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Cloud Cuckoo Land ➿ [Download] ➽ Cloud Cuckoo Land By Lisa Borders ➵ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Young female street musician s search for a home, both real and spiritual Young female street musician s search for a home, both real and spiritual.


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  1. Jack Ferris Jack Ferris says:

    This novel reminds you to give everybody and everything a second chance even the 80s.Miri, its protagonist, can be frustrating Her friends try to advise her against making the wrong choices She can see herself making the wrong choices But because we, as readers, are let into her story early enough to know why she s making all of those choices Given her history, she often has little choice the weight of her emotional baggage tugs her down every path that she takes When obvious questions l This novel reminds you to give everybody and everything a second chance even the 80s.Miri, its protagonist, can be frustrating Her friends try to advise her against making the wrong choices She can see herself making the wrong choices But because we, as readers, are let into her story early enough to know why she s making all of those choices Given her history, she often has little choice the weight of her emotional baggage tugs her down every path that she takes When obvious questions like Why don t you get a job are posed, it s Miri we side with, because we know exactly why she can t.We all have that person in our lives The talented, intelligent one with a difficult history who disappears for days at a time, who crashes on the couch unannounced, who has great insight into our lives and makes us own up to our moral errors, but cannot seem to recognize the same mistakes in themselves Miri reminds us why we have to be patient and why they re worth it Miri is a runaway who, much of the time, is really running from herself, mirrored in the book s setting, the music scene of the late 80s and early 90s The lost malaise of her La Vie Boheme captures both the highs and the lows or the era the self assessment, the disappointment with the heroes of the past, the difficulty finding anyone or anything to care about and certainly not letting anyone know that you care is all a part of Miri s journey It s one that you ll want to be along for


  2. Tara Tara says:

    It isn t just that the writing is strong and powerful, you want to stay with the main character long beyond the last page I wish I had Borders gift to create such real characters and seamless, in depth plots.


  3. Nancy S Nancy S says:

    A great read Watching Miri find her way in the world kept me interested throughout Lisa Borders descriptive writing made it easy to picture the places and events as if I was right in the midst of the action.


  4. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    It s hard to find novels that combine amazing writing with a real sense of story this is one that has both.


  5. Alison Alison says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A decent weekend read Told in the first person, the book s biggest flaw is a sense of distance between the main character, Miri, and her own story The story, which has the capacity to be very powerful, lacks any great emotions no sense of self pity, which I liked, but also no sense of joy or accomplishment or hope, either I know very little about the foster care system or the life of a homeless teenager, but I never got the feeling that the author did, either And the chronology is indicate A decent weekend read Told in the first person, the book s biggest flaw is a sense of distance between the main character, Miri, and her own story The story, which has the capacity to be very powerful, lacks any great emotions no sense of self pity, which I liked, but also no sense of joy or accomplishment or hope, either I know very little about the foster care system or the life of a homeless teenager, but I never got the feeling that the author did, either And the chronology is indicatedby chapter titles and less by any real sense of time passing in the story The strange lack of a feeling of time passing meshes oddly with Miri s lack of involvement with her own story she talks of squatting in abandoned houses in the same flat tone as she talks of finding a miraculous benefactor who lets her live with him for free and no strings attached , then they somehow manage to form a band that gets national recognition, which seems to come with no real effort on their part, even though some part of the narrative said it took them three years But Miri never seems to care that much about either the good things or the bad things that happen to her The result is that the reader is left feeling confused about how to feel Happy Sad Hopeful Apathetic Afraid There were also annoying logistical details when she first finds herself homeless in Philadelphia, Miri is constantly running away from situations a scammed dinner or the like and magically always manages to take her bag and guitar case with her, even when she s pretending just go to the ladies room When she finally does forget the guitar, it s a relief.Overall, it wasn t a bad book, it just wasn t outstanding I enjoyed the Philadelphia scenes and there are a few really good descriptive passages in the book And the author does effectively convey the desperation of being trapped in a van with your bandmates while on tour It may not be realistic, but I certainly felt a little claustrophobic that s a compliment.As a first novel, I think this book shows a lot of promise for the author, so I hope she has continued to write, as I would certainly give her other books a try


  6. Craig Craig says:

    Loved the character development Give yourself some time in your schedule before you open the first page hard to put down.


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