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[Epub] ➟ Ör ➠ Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir – Kdglass.co.uk A funny wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart and how he learns to put it back together JÓNAS FEELS LIKE HIS LIFE IS OVER His wife has left him his mother is sli[Epub] Ör Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Kdglass.co.uk A funny wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart and how he learns to put it back together JÓNAS FEELS LIKE HIS LIFE IS OVER His wife has left him his mother is sli A funny wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart and how he learns to put it back toge.

Ther JÓNAS FEELS LIKE HIS LIFE IS OVER His wife has left him his mother is slipping deeper into dementia and his daughter is no longer who he thought So he comes up with a foolproof plan to buy a one way ticket to a chaotic war ravaged country and put an end to it allBut on arriving at Hotel Silence he finds his plans – and his anonymity – begin to dissolve under the foreign sun Now there.

Ör KindleTher JÓNAS FEELS LIKE HIS LIFE IS OVER His wife has left him his mother is slipping deeper into dementia and his daughter is no longer who he thought So he comes up with a foolproof plan to buy a one way ticket to a chaotic war ravaged country and put an end to it allBut on arriving at Hotel Silence he finds his plans – and his anonymity – begin to dissolve under the foreign sun Now there.

Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir was born in Iceland in studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art at the University of Iceland Her earlier novel The Greenhouse won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award She currently lives and works in Reykjavik.

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  • Adina

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleAt first I had a feeling of dread to start Hotel Silence It was coming in line right after I finished My Struggle vol 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard and The Only Story by Julian Barnes While I loved both books I wasn’t in the mood for another story about a whining Nordic man As I keep my ARC deadlines I had to push through Well my reluctance was ill founded because I was impressed by the Icelandic writer and her little novel about loss and revival Jónas is left by his wife and is told a secret that shatters his will to live Broken and empty inside he decides he doesn’t want to carry on and struggles to find the best way to go His main concern is to upset his daughter as little as possible You see Jónas was always a person who though about other’s feelings than his own Except for now He decides to book a trip to a hotel in the middle of a country ravaged by war but who recently found peace Hotel Silence has seen better days It is run by two


  • Amalia Gavea

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör Kindle ‘’Will the world miss me No Will the world be any poorer without me No Will the world survive without me Yes Is the world a better place now than when I came into it No What have I done to improve it Nothing’’ When we need to place a name next to the word ‘’pessimism’’ Jonas’ will be ideal Our main protagonist stands on a crossroads the most crucial in his life His marriage is broken shadows are cast over the paternity of his beloved daughter and he feels there is no purpose left in his course on this planet So he decides to put an end Permanently To kill himself Observing the people who marked his life for what he intends to be the last time he decides to travel abroad to lessen the pain for his childThe story is set in Iceland a place of immense wild beauty a land of darkness and mystery Jonas’ mood matches the melancholic nature A nature that hides flames inside a country of volcanoes of fire and ice And Jonas is


  • Jim Fonseca

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleWe know from the blurbs that this is a novel about a man contemplating suicide He’s almost fifty divorced lonely and has no purpose in life He hasn’t been with a woman for the eight years since his marriage ended He has a daughter that he sees on and off


  • Tras

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleIt is a truth universally acknowledged that a single probably divorced man or woman in possession of 50 years or so of existence on this planet must be in want of an existential crisis is this also true for women I honestly don't know Feel free to 'enlighten' me Anyway I'm not Icelandic nor have I ever stepped foot on Iceland's shores But I think I would like it there if this book is anything to go by I'm a fairly solitary individual in the main and I adore wide expanses of very little I'm okay with peace and uiet and trees and hills and calm I loved the sp


  • Sue

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleThis uiet somewhat understated novel really was much than I expected from its description From Jonas' abject resignation to unhappiness with all aspects of his life except for his daughter to his search through his diaries for answers in the past to the plan to die but how and where This man lives in his headAnd we live there with him The book is sprinkled with thoughtful poetic uotes from a number of authors who are listed at the end Another thing sprinkled through the story are moments of subdued humor This is a uiet yet powerful portrait of a man who feels his life has no meaning Desperate seems too active a word to describe Jonas our 49 year old protagonist who finds life empty except for his daughter Waterlily And thoughts of her open another heartbreak Where does a man wanting no future go Jonas opts for the Balkans then emerging from the horrors of war into a hopeful cease fire Here is the world of life and death c


  • Paltia

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleRepair restoration rejuvenation and redemption Jonas is a man in pain Feeling useless he decides to end his life In order to spare his daughter the pain of finding his body he selects a war torn place to carry out his plan What he finds and those he meets at the Hotel Silence just might rearrange his life Told in spare but beautiful words this short novel is achingly profound Ms Olafsdottir reminds us that all suffering is uniue and therefore can’t be compared She provides a voice for each of her characters “none of them without meaning”


  • Richard

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleI wanted to read Hotel Silence before this year’s Hay Literature Festival where the Icelandic novelist Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir will be discussing her bookHotel Silence is a sad funny and uietly powerful novel concerning Jónas a very unhappy and lonely middle aged man who decides it’s time to end it all So as not to upset his family he decides to travel to a war torn town in a far away unnamed country to commit suicide This all sounds pretty depressing but Ólafsdóttir writes humorously with a lightness of touch Her style is simple ironical and a little remote which is perfect f


  • Sandy

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör Kindle35 starsThis is very different from my usual reads It tells the story of Jónas Ebeneser a 49 yr old man who has in his eyes lost everything The last straw was learning from his ex wife that he’s not the father of his adult daughter Now living in a tiny flat he calmly decides there is no reason for him to go on living He’s always been


  • Meike

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör Kindle The formulation of a scar is a natural part of the biological process which occurs when a lesion to the skin or other body tissue grows after an accident illness or surgery Since the body is unable to create an exact replica o


  • Elizabeth (Alaska)

    Ör eBook ì Kindle Edition Ör KindleThe first line of the GR description is spot on How do you put your life together when you see it crumbling around you Do you even want to Despite what doesn't sound faintly amusing buy a one way ticket to a chaotic war ravaged country and put an end to it all there are some laugh out loud sections in the early portions of this Jonas and his neighbor are discussing their individual marital problems and that they don't understand what it is their wives actually want Completely bewildered is the way I would describe them I was reminded of a recent episode of Family Feud where the uestion was what creature are men most terrified of The #1 answer was WomenJonas goes to an unnamed country that has been at war Who goes on vacation with their toolbox but not a change of clothes What he hasn't anticipated is what a war ravaged country actually looks like nor what the survivors might have experienced This becomes a story of healing in a way I didn't anticipate I suppose I've rea


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