Laura Alarcon Alarcon itibaren Bensenville, IL, Birleşik Devletler
bu kitap büyüleyici. ve okuduktan sonra, şimdi bir Japon köylü çiftlik evine taşınmak istiyorum. çiftlik evlerinin fotoğrafları ve onları dolduran el sanatları harika idi. ve yazarın sesi de oldukça eğlenceliydi. modern, sanayileşmiş malzemeler ve üretim yöntemleri için böyle küçümsüyor. her bölüm kabaca aynı paterni takip eder, burada bazı halk sanat geleneğinin kaybolma riski altında olduğunu söyleyerek başlar, halk sanatının harika niteliklerini açıklar ve daha sonra bunların ucuz ve yapışkan ikamelerini not ederek bitirir. güzel halk sanatları üretiliyor ve dünyada bir zamanlar iyi ve nezih olan her şeyin yerini alıyor. Japon pazarının batılılaşmasının etkilerini ağıt yakan yaşlı beyaz bir adam.
The Memory Cage is a hugely impressive debut that reminded me of the work of Michael Morpurgo (one of my favourite children's authors). Eastham has combined successfully difficult and challenging themes as diverse as war, adoption, Alzheimer's disease and disability. It shouldn't really work but it just does, superbly. It's not too hard to read but the themes do make you think hard and at times the book is rather upsetting. One of the book's strongest elements is the characters. The protagonist, Alex, is digging up his grandfather's past in a bid to keep a promise. He doesn't want to lose his grandfather and he sees the pursuit of his grandfather's old memories as his only option. His determination and evident love for his older counterpart makes the story touching and heart-warming but most importantly believable. You trust Alex and his simply undeniable faithfulness. For me, The Memory Cage was like what any lesson should be. Through Eastham's story I learned so much and I was inspired to learn even more about every issue and topic incorporated into the tale. This was particularly the case with 'The Yugoslav Wars' which before reading this book I knew nothing about. From the snippets of Alex's past, which continued right through the book, I realised that the conflicts are something that we all should know about but too few do. Although I knew about the Battle of Dunkirk, the coverage of it in this book has in the same way made me want to find out more. I hope that this is the case with other people who have read the story. In my opinion the best books are the ones that keep you thinking after the last page has turned and this one certainly did that for me. I hope that many young people and older people alike get the opportunity to read this book. It's a story of true friendship, the best kind. Ruth Eastham has written one of the best debut children's books I have read in a long time. She is most definitely an author to watch.