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Dina s Book On the scale of Gone with the Wind and War and Peace this grand sweeping epic will enthrall readers just as Dina bewitches everyone she meets Set in Norway in the mid nineteenth century Dina s Book

  • Title: Dina's Book
  • Author: Herbjørg Wassmo
  • ISBN: 9780552996730
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dina's Book By Herbjørg Wassmo, On the scale of Gone with the Wind and War and Peace, this grand, sweeping epic will enthrall readers just as Dina bewitches everyone she meets.Set in Norway in the mid nineteenth century, Dina s Book presents an extraordinary heroine Beautiful, eccentric, and tempestuous, Dina carries a terrible burden at the age of five she accidentally causes her mother s death BlameOn the scale of Gone with the Wind and War and Peace, this grand, sweeping epic will enthrall readers just as Dina bewitches everyone she meets.Set in Norway in the mid nineteenth century, Dina s Book presents an extraordinary heroine Beautiful, eccentric, and tempestuous, Dina carries a terrible burden at the age of five she accidentally causes her mother s death Blamed by her father and banished to a farm, she grows up untamed and untaught Nobody leads the child through her grief, and the accident remains a gruesome riddle of death Her guilt becomes her obsession her unforgiving mother haunts her every day.After several years of exile, and at the insistence of the local pastor, her father takes Dina back By now she has become like a wolf cub Her father has remarried, to a younger woman whom she detests, and a strict discipline begins A tutor is brought in coarse language is replaced by polite conversation, climbing to the top of the trees by music But the efforts have little effect Private and closely guarded, Dina nonetheless is able to manipulate those around her, while her unconventional behavior and erotic power both enchant and ensnare.At sixteen Dina is married off to wealthy fifty year old landowner Jacob, a friend of her father who has fallen completely under her spell Jacob dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina becomes mute When finally she emerges from her trauma, she runs Jacob s estate with an iron hand But still Dina wrestles with her two unappeased ghosts Jacob and her mother Until one day a mysterious stranger, the Russian wanderer Leo, enters her life and changes it forever.

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    1. This is a dramatic story about Dina, who at the age of 5 inadvertently causes a vat of hot lye to engulf her mother, causing her excruciating death Dina is then neglected by her father, a sheriff, who doesn t know what to do with her, and spends her life haunted by her mother s screams and ghostly presence While Dina s in her early teens, her father finds a tutor for her who s a bit of a godsend, teaching her arithmetic and music He also learns about the tragedy, and tells the girl her mother is [...]

    2. Dina s had a tough life She accidentally killed her mother when she was five years old and her father, blaming Dina, basically abandoned her to grow up wild, almost like a feral child When the father remarries some years later, his new wife can t stand this strange daughter and they marry her off to an older farmer A few years later the farmer dies in another accident Dina is now a mature, strange woman, with a child, that she lets run wild like herself She has no interest in domestic matters, d [...]

    3. Book is simply occupied by the main character Everything around Dina becomes a blur when she is near she is beautiful, strong, passionated, wild But the book itself as beautiful as it is blurs out and there is nothing left except Dina and her charming character There were moments when I adored her, moments when I cared for her, moments when I hated her Her wilderness is gripping and breathtaking She stands out of the story and her lonely figure makes her one of the strongest female characters in [...]

    4. Avant de lancer le tra neau vers le gouffre, dans lequel elle fera p rir son mari, Dina a fait en sorte que son cheval puisse s en lib rer Ces limons vides, la pi ce de bois qui rattache l animal au si ge du tra neau, repr sentent alors le rapport de la jeune femme au monde, plus pr sente envers l animal qu envers l homme, n accordant son empathie qu au diabolique d un cheval pr nomm Lucifer, plut t qu son mari, avec lequel elle a t unie devant Dieu C est ainsi que s ouvre les Limons vides , le [...]

    5. It s been a while since I read a book with such a thrill This one is so, so exciting, and deep, real, authentic, unpredictable, empowering, all at the same time, that s a rare combination There are no profound quotes in it, no showing off only life as it is.Dina does what she has to Fullstop But the end is brutal I hate what she did.

    6. Impressed with Wassmo s beautifully written story of a wild unadapted girl, growing up into a powerful yet traumatized read fairly crazy woman in the North of Norway, during the first half of the 19th century.Besides creating a dreary atmosphere for her heroine Dina the author introduces a bunch of interesting characters and their often amusing ways of trying to deal with Dina, as well.

    7. Wassmo has a beautifull writing style especially in the original way she describes the thoughts and actions of her characters Her amazing flawed characters is another positive thing in this book I have finished the book, but I keep thinking about why characters, especially Dina, did certain things in the book I won t say what because that would be a spoiler I am very happy I bought this book in a libary sale because I do not know if I would have read it otherwise.The setting of this book also he [...]

    8. I chose to read this book due to the high ratings I saw and was curious about the main character, due to descriptions of her in reviews I wish I hadn t It was awful I did not appreciate the jerky writing and all the sentence fragments, which made the narrative very hard to read, didn t appreciate all the references to the male organ , but the author s descriptions and metaphors were redeeming factors I found parts of the book to be uninteresting and nearly gave up before finishing the book sever [...]

    9. Dinan kirja sijoittuu 1800 luvun puoliv lin Pohjois Norjaan P henkil Dina on vahvatahtoinen nainen, joka ei suostu alistumaan kenenk n muun toiveisiin.Minulla kesti jonkin aikaa totutella Herbj rg Wassmon kieleen lauseet ja virkkeet ovat lyhyit ja v lill jopa vajanaisen tuntuisia, mik synnytt hakkaavan kiihke n rytmin Kirjan alku kuitenkin on kiinnostava ja vei minut mukanaan Kuitenkin Jacobin kuoleman j lkeen tapahtumatahti tuntuu hyytyv n ja aloin kyll sty kirjaan.Dina oikuttelee eik ajattele [...]

    10. Muistaakseni luin t m n kirjan ensimm isen kerran ollessani yl asteella Sittemmin olen lukenut sen muutaman kerran uudelleen ja aina se tekee vaikutuksen Vasta my hemmin huomasin, ett Dinan kirja on alunperin julkaistu samana vuonna, kun min synnyin Pid n t t suorastaan enteellisen , niin l heinen t st romaanista on tullut Dinan kirja on samalla kertaa armoton ja kaunis tarina naisesta, joka ei p se eroon menneisyydest n Lapsuuden tragedia aiheuttaa Dinalle trauman, joka heijastuu monin tavoin h [...]

    11. Man patiko Nors da nai skandinav literat ros tiesiog nesuprantu, bet i istorija greit mane vyniojo Ry k s ir labai skirtingi portretai lydi skaitytoj nuo prad ios iki paskutinio puslapio laukinis charakteris ir nam idinys Nepa abota aistra ir visi kas nusi eminimas Kvailumas ir i mintis Norvegijos dvaro kasdienyb , j rininkyst , prekyba, intrigos Mane taip pat av jo moter portretai Dinos, motu s Karenos, Stin s Skaitant susidaro sp dis, kad kai kurie persona ai valdomi ka kokios ne manomos stich [...]

    12. The story of Dina is as ferocious as its heroine The story s set in 19th century Norway when the role of the woman was vastly different from today s women in the same country Even Ibsen s Nora pales next to the independence of Dina, who can run a household and estate, wrap men around every finger of her both hands, and expose injustice and dishonesty wherever she goes For a woman and human Dina is like a force of nature, and she feels incredibly real through the pages of a mere book which only g [...]

    13. Around the World challenge Norway From Bergen to Troms , this is the perfect wintertime read, the kind that immerses you in Scandinavian icy landscapes This is the story of a strong and wild woman, Dina, who s above men s judgement and exposes dishonesty and injustice without a second thought whenever they cross her path She might be difficult to like at first, because she s selfish and unsympathetic, but she s undaunted and unconventional and I grew fond of her quite quickly The style is terse [...]

    14. I m a sucker for anything Norwegian so I liked this novel, set in the mid to late 19th century, when the coastal steamer had just started making Northern Norway accessible year round But our heroine, Dina, bugged me I had a hard time believing she was so completely irresistible to all men And I got frustrated as she rejected the love of several decent men When her true love finally came along, it was hard for me to see what was so special about him Also, the sex scenes got really boring after a [...]

    15. i knyga mane ir sunervino, ir suintrigavo, ir nustebino Bet svarbiausia, kad rezultate man ji patiko Stilius lengvai skaitomas, bet ne prastas Temos fundamentalios, bet nenuvalkiotos Persona ai labai keisti, bet tuo ir dom s Labai seniai jau turiu i knyg , bet tik dabar prisiver iau paskiatyti, tod l, kad man jos pavadinimas visuomet atrod labai kvailas V liau istorija j paai kino ir priekai t nebeturiu Bet tai io leidimo vir elis tai visi ka pieva man tie bateliai visi ka Dinos prie ingyb labai [...]

    16. I have finished this book I did wonder why I was reading it at times but it also had a compulsive element which is probably why I was reading it The end was very cryptic and it felt either that all the strands came together or the opposite that it just raised a whole lot of other issues that if it was the end of a TV series you would want to know that they were going to make another one I wasn t satisfied I m afraid I would be interested in hearing other people s comments on this book.

    17. I couldn t get into the story easily The main character has such a strange personality and acts so oddly all for explainable reasons, but still , that I had difficulty relating to her This resulted in me not really caring about what happened next A shame, because the writing style and the pace are very appealing The story, despite a good start, couldn t move me much.

    18. This is one of the best novels I have ever read, and I return to it over and over again I wish I knew Norwegian so I could read it in the original publishing language, but I have enjoyed the English and Finnish translations immensely K.Trian

    19. Strong womanI was spellbound by the title character Strange and passionate However, the story did not keep me as involved as I like.

    20. Dina tulee kuusivuotiaana vanhingossa aiheuttaneeksi itins kuoleman Is ei en sied n hd h nt ja yksin inen tytt kehitt omat tapansa selviyty H n seurustelee kuolleen itins kanssa, muiden ihmisten tunteet eiv t h nt juuri liikuta.Kun Dina kuusitoistavuotiaana naitetaan paljon itse n vanhemmalle kestikievarin is nn lle, h n on yht aikaa oikukas lapsi, kiihke nuori nainen ja j kylm paholainen.Onni kest aikansa, mutta kun Jacob v s ht ja etsii rauhaa viile mm st sylist , Dinan viha her ja Jacobin rek [...]

    21. 51 Norway From Bergen to Troms , this is the perfect wintertime read, the kind that immerses you in Scandinavian icy landscapes This is the story of a strong and wild woman, Dina, who s above men s judgement and exposes dishonesty and injustice without a second thought whenever they cross her path She might be difficult to like at first, because she s selfish and unsympathetic, but she s undaunted and unconventional and I grew fond of her quite quickly The style is terse but I didn t bother me b [...]

    22. Groots opgezette historische roman in het Hoge Noorden De heldin lijkt op die uit Scandinavische detectives Dwars, eigenzinnig, eenzelvig Krachtig ook, zo is ook haar manier van leiding geven en haar gevoel voor rechtvaardigheid waarmee ze de mensen aan zich weet te binden Zelf heeft ze echter een muur om zich heen, waar gaten in komen bij een nieuwe liefdesgeschiedenis De man is mysterieus en niet te duiden, iemand die het achterste van zijn tong niet laat zien en die haar niet de zekerheid kan [...]

    23. Manau yra teisinga knygos gerum vertinti pagal laik , kiek j pameni Yra daug knyg , kurias perskai iau po ios Ir met prab go ne taip ir ma ai Ta iau vis dar puikiai j pamenu Stipri , savimi mokan i pasir pinti, iurk tok ir n kiek nesentimentali moter Toki , kuri i ties valdo savo gyvenim , o ne egzistuoja, kaip ka kieno mona, ka kieno mama, ka kieno draug Ji yra Dina Ji daro tai, k nori ir taip, kaip jau ia Ji n ra gra i, i puosel ta ar nudailinta Ji tikra Gali j m gti, gali nem gti, bet tavo nu [...]

    24. This is a difficult book to review Took me a while to finish it The story is interesting and the descriptions of the places make me long to go back to Norway But the language used and the writing was not entirely to my liking I don t know if it was the Dutch translation, but something about it kept me from reading it for than a few hours at a time Hope I ll find the second one in the trilogy in an English translation, or better, the original Norwegian one.

    25. Dans le nord de la Norv ge, milieu du 19 me si cle, la belle et solide Dina, ind pendante, sans pudeur, d termin e et farouche m ne son adolescence comme bon lui semble Mari e 16 ans avec un veuf de la mi quarantaine, la b te semi apprivois e prend le contr le de son homme Sensuel, direct, sans fioritures, vivement le Tome 2.

    26. Dram tica conclusi n de la trilog a de Dina, en la que la familia, o lo que queda de ella, volver a encontrarse en Reinsnes Los tiempos modernos llegar n a ese rinc n del norte de Noruega a finales del siglo XIX, pero no todos estar n preparados.

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