The Life of Elves

The Life of Elves

Book - 2016
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Two girls from France and Italy who possess uncanny respective abilities to communicate with nature and perform music at a preternatural level come into contact with magical and malevolent forces before meeting each other in world-changing ways.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Europa Editions,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781609453152
1609453158
Branch Call Number: FAN Barb
Characteristics: 258 pages ; 21 cm

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Quet
Apr 06, 2017

This is one of the most beautifully written, thoughtful, and moving books I have every read on the subject of the well-being of Earth and all its denizens. There is a strong belief running throughout the book that humans need to stay connected to Earth: our ability to survive, to experience grace, contemplation, health and healing and especially, love depends upon it (p 160). As reader/commenter julieubrown notes, reading this in small doses may help the reader absorb the meaning and feel the beauty in the story. I also checked about a sequel but the publisher’s representative said in January that it is still not close to publication.

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Zaelia
Sep 12, 2016

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28269953-the-life-of-elves

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julieubrown
Aug 18, 2016

Such lovely writing, yet I couldn't possibly tell you what this book was about. An allegory of terrorism and ecological destruction perhaps?

Read this book anyway. Read it line by gorgeous line. At first, I read a paragraph or two at a time at bedtime, a lovely way to fall asleep. Then, I felt the need to finish when I had only twenty pages to go and was so much less satisfied.

There's a sequel coming. I plan to read it a paragraph at a time to find the lyrical patterns in single lines.

While beautifully written, the magical environment and mystical characters were not appealing and I could not get past page 60. It felt like reading a prolonged parable, good vs evil with little insight into characters' motivation and humanity.

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foxylady31
Mar 08, 2016

A very deep story. Hard to follow the story. In fact, I still did not understand the entire story at the end.

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