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Wow When I started Madapple yesterday I had no idea what I was signing up for Had I known what was ahead of me I don t think I would have picked it up You see I expected it to be paranormal although I m not sure why and it wasn t I never expected it to be about child abuse kidnapping drugs and incest but it was I certainly never thought it would delve so deep into the connections between paganism and Christianity Finally I expected it to be forgettable but I doubt I ll forget this for the rest of my life The last book that upset me this much that caused me many sleepless nights was Disgrace by JM Coetzee The difference between Disgrace and Madapple however is that in the end I felt like a better person for having read Disgrace while Madapple left me feelingcontaminated I have the craziest urge to wash my brain with soap Aslaug was raised in complete isolation by her Danish mother She was homeschooled she never saw a doctor in her life nor did she ever have contact with other people her age She never even had a father or a proper last name Her mother taught her ancient and obscure languages but prevented her from finding out most things about modern society Their house in Maine didn t have electricity or running water So when Aslaug woke up one morning to find her mother dead she did the only thing she could think of she washed her painted the Solomon s seal on her chest to ward off evil spirits and started digging a grave in her back yard A nosy neighbor saw what Aslaug was doing and called the police and they uickly came to arrest her for murder Having been proven innocent of her mother s death Aslaug manages to find an aunt and her two children and moves in with them You d think an aunt who is also a preacher and who runs her own church would be stable than an abusive mother but you d be horribly wrong Soon uestions are raised that nobody wants to answer who is Aslaug s father Does she even have one Can she be a product of immaculate conception or is the truth much disturbing At the same time faced with the first teenage boy she s seen in her life Aslaug starts having inappropriate feelings for her cousin and what s worse those feelings are mutual Aslaug s story however disgusting is masterfully told and there is no denying Christina Meldrum s skill It is divided into two alternating parts Aslaug s murky and confusing first person POV and court transcripts from her trial occurring four years later The reader gets to hear about the events from various witnesses in 2007 and then goes back to 2003 to see them through Aslaug s eyes But Aslaug is far from a reliable narrator and as the story progressed I became and convinced that she s lost touch with reality as I m sure the author intended I can t bring myself to recommend a book that made me sick to my stomach The ending especially made me want to cry or throw up or both I m not exaggerating I hated myself for reading certain parts of this But if you ever feel the need to push your boundaries Madapple is the book to do it with Just please spare me the details I think I ve had all I can handleAlso please take my rating with a grain of salt I still have no idea how to rate this bookFor this review and please visit The Nocturnal Library Night Moves unusual young woman Her mother has brought her Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 up in near isolation teaching her about plants and nature and language but not about life Especially not how she came to have her own life and who her fa. 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As I sit down to review this book I can t help thinking of Star Trek Okay sure MADAPPLE has nothing to do with Trek But it s human nature to retreat into The Known when traumatized by The Unknown so I make no apologiesThe nature of Christianity faith ie faith in general not just Christian is a key player in the undercurrents of MADAPPLEor so I ve decided since it s a murky post modern exercise of literary fiction therefore subject to scholarly opinions that range from Huh to WTF is this And so as I try to make sense of MADAPPLE I can t help remembering a key moment in Star Trek V Excuse me I d just like to ask a uestion What does God need with a starshipThe starship in MADAPPLE is a girl named AslaugI think Her birth was suspect from the beginningI think Her mother was either a genius or a madwomanI think Her aunt was a preacherI think Her boy cousin was a horndogI think And her girl cousin was loony tunesI think Well okay The girl cousin was insane But as for the rest of it I m not uite sure who was who what was what The chapters alternate in structure half Aslaug half court transcripts and from this springs the herky jerky narrativeThings began well enough Aslaug lives with her mother in near isolation their house is without electricity they eat nothing but local plants herbs Aslaug is homeschooled in multiple languages scientific theories mythology But her mother forbids religion something Aslaug can t understand She also refuses to talk about the missing father another thing Aslaug can t understandSo far so good Even with the dreaded first person present narration I was hooked despite a small voice of warning in the back of my head I decided to read Aslaug s mother passes away uite suddenly leaving her daughter alone in the world She wanders into a small town nearby thereby stumbling into the extended family she didn t know existed an aunt her two kids a son daughter And from here the book spirals rapidly downhill Rather than detail Aslaug s indoctrination into normality which would have been interesting given her strange upbringing we re thrust into a tedious exploration of false Christianity religious fanaticism This is all well good in a comparative religions class or even a nonfiction tome o higher learning but this is YA fiction I have zero interest in entire chapters devoted to infodumping early Christianity I have zero interest in the girl cousin s loopy zealot behavior I have zero interest in Aslaug s confusion over whether she dreamed having sexor was it rape God only knows no pun intendedThat said I congratulate Aslaug on solving the mystery of her birthwithin the last 15 pages The suspense was agonizing Just like a migraine Oh snap I also congratulate Bekka aka useless minor character who is inexplicably a bitch on her vital role in that mysteryalso within the last 15 pages Simple mathematics leave a blank canvas from pg 120 to pg 395 so we observe everyone bumble in the haze of Aslaug s narration helplessly watching as she picks tugs unravels the same topics over over until there s not enough yarn to make a sweater for a teacup poodle Despite so many devices that should have made this book exciting incest secret pregnancy baby swapping drunken preachers it barely held my attention The alternating scenes were just enough to drag me kicking screaming to the finale otherwise I might not be here tonight blessing your world with Trek gifs like this Yeah Pretty much I should probably stop trying to read literary fiction And what does God need with a starship Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days unexpectedly everything changes For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother's death And the her story Stolen Stronger #1 unravels the Black Holes Wormholes Time Machines uestions Crystal and the Seven Brothers unfold About the nature of Aslaug's birth About what she should do next About whether divine miracles have tru. 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    DOWNLOAD (Madapple) AUTHOR Christina Meldrum Christina Meldrum Ì 6 Read & Download review Madapple This book tells the story of a girl Aslaug and at the same time you have a trial regarding her So you can see both ends how the trial is going what the counsels and witnesses have to say and also the real story of what happened told from Aslaug’s point of viewAslaug’s birth was a mystery to her mother Maren She claimed she was a virgin and got pregnant so it was some kind of a miracle thing She believed something sp

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  • Hardcover
  • 410
  • Madapple
  • Christina Meldrum
  • English
  • 26 February 2020
  • 9780375851766