Andrea Tomić

Pripovjedač

(The Storyteller)

Bio joj je rob, pripovjedač i ljubavnik. 

Daniel je već godinama zaljubljen u princezu kojoj još odmalena priča priče za laku noć kako bi popunio prazninu u srcu djevojčice koja je izgubila oca. Princeza i rob odrastaju skupa, a njihova bajka počinje jednom kada princeza shvati da ga želi zbog nečega više od samih priča.
Upuštaju se u zabranjenu romansu, jednu od onih o kakvima joj je uobičavao pričati. Daniel i Rachelle skupa spoznaju snagu prvih ljubavi i uče o njoj iz prve ruke. Samo što ovoga puta u pitanju nije priča, već njihovi životi. Ovoga puta pripovjedač počinje živjeti vlastitu bajku, prateći put svih onih junaka o kojima je godinama govorio. Samo što, za razliku od bilo koje druge priče koju je pripovjedač ikada ispričao, ovoga puta on nije taj koji može izmisliti sretan kraj.

“It was hard to fall in love with the Storyteller, you know? Because, whatever you do and whoever you are, you know life isn’t a fairy tale he might want it to be. Oh, he tells you about the fairies, the dragons and all the beautiful creatures, and then there’s you. A dull girl desperate for attention; inside his head there is always something more beautiful.”

The Storyteller

Jezik: Engleski

Žanr: Ljubavni

Formati: Papirnati, eKnjiga

Broj stranica: 148

Objavljeno: 18 Travnja 2017

the storyteller

Zvuči dobro?

Sam naslov knjige me je odmah u početku zaintrigirao i odmah sam poželjela pročitati knjigu kako bih saznala što se skriva iza naslova koji me se toliko dojmio. Iako sama autorica ovu priču odmah na početku naziva klišejom, nakon što ju pročitate od početka do kraja, shvatit će te da je autorica značenje riječi “klišej” uspjela dovesti na neku sasvim novu razinu.
Ovo je jedna prelijepa životna priča o ljubavi koja se suoči sa raznim preprekama, a da li je ljubav i ovaj put uspjela premostiti sve prepreke, saznat ćete jedino ako pročitate ovu knjigu.

Sviđa mi se što su likovi realni. Knjiga također obiluje opisima i svaku scenu si možeš dočarati kao da si i sam na tom dvoru sa likovima i proživljavaš sve što proživljavaju i oni. Također jedan citat koji mi se svidio odmah na početku knjige je i ovaj: 

“This story is for all of you. The dreamers, the lovers, and the lunatics.”

Ja sam pomalo od svega troje, pa mi se možda zato toliko ta priča i svidjela. Preporučujem ovu knjigu svima, a na vama je da li ćete ju pročitati ili ne. Ja sam je pročitala u jednom dahu i uživala u svakoj njenoj stranici

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Iz recenzije

The story is easy to read, flows nicely and holds you down in you chair (or bed) until you finish it. I don’t stay up ’till 4 a.m. for just any story, and I sleep like a bear in the winter when I’m traveling by bus for more than three hours. And I was up until 4 a.m. reading this story, in an overnight bus across the country, when by all odds I was supposed to be highly unconscious. I was very awake.

From the first to the last page, every character, every event, every little detail adds up to something much more than the cover or the synopsis. 

But the ending surprised me the most. You won’t expect it, an it’ll hit you like a train in full speed. But you will be glad it happened.

Pick up this book if you like a good story, and an interesting Storyteller. I guarantee you it will be a time well spent

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Iz recenzije

 The writer took the ordinary cliché story on the next level. As said in the introduction, it has “lust, passion, and perhaps even love, the forbidden kind.“ This is the story of two lovers who enjoy fairy tales and stories of all kind, but when they find themselves into one of those stories they don’t know how to act. Daniel and Rachelle are two naïve children who barely knew anything about love when they began falling for each other. 
As much as the book is, as the author itself said, a cliché, it is also not. Somewhere around the middle, the author states that “this is how the plot starts”, but there isn’t actually a real plot. Rather, it is described throughout the letters two lovers write to each other. This was actually my favorite part, as it clearly showed their emotion, but it also allowed the author to play with this whole idea of “plot twist”. It made me wonder does the story really need to have a twist, or is one small event enough to make the characters realize what every reader had already known? 
I think that the whole point of the story is not in character development or some great and unexpected plot twist, but in this idea that “the storyteller becomes the character” and starts living his own fairy tale which turns out to be both, different and similar to other love stories. You’ll get what I mean if you read it!

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