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Tourists [Read] ➳ Tourists Author Lisa Goldstein – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The American Book Award winning author of The Red Magician presents another spellbinding tale In a faraway land called Amaz, a family whose ordinary appearance masks hidden conflicts discovers things TheAmerican Book Award winning author of The Red Magician presents another spellbinding tale In a faraway land called Amaz, a family whose ordinary appearance masks hidden conflicts discovers things that change them forever One of the great American novels of the s Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction.


About the Author: Lisa Goldstein

Aka Isabel GlassLisa Goldstein b November , in Los Angeles is a Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award nominated fantasy and science fiction writer Her novel The Red Magician won the American Book Award for best paperback novel, and was praised by Philip K Dick shortly before his death Goldstein writes science fiction and fantasy her two novels Daughter of Exile and The Divided Crown are considered literary fantasyElizabeth Joy Lisa Goldstein s father was Heinz Jurgen Harry Goldstein b June , in Krefeld, Germany d May , in Los Angeles , a survivor of concentration camp Bergen Belsen her mother, Miriam Roth, was born in Czechoslovakia and survived the extermination camp Auschwitz Her parents came to the United States in and met in an ESL classShe has published two fantasy novels under the pen name Isabel Glass She chose to use a pseudonym to separate the novels from her other work The Isabel is from Point Isabel, a dog park, and Glass was chosen because it fits Tor s requirements for pseudonymsWith her husband since , Douglas A Doug Asherman, she lives in Oakland, California.



10 thoughts on “Tourists

  1. Kerry Kerry says:

    This book read like a rough draft one dimensional characters with inconsistent behavior unfinished or irrelevant diversions from the main story awkward, canned dialogue a misguided premise.First of all, the characters are unlikeable and in some cases superfluous They are so vaguely outlined, and the personality traits ascribed to them so loosely adhered to, that it is difficult to form a firm picture of them Additionally, they mostly seem inept and emotionless For example, the father, a r This book read like a rough draft one dimensional characters with inconsistent behavior unfinished or irrelevant diversions from the main story awkward, canned dialogue a misguided premise.First of all, the characters are unlikeable and in some cases superfluous They are so vaguely outlined, and the personality traits ascribed to them so loosely adhered to, that it is difficult to form a firm picture of them Additionally, they mostly seem inept and emotionless For example, the father, a researcher ofor an archeologist we aren t sure because sometimes he is studying texts and sometimes he is protesting that his days of looking for ancient artifacts have passed , visits a country that he has failed to find information about, including details even the most hapless tourists seek whether an embassy exists, what the religious and other cultural norms are, if it s safe for his family, etc The university he is visiting seems to comprise a solitary academic who is sinister, dismissive, kind, and determined at turns Further, when both daughters are in trouble, the parents are utterly unconcerned rather, they voice their concerns, but their passivity make those concerns sound hollow Most of the characters are cartoonishly portrayed and not differentiated in their speech or their reactions to stimuli The premise of the story is hard to swallow The title of the book is Tourists the visiting family are foreigners to the country where the story takes place, but they aren t tourists Painfully, they aren t even portrayed as inept tourist like personalities who blunder into another culture, stepping on toes and making a nuisance of themselves More generally, they are inept at life, taking for granted what requires a great stretch of the imagination to believe For example, during political crises, they areconcerned about getting out of the country than they are reuniting their family, and they take as gospel what a waitress at a McDonald s tells them about the situation They do a lot of sitting around waiting for events to happen In the end, it s difficult to care about the characters or their quest While some ideas in the book were intriguing, they requireddevelopment to feel satisfying


  2. Joel Nichols Joel Nichols says:

    I found this book completely un put downable, even as I thought, wtf The plot structure takes interesting risks that sort of succeed in terms of getting from point A to Z, but it really hangs together because of voice, mood, character, especially Claire and Casey The fictional foreign country is plagued by Orientalism but mostly also, like the plot structure, does its job.


  3. Arlene Allen Arlene Allen says:

    Can you imagine being a tourist in a fantasy realm I haven t read enough Lisa Goldstein she writes like a poet.


  4. Nicolas Lontel Nicolas Lontel says:

    Un des pire romans que j ai pu lire cette ann e, de tr s loin Une esp ce de ramassis colonialiste bourr s de pr jug s sur un pays imaginaire exotique o une famille d Am ricain es un p re et ses deux filles dont une qui se retire dans son monde imaginaire et dont le p re ne cache jamais son m pris pour elle , s adonne tre les seul es vrai es h ro nes de l histoire La m re est aussi alcoolique et c est son seul r le dans l histoire, tre saoule et view spoiler voir ses enfants kidnapp Un des pire romans que j ai pu lire cette ann e, de tr s loin Une esp ce de ramassis colonialiste bourr s de pr jug s sur un pays imaginaire exotique o une famille d Am ricain es un p re et ses deux filles dont une qui se retire dans son monde imaginaire et dont le p re ne cache jamais son m pris pour elle , s adonne tre les seul es vrai es h ro nes de l histoire La m re est aussi alcoolique et c est son seul r le dans l histoire, tre saoule et view spoiler voir ses enfants kidnapper cause de a hide spoiler.En r sum , le p re est la recherche d une p e l gendaire dans le cadre de ses recherches universitaires et finit par la trouver gr ce ses filles notamment et finira par la donner une universit pour l exposer dans un mus e parce qu il ne faudrait surtout pas que les deux clans qui se battaient pour l avoir depuis des si cles ne l aient parce que ce sont des barbares stupides.Les intrigues sont nulles, view spoiler les filles arrivent s chapper de leurs kidnapping de mani re compl tement invraisemblable et ne fait qu illustrer l ignorance et la stupidit de leurs ravisseurs autochtones hide spoiler , une des filles am ricaines est d s le d part pr sent e comme une esp ce de white saviour mystique pour la population locale, les personnages sont caricatur s et fr lant le racisme r guli rement incluant une grosse m re de douze enfants qu on surnomme Mama view spoiler parce qu elle m me a oubli son pr nom au fur et mesure des naissances de ses enfants hide spoiler , un dictateur qui prend le contr le du pays et que la population supporte sans probl me de mani re ignorante et b ate , etc etc.J ai vraiment peine croire que ce roman a t publi et traduit deux reprises en fran ais Ce n est m me pas bien crit peut tre faut il accuser la traduction pour a par exemple Un roman de fantasy viter tout prix


  5. Shell Shell says:

    One of those books where the premise intrigued me, I downloaded it free or cheap, and then suck it into my Haven t Read folder on my Kindle I chose it at random last week to be the next book I read and I had difficulty putting it down The mood is established right from the start foreigners in a foreign land Mysticism and puzzles surround them Difficulties with each character lend to the out of the realm of normal feel to this There are errors most common was the replacement of the word One of those books where the premise intrigued me, I downloaded it free or cheap, and then suck it into my Haven t Read folder on my Kindle I chose it at random last week to be the next book I read and I had difficulty putting it down The mood is established right from the start foreigners in a foreign land Mysticism and puzzles surround them Difficulties with each character lend to the out of the realm of normal feel to this There are errors most common was the replacement of the words angle or angles with the name Angie, who happens to be a character in the book Could do with a bit of editing and polish The end is wrapped up, but not in a pretty bow There are still issues and some questions left unanswered Some plot devices were thrown in to help carry the story forward and I felt they could be fleshed out better to lend a bitdepth Still, I don t feel my time was wasted and I was entertained I d seek outfrom this author


  6. Liz Banks Liz Banks says:

    This was a very strange book about a disfunctional family that moves to a small country so the father can research the authenticity of a manuscript he has been writing about He likes armchair research but finds himself following a native looking for the sacred sword One daughter withdraws into her fantasy world The other goes out exploring The wife catches taxis to places she needs to go, instead of wants to go This is not One Hundred Years of Solitude but kept me off balance through the This was a very strange book about a disfunctional family that moves to a small country so the father can research the authenticity of a manuscript he has been writing about He likes armchair research but finds himself following a native looking for the sacred sword One daughter withdraws into her fantasy world The other goes out exploring The wife catches taxis to places she needs to go, instead of wants to go This is not One Hundred Years of Solitude but kept me off balance through the book like One Hundred Years did


  7. Shawn Lohay Shawn Lohay says:

    Not as dreamy as you d thinkThe Kindle synopsis of this book was intriguing so I bought it However during my reading of it was as if I was being dragged along with the story rather than being engaged by it I won t read another book by this author.The Kindle version also has several typos and a few minor errors not caught by the editor.


  8. Steve Steve says:

    Goldstein know the secret of good fantasy fiction the best fantasy blends with reality to create a third dimension This is a magical book.


  9. Scott Frank Scott Frank says:

    An excellent tale of magical realism Because of the point of view precocious teenage girl , bit of it seem juvenile, but there is a very genuine sense of wonder implicit the author imparts to the story as it unfolds.


  10. Fraser Sherman Fraser Sherman says:

    I usually hate fantasies that are really mainstream novels with just enough fantasy to qualify Goldstein, however, made this one work as a dysfunctional family moves to a Middle Eastern nation, gets embroiled in a war between two ancient sects and discovers some decidedly strange goings on.


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