Free Read [Graphic Novels Book] ↠ Michelangelo Electric - by Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu ✓

By Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu | Comments: ( 680 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

Michelangelo electric, un roman captivant si neconventional, s a numarat printre finalistele prestigiosului Booker Prize pentru 2004.Povestea incepe in 1910, in Morecambe, un orasel englez de coasta, unde micul Cy, orfan de tata, creste in hotelul pentru tuberculosi al mamei sale, invatand sa priveasca spectacolul suferintei in toata cruzimea lui In adolescenta, Cy devineMichelangelo electric, un roman captivant si neconventional, s a numarat printre finalistele prestigiosului Booker Prize pentru 2004.Povestea incepe in 1910, in Morecambe, un orasel englez de coasta, unde micul Cy, orfan de tata, creste in hotelul pentru tuberculosi al mamei sale, invatand sa priveasca spectacolul suferintei in toata cruzimea lui In adolescenta, Cy devine ucenicul lui Eliot Riley, personaj bizar si fascinant de la care deprinde arta tatuajului Dupa moartea mamei si a maestrului sau, tanarul pleaca in America si isi gaseste locul in lumea nebuna din Coney Island Ca orice artist, Cy cauta sa cunoasca extremele bucuriei si durerii omenesti, pentru a le talmaci apoi in forme si culori cu care decoreaza trupurile celor doritori sa si aiba povestea vietii intiparita n carne In mijlocul acestui carnaval decadent, Cy isi gaseste muza pe fascinanta si misterioasa Grace, o artista de circ din Europa de Est, iar neobisnuita lor poveste de dragoste creste pe masura ce Cy ii acopera trupul cu o suta noua ochi de cerneala semnul unui atent observator al lumii launtrice si inconjuratoare.


  • Title: Michelangelo Electric
  • Author: Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu
  • ISBN: 9789735012786
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Sarah Hall Sanda Aronescu

Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Sarah Hall took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth University, and began to take writing seriously from the age of twenty, first as a poet, several of her poems appearing in poetry magazines, then as a fiction writer She took an M Litt in Creative Writing at St Andrew s University and stayed on for a year afterwards to teach on the undergraduate Creative Writing programme.Her first novel, Haweswater, was published in 2002 It is set in the 1930s, focuses on one family the Lightburns and is a rural tragedy about the disintegration of a community of Cumbrian hill framers, due to the building of a reservoir It won several awards, including the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Winner, Best First Book Sarah Hall currently lives in North Carolina Her second book, The Electric Michelangelo 2004 , set in the turn of the century seaside resorts of Morecambe Bay and Coney Island, was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize Eurasia Region, Best Book.The Carhullan Army 2007 , won the 2007 John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 2008 Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction.Her latest novel is How to Paint a Dead Man 2009.



Comments Michelangelo Electric

  • Leslie

    I'm the first person to champion ambitious prose, even when it overreaches. I was absolutely with this book for the first 50 pages (at least through the anecdotal preamble about Cy's mischievous, unorthodox upbringing in a seaside consumptive hotel/abortion clinic). But once Riley is introduced and Cy is ensnared in the seamy underworld of tattooing, seadog villainy, and other tediously familiar treachery, the monomaniacal narrative voice begins to bulldoze the protagonist, wringing from him any [...]


  • ☕Laura

    This is the story of Cy Parks, from his coming of age on the shores of Morecambe Bay in England to his career as a tattoo artist on the boardwalk of Coney Island, New York in the early decades of the twentieth century. It is the story of the three people who would shape his soul, all three somewhat eccentric and flawed, tortured and gifted. His mother, Reeda Parks, runs a hotel for consumptives in Morecambe Bay, where the "soft air" is said to assuage their symptoms, and shows him what it is to [...]


  • Allie

    What Sarah Hall does well in "The Electric Michelangelo" are descriptions. The images of blood, coughed up from lungs or pulled with a tattoo needle, are vivid enough to make me queasy. Likewise, I can perfectly imagine the characters and their every mannerism, except the main character Cyril whose perspective gives the story. However, after all these carefully constructed visuals I was left wanting more plot. The main action takes many fewer pages than the descriptions and happens so abruptly t [...]


  • Meghann

    i did not enjoy this book. i finished it out of obligation; i think i kept wanting it to be better but it just never was. i didn't really care about anyone in this story, though it was a little interesting to learn about early tatooing methods.


  • Rachel

    This book was written really well with some truly beautiful passages in it. I highlighted about 9 different passages that I loved. So it's strange to me that I just didn't really care for the book that much? I don't know, I don't want to dissuade anyone from reading it, but at times I just wished I was reading something else.


  • Nancy B.

    I expected this book to be a kind of fluffy story about a tattoo artist and his adoration of a girl, but it turns out that it's really a brilliantly drawn coming of age novel for the art of tattooing, america, and one engaging young man. The girl, who doesn't come in until late, is intriguing and solid, with a feminist bent that is believable and respectable. Sweet!


  • Carol

    This book was terrific - I had very much wanted to read it and it lived up to every expectation I had. Set during the first half of the 20th century, it's about Cy Parks, who grows up in an English seaside resort town and becomes a very good tattoo artist. He emigrates to America, where he plies his trade in Coney Island. There he encounters the enigmatic Grace, who does an equestrian act in one of the park's circuses. Their oddly intimate relationship develops through the medium of her request [...]


  • Shazia

    I can't believe this won the Booker Prize. I chose it because of the prize (I've liked books by many other winners) and the intriguing subject matter - a tatoo artist from the period after the Great War and during the second World War, set in an English coastal tourist town and Coney Island. I think it won the award because the writing is so artful. Each phrase is a little poem. It seemed to me that the author got so caught up with her beautiful writing that she forgot about the need for plot or [...]


  • J.K. Grice

    I liked this book well enough, although the pacing was a bit slow at times.


  • Govnyo

    I read this after "discovering" Hall through her short story anthology, Madam Zero. The novel is worse, though only marginally so - I was still gripped, and the writing is absolutely sterling. The plot is fairly uninteresting - a boy is born in Morecambe, he grows up, the book follows the significant milestones in his life then winds up. There is love and death and hate, as is the norm. There are also [i]a lot[/i] of descriptions of the places where this takes place, one of which is Morecambe. T [...]


  • L.S.

    [carte vorbita -humanitas:]Dragos Bucur reuseste o lectura excelenta, ba as spune chiar o interpretare excelenta. Si autoarea mi-a lasat o impresie buna, deoarece a stiut sa vorbeasca frumos si ingenios despre un subiect care imi displace - si anume "arta tatuajului". Cy o priveste pe Grace drept opera lui de arta, o opera pe care o iubeste. Se indragosteste de ea doar dupa ce Grace isi pierde frumusestea pe care el i-a dat-o.


  • Mrs. Danvers

    This book sings. It is amazing that such a young woman could write such a thoughtful story of a man's whole life, with such vitality and mastery.


  • Sara Bauer

    Too dense to unpack via . I'll do a full review on my blog in time, but I must say, approach this novel with extreme EXTREME caution.


  • Stacey

    This is the longest I have stuck with a book for a while, despite its difficulty. It literally took me 10 weeks to read (I'm measuring in weeks because of the whole pregnancy thing; I remember that when I started it, I was about 11 weeks because parts of the book were making me nauseous, and now I'm 21 weeks and the whole thing just made me tired lately). It's not because the book is overly long-it's about 340 pages--it's just that it's very dense. There is almost no dialogue, and the paragraphs [...]


  • Ellie

    The premise of this story was what drew me to it. Seaside resorts, amusement parks, early 20th century life, and body art all appealed to me, but Hall really could have benefited from some good editing. Her writing reminded me of the stuff of 19th century when writers were paid by the word. I often found myself wishing she would get to the point and move the story on. The second half was much more engaging, perhaps because the setting was a faster paced Coney Island, with rich, eccentric charact [...]


  • Kimberly

    “War was a peculiar thing…It brought out the best and the worst and the downright incomprehensible in people. It made them slough off the dead skin of reason and deepen the roots of nationality. They became creatures of habit, more so than ever before…War sent people out looking for principles and decency and even fragments of God to be woven up in chain-mail and used as armour against all the bestial suffering and immoral wickedness inflicted by other human beings, those accused of creati [...]


  • David

    I can see why people like this so much, the richness and the color. At the same time, it isn't for me so much. I want a story from this, but have trouble finding it. Things happen, but there's 90% of the book just for build up if it's Cy, and not enough payoff. I think there's too many stories without focus, too much favoring of maximalism, too much fascination with pure ornamentation for my taste. Many will love it for exactly those things, but I wanted things much tighter. Just me though, stil [...]


  • Catherine

    I am a fan of the photographer Dianne Arbus and although I didn't know it when I put this on my wishlist, there are strong similarities in style. If Arbus had written, it would have been a book like this. There is distance from the characters yet aching intimacy.The atmosphere is so loaded, so heavy so exotic, yet the story so understated. Her writing is original, her phrasing accomplished. Wow! What an awe-some writer -- in the real sense of that word.


  • Andy

    Man, this book is fantastic, and I think the lady that wrote it did so when she was pretty young, in her 20s I believe. I'm not usually a real big fan of novels but this book is great. A really fun read for anyone interested in yesteryear, traditional tattoing, rogue citizens, outsiders, freaks or NYC. This book kind of reminded me of the also-awesome book Geek Love.


  • Lenah

    I can never praise highly enough for this book! It is so unique, not only the writing itself is impeccable, the subject is almost never touched in the literature. Rich in description and at one point everything seemed to come to me like a bold painting! Very lovely book, shame it didn't win the Man Booker prize!


  • Peggy

    blah, blah, blah x 1000 and i still don't understand the characters or their motivations. i know an awful lot about the bloody phlegm that was coughed up but each event that should have revealed something about the characters failed to reveal anything meaningful. empty!


  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~

    This was not as good as I had hoped it would have been, kind of got screwy in the middle and really never recovered. Too bad. :/


  • Alicia

    I tried to read this several times and haven't been able to get through it. I wish I could explain why, but perhaps it just isn't my style.


  • Dawn

    Dynamic settings-- seaside amusement parks-- and a beautiful rendering of the history and art of tattoos (you're going to want some ink!) all as a vehicle for an engaging love story. SWOON!


  • Robert

    More like 3.5 As such there's nothing bad with this book. The plot is predictable but the writing style is excellent.


  • Melody Newby

    This book will intrigue your mind in a variety of ways, especially if you love tattoos just as much as I do. The novel is set in the 1930s and the 1940s and it follows the life of Cyril Parks who's mother ran a hotel predominantly visited by consumptives in England. He discovered that his mother performed midnight abortions in partnership with a local female doctor; he could hear the young women screaming and crying into the blackness of the night.As Cy matured, he met Riley, tattoo artist and t [...]


  • Claire

    I received The Electric Michelangelo as part of a giveaway.Cyril "Cy" Parks grows up in a small English seaside town with a single mother who owns a consumptives' hotel around World War I. The local tattoo artist takes him on as an apprentice, and Cy develops into a skilled and passionate artist. Following the deaths of his mother and mentor, Cy heads to the United States and makes a home and business for himself amid a gritty and colorful cast of characters on Coney Island.Hall does a very goo [...]


  • Malcolm

    For me the strength and weakness of this novel was the descriptive passages. Too many fine words about the deeper meaning of tattoos. But many of the early passages from Cyril Park's boyhood paid surprising dividends later in his life and the power of the characters: the mother, the mentor tatooist and circus performer Grace grew out of the luxurious descriptions. Written at a high level of skill and creativity. If more of the mumbo jumbo had been edited out, I might have found a new favorite au [...]


  • Prashanth Baskaran

    This is not a fast read. Nor it is a love story. It's rather a study of tattooing via the chronicles of the protagonist. Forming the oh-so-lovely backdrop is the two bays.It is an insightful and stirring read which will make you feel many emotions.A great read if you have lot of time. Or interested in captivating prose.


  • Rikki

    In many ways the writing is lovely and descriptive, but it tends to get in the way of the story, and the book would have benefitted from a heavier edit. I like losing myself in a story and not being distracted by how it's written. I think this book has the problem of too much telling instead of simply showing. I'll be interested in reading later works from this extremely talented author.


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