De onwaarschijnlijke reis van Harold Fry

De onwaarschijnlijke reis van Harold Fry Wanneer Harold Fry op een doordeweekse ochtend het tuinpad afloopt om een brief te posten weet hij nog niet dat hij op het punt staat om naar de andere kant van het land te lopen Hij draagt geen wand
  • Title: De onwaarschijnlijke reis van Harold Fry
  • Author: Rachel Joyce Janneke Zwart
  • ISBN: 9789023476061
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wanneer Harold Fry op een doordeweekse ochtend het tuinpad afloopt om een brief te posten, weet hij nog niet dat hij op het punt staat om naar de andere kant van het land te lopen Hij draagt geen wandelschoenen, heeft geen kaart of kompas, geen regenjas of telefoon Hij weet alleen dat hij moet blijven lopen Om iemands leven te redden Harold Fry ontmoet op zijn pelgrimsWanneer Harold Fry op een doordeweekse ochtend het tuinpad afloopt om een brief te posten, weet hij nog niet dat hij op het punt staat om naar de andere kant van het land te lopen Hij draagt geen wandelschoenen, heeft geen kaart of kompas, geen regenjas of telefoon Hij weet alleen dat hij moet blijven lopen Om iemands leven te redden Harold Fry ontmoet op zijn pelgrimstocht naar Berwick upon Tweed allerlei mensen die hun verhaal aan hem vertellen en een enkeling neemt deel aan zijn reis Zijn vrouw probeert thuis te begrijpen waarom Harold vertrok, en besluit uiteindelijk hem zelf te gaan zoeken Ondanks de afstand tussen beiden komen ze steeds dichter tot elkaar en herinneren ze zich het drama waardoor hun liefde levenloos werd.
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    1. Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman s Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2 In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play She moved to writing after a twenty year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver.

    2. The Harold Fry that leaves to mail a letter to his dying friend is drained by life, full of self loathing and incapable of mending his ruined marriage For years they had been in a place where language had no significance He just keeps walking in the belief that his journey will save her life I wanted to shout keep going Harold , to remind him of the adage absence makes the heart grow fonder because Harold s journey was testament to its truth A journey just as much about having the courage to ref [...]

    3. Found at The Sunday Edition The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is the story of one man s faith in his feet OneEighteen photopin So well narrated by the wonderful Jim Broadbent If you d like to hear a bit of it, go here and click on the pod casts It touched my heart.Jim BroadbentNorth Devon coastlineClovelly, North DevonTaunton, U.K You can see the paving stones.Walled gardens in Taunton.Glastonbury England The Resting place of the Legendary King ArthurMendip Hillshorse chestnutEuropean Robin [...]

    4. Three star review has moved to Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud.But really, there are better ways to spend your eyeblinks than reading this mawkish treacle.

    5. One of my favorite places to read during nice weather is out on my balcony At one point in this book I was out reading, sunglasses on to cut the sun s glare, and the story gripped my heart to the weeping point Do I go in so my neighbours don t see But I m wearing my sunglasses Yes, but the tears are falling from under the sunglasses and rolling down my cheeks.I did come in from outside no tissues on my balcony and then I thought, if Harold Fry is brave enough to walk so many miles and is not fus [...]

    6. What to say about The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry a lovely read, a phenomenal book, exceptional and captivating How I lingered over this book read it slowly to truly savour and appreciate the story The author doesn t try to impress you with pretentious words nor does she bamboozle you with a convoluted plot It s an unembellished story The hero is not good looking or rich he s a simple man who embarks on the journey of a lifetime I loved the absolute clarity of foresight into the mind and h [...]

    7. stil mulling this one sometimes i really liked it and other moments i wasa little bored there was definitely an overuse of put one foot in front of the other that verged on becoming a drinking game the premise of the story is lovely but it did get a bit schlocky and mitch albom y for my tastes mentions of both facebook and twitter in the book were curious.edited to add pasted in from my comment below, in case people don t read the comments here you know, the further i get from reading this book, [...]

    8. I have just browsed through a bunch of reviews that are literally glowing with praise, so I feel rather embarrassed that I cannot be enthused about this novel.I was really taken in by the premise and rather enjoyed the beginning of the book, probably until celebrity, hype and disciples befall Harold.From that point on, I started to find the book predictable, if not a little trite even I also think that while I have nothing against a good dose of pathos, this may have bordered on the overdose I [...]

    9. I just finished this lovely book, and I m never going to forget it To those who say nobody wants to read about old people , I d say, read this book The fact is, as long as you re alive, you should be open to growth and change, right But how many of us stop growing after middle age We find a formula that works and we stick with it, missing opportunities to experience joyous awakening Maybe we start saying things like, I m too old to do X any And we shut down, close off We fail to notice the cont [...]

    10. Harold Fry has never done the unexpected, having spent the last 65 years living a quiet sheltered life Retired for the last six months Harold shaves each morning and puts on a tie only to sit in the same chair with nowhere to go as his wife Maureen silently cleans One day he recieves a letter from an woman from his past who informs him she is dying Harold pens his reply only to be disappointed by his response so he makes a snap decision to walk across England from Kingsbridge to Berwick Upton Tw [...]

    11. I fear I am heartless.Some people I respect as readers give this book five stars and I just can t.Basically, it is about a man taking a walk Beginning, middle, end He gets bad news about an old friend and just starts walking, wearing the wrong kind of shoes and without bringing his mobile Most of the book is about regret and finding his way back to what matters So, I get that, but it didn t poke through my tough exterior, I guess You have my permission to call me heartless.I listened to the audi [...]

    12. What the heck, What the HECK Though I did not finish this, I feel that is proof enough of this book s ridiculousness Maybe I am all the indignant because I was all, hey, check it out, it got this crazy good rating, and yay, my library managed to get it before I got too old to read, and isn t amazing because wow it alerts me to wonderful books and SO I DON T HAVE TO READ BAD ONES ANYMORE EXCEPT THIS TIME I STILL DID What is it with you people I mean seriously Let s start with the writing We have [...]

    13. I loved the purity and spare beauty of this sad but uplifting tale At first I wondered how I could possibly get involved in this apparently absurd story A retired salesman for a brewery receives a letter of goodbye from an old friend, Queenie, who is dying of cancer, and, on the way to the mailbox with a return reply, ends up setting out on a 500 mile walk to visit her But it was a quick read and full of pleasant surprises and many special moments where the clouds of life s travails and buried m [...]

    14. Harold could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the same, and also unique and that this was the dilemma of being human I just finished this book on New Year s Eve, and I m so happy I did, because this is a book about new beginnings, even the ones begun in the twilight of our lives.I have to begin by being perfectly honest which is, I feel, not only in keeping with the spirit of this book, but also the way that Harold would have wanted it I feel like after [...]

    15. Attention all yacht shoe wearers Please unite for this wonderfully heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking tale of loss, sorrow and redemption REVIEW CONTAINS NO SPOILERS For reasons unimaginable, some ahem fair minded readers have offered this cleverly crafted book an oh so generous one star, out of five Seriously, WTF It may be true that TUPOHF is likely to be better received by mature readers and would also appeal to Anglophiles who are the wrong side of forty effectively old gits, similar to [...]

    16. The people he met, the places he passed, were all steps in his journey, and he kept a place inside his heart for each of them This was such a powerful book I m so glad I took the time to read it I loved the writing style BRILLIANT

    17. 5 This is a journey to the past Each slow step, each blister, each new person Harold meets reveals something of the truth of his life to him and to us.An unwanted, neglected boy grew up to be an unremarkable man But for a brief instant, he frolicked at a dance and attracted the loveliest girl, Maureen They dreamed and planned and married They made a lovely home with veggie gardens and had one son, David.Harold worked at the brewery for 45 years for an obnoxious bully of a boss like his father , [...]

    18. Onvan The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Harold Fry, 1 Nevisande Rachel Joyce ISBN 812993292 ISBN13 9780812993295 Dar 320 Safhe Saal e Chap 2012

    19. Where to next Sancho Harold Fry is definitely an unlikely hero He would also have easily been voted least likely to go on a spiritual quest This makes him perfect for this story because it s about unlikely thoughts, friendships, marriages, what have you Harold s quest begins with a letter from a former co worker he thinks of fondly They ve shared a pivotal moment in Harold s life He reads the letter soon after he retires from said job and he reads it in front of his continually carping wife, Mau [...]

    20. 4.4 An allegorical adventure that speaks to the reader gently, quietly, and personally Harold s odyssey if you will in Forrest Gump fashion taking it one day at a time.Burdened by a life where he has ended up feeling like nothing he did mattered, in a souless marriage that appears to be well past its expiration date, Harold has a destination in mind but of course it s all about the journey getting there Haunted by buried memories and words left unsaid he takes a first literal step and then many [...]

    21. I have recently reread parts of this book in conjunction with reading The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy and I am revising my rating from 4 to 5 stars.

    22. I won t be pursuing this read After the first few chapters, the book and I decided to sit down and seriously talk about where this read was headed The conversation went something like this ME Look, I don t mean to appear impatient, ok, I know you re doing your best to hold my attention in this read, but I have to admit to you, and I hope you can understand that this is in no way an indictement of the style or structure, but the whole plot feels rather contrived.TUPOHF Where is this headed Are yo [...]

    23. There is only one book that has ever made me cry That book is The Kite Runner I had always wondered if I would ever read another book that would make me cry and if so, which book would it be Harold Fry you made me cry and cry and cry and then when I thought I was finished crying you made me cry again.Harold Fry, now retired, receives a letter from an old friend and work colleague, Queenie Hennessy Queenie, who hasn t seen Harold for over twenty years, is saying goodbye So begins Harold s journey [...]

    24. This sweet, heartfelt book reminded me of movies like Waking Ned Devine or The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain It even had some Forrest Gump ian characteristics without the Southern accent or the meteoric run through historical events But despite some similarities, this was a unique book with a story all its own.Harold Fry recently retired from his job, and now doesn t feel motivated to do much of anything His very presence seems to irritate his wife, Maureen But then agai [...]

    25. A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a holy place.And, whether that holy place has an actual, physical location, like a Mecca or a Jerusalem, or is still yet to be determined by the traveler, your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again Joseph Campbell The pilgrim in this story, Harold Fry, may be the unlikeliest pilgrim as all He s a 65 year old recent retiree who hasn t seen his son or slept in the same room as his wife in twenty years Harold has made a mess of be [...]

    26. Absolutely delightful sheer reading pleasure at its very best.Harold and Maureen are a retired couple living a quiet, mundane life in Devon, where hardly anything ever happens and they hardly ever talk to each other any , when they do its barely an exchange of words followed by Maureens usual put down I think not One day a letter arrives for Harold which informs him that an old work colleague Queenie is in a hospice in Berwick on Tweed Harold pens a reply and walks out of the door to post it on [...]

    27. Oh wow, and wowa book that actually made me cry, I think that s a first This book I so wish was chosen by my book club to read, it s so touching, so moving, so funny, so human and has one of the most powerful endings.I felt like I knew Harold personally, I cheered him on with his pilgrimage walk.This book is special, is about the human spirit, it felt so real at times it could almost be a true story, everyone should read this book Some breathtaking paragraphs that touched me so very deeply Wonde [...]

    28. Harold Fry walked 600 miles through villages, his life and relationships and sometimes lugubrious past, his marriage and his future It was almost as if he had died and was now reviewing everything about his life, his failures, his successes, the psychology of what made him what he had become with an angel or spiritual guide and now perhaps can find ways to finally resolve and improve what life he has left in him Here are my random thoughts and reasons I really loved the book.1 This book couldn t [...]

    29. This has proved to be a very rewarding reading experience and I found that I liked it s slow reveal of Harold s life and of Harold, Maureen and Queenie s back stories It seemed as the book progressed that Harold slowly began to realize, or to admit to himself, why he had to walk His past began to open up to him and, in parallel, at home, his wife began to have much the same experience.This is not a novel of big moments It is one of small moments the remembered grasp of a son s hand, a dog droppi [...]

    30. I loved the premise of this book, that a man could just decide one day, whilst out to post a letter, to keep walking away from his life Ostensibly he is on a mercy mission to a former colleague who is terminally ill with cancer, but the journey is than that, as is suggested by the title It is an old man s journey to find himself Harold Fry is ill equipped for such a journey as clad only in his deck shoes he sets off to walk from Devon to Berwick upon Tweed the length of England Inevitably, in e [...]

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