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Автор: Nicol, Mike Название: Horseman Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация . Описание: With tremendous political daring, South African novelist Mike Nicol offers a luminous parable of his country's past.

Описание: With tremendous political daring, South African novelist Mike Nicol offers a luminous parable of his country's past.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1951, Mike Nicol is the author of several novels, among them Horseman, This Day and Age, and The Powers That Be, and many works of nonfiction, including A Good-Looking Corpse and The Waiting Country. H. ore about Mike Nicol. Category: Literary Fiction.

Born in Cape Town, Mike Nicol was educated there and in Johannesburg, where he began his working life as a journalist. During the 1980s he moved back to Cape Town and worked on the magazine Leadership for a number of years.

Home John Nichols Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse. Nation Books is a project of The Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center established to extend the reach of democratic ideals and strengthen the independent press.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers This ferocious new novel by one of South Africa's visionary writers is a post-colonial reimagining of the Book o. .

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This ferocious new novel by one of South Africa's visionary writers is a post-colonial reimagining of the Book of Revelation-an unholy epic that reenvisions the catastrophic violence of European "civilization" as a hooded rider who spreads slaughter across the African continent-a work that is as unnerving as it is intellectually provocative.

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Even darker than Nicol's dreamlike earlier parables The Powers That Be (1989) and This Day and Age (1992)

Even darker than Nicol's dreamlike earlier parables The Powers That Be (1989) and This Day and Age (1992). In his quest for the archaic power of cultural prophecy, the author seems indifferent to the more mundane task of pleasing his audience. Another uncompromising fable of brutal oppression and vengeance run riot in a mythical foreign land. The land is carefully unnamed, but it is a place of veldts and kraals, lions and diamond mines, very like Nicol's native South Africa. To it comes a youth schooled in bitterness and revenge ever since his father was arrested and hanged years ago for unspecified crimes.

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Horseman epub download

ISBN13: 978-0747517559

ISBN: 074751755X

Author: Mike Nicol

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury; 1st edition (1994)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB size: 1194 kb

FB2 size: 1921 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 600

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Mayno
This reads as a sort of twisted Hero's Journey: a story in two parts that's a sort of post-apocalyptic myth playing out in southern Africa. The first concerns the youth who is wild and unsophisticated. All his father leaves him is a legacy of violence and a gun. He takes up with his twisted mentor, Madach, and they embark on a journey soaked in violence, death and senseless depravity. These are creatures ruled by their base passions.

Men see the youth's potential and seek to twist it to their own ends yet despite everything that happens to him, he retains a wild animalistic streak yearning for freedom.

In the second part of Horseman, the youth is now named Daupus and he rides a pale horse. Allegory much? And death does follow him. He is as remorseless as he was in the first half of the book.

Overall, my feelings are mixed. This is not an easy book to read, and readers who are upset by graphic descriptions of rape, child abuse, objectification of women, gratuitous violence, murder and warfare would do best to avoid this one. What the author does is examine the nature of the evil inherent in mankind. There is nothing redeeming about this tale. It's going to make you feel that there is no hope for mankind.

Some of the stark imagery will stay with me, particularly the scene where one of the men, delirious from purifying wounds, walks out into the night. No one stops him yet they know the hyenas are waiting to eat him.

All are guilty in Nicol's telling. Not even men of the cloth can hide behind their so-called holiness. I'm not going to forget this novel in a hurry.
Mayno
This reads as a sort of twisted Hero's Journey: a story in two parts that's a sort of post-apocalyptic myth playing out in southern Africa. The first concerns the youth who is wild and unsophisticated. All his father leaves him is a legacy of violence and a gun. He takes up with his twisted mentor, Madach, and they embark on a journey soaked in violence, death and senseless depravity. These are creatures ruled by their base passions.

Men see the youth's potential and seek to twist it to their own ends yet despite everything that happens to him, he retains a wild animalistic streak yearning for freedom.

In the second part of Horseman, the youth is now named Daupus and he rides a pale horse. Allegory much? And death does follow him. He is as remorseless as he was in the first half of the book.

Overall, my feelings are mixed. This is not an easy book to read, and readers who are upset by graphic descriptions of rape, child abuse, objectification of women, gratuitous violence, murder and warfare would do best to avoid this one. What the author does is examine the nature of the evil inherent in mankind. There is nothing redeeming about this tale. It's going to make you feel that there is no hope for mankind.

Some of the stark imagery will stay with me, particularly the scene where one of the men, delirious from purifying wounds, walks out into the night. No one stops him yet they know the hyenas are waiting to eat him.

All are guilty in Nicol's telling. Not even men of the cloth can hide behind their so-called holiness. I'm not going to forget this novel in a hurry.
Gaua
It's been many years since I read this book but it's still on my shelf. I'm a bookseller and I don't keep a book in my personal collection if I don't love some aspect of it. I concur with others' critique of the nihilism of the story, but the author's use of language is right up my alley as a fan of Nick Cave, Cormac McCarthy, and other purveyors of dark, poetic, bloody description. It's a flawed book, but if chewing rough words is enough of a pleasure for you too, you'll dig this.
Gaua
It's been many years since I read this book but it's still on my shelf. I'm a bookseller and I don't keep a book in my personal collection if I don't love some aspect of it. I concur with others' critique of the nihilism of the story, but the author's use of language is right up my alley as a fan of Nick Cave, Cormac McCarthy, and other purveyors of dark, poetic, bloody description. It's a flawed book, but if chewing rough words is enough of a pleasure for you too, you'll dig this.
Kekinos
I am not sure why I picked this one up at the library, not sure why I started it, and am really not sure why I finished it. I am a "OPS Junkie" (other people's syntax) and that is really the only thing that kinda-sorta kept me hooked I suppose. Call me stupid or dull, but I just did not "get" half of what the author was attempting???? I always hate to give a low rating to any book, because I know what effort goes into writing anything, and even with the really bad ones, I sort of feel sorry for the author, but in this case, it was almost as if the author went out of his way to be vague, gross, etc. Perhaps the author made too much of an effort to the Artsie. I am not real sure where the publisher was while all this was going on.
Kekinos
I am not sure why I picked this one up at the library, not sure why I started it, and am really not sure why I finished it. I am a "OPS Junkie" (other people's syntax) and that is really the only thing that kinda-sorta kept me hooked I suppose. Call me stupid or dull, but I just did not "get" half of what the author was attempting???? I always hate to give a low rating to any book, because I know what effort goes into writing anything, and even with the really bad ones, I sort of feel sorry for the author, but in this case, it was almost as if the author went out of his way to be vague, gross, etc. Perhaps the author made too much of an effort to the Artsie. I am not real sure where the publisher was while all this was going on.
Eyalanev
I don't give many one-star reviews... Nicols misses no opportunity to endow his characters with bad breath, crusty nostrils, dirty teeth and any other repulsive characteristic imaginable, all of it described in loving detail. They wander through a nightmarish world of violence, poverty and sickness, both suffering and inflicting suffering on others, all told in a psuedo-literary style that is intended to signal us that something Frightfully Important is being related. Don't bother with it.
Eyalanev
I don't give many one-star reviews... Nicols misses no opportunity to endow his characters with bad breath, crusty nostrils, dirty teeth and any other repulsive characteristic imaginable, all of it described in loving detail. They wander through a nightmarish world of violence, poverty and sickness, both suffering and inflicting suffering on others, all told in a psuedo-literary style that is intended to signal us that something Frightfully Important is being related. Don't bother with it.
GEL
It's been a couple of years since I first read Horseman, but I liked it so much I made an effort to look out for it in used book stores until I could find a copy for my shelf. I felt compelled to post something because of the universally negative reviews. The book is well written and to me fascinating in its unrelenting portrayal of an amoral world, a type of setting almost never used in literature of any genre. If violence and unpleasantness are going to keep you up at night, don't read it.

Is "regeneration through violence" Cormac McCarthy's purpose? I always read his work as pure Nihilism, such an unpopular point of view (especially in the U.S.) that it's not surprising people try to stamp it with more or different meaning. Horseman is comparable to McCarthy's dark stuff. No, his writing isn't as good as McCarthy's, but whose is exactly? Why not compare Nicol to Shakespeare?

This book is a gem, just a rough, dirty uncut gem that might be used to cut someone's throat.
GEL
It's been a couple of years since I first read Horseman, but I liked it so much I made an effort to look out for it in used book stores until I could find a copy for my shelf. I felt compelled to post something because of the universally negative reviews. The book is well written and to me fascinating in its unrelenting portrayal of an amoral world, a type of setting almost never used in literature of any genre. If violence and unpleasantness are going to keep you up at night, don't read it.

Is "regeneration through violence" Cormac McCarthy's purpose? I always read his work as pure Nihilism, such an unpopular point of view (especially in the U.S.) that it's not surprising people try to stamp it with more or different meaning. Horseman is comparable to McCarthy's dark stuff. No, his writing isn't as good as McCarthy's, but whose is exactly? Why not compare Nicol to Shakespeare?

This book is a gem, just a rough, dirty uncut gem that might be used to cut someone's throat.