Editorial Reviews. Review. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A. nbafinals.info: A Time to Love and a Time to Die: A Novel (): Erich It is a good book to read about the Eastern front in WW2 from the German . Several yrs ago I read "A Time to Love and A Time to Die" by Eric Maria Remarque. It is one of my favorite novels. When I found out that there was a movie of it.
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A Time to Love and a Time to Die is a Eastmancolor CinemaScope drama war film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring John Gavin. It is based on the. Revisiting Douglas Sirk's A Time to Love and a Time to Die Read More At the time of their original release, Sirk's Hollywood films were. On the Russian front in German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.
Oxford Bibliographies is a sophisticated online recommendation service that provides original scholarly content used and trusted by professional researchers worldwide. The Russian Front, A group of German soldiers happen upon a corpse encased in snow, apparent only by a frostbitten hand reaching towards them from the ground.
The sun digs them up. To commemorate the birthday of German-born director Detlef Sierck , better known to U. Along with the making of The Tarnished Angels, another late career masterpiece released the previous year, Sirk was never allowed as much creative freedom on a production.
On location in Germany, the spectacular Eastmancolor and CinemaScope shooting gives the film the visual weight of an epic, but its focus is more intimate and, in fact, quite personal for the director.
His ex-wife joined the Nazi party and legally forbade him from seeing their son, Klaus Detlef Sierck, as he had remarried a Jewish woman. Over the years, his son attained stardom as the leading child actor of Nazi Germany, and the only way for Sirk to see him was to go to the movies.
The film has generated enough support to ensure a reputation among cinephiles, including important publications by Jean-Loup Bourget, Fred Camper, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and, most prominently, Jean-Luc Godard. Thus, Sirk became a favorite both for auteurist film criticism and for Marxist, feminist, and psychoanalytic film theory, although perhaps at the expense of a film such as A Time to Love and a Time to Die , which belongs to the tradition of the romantic rather than the domestic melodrama and now occupies a marginal place in the Sirk canon.
O where ha'e ye been, my handsome young man? Where gat ye your dinner, my handsome young man? What gat ye to your dinner, my handsome young man?
What became of your bloodhounds, my handsome young man? O I fear ye are poisoned, my handsome young man! The Creation of the Moon The man cut his throat and left his head there. The others went to get it. When they got there they put the head in a sack. Farther on the head fell out onto the ground. They put the head back in the sack. Farther on the head fell out again. Around the first sack they put a second one that was thicker.
But the head fell out just the same. It should be explained that they were taking the head to show to the others. They did not put the head back in the sack. They left it in the middle of the road. They went away. They crossed the river. But the head followed them. They climbed up a tree full of fruit to see whether it would go past. The head stopped at the foot of the tree and asked them for some fruit.
So the men shook the tree. The head went to get the fruit. Then it asked for some more. So the men shook the tree so that the fruit fell into the water. The head said it couldn't get the fruit from there.
So the men threw the fruit a long way to make the head go a long way to get it so they could go. While the head was getting the fruit the men got down from the tree and went on. The head came back and looked at the tree and didn't see anybody so went on rolling down the road. It's definitely its own unique dystopian world. I was surprised and startled again and again.
Nadine Brandes had so many unexpected twists waiting around the corner! I was hooked, and finished this story in no time. The theme was awesome. It made me think: What would I do if this was my last year? It honestly scared me, because, like Parvin, I sometimes feel purposeless, useless I can identify with her - that longing to leave a mark on the world.
To make a difference for good. To live life to the fullest; to use what God has given you! But then, not knowing how. Not feeling like my efforts amount to anything. So yes. It was incredible to journey along with her and watch her grow. Poignant to feel her desperate emotions. I also loved the whole theme with 'Shalom'.
It was so very beautiful. So very deep. Every part of that was brilliant, and definitely makes a reader want to draw nearer to God. Beautiful job, Nadine! I could go on about it, but I don't want to give any spoilers. Read A Time to Die and experience it for yourself, people! I identified with Parvin. Despite some slightly foolish choices, I really liked her character. She wasn't the hard, "fake", arrogant, kick-butt heroine that some dystopian and fantasy and perhaps historical novels like to display.
Instead she was someone I could relate to; someone I could cheer on.
Jude was hard er to understand sometimes, but I liked him too. And Solomon Hawke was sweet. Willow was a sweetie too. Oh my word, I just want to explode right now with anger at a certain person and a certain people group But be prepared to be angry. Very angry.
This story stirs up emotions for sure. The sheer injustice!!! The betrayal! The absurdity! The hypocrisy! The way human life no longer holds its preciousness! O Grrr! It just made me so mad. How could they? And then try to pass it off as righteous or "just-the-way-it-is"? There was some violence. Definitely some gore. Nothing like reading The Hunger Games ; but still sometimes I was left a bit squeamish or shocked. Overall, an absolutely gripping tale. And that ending!
If you like dystopian Then you most certainly need to pick up A Time to Die and give it a try! I received a copy of A Time to Die from the author in exchange for my honest review. View 2 comments. Nov 19, Tracey Dyck rated it it was amazing Shelves: My heart is still in pieces. This trilogy gets a lot of hype, at least in my reader circles, and I was desperately hoping it would live up to all those glowing reviews.
Bless Nadine's heart, it did. This is one of the most unusual dystopian novels I've read, because it's infused with a lot more faith and hard questions and almost urban fantasy-ish settings than others. One setting in particular almost felt out of place, but I found it so fascinating that I didn't care. But let's get back to the beginning. She is gold. I related to her so stinking much. In a society where everyone has a Clock counting down the time until they die, she has a year left and yearns to find her purpose, some way to make her last days count.
She swings from apathy to passion a few times throughout the course of the novel, which was uncomfortably realistic but in a good way. And she's something of a writer--well, technically an autobiographer--so that was neat. Some quick thoughts on other characters: At times I hated him too, at other times I adored him. He was flawed, temperamental, but he had his reasons. So my undecided opinion is not a bad thing!
Just an observation! He had some moments that made me unsure as well, but in other ways he reminded me of the beloved Remko from Rachelle Dekker's Seer trilogy, minus the stutter. I want more Hawke in the next two instalments! I don't even know how to sum up my thoughts on this book! I've been thinking about it for weeks since finishing it. It brought me close to tears. It resonated with me powerfully.
The emotions were palpable, the writing was excellent, and the worldbuilding was fleshed out wonderfully. Low cities and high cities, a humongous wall, tightropes, wilderness, a train, the Dregs, emotigraphs, super cool suits: Nadine writes with truckloads of heart, and consequently, mine was broken in a beautiful way.
Can't wait to read the next two! Five stars! My heart is all over the floor right now. Review to come when I pick up the pieces! View all 10 comments. Dec 30, Gabi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just wow. I was worried about not liking this after seeing everyone love it. I loved it! On that Clock the Numbers tell how long you have to live. Parvin has a year left to live.
She wamts to do something meaningful. She wants to be remembered. She begins to think she is doing something right, when she is discovered to be sharing a Clock with her twin brother.
As punishment she is thrown through the Wall that di Wow. As punishment she is thrown through the Wall that divides the world in half. On the other side she may find something that can save her people, if she has the time to tell them. Usually when I love a book, it is mainly that characters that I love. I loved all aspects of this book! I only liked Parvin at the beginning, but as I read more she grew on me and now I love her.
She seemed very normal, and I liked that. She had a temper, which I totally relate to, but she also had an inner strength which grew as the story went on. I fell much more easily in love with many of the side characters. Reid was an awesome brother.
He was humorous and fun, but was serious about protecting his family. I want to learn more about him! Solomon Hawke was amazing. I loved him from the moment I saw him. He was such a gentleman. He was quiet, but his presence held authority. He was trying to do the right thing, but he might be on the wrong side. Jude, ah, Jude.
He seemed to care about know one but himself, but under that hard shell he was caring and loving. He was protective and aggressive. He was mysterious and had many secrets. Willow was a sweet young girl. Elm was neat.
I must see more of him! I kind of liked him, but then he stepped crossed the line. So now I love and hate him. The world building was fantastic and unique. I loved the feel of it. The writing was great. I really do like first person. It was gripping and I found myself really connecting with Parvin in a short amount of time. The plot was ingenious. There were a few things that felt really coincidental, but overall it was pretty realistic for the story.
It was slower paced at the beginning, but it quickly sped up. It became unpredictable, intense, scary, exciting, and terrifying all at the same time! The deaths destroyed me! How could that happen? But I think it helped make the story all the more special. How many characters are going to make it through this series? The ending was so messed up! I must have the next one! Totally everyone should read this though!
You can check out this review on my blog too, at: View all 11 comments. May 07, Melanie Kilsby rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the Christian sic-fi version of the Hunger Games. I was exhausted by the end with all that Parvin had gone through.
That girl made up for the lack of life she lived before, let me tell you! Nadine did such a great job with building this new world with: I love her play on lemons. Such a unique way for readers to associate to a character. I really thought I was smelling lemons at one This is the Christian sic-fi version of the Hunger Games. I really thought I was smelling lemons at one point! Also, the fedora helped too! Her creative way to explain a biography was so cool.
I mean, who wouldn't want to feel someones emotions at certain points in time? Isn't that why we read oftentimes, to relate? I mean, that part of her book was brilliant! The idea of Shalom was different for me, but not quite a negative.
It was the main theme that seemed to drive Parvin on through her path of finding her meaning. But, at times, it almost felt like an identity on its own which was a slight confusion for me throughout the book.
Still can't wait to continue this series and see where her adventure leads: Jan 20, Rebekah rated it really liked it. Seriously though. After having this series highly recommended to me by several friends, I got the first book as a Christmas a present from my grandparents. After the holiday business and starting college business, I finally had a couple days of solid reading and finished it. Finished it with heart beating about five times as rapidly as it should.
The whole idea of lives being run by clocks and all manner of electronic chips you could put in your mind was fascinati I.
The whole idea of lives being run by clocks and all manner of electronic chips you could put in your mind was fascinating. And I enjoyed the variety of characters and settings the author wove throughout the book. A fabulous and intense read with lots of feels. I think it'll take a couple days for me to relax again after all that tension.
So if it's a fabulous book, why only four stars?
Well, two reasons: The second reason, I thought the cliff-hanger endings of the chapters were overused. They lost their effect halfway through the book. If not sooner.
View 1 comment. Sep 14, m a r y l i z rated it liked it. This is a rather tricky book to review. See, I really liked some aspects of the book, but I didn't totally love it. I've come to the conclusion that dystopian is not my genre.
It's just not. I've tried several different dystopians, but interestingly enough, they all earn about the same rating. I guess I just can never get into it?
Maybe it's too depressing for me, I dunno. In fact, I would argue tha This is a rather tricky book to review. In fact, I would argue that it actually focuses a LOT on hope. Which is awesome!
Props to the author for that! I'm already rambling. Oh, and it's FULL of all kinds of creative things! I don't want to spoil anything but there's a certain person named Wilbur who makes suits There are tightropes and cool futuristic technological things I'm so descriptive: I absolutely love it when the author makes you feel what the characters feel.
It's a sign of an amazing writer. Whenever Parvin was struggling emotionally, physically, or spiritually, I ached for her. This book made me feel. That's always a good thing. Now, she's not my favorite character, per se, but I loved the realism that she has.
Honestly, she reminded me a lot of myself in many ways. Physically unable to pull herself up a rope--check. Uses tildes--check. We're very much alike.
XD I loved following along with Parvin's journey. Seeing how she matured in her faith and gained more purpose was so beautiful. Really, the themes of this book are all great. The importance of using our time wisely, surrendering our life to God, and fighting for what we believe really cuts to the heart, challenging each and every reader who picks up this book. It's always refreshing to see books that stimulate our brains and make us think about important truths.
End of story. Okay, now on to my dislikes. This is in NO way the fault of the writer--I'm sure there are lots of people who like present tense. However, I am not one of them. I had no idea it was written in that tense before I picked it up.
So that was a bit of a bummer. Although I will admit that I kind of got used to it after a while. It just wasn't my favorite.
I know this may sound like a shallow reason, but I honestly just can't get into a book as much when it's written in a tense I feel is awkward. I also never really liked a lot of the characters. But I reallllllllly didn't like a lot of characters in this book. He actually made me kind of want to throw my tablet across the room more than once. They seemed to spend the majority of the book wandering around or arguing. P I kept waiting for exciting things to happen--and yes, they did sometimes--but I felt like every time the action would get going, it would quickly be squashed by some huge setback.
Nooo thank you. Content wise, this book contains a little bit of violence and such. I maaaay have cringed during some of the scenes. So I would probably recommend this to teens around the age of 13, just for some of the violence.
Overall, I did like this book! There just were quite a few things I didn't care for. P I just wanted to be honest about the book since Miss Brandes herself was generous enough to give me a free review copy!
Thanks loads, Nadine! D Final Consensus: Yes, I did. Will I be picking up the second book? I'm kind of emotionally invested now. You lovely people successfully convinced me to read the second book, which I enjoyed much better. You can read my review here Here it is. The long awaited review. I know some of you are really curious to see my thoughts, especially with my two stars on Goodreads. Truth is, this review is nearly impossible to write.
This book is definitely a "it's not for me, but that doesn't mean it's not for you" kind of book. And I don't say that too often. On that note, I'm not going to soften the aspects I didn't like.
I stand by the fact that these made me dislike the book. I may be overly critical because I don't feel like I was in the right mood for a dystopian when I read this. Let's start off with the negative, so we can end on a positive note. Seriously, so many of the events in this book are plot driven.
Sure, God could be pushing Parvin into situations so she can grow, but it seemed too convenient. There was one time where Parvin prayed, and a tidal wave came down upon her shortly after. Was I worried? Because Parvin just prayed. I'm fine with prayers being answered in unexpected ways, but the plot moved too fast from one thing to the next, and this happened too often to take it seriously.
Okay, yes I do. I'll complain, whine, and get over it. It does not effect the enjoyment of the overall book. I don't believe I have read a single book that uses this device that I have liked.
I find it distracting. Sometimes I'm sure something happened just so the chapter could end in a cliff hanger. Plus, on repeatedly recovering from whatever just happened, I no longer worry about anything happening to the main characters. Parvin was Useless And I'm not talking about her wasting her life, which she has done. Parvin is soooo annoying and stupid naive. She makes emotional decisions without thinking first.
For so much of the time, she was just being erratic. I wanted to slap her.
She also had many lengthy inner dialogues that could have been cut down. Towards the end I started skimming them. Oh, and I did think Parvin had grown by the end of the book, so I could not believe when she brought up dying unkissed again. I quit reading for a week when this was brought up near the end. Now to counter this one.
Parvin reminded me a lot of Tris in Insurgent. When I read Insurgent, four years ago, it was one of my favorite books. Have I changed that much? Reid's Journal She also had abundant time to read her brother's journal, which became the only interesting part of the book for a while, but Parvin didn't read it until it was too late.
I also knew that deleting Hawke's contact information was the stupidest thing to do - just another one of Parvin's erratic desisions. I seriously thought the characters already knew this. I'm not sure how Parvin missed it. Then, while Jude is dying, Parvin finds out Hawke is Jude's brother. Talk about ruining a character death scene At all.
He may be explained more in later books, but for such a big build up, he was so non-essential to the plot. I cannot pinpoint what happened here, but I'm quite indifferent to her. The start of the book was promising. I was really into learning about the world and life with the clocks.
The first 50 pages went by really fast. The technological concepts were very neat to read about. The nonobook charging with solar power was the best. Why hasn't someone come up with a solar charged phone?? While I will not be continuing this series, I may pick up a future book of Nadine Brandes'. And her blog is most entertaining! Notable Quotes This book, despite all my complaints, is very quotable. I have many highlights in my ebook. It builds like a halted breath, growing, pushing. The dragon needs air- it needs action.
As Jude said: A quest to shalom. View all 18 comments. This book made me rethink everything I thought I knew about God. About life. About time. About death. About family. Do yourself a favor and go read this gem. This dude needs a chill pill! In This book made me rethink everything I thought I knew about God.
In all honesty, I'm kind of glad he died?? Jan 28, R. Gammon rated it really liked it Shelves: I've seen this book hyped up since I joined Goodreads, and ended up downloading the whole series in paperback with some Christmas money. I read this first one in a couple of days.
And sheesh, was the hype worth it. And dark. And I love that. Life in the Christian world is not all fun and games, and it's a little weird to go from this to Mitford Her internal journeys spoke to me so so so much. I mean, she starts out so selfish and caring only about herself, wondering if her family even loves her, angry at herself for wasting her life up to this point Poor sweet little Willow.