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✤ Ghost Wall  Download ➸ Author Sarah Moss – Pcusati.info Full review hereIf there was a contest of writing, that will require telling a story using the least amount of words, this book would win it this year.A borderline novella, Ghost Wall is a powerful story that could easily be read in one sitting.I loved the idea behind this novel The sacrificed bog girls, whose remains found, as characters they are quiet and unknown, as if they never existed but the proof of them being very much alive is there, in contrast with today s abused women in hands of b Full review hereIf there was a contest of writing, that will require telling a story using the least amount of words, this book would win it this year.A borderline novella, Ghost Wall is a powerful story that could easily be read in one sitting.I loved the idea behind this novel The sacrificed bog girls, whose remains found, as characters they are quiet and unknown, as if they never existed but the proof of them being very much alive is there, in contrast with today s abused women in hands o I didn t quite know how to ask anything of my own How do you leave home, how do you get away, how do you not go backWhen I started reading Ghost Wall, the forthcoming novel from Sarah Moss about a group of people setting up camp close to Hadrian s Wall as an exercise in experiential archaeology, I surmised from the demeanour of Silvie, its protagonist and narrator , she was far younger than her actual age I took her to be a precocious eleven, possibly twelve year old, only to discover afI didn t quite know how to ask anything of my own How do you leave home, how do you get away, how do you not go backWhen I started reading Ghost Wall, the forthcoming novel from Sarah Moss about a group of people setting up camp close to Hadrian s Wall as an exercise in experiential archaeology, I surmised from the demeanour of Silvie, its protagonist and narrator , she was far younger than her actual age I took her to be a precocious eleven, possibly twelve year old, only to discover after reading for some time she was in fact seventeen The reason for my misjudgement was partly her father, Bill s behaviour towards her, since he treated her like a little girl, but also because Sarah Moss is one of those authors I have wanted to get to for what feels like ages because I had this feeling that I would adore her work But sometimes that feeling of a potential favourite author makes me to anxious to actually pick up a book this is irrational, I know , so I finally jumped at the chance to read and review her newest novel, because it sounds brilliant and it is quite short I love short books And I still think that Sarah Moss might be a potential favourite author, even if Sarah Moss is one of those authors I have wanted to get to for what feels like ages because I had this feeling that I would adore her work But sometimes that feeling of a potential favourite author makes me to anxious to actually pick up a book this is irrational, I know , so I finally jumped at the chance to read and review her newest novel, because it sounds brilliant and it is quite short I love short books And I still think that Sarah Moss might be a potential favourite author, even if this book did not quite blow me away.This book is set over a period of a couple of days, days Silvie and her family are spending in a experimental arc I have enjoyed the writing of Sarah Moss since reading, Cold Earth, in 2009 and was delighted to receive her latest work for review This is a short novel, almost a novella, but still retains a huge amount of depth and interest A group of people are gathered for a trip in experimental archaeology, recreating an Iron Age camp in Northumberland There is the professor, Jim Slade, his students Molly, Dan and Peter, and Silvie and her family Silvie is seventeen and lives with her downtrodden I have enjoyed the writing of Sarah Moss since reading, Cold Earth, in 2009 and was delighted to receive her latest work for review This is a short novel, almost a novella, but still retains a huge amount of depth and interest A group of people are gathered for a trip in experimental archaeology, recreating an Iron Age camp in Northumberland There is the professor, Jim Slade, his students Molly, Dan and Peter, and Silvie and her family Silvie is seventeen and lives with her downtrodden mother, Alison, and her father, Bill Hampton Usually a bus driver, Bill is obsessed with Ancient Britain and is often used to give practical help, or trade information, with academics Resentful of those he perceives a We re seeing if we can make a ghost wall, said the Prof, sitting back on his haunches I was just telling your dad, it s what one of the local tribes tried as a last ditch defence against the Romans, they made a palisade and brought out their ancestral skulls and arrayed them along the top, dead faces gazing down, it was their strongest magic.Sarah Moss s Ghost Wall sparked connections for me with two excellent novels Melissa Ha Like many people, I was hugely impressed by Sarah Moss previous novel The Tidal Zone for the way its story meaningfully drew the past into the pressing concerns of its characters in the present She uses a similar technique in her new novel Ghost Wall but in a muchcompressed form that combines a tense story with a strong statement about issues in modern Britain Teenage Silvie is taken on a unique archaeological trip in Northern England by her parents along with a few students and a p Like many people, I was hugely impressed by Sarah Moss previous novel The Tidal Zone for the way its story meaningfully drew the past into the pressing concerns of its characters in the present She uses a similar technique in her new novel Ghost Wall but in a muchcompressed form that combines a tense story with a strong statement about issues in modern Britain Teenage Silvie is taken on a unique archaeological trip in Northern England by her parents along with a few students and a professor Rather than searching for artefacts they seek to recreate the feeling of living in Iron Age Britain as closely as possible This means wearing nothing but burlap sacks, foraging for wha Teenage Silvie Is Living In A Remote Northumberland Camp As An Exercise In Experimental Archaeology Her Father Is An Abusive Man, Obsessed With Recreating The Discomfort, Brutality And Harshness Of Iron Age Life Behind And Ahead Of Silvie S Narrative Is The Story Of A Bog Girl, A Sacrifice, A Woman Killed By Those Closest To Her, And As The Hot Summer Builds To A Terrifying Climax, Silvie And The Bog Girl Are In Ever Terrifying Proximity. Because they are men, I thought, because they re in charge, because there will be consequences if you don t I didn t see how she could not know that A short, almost impressionist piece of writing in which Moss swirls together strands about gender, class, prejudicial nationalism and a kind of atavistic mentality that foreground both the use and abuse of power The writing is subtle and loaded, the tension rising with the heat and the increasing violence as rabbits are skinned for food, their hBecause they are men, I thought, because they re in charge, because there will be consequences if you don t I didn t see how she could not know that A short, almost impressionist piece of writing in which Moss swirls together strands about gender, class, prejudicial nationalism and a kind of atavistic mentality that foreground both the use and abuse of power The writing is subtle and loaded, the tension rising with the heat and the increasing violence as rabbits are skinned for food, their heads boiled for the construction of the menacing ghost wall The lord of the flies alike ending is both flagged from the start but also not quite believable and leaves us a little stranded as the piece ends abruptly Nevertheless, the control in the writing is striking, and Moss has That was the whole point of the re enactment, that we ourselves became the ghosts, learning to walk the land as they walked it two thousand years ago, to tend our fire as they tended theirs and hope that some of their thoughts, their way of understanding the world, would follow the dance of muscle and bone To do it properly, I thought, we would almost have to absent ourselves from ourselves, leaving our actions, our reenactions, to those no longer there Who are the ghosts again, us or our dea That was the whole point of the re enactment, that You know that Ghost Wall is a work of literary rather than genre fiction because the characters direct discourse is not set off by inverted commas It is also absurdly overpriced in a minuscule format scarcely larger than a pocket diary with lots of white space between the lines to pad it to 152 pages at 12.99 And yet it is scarier than all get out, an excellent horror story that Shirley Jackson would have envied having written Silvie which stands for Sulevia, supposedly the name of some You know that Ghost Wall is a work of literary rather than genre fiction because the characters direct discourse is not set off by inverted commas It is also absurdly overpriced in a minuscule format scarcely larger than a pocket diary with lots of white space between the lines to pad it to 152 pages at 12.99 And yet it is scarier than all get out, an excellent horror story that Shirley Jackson would have envied having written Silvie which stands for Sulevia, supposedly the name of some Celtic goddess is a 17 year old girl in Northern England sometime later in the last century Why that time period I suspect because it s before mobile phones Her father Bill shudder is a keen amateur archaeologist fascinated with the Iron Age in pre Roman Britain, particularly bodies of strangled sacrificial victims preserved in bogs The book begins with a 3rd person account of such a ceremony, setting us in the proper mood of horror Sub

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