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Tussen twee rivieren

Tussen twee rivieren Farro Fescu een Roemeense vluchteling is de trotse huismeester van Echo Terrace een flatgebouw in New York Elke dag trekt er een exotische doorsnede van de wereldbevolking door zijn lobby onder wi

  • Title: Tussen twee rivieren
  • Author: Nicholas Rinaldi Irving Pardoen
  • ISBN: 9789022540244
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Farro Fescu, een Roemeense vluchteling, is de trotse huismeester van Echo Terrace, een flatgebouw in New York Elke dag trekt er een exotische doorsnede van de wereldbevolking door zijn lobby, onder wie Theo Tattafruge, een plastisch chirurg uit Egypte gespecialiseerd in transseksuele operaties Karl Vogel, een Duitser die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog gevechtspiloot was MuhtFarro Fescu, een Roemeense vluchteling, is de trotse huismeester van Echo Terrace, een flatgebouw in New York Elke dag trekt er een exotische doorsnede van de wereldbevolking door zijn lobby, onder wie Theo Tattafruge, een plastisch chirurg uit Egypte gespecialiseerd in transseksuele operaties Karl Vogel, een Duitser die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog gevechtspiloot was Muhta Saad, een Iraakse specerijenhandelaar zijn zoon Abdul, die een opleiding volgt tot begrafenisondernemer Maggie Sowle, wereldberoemd geworden met haar patchworkdekens Harry Falcon, een geniale grootindustrieel die binnenkort zal sterveren aan kanker, en Theo s minnares, de verleidelijke Mar a Gracia Mo o.

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    1. I've had this book unread on my shelves since 2006 when I bought it in paperback, but came back to it recently when I was reminded of it in a Pete Hamill interview I read at the back of his Downtown memoir.Set primarily within the walls of Echo Terrace, a residential building close to World Trade Plaza in Downtown Manhattan, Between Two Rivers details episodes in the lives of several of its residents and employees, sometimes interweaving their narratives. With NYC being such a varied city popula [...]

    2. I enjoyed the pacing of this look into the lives of a group of everyday New Yorkers. Maybe not your typical New Yorkers but some interesting folks, nonetheless. Fair warning, I enjoy slow, meandering characterizations, so this was right up my alley. When I told a friend of mine that I was enjoying it, she said that she thinks I may be a bit of a voyeur. There could be some truth to that. If you are looking for a fast, thrilling, uproarious page turner, this isn't it. But it is a decent look into [...]

    3. I liked it the finish. A very slow read. The first third? Difficult - because it appears and reads as disjointed observations. The second third? Begins to pull out the characters a little more and become more cohesively interesting.And finallya cohesive narrative, a link between the characters emerges. The grand and expensive Manhattan building in which they live dictates wealth and/or age brings the residents to that time and place. The Recorder and observer is privileged through hardwork and o [...]

    4. This could have been a very good book if the author had just stuck to fewer characters. The ending left a lot of loose ends.

    5. When I started this book, the conceit - that of a condominium building in New York City, described by the concierge and through the individual residents' stories - made me think it might be too "cute" for my taste. But as I got into the book, things started to fall into place - the building as microcosm for the world, the connectivity and the quirkiness of the individual residents (which at first me made think that so many eccentric people couldn't possible live in one place, but then of course [...]

    6. I don't even know where to begin with a review of this book. I found the cross-section of characters to be a fascinating onewould this be the wide variety you'd fine in any urban condo building? Or is this just NYC? Do I know people who've lived, to my mind, such unusual lives? I don't believe I do. Most people I know were born and raised in this city or one similar to it, have married, reared their children, and have watched their parents age and die, and are now enjoying their retirements, fre [...]

    7. This novel took an absorbent amount of patience for me; I could only read twenty or so pages at a time because Rinaldi’s narrative is incredibly dense. He’s heavy handed with the imagery and descriptions, which are at times beautifully poignant and at others bog down the narrative, rather than interactions between people. The characters are entwined through Echo Terrace rather than a single character except maybe for Farro Fescu, but often times he feels forced into the situation with a nod [...]

    8. Okay I was, reading along merrily, enjoying the eccentric inhabitants of Echo Terrace when bam! What?! The vignette, The Jamaica Avenue L, starring Yesenia threw me for a loop. I did not enjoy this even a little, and it wasn't so much the content and subject matter, but more how it was all handled. As a female, I was super unhappy with the direction Rinaldi has taken here. I will keep reading this novel, but it has struck a very bad chord with me. And my final review? So torn. I like the writing [...]

    9. I can't think of a book I disliked more other than back in high school when we were forced to read terrible literature such as Lord Jim! I am embarassed to say I read it to the end; my only reason being I kept expecting it to get better at some point. It never did! Rinaldi rambles on ad nauseum about characters who all had issues but it goes essentially nowhere. Now I am not opposed to flawed characters at all, but this was just "write garbage as it flows through your brain". Ultimately you've l [...]

    10. I rather hated this book, in a way that probably merits a real review. But, in the meantime, the short version:1) dreadfully long character studies of people who a) are loathsome individuals and b) do not then go on to contribute to the plot.2) a complete blind-siding of the reader with 9/11/01. The book starts in the 1980's, I did not know, going in, that it was a 9/11 novel, or I would not have chosen it. It should come with a "trigger warning". And when, at long last, after wending through th [...]

    11. This was a pretty good book. It's more of a collection of short stories joined together by several subplots. Most of the characters are very self-absorbed. Interestingly, the main narrator, the concierge, was the most self-absorbed of them all. He was unbelievably irritating and condescending throughout the book.The most interesting part of the book was the ending where we see one of the characters in the midst of the World Trade Center bombings in 2001. Although I remember that day and the ones [...]

    12. I read this book several years ago when it was first published post 9/11 and rated it one of my top 10 books that year.Between Two Rivers is an engaging novel about the everyday lives of the residents and staff of an upscale Manhattan Condominium. Rinaldi expertly interweaves the lives of the characters, tracing how their day-to-day lives cross and collide and become dramatically intertwined as they go about their daily business. The concierge Farro Fescu, is the central character, around whom t [...]

    13. I loved this book! The characters, all beautifully developed, are all owners living in a NY co-op. Each chapter is usually about one of these very interesting tenants and they each appear in other chapters. The cleaning crew is not omitted, but the main character is the concierge. The time period covers about ten years and you know the book will end with the Twin Towers on 9-11, but knowing this does not detract in any way.The writing just flows - not overly descriptive but just enough. And the [...]

    14. There is no originality in style to speak of but the story was quite engaging through the first half of the book, and then it took a speedy dive downward. I found the section about the 9/11 events appallingly presumptuous.

    15. I'm impressed with how an author can imagine and then write from the point of view of several characters. The pace of the book suited me. I could sense where it was headed, but there was much to ponder along the way.

    16. I remember picking this book up on a whim at the library and being pleasantly surprised. It's about the interwoven lives of people in an apartment building. I enjoyed it.

    17. This novel was very well written, but I did not have the patience for it. Only made it about half way through.

    18. I didn't have any expectations with this book. Pulled it from the library blindly. It was quite interestinga big morbid in places, but well crafted overall.

    19. Novel taking place in a high rise near the World Trade Center in NYC. Takes place over a number of years and tracks numerous rich and quirky residents

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