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  1. says:

    Whelp here is one of 3 magicalfantasyrealism circus type books I've read in the past 3 months completely accidentally coincidentally I didn't know this genre was so strongI picked up this book in Edinburgh while on vacation because the cover is lovely In England Here in the US it's kind of poopy and looks like a tampon commercial But the book is very nice and fairy tale ish kind of Water for Chocolate meets a seafaring fantasy wor

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    This is a truly beautiful and magical novelA flooded world where few islands remain and those who inhabit the land are landlockers Everyone else lives on boats and are known as damplingsNorth is a dampling she works as the bear girl on a circus boat known as The Excalibur The circus folk are the only family she has ever known and she would

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    Kirsty Logan has such a lovely way with words Take this description of an apple The apple was a perfect sphere green speckled with red shiny as a bird’s eye Avalon pulled a silver knife from her dress pocket and cut the apple’s softening flesh into uarters exposing the pips tenderly Its scent exploded in the air sweetly souring

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    Oh not sure where to begin with this one – you know sometimes you read a book that just touches your heart fo

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    It was not okay; it gets two stars because it was readable in a messy soap opera kind of way Okay full review I don't think I've ever read suc

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    If you liked The Night Circus or Station Eleven then you’ll probably like this I thought that it was better than both of those novels It’s beautifully written and has the most eeirly evocative landscape where the earth has been flooded and all that’s left are a few islands You’ve got people who live on

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    35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum went into The Gracekeepers very carefully From what I’d heard it sounded a lot like the kind of literary magical realism which would reuire an active engagement of the reader’s imagination in order to fill

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    This book transports you to another world where everything is upside down Here you live on water or on small islands Those who live on water would never want to live on land and vice versa The circus that we follow

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    As I said when I first sampled The Gracekeepers last September I feared at first that it wasn't for me that the fantastical premise was too whimsical for my tastes and that it was in danger of being too twee However the firs

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    “We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding” Rudyard KiplingKirsty Logan a British author pens her new novel The Gracekeepers which is about two individuals living on the realm by the edge of the sea with a hope that someday they would be able to put their feet on the mainland Synopsis As a Gracekeeper Callanish administers shoreside burials sending the dead to their final resting place deep in the dep

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For readers of The Night Circus and Station Eleven a lyrical and absorbing debut set in a world covered by waterAs a Gracekeeper Callanish administers shoreside burials laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean Alone on her island she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a long ago mistake that still haunts her Meanwhi. Whelp here is one of 3 magicalfantasyrealism circus type books I ve read in the past 3 months completely accidentally coincidentally I didn t know this genre was so strongI picked up this book in Edinburgh while on vacation because the cover is lovely In England Here in the US it s kind of poopy and looks like a tampon commercial But the book is very nice and fairy tale ish kind of Water for Chocolate meets a seafaring fantasy world There are a few women characters who are really great Just the names of characters alone Avalon and Callenish are yummy enough to make the book worth reading There s a sort of fatalistic Celtic air about the whole thing I enjoyedIf you want to read a very nice book about sea circus gypsies that is kind of depressing and uplifting and really uite artistic all at the same time this is a good pick The Night Circus fans would like this review coming for that too

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Offshore brings change to both their lives offering them a new understanding of the world they live in and the conseuences of the past while restoring hope in an unexpected future Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales The Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably changed world one that harbors the same isolation and sadness but also joys and marvels of our own ag. This book transports you to another world where everything is upside down Here you live on water or on small islands Those who live on water would never want to live on land and vice versa The circus that we follow is based on water and it floats around to the islands in order to give performances Further we follow the story of an islander who works as a Rester Everything is magical in this story and it appeals very much to your imagination I liked this world building because it allowed me to escape completely from my own world and be submerged by this alternative I liked this world of floating and I liked how Kirsty Logan described it in an understandable however open manner that pushed you to imagine everything in your own head That being said I felt like this book lacked a plot Most of it is basically a description of this world as well as of the characters we meet but it s not until halfway through the book that the actual plot starts and that plot turned out to be uite weak in my opinion While I did admire the world building I couldn t help but be bored with the heavy descriptions on the surroundings and the characters thoughts and I ended up not really caring about them I recently read a short story by Kirsty Logan The Rental Heart which I was very impressed with This one has a lot of symbolism in it and while reading The Gracekeepers I tried to look for symbols maybe I just wasn t getting the bigger picture However now after having finished the book I still haven t managed to figure out the bigger meaning of this The world was amazing but the story in itself was uninteresting and that s the reason for my rating I know of a lot of people who absolutely adore this story but I personally just thought it was okay magical but okay

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Le North works as a circus performer with the Excalibur a floating troupe of acrobats clowns dancers and trainers who sail from one archipelago to the next entertaining in exchange for sustenance In a world divided between those inhabiting the mainland landlockers and those who float on the sea damplings loneliness has become a way of life for North and Callanish until a sudden storm. It was not okay it gets two stars because it was readable in a messy soap opera kind of way Okay full review I don t think I ve ever read such a mess of a story And I ve read some convoluted messesSo why does the Gracekeepers gets the first place in Most Convoluted Story awardWell imagine a vaguely distopyan setting in which the Planet has suffered the full conseuences of global warming The level of water has risen leaving most of Earth well I m guessing here maybe it s some alien planet instead fully submergedThe world is divided between landlockers people who own land and damplings people who live on the sea and this is where the concept starts falling apart due to its simplicityWe are told that food is scarce okay that makes sense since there s less arable land available but then we read that the people who live on land don t want anything to do with fish You re hungry there s food available but hey I am going to be picky about it because water is dirty and people who live in the water are dirty This is the explanation that is given Less due to pollution and due to superstitionsRegarding Water the oceans have risen so what has happened to potable water sourcesBecause logically in this setting that would mean almost no potable water Strangely that is never mentionedOf course when you think that about half is it half What is the percentage We are never told of the population that lives on boats one has to wonder about the uality of the thingI have to mention that the boat Excalibur with the exception of soldier ships never ever crosses path with other ships No boat s jammings ever AmazingSegregationIf you don t hold land you re seen as less That is what North is She is a dampling and she lives and works on an circusEnters the Night Circus environmentnot This doesn t have anything to do with that book Most especially it doesn t have anything to do with the images that Erin Morgenstern createdLGBT romanceWell in fact there isn t an actual romance between our Gracekeeper and North the girl that lives in the circus More like they re instantly smitten when they do met there s hand holding and secrets sharing because otherwise it would just take too bloody long but they ll eventually meet again in the end of the book because in the meantime we ll have to be bored out of our minds by pov s of almost every single character in the bookBut what is a Gracekeeper you askWell a grace keeper is someone who takes care of the gracesAnd here graces are birdsBasically the girl woman we have no idea of her age or for how long she has been a Gracekeeper kills a lot of birds when she places then in cages like tombstones to mark where has placed some dead person to rest And now as I think about it I am left wondering how the cages are kept above water Are there poles Do they have little inflatable vestsTechnicalities they are a bitchBecause you know reusable cages and all that so the birds die of the elements and starvation Oh and there was this little bit of information as if the birds were engineered to last a certain amount of time the time period for mourning of that person but later on there s nothing else to clarify what type of society these people live inStone age meets X manAs for our Grace Keeper Callanish there s another one but he s a drunk and he only appears for a few pages so who cares about the guy well when the story starts I was left with the impression that she had committed some crime and that was her punishment being a Mortician for dampling people But later on we are told that she choose that life So I guess anyone can volunteernot Katniss Katniss would never be such an idiotTalking about Morticians and other technicalitiesI guess Callanish has a lot of strength to dump a lot of dead bodies in the ocean right Oh and then there s the fact that THAT is done in the most shallow part of the ocean because IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO FG LOGICCharactersWell there s Callanish the gracekeeper with the mysterious pastNorth a girl who lives on the circus Excalibur with her bear with whom she performs The bear doesn t have a name He s her best friend but apparently it never crossed North s mind to give him a name Here I was left thinking about Lyra from Pullman s trilogy and the relationship she had with her soul animalThere s the ringmaster aka Arthur the owner of the circus who is married to Avalon a crazy bitch determined to incarnate all the crazy bitches from the Arthurian Legends his second wife and there s also a son Yeah I don t care about his name from a previous relationship The son who is a boring as soaked bread has a bit of Mordred in him so you know what this meansAs for the other characters like the clowns they are mostly used by the author to briefly approach the issue of gender bending And I say briefly because the way it was dealt poorly reminded me those last episodes of Sailor Moon when some characters appear leaving us wondering if they were guys or womenWhat elseOh there s women being impregnated by something with scales but that s okay because we should see that as a form of integration How to live both on land and on the seaWell that s easy just go lie by some shore and some dudescaly thing will appear and you ll be ecstatic See Who cares about consentOf course there s still some bit of xenophoby lying around so lets say that babies born with ebbed toes and hands are usually killed on sightAs for the plotWell as you can see there isn t one People meet and then we get their pov s about relationships or other stuffThe part that takes place in the circus setting feels like a never ending soap operaAvalon hates North because she s a jealous nuts and that s itThen there s crazy religious people Both on land as on the sea because EUALITYSex traded as a bargain coin Because why notAnd people having their life dream destroyed because he wouldn t be Arthur if that didn t happen in the endOh and they view spoilerkill the bear in the end hide spoiler