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    [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen Reason for Reading Very intriguing plot captured my interestThis is a tough book to review I loved parts of it and disliked other parts of it Mainly I adored the main character 10yo Judith in whose voice the narrative is written She is naive and not always a reliable narrator but we are given events from her point of view as she

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    [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen Now this is a strange one It begins wonderfully with a child invoking the story of creation of the world in seven days recorded in the book of Genesis as she creates her own model of the world I learned that her n

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    read & download The Land of Decoration Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen One of my favourite books of last year was Among Others by Jo Walton in which a lonely teenage misfit struggles with her own self perceived at least ability to perform potentially harmful magic Grace McCleen's The Land of Decoration has a similar premise in some respects Narrator Judith who is bullied and ostracised at school and whose widowed father has brought her up as a member of a fundamentalist Christi

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    summary á eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Grace McCleen Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen The Land of Decoration is a peculiar novel but peculiar in a good way I was so intrigued by the premise Judith is a ten year old girl who lives with her devoutly religious father in a small English village As members of a fundamentalist sect they warn their neighbours of the approaching Armageddon Motherless and bullied at school Judith seeks solace in her bedroom where she creates a miniature world she calls The Land of Decoratio

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    [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen Every year there seems to be a book that stays with me long after I've turned the last page And when someone asks

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    summary á eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Grace McCleen Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen This is an exceptional debut novel that I could not stop reading in spite of the deep anguish and the maternal protection that the main character invoked in me until I reached the wrenching conclusionThe story is narrated by Judith McPherson a ten year old that is intelligent and articulate far beyond her years She lives with her wi

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    [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen This book didn't work at all for me It had no sense of time or place could have been the seventies could have been Wales or somewhere North wi

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    [gay fiction Books] TXT The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen The Land of Decoration from the Book of Ezekiel is a better world the promised land the way 10 year old Judith

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The Land of Decoration review ☆ 103 Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review Fnet ist tatsächlich alles weiß Judith hat ihr erstes Wunder bewirkt Und damit fangen ihre Probleme erst richtig an Grace McCleen hat einen herzzerreißenden Roman über Gut und Böse Glaube und Zweifel über Liebe Verlust und Erlösung geschrieben mit einer bezaubernden jungen Heldin Ein Schicksal das tief bewegt. This book didn t work at all for me It had no sense of time or place could have been the seventies could have been Wales or somewhere North with hills The joyless religious sect stifling the lives of Judith and her father reminded me of the than just a Baptist religions I came into contact with as a child but to me the plot the setting and the characters were just contrived stereotypes in a story that failed to convince

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The Land of Decoration

The Land of Decoration review ☆ 103 Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review Ein Roman so großherzig und unwiderstehlich dass er nur ein Wunder sein kann Menschen aus Pfeifenputzern Häuser aus Keksschachteln Wattewolken und ein Spiegelsee Die zehnjährige Judith hat sich in ihrem Zimmer eine kleine Welt geschaffen ganz für sich allein In der Schule wird sie gehänselt weil sie anders ist. The Land of Decoration is a first novel told in the voice of a young girl who has been brought up as a member of a religious sect Grace McCleen is a young writer who was herself brought up in a similar environment Of course most authors draw deeply on personal life experiences as they write not surprising since writing about events and circumstances you know is likely to be easier and realistic However sometimes the parallels between events and a novel and the author s own life seem particularly close Anthony Powell s Dance to the Music of Time seuence being a good example and perhaps that is also the case here Certainly the setting of the novel is completely convincing even if the events are at least partly imaginedThere have been a number of successful recent novels told in the voice of a young child so the approach is by no means completely original However for it to succeed reuires significant technical skill as a writer as well as considerable imagination and in The Land of Decoration Judith the narrator convinces completely as a somewhat precocious young girl The book is a little slow to get going but ultimately the story and the world it creates is engrossing and I found difficulty putting the book down at some pointsJudith lives with her father and it is clear from the outset that her mother is dead She has been brought up as a committed member of a small Church which operates under strict rules and is clearly closely modelled on the Jehovah s Witness movement Judith stands out from her schoolmates both for her intelligence and for her religious differences As a result she is isolated and bullied and retreats to an imaginary world which she makes in her bedroom Judith comes to believe that she has been given the power to perform miracles and that when something happens in her model world it will be paralleled in the real world At first it seems to her that this will provide a rapid solution to her problems but she uickly comes to realise that the conseuences of our wishes coming true can be hard to predict and that perhaps the adults in her life do not truly believe all that they say There are many strong aspects to this novel the voice and personality of Judith her relationship with her father the portrayal of the Church and its congregation and the reality of bullying in the school There are also some unexpected aspects the unseen social factors which turn a child into a bully the impact of isolation on the development of an intelligent child the impact of a strike in a closed community The portrayal of the Church is not particularly sympathetic and some readers have objected to this but neither is it unreasonably harsh Above all my memory will be of Judith and her imaginary world and how imagination can euip a child with the resilience to deal with incredibly difficult circumstances Finally I should comment on The Land of Decoration as an object As e books become ever popular publishers need to work harder to make us buy their books I read the first edition hardcover from Chatto Windus and it is a truly beautiful book Coloured page edges maroon like an old fashioned Bible pictorial endpapers and a superb dustwrapper Who would choose an e book over an object like this

Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review

The Land of Decoration review ☆ 103 Grace McCleen ☆ 3 review Sich von der sündigen Welt fernhalten muss Ihr streng religiöser Vater hat kein Ohr für ihre Nöte die Mutter hat sie nie kennengelernt Vielleicht denkt Judith wenn ich es hier drinnen schneien lasse mit Rasierschaum Watte und Daunenfedern fällt am Montag die Schule aus Als sie am nächsten Tag die Vorhänge öf. Every year there seems to be a book that stays with me long after I ve turned the last page And when someone asks me for a good book recommendation it s the first one that comes to mind The Land of Decoration a debut novel by Grace McCleen is one of those books Ten year old Judith McPherson lives in England with her father her mother having passed away She attends school but is bullied and isolated primarily because of the religious beliefs that she and her father follow And sometimes Judith escapes into her own little world one she has created in her room from rubbish There is a world in my room It is made from things no one else wanted and it is made with things that were my mother s that she left to me and it has taken most of my life to make She calls this world The Land of Decoration She has taken this name from the book of Ezekiel the land of milk and honey a paradise for the faithful in the afterlife The Promised Land For Judith it is where she will see her mother again When Judith transforms her Land of Decoration into a snow covered blizzard and it happens in reality she believes she is responsible Miracles happen because someone made them and because someone somewhere had faith And she s doubly sure she s responsible as God told her she was The bullying amplifies as does the unrest at the factory Judith s father works at And so does Judith s belief that she has the power to create miracles and change things And God s voice is getting louder I was so mesmerized by this book I couldn t read it straight through but had to put it down and come back later as my emotions were in a turmoil Judith s voice was heartbreaking in so many ways McCleen has created a character in Judith that just grabbed me and wouldn t let go I found myself stopping to ponder many of her views I wanted so badly to help her as she faced so much than a ten year old should McCleen s depictions of the other main players are just as well done Judith s father is another poignant portrayal that was difficult to accept and read at times McCleen s books explores so many themes love hate tolerance persecution belief faith and but ultimately is about the love between a parent and child I wonder how much of Judith s story is Grace s story She was raised in a fundamentalist religious environment and has a strong interest in miniatures as well I think readers are either going to love or hate McCleen s book much like Emma Donoghue s Room This reader loved it so did Emma Donoghue

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Land of Decoration
  • Grace McCleen
  • German
  • 15 August 2020
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