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The Thread

Tessalonica 1917 No dia em ue Dimitri Komninos nasce um incêndio devastador varre a próspera cidade grega onde cristãos judeus e muçulmanos vivem lado a lado Cinco anos mais tarde a casa de Katerina Sarafoglou na Ásia Menor é destruída pelo exército turco No meio do caos Katerina perde. On the surface this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard the book was set in Thessaloniki the town of my great grandmother and that it dealt with Jewish and Sephardic heritage I was intriguedHowever after 50 pages or so the book s weaknesses started to outperform its strengths Hislop s writing is very mediocre When she wants to compare something or show a contrasting situation she inevitably uses a simple metaphor to get the point across The dialogue was simple and corny Her characters were completely flat Good or bad evil or moral Poor or rich There was no in between and very little gray area As others have mentioned the rich were generally seen as corrupt and unsympathetic while the poor were honest hardworking and lovingThere were also inconsistencies within the novel In one sentence she writes that it was almost impossible to get lost in the city and 4 pages later Eugenia gets lost and finds the little churchAny emotions or feelings the characters had was told rather than shown and sometimes neither Thus it was very hard to identify with them While the history of the city and Greece as a whole was something new and informative the author was inconsistent again some major events took up several chapters while others were glossed over in a few paragraphs It was too obvious she was simply interested in using the events to interweave the characters livesMediocre Imagimorphia rich There was no in between and very little gray area As others have mentioned the The Book of Beginnings rich were generally seen as corrupt and unsympathetic while the poor were honest hardworking and lovingThere were also inconsistencies within the novel In one sentence she writes that it was almost impossible to get lost in the city and 4 pages later Eugenia gets lost and finds the little churchAny emotions or feelings the characters had was told The Homelanders (The Homelanders, rather than shown and sometimes neither Thus it was very hard to identify with them While the history of the city and Greece as a whole was something new and informative the author was inconsistent again some major events took up several chapters while others were glossed over in a few paragraphs It was too obvious she was simply interested in using the events to interweave the characters livesMediocre

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A mãe e embarca para um destino desconhecido na Grécia Não tarda muito para ue a sua vida se entrelace com a de Dimitri e com a história da própria cidade enuanto guerras medos e perseguições começam a dividir o seu povo Tessalonica 2007 Um jovem anglo grego ouve a história de vida dos. Thessaloniki 1917 As Dimitri Komninos is born a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christians Jews and Moslems live side by side It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city as war fear and persecution begin to divide its people Five years later young Katerina escapes to Greece when her home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army Losing her mother in the chaos she finds herself on a boat to an unknown destination From that day the lives of Dimitri and Katerina become entwined with each other and with the story of the city itselfThessaloniki 2007 A young Anglo Greek hears the life story of his grandparents for the first time and realises he has a decision to make For many decades they have looked after the memories and treasures of people who have been forcibly driven from their beloved city Should he become their new custodian Should he stay or should he goThis made an interesting read from an historical point of view but in terms of characterisation it was poor I didn t really engage with the characters I didn t feel the heat or the cold or the fear or the hunger To me a good novel is that I m so lost in the plot that I feel that I m there this book didn t come near thatI thorough enjoyed The Island couldn t get into The Return and wouldn t really recommend The Thread The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory realises he has a decision to make For many decades they have looked after the memories and treasures of people who have been forcibly driven from their beloved city Should he become their new custodian Should he stay or should he goThis made an interesting The Big Golden Book of Poetry read from an historical point of view but in terms of characterisation it was poor I didn t Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, really

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Seus avós e pela primeira vez apercebe se de ue tem uma decisão a tomar Durante muitas décadas os seus avós foram os guardiões das memórias e dos tesouros das pessoas ue foram forçadas a abandonar a cidade Será ue está na altura de ele assumir esse papel e fazer dauela cidade a sua ca. I read Hislop s latest around X mas in the uiet of the night Very promising at first but the novel is so plot driven it is infuriating No character development many inconsistencies in the plot some bad Greek she should have asked her Greek friends to proofread I kept reading because the main part of the plot happens during World War II in Thessaloniki my home town and that was such a dramatic time for the city To be fair her descriptions are good and memorable But the book could have been so much better


10 thoughts on “The Thread

  1. says:

    The sweeping historical detail of this book carried me through the first third before something started to niggle I just couldn't engage with the characters and their reactions to things constantly surprised me as a reader I ofen find myself

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed The Island despite its flaws and I was hoping for a similarly good plot with The Thread but I was pretty disappointedThe history of the novel was interesting but it really dragged on and on in the last uarter of the book as there was no climactic scene like in The Island On the face of it the novel was fine but there were just too many problems with it for me to give it than two stars For a start all the charac

  3. says:

    On the surface this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard the book was set in Thessaloniki the town of my great grandmother and that it dealt with Jewish and Sephardic heritage I was intriguedHowever after 50 pages or so the book's weaknesses started to outperform its strengths Hislop's writing is very mediocre When she wants to compare something or show a contrasting situation she inevitably uses a si

  4. says:

    I was reluctant to ready this book Why ? Well I have read a lot of books about this era of Greek history but other than Louis de Bernieres never one written by a British authorMy wife had bought me a copy for Christmas and I

  5. says:

    The Thread Victoria HislopKaterina Sarafoglou a young seamstress with exceptional talent creates beautiful gowns for the rich ladies of Thessaloniki in Greece the passion for her work shining through as her needle threads its way through the

  6. says:

    Thessaloniki 1917 As Dimitri Komninos is born a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christians Jews and Moslems live side by side It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city as war fear and persecution begin to divide its people Five years later young Katerina escapes to Greece when her home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army Losing her mother in the

  7. says:

    This book has expectations to be epic but the sad reality is that it looks like a book written by a tourist who wanted to stage some kind of story in a place she fancied The result is a story that has little or no real connection with the pl

  8. says:

    Oh yes this woman really LOVES Greece That was on my mind while reading The ThreadReminded me of my thoughts exactly when many years ago I was devouring The IslandIt' s so obvious that Victoria Hislop has done an immense historical research about greek history before writing her books That's why she can so thoro

  9. says:

    I read Hislop's latest around X mas in the uiet of the night Very promising at first but the novel is so plot driven it is infuriating No character development many inconsistencies in the plot some bad Greek she should have asked her Greek friends to proofread I kept reading because the main part of the plot happens during World War II in Thessaloniki my home town and that was such a dramatic time for the city To be fair her des

  10. says:

    A sprawling epic spanning both world wars the Thread works better as historical reference than fiction the characters are still born rendered lifeless and unengaging with the true centre piece being Thessaloniki a vibrant city full of colour and pizzaz which subtly evolves throughout the 20 centuryThe plethora of characters Dimitri Olga Eugenia Leonides and Katerina seem to share eual air time and thus we have no 'mains' here Re

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