Title, En las nubes. Volume of Panorama de narrativas. Author, Ian McEwan. Translated by, Juan Gabriel López Guix. Publisher, Anagrama, The Daydreamer has ratings and reviews. Lynda said: I once heard Ian McEwan described as a Marmite author; a distinctive taste that, in line. : En las nubes () by IAN MCEWAN and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great.
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Return to Book Page. The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan. Peter Fortune is a daydreamer. He’s a quiet ten year old who can’t help himself from dropping out of reality and into the amazing world mecwan his vivid imagination. His daydreams are fantastic and fascinating – only in the bizarre and disturbing world of dreams can he swap bodies with the family cat and his baby cousin, Kenneth, or wipe out his entire family with vanishing cr Iam Fortune is a daydreamer.
His daydreams are fantastic and fascinating – only in the bizarre and disturbing world of dreams can he swap bodies with the family cat and his baby cousin, Kenneth, or wipe out his entire family with vanishing cream. Paperbackpages. Published by Random House Children’s Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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See 1 question about The Daydreamer…. Lists with This Book. I once heard Ian McEwan described as a Marmite author; a distinctive taste that, in line with the Marmite marketing slogan, you either “Love it or hate it.
The book is described however as appealing to adults as well, due in part to the fact that it is an “adult” Peter who tells the story of his childhood. The Daydreamer is about 10 year Peter Fortune who I once heard Ian McEwan described as a Marmite author; a distinctive taste that, in line with the Marmite marketing slogan, you either “Love it or hate it.
The Daydreamer is about 10 year Peter Fortune who is a chronic daydreamer. He transforms boring events into elaborate stories in his head, making mundane situations more fun. Peter believes that the reality of his life can rarely live up to the things his mind concocts.
The Daydreamer is told in the form of seven interlinking stories, all of which reveal the secret journeys, metamorphoses and adventures of Peter’s childhood. What I particularly enjoyed about this book was that daydreaming was portrayed as an essential dimension of play, for adults and children alike.
So here’s my suggestion for the day: Make some time for losing yourself in thought. Drop everything and do it now, or schedule it if you have to. Your brain — and perhaps your well-being — will be the better for it. View all 3 comments. Jun 05, Cat rated it really liked it. I wish I had read this edition with the cat on the cover! McEwan writes spare, playful, and meditative prose in this book for children and for adults meditating on what it means to be a child and what it means to lose childhood but not to lose imagination.
Each chapter centers on the relationship between the solitary child and other people and creatures. I like that solitude, perception, and imaginative leaps cause the child to bridge the gap between himself and others. Instead of suspecting tha I wish I had read this edition with the cat on the cover! Instead of suspecting that socialization is what makes us acknowledge other beings and other people, McEwan implicitly makes the opposite point, which is that understanding other subjectivities is always an imaginative leap, a speculation, so that the deepening of one’s access to fantasy, however superficially isolating it might seem, also deepens the profundity of a connection to others.
I’m making this book sound like less fun than it is, but I really loved the way McEwan subtly threaded this theme through each of his chapters. Much as in Atonement, though in a lighter register, he is interested in our accountability to others and our misplaced yet inevitable desire to boss them around a desire most evident in a child who hasn’t learned to dampen that impulse.
McEwan also treats our exploration of the counterfactual as a form of access to other consciousnesses to which it might be difficult to cede control or primacy. That access to another consciousness–whether that of a cat, a school bully, or a baby–makes the narcissistic self abate in favor of compassion and wonder. For me, the most powerful two stories were that about the cat are you surprised?
McEwan brought back strong sense memories to me of what it was like to play on the beach as a child, and I love that he doesn’t just focus on loss but also reminds us of the wonders and adventures that adulthood imparts along with its workaday world doldrums. A simple book with a lot of warmth and philosophical grasp. View all 8 comments.
Si sentiva agile e leggerissimo sulla sabbia. Jedna od onih knjiga s kojom se mozda i ne bih tako sazivila da mi nije dosla u pravom trenutku, i jedan Makjuan koji me vraca u davno zaboravljeni svijet: Purtroppo, questo mi piace: Di solito, se mi piace un libro di pagine, che poi finisce subito, mi sento un po’ fregata.
Ma in questo caso la leggerezza del racconto ed il ripetersi del semplice schema narrativo un capitolo dopo l’altro non avrebbero sopportato una mole maggiore: View all 4 comments.
Have you ever wake up from dreaming an adventure? Well……this book is about what Peter Fortune, the kid, dreams. The author described the actions well and very clear. This book is totally fun to read. The adventures and the lessons plus the humorous actions will entertain you a lot. Readers of fantasy will probably like to read this book.
Nov 06, lise. Brevi racconti molto belli per giovani lettori sognatori e intelligenti. Feb 04, Frances rated it it was amazing.
Still, the appeal to adults of Harry Potter might have been as much about the finely constructed plot and suspenseful narrative as the fantasy itself — its own inviting escape from the more mundane aspects of everyday adult existence. In contrast, The Daydreamer, McEwan explains, is a book for adults about a child in a language that children can understand.
Peter, the almost decade old central character, is a dreamer, though his dreaming is not so much to take refuge from the world as it is a way to explore its curious and limitless possibilities. During these adventures of the imagination Peter switches bodies with the family cat and later his baby cousin. He plots how to catch the neighborhood burglar with Roald Dahl-like inventiveness; confronts an unconventional bully using fantasy logic; and inhabits the body of his young adult self.
Not unlike the adventure of reading itself. And although this might appear to betray the book with well-meaning adult moral purpose, the only real message that The Daydreamer imparts is; imagine. Lontanissimo questo mondo di piccoli racconti con il rigore che ho trovato in “Espiazione”, ma piacevolissimo.
Jul 12, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: The Daydreamer is a children’s book written by Ian McEwan whose dreamy and vivid portrayal of the power of imagination will charm and delight its readers of different age groups.
Perfect for children and grown-ups who love Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl. This book was one of the strangest book I’ve encounter. I liked it too because it taught me new phrases and vocabulary. Mar 16, Lily nunes it really liked it.
New adventures in every chapter! It is about an eleven years old boy named Peter’s imagination.
Sometimes his imagination would be seemed as ridiculous but he is just eleven years old so they would be quite acceptable but believe me they are so funny. Swapping bodies with a cat, making his family vanish by rubbing the vanishing cream all over them, planning to catch the burglar by himself like in the Home Alone movie and swapping his body with his Aunt’s child through his wild imagination.
The New adventures in every chapter!
The way the author wrote complex sentences are admirable. They are smooth and not choppy when connecting with ‘and’ or others. And I think that is the lsa that makes this story more luring and effective to the readers. Out of all those things, this quote caught my attention and make me wonder too. You might be dreaming that you’re talking to me.
I actually also say to myself alot like that too. I know it is ridiculous but I was young then and reading this book makes me wonder about my before-teen-life because now I am not a child anymore.
Soon, I am going to be a teenager. View all 5 comments. Mar 20, Yamin Eaindray rated it liked it Shelves: I’m stunned by this young boy’s unwonted and unrestricted inventiveness and imagination. It throws me off completely. This book was much better than I expected it to be because admittedly, I judged the book by its cover which is the wrong thing to do. Somehow, the way the author puts what Peter is thinking about makes me actually mentally experience what nunes feeling, which is a sweeping effect.
I highly recommend this book to everybody in mcfwan ages, especially if you like a wild, spectacular boo I’m stunned by this young boy’s unwonted and unrestricted inventiveness and imagination. I highly recommend this book to everybody in all ages, especially if you like a wild, spectacular book packed with craziness that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I’d asked for this for Christmas, on the strength of McEwan being one of my favourite authors, without prior knowledge of this book being intended initially for children.
Reading it was a delightful pleasure, despite not being the target audience, I found it a very enjoyable hour’s amusement.