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Praise for Amatka:

“I recommend that you lay your hands on a copy.” —Ann Leckie, author of Provenance

“Tidbeck's haunting world made of words is undeniably disturbing and provocative.” The Chicago Tribune

“A fresh dystopian twist. . . . Tidbeck's first novel, translated by the author from her native Swedish, is grim, spare, and fascinating.”Library Journal

“Karin Tidbeck’s Amatka is a stunning, truly original exploration of the mysteries of reality and what it means to be human. It’s brutally honest and uncompromising in its vision—a brilliant short story writer has been revealed as an even more brilliant novelist. One of my favorite reads of the past few years, an instant classic.” --Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy

“Tidbeck reimagines reality and the power of language in her dystopian sci-fi novel. . . . Tidbeck introduces the mysteries and mechanics of her world slowly while leaving the origins of these pioneers opaque. Her ending takes a turn into much weirder territory, but her tense plotting, as well as the questions she raises about language, control, and human limits make this a very welcome speculative fiction novel.” —Publishers Weekly

“Karin Tidbeck is a brilliant conjurer of worlds, a fabulist armed with an imagination as fiercely strange as any I have ever encountered. Her fiction is built on a foundation of improbabilities and even outright impossibilities, and if you surrender to its increasingly bold claims on reality you will walk away surprised, thrilled, and in all likelihood changed forever.” —Matt Bell, author of Scrapper


“I recommend that you lay your hands on a copy.” —Ann Leckie

“An instant classic.” Jeff VanderMeer

A surreal debut novel set in a world shaped by language in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect intelligence for the government. Immediately she feels that something strange is going on: people act oddly in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion.

Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja falls in love with her housemate, Nina, and prolongs her visit. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony, and a cover-up by its administration, she embarks on an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.

In Karin Tidbeck’s world, everyone is suspect, no one is safe, and nothing—not even language, nor the very fabric of reality—can be taken for granted. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by a captivating new voice.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 226
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 1101973951
  • Editore: Vintage (27 giugno 2017)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0716GNTTG
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5.0 su 5 stelle Deft character development 16 luglio 2017
Di Wallis DeVries - Pubblicato su
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Interesting ideas, characters I cared about, I enjoyed the style of writing, and the sense of suspense was exquisitely tight.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Fascinating and brilliant 19 aprile 2017
Di Kathy Cunningham - Pubblicato su
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Karin Tidbeck’s AMATKA is a dystopian fantasy about the nature of reality and how it can be shaped with language. That sounds a bit weird, and this novel is definitely that, but it’s also deeply compelling, truly chilling, and eerily relatable. The story centers on a young woman named Brilars’ Vanja Essre Two (“Brilars” identifies Vanja’s parents as Britta and Lars, “Essre” is the colony in which she was born, and “Two” indicates where she stands in the birth order). Vanja has come from Essre to another colony, Amatka, to do market research for a hygiene company hoping to begin marketing products to Amatka. She quickly discovers that something very strange is going on in Amatka, and she begins to wonder whether the world she sees around her is real, or something else entirely.

Tidbeck has created a very strange world in this novel. The five colonies were created in response to some sort of unidentified disaster from which there was no escape. Some remnants of the “old world” remain (concrete buildings, for example), but most of what Vanja sees around her has been created through a process of verbal manipulation. Things and buildings are “marked” with their names (i.e. “Library,” “suitcase,” “typewriter,” “pencil”) and they must be re-marked regularly by speaking those names out loud or they will dissolve into slimy goo. The world itself is a gray place without sun, clouds, stars, or sky. Everyone must follow specific and detailed rules (not doing so will result in surgical reconditioning, leaving the subversive without words). For three decades, Vanja has lived in this world and followed these rules, but what’s happening in Amatka shakes her to the core. If there is something more than the colorless, sterile world she knows, she’s willing to risk everything to find it.

I loved AMATKA. It reminded me of Margaret Atwood’s HANDMAID’S TALE, another novel about a young woman attempting to rebel against a repressive future. But Tidbeck’s style is closer to Octavia Butler’s (more than a few times I was reminded of her brilliant LILLITH’S BROOD trilogy), with shades of Ursula K. LeGuinn (especially her story, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”). There are also elements reminiscent of Lowry’s THE GIVER and the film “Pleasantville,” both about colorless worlds designed to repress creative impulses and keep social order. Part of what intrigued me about AMATKA was Tidbeck’s refusal to tell too much, to reveal too much. Like Vanja’s world itself, Tidbeck’s story is clouded with mystery, shrouded in secrets. We feel what’s happening, more than fully understand it. And that’s what works. The ending, for example, is beautifully experiential. It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, without ever being fully revealed.

Bottom line, this is a fascinating and brilliant novel. If you enjoy enigmatic, eerie, speculative fiction, you’ll love AMATKA. There’s so much to think about, so much to imagine, and so much that relates to the world we live in today. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Haunting Solitude 18 aprile 2017
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I haven't quite finished this yet, but I don't expect my feelings about it to change. It is peaceful, weird, and solemn. Basically, the plot revolves around the sojourn of Vanja from Essre (the main settlement that these people have colonized) to Amatka (a smaller, agricultural village some distance away). There's a lot going on here, and you're clued in to it pretty early. It doesn't get explained within the first 80% or so of the book. Frankly, I am kind of okay if it never does get explained; a long explication fits here about as well as a nuclear bomb would in Ghostbusters. I would note that I was cautious at first, expecting an unreliable narrator, but haven't run into that problem yet.

A lot of times, you'll hear Europeans talk about what is missing from American literature, and usually they can't quite explain what it is. I can't explain it either, but much like Potter, I recognize it when I see it. It's here in spades. This book has some of the quiet, langorousness of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" or some of the better work by Haruki Murakami (e.g., "Norwegian Wood" or "Kafka on the Shore"). Much like those, you work your way toward a climax and resolution, but there is no rush, no hurry, only an urgent, circuitous exploration.

I may go explore more of Tidbeck's work, if I think that I have the fortitude. Great, great book.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Impeccably Written Blend of Dystopian and Literary Fiction 15 maggio 2017
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Amatka is an original and literary variant of the popular dystopian fiction genre, combining elements of science fiction and fantasy. Following in the mold of others in this genre, Karin Tidbek has created a bleak world in which citizens are living in highly-regimented communities following some unknown catastrophic event. Protagonist Vanja is dispatched on a work assignment from her home community of Essre to write a report on the consumption patterns of hygiene products in Amatka. While on assignment, she falls in love with Nina, a woman who shares her common living space. This rebellious act seems to coincide with Vanja's increased willingness to question the most important rule that governs all communities: the requirement to label all objects with the word that describes their appearance and the associated requirement to refer to all objects by their descriptive name. Failure to do so, we learn, results in the object losing its shape and degenerating into a puttylike substance. The only exception are objects that are traceable to the old world, such as the object-labeling paper, referred to as "good paper."

As Vanja becomes bolder in her willingness to challenge the governing authorities and pursue a legendary woman who disappeared from Essre years ago to plot a rebellion, the reality of this language-molded world becomes threatened. Readers hoping that Karin Tidbek will answer all of the provocative questions that this novel raises may come away dissatisfied. But those who are looking for an impeccably written and timeless novel, with an unresolved ending that can be studied and dissected for years to come, will find Amatka brimming with fodder for thought and discussion. Amatka would make a terrific book club selection or assigned reading for English students.
4.0 su 5 stelle odd fungus laden novel 3 luglio 2017
Di She Treads Softly - Pubblicato su
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Amatka by Karin Tidbeck is a highly recommended science fiction novel that explores the power of language; it is translated from the original Swedish.

Vanja lives in a world that has four surviving colonies from the original five. She is an information assistant living in the colony of Essre when she is sent by her company to Amatka. Once there she is supposed to survey the residents on their use of hygiene products and their need for new products and willingness to try new brands. Vanja is assigned to stay in a local house with only three other residents, Nina, Ivar, and Ulla.

Everything in this world is made of some kind of mushroom/fungus. All citizens in this weird world are required to mark and name all of their things or they will risk having the objects lose their shape and turn into a kind of sludge that must be cleaned up by a special crew. It seems that in Amatka, the citizens need to do this much more often than they do in Essre.

Amatka is also much colder than she expected and the residents seem to be monitored much more intently for any subversive activity. Vanja is only expecting to be in Amatka for a short time before she returns to Essre, so she concentrates on doing her job. While doing so she notices that something seems a bit strange with the residents, and the truth about some mysterious events are not discussed.

This is a rather odd novel that immediately brought to mind Jeff VanderMeer's fungus-laden Ambergris novels (City of Saints and Madmen, Shriek, and Finch), as mushrooms seem to play an important role in Amatka too. With a translated version it's difficult to know if some of the oddness is from the translation or the writing. Certainly Tidbeck does not explain everything that is happening and some of what you will come away with is supposition based on what you think you know.

Dystopian, sure, but much more science fiction as it is set in a different world that has been colonized. The colonies seem to be based on a Soviet-style system, but other than that little is explained about how these people arrived in this world. The naming of things or writing down their names could lead to all sorts of questions about controlling our environment and the meaning behind language. This is an interesting novel, but not likely for a wide audience.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Penguin Random House.
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