Signe er 30 år og har nettopp flyttet ut av byen med mann og barn. Julen nærmer seg, og de tre har planlagt å feire den for seg selv. Men så kommer Signes foreldre på besøk. Signe blir konfrontert med deres forventninger, og må forholde seg til sin egen historie....
|Title||:||Tiden det tar|
|Number of Pages||:||228 Pages|
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Tiden det tar Reviews
A strong depiction of a strong and destructive family conflict by a 13 year old girl, Signe. The father is demanding, controlling and violent. The mother silent and anxious mother. While Signe has a great admiration for her father who challenges her curiosity and reflection, she has learned to identify his unstable reactions and she behaves carefully as expected. She protects her mother and brother. Signe acts as an adult. At the same time, she is still a child looking forward to Christmas and playing with her mates.Hanna Ørstavik uses a simple language that makes the narrative so close to us and so pervasively strong. The family lives in a small place in Finnmark in the north or Norway. It is December. Everything is dark. Everything is cold. Everything is quiet. This context too contributes to a feeling of sadness and loneliness. I did not read this novel. I listened to an audio CD. I am uncertain if I would have managed to read through the book. The narrative is repetitive and infinitely slow. Although no one can remain untouched when reading this strong story, there is nothing that motivates the reader to read further. I guess that I would have get bored reading the book.
Tiden det tar starts out quite intriguing with a woman, Signe, having moved out into the Norwegian countryside along with her husband and their daughter in an attempt to battle depression. During a visit from her parents and older brother, old conflicts resurface and during a jump in time, to when she was thirteen, the probable source of Signe’s mental problems is revealed. The flashback covers the remainder of the book, during which the story basically repeats itself over and over again and there’s not a single trace of character development. Even though the book itself is not complicatedly written I found Ørstavik's writing style hard to follow on occasion and for a number of times I even found myself rejecting entire parts of text because of lack of interest in the story. I can understand why one might like this book and I’m not trying to discourage any future readers, because this is far from the worst book I’ve ever read. I can even admit that the flashback sequence has its moments, yet I can’t help feeling that Ørstavik chose to focus on the least interesting part of the story.
Fin og trist bok. Boken begynner når hovedpersonen er i 30-årene, men mesteparten av boken er tilbakeblikk på oppveksten i Finnmark da hun var 13 år. Dette tilbakeblikket skal forklare forholdet mellom henne og moren og faren, sistnevnte ikke helt snill mot resten av familien (men moren gikk aldri fra ham for de er fortsatt gift når hovedpersonen er voksen). Ble ikke helt klok på boken, dvs jeg skjønte ikke så mye mer av forholdet hennes til foreldrene selv etter at jeg visste hvordan hun hadde hatt det som barn. Det var faren som var slem (fysisk), men det er moren hun har et dårlig forhold til...
Orket ikke å fullføre. Altfor depressiv..