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De wandelhoer by Iny Lorentz

De wandelhoer

by Iny Lorentz

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Title:De wandelhoer
Authors:Iny Lorentz
Info:Droemer Knaur (2010), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:Duitsland, 1414, valse beschuldiging, complot, verbanning, vernedering, wraak

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Die Wanderhure by Iny Lorentz


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i think that the life of a whore was much harder than it was projected in is book. it reads like it is no big deal to end up as one. no problem with std or inwanted babies or death during cjildbirth which i think was quiet common during that time. even the rapes are just shortly announced and then over like a rainstorm with any deeper wounds or mental scares. very simple and native read. fast and easy to read on. rainy week end if you want to be transported into a clean 1500 germany. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Jan 10, 2012 |
Plot: hard to find thanks to all the plotholes, and highly predictable. There's no surprise, the only unknown factor is when certain things are going to happen. A lot of the time solutions are far too convenient to be realistic.

Characters: Black and white, no gray anywhere. One single character goes from good to bad at one point, but aside from that no-one ever changes or grows. The main issue that the characters don't seem affected by what happens to her. The central character goes from maiden to rape victim to whore to avenger to married respectable woman, and never changes in any way.

Style: The good thing: it improved after the first two hundred pages. The bad: it started from such a low level that even this improvement isn't enough. The worst offenders are constant point-of-view changes - every few paragraphs, enough to give you whiplash - and such a simplistic prose style that it's just not fun to read. Another issue is the idealized portrayal of the environment: no one ever worries about sexually transmitted diseases, no-one has unwanted babies, no-one really suffers from illnesses. Add to that a very casual use of sex and violence that never actually affects anything, and you get a book that leaves you unaffected.

Plus: Some of the side character plots are interesting, when they aren't abandoned.

Minus: Terrible style, a plot with no surprises whatsoever, and characters who make it impossible to care.

Summary: I have no idea why this is as popular as it is - it's an incredibly naive and simplistic book. ( )
  surreality | Jun 19, 2009 |
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