Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
The Lace Weaver Kindle Edition
About the Author
For more Lauren, see:
- ASIN : B075WZ8KSX
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Australia (19 March 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 5729 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 358 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 51,878 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Review this product
Top reviews from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Michael Ondaatje, a writer of historical fiction, says he writes 20 drafts and masses research as his novel unfolds. Hilary Mantel bases her historical novels on research to expose the dilemmas of people facing traumatic events. Thus we learn much about the atmosphere and culture of the times from her books. The true historical novel brings to life otherwise cold hard facts.
Sadly in “ The Lace Weaver” , the drama is set among a mush-mash of facts, and the dialogue and romance, immature, a first draft.
Also: nupps are knitted not sewn! And lead is used as a melt in fortune telling; you would have great difficulty melting tin!
I am particularly disturbed when I read reviews by readers who have been duped, unaware of the historical and cultural errors. It desperately needs an authoritative re-write.
I was interested to learn about Estonia of whichI was totally ignorant.
This is a story which deespite ucb cruelty and inhumanity shows the bonds of love.
I read this book as part of my and my co-workers’ book club, and while I’m happy I read outside my usual genre (this being historical fiction) about a place (Estonia) and time (early 1940s) that I rarely read about, I feel that this novel sorely lacked in characterisation and plotting. There were many inconsistencies that, while minor, I think an editor should have picked up on and which threw me out of the narrative. Also, any time any tragic event occurred, it either happened “off-screen” or was immediately followed by a jump in perspective/setting/time, not allowing us to see the effects on the characters, which I feel is particularly pertinent for a novel set during and about World War II.
I had some more to say but it really boils down to me being thankful for the opportunity to expand my reading horizons, but ultimately disappointed by this venture beyond my comfort zone. Rest assured I’ll be venturing out there again soon, don’t you worry!
Overall I loved having the two perspectives and getting to know both women while following the same story. It is a great book and I highly recommend.