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[PDF] ✈ Bodily Harm ⚣ Margaret Atwood – Pv1.info Likes Like all of Margaret Atwood s books, this one is brilliantly written One of the things I admire about Atwood is that she seems to have a deep understanding of unlikeable people Her characters aren t heroes The main character in Bodily Harm, Rennie, is infuriating I wanted to step through the pages and say Girl, no Just stop She makes a series of bad choices that end with her being locked in a foreign prison.Rennie is a slow motion train wreck Sometimes it s hard to look away Rennie recently survived cancer, a burglary, and a cheating boyfriend To get away from it all, she visits a Caribbean island to write a fluffy travel story for a magazine As she befriends the locals, the island paradise spirals out of control Rennie isn t very smart She s oblivious to the fact that the locals are drawing her into their violent political revolution The reader can t do anything but sit back and watch Rennie sink deeper into political quicksand You know this won t end well for her the beige should not wear beige Bodily HarmDislikes This isn t my favorite Atwood book She has grown a lot as a writer since Bodily Harm was published This is one of her early novels, and it shows Rennie isn t always compelling to read about She s very passive and has no sense of self preservation She allows bad things to happen to her I found my attention wandering while I was reading because she wasn t doi Margaret Atwood has been my most favorite writer since I was sixteen There s maybe ten authors in second place, many of whom especially Cort zar regularly rear their heads in my imagination to try to supplant Atwood s place for first, but every time I go back to Margaret, I seriously fall in love again More than anything, I love the way that her language shifts my actual thought patterns, or at least my constantly streaming internal monologue, until it sounds like she s the one inside my head, narrating me Is that crazy Maybe I m crazy But reading even a page of Atwood s prose makes my thoughts elegant, intense, literary for days at a time Anyway, Bodily Harm is great, of course It covers most of her preferred themes proto and post feminism, strong and complex female and male characters, lush settings, everything described with an accompanying and often multi layered smell, sexy sex anticipated and actual , complicated Rennie Wilford Is A Freelance Journalist Who Takes An Assignment In The Caribbean In The Hopes Of Recuperating From Her Recently Shattered Life On The Tiny Island Of St Antoine, She Tumbles Into A Corrupt World Where No One Is What They Seem, Where Her Rules For Survival No Longer Apply This Is A Thoroughly Gripping Novel Of Intrigue And Betrayal, Which Explores Human Defensiveness, The Lust For Power Both Sexual And Political, And The Need For A Compassion That Goes Beyond What We Ordinarily Mean By Love The Enigma Unfolds As It Would For Any Innocent Bystander Swept Up By Events, Bringing Along The Scruples, And The Fears, Of The Past From The Hardcover Edition. almost nobody here is who they say they are at first They aren t even who somebody else thinks they are In this place you get at least three versions of everything, and if you re lucky one of them is true That s if you re luckyBodily Harm tells the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist specializing in fashion and lifestyle pieces who accepts a fun in the sun type assignment on the Caribbean island of St Antoine Having struggled in recent months to cope through a difficult spell, including a life shattering experience that is still at the forefront of her mind, she hopes a working holiday will allow her to make a break from her past and recuperate in a peaceful and stress free environment.It unfortunately takes little time for the naive Rennie to find herself embroiled in a deadly world of corruption, treachery and brutality where nobody is who they claim to be From the fishy politician Dr Minnow who tells her blood is news , to the over friendly Laura, and the burnt out Yankee Paul, whom she suspects of smuggling dope, everyone she meets appears to be implicated in something unsavoury, and they all have an opinion about her real reasons for being there St Antoine, it seems, is abode of the damned than tropical paradise.As we have come to expect, Atwood writes with wit, irony and intelligence Rennie s story is delivered in fr Perhaps the most notable element in this book for me, though it may be strange to admit, is the use of different tenses It s written mostly in the present tense and then switches to the past tense when the main character, Rennie, thinks back, and then to the past perfect tense when there s a flashback within the past sections Perhaps I merely liked it because I felt justified over the times I ve written that way and editors have told me it was confusing Not that I consider myself a writer anywhere near Atwood s ability, so I also like that I can learn from her But the reason I like it the most is because when the future tense is employed for the first time, nine pages from the end, it s a stylistic choice that serves the story well.While reading, I was first reminded of Valerie Martin s Italian Fever and then, as one of the blurbs on the back says, Graham Greene there is certainly humor, through irony and satire, in all these authors works, not to mention their stories of an innocent in a foreign country, with their themes of both cultural and sexual politics Then near the end I was reminded of Northanger Abbey Though Rennie is not nearly as innocent as Catherine Morland, this is said of her as she s r This falls into the What in the heck did I just read category So no stars I enjoyed the writing of this book but it turned me sideways. Trochu osobnej dr my, trochu l sky, trochu trag die, trochu trilleru, trochu ak nosti, ale pokope to nedr , netu m, o je vlastne stredn mot v e mala by astn , e pre ila rakovinu e si vyberala zvl tnych mu ov Zauj mav , e je tu mot v ostrova, spom nan Atwoods writing style is really the only thing that made this book half decent The plot line was dull and I never felt any kind of connection to any of the characters I guess I was so uninterested that by the end of the book, I was only half paying attention prior to the climax so I ended up being confused, but not really caring to go back and short out the mess so I just went with the flow I wa The first Margaret Atwood book I ve ever read and really not liked She has definitely grown as an author her imagination, the scope of her stories, and her character development have grown exponentially Anther stinker, I m afraid This book is about a Canadian freelance writer who goes to the Caribbean to do a fluff travel piece after dealing with a partial mastectomy and a break up with her boyfriend She gets mixed up with local politics and things go from bad to worse as the country slips in

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