victorious but they are in the end either corrupted or loose At one point you think a male character who will resist the witch but no He fails tooThe author seems to just loathe men And while I m against man hating posing as feminism which permeates through literature like wild fire I find it insulting that the men of this island get no punishment Oh after the climax they feel sad sure But that s it They re free to go on with their lives I can see where sorrow could be enough of a punishment but the author is too focused on her flowered language and imagery to actually portray some kind of human emotionThat s really all it is pretty without emotion The language is lovely and reading it is like eating candy but it makes to sick after a while when you try and clutch for some sort of plot or reason to keep readingThis is my first novel by this author and while I like her writing style I m hesitant to read another by her award winning or not Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just loathe men And while I m against man hating posing as feminism which permeates through literature like wild fire I find it insulting that the men of this island get no punishment Oh after the climax they feel sad sure But that s it They re free to go on with their lives I can see where sorrow could be enough of a punishment but the author is too focused on her flowered language and imagery to actually portray some kind of human emotionThat s really all it is pretty without emotion The language is lovely and reading it is like eating candy but it makes to sick after a while when you try and clutch for some sort of plot or reason to keep readingThis is my first novel by this author and while I like her writing style I m hesitant to read another by her award winning or not

READ Sea Hearts

Once Misskaella sets her heart on doing such a thingMargo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire and revenge of loyalty heartache and human weakness and of the unforeseen conseuences of all consuming love. When you read a Margo Lanagan book you expect it to both confuse and enthrall you And THE BRIDES OF ROLLROCK ISLAND delivers that head spinning gut churning fizzy brained mixture of what in the world is going on and did she really go there and oh my goodness she is a genius You can read THE BRIDES OF ROLLROCK ISLAND as a nontraditionally narrated snapshot of an island s history with no straightforward plot and no answers to what s right or what s wrong in this world That ll either confuse the hell out of you or you will be delighted at the amount of space Lanagan allows readers to bring in their own values and interests to the story Those who want to find a depiction of the complex meanings of domestic loyalty get that Or you can also read it for its marvelous craft its characterization and worldbuilding It s a story that gives no clear answers and is all the special because of thatMuch like Thisby Island of The Scorpio Races Rollrock Island feels like an entity of its own Lanagan skillfully weaves a picture of an island suffocated by yet dependent on its claustrophobic living conditions neighbors knowing one another s businesses and knowing who marries who and who s doing what with who else s woman I find stories contained in a small area where each inhabitant must be developed with his or her uniue idiosyncrasies so much interesting and realistic than plain Jane YAs set in Anywheretown America The people and the island setting force one another to reveal their imperfect weird alivenessFor those who appreciate great writing and are tired of the repetitious plots and characters that appear in so much YA THE BRIDES OF ROLLROCK ISLAND will renew your faith in the magic of writing


10 thoughts on “Sea Hearts

  1. says:

    ‘’Rollrock is a lonely island of cliffs and storms blunt fishermen and their fierce wives Life is hard for the families who must w

  2. says:

    If you have any expectations of what this book will be like based on the cover throw them away You won't find a dreamy romantic fairy tale retelling here It's like this type of crazy business going onRecipe for a twisted dark fairy tale 1 One crazy witch2 Stupid men who think with the wrong head3 Seals I'm being serious the actual sea creatures4 Blank eyed women who are willing to serve their men Stepford Wife style Confused yet?

  3. says:

    There’s no uestion in my mind that this book is brilliantly written I’ve been consistently impressed and moved by Margo Lanagan’s prose since my first experience with her work a few years ago and this book does not disappoint in that regard However and this will actually be a positive for many readers – this book is far tame and accessible than Tender Morsels It’s even accessible than the short sto

  4. says:

    45 stars”Was she beautiful the sea maid? Fair strange Doris had said and I thought that was a fine assessment Fair strange I think

  5. says:

    The Brides of Rollrock Island is one of those novels that left me with the thought that there is no possible word in the English language that could even attempt to summon up the strange ethereal and mystifying experience that is chronicled in this book As my first venture into Lanagan’s world I have to admit that Brides simply blew me a

  6. says:

    The back of the book says we see the deepest of human cruelty but also of love Wrong there is no love in this bookIf you like the last episod

  7. says:

    45 StarsMelancholy If I had to capture Margo Lanagan’s The Brides of Rollrock Island in one word melancholy would be the one Melancholy is sad but also thoughtful; beautiful and heartbreaking–as was this tale

  8. says:

    When you read a Margo Lanagan book you expect it to both confuse and enthrall you And THE BRIDES OF ROLLROCK ISLAND delivers that head spinning gut churning fizzy brained mixture of “what in the world is going on?” and “did she really go there?” and “oh my goodness she is a genius”You can read THE B

  9. says:

    I got this on audio from AudioBookSync Wow this book is weird There's something peculiarly haunting about selkie folklore I can picture a careworn exhausted mother telling the story to her daughter Once the women

  10. says:

    This is my first Lanagan but by no means will it be my last From the very words chosen to the way they’d been woven togeth

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