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Little Fires Everywhere

De : Celeste Ng
Lu par : Jennifer Lim
Durée : 11 h et 27 min
4,3 out of 5 stars (19 notations)

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The New York Times Top 10 Best Seller

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You.

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town - and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost....

©2017 Celeste Ng (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group

Commentaires

"Witty, wise and tender. It's a marvel." (Paula Hawkins)
"To say I love this book is an understatement. It's a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears." (Reese Witherspoon)
"I am loving Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Maybe my favourite novel I've read this year." (John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars)

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Not to be missed

Wonderful rendering of a beautifully written book. Jennifer Lim’s voice captures perfectly the soul of each character.

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Good characters

A typical US family living in a fine neighbourhood welcomes a mother and her teen. Everybody seems fine, honest, willing to please others. But life starts to turn things over! You might know people like the Richardsons!

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  • 28/04/2019

I really wanted to like this book.

I really don’t understand the purpose of this book. Every theme it brushed wasn’t thoroughly developed. Family? Adoption? Racism? Nothing. This book tried to be so many things and ended up being nothing.

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  • Vaidyanathan
  • 17/02/2019

Ultra boring story.

I think the story really had nothing in it - while there was so much scope to make really interesting characters, the book felt like such a failure. I think while the performer did a great job, there is little that can be done when the climax itself is so poor. Don't waste your time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/09/2018

stunning!

Loved this multi-layered story! Gorgeous narration too. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will make a great movie, I'm sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/05/2020

light reading

I liked this book , amidst the covid-19 epidemic I needed something light to read. kept me curious until the very last chapter , waiting for everything to unfold. sad though that life has to be that way, the rich het away with things, well it seems ...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/09/2019

a bit american

passable but not monumental. will be quickly forgotten. very American. narration was overplayed. ok if you just want something to wash over you whilst you do something else.

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  • Cath6408
  • 29/07/2020

Brilliant.

I simply loved this story. Engaging, real, relatable. Great story. Great narration. I wish this author had more to offer.

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  • Linda Byrne
  • 27/07/2020

Pointless story - so boring

I had such high expectations for this book, with the raving reviews and the tv show but was left bitterly disappointed. The story feels completely meaningless, and in order to try make it interesting, the author added some long winded background stories throughout that feel disjointed from the narrative. This book feels like an attempt at the TV show Desperate Housewives, but it's superficial, lacking any meaning or depth. Not for me.

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  • Thea Maclean
  • 20/07/2020

Easy readin.

This book has plenty of obvious characters that we’ve read about before. Not challenging. Not offensive. Not unique. Not ground breaking. Just a little beige.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29/06/2020

Loved this book!!!

Beautiful words, almost poetry at times giving words to my thoughts and feelings! A Masterpiece

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  • Alanna
  • 23/05/2019

One of my all time favorites!

I could read this over and over! I would highly recommend it. Very similar to Big Little Lies and soon to be a mini series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/03/2019

Very enjoyable!

Loved the author's use of language! Interesting plot and multi-faceted characters. Would definitely recommend it.