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  1. says:

    If you're a fan of this book then stop reading now You won't like what I'm about to sayMaybe it's the writing or maybe it's the translation but I really did not like the way this book was written The entire way through it was as though Malzieu was telling me a story instead of showing me one and that is a writing style which I pers

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    The title says The Boy with a Cuckoo clock HeartWhile I don't speak french much less understand it I was able to find an english version of this bookHurray for translationsSo there I was on my sickbed just finished reading a sad book but with a happier ending thinking on what to do and where to go where my feet can't take me I was scanning ibooks for a 3rd book to read for the day and stumbled upon The Boy with

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    Very disappointed in this The premise seemed very intriguing and I'm a sucker for love stories with a bizarredark twist to them think Edward Scissorhands and you'll be on the mark But this well suffice to say doesn't even come close to Tim Burton's genius The reason why this falls so very short is the writing One of my pet hates is when writers use that lazy techniue of jumping forward in time with no explanation of what happened during the

  4. says:

    This book was okay Good but not amazing I liked some parts but overall it wasn't anything special

  5. says:

    I thought this was an incredible love story First love Imagine being 14 again and falling in love for your first time Remember It almost turns into obsession crossing countries and whatever just to get to be around that person even in it's awkwardness Tragic endingFantastic imagery and descriptions you destroyed your heart in front of Miss A

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    Born on the coldest day ever recorded Jack's heart is frozen and replaced with a cuckoo clock Abandoned by his mother and ra

  7. says:

    What a pity With a different ending this would have gotten four stars view spoilerAnd I don't mean a happy ending No actually I think that a not so happy ending really fits the story's atmosphere But as it was it was simply illogical First Jack

  8. says:

    I expected that Mathias Malzieu's novel of magical realism The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart would be both uirky and charming and full of whimsy It is described as 'a dark and tender fairytale spiced with devilish humour' I have had the novel on my to read list for years and was very excited when my slim hardback copy a

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    A hurricane in a skirt named Miss Acacia a pet hamster named Cunnilingus tiny bottles filled with one's own tears and a ca

  10. says:

    This book really annoyed me because it could've been uirky and sweet and there were even some beautiful lines that I could cut out and keep but the tone kept vacillating and throwing me out of the story It never uite settled down to being humour or a fairytale or a serious work of fantasy or anything I felt jerked aroun

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Imagina la noche más fría de la historia La nieve cae sobre la ciudad de Edimburgo En lo alto de una colina La Mécaniue PDFEPUB or nace el peueño Jack pero su corazón está dañado Y por eso necesitará reemplazarlo por un reloj de madera Very disappointed in this The premise seemed very intriguing and I m a sucker for love stories with a bizarredark twist to them think Edward Scissorhands and you ll be on the mark But this well suffice to say doesn t even come close to Tim Burton s genius The reason why this falls so very short is the writing One of my pet hates is when writers use that lazy techniue of jumping forward in time with no explanation of what happened during the skipped part Usually it reads so and so did this and then two years later he found himself doing this You can t even understand how much I hate that Just stop being lazy and let us know a full story please You want us to invest in the characters so tell us the suffering and joy and every other emotion they feel in the timeline of the book This is unfortunately full of it The second reason I didn t attach myself to this book was the very strange descriptive style used throughout Bearing in mind the book starts in 1874 Edinburgh some descriptions of events that happen cannot possibly be known by the characters in this time period For example during the operation on his heart as a baby don t even get me started on how as the first person narrator he d be aware of his own birth he says the surgeonmidwife has her arms in the air like she s just scored a penalty in a World Cup final Now correct me if I m wrong but didn t the World Cup begin in the 1930s How could he possibly know what that is And it continues all the way through with references to prostitutes in spindly stilettos and animal print really and Jack the Ripper how could he be in Edinburgh when at the same time he was in London committing murders and why would he confess to a little boy Arrrggghhhh Honestly now this was a really promising storyline that fell uite unfortunately into a bad writers hands and suffered because of it I had high hopes but I guess I ll have to stick with Tim Burton in the future

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Uno NO TOUES LAS AGUJASDos DOMINA TU CÓLERATres NO TE ENAMORES NUNCALA MECÁNICA DEL CORAZÓN DEPENDE DE ELLODeseemos suerte a Jack y recuerda ue como en este cuento para ñinos grandes todos hemos sufrido alguna vez por nuestro voluble corazó I expected that Mathias Malzieu s novel of magical realism The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart would be both uirky and charming and full of whimsy It is described as a dark and tender fairytale spiced with devilish humour I have had the novel on my to read list for years and was very excited when my slim hardback copy arrived However my overwhelming feeling about the novel is one of disappointment The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart has been translated from its original French by Sarah Ardizzone and opens in Edinburgh in 1874 A baby named Jack is born to a very young mother and is found to have a frozen heart He is given an operation in which the unconventional Dr Madeleine surgically implants a cuckoo clock into his chest The novel s first sentences set the initial tone although they do give a feeling of fairytale and wonder which is not carried through the entire book Firstly don t touch the hands of your cuckoo clock heart Secondly master your anger Thirdly never ever fall in love For if you do the hour hand will poke through your skin your bones will shatter and your heart will break once The novel is narrated by Jack and follows his infatuation with an Andalusian girl made of fire Almost without realising it I m falling in love Except I do realise it too Inside my clock it s the hottest day on earth Dr Madeleine who becomes his guardian after his mother abandons him worries that love will be a dangerous experience and that his heart will be uite unable to take the strain She tells him Your cuckoo clock heart will explode I was the one who grafted that clock on to you and I have a perfect understanding of its limits It might survive the intensity of pleasure and beyond But it is not robust enough to endure the torment of love Jack s narrative voice rarely feels authentic when he is supposed to be a child and there is little change within it as he reaches adulthood There is next to no character development within the novel which is a real shameThe initial descriptions which Malzieu gives of Edinburgh are highly sensuous Edinburgh and its steep streets are being transformed Fountains metamorphose one by one into bouuets of ice The old river normally so serious is disguised as an icing sugar lake that stretches all the way to the sea Other descriptions too verge upon the breathtaking the hoarfrost stitches seuins on to cats bodies The trees stretch their arms like fat fairies in white nightshirts yawning at the moon Whilst the descriptions of both place and people are by turns lively and inventive it did not seem to me as though the rest of Malzieu s writing uite stood up It is when the narrative moves from Scotland to Spain that such descriptions start to suffer they become relatively few and far between and feel a little repetitive in what they pinpoint and expressOn initially viewing the dustjacket s design and reading the blurb I would have thought that The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart would be a suitable book for a child to read It seems not however there are several marked references to sex and some uite coarse language at times too One of the fundamental flaws of the novel for me was that it did not appear to know exactly what it wanted to be and there was too much going on at some points and not enough at others It felt inconsistent and did not hold my interest once its initial few chapters had passed I had ualms with the modern feel of the dialogue which did not fit with the chosen time period at all the historical detail was also rather patchy and there are a few clumsy mistakes to be found for the eagle eyed readerThere are certainly some interesting ideas at play here and I particularly admired the inclusion of Georges Melies a real life figure whose playful short films I love It did not uite come together in my opinion however and felt markedly peculiar It was difficult to immerse myself within the story and it certainly loses momentum at points due to its inconsistent pacing The fairytale elements which are emphasised within the book s blurb are relatively non existent The translation was fluid but regardless I ended up disliking about the novel than I liked The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart is what I imagine literary steampunk would be like of marked interest to the right reader but not really of appeal to this one

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Un corazón artificial del ue dependerá su vida Acompañemos a Jack en su aventura uijotesca desde las frías callejuelas escocesas hasta una radiante ciudad andaluza en busca del amor Pero ¡ciudado Jack debe seguir unas reglas para sobrevivir Born on the coldest day ever recorded Jack s heart is frozen and replaced with a cuckoo clock Abandoned by his mother and raised by the witch doctor Dr Madeleine who installed the clock Jack is warned that he must never fall in love because it could overwhelm his unusual pacemaker Jack does well for about ten years until he meets Miss Acacia a street performer who wears glasses and has a pretty voice Jack is in love and sets out to find Miss AcaciaThus begins the story of The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart The journey Jack goes on both geographically and emotionally is a compelling one The story relies heavily on magical realism So your enjoyment of the book will depend heavily on how willing you are to jump on board with that I was willing to do so and found the novel to be magical at some pointsHowever it s a bit disappointing in the final pages Several key revelations late in the story ring false and the story ends on a bit of a down note I can see what Mathias Melzieu was trying to do but I don t think the story was necessarily successful in achieving it And yes I am being deliberately vague here to avoid SPOILERS The first three uarters of Cuckoo Clock Heart are compelling fascinating and magical The last uarter is a bit of a letdown