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Found It Repetitive And Circular There Is it repetitive and circular There is that I don t care for star crossed love stories This was one of them But mostly I was bugged by Elizabeth s so called defiance being realized by a series of stupid decisions Every single one of them hers I don t now why this book had such an impact on me but it did It continues to haunt me and it s out of print It had just the right blend of history adventure sociology psychology andwelllove I read this book and went on to read A Dry White Season and I think Looking INto Darkness It was a long time ago Great read At times a little drawn out with the details and descriptions of the setting I also felt like the ending was not as clear nor poignant as it could have been An Instant in the Wind is a tale about star crossed lovers trying to survive the South African wilderness despite their fate having already been decided by societal conditions and opinions It says a lot about one s hope for positive change and acceptance as well as shedding preconceived notions developed by your surroundings rather than those developed yourself Ultimately a sad but honest story which I would recommend to another reader My second novel by this author Once again I was astounded by the beauty of his writing This is one of the most masterfully crafted books I have ever An Instant In The Wind is arguably Andr Brink s masterpiece In the guise of an historical novel set in the eighteenth century Brink presents a superb portrait in miniature of the dilemmas and contradictions facing a South Africa organised by an assumption of apartheid Unlike many stories of conflict however an Instant In The Wind is no tragedy Unusually the novel is a remarkable tale of fear struggle and eventual survival that leaves the reader with an uplifting positive message on the value and potential of
cooperation It s an historical novel it a travel book it s a road story an historical novel it a travel book it s a road story deals with relationships between consenting adults and there are several battles with nature And it s positive What a mixThe story revolves around just two people who have been unwittingly thrown together For most of the book s duration the. Home Adam agrees because he believes by rescuing Elizabeth he will be awarded his own freedom This then is the stunning story of their trek together how they find in each other their mutual need and humanity and finally how their days together turn into an unforgettable tender love story Shortlisted for the 1976 Booker Prize. ,
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An Instant in the Wind is a pretty predictable story if you Different Class know anything about race relations in South African history even if the book is set in the less wellnown eighteenth century Yes the book is set in the 1700s rather than the Apartheid riven South Africa of recent memory However take a few guesses about the plot and you ll probably be correct A white woman has been abandoned by her husband in the South African interior and she is found by a black man who has escaped slavery and imprisonment At first there is suspicion distrust the white woman attempts to treat him as a slave and the black man seethes and refuses to return to that role Ultimately they both realize that she is helpless vulnerable and in need of him he is also in need of her Take a guess what happens next Yes they embark on a FORBIDDEN LOVE AFFAIR AND HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH THE love affair and have to grapple with the of returning to civilization where their love or whatever it is will never be accepted Will they return to the Cape and struggle to live as A Legitimate Couple Or Will legitimate couple or will remain in the wild interior where they can live as they wish but in complete isolation You can probably guess that one too Definitely leaves you thinking what happened next it will eep revolving in my mind for some time Leaving the landscape descriptions aside a bit too heavy for me their story is powerfull a story of self discovery wild passion love despair faith life and survival right until the end This is the first Andre Brink books I read He is a first rate author but virtually unknown in the states I had to buy his books from London Like most of his books it is
Based In Apartheid South Africa This Particularin apartheid South Africa This particular tells a story from the 1700s much eariler than most of his books background It desribes a white woman and a runaway slave walking for a whole year from northern party of South Africa back to Cape Town after a disastrous exploration of the woman s husband an explorer from Northern Europe who had no idea what he was getting into in the south africa jungle Set in the late 1700s Elizabeth Larsson an enterprising white woman accompanies her new husband on an exploratory trip into the South African interior wher. The year is 1749 when the Boers ruled South Africa And so it has come to his Baas's final command to his Hottentot slave Adam to flog his mother because she refuses to prune the master's vineyard in order to attend her own beloved mother's funeral And when he refuses to do so and his Baas smashes his face with a piece of woo. ,
E he abandons her Alone she is found by a black man Adam Mantoor who has escaped slavery and imprisonment after refusing to beat his own mother at the behest of the baas Adam takes pity on Elizabeth and together they try to get back to civilization across the harsh unfriendly wilds of South Africa trekking through the tropical forests of the Eastern Cape across swollen raging floodwaters through lush forests battling wildlife and across the burning desert the Karoo As they learn to rely and upon one another their bond deepens eventually falling in love by shedding their prejudices and suspicions Their resolve To Remain Together Along With Their Relationship Was Undermined By remain together along with their relationship was undermined by hostile environment and their path home to the Cape seemed needlessly long Brink s writing is evocative I really tried to like this book The genre the time period the location and the core plot all appealed to me but alas I was disappointed I mean the idea of a male slave and female merchants daughter coming together and conuering an incredibly difficult and otherwise potential soul destroying journey must appeal Mustn t it There were parts of this book that were uite good but what really let it
Down For Me Was Thefor me was the structure and the verbose descriptions of everything The book wasn t overly lengthy at 250 pages and I think there were 3 chapters in total Better use of paragraphs would ve assisted but really time periods and events just changed without any warning One minute your in the present next sentence you ve gone back ten years and then it moves to something completely abstract Very difficult to follow but then again I tend to enjoy structured novels so this may suit others Adding to this are the never ending descriptions of geography and landmarks Multiple sentences or even paragraphs to describe a particular landscape or how hot it is or the distinctive medicinal ualities of leaves just don t do it for me At times I didn t now whether I was reading a historical novel or an unwieldly poemThis book has rated well throughout here so I am clearly in the exceptions bucket but it just wasn t for me There were portions of this book where I thought I would mark this D Adam turns on him and beats him almost to death Then he flees to South Africa's veld There he comes to the rescue of Elizabeth a white woman and the only person to survive her husband's expedition in the vast South African interior Alone and terrified she pleads with the runaway slave to bring her back to the Cape and her.