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The Brummstein This astonishing novel begins in when Josef Siedler a science fiction devotee ventures deep into a series of caves in search of an entrance to the underworld Disappointed in his quest he none

  • Title: The Brummstein
  • Author: Peter Adolphsen Charlotte Barslund
  • ISBN: 9781611090284
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Brummstein By Peter Adolphsen Charlotte Barslund, This astonishing novel begins in 1907, when Josef Siedler, a science fiction devotee, ventures deep into a series of caves in search of an entrance to the underworld Disappointed in his quest, he nonetheless returns with a peculiar souvenir a small rock sample that emits a strange humming sound Upon Siedler s death, the rock is bequeathed to his nephew, a significant stThis astonishing novel begins in 1907, when Josef Siedler, a science fiction devotee, ventures deep into a series of caves in search of an entrance to the underworld Disappointed in his quest, he nonetheless returns with a peculiar souvenir a small rock sample that emits a strange humming sound Upon Siedler s death, the rock is bequeathed to his nephew, a significant step in what will become an extraordinary journey through the arc of history For as the stone passes through the hands of a series of owners, it collects their experiences from pre World War I ambitions and inter war anarchism to conditions during World War II, the bleakness of life in post war East Germany, the German art scene of the 1960s, and These snapshots of the twentieth century serve to chronicle the continuity of humanity, with all its strengths and weaknesses, in spare, haunting prose In The Brummstein, Danish author Peter Adolphsen has spun a mystical and movingly memorable exploration of the meaning of life.

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    1. 4.5 This tiny novella was one of the first books I discovered entirely through , nearly three years ago Now the overall average rating is 3.23 average friends rating 4.5 I ve been reading the right people, then It s a story which follows the successive owners of an object an idea I ve loved since childhood, but which is saved unexpectedly from cliche by being used only rarely in adult fiction The only other time I ve encountered it since joining GR was in part of The Secret Knowledge by Andrew C [...]

    2. Het is even nadenken bij het lezen van dit dunne boekje, nadenken en herlezen om te snappen wat gezegd wordtGeologie voor dummies, gelinkt aan een bijzondere steen en meerdere levensgeschiedenissen, gelinkt aan de Europese geschiedenis.Een klein pareltje waarbij je je niet mag laten afschrikken door de zwaarte van de zinnen maar gewoon kan en mag proberen volgen.Knap groene artikel tijdsnedes

    3. This little novella took me quite by surprise Peter Adolphsen has created characters who are archetypal, original and utterly believable I enjoyed the gorgeously geographic description of how subterranean caves are formed I loved the cyclical nature of the story, which goes full circle over the course of a century.In 1907, Josef Siedler descends into the H lloch Caves in Switzerland, searching for an opening to the subterranean world which he believes is home to a race far advanced than humans [...]

    4. Hardly even a novella, The Brummstein is very short, just 78 pages I loved it, the writing had a softness, a gentle touch which was very beguiling, the story of a strange geological specimen that passes from hand to hand was utterly compelling and I wished with all my heart there had been of it, MUCH this is not a story that can be told at this length, this is a story that needs a good, solid 130,000 words or to truly meet its promise.The characters were wonderful, but they were skeletons in [...]

    5. I finished my 78 page book The Brummstein which is probably a novella Based very much on geology and not science fiction but science fact Intelligent, well thought out with some interesting observations about humanity versus rocks The human spirit versus geological continuity and durability It is a book in translation and the English is impeccable It is a very cleverly constructed piece which touches on the meaning of human existence, life, the universe and everything It was a quick read but add [...]

    6. Review published at Three Percent rochester College tran By examining the minute connections, unlikely coincidences, and painstaking natural processes that give shape to the daily world, the work of Danish author Peter Adolphsen encapsulates both in form and content Blake s image of a world in a grain of sand This has never been literally true than in his most recently translated work, The Brummstein Beginning in 1907, and ending over eighty years later, the novella follows a mysteriously hummi [...]

    7. This odd little work by a Danish writer appears to be an exploration of time and humanity, and the preeminence of the former over the latter I say appears because it s an oblique work that makes several references to the span of geologic time in relation to that of recorded human history, but its ultimate meaning is very much open to interpretation Either way, it certainly doesn t drag the reader in the book opens with six pages of geological history before getting into the story That story in a [...]

    8. First from this writer, begins The constant orogeny of the Alps is caused by the breakup of the microcontinent Adria from Africa in the Jurassic, its subsequent rotation over the then existing Tethys Sea, and its collision with Eurasia if we apply the famous metaphor which depicts the Earth s age as a calendar year, when dinosaurs become extinct on Boxing Day, hominids emerge on New Year s Eve, and when, at the time of writing, ten seconds have passed since the Roman Empire s five seconds expire [...]

    9. At the heart of Brummstein are the connections that bind complete strangers together The story begins with a somewhat dry explanation of the Swiss Alps used to set up a metaphor of geologic time compressed into a single calendar year just remind us how short and insignificant human history is when considering the cosmic stage A rather dramatic way to start a story about a curious humming stone the Brummstein as it passes through the life of one person to the next Each life the stone touches is t [...]

    10. Peter Adolphsen s Brummstein is a peculiar little novella the story of a weird, vibrating stone that s chipped off an ancient rock at the bottom of a Swiss cave in 1908, and its travels from hand to hand throughout the 20th century in Germany It should be a drily humorous tall tale in the classic Scandinavian tradition lately represented by Paasilinna, Jonasson etc , but it s ultra condensed to 64 pages, with passages in allegedly untranslated German Adolphsen is Danish , with long asides on tec [...]

    11. Josef finds a humming stone deep in a cave in the Swiss Alps at the end of the 19th century He thinks the stone is a doorway to another world Takes a small rock out of it in order to analyze it Dies later without having the slightest clue of what its origin was The stone will then pass from hand to hand throughout the 20th century to this day, as a witness of the evolution of mainly the german society The narrative style varies from pages that look like pages on geology to poetry to classic nove [...]

    12. I think brummstein translates as grumbling or murmuring stone The stone in this unusual story has a stored memory of geological history The book starts with a geology lecture on the Alpine orogeny and the formation of cave systems in limestone I studied geology at A level when plate tectonics was newly accepted so I knew all this, but I think the author explains it well This is needed to show how some ancient rock might be revealed deep in a cave system in the Alps.One of the early visitors to t [...]

    13. This is the story of a rock that hums, a peculiar geological artifact that was discovered in 1907 and makes its way from owner to owner through the 20th century The humming rock is merely a prop that allows the author to tell the stories of each of the owners The trouble is that the book is so short that the reader learns precious little about each owner, and is left at the end with the feeling that he has not learned much about the owners or about 20th century history I give this book about a 5 [...]

    14. Como si tom ramos El atlas de las nubes , El abuelo que salt por la ventana y se larg y una pizca de Bioy, los ech ramos a la licuadora y luego los condens ramos con alg n m todo de cocina molecular El resultado, este libro, es una burbujita brillante y riqu sima, inolvidable, que te deja con ganas de m s.

    15. A nice little novella which tells the story of a piece of rock through the different owners it had through out the 20th century As follows it also shows the history of Europe in the 20th century from a somewhat unusual viewpoint I especially liked the seemingly random connections between people, objects and places that the story makes, random and yet showing a clear trail of cause and effect.

    16. A short fast read, intriguing, enticing I was left wanting and back story for every character, about the rock, everything I will be looking up author Adolphsen in the future to see if he can sustain this kind of fever pitch emotional blending for an entire novel s length.

    17. I strange short novel It was a very interesting idea the progression of a stone from one person to another over the course of 100 years.It started off like a geology text book but once I got past that it was worth reading.

    18. This slim little novel is the story of a small rock from it s creation and how it was passed on from person to person after it was chipped off a larger rock A strange little novel, but appealing because of the spare but descriptive writing.

    19. This book has got off to a slow start, with a long and detailed explanation of the formation of the Alps Now I have got through the geological part, I am quite enjoying the story and looking forward to seeing how it develops More later

    20. It had its ups and downs, mostly it was a slog There were some great parts to it, but for the most part the novella was bogged down by the overly scientific language in its beginning The whole thing was just so European.

    21. The only thing that could make this work better would be for there to be of it It is, believe it or not, the fictional provenance of a fictional rock, and yet the writing is utterly absorbing and charming.

    22. It was a fascinating little book and only geta three stars because I wanted to know what happened but instead the ending is a cliff hanger and the mystery is never solved.

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