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li-ttlescorpion · 8 days ago
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"There was a menace in the woods and Rose could feel it, and another child would have called it God."
Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind
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anokatony · a month ago
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'Leave the World Behind' by Rumaan Alam – The Four Scariest Words
‘Leave the World Behind’ by Rumaan Alam – The Four Scariest Words
  ‘Leave the World Behind’ by Rumaan Alam (2020) – 256 pages   Here is my candidate for the scariest sentence, the four scariest words, in the English language: “The future is uncertain”. “I would feel better if I just knew what was happening.” Amanda looked toward the hall, could hear the plash of water in the bathtub. These words were not true, but she did not know that. ‘Leave the World…
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leggereacolori · a month ago
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Il mondo dietro di te di Rumaan Alam
Il mondo dietro di te di Rumaan Alam
Dal 4 marzo in libreria In libreria tra qualche giorno Il mondo dietro di te, thriller di Rumaan Alam. Il romanzo finalista al National Book Award. Il caso letterario del momento negli Stati Uniti. Un romanzo magnetico: due famiglie straniere, in ogni senso, l’una all’altra, costrette a stare insieme per un week-end incredibilmente lungo, in cui tutto andrà sempre peggio. E il mondo intero è in…
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vintage-stationary · a month ago
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (1/2)
The dialogue and overall writing style was slightly verbose, but beautiful. However, I had no idea people categorized this as a thriller until I looked up other reviews/thoughts on the ending. The main portion of the plot doesn’t come to light until much, much later in the book. However, I definitely see and respect the commentary on how we interact with strangers who are so different from ourselves. Similarly, how do you react in times of crisis with said strangers? Though I was underwhelmed with the ending, it consistently kept my interest and I plan to read his acclaimed novel “Rich and Pretty”.
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portiaadams · a month ago
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The New Yorker published an absolutely beautiful thing by one of my favorite authors.
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vintage-stationary · a month ago
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Almost done with Leave the World Behind 😞 If you know me, you know my soul belongs to literature and when I get out of my own head and actually commit to my lifelong hobby, I blow through novels. I’ve heard criticism about this and I’d like to reiterate how “speed readers” are. We become engulfed in another universe and absorb every word. The adrenaline from a good piece turns into finishing books in days. We crave another page, one more sentence. Yes, we read quickly. However, we fall in love with every twist, every description, and we can go into deep conversations regarding the small details. We fall in love, regardless of how slowly or quickly it takes us to get through a particular book. So, if you’re like me and can go through multiple in a month, you are valid.
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bookcoversonly · 2 months ago
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Title: Leave the World Behind | Author: Rumaan Alam | Publisher: Ecco (2020)
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allthisfornothing · 3 months ago
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Just finished Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, which I ended up reading in one sitting. I struggled through the first chapters because I was not a fan of the voice and style initially, but boy oh boy am I glad I made the effort.
Every other page I kept going “YES you GET IT” in my head; this book has such a clear perspective on our world today. As the New Yorker’s review brilliantly explained, the characters are used to comfort and having a phone that can pull them out of any situation, but they’re also used to crises, be they political or environmental, and the combination of those habits makes them the least prepared you could ever be to a situation of immediate danger.
It put so many intricate things into simple words, it summarizes the balance between “everything is falling apart and we need to do something about it” and “shit happens and you have to find a way to live your life”.
Would recommend to anyone who isn’t prone to anxiety over apocalypse scenarios. It reminded me a lot of Parasite in its comments on gaps between classes vs the inevitability of the human condition, no matter what you have in the bank.
So good.
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andreabadgley · 3 months ago
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I’m not sure if right now was the best time or the worst time to read this book. It was a visceral experience during a pandemic and an insurrection, without being about either of those things. It was about _something_ , doesn’t matter what thing, that could be where we’re headed. I felt this book in my gut. I felt it in my molars. It is an exceptional read.
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jmelauren · 3 months ago
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This book is a bit tricky for me because I didn't like any of the characters and it's hard for me to like something if I don't like the people. I was never bored though. I don't think I was supposed to like the characters though. The end of this book is really make it or break it. i liked the end.
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wendyrward · 3 months ago
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The World As We Don’t Know It
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I’m psyched Rumaan Alam has written previous novels because his latest, Leave the World Behind, is one of the best books of 2020--everyone says so and everyone is right. Leave the World Behind feels like 2020: doomy, apocalyptic, full of the unknown and sometimes pure fear. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The novel opens with a family of four driving from Brooklyn to their Airbnb rental home for a week away on Long Island. The house isn’t on the beach but tucked away in a forested area and it is gorgeously renovated. They enjoy a nice 24 hours of vacation before a knock at the door late on the second night changes everything. It’s the older couple that owns the house. A power outage in New York caused them to drive out to the country where there’s power but it seems to be no internet. Cautious and frightened, two families face the unknown world changing without knowing exactly how, why, or the extent of the sonic booms breaking glass, animals crazed, and a random tick bite. Includes cultured racism/classism, house porn, and vacay food. Yum.
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quo-usque-tandem · 3 months ago
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
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authorstalker · 4 months ago
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She was always with a book, and in her books, girls her age had big hearts and appetites for adventure. They did unlikely, brave things, facing down private fears, then chastely held hands with boys with beautiful eyelashes. These books had given her a sense of the world as something to be conquered with derring-do. Books ruined everything—wasn't that what his academic work was meant to show?
Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam
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free-air-for-fish · 5 months ago
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"Kids were always needing a Band-Aid, pink skin splitting like summer fruit."
- Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam
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lazyydaisyyy · 5 months ago
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Modern life had an uncanny tempo...cars and planes made time travelers of all of us.
Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind
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bigtickhk · 6 months ago
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
US: https://amzn.to/2GKkJXu
UK: https://amzn.to/38iRBCr
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bigtickhk · 6 months ago
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam https://amzn.to/2GKkJXu
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courageequaltodesire · 9 months ago
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That Kind of Mother (Rumaan Alam)
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wishingwellfairytales · a year ago
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Children's books deal in idealised worlds, so they're a document of how our notion of ideal worlds has changed over time - Rumaan Alam
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