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Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in 1975. He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist. His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages. The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him 'a novelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny, riveting and heartbreaking'. His novels for adults are The Last Family in England, narrated by a labrador and optioned for film by Brad Pitt; The Dead Fathers Club (2006), an update of Hamlet featuring an 11-year-old boy; The Possession of Mr Cave (2008), about a man obsessed with his daughter's safety, and The Radleys (2010) which won Channel 4's TV Book Club public vote and was shortlisted for a Galaxy National Book Award (UK). The film rights to all his adult novels have been sold. His next adult novel is The Humans (2013). His multi-award winning popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in 2007 and its sequel, The Runaway Troll, in 2009. His most recent children's novel is To Be A Cat (2012).
years of life: 3 July 1975 present

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Ksenia Lukinahas quoted9 months ago
Bertrand Russell wrote that ‘To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three-parts dead’.
iamshwetasarojhas quotedlast year
‘Because, Nora, sometimes the only way to learn is to live.’
Cindy Michellahas quoted3 months ago
Life is never perfect. And I still get depressed from time to time. But I’m at a better place. The pain is never as bad. I’ve found out who I am. I’m happy. Right now, I am happy. The storm ends. Believe me.

Impressions

mariiaskliarovashared an impressionlast year
🔮Hidden Depths
👍Worth reading

это красивая книга с простой метафорой — твоя жизнь единственное, что у тебя есть и, на самом деле, важнее всего именно то, как ты сам видишь мир вокруг себя, важен потенциал, которым ты обладаешь (а он, скорее всего, бесконечен).

немного отдает 'алхимиком' Коэльо, плюс тут тоже можно весь текст разбить на цитаты.

но вывод один: когда грустно, нужно читать что-то такое, чтобы иметь возможность сдвигуть точку зрения и почувствовать что-то новое.

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    The Midnight Library
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  • Елена Надточийshared an impressionlast year
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    👍Worth reading

    Очень воодушевляющая книга,подойдёт для тех кто потерялся и не видит смысла в жизни👍столько классных мыслей и полезных лайфхаков от инопланетянина , который научит вас быть человеком 😍

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    The Humans
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  • dariabutdariashared an impression7 months ago
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    👍Worth reading

    wow! that's everything i can say after i finally finished reading it. in general, it took me more than three months to read it, but actually, i was reading it only for a couple of days throughout those months. at first, i dropped it off because it was so complicated to read those first chapters about nora's intentions and decisions on her life. her mood was overwhelming for me, so i literally couldn't keep reading it.

    do i regret it? well, no. the author had taught me not to regret anything because it doesn't mean that i would miss something really good.

    i always knew that i would finish it one day and that day is finally here. there are quite contradictive reviews and personally, i still think that maybe that hype around the book, even a year later, is a wee bit overrated. the idea of the book is actually amazing! it provides so many crucial thoughts, philosophy and quantum physics references, but the plot itself was in my opinion, so slow and dry.

    along the line, somewhere in the middle of the book i had that thought that maybe i should have just dropped it again and put it on the shelf of"DNF". i also had a thought that in the end, it would again all be connected to the idea of finding love. and i'm extremely glad that the final thought of the main heroine wasn't about that, rather it was completely concentrated on the perks of being alive and live that precious life of yours.

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