[Summary The Year the Gypsies Came] E-pub AUTHOR Linzi Glass

REVIEW The Year the Gypsies Came

Set in apartheid South Africa this powerful and lyrically written novel is Linzi Glass's debutAs twelve year old Emily Iris explains it her mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers and vagabonds rely. This was probably the saddest book I ve ever read I cried myself to sleep It s cowardice to be scared of such an overwhelmingly powerful story To turn away from the bad stuff because it ruins the illusion of a perfect life This book made me think about my values and about my loved ones and all the hardships I ll probably never have to face

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The Year the Gypsies Came

Ing on the presence of outsiders to ease the tension between them Emily has her gentle older sister Sarah and Buza the old Zulu nightwatchman for company and comfort But her parents' continuing discontent leads them to w. Hm I must admit I m surprised at some of the extremely negative reviews on this book Yes it was dark yes there were tons and tongs of angst in it and yes some of it may have been over the top but all in all I actually thought this was uite a good book What I especially liked is the way Emily the main character looks at things She realises her family isn t uite normal but at the same time she takes a lot of things for granted that make me go awk I like that since it s realistic Depressing but realistic Also it shows the narrator has some insight in how this would affect a child and doesn t get dragged into the misery herself which I think speaks to her creditI myself didn t really like this book because it was a bit too gloomy to like and towards the end I had a sense that it all spun a bit out of control but still I think it s a wortwhile book to read I m glad I ve read it anyway and I would recommend it For despite its faults it is an interesting exploration of the way families work and the writing is really appealing

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Elcome some peculiar strangers One spring a family of wanderers a wildlife photographer his wife and two boys comes to stay and their strange compelling and dangerous presence will leave the Iris family infinitely change. I absolutely loved this book I have read it about five times i just cant get bored of it A very touching story i will always remember this book I would recommend it to anybody


10 thoughts on “The Year the Gypsies Came

  1. says:

    This was probably the saddest book I've ever read I cried myself to sleep It's cowardice to be scared of such an overwhelmingly powerful story To turn away from the bad stuff because it ruins the illusion of a 'perfect' life This book made me think about my values and about my loved ones and all the hardships I'll probably never have to face

  2. says:

    Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much I

  3. says:

    I felt this book was too formal and stiff Although it was packed filled with metaphors that should be very deep in didn't feel that way to me It simply felt over done which is disappointed The themes in the book a

  4. says:

    When I was 10 years of age as a curious young child I picked up this book as the title and cover sounded intere

  5. says:

    It's been a while since I read any of Linzi's work and I don;t know why I have left it so long because her books are fabThis book is set in th

  6. says:

    Hm I must admit I'm surprised at some of the extremely negative reviews on this book Yes it was dark yes there were tons and tongs of angst in it and yes some of it may have been over the top but all in all I actually thought this was uite a good book What I especially liked is the way Emily the main character looks at things She realises he

  7. says:

    This book is very disappointing I read some bad reviews about it but I thought they were written by uite impressionable p

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have read it about five times i just cant get bored of it A very touching story i will always remember this book I would recommend it to anybody

  9. says:

    I read this for my book club someone else's choice and found myself by turns enjoying it and getting cross with it Although I found some of it uite cliched and could predict exactly what was going to happen I still felt compelled to get to the end I thought the family relationships were drawn uite well and was interested in the Sout

  10. says:

    The epilogue saved this from being a 225 star read I loved Buza his zulu stories and his character as a whole he was the best part Especially his friendship with Emiliy did warm my heart everytime I read about itFurther I have very