[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☁ The Smell of Apples Author Mark Behr – Justinfoline.us

The Smell of Apples Set In The Bitter Twilight Of Apartheid In South Africa In The 1970s, The Smell Of Apples Is A Haunting Story Narrated By Eleven Year Old Marnus Erasmus, Who Records The Social Turmoil And Racial Oppression That Are Destroying His Own Land Using His Family As A Microcosm Of The Corroding Society At Large, Marnus Tells A Troubling Tale Of A Childhood Corrupted, Of Unexpected Sexual Defilements, And Of An Innocence Gone Astray.

[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☁ The Smell of Apples  Author Mark Behr – Justinfoline.us
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • The Smell of Apples
  • Mark Behr
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 0312152094

    10 thoughts on “[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☁ The Smell of Apples Author Mark Behr – Justinfoline.us


  1. says:

    Ahhh the d nouement Defined by Wikipedia it isa series of events that follow the climax of a drama or narrative, and thus serves as the conclusion of the story from the Old French word denoer, to untie , and from nodus, Latin for knot Simply put, d nouement is the unraveling or untying of the complexities of a plot.Sounds easy, but why then is there such a problem with just this aspect of so many novels, and this one is no exception.It is the story of Marnus, a pre adolescent Afrikan Ahhh the d nouement Defined by Wikipedia it isa series of events that follow the climax of a drama or narrative, and thus serves as the conclusion of the story from the Old French word denoer, to untie , and from nodus, Latin for knot Simply put, d nouement is the unraveling or untying of the complexities of a plot.Sounds easy, but why then is there such a problem with just this aspect of so many novels, and this one is no exception.It is the story of Marnus, a pre adolescent Afrikaner boy, told in his own words and in his own style The language is perfect for a young boy and the images and episodes are vividly portrayed The descriptions of his sister, parents, his best buddy, and the young girl they love to torment, are charming and brutal at the same time Every now and then Marnus adult voice is hear...


  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this book for the portrait of South Africa, which was moving I feel that it connected me to a time and a place in a believable way I do not understand why the author decided to add random sexual trauma 3 to the end of the book For me it did not connect in any way to anything else that was g...


  3. says:

    This is the story of Marnus, a young Afrikaaner boy growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid years It is a moving account of his childhood experiences and of his interactions with the world around him The Smell of Apples was a enjoyable read but also an insightful one The way Aparteid touches Marnus life defines his attitude and relationships with others His family live a privileged life but there seems to be the underlying, ever present threat that everything they and their forebea This is the story of Marnus, a young Afrikaaner boy growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid years It is a moving account of his childhood experiences and of his interactions with the world around him The Smell of Apples was a enjoyable read but also an insightful one The way Aparteid touches Marnus life defines his attitude and relationships with others His family live a privileged life but there seems to be the underlying, ever present threat that everything they and their forebears have fought for could all be taken away The distance they maintain from the coloured and black people around them enables them to maintain the myth and to hold on to past greivances and hurts Marnus mothe...


  4. says:

    This book is about a young boy growing up Afrikaan during the 1970s South African apartheid era in a fairly privileged family with an authoritative father The child narrator was a great move here by Mark Behr because even though I did not agree with the views of the narrator, I was able to see things from that point of view Very descriptive prose in some places, great use of dialogue to showcase character flaw Though the book really did not talk about apartheid as I thought it would, it discu This book is about a y...


  5. says:

    So, I ll admit I totally misread this novel the first time, and I carried that misreading into a graduate class this fall five years after my first read and ended up liking it far less once my classmates clued me in on the fact that I was blind a moron Since my misreading won t actually be a spoiler, I ll tell you what I d remem...


  6. says:

    Written over 20 years ago, I think this is still a deeply troubling novel I rate highly the way Mark Behr slowly peels away the seeming innocence and security of an 11 year old Afrikaans boy from an apparently respectable conservative home, while interweaving reports from the young man years later as a soldier on the Angolan border The patriarchy of this nuclear f...


  7. says:

    As a Grade 12 student in South Africa, I was obligated to read a South African novel of my choice, in compliance with our syllabus Although it sounds terribly unpatriotic of me, I don t care much for South African literature Although I am proud of my country and its population, I feel little connection to its history perhaps because my parents only arrived here from Cyprus and Romania in 1992 this country s history is plagued by propagandistic and imperialist foreign powers who exploited th As a Grade 12 student in South Africa, I was obligated to read a South African novel of my choice, in compliance with our syllabus Although it sounds terribly unpatriotic of me, I don t care much for South African literature Although I am proud of my country and its population, I feel little connection to its history perhaps because my parents only arrived here from Cyprus and Romania in 1992 this country s history is plagued by propagandistic and imperialist foreign powers who exploited the people and the land for their own benefit such disgusts me However, hearing the same refrain Apartheid wa...


  8. says:

    This was a striking book about South Africa in the 1970s with a consideration of the harrowing legacy of this period Whether or not they agree with it, most students of colonial post colonial literature are familiar with Frederic Jameson s controversial thesis made in 1986 that all third world literature is national allegory Personally, I think that because an author loses contr...


  9. says:

    I have to revise some of my previous remarks and rating of this novel as I proceed to write my paper While there is not much in way of stylistic beauty perhaps the most significant attribute for me in reading a novel , I think that it is acute in its observations of the way that the family and nation place heteronormative policing pressures on an individual, our poor 11 year old Marnus I would love to spendtime thinking about how it utilizes Moby Dick as an intertext It s definitely us I have to revise some of my previous remarks and rating of this novel as I proceed to write my paper While there is not much in way of stylistic beauty perhaps the most significant attribute for me in reading a novel , I think that it is acute in its observations of the way that the family and nation place heteronormative poli...


  10. says:

    i liked this about a boy growing up in an afrikaans christian household in the 1970 s in south Africa the story is told in one long chapter with interspersed passages describing the boy as a grown up soldier fighting the guerillas in Angola where he dies.clearly the family are decent people trying to maintain their way of life against the oncoming changes when apartheid is dismantled and i really enjoyed the intricacies of family life and the boy s blood brother friendship and his relationshi i liked this about a boy growing up in an afrikaans christian household in the 1970 s in south Africa the story is told in one long chapter with interspersed passages describing the boy as a grown up soldier fighting the guerillas in Angola where he dies.clearly the family are decent people trying to maintain their way of life against the oncoming changes when apartheid is dismantled and i really enjoyed the intricacies of family life and the boy s blood brother friendship and his relationship with his older sister the father clearly sees his role as protecting God s beautiful country which his race developed from the terrible apocalyptic threat of the natives the writer makes the mother and father obviously sympathetic which makes disliking them difficult.Unfortunately such a poignant story is ruined by a scene of gratuitous child sex abuse which seems to be parachuted in fro...

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