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    Living in Somalia where it is tribal country where you have hundreds of people who you can claim they are your cousin and they are your shelter when everything around is crumbling.At one side being tribal it means you have cousins who will help you in marriage,cousins who would help when disaster or death struck you family as they are your only social securitybut this model also has negative sides to it , if you were unfortunately killed by people from other nation or tribe you can be sure that your tribe would eventually take revenge for you, and those who will help you seek justice or revenge are your fellow cousins from your tribethis social model is the reason for my nation to go through 25 years of civil war where you don t know where this cycle of violence has started but you sure it would continue for long time.this social model is also what made the America to be stuck fighting 17 years with tribesmen all way from Mali to Somalia to middle east to Afghanistan and it seems there is no end to this endless warhis is short which is almost 174 pages which explores the nature of terrorism and extremism,how young children are recruited to be killing machine and how religion can be corrupted and used to explain the horrific things humans can do to each other.this novel starts with the twin who lives happily in their orange farm where suddenly a missile launched from the other side of the mountain struck the twin grand parents Amed and Aziz found their grandparents in the ruins of their house Their grandmother s skull had been smashed in by a beam Their grandfather was lying in his bedroom, his body shredded by the bomb that had come from the side of the mountain where every night the sun disappeared after that unfortunate incident the family is approached by three men who want to condole the family for their tragedy but also see if they are ready to take revenge of the people who launched that missile into their grandfather homebut before the one of the twins are chosen to be martyr or to carry out suicide attack they are visited by their older friend who is 15 and was about carrying suicide into the people from other side of the mountain.here comes Soulayed who is recruiting this children to their demise and here is how he is convincing Halim the twin older friend to not be sympathetic with the enemy Your softness weakens us and brings us shame Where is your anger I do not hear it Listen to me, Halim our enemies are dogs They are like us, you think, because their faces are faces of men That s an illusion Look at them with the eyes of your ancestors, and you ll see what these faces are really made of They are made of our death In a single enemy face, you can see our annihilation a thousand times eventually he crossed the frontier Soulayed told him how He passed through a secret tunnel Then he climbed onto a crowded bus At noon, he blew himself up this book tries to explain how people fall into terrorism hands and how they become radicalized and how even childhood is lost is corrupted when you are in a war To kill time, they played at blowing themselves up in the orange grove Aziz had stolen an old belt from his father that they weighted with three tin cans full of sand They took turns wearing it, slipping into the skin of a future martyr The orange trees also played war with them The trees became enemies, endless rows of warriors poised to launch their explosive fruits at the slightest suspicious noise The boys worked their way between them, crawling and scraping their knees eventually even after one the twins are selected to carry out the suicide operation and the death one the twin the book leaves us with this question He was asking himself the same questions about evil It was too easy to accuse those who committed war crimes of being assassins or wild beasts Especially when those who judged them lived far from the circumstances that had provoked the conflicts, whose origins were lost in the vortex of history What would he have done in a comparable situation Would he, like millions of other men, have been capable of fighting for an idea, a scrap of earth, a border, or even oil Would he, too, have been conditioned to kill innocents, women and children it is quite amazing book to read especially if you are a Western who are baffled and incapable of understanding why war in this region continues for so long


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    This book was published by the UK small press, Peirene Press a boutique publishing house with a traditional commitment to first class European literature in high quality translation and whose style is described by the TLS as Two hour books to be devoured in a single sitting literary cinema for those fatigued by film This book represents a slight variation on both of these themes firstly as a translation of a Quebecois novel the author Larry Tremblay lives in Montreal and is the author of some 30 books, although this is only his third novel the translator Sheila Fischman has translated than 150 Quebecois novels into English secondly it is even shorter than the normal and in my case easily read on a 40 minute train journeyThe attached link gives a comprehensive summary of the plot of the novel and its key themes always being interested in new additions to the twins in literature genre particularly when such twins are identical and enjoying the deliberately country free and therefore figurative nature of the examination of civil tribal wars, I felt strangely dissatisfied by the setting of the later d nouement of the earlier action in an acting classes play In particular I started this section hoping that it was a clever and deliberately self referential critique of the pretensions of Western artists to believe that their artistic endeavours enabled them to fully emphasise with the reality of life in a war zone but concluded it with the sense that this book itself was a classic example and celebration of that pretension.


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    Vivimos en un mundo de guerra donde los ni os, los adultos y la gente de la tercera edad, viven sus d as como si fueran los ltimos Y esto se debe a que el poder, la corrupci n, la violencia y los intereses, son el pan de cada d a Estamos en una sociedad donde la muerte est latente, y que adem s no le importa raza o edad, la MUERTE SE LLEVA A TODOS Esta idea anterior la marca perfectamente este libro, que recomiendo ntegramente, ya que abre un panorama intelectual a lo que se esta viviendo en Venezuela y en pa ses del oriente, partiendo de la visi n y la voz entrecortada de unos gemelos de 9 a os, que fueron piezas de algo que llamamos guerra Para qu leer dos hermanos 1 Por qu te muestra las puertas de la realidad que viven las familias de oriente durante la guerra.2 Las costumbres y tradiciones de los personajes est n bien enmarcados 3 La manera en que esta narrada la novela es envolvente, te aseguro que una vez que la empieces no la soltar s, las mejores 5 horas de mi vida que le he dedicado a un libro en este a o 4 Los personajes son cre bles, enternecedores, dolorosos y formidables 5 El tema de quien son los villanos y quien son las victimas en una guerra, esta bien llevado Tanto as que, uno al terminar la novela, se pone a reflexionar que ambas partes tienen raz n, pero por culpa de la falta de un di logo s lo hay sangre derramada en vano 6 Los momentos del cl max te dejar n un hueco en el est mago Y ese final, te har repensar acerca de que los seres humanos somos las bestias m s crueles de este universo 7 Amed y Aziz, se han convertido en mis personajes juveniles favoritos de este a o 3.8 Las palabras de venganza, sangre y m rtir, tendr n otro significado al momento de que termines la novela RECOMENDADISIMA SE VA A LO MEJOR DE LECTURAS DE ESTE A O 2017.


  4. says:

    Magnifique roman la fois terrible, douloureux et d une intelligence rare, L orangeraie est un livre qui hante m me une fois referm Il contient tellement de messages, de r flexions, d horreur et de v rit qu il est indispensable de le lire Une claque comme je n en avais jamais eu auparavant avec un livre.Ma chronique


  5. says:

    Une histoire touchante qui porte r fl chir sur la guerre, les sacrifices, le bien et le mal Mon seul hic est la r putation derri re ce livre Elle est si imposante, que je me suis fait des attentes hyper lev es qui n ont pas t atteintes C est un excellent roman, hyper bien crit, je ne le nierai pas Toutefois, je n irais pas jusqu le qualifier de coup de c ur ou de chef d uvre.


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    3.5 Longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin formerly IMPAC literary award, this is the fable like story of one family in the war torn Middle East and the way notions of justice and sacrifice drive them to make extreme choices Tamara and Zahed live with their twin sons, nine year old Aziz and Ahmed, alongside an orange grove planted by Zahed s father Soulayed, a militant elder from the next village, describes it thus Your father, Mounir, worked his whole life on this arid soil It was desert here With God s help your father worked a miracle Made oranges grow where there had been only sand and stones.When Mounir and his wife Shahina are killed in a bombing, Soulayed stands among the ruins and counsels Zahed to seek revenge against their enemies by sending one of his sons to be a suicide bomber There s no doubt Soulayed is manipulating this grief stricken family to his own ends, but he isn t solely to blame when their culture at large romanticizes martyrdom.Zahed makes his choice, but Tamara won t accept it In a clever reprise of the Genesis story of Jacob and Esau, she helps the boys to make a switch right under their father s nose The last third of the book, like a coda, zooms ahead 11 years to show us the surviving brother, coming to the end of a four year theatre training program in Montreal He s given a starring role in his teacher s wartime play but the story line cuts a little too close to the bone, and for the first time he tells a stranger the story of two brothers one who died and one who lived.Peirene Press issues novellas in trios This is the second in the East and West Looking Both Ways series I ve also reviewed the first, The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch Tremblay and Huch both tackle the theme of betrayal and the practice of choosing one person to die for the crimes of the many The Orange Grove has a simple style that edges towards flatness but is saved by the occasional striking metaphor e.g Minutes stretched out as if made of dough A book about suicide bombing could easily turn mawkish, but the restrained narration reins it in to create a tight and fairly engrossing tale of family ties and religious motivations.Originally published with images on my blog, Bookish Beck.


  7. says:

    C est une histoire de guerre racont e avec beaucoup d humanit mais aussi un peu de po sie Elle est v cue par un enfant qui tarde devenir adulte, emprisonn dans sa m moire meurtrie.


  8. says:

    Magnifique R flexion troublante, enrageante travers une douce po sie.


  9. says:

    Difficile de retenir ses larmes, un roman d chirant, voici ma chronique


  10. says:

    Un coup de coeur, un must read pour tous les passionn s de la lecture En fait non, un must read pour tous J ai t boulevers e par l criture de Larry Tremblay Chapeau


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