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Kensington Gardens #2020

Kensington Gardens A tale of two Londons and two writers obsessed with Peter Pan from one of Latin America s most playful and stylish novelists A children s writer unreels a shocking confession in Rodrigo Fresan s daz

  • Title: Kensington Gardens
  • Author: Rodrigo Fresán Natasha Wimmer
  • ISBN: 9780374181017
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kensington Gardens By Rodrigo Fresán Natasha Wimmer, A tale of two Londons, and two writers obsessed with Peter Pan, from one of Latin America s most playful and stylish novelists A children s writer unreels a shocking confession in Rodrigo Fresan s dazzling English language debut Known to millions by his pen name, Peter Hook, Fresan s hero has survived the death of his rock star parents, and a childhood surrounded by 1960sA tale of two Londons, and two writers obsessed with Peter Pan, from one of Latin America s most playful and stylish novelists A children s writer unreels a shocking confession in Rodrigo Fresan s dazzling English language debut Known to millions by his pen name, Peter Hook, Fresan s hero has survived the death of his rock star parents, and a childhood surrounded by 1960s excess, to become the most successful children s author of his generation, best loved as the creator of the time traveling boy Jim Yang.Over the course of one night, Peter tells his life story and that of J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan to the child actor cursed with playing Jim Yang in the movies Gradually, a fantastical and terrible tale emerges, a tale of shadow identities and suicide, lost boys and foundlings Moving between the Edwardianage and Swinging London, Kensington Gardens is an exploration of the charms and perils of nostalgia and children s literature from one of Latin America s most celebrated young novelists.

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    1. Remember the magic of Peter Pan Not the bullshit Disney version, rather one written by J.M Barrie, or, as in my case, the Mary Martin black and white version we saw as kids no need for the knowing looks, one to another, enabling the intuitive questions of gender confusion I m all over that already Among the many things I never knew about Barrie and his novel and play, was the extent to which much of it arose from early childhood trauma and an almost bizarre childhood read this book Some know, so [...]

    2. A thought provoking exploration of the search for a lost childhood and or desire to never grow up and all the creepy implications and upshots of this, coupled with a simultaneous portrayal of why such urges are so seductive through this novel s intoxicating portrayal of childhood magic and lived fairy tales The structure itself is convoluted and stimulating, with hosts of parallels delineated between the lives of the narrator Peter Hook the name a nested parallel , who is a contemporary children [...]

    3. ltimamente ven a con ganas de viajar, y arrancar un libro de Fres n con ganas de viajar es lo mejor y tambi n lo peor, como una de esas contradicciones que tanto abundan en sus historias que se puede hacer Porque Kensington Gardens te transporta a Londres, a la furiosa y arrasadora d cada de los 60, a los Swinging Sixties y Los Beatles sonando a todo volumen desde la historia psicotr pica de un suicida, y creo que es la mejor forma de transportar sin descripciones engorrosas, poes a barata a tra [...]

    4. with both distinctive voice and style, it is no wonder he was close friends with the late, and very talented, roberto bola o this book s imagery is fantastic, and unfurls richly the enigmatic world of j.m barrie and his beloved peter pan.

    5. Libro a libro Fres n va adquiriendo cierto peso en lo que respecta a mis respetos literarios No nos enga emos S que no se trata de mucho Pero al menos me sirve para abrir esta peque a cr tica.Jardines de Kensisgton juega a ser una biograf a sin serla, aunque siendo razonables durante parte de la obra no es otra cosa Como no pod a ser de otro modo, la biograf a libre, pero ah profundiza en la vida y obra qu bien tra do de J M Barrie, autor prol fico, pero conocido sobre todo por ser el creador de [...]

    6. Few novels manage such effortless surreality Part biography of JM Barrie, part bad acid trip 60s reverie, Fresan somehow takes familiar tropes Peter Pan the underlying creepiness of children s stories, the dark side of psychedelia and invests them with fresh intensity Kensington Gardens is a breezy read but it leaves a haunting impression.

    7. This was a really odd book it interested me, but also bored me, I enjoyed it but I also didn t like it Perhaps I liked both elements the novel and the biography but wasn t keen on the idea of meshing the two together.

    8. Un libro triste y extra o, que parece demandar entrega y lo compensa con enciclop dica voracidad, con inmensa sensibilidad Un libro algo inferior a Mantra, pero menudo libro.

    9. Fresan se supera Una mezcla de Borges y de Kurt Vonnegut para rendir culto al swingin London de los 60 s, J.M Barrie y su PeterPan.

    10. Creo que estuve m s ley ndolo, es un libro bastante largo Y aunque hay partes que hubiera podado, todo en general es genial la vida de barrie, la historia, real y ficticia y la forma de escribir de Rodrigo es muy buena

    11. El pasado es un juguete peligroso.Me hizo virtualmente vivir en Londres en el siglos XIX y XX, revivir mi infancia y revivir la literatura infantil mas no infantil Uno de los pocos libros que est n en mi lista para releer.

    12. Le narrateur est un auteur de romans jeunesse succ s, fils d un couple de rockeurs des ann es 60 un peu fous, et fascin par Peter Pan et son auteur, J M Barrie Il raconte la fois ses livres, son enfance l poque des Swinging Sixties et la vie hors du commun de James Matthew Barrie, dans un r cit foisonnant et complexe.Voil un livre bien trange, que je suis contente d avoir t forc e de lire par un d fi lecture, sans quoi je ne suis pas s re que j aurais tenu le coup Il raconte une foule de choses [...]

    13. In trying to match my literary pursuits with my real life travels, I picked up this book set in the London of the early 1900 s, 1960 s, and now whenever now happens to be Plenty of weirdness happens between the pages, part of which may be caused by the fact that this is a book written by an Argentinian about England in Spanish, then translated into English Translation sidenote who knew that Where s Waldo is known as Wallie s World in other countries Why I was fascinated by the narrative that cov [...]

    14. I picked this up in a bookstore in Argentina in desperation for something to read when my vacation turned into a library vacation instead of a travel vacation It s a big book, not typically anything I d pick up, but like I said, I was desperate And actually, I kind of loved it It s sort of about Peter Pan, and sort of about J.M Barrie, and sort of about a fictional character who identifies strongly with both of them It s long and crazy and makes no sense half the time, but somehow the story carr [...]

    15. This is the first of Argentinean born Fres n s ten books to be translated into English Peter Hook, author of the successful Jim Yang series, narrates his tale to the abducted, bound and gagged young boy actor chosen to play Jim Yang in the first movie The story flows from the present, to events in Peter Pan author J.M Barrie s life, to Peter s early life with his famous rock musician parents during the swingin London sixties era.

    16. A kidnapping murder suicide note confession biography of J.M Barrie fictional autobiography Confused Me, too Appalled Me, too I couldn t put the book down, not because I liked it but because much like watching an accident or a cheesy horror movie I couldn t seem to pull my eyes away from what I knew was going to happen.

    17. It s too bad, for those of use who don t read Spanish, that of Fresan s books aren t in English translation He writes beautifully Kensington Gardens is a gorgeous weaving together of tales that create a narrative about lost childhoods, phantom parents, tragic adulthood and the way in which adults imagine children to be Very smart, very imaginative.

    18. To be honest I ve read everything till the the end just because I started, but I didn t enjoy the book that much There s lot of details that turns the book into a very confusing story A book that could be ok turned out to be quite boring and too heavy to read

    19. A bizarre tale taking place over just one night, Peter Hook is a successful children s author who weaves his own horrific life in with J.M Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, and a dark tale fraught with drugs, suicide, lust and dueling identities emerges.

    20. Amazing book, reminds me some of the works from Breat Easton Ellis, some Pynchon and others, but keeping his unique voice without copying othersI read it in spanish and in english, I recomend it in both languages.

    21. Casi sin palabras Una obra maestra No le sobra una palabra, Fres n portentoso demostrando una pasi n por la literatura nica Peter Pan y Barrie y Fres n y uno mismo en cada vuelta de p gina Magn fico.

    22. This book was way too trippy for me I couldn t follow it and I had to keep rereading previous chapters Meh Didn t like it at all.

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