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Blood Red, Snow White Russland, Schon Allein Das Wort Bt Auf Den Jungen Arthur Ransome Eine Ungeheure Faszination Aus Also Macht Er Sich Auf Den Weg Und Erlebt Hautnah Die Bolschewiki, Die Ermordung Der Romanows Und Die Geburtsstunde Der Sowjetrepublik In Diesem Ganzen Durcheinander Verliebt Arthur Sich In Evgenia, Die Sekret Rin Eines M Chtigen Politikers In Einer Atmosph Re, In Der Jeder Jedem Misstraut, Finden Die Beiden Menschen, Die Sich Ganz Und Gar Vertrauen, Einen Weg Zur Gemeinsamen Flucht Haben Etwa Die Juwelen, Die In Trotzkis Arbeitszimmer Verwahrt Wurden Und F R Den Revolution Ren Kampf Im Westen Eingesetzt Werden Sollten, Bei Der Ausreise Geholfen

  • Paperback
  • 361 pages
  • Blood Red, Snow White
  • Marcus Sedgwick
  • German
  • 15 March 2018
  • 9783423623933

About the Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in in The Restless Dead, 2007 the form of The Hea

10 thoughts on “Blood Red, Snow White

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    Stories twist and turn and grow and meet and give birth to other stories Here and there, one story touches another, and a familiar character, sometimes the hero, walks over the bridge from one story into another I think we need to clear some things up about this book.This is just my theory, but I m pretty sure something like this happened Due to the popularity of fairy tales and retellings in American YA, publishers have been scouting out the next bestseller both among upcoming manuscripts AND in books already published They found this book, which is written with certain fairy tale elements, and they rebranded the hell out of it for the market.Look at that gorgeous cover And that title How easy it was to turn that title into something that screamed fairy tale retelling without doing any extra work.But it s not a fairy tale retelling It s just not I can foresee all the people bypassing the blurb and hoping for the next Cinder or Cruel Beauty, and this book just isn t anything like that It s historical fiction downright weird historical fiction, to tell the truth and retells the Russian Revolution with allusions to fairy tales and a lot of strange metaphors.Sedgwick is actually one of my favourite authors He isn t afraid to...

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    5 charming, disarming, sweeping, romantic stars 10th Favorite Read of 2017 tie This is one unique and delightful read This semi fictional book is about Arthur Ransome an author and journalist who was one of Britain s first spies and possible double agents with the Bolsheviks This is also a love story of his deep feelings and bravery in the rescuing of the beautiful Evgeniya who also happened to be Trotsky s secretary In the background we have his yearning for his estranged daughter Tabitha and his love of writing children s fairy tales and adventure stories The prose is simple yet stylized Some of it was written in fairy tale form, other parts were like a simplified Le Carre novel and other parts were like a romantic melodrama This mish mash worked so well and I was transported to England, to Sweden, to Russia, to Estonia and felt like I was really there What was most magical about this is that although the subject matter is so serious the feel of th...

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    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Blood Red Snow White by Marcus SedgwickPublisher Roaring Brook PressPublication Date October 25, 2016Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from Goodreads Russia wakes from a long sleep and marches to St Petersburg to claim her birthright Her awakening will mark the end for the Romanovs, and the dawn of a new era that changed the world Arthur Ransome, a journalist and writer, was part of it all He left his family in England and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman This is his story.What I Liked I actually didn t know much about this book before reading it I requested it but I admit, it was because of the cover, and the author s name I ve not read anything by Sedgwick, but I ve heard of him, and have wanted to read something by him So I went into this one pretty blind I m giving this book a so so rating, but I liked it.This book follows Arthur Ransome, an English journalist and writer, who was in Russia during World War I He is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and finds himself caught up in the war The Bolsheviks want him to ...

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    Blood Red Snow White is a book about Communist Russia, but above all, a book about ideological hatred It is a book about how despising all communists and all British is always the wrong idea people are people above all else It s an important message and important story, but somehow, I just ended underwhelmed Let s talk about why Perhaps my biggest problem is missed expectations the creativity and pull of the story is just not on par Sedgwick s books get their power from being different from being non linear and focusing on subversive or different elements But this book focuses on a reporter working and loving in communist Russia With linear storytelling And that s essentially all there is to it It starts off with a great fairytale element, but that storytelling element quickly disappears, leaving a somewhat lukewarm story Sedgwick is just better when he s weirder.In terms of storytelling, there s some I liked and some I disliked The reliance on instalove was a terrible decision, first of all You can t care about a relationship you barely understand I found myself pulled along by the story, but I was just not that invested There is something to be said for just being really compelling I had not read than thirty pages of anything at once in a week before I picked this ...

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    BLOOD RED SNOW WHITE is a set of three short stories and a fictionalized account of author Arthur Randsome s time in Russia during Russian Revolution Sedgwick brings readers on a thrilling journey, detailing both sides of war between the Red and the White I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book The writing is quite beautiful in parts, especially in A Russian Fairy Tale Once upon a time beyond the sunrise, halfway to the moon, and so very far away it would make your feet weep to think about it, lies a land vast in size and deep in sadness From where we sit, on the far edge of history, we can see across Time itself, and yet this land is so big we struggle to see all of it at once These opening lines of A Russian Fairy Tale transported me right into twentieth century Russia where tsars ruled the land and lived in magical palaces It written very simply, like an actual children s fairy tale but with imagery that is not censored for children Look Another one is killed the top of his head blown clean off by a bullet at close range His hot red b...

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    I was highly anticipating Blood Red, Snow White because it was going to be the first Sedgwick novel that I d ever read He is an author I am constantly hearing about, so I was very excited to read this book And although I did enjoy it, I didn t love it as much as I truly wanted to.This novel is told in a fairytale writing style In the beginning, I was in awe of it I thought it added a sense of magic to the entire story, and it worked well with the symbolism that was in place for the Russian Revolution But as the whole novel continued on, this writing style seemed a little annoying, and the too short chapters became frustrating I just wanted it to be written a normal writing style and get on with the story And sure enough, the further into the novel I got, the the writing style seemed to fade away, almost as if the author was done with that illusion too.The plot was decently good It was grounded in the history of the Russian revolution, and then in the world war that followed it Arthur is a journalist who gets c...

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    3.5 starsI m on a bit of a Russian Revolution kick, spurred by The Gentleman in Moscow Blood Red, Snow White was a beautiful way to follow up and to enhance my understanding of yet another piece of the Bolshevik puzzle This book is beautifully written I have not read any of Marcus Sedgwick s previous work, but I thought that the opening chapters were dreamily penned, compellingly told, and beautifully rendered The imagery particularly of the slumbering bear in the forest rousing to a war cry against the Tsar was gorgeous and powerful.Yet, for all its beauty, the book is confusingly told in back and forth moments in time, gliding between England and Russia With so many flashbacks and jolts back to the present, the character development is murky, especially amongst the British government agents and the Bolshevik revolutionaries, so the plots and subplots and the nuances were somewhat lost on the less informed reader I can t help feeling that this story in the hands of another writer would have been a compelling spy thriller and if Sedgwick had continued to write the...

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    Wow I have to say that this was one of the best historical fictions that I have ever read The author is absolutely fantastic in the way that he manages to weave such a gripping story while still making it completely historically accurate I loved the style of writing as well and the way it changed, as though the narrator was speaking right out of the book and reading it to me, in the first third of the book, but then the style was slowly altered until the story was being told from Arthur Ransom s point of view I have to say that although I was thoroughly impressed, I also got a bit bored closer to the end of the book It seemed as though it had lost its sparkle and was dragging on a little It soon righted itself though By the final few pages, I was completely hooked again and couldn t put it down I absolutely loved this book, but that might just be because I am a complete history nerd I loved the way that it was different to all the other historical fictions that I usually read in the way that it was accurate and focused on telling the story of the Russian Revolution rather than telling a love story ...

  10. says:

    Sedgwick s authorial voice is nothing short of sensational, the fairytale quality running under his retelling the bloody Russian Revolutions through the eyes of Arthur Ransome The novel is split into three parts, and Sedgwick jumps between stories until they lace into one another and never once lose pace or connection with the reader It is an exceptional piece of writing, and reminded me strongly of other quasi factual works ...

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