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Stor is at home on the eve of his mother's funeral thirty years after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search of his beloved but long dead wife And like his grandfather Stephen is forced to confront the l. Multi generational family drama mixed together with Inuit mythology which was fascinatingGoogle a alupalik to be slightly creeped out

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Touch AUTHOR Alexi Zentner

Osses of his pastTouch introduces you to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and golden caribou where the living and the dead part and meet again in the crippling beauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer. Excellent protrayal of what it must have been like for the first of the European immigrants to move to the further reaches of Western Canada during the times of the several gold rushes It s not about the populating of the land It s not about the finding of gold It s about the relationship of three generations of a family with an extremely harsh deadly environment and the spirits and creatures of an unknown land It s a very original style of telling that I have a hard time classifying It has elements of paranormal or perhaps fantasy or perhaps myth or perhaps one of a couple other categories but I didn t feel like it fit anywhere Those elements were important parts of the telling and important parts of the lives of the people but they weren t focal points at all They also didn t seem so paranormal or fantastical in context They seemed a true part of the history I had a hard time eventually even considering them as myth I m considering this as pure historical fiction and one of the most interesting that I ve read This is going to be reread and that s going to happen when I can read it straight through in a day or two Two thirds of the way through I was regretting having had to take too many breaks during the reading and stretching it out to over a week Something about it seems to reuire remaining continually immersed in the storyAnyone interested in or studying the earliest expansion west of the European immigrants on this continent has to read this to get an amazing feel for the realities of the time and place

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In Sawgamet a north woods boomtown gone bust the cold of winter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer and the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in the woods Stephen a pa. It s funny I usually start out my reviews with a short little blurb of my own just rehashing the particulars of the story With Touch though this story was so all over the place that I can t adeuately explain it s basis it simply eludes me The official summary feels deceiving and makes it sound ripe with potential but it never lived up it that s for sure I truly feel as if I ve been hoodwinked I blame the stunning cover shakes fist But honestly I recall going through this magical realism stage and added practically every book tagged as such This is one of them I m thinking that if the author isn t Sarah Addison Allen then I apparently don t care much for magical realism It should be said that according to the Reading Group Discussion uestions yeah I read them in hopes that it would clarify some things I was wrong this is considered along the lines of mythical realism as it incorporates Inuit mythology While I could say that the incorporation of mythological elements may give it a smidgen of credibility in comparison to strange magical stuff happening for no apparent reason it was a poorly managed addition to the story The story is centered around this small town in the Canadian wilderness which came into existence only after gold was discovered It s a story about survival But then out of nowhere some strange creature would pop up and it was like mental whiplash Like the mahaha actual creatures name I wasn t just laughing They tickle you until all your breath is gone Leave you dead but with a smileHoly freaky shit That s the stuff of nightmares But I was intrigued and wanted to know so I googled this scary beasty with the funny name The page I found described the mahaha in basically the exact same way the author did in the book Like it was copied And that kind of killed the cool out of it To me magical realism IS the story it s incorporated and intertwined into the very fabric of the story But all the magical elements in Touch felt like a strange and ill fitting addition that was added as an afterthought to an otherwise contemporary tale of survival The writing style itself apart from the actual story was lacking a much needed finesse The tale was not linear and bounced all over the place without any indication as to whether we were back in the present tense or still being told the story of the past The point of view was a poor choice as well The grandson is the narrator retelling his grandfather s story Why not just have the grandfather tell his own story Even though the grandfather told him his story it seemed unlikely that he would know as many details as he did There were also strange leaps to other characters and telling the story through there eyes which definitely made it implausible as his grandfather wasn t even present in those instances While the writing reflected definite potential it was too unpolished for me to enjoy I can t remember the last time if ever I finished a novel and honestly had absolutely no clue the purpose or meaning of it So much of this story was too farcical in its inconceivability for me to garner any sort of entertainment Many people have lauded this book for it s eerie haunting ualities but ultimately this left me chilled for all the wrong reasons


10 thoughts on “Touch AUTHOR Alexi Zentner

  1. says:

    A very good bookAlexi

  2. says:

    It's funny I usually start out my reviews with a short little blurb of my own just rehashing the particulars of the story With 'Tou

  3. says:

    Plucked this slim novel on a whim from the new books table at the library; knew absolutely nothing about book or author A happy happenstance it is one of the most memorable books I've read in a while Alexi Zentner eases you into the narrative enchants with superb story telling and introduces the magical elements slowly and subtly as the plot progresses A plain spoken and earnest narrator makes it easy for to su

  4. says:

    Touch by Alexi Zentner is the kind of novel I want to discuss with a friend Though I loved the lyrical style and mythical

  5. says:

    Touch is the sort of novel that Salman Rushdie might have produced if he'd been raised in the Canadian wilderness rather than India and England Alexi Zentner's descriptive writing is as evocative and passionate as Rushdie'

  6. says:

    Multi generational family drama mixed together with Inuit mythology which was fascinatingGoogle a alupalik to be slightly creeped out

  7. says:

    Excellent protrayal of what it must have been like for the first of the European immigrants to move to the further reaches of Western Canada d

  8. says:

    A book about the stories the places and the people that make us A book about love and loss and family I’m so glad I finally picked this one up

  9. says:

    Found in my mailbox on April 2412 B'day surprise from DJO Started reading this morning Got all nostalgic with memories of my father and the sight of him standing on the log booms he brought into our bay on the way to the sawmill logs that would be made into lumber for the new home he built for us when I was 6April 28 201

  10. says:

    I won this book through the Goodreads giveaway and I absolutely adored it I'm not going to lie; I consider a lot of Canadian fiction to be excessively drab and depressing seemingly for the sake of it but this was a breath of fresh air Certai