Amatka



Amatka A Surreal And Shockingly Original Debut Novel Set In A Dystopian World Shaped By Language Literally.Vanja, A Government Worker, Leaves Her Home City Of Essre For The Austere, Wintry Colony Of Amatka On A Research Assignment It Takes Some Adjusting People Act Differently In Amatka, And Citizens Are Monitored For Signs Of Subversion.Intending To Stay Just A Short While, Vanja Finds Herself Falling In Love With Her Housemate, Nina, And Decides To Stick Around But When She Stumbles On Evidence Of A Growing Threat To The Colony And A Cover Up By Its Administration, She Begins An Investigation That Puts Her At Tremendous Risk.In Karin Tidbeck S Dystopic Imagining, Language Has The Power To Shape Reality Unless Objects, Buildings, And The Surrounding Landscape Are Repeatedly Named, And Named Properly, Everything Will Fall Apart Trapped In The Repressive Colony, Vanja Dreams Of Using Language To Break Free, But Her Individualism May Well Threaten The Very Fabric Of Reality Amatka Is A Beguiling And Wholly Original Novel About Freedom, Love, And Artistic Creation By An Idiosyncratic New Voice Less

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Amatka
  • Karin Tidbeck
  • Swedish
  • 06 September 2018

10 thoughts on “Amatka

  1. Hannah says:

    That was weird Seriously weird, but oddly fascinating, but with an ending I found unsatisfying My thoughts are all over the place for this one, so here they are first in list format and then a bitelaborated.Pros World buildingAtmosphereMoodPacingCons CharactersProseConclusion.Set in the not specified future on a I assume different planet, this books reads very much like a classic dystopian novel in the style of Ray Bradbury or George Orwell The main character, Vanja, arrives in Amatka That was weird Seriously weird, but oddly fascinating, but with an ending I found unsatisfying My thoughts are all over the place for this one, so here they are first in list format and then a bitelaborated.Pros World buildingAtmosphereMoodPacingCons CharactersProseConclusion.Set in the not specified future on a I assume different planet, this books reads very much like a classic dystopian novel in the style of Ray Bradbury or George Orwell The main character, Vanja, arrives in Amatka with the order to do some kind of market research on hygiene products as commercial production has been legalized and her employer wants to know how to ...

  2. Bradley says:

    This one is a hard one to review without giving away certain discoverable plot twists except to say what a surreal, surreal world.I think it s a mild New Strange Or perhaps it s a hardcore Magical Realism Perhaps it s just a study in what it means to use imagination when surrounded by literalism Maybe it s a whole society built on the necessity...

  3. Gary says:

    People often conflate pity with sympathy Both words may refer, superficially, to a feeling of compassion for another s misfortune contextually, they can have radically different uses Sympathyoften carries with it some notion of equity it asks that compassion be born of justness, that understanding is earned because it is shared Conversely...

  4. Jessica Woodbury says:

    This was my first exposure to Tidbeck I knew nothing about her or the book before I started it I had just gone on vacation and when I realized I was reading something rather bleak and Scandinavian I almost put it down It didn t seem like the right fit But there was just enough weirdness in those early chapters to get me to stick around.Dystopia is popular these days, and this is certainly a speculative dystopia But I enjoyed it immensely While reading it I kept commenting about it to my tr This was my first exposure to Tidbeck I knew nothing about her or the book before I started it I had just gone on vacation and when I realized I was reading something rather bleak and Scandinavian I almost put it down It didn t seem like the right fit But there was just enough weirdness in those early chapters to get me to stick around.Dystopia is popular these days, and this is certainly a speculative dystopia But I enjoyed it immensely While reading it I kept commenting about it to my traveling companion, I spent the first third saying how I really didn t know what was happening and I wasn t sure how I felt And then I spent the last third saying whoa it got really good and whoa what is even happening right now It is rare to read a speculative novel that feels like it s doing something different Of course, it also reminded me of a lot of great early sci fi, especially those set on a bleak and sparse Mars, which feels an awful lot like the setting here in Amatka.I don t want t...

  5. Sub_zero says:

    Escrita antes de ese aut ntico descubrimiento que fue para m Jagannath, Amatka es la primera novela de Karin Tidbeck, una novela mucho mejor ideada que resuelta Por lo que he podido comprobar hasta el momento, la autora sueca se desenvuelve mejor en el terreno de las historias cortas, siendo Amatka un intento m s bien frustrado de llevar a bue...

  6. Libros Prohibidos says:

    Con un estilo limpio y eficaz, basado en la acci n apenas se describe nada , Karin Tidbeck construye una novela que se puede beber de un trago, que se lee con la misma atenci n con la que uno caminar a por una selva que no conoce y en la que no puede prever absolutamente nada Rese a completa

  7. Terri Jacobson says:

    I m finding it difficult to summarize and review Amatka. The book is speculative fiction by Swedish author Karin Tidbeck Tidbeck creates a spare, cold world in the colony of Amatka, one of four remaining colonies in this dystopian world The fifth colony was destroyed in a horrible accident The main character is Brilars Vanja Essre Two, an information assistant with Essre Hygiene Specialists from her home colony of Essre Vanja travels to Amatka as part of her job to assess the colony s hyg I m finding it difficult to summarize and review Amatka. The book is speculative fiction by Swedish author Karin Tidbeck Tidbeck creates a spare, cold world in the colony of Amatka, one of four remaining colonies in this dystopian world The fifth colony was destroyed in a horrible accident The main character is Brilars Vanja...

  8. Candiss says:

    As I listed in the I would recommend to section Like classic dystopias and or Jeff VanderMeer s works, particularly the Area X trilogy It s perfect for readers who are intrigued by the idea of the unlikely intersection of that particular venn diagram The weirdness seeps in drip by drip, building significantly in the final chapters, until all semblance of normalcy quite literally dissolves.The very end was, for me, a bit anti climactic, but just as with VanderMeer s Annihilation, the ambig As I listed in the I would recommend to section Like classic dystopias and or Jeff VanderMeer s works, particularly the Area X trilogy It s perfect for readers who are intrigued by the idea of the unlikely intersection of that particular venn diagram The weirdness seeps in drip by drip, building significantly in the final chapters, until all semblance of no...

  9. Margaret says:

    After reading Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck years ago, I knew I wanted to read anything of hers published in English It s still one of my favorite short story collections I believe Amatka is the only other of her works published in the U.S., though I could be wrong.Amatka is both similar and different than Tidbeck s short stories It has the same subtlety, the same unique world building, and the same ambiguous ending which I loved I missed out on the lyricism of Tidbeck s short stories, and I After reading Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck years ago, I knew I wanted to read anything of hers published in English It s still one of my favorite short story collections I believe Amatka is the only other of her works published in the U.S., though I could be wrong.Amatka is both similar and different than Tidbeck s short stories It has the same subtlety, the same unique world building, and the same ambiguous ending which I loved I missed out on the lyricism of Tidbeck s short stories, and I never felt engaged with the main character, Vanja But I also think Vanja isn t the kind of person who lets others become fully engaged with her She holds herself off with only occasional lapses into humanness, which should beheartbreaking because of how rare they are, but I admit I didn t fi...

  10. Rich says:

    Cuando en las sinopsis y las reviews que ves se menciona en la primera frase es una distop a cl sica , o bien es un libro muy simple enmarcado en el g nero y por tanto sin aportes nuevos, o m s bien quieres definir algo con pocas palabras para esconder gran parte del argumento interior.Esta historia es lo segundo.Se te encoge el alma, quiz s al nivel de Annihilation de Jeff Vandermeer.No s si yo tambi n califico esta historia de prosa sin excesos ret ricos, sin met foras, etc , pero s te pue Cuando en las sinopsis y las reviews que ves se menciona en la primera frase es una distop a cl sica , o bien es un libro muy simple enmarcado ...

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