Spider - A Teia Da Loucura

Spider A Teia Da Loucura Em depois de uma aus ncia de vinte anos Dennis Spider Cleg regressa a East End nos sub rbios de Londres onde quando era crian a o pai matou a m e para meter em casa uma prostituta Instala s

  • Title: Spider - A Teia Da Loucura
  • Author: Patrick McGrath
  • ISBN: 9789722329323
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Em 1957, depois de uma aus ncia de vinte anos, Dennis Spider Cleg regressa a East End, nos sub rbios de Londres, onde, quando era crian a, o pai matou a m e para meter em casa uma prostituta Instala se na pens o da senhora Wilkinson e, lentamente, vai reconstituindo as pe as do puzzle da sua vida Recorda a sua perturbante experi ncia, a certeza evidente de um terr velEm 1957, depois de uma aus ncia de vinte anos, Dennis Spider Cleg regressa a East End, nos sub rbios de Londres, onde, quando era crian a, o pai matou a m e para meter em casa uma prostituta Instala se na pens o da senhora Wilkinson e, lentamente, vai reconstituindo as pe as do puzzle da sua vida Recorda a sua perturbante experi ncia, a certeza evidente de um terr vel delito e as imagens traumatizantes, que deram origem ao longo ex lio no Canad Dia ap s dia, Dennis vai tecendo as teias do labirinto da loucura e compondo o seu mundo como um jogo de espelhos onde t o f cil a linha que separa a realidade dos abismos obscuros da mente Um livro perturbador, o pesadelo irreal de uma mente esquizofr nica Depois de A Casa da Loucura, j publicado nesta colec o, Patrick McGrath confirma se como um mestre a retratar os labirintos do esp rito humano Este romance fabuloso valeu a adapta o ao cinema e a presen a no Festival de Cannes.

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    1. I’ve always found it odd that I can recall incidents from my boyhood with clarity and precision begins Dennis Cleg, the protagonist and narrator of Spider, and yet events that happened yesterday are blurred, and I have no confidence in my ability to remember them accurately at all. Dennis writes down the story of his life in a notebook, having recently returned to London after spending 20 years in Canada, which he refuses to talk about, and is staying at a boarding house in the London's East E [...]

    2. This is the author’s second novel and third book (following on the collection “Blood and Water and Other Tales” and his debut novel “The Grotesque”). At least for the moment, I am reading his works in the order of publication. I thought that the short stories were very good and fit their lengths well. As noted in my review, I liked “The Grotesque”, but thought that I could have appreciated it more. After more reflection, in addition to the reasons previously cited, I think that it [...]

    3. "Spider" è lontano anni luce da "Follia", l'altro romanzo di Mcgrath che considero il suo capolavoro. "Spider" è un viaggio nel mondo della follia, delle allucinazioni, un viaggio nella psicosi. Un viaggio nella mente malata, le turbe psichiche di uno schizofrenico. Non è facile leggere un libro del genere, a causa delle continue regressioni tra presente e passato e il lettore non può che prendere atto di ciò che legge, scivola sempre più nello stesso baratro del protagonista, finendo per [...]

    4. Unfortunately, this is one of those books that I had not heard of until I inadvertently discovered the movie, which was pretty stellar as well and this may or may not have something to do with Ralph Fiennes! It was difficult as I read the book not to picture him in it, and this is one of the reasons I like reading books before seeing the movie, but this did not distract from its odd beauty. It's a story that revolves around a schizophrenic known as Spider. That he earned this name from his mothe [...]

    5. I hated this book. I wish I could give it 1/2 a star. I quit half way throughI couldn't read any more. No matter if I read just one page or even a paragraphwhen I put this book down I felt nothing but gloom. I tried to finish it to see where the story was going but I couldn't get past the awful feel the book gave out. Maybe that is what it was going forif so's not something I want to read. Ever. Ick. Half the time I couldn't tell if what I was reading was in the present or the past. Some paragra [...]

    6. I wish I could rate this higher but I didn't enjoy myself as much as I thought I would. Although this is a well written novel, it left me gutted and empty inside, and perhaps I felt defeated and a little enraged, which I guess I knew this going in, so a low ended rating isn't quite fair to the author. There were parts so screwy that I couldn't comprehend - that I had to skim them quickly to continue with the story. This was written first hand by a mentally unwell narrator, so had I continued to [...]

    7. This was an amazing book -- very well written and made me very uncomfortable -- but impossible to put down.It starts off as the journal of a man who obviously has some psychiatric issues and is living in a halfway house in the East End of London in the 1950s after completing 20 years in a prison psychiatric hospital. Gradually through his journal, you find out about his childhood, his living situation now and his wandering to fill his days back to the old allotments (gardens) and by the canal, b [...]

    8. Lento, lento, lento. Scopo dell’autore credo che sia quello di coinvolgere il lettore in una spirale di paranoie, incubi e allucinazioni per portarlo da un inizio dove tutto sembra essere normale, a un finale dove tutto è allucinazione e schizofrenia. Solo che secondo il mio modesto parere, non solo non riesce nell’intento ma porta a una noia che solo le poche pagine del libro non convince il lettore ad abbandonare la lettura. Si va avanti navigando in mezzo agli incubi del protagonista, sc [...]

    9. First Sentence: "I've always found it odd that I can recall incidents from my boyhood with clarity and precision, and yet events that happened yesterday are blurred, and I have no confidence in my ability to remember them accurately at all."This was a tale of Schizophrenia cleverly told in the voice of the schizophrenic himself. It started innocently enough until Spider, who, as a thirteen year old boy, started to lose the fine line between reality and madness. In doing so, he also dragged this [...]

    10. Ah!!! Finished today in the park under hot black clouds and suspicious winds like gas, ducks changing shape before they rotted before my eyes. Well, I feel wretched having finished the thing. The thing is, the thing is not there, you cannot put your finger on any thing that is not there but looms dark and loud Tricks of light and shandow and shifting as the narrator rots before your eyes and ears, and his guts strapped to his spine so as to clear a dark space hollow and full of sinister plumbing [...]

    11. Avendo letto Follia, sapevo più o meno cosa aspettarmi da McGrath: una lenta discesa nella pazzia, appunto, l'analisi dei pensieri di un uomo malato, forse una vittima, forse un assassino, sicuramente una persona estremamente disturbata. E così è stato.Solo che Spider non è riuscito a coinvolgermi come speravo. Sì, è un viaggio nella mente di un pazzo, sì, fa capire che la realtà non è sempre univoca, sì, le sue ossessioni e allucinazioni sono ben tratteggiate. Eppure qualcosa mi ha la [...]

    12. A young man figuring on his mother's death in the midst of madness, obsession and minute detail. Nothing here for me.

    13. This extremely well-written book is a suspenseful tale with an unreliable narrator weaving his memories and battling the gothic terrors which torment his nights and daily occupy his mind. The reader is left guessing at every turn. I enjoyed both the diction and syntax of this book and found the unreliable narrator fascinating - though one complaint (a small one) would be some frequency of repetition of happenings and the character mulling over what we'd just read. I felt this might have been tri [...]

    14. Dopo (a mio avviso) aver apprezzato la bravura di McGrath nello scrivere, ma non nello SCRIVERE un libro, ed essendomi irritato ed averlo maledetto per le sue trame brodose, per l'inconsistenza finale di "Grottesco" e la lamentosa noia di "Follia", mi sono ricordato di aver amato questo "Spider" nella versione cinematografica" di Cronenberg. E così, rischiando di spendere i soldi per odiare tre volte di fila un autore, mi sono buttato dentro alle pagine di "Spider". Fortunatamente, e finalmente [...]

    15. E' il primo libro che leggo di McGrath, autore che mi era sconosciuto e che ho letto quasi per caso. All'inizio ero un po' scettico, ma dopo qualche pagina mi sono appassionato alla vicenda di Dennis e alla sua lenta ed inesorabile escalation psicotica verso il delirio irreversibile. Alla fine credo non sarà  l'ultimo libro di McGrath che leggerò.

    16. storia un po'deludente, non sono riuscita ad entrare in pieno nella storia. A tratti lo scrittore sembra voler forzare il lato macabro del racconto

    17. Written in the form of a journal, first-person narrative, full of beautiful internal dialogue, Spider reveals a hallucinatory mind in the process of disintegration as he logs the events leading up to his imprisonment in an asylum. Despite this, he manages to remain self-aware and exercises some logical reasoning. The universal alienation expressed is reminiscent of Kafka and Dostoyevsky. As the story events unfold, we slowly begin to ponder Spider's credibility as a narrator.

    18. This was chosen as a book for our book club, so in a way I had to read it. I have only ever given up on one book before so didn't want to make this the second.If I had picked it up in a book shop I would have put it straight down again, but that was not an option.The book starts off quite strange but slowly you can piece things together and you realise where Spider/Dennis is.I do not really know what to believe about the story being told - is the sweet woman he describes as his mother later tran [...]

    19. This book started off quite well. We began by tuning into the protagonist's childhood and then it switches from past to present. It was interesting to see what he has been through as a child, his dysfunctional parents etc. However, midway through the book, it kind of lost me. I know it's the unraveling of the mind but it was hard to be captivated as it became more of a rambling towards the end.

    20. A man with a troubled past - one that is slowly unraveled, against the backdrop of the East End of London of the 1950s that is dyed in the grey hues of the narrator's imagination - that is Spider, the eponymous protagonist of the book.(view spoiler)[This book is the making of a disturbed individual, and his eventual undoing by the darkness of his own mind that once suffered a blow too massive for a lonely withdrawn child - the death of his mother at the hands of his father and the eventual acts [...]

    21. Purtroppo o per fortuna, mi sono giocata come primo romanzo di McGrath il capolavoro, "Follia". Gli altri non riescono nemmeno lontamente ad avvicinarcisi però d'altro canto mi ha fornito la chiave di lettura per apprezzare questi romanzi Non so se senza "Follia" saprei apprezzare McGrath Mi ha aperto un mondo! *_*Bando alle ciance e alle lodi dell'altro libro "Spider" mi è piaciuto un sacco!Innanzi tutto, un narratore non affidabile: ho scoperto che personaggi così mi mandano in brodo di giu [...]

    22. più mezza stella per l'abilità dello scrittore di trascinare il lettore nella mente annebbiata di uno schizofrenico, di spingerlo nel labirinto confuso della sua vita, dove l’unica speranza, trasmessa dal protagonista al lettore, sembra essere quella di ritrovare un qualsiasi filo conduttore che possa portarlo alla verità.Ma la realta’ non è mai quella che appare, perchè si confonde tra le sue allucinazioni visive e sonore e le sue presunte azioni; e più ci si addentra nella mente di S [...]

    23. Dopo aver letto quel gran libro che è "Follia" mi aspettavo molto da questo libro, anche perchè foraggiato da tutte queste parole positive spese per esso. Prima parte bella ed interessante! Ti fa entrare nella vita del protagonista, mostra il degrado in cui vive e la tristezza della madre per un rapporto con il padre ubriacone veramente deprimente.Dopo la metà del libro però, tutto diventa pesante e NOIOSO, sembra che lo scrittore della prima parte del libro abbia lasciato la seconda parte a [...]

    24. После этой книги очень хочется пойти и полечить головушку.Начинается все очень даже обыденно, хотя и мрачновато – отец-водопроводчик заводит любовницу, избавляется от жены, любовница становится злобной мачехой, а сына по имени Деннис отправляют куда подальше, то есть в Ка [...]

    25. I got this book and then I realized "Oh, Patrick Mcgrath who wrote that book Asylum that was really tacky and floridly written."But I perservered and read the whole thing and felt it was written better than that one. I even got really into it for a while and felt like it was really good. (spoiler ahead)But when I got to the end of the book I was really disapointed by the sort of stupid twist at the end. It reminded me of a lot of 90's movies like memento or fight club where the ending contradict [...]

    26. This entire book is a first-person narrative by a man who has been (or still is) ill as he recounts traumatic events in his childhood that shaped the man he is today. Set in London's East End in the 1930s / 1950s, the atmosphere is a blend of the boisterous working class pubs he remembers from childhood - and these themselves bring an odd sense of dread - to the drab, fog-drenched streets of bombed-out post-war London. The writing is paced and beautiful, as a mounting sense of horror builds to a [...]

    27. From the start of this book you have an unreliable narrator and so you know as you read, things may not be exactly as they are portrayed. That's fine, and the book shifts between first and third person which I can accept considering the mental state of the narrator.I think where I started to drift from the book was the reflections of events Spider experienced as a child and he was given omniscience to his father's actions which I could not accept. Then as you move into another part of the story [...]

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