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Ґудзик

Роман «Ґудзик», що ми пропонуємо до уваги читача, у 2005 році отримав першу премію Всеукраїнського конкурсу «Коронація слова». Цей роман має багато нашарувань, сюжетних колізій і героїв. Його часовий простір: від середини 70-х до наших днів, його географія — Київ, українська провінція, Росія, Чорногорія, зрештою — Америка. Але головна ідея така: велике щастя або велика траРоман «Ґудзик», що ми пропонуємо до уваги читача, у 2005 році отримав першу премію Всеукраїнського конкурсу «Коронація слова». Цей роман має багато нашарувань, сюжетних колізій і героїв. Його часовий простір: від середини 70-х до наших днів, його географія — Київ, українська провінція, Росія, Чорногорія, зрештою — Америка. Але головна ідея така: велике щастя або велика трагедія може початися з найменшої деталі, з ґудзика, який так легко загубити, а потім шукати все життя... Це роман про любов, вірність, зраду. Про те, що ніколи не варто оглядатися назад, а цінувати те, що існує поруч із тобою — сьогодні і назавжди. А можливо, цей роман про... дещо з життя янголів, що випадково потрапили на нашу землю?.....

Title : Ґудзик
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ISBN : 9789660340404
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 222 Pages
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Ґудзик Reviews

  • Anna (lion_reads)
    2019-06-05 09:44

    *An English translation available for anyone interested.The story takes place in 2004 and then in 2013/2014. Denis, a young would-be filmmaker from Kiev, meets a famous woman in a Carpathian mountain resort. Their brief romance haunts him throughout his adult life. The novel traces his life as the repercussions on that encounter begin affecting other people around him, including his young spontaneous wife. The novel dips into modern Ukrainian life, flies over to the states, to Scotland and then back to Ukraine again to an event that all the characters become entangled in.At times I was blown away by the author's ability to write Ukrainian people so well. I recognized a lot of the thoughts and opinions and jokes and subtleties from my own childhood. Rozdobudko is also excellent at describing places. Every time the scenery changed it was easy to become plunged into the new surroundings. Scents, sounds, streets came alive with her words. The characters were well-written, even if desperately flawed.The book got a low rating from me because stylistically and plot-wise it was a mess. Each place that Leeka ended up in could have been a novel in itself but was always cut too short. I also did not understand why she needed to leave every time. The reasons for her changing places became more and more contrived by the end. Denis was no better. His various love interests seem to have been only placeholders for when he wasn't busy with something else. There were so many unanswered threads at the end. How did Liza and Desmond end up back in Ukraine? What happened to Josh and Melanie? What was the result of Maidan Ukraine-wide? And although she described the feelings of people standing on Maidan really well--so well in fact that I felt just as dizzy reading the novel as I did first hearing the news about is--her depiction of the conflict was fairly one sided. Opposing views are mentioned but always in a negative light. All of her characters became supporters of Maidan, which is an unfair perspective. What about the people who were watching it happen with horror? What about the people in other places besides Kiev? I think because of the lack of focus in the plot, Rozdobudko left very little space to adequately explore the conflict (which seems like the central purpose of writing the novel). This should have been a novel just about Maidan, the events leading up to it and the events after. I was also not a fan of the glorification of war at the end. I perfectly understand the patriotism she wanted to show, but it felt a little out of place and too much like beating us over the head with it.Stylistically, the sentences sometimes ended abruptly leading to whole new thoughts right after. Other times a memory from the past would blend into the rest of the text where it was hard to tell what was happening. The editorial breaks were horrendous.And the final nail in the coffin was how melodramatic each relationship was in the novel. Characters didn't seem to understand why they were making life-changing decisions. I just didn't believe people could really be like that.So, although I thought some parts were REALLY well done, many other parts were sub-par. Curious to see what other contemporary Ukrainian authors have to offer.

  • Olga
    2019-06-15 07:42

    "...життя не має смаку, в чистому вигляді воно - як дистильована вода. Ми самі додаємо у нього солі, перцю чи цукру. Коли життя набуває смаку - серце болить сильніше."Трогательный роман-драма про жизни нескольких людей, где каждый пытался приспособить свои мечты к реалиям бытия.Лиза - талантливый режиссер, которому не дали проявить себя в совесткое время. Она все время ждала, ждала, а когда возможность появилась делать то, что всегда мечтала - она просто "сдулась". В чем была ее проблема? Почему после распада СССР она не могла полностью отдаться счастью делать то, что она всегда мечтала? Зачем ей было это замужество?Главный герой - влюблен и одержим. Эту одержимость он проносит через всю жизнь, все время сознательно лишая себя хотя бы попытки быть счастливым. Но, как ни странно, после всего что он пережил по собственному выбору от смог вернутся к кинематографу. А вернется ли он еще к Лизе?..Лика - светлый ангел в истории, девушка не от мира сего. Она готова дарить искреннюю любовь и счастье тому единственному, которого полюбит. Не сложно догадаться кому она полюбит правда? :) А дальше все сводится к нашему главному герою, что он с этим внезапно свалившимся счастьем будет делать. Как говориться, что имеем не храним, а потерявши - плачем.

  • Nicki Markus
    2019-06-04 05:45

    I found the story of this book intriguing and on the whole I liked the characters. This is a book that meanders rather than finding a strong storyline to follow, but that is not always a bad thing as it led to a more reflective piece of fiction.My main issue with this book was that the translation felt a little clunky at times. Perhaps the original was the same, but my belief is that it is more of a translation problem. Also there were a reasonably large number of typographical errors that really detracted from my enjoyment of the book as I had to keep reading sentences that didn't make sense due to these errors. Hopefully that can be fixed for future releases/editions.All the same, the book held my interest to the end and I would recommend it to those interested in modern Russian literature and fans of more reflective fiction.I received this book as an e-copy for review from the publisher.

  • Taylor
    2019-05-24 06:47

    I won this book through a Goodreads 'First Read' giveaway.I didn't connect with the characters. So I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.

  • Serhiy Zlenko
    2019-06-12 09:06

    Я пам'ятаю, як років з десять назад усі навколо захоплювалися цією книгою. На додачу - перше місце "Коронації слова", екранізація зірковими авторами (Тихий режисер, Пілунський оператор, Шуров композитор, Степанський звукорежисер). Але схоже, що випробування часом цей роман не пройшов. Для мене він був звичайним і передбачуваним. Добре, що коротким.

  • Yuliia
    2019-06-16 08:46

    В житті як і в романі: як часто в погоні за власними ілюзіями людина не цінує своє справжнє щастя аж до тих пір, поки його не втратить. / " Смерть і любов – дві таємниці, в яких немає місця для сторонніх". © Ірен Роздобудько

  • Anna Glezina
    2019-06-12 12:06

    Nice little story. Enjoyed it. Moral: avoid crazy folks, ladies.

  • N.
    2019-06-08 05:47

    Young screenwriter Denys meets a gorgeous woman named Liza. Denys is younger than Liza and not as wise in the ways of the world. Liza is in her late twenties and the mother of a young girl named Lika. Liza discourages Denys and becomes particularly upset when he attends a class she teaches, but Denys is obsessed and his obsession continues well into his thirties. By this point, Liza has forgotten him but Denys can't move on with his life until the joy he should have appreciated disappears. Will Denys find the only woman who ever truly loved him or is it too late?There's much more to this book than I'm sharing because I enjoyed the surprises and don't want to spoil it for anyone. The Lost Button begins slowly and Denys is a really unlikable character, so I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy the book. Then, it takes a dramatic turn. From that point on, I absolutely could not put the book down till I finished. When obsession takes a back seat to mystery and then the story shifts to explain the psychology of what's happened to his true love and why, The Lost Button truly becomes an amazing piece of writing -- gripping, fascinating, unique. Apart from the slow beginning, I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it. The Lost Button is by a Ukranian author and my edition is a translation. There were a few bumpy spots and I always wish for a glossary when non-English words are used, but the story was good enough to overlook the occasional bit that was hard to understand. And, there are some explanatory footnotes, which were much appreciated.

  • Jael
    2019-05-20 06:05

    Ever been in love? I'm sure many of you have. How deeply do or did you love this person? What if this person didn't return your affections? How far would you go to profess your love for this person? Would you let this love consume your life? Is it love or obsession? I was thinking all of those things while reading The Lost Button by Irene Rozdobudko.Dan a.k.a. Denys was coming of age in 1970s Ukraine. At 18, the impressionable film student took a trip to a vacation resort where he meets a mysterious actress. Elyzaveta Tenetska, a.k.a Liza, immediately captivates Denys' heart. One night in the woods and Denys knows that this woman is the love of his life. Liza doesn't quite feel the same.Read the rest of my review at: http://www.asiturnthepages.blogspot.c...

  • Bogdan Obraz
    2019-05-29 13:55

    Психологічна новела відбувається протягом 30 років з різними героями, у цікавих місцях і з неймовірними колізіями. Історичні і вікові фактори, що лягають на романтичні стосунки створюють такий твір, що всі Донцови ІТП відпочивають. Також приємно дивують філософські фрази, викладені на сторінках твору. А ще шокують думки, що приходять під час (після) прочитання книги. Адже часом буває так, що дівчина, що ще зовсім недавно була поруч з тобою – була твоїм ангелом. І є 4 фатальних слова, які неможливо змінити – „Вона мене НЕ любить”.

  • Max Sushchuk
    2019-05-30 11:51

    Книга дуже психологічна. На мій чоловічий погляд, вона про те, наскільки ми здатні зрозуміти самих себе, відокремити власні тимчасові поривання від більш постійних жадань; наскільки по-різному люди відчувають і реагують на біль, що його їм завдають близькі та родичі. Мій відеоогляд на YouTube (без спойлерів!)

  • Jo-Anne
    2019-06-09 13:42

    The Lost Button by Irene RozdobudkoI won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.Irene Rozdobudko has written several successful novels and appears to be a well liked author.I, however, did not enjoy The Lost Button. I did not particularly like the characters and could not identify with them. The most wearisome thing about reading this book was that I could not find a story line.

  • Sanchit Bhandari
    2019-06-13 10:47

    I really did loved it review will be coming soon(well not b4 end of june)