Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
 
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
 
Mewngofnodi
 
Cofrestru
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Cardiff Dead
John Williams
ISBN: 9780747553908 (0747553904)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Gorffennaf 2001
Cyhoeddwr: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 256 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Ein Pris: £12.99 
Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
 
Ysgrifennwch Adolygiad Cwsmer
Nofel gyfoes wedi ei lleoli yng Nghaerdydd yn 1999 yn adrodd hanes datblygiad a dirywiad ym mherthynas pobl â'i gilydd, ynghyd â diwedd cyfnod wrth i drigolion bywiog Tiger Bay alaru am ddiflaniad eu cynefin a marwolaeth un o gymeriadau lliwgar y ddinas.

A contemporary novel set in Cardiff in 1999 reflecting on development and deterioration in relationships, together with the end of an era as the lively Tiger Bay inhabitants mourn the disappearance of their environment and the death of one of their most colourful characters.
Even if you only have a passing acquaintance with Cardiff, you’ll know how much the Welsh capital has changed in recent years. But the Cardiff John Williams writes about is a long way away from the brave new world of waterfront developments most visitors see.

Williams has written about this Cardiff before, but I think Cardiff Dead is his most authentic offering yet. The dialogue oozes realism and gives the colourful characters credibility. The author’s previous existence as an NME contributor shines through too. There’s an underlying authority when Williams writes about the music business. He also knows how to tell a tale at a rattling pace – this is one of those books that could have you reading well into the night as you keep on turning the pages.

Mazz is the main character in Cardiff Dead – you couldn’t describe his as the book’s hero, he’s too amoral for that. Mazz guides the reader through Cardiff’s dark underbelly - a gritty, grimy world of prostitutes, pubs and pimps.

A funeral brings together members of a one-hit band from the 1970s. The action skips between the decades as the five try to make sense of their past and their present. There are also the threads of a thriller running through the book.

You could argue that on a deeper level, Cardiff Dead is about how a whole generation is having to adapt and cope with the rapidly changing face of the Welsh capital. But trying to explore grander themes could get in the way of enjoying a very good story, extremely very well told, and that would be a shame.

Kevin Ashford

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgement should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio’r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.


Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer, hyd yma, i'r llyfr hwn.
 
Rhagor o Deitlau
Fe wnaeth pobl wrth brynu'r teitl hwn hefyd brynu'r canlynol:
Five Pubs, Two Bars and a ...
John Williams
£6.99
 
Prynwch
Awakening, The
Kate Roberts
£7.99
 
Prynwch
Circle Games
Jo Mazelis
£7.99
 
Prynwch
Llyfr y Mis
Cymraeg
Dan Bwysau
John Alwyn Griffiths
£8.50
 
Prynwch
Saesneg
Head in the Clouds - ...
Boyd Clack
£10.00
 
Prynwch
Plant
Caffi Merelli
G. R. Gemin
£7.99
 
Prynwch