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The Shell HouseGreg S Casual Interest In The History Of A Ruined Mansion Becomes Personal As He Slowly Discovers The Tragic Events That Occurred There Set Against A Background Of The Present Day And World War I, Greg S Modern Beliefs Become Intertwined With Those Of Edmund, A Foot Soldier Whose Confusion About His Sexuality And Identity Mirrors Greg S Own Feelings Of Insecurity.

[[ PDF ]] ✓ The Shell House Author Linda Newbery – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Shell House
  • Linda Newbery
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 9780385750110

10 thoughts on “The Shell House


  1. says:

    This book s writing style is very florid and sentimental I knew from the summary that it probably would be I thought by biggest complaint would be the writing style, but to my disappointment, sentimentality is the least of what made me want to throw this book at a wall Most of the dialogue during the present times felt ridiculously staged, Edmund got to the point where he was so scornful he became a flat and unrelatable character, and the ENDING This is the angriest I ve been at the ending to a book since Mockingjay SPOILERS The book opens with Greg the high school photographer stumbling upon a pretty, decaying mansion Graveney Hall Can you tell how happy this place is I bet the family was kind and loving and never judged anything ever This symbolic naming of things for their rolls in the story continues with Faith, the girl Greg meets by chance there She s a devout Christian what Really and becomes the irritating, stereotypically self righteous religion character that makes Greg question his atheism She s a...


  2. says:

    I couldn t get myself to finish this book I kept trying and trying in hopes that the novel would get better especially with so many high reviews on Goodreads The only plot line I found somewhat interesting was Edmund s storyline Unfortunately, it was a minor storyline because it mostly focused on Greg and Faith.I didn t like Newberry s writing style, which is probably one of the main reasons I put the book down I couldn t connect with it at times I thought the prose was too sentimental and at others too superficial There were a lot of adverbs that evoked cliche emotions and movements I also thought that many of the conversations between the characters, especially Greg and Faith, were unnatural and perhaps even forced Faith is so incredibly open its almost unbelievable they have incredibly deep discussions for hardly knowing each other Most people I know don t open themselves up that much that fast Also, the repetition of the image of a shell, which is clearly a symbol in the novel, was too obviously placed at times so that it bordered on contrived I am really sad that I did not enjoy the book because I love the blend of historical and modern time frames in a novel As I rarely choose to put a book down and stop reading, since I love t...


  3. says:

    I couldn t get myself to finish this book I kept trying and trying in hopes that the novel would get better especially with so many high reviews on Goodreads The only plot line I found somewhat interesting was Edmund s storyline Unfortunately, it was a minor storyline because it mostly focused on Greg and Faith.I didn t like Newberry s writing style, which is probably one of the main reasons I put the book down I couldn t connect with it at times I thought the prose was too sentimental and at others too superficial There were a lot of adverbs that evoked cliche emotions and movements I also thought that many of the conversations between the characters, especially Greg and Faith, were unnatural and perhaps even forced Faith is so incredibly open its almost unbelievable they have incredibly deep discussions for hardly knowing each other Most people I know don t open themselves up that much that fast Also, the repetition of the image of a shell, which is clearly a symbol in the novel, was too obviously placed at times so that it bordered on contrived I am really sad that ...


  4. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable read I seem to be in a bit of a war phase at the minute and I loved the way the life of Edmund and Alex in the trenches was paralleled, in some ways, by Greg and Jordan s modern life Both historical periods were portrayed really realistically with dialogue completely convincing for the time The switch between narrative voices seemed seamless I was left wondering, was it in fact the same narrator well I know it was as in writer, but , I kept thinking of Edmund if only he could go be treated by Rivers in Regeneration he would have been fine the outcome would have certainly have been less dramatic The central theme amongst the modern duo of accepting who they were was cleverly explored Greg s aggression and hostility that he showed at times was really powerful This book explores so many important issues, class, relationships, religion, the very purpose of existence a...


  5. says:

    It is impossible not to compare this book to this year s Carnegie Award winner, for it is the perfect companion novel to Aidan Chamber s winner Postcards from No Man s Land Dutton Books, 2002 Both books delve into issues of world war and burgeoning sexuality with passion, elegance and authentic characters.In The Shell House, shutterbug Greg is lured to the ruins of a mansion, where he meets a girl whose family is intent on a volunteer project to restore it Faith becomes a pillar between his internal storm between Greg s libido and his heart as he tries to figure out his sexual and spiritual identity.Greg s story is contrasted with that of Edmund, a gay soldier who once lived in Graveney Hall whose is struggling with similar issues An element of mystery is thrown in, as Greg and his friend the aptly named Faith are trying to discover the history of the hall and its inhabitants as they assist with the restoration.Abundant in metaphor and symbolism, the historical detail is exc...


  6. says:

    Muchas veces se ha pretendido aleccionar a los j venes a trav s de novelas de maduraci n , pobladas con todo tipo de traumas adolescentes, rabietas y clich s exagerados con los que supuestamente deb an sentirse identificados Sin embargo, pocas veces se ha escrito sobre j venes de verdad, a los que se les permita ser espirituales, reflexivos, maduros, curiosos The Shell House es una de esas excepciones Cuando Greg, un joven aficionado a la fotograf a, se topa por casualidad con las ruinas de una antigua mansi n del siglo XVIII, Graveney Hall, se siente inmediatamente cautivado por el misterio de su destrucci n Indagar en la historia de los Pearson, la familia a la que perteneci , y sobre todo de Edmund, el hijo de la familia que fue enviado a luchar al frente durante la Primera Guerra Mundia...


  7. says:

    An interesting book of love, war and friendship but I felt it was rather unfinished I hate it when books are left open for the reader to make up their own minds about what could have happened I felt that there were still some myst...


  8. says:

    Interesting Main modern character is not resolved enough in the end and the ending leave you wanting The modern and historic characters and not connected enough But it is compelling Note content in this book may not be suitable for all readers


  9. says:

    This book I assume this is the audio CD is a very good read, bouncing between modern day and one of the world wars The caharaters are amazingly deep and the two stories reflect one another.


  10. says:

    This book didn t go far enough Engaging and fascinating at times, it had so much potential it ignored..

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