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Die Mechanik des Herzens
Die Mechanik des Herzens: Roman | Mathias Malzieu
Ein Mrchen fr Erwachsene ber die Liebe Am 16. April 1874 hat eine unnatrliche Klte Edinburgh fest im Griff. Es ist der Tag, an dem ich auf die Welt komme. Das Erste, was ich sehe, ist Doktor Madeleine eine Hebamme mit einer besonderen Leidenschaft: Sie repariert Leute. Sie tastet meine winzige Brust ab und wirkt beunruhigt: Sein Herz ist hart, ich frchte, es ist gefroren. Sie stbert auf einem Regal herum und nimmt verschiedene Uhren zur Hand. Mit einem Ohr lauscht sie meinem defekten Herzen, mit dem anderen dem Ticken der Uhren. Diese hier!, ruft sie pltzlich freudig und streicht zrtlich ber eine alte Kuckucksuhr. Madeleine setzt mir die Uhr vorsichtig ein und zieht sie auf. Tick, tack, macht die Uhr. Bubumm, antwortet mein Herz. Ticktack. Bubumm. Ticktack. Bubumm. Jeden Morgen muss jetzt meine Uhr aufgezogen werden, sonst hat endgltig mein letztes Stndlein geschlagen. Und noch etwas muss ich bedenken: ich darf mich niemals verlieben, sonst knnte mein Uhrwerk verrckt spielen. Ein phantastisches Kunstmrchen mit berbordenden Bilderwelten.
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LiljaPleasant
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#throwbackthursday
Autumn arrived... So that means, it's getting darker.
I'm not too good with this time of the year, so let's remember some lovely summertime at the pool!

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IuliaCG
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What a lovely story! 🌟🌟🌟❤

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Linsy
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I was swept away by the movie, then fell for the soundtrack, so naturally I had to read the book!
I am officially obsessed with this
mechanical/macabre/magical world!! ♥️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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1. Cover art: The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
2. Shameless plug for my friend Chris Raimo. Whether it's an original character or inspired by an existing one, I love his cartoony drawings.
3. The Birth of Venus. Not the usual one, but the one above by Alexandre Cabanel. I love the colors and the adorable little putti.
4. The Met. So much to see and a comprehensive collection.
#Manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing! I love all of these ❤️ 2y
GatheringBooks i own a copy of cuckoo-clock heart but not this cover! 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎥 I waited to comment on ‘The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart‘ because when I had finished listening to the audiobook, I wasn‘t sure exactly what I had just listened to, what had happened, or what my takeaway was supposed to be. I thought watching the animated film (written & directed by the author) would help, but now I‘m really confused. It‘s all so very strange.

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Dogearedcopy
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? Starting this one today: A story about a boy whose life is saved when he is given a cuckoo-clock heart. He is cautioned against strong emotions but falls in love with a girl... Translated from the French (“la Mécanique du Cœur”) and narrated by Jim Dale

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LibrarianRyan
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Jack could easily be either character. He is obsessed with a girl and goes searching the world for her, but he is fearful of the people who find him odd and scary. Because of his cuckoo clock heart he is a monster who has been made whole. His community rejects him out of fear. At times it makes him angry. But never rarely vengeful. This book is just odd. I wanted to love it, but just barely liked it. #monstermadness2017 #frankenstein

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LibrarianRyan
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Im@not sure this book will #fillyourheart but this book has a cuckoo-clock filling in for his. This is an incredibly weird book about a boy searching for love while running away from his past. It's an interesting book. I love the original hard cover and think the paperback/ebook sucks. It was made into an animated movie that I have not seen. My friend said she had a hard time explaining the end of the movie to her son. #septembowie

Cinfhen Covers are all amazing but book sounds 🙄 2y
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen it was 😕. When Karyn started telling me about this weird animated movie she had just watched with her kids I recognized the story line. It sounds like quite a bit was changed, especially the ending. I bought the movie but never watched it. She warned me to not put the movie in children's and having read the book I understand why. It's a head game. 2y
JazzFeathers What en incredibke cover 😍 2y
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booksandsympathy
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This bittersweet book has less than 200 pages in it and was so beautiful and imaginative. #quickreads #anditsaugust

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evepaybuecher
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Ein sehr tragischen Buch 😳 Aber dennoch zu empfehlen. Ein richtiges Wintermärchen für Erwachsene.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Started this one yesterday. Feels very Edward Scissorhands / Tim Burton-esque and that cover is amazing!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk There's an animated film I think. 2y
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booksandsympathy
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"Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr Madeleine--witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans--who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. As Jack gets older, he is warned that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never fall in love. But on his 10th birthday, with head-over-heels abandon, that is exactly what he does." #junebookbugs #ashapeinthetitle

JazzFeathers My goodness, it sounds awesome! 😍 Staked! 3y
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kirsten4
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The Title captured my attention and so did the first page .Its a sweetly dark little adult fairytale book.After reading a heafty book previously this was a welcome quick read ,a little odd a dark. Little Jack and his cucokoo-clock heart,Miss Acacia,Dr Madaline and Georges Melies will keep you company for an evening

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kirsten4
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Just starrted this little book its an odd one thats for sure 😏

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MelanieDear
La meccanica del cuore | Mathias Malzieu
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Letture di volo!

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Cheekydame
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Beautiful book about love in a very imaginative way. I'm excited to watch the animated movie based on the book.

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Saryna
La meccanica del cuore | Mathias Malzieu
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una favola moderna! consigliato!

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luciagreg
La meccanica del cuore | Mathias Malzieu
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Victorialeanna Follow for a free copy of Staying Alive Through Twenty-Five memoir 3y
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luciagreg
La meccanica del cuore | Mathias Malzieu

Uno, non toccare le lancette
Due, domina la rabbia.
Tre, non innamorarti, mai e poi mai.
Altrimenti, nell' orologio del tuo cuore, la grande lancette delle ore ti trafiggerà per sempre la pelle,
le tue ossa si frantumeranno,
e la meccanica del cuore andrà di nuovo in pezzi
#lameccanicadelcuore #mathiasmalzieu #book #love #heart

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Aliking1986
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Panpan

I wanted to love this book so much but I felt like I couldn't really get inside it. Some of the description was awkward, the characters were thin and a little too young for the kind of passion they were supposed to be feeling. I persevered but in the end, I just didn't care what happened. It's a shame because the premise is good but it seemed like it was trying too hard to be 'literary.'

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Aliking1986
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I wanted to love this book so much but I felt like I couldn't really get inside it. Some of the description was awkward, the characters were thin and a little too young for the kind of passion they were supposed to be feeling. I persevered but in the end, I just didn't care what happened. It's a shame because the premise is good but it seemed like it was trying too hard to be 'literary.'

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ChiaraRoes
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Uno, non toccare le lancette.
Due, domina la rabbia.
Tre, non innamorarti , mai e poi mai.
#lameccanicadelcuore #mathiasmalzieu ❤️

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Louloubelle
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So what if my heart needs mending more often? I've been having my heart repaired ever since I was born. So what if m in danger of dying? My life's in danger if I don't see her again and, at my age, that's even more serious.

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