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Seus avós e pela primeira vez apercebe se de ue tem uma decisão a tomar Durante muitas décadas os seus avós foram os guardiões das memórias e dos tesouros das pessoas ue foram forçadas a abandonar a cidade Será ue está na altura de ele assumir esse papel e fazer dauela cidade a sua ca. Oh yes this woman really LOVES Greece That was on my mind while reading The ThreadReminded me of my thoughts exactly when many years ago I was devouring The IslandIt s so obvious that Victoria Hislop has done an immense historical research about greek history before writing her books That s why she can so thoroughly narrate big parts of it as a background of her plots The action is captivating and easy to follow Interesting stories well spread over many decadesThe Thread history of Thessaloniki Greeks Muslims Jews living together in harmony in this prosperous multicultural city Minor Asia Smyrni persecutions massacres refugees fire of 1917 complete devastation population exchange World Wars German atrocities famine Jews Holocaust jewish ritual objects lost or hidden greek national division communism resistance EAM Thessaloniki earthuake in 1978Hislop s heroes are trying to survive not always with success through all these difficult times Their lives get tangled up with each other s history and the author does a really good job in unfolding her characters during such an era 4 stars instead of 5 because although I really enjoyed and got caught up once again in Hislop s writing and the story 600pages in 4 days I found a few parts missingFor example how come Katerina and her mother dont feel the URGE to finally get back together even once or why the relationship of Dimitri and Katerina has to stay silent unexpressed and lukewarm until the end For me while I found very emotional the Jews storyline and their ending I d prefer that Victoria Hislop would make us feel a little bit of her characters sentiments and not so much tell us their feelingsNevertheless I strongly recommend The Thread and Victoria Hoslop s writing as I always admire her research her deep look even on secondary historical events and her details in people s cultureway of life Being a Greek I couldnot but thank her enough for staying persistent and loving my country so much Devoted to Drew yes this woman really LOVES Greece That was on my mind while reading The ThreadReminded me of my thoughts exactly when many

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The Thread

Tessalonica 1917 No dia em ue Dimitri Komninos nasce um incêndio devastador varre a próspera cidade grega onde cristãos judeus e muçulmanos vivem lado a lado Cinco anos mais tarde a casa de Katerina Sarafoglou na Ásia Menor é destruída pelo exército turco No meio do caos Katerina perde. I really enjoyed The Island despite its flaws and I was hoping for a similarly good plot with The Thread but I was pretty disappointedThe history of the novel was interesting but it really dragged on and on in the last uarter of the book as there was no climactic scene like in The Island On the face of it the novel was fine but there were just too many problems with it for me to give it than two stars For a start all the characters were either good or bad selfish or selfless The poor were wonderful people with tonnes of friends and the rich only cared about money and were ultimately miserable and alone I realise the Moreno family was an exception to this but they still chose to live in the poorest part of the city and were therefore wonderfulI also had issues with inconsistencies in characters like the fact that Hislop makes a point of saying the twins have little in common besides their looks before going on to say they both want to be tobacco graders they both dislike school and have no interest in their mother s weaving and later on they are practically finishing each other s sentencesIt bugged me that there was very little reason given for why Eugenia takes in the five year old Katerina and raises her and no real gratitude or reflection on this from Katerina s point of view Later on Katerina says the fact that a soldier picked her up and threw her on a boat out of dangerous Smyrna as the greatest kindness that s ever been shown to me Err what about a woman taking you in feeding you clothing you and making you part of her family without anyone even asking her to There were moments and inconsistencies like that throughout the novel which just wound me up There was simply too much stuff happening and too many characters to make anything in particularly meaningful in my view I wanted Hislop to stop take a breath and really explore what was going on in a scene or era it seemed rushed and not nearly enough attention was given to the narrative which seemed confused in placesI enjoyed learning about the history of the city which I wouldn t have discovered otherwise but the actual story and how it was told left a lot to be desired Her Small-Town Hero year old Katerina and raises her and no real gratitude or reflection on this from Katerina s point of view Later on Katerina says the fact that a soldier picked her up and threw her on a boat out of dangerous Smyrna as the greatest kindness that s ever been shown to me Err what about a woman taking Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you in feeding Promises in Tumble Creek you clothing Mischief and Marriage you and making Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, you part of her family without anyone even asking her to There were moments and inconsistencies like that throughout the novel which just wound me up There was simply too much stuff happening and too many characters to make anything in particularly meaningful in my view I wanted Hislop to stop take a breath and really explore what was going on in a scene or era it seemed rushed and not nearly enough attention was given to the narrative which seemed confused in placesI enjoyed learning about the history of the city which I wouldn t have discovered otherwise but the actual story and how it was told left a lot to be desired

review The Thread

A mãe e embarca para um destino desconhecido na Grécia Não tarda muito para ue a sua vida se entrelace com a de Dimitri e com a história da própria cidade enuanto guerras medos e perseguições começam a dividir o seu povo Tessalonica 2007 Um jovem anglo grego ouve a história de vida dos. The Thread Victoria HislopKaterina Sarafoglou a young seamstress with exceptional talent creates beautiful gowns for the rich ladies of Thessaloniki in Greece the passion for her work shining through as her needle threads its way through the fine silks and woolsVictoria Hislop s new novel The Thread weaves a story of love family feuds resilience and loss against a backdrop of the turbulent history of Greece and in particular the northern city of Thessaloniki throughout the 20th Century After her highly successful first novel The Island which was set in Crete and the leper island of Spinalonga Victoria set her second novel The Return in 1930s Spain In this her third widely anticipated novel she returns to Greece and readers are once again treated to a tale which not only ticks the boxes for providing a heart warming love story but enlightens and educates with an accurate fascinating insight into the history of this regionThis is how I like my history a social interpretation of how political religious and environmental forces affect people in their day to day lives In 1917 we learn that Thessaloniki is devastated by a fire which has a huge impact on the future of this multi cultural city where Christians Muslims and Jews were living together in a fairly successful symbiotic way Add two world wars civil war communism versus nationalism and it s clear that the city is never going to be the same again for its inhabitantsThe book begins in 2007 so we know the outcome of the relationship for the two main characters Katerina and Dimitri before we are taken back to the beginning of their lives Having knowledge of the ending doesn t in fact detract from the enjoyment of the narrative there are enough uestions surprises and anxious moments to keep the reader entranced from beginning to endI suspect comparisons will be made with Louis de Bernieres Captain Corelli s Mandolin and it s true this book will excite imagination and encourage travel to Thessaloniki to experience the spirit of a city nestling in the arms of the ever present Mount Olympus But for me this book has the same emotional appeal as Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splendid Suns In that novel I was able to appreciate how political changes and religious extremes impact on normal diligent families and their neighbours in Afghanistan in The Thread similar trials are thrust upon a group of hard working tolerant loving individuals in war torn Greece Their specific stories may be fictional but their voices are real and resonant Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers young seamstress with exceptional talent creates beautiful gowns for the rich ladies of Thessaloniki in Greece the passion for her work shining through as her needle threads its way through the fine silks and woolsVictoria Hislop s new novel The Thread weaves a story of love family feuds resilience and loss against a backdrop of the turbulent history of Greece and in particular the northern city of Thessaloniki throughout the 20th Century After her highly successful first novel The Island which was set in Crete and the leper island of Spinalonga Victoria set her second novel The Return in 1930s Spain In this her third widely anticipated novel she returns to Greece and readers are once again treated to a tale which not only ticks the boxes for providing a heart warming love story but enlightens and educates with an accurate fascinating insight into the history of this regionThis is how I like my history a social interpretation of how political religious and environmental forces affect people in their day to day lives In 1917 we learn that Thessaloniki is devastated by a fire which has a huge impact on the future of this multi cultural city where Christians Muslims and Jews were living together in a fairly successful symbiotic way Add two world wars civil war communism versus nationalism and it s clear that the city is never going to be the same again for its inhabitantsThe book begins in 2007 so we know the outcome of the relationship for the two main characters Katerina and Dimitri before we are taken back to the beginning of their lives Having knowledge of the ending doesn t in fact detract from the enjoyment of the narrative there are enough uestions surprises and anxious moments to keep the reader entranced from beginning to endI suspect comparisons will be made with Louis de Bernieres Captain Corelli s Mandolin and it s true this book will excite imagination and encourage travel to Thessaloniki to experience the spirit of a city nestling in the arms of the ever present Mount Olympus But for me this book has the same emotional appeal as Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splendid Suns In that novel I was able to appreciate how political changes and religious extremes impact on normal diligent families and their neighbours in Afghanistan in The Thread similar trials are thrust upon a group of hard working tolerant loving individuals in war torn Greece Their specific stories may be fictional but their voices are real and resonant


10 thoughts on “The Thread

  1. says:

    The sweeping historical detail of this book carried me through the first third before something started to niggle I just couldn't eng

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed The Island despite its flaws and I was hoping for a similarly good plot with The Thread but I was pretty disappointedThe history of the novel was interesting but it really dragged on and on in the last uarter of the book as there was no climactic scene like in The Island On the face of it the novel was fine but there were just too many problems with it for me to give it than two stars For a start all the characters were ei

  3. says:

    On the surface this melodramatic historical novel sounds appealing and interesting When I heard the book was set in Thessaloniki the town of my great grandmother and that it dealt with Jewish and Sephardic heritage I was intriguedH

  4. says:

    I was reluctant to ready this book Why ? Well I have read a lot of books about this era of Greek history but other than Louis de Bernieres never

  5. says:

    The Thread Victoria HislopKaterina Sarafoglou a young seamstress with exceptional talent creates beautiful gowns for the rich ladies of Thessaloniki in Greece the passion for her work shining through as her needle threads its way through the

  6. says:

    Thessaloniki 1917 As Dimitri Komninos is born a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christia

  7. says:

    This book has expectations to be epic but the sad reality is that it looks like a book written by a tourist who wanted to stage some kind of story in a place she fancied The result is a story that has little or no real connection with the place and the time; it could have been staged in Paris during the French revolution or in Moscow during t

  8. says:

    Oh yes this woman really LOVES Greece That was on my mind while reading The ThreadReminded me of my thoughts exactly when many years ago I was devouring The IslandIt' s so obvious that Victoria Hislop has done an immense hi

  9. says:

    I read Hislop's latest around X mas in the uiet of the night Very promising at first but the novel is so plot driven it is infuriating No character development many inconsistencies in the plot some bad Greek she should have asked her Greek friends to proofread I kept reading because the main part of the plot happens during World War II in Thessaloniki my home town and that was such a dramatic time for the city To be fair her descriptions

  10. says:

    A sprawling epic spanning both world wars the Thread works better as historical reference than fiction the characters are still born rendered lifeless and unengaging with the true centre piece being Thessaloniki a vibrant city full of colour and pizzaz which subtly evolves throughout the 20 centuryThe plethora of characters Dimitri Olga Eugenia Leonides and Katerina seem to share eual air time and thus we have no 'mains' here Reg

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