Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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Part One and Part Two. Best part of story, including ending: She lives in Sweden. I felt like this book was only three-quarters finished, like there should’ve been a part 3. Stella, a horticulturist, lives in the countryside with Gabriel, a charismatic older man who is a writer. No politics, at least overtly, either. I enjoyed this psychological novella about how secrets, obsessions and guilt can bind people together.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Drowned Therese Bohman’s Drowned begins like a lazy summer day, but soon the air grows stagnant, unmoved with a hint bohmsn a storm on the horizon with two sisters and a physically abusive spouse.

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May 30, Merredith rated it liked it. Books full of atmosphere tend to bomhan me. Good writing, good setting, disturbing plot, and creepy characters. Marina returns to her sister’s house after a few months after her sister’s drowning to pack up and organize her things? It is the story of two sisters. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Surprised it made Oprah’s list of “must read” books.


Leave a comment or reply – I’d love to hear your thoughts Cancel reply Enter your comment here It’s a so-so – props for a fairly original tale, and its a quick read. When she returns in the fall things have changed drastically and she finds that all is not as it seems and secrets can bind forever. Yes, the cover really captures the heady atmosphere in the summer section of this book. Yet these are easy to dismiss and the woman in this story does so, almost as it probably is in real like when one is trying to justify staying in an abusive relationship.

The differences between the two sisters are evident from the opening pages of this novella.

Zero K by Don DeLillo A blue mannequin staring you full in the face from out behind the title and author printed in t I move a step closer and run my thumb gently over the mark on his forehead. She has only half-formed dreams of becoming a writer, and her early fantasies about Carl are pathetic in their yearnings.

I found it simplistic in its’ writing and was scratching my head at the end bobman it. On the surface, Gabriel seems kind and attentive, but Marina senses a deeper friction—hints of physical abuse, for example, and anger out of proportion to drownrd events that gave rise to it.

A simply written, bihman chilling novel, Drowned left me wanting more. Ice-cold fear on every page? Under the Feet of Jesus. I chose this book to read first after a dry patch of only reading novels for year 12 and textbooks throughout the year, in doing so I expected more; I wanted it to spark inspiration in me again. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. On a side note, I love the picture of Therese Bohman on the flap.


Drowned by Therese Bohman (tr. by Marlaine Delargy)

At just under pages, focused on three characters and with, in essence, unity of place, it has the claustrophobic feel of a chamber play. Videos About This Book. The bright side is that because it is super short, its quick to read which is the only redeeming quality of this book.

Jun 08, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: Drowned is a little different to the types of books I typically choose, but a reading friend recommended it and I was keen to give it a shot.

I was expecting more but it didn’t deliver more for me. Both of them seem to relish this; there is strong sexual chemistry at work, and when Gabriel kisses her, it is a moment both she — and we, the readers — have long anticipated. Not an exciting read at all! Marina arrives for her summer visit and she and Gabriel are left alone, apparently for far too long.

Click here to see the rest of this review. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Only the parsley is still green, glowing amid all the brown and gray, tiny drops of water have collected in its curly leaves.