The Rabbit Back Literature Society

Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children s author Laura White to join The Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back Now a tenth member has been selected Ella, a young literature teacher Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems What is its mysterious ritual known as The Game What eOnly nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children s author Laura White to join The Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back Now a tenth member has been selected Ella, a young literature teacher Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems What is its mysterious ritual known as The Game What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura White s winter party Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves Was there once another tenth member, before her Slowly, as Ella explores the Society and its history, disturbing secrets that had been buried start to come to light
The Rabbit Back Literature Society Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children s author Laura White to join The Rabbit Back Literature Society an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back Now a tenth memb

  • Title: The Rabbit Back Literature Society
  • Author: Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen Lola Rogers
  • ISBN: 9781782270430
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Rabbit Back Literature Society”

    1. an enthusiastic 3.5erin was good enough to send me her copy of this book, which i had already requested from netgalley, but since i have had really poor luck lately getting approved in a timely manner, she offered to mail me hers. and wouldn't you know - the day it arrived in my mailbox was the same day i got approved on netgalleyd after all those folks throwing the book at me, i just wish i'd loved it more than i did.i love the cover, the font, the premise, and when i read the list of compariso [...]

    2. This has been one of the stranger reading experiences I've had for some time---a book that bridges the real and fantastic worlds by way of an unusual local society of writers, writers developed from childhood by a mysterious local celebrity author, Laura White. This is not a book for those who crave realism or set chronology. They will despair and probably leave the story behind. There were moments of somewhat awkward writing/transitions (or was it awkward translating) where I wondered where the [...]

    3. It pains me to say this, but this is one of the worst books I've read in a long time. Normally I would have given up on it halfway through, but everything I had read about it made it seem like just the kind of thing I'd like. I don't even know where to start with all that's wrong with it. I guess I should start with the writing, which is just terrible. Maybe it's a bad translation (I read it in English), but it was honestly just dreadfully written. The way a 14-year-old would write a school essa [...]

    4. I didn't think I was ever going to read this book. I got it about a year ago, and then I read a few lukewarm reviews that decried it as cosy and twee. At that point, I put it to one side and sort of forgot about it. However, this month so far I have only really felt in the mood for cosy books, so I thought it might be just what I needed.Perhaps my low expectations made me more receptive to the book, because not only did I really like it, I also found it surprisingly less cosy and twee than I had [...]

    5. Books are strange and wonderful things. On the surface, they are nothing more than tiny stacks of aging pages, each defaced by a perplexing pattern of black marks. Hold them the right way, however, and those black marks not only begin to take on meaning, but reveal entire worlds that cannot physically exist between pages. What's more, while the black marks themselves are fixed, their structure is fluid, revealing a new, subtly different world for each and every reader.It really is a sort of magi [...]

    6. [3.5 Stars]The Rabbit Back Literature Society will undoubtedly be the quirkiest book I’ll read this year. It is also one that I think a lot of you will enjoy!I decided to pick The Rabbit Back Literature Society up on two accounts. The first: I wanted to read more international authors in 2016 and Finnish author Jääskeläainen fits the bill. The second: the AV Club picked this book as one of their favorites of 2015 and I tend to trust their judgment.Roughly, the plot: Ella Milana is a young s [...]

    7. update: bit/LauraSnezna***Panečku, tohle je žhavý kandidát na moji knihu roku. Rozhodně v rámci toho, co jsem zatím přečetla. Naprosto jedinečný příběh s detektivními prvky říznutý magickým realismem. Ale takovým tím opravdovým, který nepotřebujete na konci vysvětlit (a hlavně nechcete) a který zároveň funguje v ději, není tam uměle nastrkaný aby to jakože bylo cool a výjimečné (jako mi to připadalo třeba u Zvláštního smutku citronového koláče). Najde [...]

    8. Description:Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children’s author Laura White to join “The Rabbit Back Literature Society,” an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has been selected: Ella, a young literature teacher. Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual known as “The Game”? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura White’s winter party? Why are the words inside [...]

    9. Knihu jsem začal číst už v prosinci, ale skončil jsem přibližně na straně 60, nějak mě to nechytlo. Ale před pár dny jsem v knize pokračoval a najednou se z ní stal úžasný literární zážitek. Neuvěřitelně zajímavý příběh a úžasný překlad. Knihu jsem si vážně užil.

    10. I really enjoyed this book, but it definitely helped talking out some of the themes with my book club. Ostensibly this book is about the strange occurrences that surround a prestigious group of writers in Scandinavia, The Rabbit Back Literature Society is an exploration of the nature of memory and how it influences identity and relationships.The story of this book follows and explores the history of The Rabbit Back Literature Society and its secretive founder, the beloved children's book writer [...]

    11. Na Literární spolek Laury Sněžné už jsem si myslela nějakou dobu. Zaujala mě obálka, která je tedy parádní. Zaujalo lákadlo na "finské Twin Peaks". Pak se mi náhodou dostala do ruky jiná autorova kniha, která mě dostala svou magičností a vábivým perem Jääskeläinenovým. O to víc jsem se na Lauru těšila. To jí bohužel uškodilo, jak moje přehnané těšení se, tak ale i ta lákadla na obálce. K Twin Peaks bych to nepřirovnávala ani zdaleka, na to je to vlastně [...]

    12. You can read this review and more on my blog, Caught Read Handed.A confusing but sometimes enchanting story that’ll leave you lost in the end, The Rabbit Back Literature Society is good but not greatTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Thomas Dunne Books for letting me read this.What first drew me to this book was that absolutely gorgeous cover. Obviously. Then my friend Jo over at Drifting Pages bought it. Then I saw it on [...]

    13. A mythological mapping of the craft, of writerly aspirations and all associated neuroses, The Rabbit Back Literature Society is the writer’s novel, distilled and bottled into a lovely winter’s night mystery tale. It is a windblown snowstorm of tangents, disturbing dreams, and frightening forays into the psyche sweeping up into drifts of mystique, the answers to which are rewarded the prudent reader. There’s The Game, a source of inspiration and the drain of friendship among The Rabbit Back [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book! The story was engrossing and was a fast read. And dare I say it? I enjoyed a book with magical realism!Alright, I bumped it up to 5 stars! It's now December and I've been thinking about this book since I read it in March! I also chose it as my favorite Eclectic Readers book of 2016, so it deserves the bump up to 5 stars!

    15. Musím říct, že mě to zaujalo od prvních stránek. Magický realismus mě baví, to vím už dlouho, tady se navíc spojí s detektivní zápletkou. Jo, tohle by šlo! :))

    16. I've said at least twice, in writing, that I wouldn't read this book because it sounds too twee. And it is twee, but not excruciatingly so. Maybe this is the same part of me talking that actually rather liked 500 Days of Summer in the cinema. The description here isn't as sickly-oversweet as in Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland. And life is not exactly perfect: as the story opens, the protagonist's father has Alzheimers in his 50s. But the book is twee in that even when something unpleasant is m [...]

    17. Literární spolek Laury Sněžné je bravúrne spojenie reality s mystickými prvkami napísané neuveriteľne krásnym a pôsobivým jazykom. Každé slovo je radosť čítať, každá strana je niečím zaujímavá. Malé mestečko Zaječín vás privíta s mnohými čudesnými postavičkami i udalosťami. Ale vy sa do jeho príbehu radi zamotáte.Ak by ste si mali na dovolenku zobrať jedinú knihu, nech je to Literární spolek Laury Sněžné.Viac naorvokki .

    18. Read this review at Brilliant BookshelfSometimes when you read a good book, it's impossible to write a review about it. The Rabbit Back Literature Society is like that. I really enjoyed it, but I can't seem to pinpoint exactly what it is I liked so much. For the sake of my blog, I still tried to get my thoughts on paper (or screen).The thing that captured my interest most was the strikingly different balance of a realistic world and the extraordinary, magical things that happen in it. Rabbit Bac [...]

    19. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through the First Reads giveaway. I don't know what took me so long to start reading this book. I've had it for a few weeks, but for some reason, I couldn't pick it up and start it. Now that I've finished it, I could smack myself for not reading it sooner.This book is fantastic.I know I say that books are pretty good all the time. But something about this book (which made it good enough to land on my "favorites" shelf, just struck me as ama [...]

    20. A very strange and unusual book, I did enjoy it but I'm still a bit nonplussed about what it was supposed to be about!

    21. I am not going to lie, I am not 100 percent sure what I think of this one. I enjoyed it but at the same time it was just a bit meh. To start off with, I would really like to say how much I do enjoy the flare that the Scandinavian countries put into their work. It is extremely different from the books I am used to reading and undoubtedly interesting. However, this story did suffer from a few things. While the story was there and I was enjoying it, it very much felt like the real story was hidden [...]

    22. Odpočinkové čtení. Někde mezi Neználkem, Urbanem a filmy od Aki Kaurismäkiho. Opravdu. Dokonale absurdní s, pro mě, těžko přijatelným koncem a vlastně i zápletkou. Výborný jazyk a tudíž překlad. Neobvyklý pohled na spisovatelské řemeslo, poměrně dehonestující pohled. Co všechno je schopen spisovatel udělat pro svůj úspěch? A je toho vlastně schopen? (Opravdu mě uklidnilo, že Ingrid Kočičková byla nakonec celkem nejnormálnější postavou celého panoptika; [...]

    23. Tyjo, to bylo fakt dobrý. Zajímavý, hlavně pro někoho, kdo se někdy pokoušel psát nebo zajímal o proces literární tvorby. Nevím, jestli bych to doporučila každému, ale osobně se mi hodně líbilo. (A chtěla bych si, samozřejmě, přečíst Potvůrkov :D)Re-reading 10.-14. září. Objeveno mnoho dalších super věcí, mohla jsem trochu upozadit děj a víc vnímat text, ideální knížka na re-reading. 4,5*

    24. Finsky magicky realismus je zabava. Je tam par zajimave formulovanych zivotnich mouder, tajuplna Harry Potter atmosfera, nejaky sprostarny a hezky vykreslene postavy.

    25. There’s some interesting elements to this book: the mysterious book viruses, which changes the plots and corrupts the narratives of various books in the Rabbit Back library; the disappearance of Laura White; the mystery of the original tenth member of the society. But mostly it felt unfocused, because there’s a lot going on: the society, the game they play, their pasts, the disappearance, the main character’s experiences with her family…And honestly, the more I read, the more I felt like [...]

    26. The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskalainen was first published in Finland in 2006. The novel in its lovely Pushkin Press edition has been translated from its original Finnish by Lola M. Rogers.The novel’s protagonist, twenty six-year-old Ella Milana, is first introduced to us as ‘the reader’. She is a Finnish language and literature teacher – ‘a dreamy substitute with defective ovaries and gracefully curved lips’ – who has returned to her hometown, Rabbit Back, [...]

    27. ARC for review - I won this through the FirstReads program and I can honestly say that, based on the description of the book, I never wanted to win one of these so badly and I was so excited to get lucky. This will be next up. OK, first, here's why I was dying to read this book"Twin Peaks meets the Brothers Grimm" (The Telegraph UK), "Mixes the small-town surrealism of Twin Peaks with the clandestine society of Donna Tartt's The Secret History" (The List), "Unnerving, enigmatic.hints of Let the [...]

    28. Lindsay at bookboodle gave me this book. She didn’t enjoy it that much because it was incredibly weird (you can read her review here). Knowing all the fantasy fiction I enjoy, she thought I might get on with the book a bit better than her:-)So, did I love it? Not really. One of the quotes on the front cover says “unnerving, enigmatic”: I suspect these are reviewer euphemisms for “muddled” and “baffling”. And this is a shame. Certain elements of the story are intriguing and the whol [...]

    29. Tahle knížka mě zaujala anotací a když jsem si přečetla první kapitolu, která byla k dispozici na stránkách Paseky, tak jsem se rozhodla si ji koupit - až tak mě to zaujalo. Všeobecně mám intertextovost dost ráda, kdo s ní umí dobře pracovat, tak mi vždy zvedne náladu. A tohle vypadalo slibně. Bohužel jen vypadalo, ten zastřelený Raskolnikov byl ve finále jediný apokryf, dál se autor tomuto motivu příliš nevěnuje. V centru zájmu se ocitne Literární spolek Laur [...]

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