Kings of the Water

Kings of the Water Following Embrace and The Smell of Apples Kings of the Water is the latest novel from the pen of Mark Behr

  • Title: Kings of the Water
  • Author: Mark Behr
  • ISBN: 9780349113708
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following Embrace and The Smell of Apples, Kings of the Water is the latest novel from the pen of Mark Behr.

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    1. This fascinating and informative novel by Tanzanian born author Merk Behr is set in the Orange Free State of South Africa, the country in which he was brought up and where he studied It is set during the two days leading up to the September the 11th 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City.The chief protagonist, Michiel Steyn, who lives with his gay partner in San Francisco, returns to Paradys Farm, his childhood home in the Orange Free State somewhere near to the River Caledon and the s [...]


    2. I found this book sometimes hard to follow, it was ok The main character kept falling into almost free associative tangents of memory, I started to lose interest about halfway through.


    3. A disappointment after the real triumph of Smell of Apples Behr s first novel is very well written, tightly constructed, with a powerful voice Kings of the Water is poorly paced and slow overly descriptive without purpose The tone is melancholy, elegiac, which fits the subject matter, but makes for a plodding read Re read Smell of Apples instead.


    4. Now thirty five, Michiel Steyn returns to his home and farm in South Africa after an absence of fifteen years, the occasion his mother s funeral His sudden departure while still a conscript was surrounded in mystery and disgrace, and all but rejection by his father Now he must face his father for the first time since then, his brother and those he loved, and those who perhaps failed him him when as a young man he sought their help.The account spans just the two days in September 2001, but as the [...]


    5. Enjoyable but far from perfect The story was intriguing and Michiel s emotional reactions to coming back home were plausible, but some of the characters seemed too good to be true and the reference to the World Trade Center attacks seemed gratuitous.


    6. A wonderful book Two days of a return to South Africa, full of the memories of a lifetime Emotional, political, entangled always One of the protagonists mentions K Sello Duiker, the next book on my novel reading list, the Quiet Violence of Dreams


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