Ö The Kissing Game ↠´ Download by ¿ Aidan Chambers I racconti non sono il mio formato letterario preferito Mi ritengo infatti una lettrice dai gusti molto classici adoro i romanzi Tutto il resto testi teatrali, saggi, manuali self help, libri umoristici o di satira politica ho scoperto che non fa proprio per me Ma con i racconti devo dire che ci riprovo sempre The Kissing Game aveva delle grosse potenzialit , ma, nonostante sia stata una lettura piacevole, non riuscito a convincermi del tutto Il libro diviso in 16 racconti, di cui per solo 5 sono stati abbastanza lunghi da riuscire ad attrarre la mia attenzione e ad appassionarmi alle vicende narrate Sono storie molto valide, con uno stile di scrittura fluente ed accattivante, che riesce ad appassionare il lettore facendolo immedesimare completamente nella storia Ma il mio problema sta appunto nella lunghezza Quando una storia mi piace, vorrei che continuasse, che avesse uno svolgimento e un finale soddisfacente Per me estremamente irritante vederle terminare proprio sul pi bello, quando vorrei saperne di pi Mi da l impressione di un qualcosa di incompiuto, tagliato di netto senza una valida conclusione I racconti che mi sono piaciuti di pi sono stati Una giornata tutta per s , Il canguro , La torre , Il gioco dei baci e Il rifugio Per la sensazione stata di non essere entrata davvero nel vivo della storia, di non averla assaporata completamente come mi sarebbe piaciuto, ma di averne avuto solo un piccolo assaggio, come leggere i primi capitoli di un libro e poi scoprire che capitoli successivi non ci sono spariti nel nulla Non ne sono rimasta soddisfatta Inoltre c da dire che i racconti pi lunghi sono intervallati da alcuni mini racconti, una sorta di esperimento letterario che l autore lo spiega a fine libro si chiama Flash Fiction Una forma di letteratura contemporanea che non supera le 1000 parole Vengono definiti come lampi di luce, scintille, che permettono di osservare rapidamente un intera scena, una persona o un avvenimento E stato come assistere a una piccola scenetta a teatro, ma, per quando questa forma stilistica possa essere all avanguardia, devo ammettere che non mi ha minimamente conquistata, non mi ha lasciato nulla Per me l esperimento di queste Flash Fiction non riuscito.
L ho letto in corriera, mentre dal mio adorato Friuli andavo a Milano per andare all Expo In quattro ore si legge e avanza tempo anche per cominciare qualcos altro L Expo S , merita, mi son divertita, ho camminato tanto, ho mangiato cose buonissime e ho completato il mio passaporto con tanti, tanti timbriniIl libro No Fortuna che della biblio.
Allora Da piccolina adoravo le antologie di racconti brevi Quelle di fantasmi pubblicate dalla Junior Mondadori erano le mie preferite, ma anche la raccolta delle storie di Roald Dahl non scherzava Poi, un giorno, in treno la prima volta sugli Eurostar di Trenitalia mi misi a leggere una raccolta di Joe R Lansdale che al tempo era il mio scrittore favorito e ci rimasi malissimo Del romanziere sopraffino che conoscevo non era rimasto nulla Maneggiare con cura Antologia di racconti non mi piaciuto per nulla Avevo l impressione di non capire le storie come se mi mancassero le informazioni necessario per poterle apprezzare in pieno.
Qui, la stessa cosa Tante storie, ben sedici in meno di 200 pagine alcune brevi, altre meno brevi A distanza di un giorno, ne ho dimenticate la maggior parte Ce ne sono un paio scritte come testi teatrali, altre con protagonisti proprio antipatici, altre ancora che lasciano un po di amare in bocca Altre che sembrano piantarsi l.
Nella postfazione, l autore spiega che le flash fiction, nuovo genere letterario cui queste storie appartengono, spesso lasciano al lettore il compito di ricostruire la storia e il suo senso , proprio come fa l autore Forse questo quello che mi lascia perplessa non sono un cima per queste cose e avrei sempre paura di non seguire lo stesso filo di pensieri che ha seguito l autore al momento della composizione E poi, magari, arrivo a conclusioni opposte a quelle intese dall autore.
Cosa dire altro Le storie scritte come testi teatrali non mi sono piaciute La prima Una giornata tutta per s presenta una protagonista che mi sta decisamente antipatica, anche se la fine mi piaciuta abbastanza Il canguro mi ha fatto prudere le manine La torre, che era partita bene, si chiude all improvviso e io sono rimasta con un palmo di naso Il rifugio forse quella migliore, anche se un po mi ricorda Candy di Kevin Brooks Nota le stelline nere sono stelline piene, quelle bianche equivalgono a mezzo voto Una giornata tutta per me Alcuni dei ragionamenti che fa Ursula durante il racconto non stanno n in cielo, n in terra Per con l ingresso di Jack la storia diventa pi interessante e mi piace l idea che Ursula si proponga come view spoiler modella di nudo hide spoiler United Under The Banner Of Flash Fiction, This Is A Collection Of Stories, Or Little Cells , Complete In Themselves But Connected By The Overarching Themes Of Betrayal And Revenge All Featuring Teenagers And Often With An Unexpected Twist, These Frighteningly Realistic Stories Will Take You To The Very Edge And Beyond I don t really know what to think about this book I don t know whether to think that I completely missed the point of it, and that I ve just not picked up on a fundamental theme within the book, or whether there just is no point There were a whole bunch of short stories, flash fiction, that seemed to have nothing in common with each other, and I don t quite know what to make of them Having never read any kind of flash fiction before, I was intrigued as to what they would be like And I don t think they re for me I can t decide whether it s because the stories in The Kissing Game were either extremely weird or just uninteresting, or whether it s the format of the stories that I didn t like As you can tell, I m very indecisive about everything about this book P For example, there was one story in which a kid finds a tower, but his dad can t see it He goes to find the tower, and then the kid s parents find him, floating in the air, because he s in the tower but they can t see it It was very strange, and I didn t understand what the story was trying to tell me There were a couple of other stories like that, and then there were ones that just bored me out of my brain I can t even remember half of them, unfortunately, so I won t say any on that.
And then some of them were just a little bit depressing and strange In one of the minor spoilers ahead it ends after a girl stabs a boy while kissing him over a fence I finished that story just thinking why on earth did Chambers write it that way Have I missed something, again Eurgh, it is SO frustrating when you don t understand things Perhaps the only story I really remember very clearly is the first story, about Ursula She didn t like who everyone thought she was so she felt she had to change herself So she changes her clothes and gets a makeover, and goes out into the world It doesn t take her long to realise she doesn t like faking who she is, and it sends a much needed message to the reader to let them know that it s better to just be yourself Overall, I didn t really enjoy The Kissing Game all that much It was a bit hit and miss, if I m honest I think it d be good for people who want a book that will make them think, and people who like to analyse and find hidden meanings within the stories they read I have a feeling it d be great for an English teacher, but if you ve had enough of studying books in school like me and just want something light and readable, then this one is probably not for youThanks to Random House for sending me this in exchange for an honest review In no way has this affected my opinion of the book.
Hay historias muy buenas que tratan temas serios, historias entretenidas como una conversaci n entre amigos e historias con las que puedes pasar el tiempo sin pensar demasiado Un gran libro.
A neat little collection of short stories Though the conversation only pieces left me a little cold, the stories were enjoyable and one or two riveting.
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5 star The collection of short stories called Kissing Game by Aidan Chambers would be enjoyed by people who like romance and mystery A theme for this book is love will sometimes make you do crazy things.



I usually like short story collections books of short stories always seem to work out well for me because if you don t like one story in the book, odds are you ll still find another in the book that you enjoy However, I didn t like any of the stories in The Kissing Game There wasn t really anything unique or interesting about them, at least nothing that I noticed, and they all got to be very repetitive as they went on.
I decided to read The Kissing Game, by Aidan Chambers because the synopsis and cover looked and sounded really interesting I refer long novels rather than short stories, so the way this book was presented grabbed my attention and i felt i would enjoy this book This book is for the short stories catagory on the bingo board I find short stories quite frustrating, because as you read them, you find out a lot about a character, and build a connection with them But then the story ends rather abruptly and you are left wanting from the story, but the story will neer be continued in my opinion, i find this very frustrating The stroies though, even though were short, still were amusing and interesting, with life lessons winded in to them and a resolution was always there The book The Kissing Game fits into the category of short stories from one anthology With a selection of different stories in the book, we can see a variety of themes that all relate to each other, and we can see how they each reflect the same message I found this category interesting as it had lots of exciting adventures I like short stories because even though they are not narratives, and are finished within 20 pages, you still feel a connection with the characters and feel the need to know about what happens to them This was a fun and enjoyable bingo board category to choose from, and is good for a Sunday read.
Something i learned from this book is how being yourself, and staying true to who you are is the best thing that you can do While making friends, going for jobs, meeting new people, or being put in sticky situations, the best thing you can do is be yourself to help you get through it In one of the short stories, a girl pretended to be someone else for a day, sick of being treated as a nobody When she got into some trouble in the town, she could not think for herself and no one could help her because of how she was acting and what she had become If she had stayed her kind, smart self, she could of avoided the incident, and saved a lot of terror for herself Through this, i can see that being myself in front of other people, will benefit me, and it is the right thing to do.
A character or setting that interested me was a boy who, no matter how hard he tried, could not meet his fathers high standards of his son, and he always felt like a disappointment When an opportunity came for him to prove he was a good son, his father payed no attention and called him a liar We could read how crushed and heart broken the boy was, but we watched him not give up he had faith in himself, and that was all that mattered The situation he was faced with, he completed His father then realised what a great son he had Even though we read all of this in 20 pages, we could see just how self belief can change an entire relationship This was one of my favourite changes visible in this book.