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Our Endless Numbered DaysAn accident a little later he tells her that the whole rest of the world has been wiped out perhaps by an atomic bomb We know from the very first chapter however that Peggy has returned to the family home aged seventeen and that Ute is alive So what xactly happened in betweenThis is the kind of book you feel you simply must keep reading Fuller is great at making the reader feel that something catastrophic is just around the corner James Madison S Debates In The Federal Convention Of 1787 Annotated even though the beginning and thend are known from the outset What s left is a set of uestions that only become urgent and fascinating as the twin narratives 1976 and 1985 progress What happened to Peggy s father What was all the stuff with Oliver about Who or what is or was Reuben I hated having to put the book down but at the same time I couldn t help but feel that wanting to tear through it so uickly meant I wasn t really bothered about the story and the language and description as anything than a receptacle for the plot that it lacked something some sort of lasting nutritional value Then again there was nothing significant I really disliked The twist view spoilerdidn t impresssurprise me Reuben seemed so obviously invented from his first appearance I felt slightly insulted by the book s insistence that I should play along with the idea that he might be real But because I was Unbored Adventure Serious Fun For Everyone expecting it the reveal didn t make me angryither One small thing that did trip me up I thought it was James who was having the affair with Oliver andor was in unreuited love with him I d never suspected anything between him and Ute hide spoiler Why oh why do so many people love this story It was beyond disturbing horrifying and just plain wrong Yes the author writes beautifully but that doesn t make the subject of a child Betting On Fate experiencing traumanjoyable to read view spoiler A father abducts his daughter taking a child Mechanistic Nonmechanistic Science An Investigation Into The Nature Of Consciousness Form experiencing traumanjoyable to read view spoiler A father abducts his daughter taking to a far off location in the middle of nowhere He tells her that the How To Make Friends As An Introvert Discover Introvert Friendly Ways To Meet New People Improve Your Social Skills And Make New Friends entire world has been destroyedxcept for the two of them She is only 8 She almost drowns she almost starves and she is physically and Selby The Lobster emotionally abused by this mentally ill father But wait it gets worse When she is probably around 15 or 16 he begins to think that his daughter is his wife and has sex with her The daughter probably having anmotional breakdown herself imagines this pretend mountain man who befriends her Shows her all these beautiful places in the forest and has sex with her But wait he s pretend so the all those sex scenes where she was totally njoying it was her father Oh ick Then she kills her father with an axgoes home to her mother and brother who was born while she was off living in never never horrifying land By the way she is pregnant with her father s child hide spoiler A survivalist father abducts his ight year old daughter and settles in an abandoned cabin deep in the woods He convinces the daughter they are the only two remaining humans left on the planet When you read this story 1 Do not read ahead 2 Read People Of Esarn each word and phrase carefully The incrediblending is one that you will not see coming I was tempted to go back and re read portions of the book because how could I have possibly missed the foreshadowing This is one of the best books I have read in a long while It is beautifully written with a main character Peggy who I absolutely adoredHer story starts in the long hot summer of 1976 when her survivalist father takes her away from Grandmothers Pearls everything she knows on a Playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother’s grand piano But her life is about to change Her survivalist father who has been stockpiling provisions to prepare for thend of the world takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest There he tells Peggy th. This was a wonderful book I picked it up after reading and loving Claire s second novel Swimming Lessons It is one of my favourite books of the year I njoyed Our Endless Numbered days And had I read it first before Swimming Lessons I would have rated it much higher Claire Fuller has matured as an author in her second novel So I would advise you to read this first And Then Swimming Lessons If You Are Keen On Both then Swimming Lessons if you are keen on both atmospheric erily frightening good character sketches El Tesoro De Salomn excellent build up about how to survive alone in the wild themes of howasily kids can be fooled how asily they forget symbolisms of how we are caged in our own beliefsWhat is similar to Swimming lessons attachment between daughters and fathers alternating structure between the past and present similar relationship between daughter and mother mother leaves mother is absent tcI loved the read But towards the Remove Negative Thinking How To Instantly Harness Mindfulness And The Power Of Positive Thinking The Girlbizmind Series Book 1 end it seemed a bit repetitive with the atmosphere The build up was brilliant and the reader s heart goes out for Peggy As you read you realise this is a story that can happen in real life Thending wrenched my heart Highly recommendedRating 355 355 stars I m not sure how to rate this yet This my heart Highly recommendedRating 355 355 stars I m not sure how to rate this yet This had some serious WTF moments I don t know how Bill The Brave else to put it D I ll have to give this some thought before I give my final rating I believe that this book was a rather nice breath of fresh air or at least it remained so until thend when it kinda turned my stomachIf any of you remember the neat stuff of The Wasp Factory or Life of Pi you ll get a taste of all you remember the neat stuff of The Wasp Factory or Life of Pi you ll get a taste of all here but definitely not as crazy in Ebola Natural Remedies Government Conspiracies either sense All of the action and twist is much homely and down toarth sticking to the forest so to speakIt s definitely a cross between survivalist fiction and a coming of age novel but all that doesn t uite surprise you will at least give you very nice taste of reading Peggy s voice is very strong and the pacing is xcellent sometimes moving back and forward to the aftermath never giving anything away until the right timeIt was a pleasant read but I won t uite go so far as to say I was blown away by anything in particular The surprises are merely horrifying not mind blowingYA or not I suppose it is No one ought to lie that things like this revelation happens but it only makes it a good novel because we re treated to the survivalist bits as well All the characters are and will remain uite memorable There s much worse praise out thereHell it s a sight better than a number of the recent SF classics I ve read lately and heads and shoulders above some other classic traditional fiction tomes I ve had the pleasure or not of readingStill the novel is only bold to a point There s no magical realism which I probably would have gushed about or severe twists of plot which I would have applauded No gimmicks ither Just a solid tale told solidly with beauty and strength Originally started for one of my sampling blog posts Our Endless Numbered Days was so compelling so My Crazy Terrible Life early on that I had to continue My first impression was that this was a book I could happily binge read in one sitting and in thend I did just that well almost it actually took me a couple of days to work my way through itThe premise is this in 1976 Sweet Christmas Love eight year old Peggy is taken by her survivalist father to live in a cabin which he calls die H tte in the depths of an unspecific European forest He tells her that her mother concert pianist Ute has died in. In the tradition of Winter’s Bone and The Outlander Our Endless Numbered Days is a powerful and mysterious debut about a father and hisight year old daughter who abandon their family to live alone in the forest for nine years In 1976 Peggy Hillcoat is ight She spends her summer camping with her father. ,


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Rek to somewhere in Europe They spend the next nine years living in Die Hutte a wooden cabin in a densely wooded forest miles from civilisation They survive in Die Hutte a wooden cabin in a densely wooded forest miles from civilisation They survive living off the land and with Peggy under the illusion from her father that the rest of the world is dead and that they are the ONLY TWO PEOPLE LEFT ALIVEHAVING SAID THAT HER STORY two people left aliveHaving said that her story in 1976 we first meet her in 1985 when she finally returns to London and gradually we learn the Titanic events that led to their leaving London in the first place how they scrabbled to This I am so full of feels that I can hardly breathe This is the best book I ve read in months Oh my God I have to gather myself On the far side of the forest toward the gill I built a secret place I bent thin saplings into an arch weaving and tying them together I interlaced these with reeds and sticks and laid fresh ferns over the top so that my father could walk past and not noticed my green bower Inside it curved over the top of my head when I sat upright but most of the time I lay on ferns covered with moss that I had prised from the rocks I stretched out on my back with my head sticking out of the opening watching and upside down world of branches and leaves and blue sky I was a weaver bird and it was my nest Peggyight years old when her father James takes her from her home in London to a remote hut in the woods Peggy my father shouted once My name isn t Peggy I called out It s Rapunzel Peggy had to make up games and namesfrom the beginning of this adventure She wanted to go home Peggy was crying and saying how much she missed her friend Becky at school and her mom Ute who was in Germany at Piano Performance Peggy s mother was a concert pianist Her dad said we ll go home when fucking fish begin to fly We can t go home Rapunzel She s dead Peggy s father becomes Peggy s Tossed And Tumbled Toss Trilogy Book 3 entire world out in those woods She becomes devoted to him Peggy s mother wasn t dead but for another 9 years Peggy grows up in those woodsuntil one day she finds a pair of boots begins to look for their owner unravels a series ofvents that brought her to the woods and in doing so discovers the strength she needs to get back home She connects with the mother she thought she lost Her mother begins to learn the truth about their Il Cavaliere Senza Nome escape of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods and a secret that Peggy has carried with herver since Having been completely blown away by Claire Fuller s other book Swimming Lessons I was inspired to read our Rodney And Splodge Go To Topaz Town Rodney S Adventures 1 endless numbered daysClaire s debutIt s gorgeously writtenhighly imagined with poetic descriptions Mystery and wondera haunting tragic storywith raindrops of beauty BlechI regret that I can t unread this disgusting garbageWhat most irritates me what I find so off puttingbeyond all of the mind numbing lack of a plot is that the story is only finally going somewhere when itnds If you want to know the actual what the heck this book is about read about the last five pages and you ll spare yourself hours and hours of boredom unless you like books about a crazed father stealing his young daughter to live in a shack in the mountains almost starvingview spoiler and if you want to know the rest I ll tell youview spoilerWhat bothered me most and why I reviewed this as I did is that I would NEVER pick up a book about a man who kidnaps his child spend years grooming her and rapes her Or maybe he was raping her all along since he forced her to sleep. E rest of the world has disappeared She is not seen again for another nine years In 1985 Peggy has returned to the family home But what happened to her in the forest And why and how has she come back now Our Endless Numbered Days is the most unputdownable and Pure Reason Poems extraordinary novel you will read this year.

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