(The Water Cure) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Sophie Mackintosh

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  • 13 May 2019
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Sophie Mackintosh á 3 free download read & download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB á Sophie Mackintosh read The Water Cure A gripping sinister fable Margaret Atwood via Twitter ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR NPR GLAMOUR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING LIT HUB THRILLISTKing has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters Grace Lia and Sky Here on his island women are protected from the chaos and viol. This bookIt is so very difficult to describe this book which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague This is the story of three sisters growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not uite right but many things remain vague for the whole book It is never clear whether the stories their parents tell them of the rest of the world are true or not I personally adored this vagueness and the hypnotic and introspective way this story unfoldsSophie Mackintosh s prose is lush and evocative her sentences are breathtakingly beautiful and she spins her metaphors in such a brilliant way Imagery of water is threaded through the whole book changing meaning and implication depending on the narrator and the context I adored thatThe author plays with voices and perspectives in a way that I obviously loved I am a big fan of stories told at least in parts in a we perspective and Mackintosh wields that difficult voice expertly She switches perspectives in just the right moments and allows her narrators to be unreliable without loosing authenticityAt the heart this is a story about sisters nobody is surprised that I love that and their disfunctional relationship The way in which flashbacks into their childhoods were integrated is brilliant and effortless and left me always wanting while being able to fill in some blanks myself I love it when authors trust me enough to do just that I found the parts that examined their love and the way their parents broke them to be by far the strongest whereas the storyline with the men washed ashore did not always work for meI thought that the pacing in the middle dragged a little but the beginning and the ending were pitch perfect I cannot wait to see what Sophie Mackintosh does next because I will definitely reading itFirst sentence First we have a father but our father dies without us noticing I received an arc of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Hamish Hamilton in exchange for an honest review Niko Love Me Harder #2 reasons why the blurb is so vague This is the story of three sisters growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not uite The Soul Thief right but many things Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1; MyLab IT with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 remain vague for the whole book It is never clear whether the stories their parents tell them of the Morning in America How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America rest of the world are true or not I personally adored this vagueness and the hypnotic and introspective way this story unfoldsSophie Mackintosh s prose is lush and evocative her sentences are breathtakingly beautiful and she spins her metaphors in such a brilliant way Imagery of water is threaded through the whole book changing meaning and implication depending on the narrator and the context I adored thatThe author plays with voices and perspectives in a way that I obviously loved I am a big fan of stories told at least in parts in a we perspective and Mackintosh wields that difficult voice expertly She switches perspectives in just the POV right moments and allows her narrators to be unreliable without loosing authenticityAt the heart this is a story about sisters nobody is surprised that I love that and their disfunctional Liar Liar relationship The way in which flashbacks into their childhoods were integrated is brilliant and effortless and left me always wanting while being able to fill in some blanks myself I love it when authors trust me enough to do just that I found the parts that examined their love and the way their parents broke them to be by far the strongest whereas the storyline with the men washed ashore did not always work for meI thought that the pacing in the middle dragged a little but the beginning and the ending were pitch perfect I cannot wait to see what Sophie Mackintosh does next because I will definitely A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners reading itFirst sentence First we have a father but our father dies without us noticing I Essays one received an arc of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Hamish Hamilton in exchange for an honest #chill review

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Sophie Mackintosh á 3 free download read & download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB á Sophie Mackintosh read The Water Cure Gical cat and mouse game plays out Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers representA haunting riveting debut The Water Cure is a fiercely poetic feminist revenge fantasy that's a startling reflection of our time. In this debut novel three daughters live in seclusion from the world because their parents have told them that men are evil and somehow also literally toxicThe dystopian premise is just a pretext for their isolation because what The Water Cure is really concerned with is the psychological effects of isolation and abuse and the complicated relationship between the sisters who have had to endure it Forced by their parents to play cruel mind games and withhold love from one another their notions of love are screwed up to say the least Lia s ideas about love are tested when some strange men arrive while Grace who is pregnant at the start of the book has already had a defining experience of her own This theme of misdirected love wasn t explored in sufficient depth though I found myself thinking of The Water Cure as a sort of gothic romance updated to a millennial colour palette The tropes are there enforced isolation abusive spouseparent repressed female sexuality an unseen menace and tragic conseuences There s even a large but mostly empty building in this case it s a disused hotel rather than a castle or mansion This particular gothic formula has been updated before in Rebecca Wide Sargasso Sea even Flowers in the Attic It used to be that the women confined in these stories were mostly the wives nowadays it seems they are usually the daughters Make of that what you will I guessThe girls are pale underfed bruised always with dark circles under the eyes a depiction that disappointingly glamourises them especially considering that one of them self harms The men are neither sufficiently menacing as threats nor believable as real people leaving them to exist only as plot devicesAs one of the visitors James attempts to convince Grace that she s been brainwashed he is unable to deny that men can be malevolent The world is not what you have been told he says after the second glass He is reckless now as if the water has triggered something in him strengthened his resolve somehow He speaks as if from a long way away I mean the world is very terrible but you have been told a number of things that are untrue But you can t deny that men are killing women I say Well no I can t But it s not like you think It s a neat inversion of the Not All Men argument which leaves us no closer to determining whether this is a futuristic invented world or the same one as our own This is probably the closest that the book gets to a feminist comment if an obliue oneThe third sister Sky is very much in the background This is kind of baffling until a blink and you ll miss it twist towards the end view spoilerreveals that she is not a young child as we are led to believe but 18 years old Grace is 30 and Lia 28 much older than the petulant teen she appears to be hide spoiler Niko Love Me Harder #2 rivalries flare as the sisters are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers The Soul Thief representA haunting Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1; MyLab IT with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 riveting debut The Water Cure is a fiercely poetic feminist Morning in America How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America revenge fantasy that's a startling POV reflection of our time. 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Sophie Mackintosh á 3 free download read & download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB á Sophie Mackintosh read The Water Cure Ence of men on the mainland The cult like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading worldBut when King disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore the sisters' safe world begins to unravel Over the span of one blistering hot week a psycholo. I m a bit tired of publicists andor reviewers telling me that a certain book is the 21st century s version of The Handmaid s Tale and also of the fact that feminist dystopian novels are so hip and hyped at the moment I read uite a few of them some good like Red Clocks by Leni Zumas The Power by Naomi Alderman and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood but often not like by Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich The End We Start From by Megan Hunter Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley The Last One by Alexandra Oliva and Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed And you cant help but wonder whether publishers just didn t want to miss the hype But I had uite high hopes for this one mainly because of some very favorable reviews by people I admire But sadly the book was uite a disappointmentFirst of all the premise family life on a remote island far away from the polluted and dangerous mainland and only the Father travels to the mainland from time to time for supplies was in many respects a rehash of the premise in Gather the Daughters which came out in July 2017 So not very inventive And it didn t help that I thought Gather the Daughters was uite bad The main weak point for me was the story which was too predictable to be interesting especially after the arrival of the two men but also the part in which the truth about Father and Mother is revealed almost every plot development or twist you could see coming from a mile away which at least for me doesnt make for an engaging read And although I liked that Mackintosh left things unexplained there were uite some parts that didnt make sense to me at all especially the rationale behind the various exercises and treatments And what was the deal with the salt Mackintosh tried to raise interesting points about family dynamics and gender but in the end the execution didn t convince me15