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Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson

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Simon is an ordinary boy growing up in Sweden; at least until World War II is declared; until he befriends the traumatised Jewish boy Isak; and until he learns that he is adopted. With his innocence forever lost, Simon must embark on a quest for self-hood that will be his salvation - or ruin.

Reviews (5)
The writing was beautiful in an almost lyrical way, and the setting felt very realistic and vivid. The scope of the novel was large, but the gaps in time and perspective were handled well, and, overall, it didn't feel like the author had been off more than could be chewed. The characters were interesting as were the themes and the setting, but the plot might be a bit slow for some readers, though for me, that wasn't an issue. To be enjoyed for its language, characters, setting, and theme, but not so much for its plot.
Just an excellent book written by a brilliant storyteller. It's about parenthood, childhood and friendship. Marianne Fredriksson seemed to have a mystical side which she wove very delicately into this story through dreams and visions without overdoing it. Her characters feel real. She got the historical facts right too.
Wonderful story with many ideas and insights for thought. Easy to see why it is listed as one of the top ten Swedish novels to read.
A good read. I liked it so much that I order two others by the same author.
Usually I read the book, then see the film, but this time I did not. The film portrays the character and tone of the book very well.

ISBN: 0752825143

Rating: 4.1/5

Votes: 582

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ISBN13: 978-0752825144

Publisher: ORION (1999)

Language: English

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Pages: 295

Simon and the Oaks
Literature & Fiction
Author: Marianne Fredriksson
Title: Simon and the Oaks