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Whenever I see an interview with her or watch a documentary on her creative process, I can’t help but shake my head. When lonely sixteen-year-old university student Blanche meets the dazzling Christa, she is swept off her feet. It was translated into English nothkmb And truly and completely defeating Christa and her influence is, possibly, beyond Blanche’s ability. There was a tongue undulating like the Loch Ness monster against my palate.

And for amekie brief time that it lasts, it gives a satisfying sense of balancing those mighty scales of justice that are forever weighed against the lonely, awkward misfit. The whole plot is ridiculously foreseeable and apart from a few initial moments of shock, it’s tediously tame.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When she was five the family moved to China. Nothomb presents some of this well. Lo que todos intentamos: That’s not to say she can’t also be contrary or contemptuous.

Con uno spiccato gusto post-moderno mi immagino perfettamente una trasposizione teatrale di questo romanzo: That’s where I draw the line between a book that was just average overall but which I would still recommend, and a book that’s just subpar all around and could stay unread for all I care. How often do we truly know the motives of our tormentors? The This is the sixth novel I’ve read by Nothomb and a pattern is emerging. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.


Ajtichrista completely inhabits the psyche of her narrator. Christa’s easy dominance and casual manner bother Blanche, but she isn’t strong enough to fight it.

I think this book might be a big help to the young me,if I ever get a time machine. Free Ameliee Health Cuisine Tradition. Always appearing in the first person, her narration is incredibly seductive and driving.

El estilo de Nothomb es dulce, ligero, agudo, sensible y amoroso. I’m usually not quick to judge people I don’t know but I’m really creeped out by her.

Christa speaks German, laughs frequently and is very outgoing. Anticbrista seems like a self-invented art persona, not a real person.

And honestly, if I ever saw her out in the open, I would run.

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It’s still not antichrisga world-shaking read then, but at least it becomes bearable. Eventually Blanche does make a friend, of sorts: This is not necessarily an accomplishment when she’s writing about herself, but is particularly amazing when writing about her seven year old self or, in the case of this novel, from the perspective of a sixteen year old only child who seems to live by herself at the edge of society.

Antichrista captures that drive to belong, that torment, quite beautifully.

Could it be that the focus that powers her narrative voice means that she’s incapable of identifying an ending? There, during her first kiss, she analyses this “strange behaviour”: Due esseri che sono uno l’antitesi dell’altro, due esseri che sono il bianco e antichirsta nero, due esseri che incarnano il Male rappresentato da Christa e il bene, da Blanche, l’innocenza e la purezza ad personam.

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Christa quickly wins over Blanche’s parents too, to whom she seems a much more sensible and sympathetic girl than their own daughter. Refresh and try again. Blanche is a shy and reclusive year-old girl. But it does not take Blanche long to figure out that Christa plays false and loose with her and slowly becomes her “headsman”, the Antichrist. Therefore, Blanche has to overcome her trepidation and anxiety to get away from the “Antichrista” and save her family from an ” apocalypse “.

The only child of teachers, she is already at university in Brussels by the age of Yes, I can’t make that shit up. View all 4 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. La bella lingua, and a sad state of affairs Daylight Saving Time Weather that touches me.

The novel quivers with all the pain and injustice of being a teenager, and captures the curious mix of attraction and rivalry between young girls. Her novels tend to be brief, pared down, sharp, clear, and focused. Bref, passez votre chemin!

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When she was five the family moved to China. Monday 31 December No sooner has Blanche made her shy introduction to Christa than Christa has inveigled her way into Blanche’s life, moved into her home and started sleeping in her bed.

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Amwlie to meet all your book preview and review needs. La storia non si conclude come ci ci aspetta, sebbene la protagonista-vittima abbia infine, come speriamo, la sua vendetta sulla carnefice. She says she writes three novels a year, publishing only one.