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Kinder than SolitudeVaikuttava Tarina Menneeseen Vangituista Ihmisist Nelj Yst V Ja Murhayritys Onko Joku Kolmesta Syyllinen Yiyun Li Kietoo Koukuttavaan Murhamysteeriin Haikean, Hienosyisen Romaanin.Shaoai Kuolee Kiduttuaan Yli 20 Vuotta Vammautuneena Myrkyst Jota Sai Nuorena Tytt N Tiivis Yst V Piiri Oli Paikalla Myrkytyksen Sattuessa, Mutta Syyllinen Ei Koskaan Selvinnyt Miksi Joku Yst Vyksist Olisi Yritt Nyt Tappaa Shaoain Sittemmin Porukka On Hajonnut Kaksi On Muuttanut Amerikkaan, Yksi J Nyt Kiinaan, Mutta Kaikkia Painaa Edelleen Menneisyyden Taakka Monitahoinen Tarina Liikkuu Nyky Amerikan Ja 90 Luvun Kiinan V Lill Ja On Samalla Oivaltava Kuvaus Kiinan Globalisoitumisesta.

[Read] ➲ Kinder than Solitude By Yiyun Li –
  • Hardcover
  • 395 pages
  • Kinder than Solitude
  • Yiyun Li
  • Finnish
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9789513181475

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  1. says:

    Coping mechanisms For how long can one cling on to them with a quiet desperation Long after grief subsided, long after the ache dealt by the blow of tragedy dulled, Ruyu, Moran and Boyang continued to let their lives revolve around their coping mechanisms In place of a youthful lust for life and unbounded optimism they made a gaping emptiness their constant companion, drew strength from their blunt indifference to the world at large, never caring for the interminable flow of time and living from one moment to the next one No expectations from those who touched their lives fleetingly Relationships established and subsequently shed like second skins just as easily An impenetrable fog of nothingness separated these three individuals from the world around them Deeply afraid of tenuous attachment, they chose the secure comfort of solitude.Orphaned in infancy, Ruyu had her perception of morality blurred by the blind religious fervor with which her grandaunts tried to indoctrinate her and later by Shaoai s everyday small cruelties Disillusioned with life at a tender age, she could only snub gentle Moran s offer of friendshi...

  2. says:

    Library Overdrive ebook I went in blind I had no expectation Great surprise discovery This is the first book I ve read by Yiyun Li I m completely stoked Her writing intrigued me On almost every page there were excerpts I wanted to highlight Eventually I made myself stop analyzing every sentence stopped the highlighting and just snuggled under my comforter and read for the PURISTS PLEASURE I d gladly read this book again hell I just want soup bowls that Yiyun Li is dishing out Yiyun Li is my NEW FAVORITE DISCOVERY this year MORE PLEASE Where to begin This novel feels like many genres Fusion dishes of suspense murder mystery light or perhaps simply murder mystery irrelevant note the mystery will be clear in the end but the bigger mystery to me was why friends had such a hard time closely connecting rather they lived very solitary lives Continuing on as what to expect in this book Beijing American culture in the year 1990 historical fiction literary psychological thriller fiction coming of age part fairy tale immigrant orphan story and a family community saga over a twenty year span The characters are a variety pack special The multi layered package include troubled, idealistic, pessimistic, ar...

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    Perhaps there is a line in everyone s life that, once crossed, imparts a certain truth that one has not been able to see before, transforming solitude from a choice into the only possible line of existence For four friends, that line was crossed during their late teenage years, when one of them was poisoned, perhaps deliberately, perhaps accidentally, lingering in a physical limbo state until she finally dies years later The young man, Boyang, remains in China the two young women, Ruyu and Moran, move to the United States Each ends up living in what the author describes as a life long quarantine against love and life Kinder than Solitude is not primarily a mystery of a poisoned woman nor is it an immigrant experience book, although it is being hailed as both Rather, it s a deep and insightful exploration about the human condition how one s past can affect one s future, how innocence can be easily lost, and how challenging it is to get in touch with let alone salvage one s better self To have an identity to be known required one to possess an ego, yet so much , too a collection of people, a traceable track lining one place to another all these had to be added to that ego or one to have any kind of identity, Yiyun Li writes In the case of Moran, who married and divorced an older man she still cares for,what she called her life was only a way of not living, and by doing that, she had taken, her...

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    Loyalty to the past is a foundation of life one does not by happenstance or by will end up living. To be so consumed with one s choices, so consumed that every present choice is a consequence of the past to be enveloped by guilt so vexatious that it gnaws your waking thoughts to want to love and be loved so badly that you stop desiring love.To live by this code People don t vanish from one s life, they come back in disguise To live this thought daily, view everyone through lens of skepticism, to know, without a doubt, that happiness is a misnomer It s hard to read this book and not drown in the hopelessness of its characters, not be affected by the loss of some redeeming quality When people talk about starting over, it is only wishful thinking what came before, what happened yesterday, did not come or happen in vain Here, no one starts over, everyone lives in the past Present lives muddled by past choices a disabled friend who is to blame Fleeing to America doesn t help because Ruyu and Moran only live lies, struggling to build healthy relationships, always reminded of that past act In Beijing, Boyang, the man loved by both women, will stick around to take care of what he deems his fault What happened This subtle mystery abounds and unfolds through present and past narratives written with clean, intentional prose But as you read further, you sense that there is nothing mysterious about what happened because the mystery is predictable.When love over...

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    It took me over a week to read the first 90 pages of this book I plugged along because I didn t have a good reason to quit.except that I was not enjoying it When I recognize the quality of an author s prose, I feel compelled to keep trying even if the book is difficult for me to read I don t mean difficult in the sense that I can t understand the writing, but diff...

  6. says:

    Forse uno stellinaggio di mezzo non gli rende completamente giustizia, per difetti ne ha Di ritmo soprattutto pi che divagare a tratti si impaluda nel niente E poi certe pose da teatro di serie B fatte assumere ai personaggi, certi moduli espressivi un po sciatti frasi fatte, aggettivi scontati , alcuni spunti di riflessione e di atmosfera, anche promettenti, accennati e poi lasciati l Detto questo bisogna anche dire che la storia bella, incuriosisce, tiene legati La caratterizzazione dei personaggi riuscita La struttura a incastri del racconto funziona Le ambizioni tematiche ...

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    Solitude is not kind in the world of this novel But there is little that is kind, so solitude becomes a refuge and false haven.This is a powerful and intensely meditative novel Children on the treacherous shoals of their teenage years sense the dangers, but don t really understand the nature of them, and can be helpless to avoid them, especially if they already feel isolated They say false things, or do seemingly malicious deeds, without fully appreciating the consequences which may then go on to haunt them Li writes exquisite prose this alone is worth the read These are intensely wrought sentences of astute insights, illustrating rich complexities of thought A born murderess, she had mastered the skill of snuffing out each moment before releasing it to join the other passed moments Nothing connects one self to another time effaced does not become memory his voice had left a crack through which loneliness flooded into her room If she had ever felt anything close to passion, it was a passion of the obliterating kind any connection made by another human being, by accident or by intention, had to be erased the void she maintained around herself was her only meaningful possession The book is littered with aphorisms and observations about the human condition one s preparation for departure should begin long before arrival Do not expose your soul uninvited Nothing destroys a livable l...

  8. says:

    Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li is the enthralling story of three friends who s lives are forever bound by the history they have tried to run from since youth The news of the death of Shaoai, which is possibly caused by one of the three, jump starts the novel After than 20 years in a coma, the one tie holding these three together, is finally severed The premise of a mystery is what attracted my attention to this novel initially, by Li s writing kept me engrossed and in need of savoring every word written Each character in their own way, has chosen a life of solitude as opposed to a true existence filled with love, laughter, and humanity Boyang, has risen from meager beginnings to become a man who is wealthy than ever imagined Moran, once a courteous teen, morphs into a chemist who finds solace in her small apartment and the occasional visits with her dying ex husband Finally, the most interesting yet mysterious of the three, Ruyu, lives as the odd job queen Kinder Than Solitude is than just a mystery of whodunnit but rather a delving into what it means to be human to seek lasting connections and have a meaningful life full of people who matter Instead, these characters have chos...

  9. says:

    Set partly in China shortly after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, partly in Beijing and America around twenty years later, Kinder than Solitude tells the story of three friends and their slow withdrawal into a self imposed emotional isolation after their lives are irreversibly altered by an event, that may or may not have been an attempted murder.The catalyst of the story is Ruyu Orphaned as a child and raised by two deeply religious great aunts , she is sent to Beijing to live with relatives where she meets Boyang and Moran The two of them being very close friends that grew up together befriend her, despite Ruyu offering very little amiable surface as she stays very contained, drawn back, almost unaffected by human emotion.The only person to really be able to make Ruyu s surface ripple is Shaoai, the daughter of Ruyu s relatives, a rebel whose involvement in political protest will ruin her future It is her death the book begins with.The beauty of this dark ...

  10. says:

    Let me start with the good Thanks to Goodreads for sending me this book in a giveaway It s fun to be a winner I had never heard of Yiyun Li She has written a couple of other books and seems like she has a following of people that enjoy her novels She has a real easy writing style that flows along as you read it Just as a writer, I would say she has talent.The problem is what the book jacket led me to believe is the story A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel is how the boo...

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