[Reading] ➷ The Elephant Keepers Children Author Peter Høeg – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

The Elephant Keepers Children Peter And Tilte Are Trying To Track Down Two Notorious Criminals Their Parents They Are The Pastor And The Organist, Respectively, Of The Only Church On The Tiny Island Of Fin Known For Fabricating Cheap Miracles To Strengthen Their Congregation S Faith, They Have Been In Trouble Before But This Time Their Children Suspect They Are Up To Mischief On A Far Greater Scale When Peter And Tilte Learn That Scientific And Religious Leaders From Around The World Are Assembling In Copenhagen For A Conference, They Know Their Parents Are Up To Something Peter And Tilte S Quest To Find Them Exposes Conspiracies, Terrorist Plots, An Angry Bishop, A Deranged Headmaster, Two Love Struck Police Officers, A Deluded Aristocrat And Much Along The Way.Part Adventure Story, Part Study Of Human Nature, The Elephant Keepers Children Is A Delightful And Thought Provoking Novel From The Prizewinning Danish Author Peter H Eg.

10 thoughts on “The Elephant Keepers Children

  1. says:

    I regret to say that I didn t really enjoy this book, The Elephant Keepers Children by Peter Hoeg, that I won on Goodreads, and I ll tell you why the prose was overwrought and overcomplicated, and it made me feel like I was stupid, and keep in mind, the narrator is a fourteen year old boy, and shouldn t sound like he is a Rhodes scholar there are far too many characters to keep track of and I kept getting confused because the prose was so confusing to me, I barely even absorbed what was happen I regret to say that I didn t really enjoy this book, The Elephant Keepers Children by Peter Hoeg, that I won on Goodreads, and I ll...

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    People who know me well know that one of my least favorite topics of conversation is religion It varies in importance from person to person, so I find it impolite to probe into the religious workings or non workings of the majority of individuals Perhaps this has something to do with the extremes to which faith is wielded by a variety of people why is it that talk of God is so frequently usurped as a means to an end rather than a means to improvement It is this question that is poised so pla People who know me well know that one of my least favorite topic...

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    I have found a door out of the prison So begins this tale full of unexpected humor, adventure, intrigue, and the search for transcendence Peter, Tilte, and Hans grew up in a rectory Their father is the pastor of a church on the tiny island of Fino, and their mother plays the organ when she s not busy inventing gadgets Both of their parents are elephant keepers, by which the children mean that they have something inside them that is much bigger than themselves and over which they have no co I have found a door out of the prison So begins this tale full of unexpected humor, adventure, intrigue, and the search for transcendence Peter, Tilte, and Hans grew up in a rectory Their father is the pastor of a church on the tiny island of Fino, and their mother plays the organ when she s not busy inventing gadgets Both of their parents are elephant keepers, by which the children mean that they have something in...

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    I m giving this 2 stars even though this was a DNF some readers will enjoy wading through the dense prose, the constant diversions and the overlong sentencesthan I did What I got out of the first 1 4 of the book was this was a world populated by slightly quirky people, with some sort of magical realism going on Not paranormal, butpsychological magic Here s one reason for the DNF all too often our hero narrator says I ll get to that in a moment or I ll explain that later in I m giving this 2 stars even though this was a DNF some readers will enjoy wading through the dense prose, the constant diversions and the overlong sentencesthan I did What I got out of the first 1 4 of the book was this was a world populated by slightly quirky people, with some sort of magical realism going on Not paranormal, butpsychological magic Here s one reason for the DNF all too often our hero narrator says I ll get to that in a moment or I ll explain that later in muchornate language Other reason...

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    Stephen King once wrote an article describing why we crave horror stories, concluding that the darker cravings of one s nature can be suppressed as long as we occasionally indulge those desires E.g., you can keep the alligators under your mind s trap door as long as you remember to feed the gators So, if Mr King is to be trusted and with his imagination for dark things, I would trust him on this front we all have a split nature with our gators and the nice world of churches and daisies t Stephen King once wrote an article describing why we crave horror stories, concluding that the darker cravings of one s nature can be suppressed as long as we occasionally indulge those desires E.g., you can keep the alligators under your mind s trap door as long as you remember to feed the gators So, if Mr King is to be trusted and with his imagination for dark things, I would trust him on t...

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    This week I ve been reading a book in Danish, by the Danish writer Peter H eg author of Miss Smilla s Feeling For Snow, The Quiet Girl, Borderliners I especially loved Borderliners, it s actually one of my favourite books The Elephant Keepers Children my translation, there s no official translation yet is in the style of mystical realism, similar to Haruki Murakami The philosophical idea behind the novel, is the thought that some of us have elephants inside of us, that we need to be ke This week I ve be...

  7. says:

    I love Peter H eg s books, ever since he wrote Smilla s Sense of Snow in 1993.

  8. says:

    Excellent book

  9. says:

    I read half of this book I really wanted to get through it, but the library wanted it back I had had it for 9 weeks and was just sitting on it Clearly, with that being said, it was a rough one for me to get into and, truly, to even understand It is reminiscent of the old crazy writing of Tom Robbins Still Life with Woodpecker or the one about the chick with the big thumb Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Just very surreal and I felt like I was in a funhouse the whole time I wasn t certain if I read half of this book I really wanted to get through it, but the library wanted it back I had had it for 9 weeks and was just sitting on it Clearly, with that being said, it was a rough one for me to get into and, truly, to even understand It is reminiscent of the old crazy writing of Tom Robbins Still Life with Woodpecker or the one about the chick with th...

  10. says:

    One of my favorite books which I reread is his Smilla s Sense of Snow, but I only just tolerated this book I am always suspicious of translations as feel they cannot represent the author s true voice, but since I do not read Danish, have no choice The faults in this book I will therefore blame on his translator, chief among them the stupidly distracting character names The plot is fantastical, but I might have accepted it were the names reasonable They were ludicrous, unne...

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