En smakebit på søndag #56: The Other Side of the Island

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

I tillegg til å fortsatt lese A Clash of Kings av George R.R. Martin, sper jeg på med litt slankere bøker innimellom. Nå leser jeg den dystopiske The Other Side of the Island av Allegra Goodman: Honor and her parents have been reassigned to live on Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life is peaceful there—the color of the sky is regulated by Earth Mother, a corporation that controls New Weather, and it almost never rains. Everyone fits into their rightful and predictable place… Except Honor. She doesn’t fit in, but then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart and a keen sense for the world around them. Slowly, Honor and Helix begin to uncover a terrible truth about life on the Island: Sooner or later, those who are unpredictable disappear … and they don’t ever come back.The Other Side of the Island has been named a Best Book of 2008 by the LA Times, Washington Post, and Village Voice.

Har ikke kommet særlig langt enda, så smakebiten kommer fra side 8:

«Because,» said Miss Blessing, «we will educate her. We will train your daughter properly. She will know instinctively that her name isn’t right. Our mission is to overcome difference, and a Colony education is comprehensive. We teach the whole child.»

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21 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #56: The Other Side of the Island”


  1. 1 Beathe Solberg juni 24, 2012, kl. 09:46

    Tusen takk for fin smakebit:-) Virker som en bok jeg kunne tenkt meg å lest en gang. Likte coveret også. Ha en fin Søndag:-)

  2. 3 Lottens Bokblogg juni 24, 2012, kl. 10:46

    Tack för smakbiten. Fantasy låter det som. Ha en bra söndag!

  3. 5 Anette juni 24, 2012, kl. 11:05

    Spennende smakebit! Denne boken har jeg ikke hørt om før, tusen takk for tipset 🙂

  4. 7 Ann Kristin (@askine09) juni 24, 2012, kl. 11:58

    Den smakebiten gav ubehag, og lyst til å lese boka. Takk for smakebiten. 🙂

  5. 9 astridterese juni 24, 2012, kl. 13:24

    En fin smakebit. Det hørtes ut som en interessant bok.
    Ha en riktig fin søndag!

  6. 11 siljeblomst juni 24, 2012, kl. 13:45

    Denne boka hørtes så spennende ut at jeg faktisk bestilte den med en gang… Lett påvirkelig, jeg…. kremt, kremt…. nei.. Ønsker deg en flott søndag, Julie 🙂

  7. 13 Mari - Flukten fra virkeligheten - en bokblogg juni 24, 2012, kl. 15:06

    Tittelen og omslaget fikk meg til å tenke på tv-serien Lost(som jeg aldri fikk med meg hvordan endte, datt av etter en sesong eller så). Det blir spennende å se hvordan historien fortsetter og om du liker den 🙂

  8. 15 Monika juni 24, 2012, kl. 16:40

    Dystopi låter intressant. Tack för tipset.

  9. 17 Nina C. juni 24, 2012, kl. 16:53

    Takk for smakebiten:) Greit med litt slankere bøker innemellom de store bøkene=)

  10. 20 Isabella juni 24, 2012, kl. 22:13

    Høres spennendes ut:) Ha en fin søndag!

  11. 21 Gråbekka juni 25, 2012, kl. 09:24

    Takk for smakebiten:) Måtte kjøpe boka siden den hørtes så veldig spennende ut:) Takk for tips gleder meg til å lese den:)


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