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Den vidunderliga kärlekens historia [PDF / EPUB] Den vidunderliga kärlekens historia Horrific Sufferings of the Mind Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot is the picaresue fable of the love that grows between the mute telepathic human monstrosity Hercules and the beautiful Henriette—a l Horrific Sufferings of the Mind Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot is the picaresue fable of the love that grows between the mute telepathic human monstrosity Hercules and the beautiful Henriette—a love that will entwine their fates forever Author Carl Johan Vallgren creates an unforgettable cast of grotesueries in a magical and atmospheric tour of nineteenth century Europe—from the bordello where Hercules is born to the sualor of the asylum where he finds only Den vidunderliga MOBI :ß pain to the sinister grandeur of the Jesuit monasteries in which he finds both shelter and peril to the phantasmagoria of the freak show with which he travels A moving uplifting at times dark and macabre tale of social oppression official corruption religious persecution and unwavering devotion it is a story that enchants and surprises and leaves one wide eyed with wonder like a small child at his first carnival.


10 thoughts on “Den vidunderliga kärlekens historia

  1. says:

    Wow I really wanted to like this book it seemed that it would be intersting and it almost was It had the elements of a short story and it dragged because it was made into a novel The characters were hollow accept for the Hero Barefoot but even then The story telling was disjointed and confusing I often had to double back in a chapter to see if I skipped a major event that was being discussed or I needed explanaiton that was skipped over The non seuesntial stroy telling can be done well this was not I don't know why I have even ranked this book with two stars except to say that there is some exceptionally beautiful sections in this book the words and the way they are written is stunning The book starts very well the first two chapters I was eager to see where this was going but when I got there I realized that I just didn't care Maybe I am just an idiot but this was a good idea woefully short on a good execution


  2. says:

    I read this book on the original language Swedish and it really is one of the best books in Swedish literature for a very long time It takes you through adventures both amazing and horrible and feelings of joy and despise The reason it doesn't get five stars is that on occasion it gets somewhat pretentious but overall it is a great piece It really is a shame about the title I just know how a title like this puts me off reading the book and I would never have read it unless two colleagues of mine recommended it Therefore please ignore the title and enjoy the great adventures of Hercule You will not regret it


  3. says:

    Horrific Sufferings of the Mind Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot His Wonderful Love and His Terrible HatredNow you have finished wondering at the title we can oh you want a little time with it ok The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot His Wonderful Love and his Terrible Hatred Ok can we continueThis was my first Carl Johan Vallgren and I have to admit it was the title and cover design that made me buy it a long time ago in a random book store subseuently it was placed on a shelf and never touched again for a good five years or so Until last week when finally it got to be a book and I picked it up and decided I would get it readIt happened slowly after many books recently for younger audiences I had settled into a large font and uick to finish pages but that is not what you get with Hercules Barefoot’s story If you want a book to read in the moments before bed at the end of your day please do not pick this as I did because it will be a struggle This is no comment on the story or writing as both are incredibleWe follow the life of Hercule Barfuss an incredibly deformed newborn in a brothel who somehow avoids being snuffed out before his first breath He has a thick carpet of hair on his back his arms resemble nothing than twigs and his head is unusually large His stature is that of a dwarf and his body is covered in a random smattering of hard black protrusions By normal 1800s standards he should have been proclaimed spawn of satan and killedThe book follows his life at different stages and I loved the way that we jumped along his personal timeline sometimes not uite knowing the amount time we had moved on His life is rich with religion and historical rubbernecking but it never detracts from the core tale of Hercule Barfuss and his search for his true love Henriette Vogel There is a time spent locked away in a monastery where the local town believe he is a miracle worker a trip to the vatican where he uickly discovers plans afoot to kill him A brief stint helping a princess win card games and then after the most tragic event that could befall him A good amount of bloody painful satisfying revengeDoes this sound like your kind of book because I honestly believe everyone could find something they enjoyed through its pages and we haven’t even touched on Hercule’s ability to not only read minds but control them too4 out of 5 tortured monks


  4. says:

    Actual Rating 35 starsI really liked this book I thought it was great and it is a Swedish novel I would certainly recommend to everyoneThe story follows our protagonist Hercule Barfuss He is born a dwarf with a severely deformed body He is deaf and cannot speak However he has been given the gift of being able to read other people's thoughts An incredibly moving and at times horrendous story which follows Hercule's life over about 80 yearsWhat really makes this book stand out at least to me is the extensive imagery The language is so full of pictures and metafors similes and symbols and while that at many times really added to the story it sometimes became a little too much We as readers could loose ourself in the images and nearly miss what Vallgren wanted to say With that said the imagery is one of this book's great strengths The intricacies of the writing style and the use different techniues definitely makes this book suitable for re reading in the futureFurther the book discusses a range of interesting topics; religion language emotion love hate and so much However one of the reasons to why I did not rate this book higher than 35 is partly due to the epilogue As the last part it is the feeling from that episode you bring with you after finishing the novel Unfortunately I found the epilogue to be incredibly dry and in general just unnecessary It left me feeling bored and just kind of meh With that said as a whole I think this book is really great With a very strong imagery and interesting writing style Vallgren manages to really capture the reader's attention and tell a story about longing love hate and the cruelty of the human kind


  5. says:

    This is a page turner for sure I couldn't really uit once I'd gotten a chapter or two into it It reminded me of another carnivalesue freak novel Geek Love But I liked this one a lot better than Geek Love Despite the fact that this novel sometimes seems to be a series of unfortunate events it has an underlying optimism and love for its characters that keep it from getting too bleak And it does get bleak yes indeedy do Dickensian bleak without the Dickensian filter shielding us from the truly bleak stuff But there's love under it somehow And mind reading Which is fun I really enjoyed the perspective switches and the detective work of piecing the story together that way The bad news? The frame of the story feels kind of lame The opening and closing letters are a bit ponderous and feel tacked on and unessential The ending feels lazy It sort of amounts to and this happened and then this happened and then this happened This was because the lovehate story was essentially over But then it wasn't I either wanted the story to end where it ended or to be fully fleshed out after It feels undone than too long really so I vote for fleshed outThere seems to be a potential for another book written by the main character and I wondered if that book will come out in the future However I wanted that book IN this one There's so much potential in this story that isn't realized It feels sketched in when it could be painted But the sketch is a really interesting sketch so it's worth it even so


  6. says:

    Although the characters are uite one dimensional and despite that the heroine is a damsel in distress dressed like an angel in white and despite a few turns of the story that feel illogical and therefore disturb the flow of the story I really enjoyed the book Despite that the love Hercule feels for Henriette is manic and obsessive the book manages to say something important about love and hate and human nature It's a brave book in the sense that it allows love to prevail over hate and sorrow while it aims for higher literary grounds in a time when undying love and happy endings are banned from good literature Hercules Barefoot must have been heavily inspired by Patrick Süskind's Perfume but unlike the latter this book leaves me with a little rather than a little less faith in mankind


  7. says:

    A truly amazing book horrifying at times but a truly astonishing love story


  8. says:

    Well the writing was a bit too expressionistic for me a bit crumbled and overlapping Still the premise was rather good


  9. says:

    Deeply layered rich characters dark and foreboding yet full of hope Incredibly researched Imaginative seductive surprising a dream of a book from which I did not want to awaken


  10. says:

    The year is 1813 and on a stormy night two babies are born to two prostitues in a brothel The one is a perfectly formed girl and the other is a deformed boy whose mother dies immediatly after he comes into this worldThe boy is deaf mute has no arms ears or nose his tongue is split like a snake's he has a hunchback that is full of hair and is only around one metre tall But he has the gift of telepathy is very smart and despite his deafness he can also play the piano Residents of the brothel he was born and raised in often found themselves hearing him inside their heads Despite his grotesue appearance tho the workers of the brothel love himFrom the moment he is born his soul is entwined with the soul of the girl he was born the same day as Him and Henriette are inseparable and when they are forced apart he is determined to find her againHe embarks on many journeys becomes the protege of a cleric who is later accused as a heretic joins a caraval of other deformed people and after many years he finds HenrietteBut she is now married to a nobleman thus meaning they cannot live as a couple yet Despite that however they begin an affair under everyone's noses and Henriette falls pregnant After the child a healthy baby girl is born Hercules and Henriette make plans to leave together and run away to AmericaThis dream ends tragically tho when Henriette is murdered the last night before they liveFrom then on Hercules embarks on a journey of vengeance attempting to kill everyone who wronged him This is another example of me expecting to love a book and being proven wrongWhat I noticed right off the bat was the similarities this book has to Perfume The Story of a Murderer both in style and in regards to the main character main hero with a supernatural gift born into poverty tries to find his place in the world complicated relationship with mankind etc I actually didn't like Perfume The Story of a Murderer but I hoped this would pull off that style in a way amusing to me And at the beginning it almost did I think the parts with Hercules' childhood were the strongest in the bookFrom then on the story took a deep dive for the worst Unfortunatelly the style of writing made the whole thing uite boring It didn't feel as if I was reading a 288 page book but a much larger one insteadAlso the huge time jumps made the plot feel as another reviewer mentioned disjointed and left many uestions unanswered let alone not leaving enough time to bond with the charactersBecause the characters felt one dimentional and even Hercules felt like a minor character in his own story His powers are not really explored 'til the last moment when he decides to avenge Henriette Because up until then his powers only served as a mean of communication He could have used his telepathy to prevent his wet nurse from getting maimed or Henriette from being killed but noAfter that he suddenly knows how to use them in their full capacity as if he was taken in and tutored by X Men that's the 2nd review in a row where I drop in a little X Men reference Wanna stop me? You can't He goes as far as manipulating people's minds and drives them into brutally murdering others and killing themselves It is also suggested that he drives a whole family mad by warging into the body of a cat which in my opinion sounds totally dumbAs for the side characters there were moments where I could see them being important to the story Like for example the caraval with other deformed people that Hercules joins at some pointThey were described as smart and I expected to see some form of bond shaping plus I thought they were gonna teach the main character how to use his powers to his advantage But instead we see them perform with Hercules once and the only thing they manage to teach him is that he should wear a mask to hide his deformities And then they disband for some reason that I can't tell because it was left unmentionedAs for the romance I expected it to be a big part of the plot Which wasn't really the case I wouldn't mind it so much if I could see the love blossoming because Loving someone for the sake of love itself doesn't do it for me Henriette serves only as the ideal of love and beauty a reason for Hercules to better himself and never emerges as her own character I cannot even tell you with certainty why she was killed I suspect the assassins mistook her for Hercules while she was sleeping? Plus her death isn't even confirmed until like three chapters laterAlso as mentioned before after Henriette's death Hercules begins to seek those who did him wrong and brutally murders them The first couple of people that he kills I cannot even remember why he did that for But when the time comes to kill his lover's killer her spirit appears to him convinces him that It isn't those people who took everything from him that have made his life a living hell but hatred itselfHe sees the error of his ways decides not to kill that last person and changes his life completely He now has find happiness because he knows that there is life after death and since he is now truly happy humans finally accept him as one of their own even though many people had try to kill him before He ends his days as an old man in Martha's Vineyard where he studied in a school for deaf people surrounded by a big familySee kids if you accept and forgive people who have actively done you harm and love yourself people will accept and love you as well Even tho they wanted to see you dead just a couple of years agoI'm sorry did this turn into a coming of age story without me noticing it?Also why is it so important to have him studying in a school for deaf people and spending the last pages on how he developed his own sign language by using his feet? He doesn't even need it He's a telepath remember?These are pretty much my complains with this book that seemed promising but ended up being a boring drawn out story with boring characters and vague mumbo jumbo philosophy If you made it this far congratulations'Til next time take care


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