The Crane Wife Kindle ß The Crane Epub /

The Crane Wife❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Crane Wife ❤ Author Patrick Ness – Varanus.us A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines how the life of a broken hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard George Duncan i A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines The Crane Epub / how the life of a broken hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard George Duncan is an American living and working in London At forty eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself It has been shot through the wing with an arrow Moved than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night skyThe next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books a harmless, personal hobby when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to himWitty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.

The Crane Wife Kindle ß The Crane  Epub /
    The Crane Wife Kindle ß The Crane Epub / Duncan is an American living and working in London At forty eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself It has been shot through the wing with an arrow Moved than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night skyThe next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books a harmless, personal hobby when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to himWitty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • The Crane Wife
  • Patrick Ness
  • English
  • 03 December 2019
  • 1594205477

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    The Crane Wife Kindle ß The Crane Epub / Duncan is an American living and working in London At forty eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself It has been shot through the wing with an arrow Moved than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night skyThe next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books a harmless, personal hobby when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to himWitty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love."/>
  1. says:

    The Crane Wife, quite simply, didn t work for me.I ve been highly anticipating this book since I learned of it s coming existence for no other reason than the fact that Patrick Ness wrote it Ness is easily one of my favourite teen YA writers and I find myself having to read everything he writes even when he ventures out of his comfort zone and writes a novel for adults Not only was I eager to jump back inside Ness s brilliant mind, but the promise of a retelling of an old Japanese folkta The Crane Wife, quite simply, didn t work for me.I ve been highly anticipating this book since I learned of it s coming existence for no other reason than the fact that Patrick Ness wrote it Ness is easily one of my favourite teen YA writers and I find myself having to read everything he writes even when he ventures out of his comfort zone and writes a novel for adults Not only was I eager to jump back inside Ness s brilliant mind, but the promise of a retelling of an old Japanese folktale really called to me My knowledge of Japanese myths and stories is limited, so I was sure the experience would be something unique and refreshing And I suppose on some level it was.The story is about George Duncan who is woken one night by a strange cry Going outside, he discovers an injured Crane George finds himself overcome with compassion and rushes to help the bird, removing an arrow from it s wing The very next day, he meets Kumiko a mysterious woman whom he falls in love with and together they create beautiful pieces of art But George is dissatisfied with this existence and feels he needs to knowabout the strange woman he loves This desperation for knowledge is George s ultimate downfall where the male character in the original story is ruined by his lust for money, it is George s need to knowthat is his undoing It seems like I am being very harsh and critical to say that I think Ness should stick to hissubtle tales for young adults like A Monster Calls but I don t see it that way The Crane Wife, though Ness s most ambitious work in terms of language and complexity, seemed somewhat pretentious and overly concerned with the reiteration of its own depth Ness has evidently tried to take his writing a step further and play with language but this story feels a lotstrained The message in A Monster Calls was gentle, sad and powerful The Crane Wife made me feel like I was being smacked repeatedly in the face with lessons in the philosophy of knowledge So, yes, I do say that Ness should stick tosubtle tales or maybe he shouldn t write for adults who knows but I don t mean this as a criticism Ness is brilliant at handling poignant tales for children, whether it be about a boy with a dying mother or an adventure in a dystopian world, but his experiment in the different here was, in my opinion, a failure.The Crane Wife really plays on the theme of knowledge and truths I actually love and agree with the idea that the truth is not absolute but dependent on the person telling the story I expect to see lovers of this book pulling up quotes like theseThere were as many truths overlapping, stewed together as there were tellers The truth mattered less than the story s life A story forgotten died A story remembered not only lived, but grew No one wanted to hear that people other than themselves might be complicated, that no one was ever just one thing, no history ever just one versionBut I come back to the lack of subtlety again I feel like Ness keeps making this point again and again throughout the novel until I just wanted to be like I get it I swear, I get it I don t know why Ness was so concerned with our ability to understand the message he was trying to put across when he s managed to weave them so gently and brilliantly into his young adult works.Another thing I really didn t like was George George is a nice guy, don t you know Everyone loves George George is a do no wrong, wonderful, women treat him like crap cos he s such a sweetie type of guy I can t stand that For one, I can t stand unrealistically nice and good characters whatever that male equivalent of Mary Sue is I can t remember for another, I hated the suggestion that there is something wrong with all the women who come into George s life for not appreciating hima pleasant enough man, but lacking that certain something, that extra little ingredient to be truly worth investing in It was a mistake women often seemed to make He hadfemale friends, including his ex wife, than any straight man he knew The trouble was they d all started out as lovers, before realising he was too amiable to take quite seriously You re about sixty five per cent, his ex wife had said, as she left him And I think seventy is probably my minimum The trouble was, seventy per cent seemed to be every woman s minimumGeorge is that friend zone guy that all women adore but cannot be with for any length of time because they re too busy screwing bad guys Why can t women just notice the nice guys standing in the wings, waiting to be awarded with sex and love for being such good friends Ugh This post is a fantastic discussion about the friend zone issue.The Crane Wife isn t an awful book and, like I said, there were some beautifully written parts that I m sure many will rush to quote For me, though, I think I m going to stay away from any future adult books by Ness and hope he deliversof what he s good at It s not an insult to say his power lies in younger books with simpler language J.K Rowling is no Proust but there are millions of children and adults around the world that will be forever grateful that she isn t


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    Prior to reading this novel, I had read a couple of stories in Scottish folk tales and I think in one Alice Hoffman novel, featuring a Selkie a shape shifting faerie and the basic fairytale in The Crane Wife is not dissimilar I m finding out recently that I do enjoy a grown up fairy story, a fantasy novel if you will Ness The Crane Wife is brilliant, a whimsy, it is simply wonderful I must make mention that I read the volcano and the crane parts twice simply to savour the beautiful imagery Prior to reading this novel, I had read a couple of stories in Scottish folk tales and I think in one Alice Hoffman novel, featuring a Selkie a shape shifting faerie and the basic fairytale in The Crane Wife is not dissimilar I m finding out recently that I do enjoy a grown up fairy story, a fantasy novel if you will Ness The Crane Wife is brilliant, a whimsy, it is simply wonderful I must make mention that I read the volcano and the crane parts twice simply to savour the beautiful imagery Mr Ness is obviously a very imaginative man, he hasn t just written a fantastical story, he also writes some delightfully, beautifully lyrical prose and it was as if the night itself stopped to listen to her. how gorgeous is that Who could imagine a night stopping to listen Mr Ness, that made me nearly swoon, yes, swoon I think that type of imagery deserves a decent swoon The inability of people to see themselves clearly To see what they are actually like, not what they fear they are like or what they wish to be like but what they actually areTo be human is to yearn. An example of Su Blackwell s talent.In his Notes Acknowledgements, the author directs us to the extraordinary of Su Blackwell whose work is similar to that of George Although Ness says To compare what George does to what Su does is to compare finger paints to Kandinsky. While part of me is in awe of this mastery, the reader in me laments all the poor lacerated books.The Crane Wife is a magical read a haunting tale, poignant and a little enigmatic Ness s masterful prose in simply sublime and a pure delight to absorb Recommended to me via Mish s review, I will remain indebted to her for bringing this wonderful foray into Ness s work to my notice Without hesitation, 5


  3. says:

    All stories begin before they start and never, ever finish.I loved the characters that inhabit this novel Their fairly ordinary stories of day to day life and their struggles with loneliness were beautiful and involving For me, the tale of a sad divorced gentleman, his daughter, grandchild and the prospect of a new romance was magical enough I really didn t need the Crane Wife plot and the author s attempts to tie modern day reality to the folk tale didn t work for me.There were the bones o All stories begin before they start and never, ever finish.I loved the characters that inhabit this novel Their fairly ordinary stories of day to day life and their struggles with loneliness were beautiful and involving For me, the tale of a sad divorced gentleman, his daughter, grandchild and the prospect of a new romance was magical enough I really didn t need the Crane Wife plot and the author s attempts to tie modern day reality to the folk tale didn t work for me.There were the bones of a terrific story herethe feathers were not necessary


  4. says:

    A very strange and inventive story that looks at love, forgiveness, and family While I didn t totally get some of what happened, I was always intrigued and compelled to read on I m also glad to have finally read a book I ve had on my shelf for years If you re looking for a quick, unique read that s got humor and heart, this one will do the trick.


  5. says:

    Well it was OK, maybe even good which is disappointing as I expecte lotfrom Patrick Ness Competently written yes, but this book really lacks his special spice that keeps you from putting book down.


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    Find all of my reviews at one of the most bizarro days in my time perusing Goodreads, I find it fitting that I pulled a Patrick Ness book out of the library bag When so called authors are attempting to cast stones at others who dare to venture out of their assigned genre I figured it was a perfect time for me to read an author who breaks that boundary each time he puts pen to paper I pulled The Crane Wife off the notable releases shelf at the Find all of my reviews at one of the most bizarro days in my time perusing Goodreads, I find it fitting that I pulled a Patrick Ness book out of the library bag When so called authors are attempting to cast stones at others who dare to venture out of their assigned genre I figured it was a perfect time for me to read an author who breaks that boundary each time he puts pen to paper I pulled The Crane Wife off the notable releases shelf at the library knowing absolutely nothing about it except i it shared the name of an old fable ii it was written by Patrick Ness and iii the cover was lovely and inspired by an artist who brings new life to books that would normally be discarded I ve had a bit of a miss with Ness work A Monster Calls don t shoot me, I know everyone else loved it and a major hit More Than This FYI I have had the Chaos Walking trilogy on my TBR for months, but I have been terrified I once again won t looooooove it like all of my friends and I also just hate reading anything that comes in series form Having now read books by Ness from the children s section, the young adult section, and the adult section of the library bookstore I can confirm that whether I loved it or just kind of liked it Ness consistently writes stories that I want to read and his work can t be pigeonholed Ness is an example of how authors should feel about writing Don t let yourself be typecast break down the genre walls Prove to all of those who say I would never read young adult that they will change their mind just as soon as they read your book Be a Patrick Ness or J.K Rowling or Robert Galbraith, if you must An author whose name I see on the shelf and immediately pull the book without reading a blurb, synopsis, review, NOTHING An author whose next release date is marked on my calendar An author who makes me throw my planned reading list and or book buying budget out the window because I simply can t pass up being one of the first people who will read their latest release I m not the only crazy person like this this site and so many others are filled with us As for The Crane Wife I have few words It was beautiful and heartbreaking and real and magical and brilliant and I think I might be ready to take the plunge and read The Knife of Never Letting Go now As for the authors haters out there who are spending so much time and effort belittling other authors or reviewers


  7. says:

    It s hard to fully describe this story, except to say I had finish it for the ending It s atypical 6 of 10 stars


  8. says:

    Three and a half stars for me.There was some lovely writing here, and I enjoyed the strong themes around family, love and relationships that Patrick Ness explores I love the wonderful human insights he brings to life, especially in relation to the characters of Amanda and George It made these characters seem very real I also liked that this was based on a Japanese folktale, which I wasn t familiar with before reading this book Overall though, I wasn t a huge fan.


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    3.5 stars The Crane Wife is a contemporary retelling of a Japanese folk tale In the original story a poor sailmaker helps an injured crane by pulling an arrow from her wing The next day a beautiful woman arrives at his home, and soon becomes his wife She offers to weave sails for him which brings in needed income, but with the condition that he cannot watch her work The sailmaker becomes greedy and takes inandorders for sails Eventually he went into her private room as she wa 3.5 stars The Crane Wife is a contemporary retelling of a Japanese folk tale In the original story a poor sailmaker helps an injured crane by pulling an arrow from her wing The next day a beautiful woman arrives at his home, and soon becomes his wife She offers to weave sails for him which brings in needed income, but with the condition that he cannot watch her work The sailmaker becomes greedy and takes inandorders for sails Eventually he went into her private room as she was working and saw a crane weakly plucking the last feathers from her body His greed ruined the relationship and he was left alone There are other variations of this tale Patrick Ness has written a modern version of this folk tale set in London involving George and Kumiko Kumiko brings George the love he needs, but always keeps her past very private She makes exquisite artworks by combining her cuttings of feathers with George s paper cuttings made from old books Kumiko s artistic tiles tell a secondary story about a volcano who destroys the earth but also creates mountains , and a bird called the lady who forgives out of love These two stories have elements of fantasy, myth, and magical realism.George has a daughter Amanda, a young divorced mother of a toddler, who has problems with anger, self acceptance, and despair Her story isrealistic and sometimes funny, and would probably give this adult novel crossover appeal to a YA audience The humorous Mehmet, a twenty something assistant at George s store, is also a young character that would appeal to a YA reader.I read a children s book, A Monster Calls , by Patrick Ness a few years ago and was very impressed Although I enjoyed The Crane Wife , I felt that there was a bit too much going on at once with a fantasy the volcano and the lady within another fantasy George and the crane Kumiko , plus Amanda s emotional journey The author writes beautifully, has a sense of humor, and understands human nature I just prefer his simpler stories to aconvoluted one.The recordings of The Decemberists of The Crane Wife 1 2 also inspired the author to write the book


  10. says:

    Patrick Ness got the idea for part of this book from a Japanese folk tale, The Crane Wife, a tale that I must admit was not familiar with Mr Ness weaves part of this tale into modern day life so effortlessly even non readers of fantasy magic could read because the feelings thought actions that are portrayed here are real and genuine He created a heartwarming and sweeping story about love in all its exquisiteness and fury And it s told through three series of events The Mythical creatures, Patrick Ness got the idea for part of this book from a Japanese folk tale, The Crane Wife, a tale that I must admit was not familiar with Mr Ness weaves part of this tale into modern day life so effortlessly even non readers of fantasy magic could read because the feelings thought actions that are portrayed here are real and genuine He created a heartwarming and sweeping story about love in all its exquisiteness and fury And it s told through three series of events The Mythical creatures, the crane and the volcano, fiercely in love but vastly different in their beliefs The volcano wants destruction and war, where the crane wants harmony and forgiveness in our world Not willing to see eye to eye, their love turns into a hurtful and dangerous game of possession and rage.George Duncan, a divorced man, ordinary and middle aged owns a printing shop When Kumiko, a mysterious woman enters his shop, George s life is forever changed Kumiko will show George a life of love through passion, art and storytelling But George is starting to feel little insecure and impatient with Kumiko secretive nature, and this is were complications begin Amanda Duncan, daughter of George Duncan, always had difficulty relating to people She is highly opinionated and can come across as a bit arrogant But when her French Husband Henri, the man she s still in love with, broke up with her, Amanda s emotions crumble She lost the man whom she thought knew, or understood her best Amanda becomes bitter, angry, cries at the drop of a hat She desperately craves for friendship, someone to talk to, but hasn t a clue how to go about it.I m really at a loss for word on how to describe my feeling about this book, but many times I just wanted to wrap my arms around it and hug it My heart swelled with much emotions by the simple, yet significant dialogue used to express love for someone, kindness and gratitude There was lot of humour too, which Ness blended in with ease.Like the gorgeous cover, the story is incredibly picturesque with the tiled art that George and Kumiko create using feathers and paper cuttings used from discarded books The soft white feather of the crane in the mythical story, you just want to touch with your fingers, and the hot blazing yellow red orange volcano that complements his fiery temperament Absolutely magnificent Patrick Ness is incredible and is becoming my new favourite writer This is beautifully written book that had me spellbound If you like a good romance with a difference magic , I do suggest try this one and hope you too fall under its spell Read for litexp14 Magical Realism

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