Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law

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  1. So I ve decided to finally write the review for this book It took me a while to get to it, but it s just cause I wanted to do it justice And not just cause of that I d prefer not to write a review at all, because this is one of those books that become a personal part of you, and you don t really want to share it.This book has been lying on my bedside table for many months many months too long, to be honest But it s just that the cover is so misleading I didn t know what was inside A good lesson [...]

  2. I loved the descriptions of all the characters, especially Cordelia and Zaremba The dialogue between them is what made the book I was afraid when it seemed the story was coming to an end.but I was only halfway through the book I just knew that it would drag on and I would end up hating it by the end However, it turns out that there s two parts to the books and each is its own story It could technically be two separate books, but it does work better as one book with two parts I also found the sub [...]

  3. Part love story, part road trip, part mystery novel, Zaremba s story is essentially a story of the terrible potential consequences of unchecked state power on otherwise detached individuals, minding their own business The writer, Michelle Granas, centres her plot around two realities of Poland in the recent past, the vengeful excesses of the Law and Justice Party rule and the secretive operations of the CIA in Poland The two characters suffering from these powers are Zaremba, a street smart busi [...]

  4. It s rare to find a book to whole heartedly recommend The outstanding quality of Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law is its charm and warmth From the moment it began I enjoyed the setting and all the characters The first half of the book involves a political situation in Poland, but then the second half brings in the interference of the CIA I might have thought this far fetched at one time, but now such events are in the news The book is not a political thriller, however It s for people who li [...]

  5. This book deserves readers Sort of a modern day retelling of Sleeping Beauty if you look at it from Cordelia s POV It is a darker tale from Zaremba s side which calls to mind how people are being tried by the media here in the US these days A darkly comic fairy tale for adults, happy ending included I really enjoyed it.

  6. Zaremba whose first name is rarely used , is a businessman in Poland in around 2007 Through two very different events, he meets Cordelia, whose last name is rarely used Their qualities are very different, he a robust, outgoing successful man who is soon facing difficulties with the political infrastructure, she, a physically disabled homebody of meek means and conservative lifestyle They do share several things, among them a reluctance to express their genuine emotions and a strong core of integ [...]

  7. Novel received courtesy of the author, review was optionalI enjoyed this novel immensely Zaremba is a novel of political intrigue as well as a love story Cordelia meets Darek Zaremba briefly when she applies for a job with his development company Because the Polish government is so full of corruption, Zaremba is accused of bribing an official as part of a business deal By this time Cordelia and Zaremba are in love and he is in hiding at her family home Her family is eccentric and complicated but [...]

  8. A debut novel from author Michelle Granas which, once I d got used to the wonderful but highly implausible idea of thirty plus polio survivor Cordelia with her withered leg and hand as the most unlikeliest of action heroines ever, I quite enjoyed.Though essentially a story of politics played dirty, of corruption in high places, of the abuse of power, if like me you aren t a huge fan of this genre please don t dismiss this quirky novel out of hand as Zeremba has much to offer A story of relation [...]

  9. This is a beautiful love story It deals with real life people on so many levels in modern Poland able bodied physically challenged wealthy poor values lack of values law disorder, especially in the area of politics Many elements of Granas novel are similar to her other book, Swans Are Fat Too The rather unusual relationship which develops between Cordelia Dariusz Darek in the midst of almost fantastical social circumstances is quite intriguing is an eloquent demonstration of how love the rule of [...]

  10. Love changes everythingCornelia may have always been content to remain unobserved All the pity, stares and uncomfortable questions But she would do anything for her parents, so could go for help even though she struggled Zaremba saw past the weakened limbs and crutch to the beauty Their love strengths not only Cornelia, but her family The struggle with guns government agencies kept me reading I liked the bits of Polish included.

  11. It seems that the story is composed of two parts I find the first part interesting and for the second part, I find it quite dragging This two parts in one book is what made the book thick I am not a fan of thick books but I managed to finish it, my curiosity on how the story will unfold made me so.

  12. I loved the first part of this book It was different and intriguing with some wonderful characters The second part left me cold The story seemed absurd and I lost interest.

  13. This was a terrific read This book has a lot going on it s a love story, a story of a woman s coming out of her shell and living up to her potential, and also a political thriller The book is set during the time period when the PiS party, which is also currently the ruling party in Poland, was in power the first time, and in part, it is a commentary on how politicians can claim to be restoring the rule of law while doing just the opposite It s not only a commentary about Polish politics, but on [...]

  14. One of the hardest books I ve ever read So many words that I didn t know not in English language that if you knew would help make sense of the story I did not enjoy.

  15. Slow at times but excellent character development I enjoyed it but it was a much longer read than expected The storyline was very good I d recommend it for originality and interesting characters.

  16. I got an email from the author some time ago, she asked me whether I d be interested in this novel The book seemed interesting I was mostly intrigued by the strange incongruity between the title and the plot outline the title sounded like that of an 18th century novel the novels of Henry Fielding and Samuel Richardson came to my mind , but the blurb revealed that the book is set in the 21st century, and the plot seemed modern and serious enough Actually I was wondering whether it s still possibl [...]

  17. I entered a number of contests on in attempt to win Michelle Granas s novel Zaremba or Love and the Rule of Law because the book seemed like one that would be highly likely to prove a valuable, worthwhile read On the other hand, I didn t expect it would be a real stand out among novels I ve read on the whole.Eventually, when I was about to lose all hope regarding my luck in this matter and stop looking for the giveaways which only take a few moments to enter, I found myself the winner of a free [...]

  18. This was an interesting read I first saw it on , and didn t realize it was self published until I got it Self published works can really be hit or miss sometimes, but in this case the text looked like it was well edited, so I wasn t constantly being distracted by typos like I am with some self published books definite plus.This book is difficult to categorize, which isn t necessarily a bad thing It s sort of a love story, but also a bit of a mystery, but probably political social commentary in [...]

  19. As I started reading the book, I was really drawn by its main character, Cordelia Cordelia is a strong young woman who is supporting most of her family through her work as a translator She was disfigured by polio as a child and can t walk without a crutch, and this has clearly had devastating effects on her sense of self worth, yet she s taken on not only the financial burdens of her family, but the emotional ones as well Her mother suffers from severe dementia and needs round the clock care Her [...]

  20. I enjoyed the descriptive narrative of Poland s ways of life, apples fell to the ground added their ripe scent to the air Always noises of someone working on their home or farm, hammering or sawing or mowing or running power tools, or rounded older women passed on squeaky bicycles Cordelia a life, a complacent life despite her physical disability she managed to be the head of the household of her family Cordelia accidentally meets a man when her car gets in a situation where help is needed Now C [...]

  21. Good writing is good writing And that s what this book is first and foremost For that reason, Zaremba has a place on my madly in love with shelf The story takes us on a wild ride of love and suspense The characters are delightful, the action and dialogue perfect Part one of the book pulls you in and then you stay for Part two because you are completely in love with the characters The overall theme, on many layers, is the moral dilemma that humanity grapples with in the incidences of life the the [...]

  22. Some time ago I received a message from the author of this book asking me whether I would be interested in it, so she sent me a copy Michelle Granas is a self published writer worthy of our attention.The book is divided in two parts that differ from each other The first part is slow paced and concerned around the life of Cordelia, a polio victim and Darek, a strong and capable businessman involved in politics and gives the space for the relationship between the two protagonists to be defined a [...]

  23. This is a book about Poland, but the way it reads, reminds me of some Indian or Afghan or Russian writing, perhaps because the heroine takes a what will be, will be view of the world In spite of this, she muddles along, doing what she thinks is right For example, on her way to a job interview, she nearly gets killed rescuing a mongrel from traffic then, not knowing what to do with it, she takes it to the interview in her ruined hose and muddied suit.In a way, this is a Cinderella story The heroi [...]

  24. Michelle Granas has written a sophisticated literary novel with a special turn of phrase and tone Cordelia, the main character, is an intelligent young woman, saddled with an odd, mentally ill and aging, but harmless family She s taken responsibility for all of them and is the mother figure During a mishap, she and her father meet a man briefly who helps them out As happens in life, coincidence brings the man into her life again under different circumstances Corrupt politics in a struggling Pola [...]

  25. Won through first reads Before starting this book, I did not really know what to expect The synopsis sounded interesting, but, with a main character who is very different from your average novel heroine, it only remained to be seen whether the author hadn t put too much emphasis on the disability of Cordelia Luckily, this was not the case at all sure, her disability plays a role, but it is in no way the centre of the story Don t get me wrong a disabled main character is not something that bother [...]

  26. My favorite thing about the book is probably the humor in the conversations between Cordelia and other protagonists, deep, elegant and philosophical Cordelia is not a likeable personage, in my opinion, at least not at first, despite all her good intentions and high morals She is stuck and does not even notice it, her recent 10 years were the same activities, routine, boredom and hardly any development She is a person of sacrifice, to her family, to society and possibly to moral She does not seem [...]

  27. I received a review copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review Zaremba is a charming novel despite of some of the serious themes that the story touches on issues of corruption, political systems, black ops, bureaucracy and trust in government The charm lies in the characters and their interactions Cordelia was a great character she s led a fairly sheltered and secluded life but isn t afraid to stand her ground, especially when things get mad I enjoyed her rapport with Za [...]

  28. I was initially drawn to this book because I share the surname in the title The author sent me a free copy last spring but I didn t really start reading it until last week.I must say at the outset that I really dislike the female protagonist I don t find her believable as a 21st century adult in her 30s The fact that she has a physical disability doesn t explain how she can be so ignorant of the world, when she has the internet and television and is supposedly educated Her sexual immaturity was [...]

  29. This was a well crafted story set against the backdrop of political corruption andabuse of power in Poland.It is essentially a love story played out between two very different characters which makes it such a compelling read Disfigured by polio as a child Cordelia is responsible for the well being of her immediate family An ageing academic father, a brother who rarely goes out in public and her mother who is suffering from bouts of mental instability Cordellia becomes involved with Zaremba, a we [...]

  30. This intriguing novel, set in modern day Poland, recounts the tale of a shy, handicapped young lady and the suave, modern building contractor who owe each other their freedom, and possible their life.During the course of the tale, we learn much about politics and the dangers of a repressive state, something which resonates in today s increasingly restrictive culture as of the unrestricted freedoms we take for granted are being pared away And Ms Granas manages to relay all this in a gripping fas [...]