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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August By Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August No matter what he does or the decisions he makes when death comes Harry always returns to where he began a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before Nothing e
  • Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
  • Author: Claire North
  • ISBN: 9780316399616
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August By Claire North No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before Nothing ever changes.Until now.As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside I nearly missed you, Doctor August, she says I need to send a mesNo matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before Nothing ever changes.Until now.As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside I nearly missed you, Doctor August, she says I need to send a message This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
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    About "Claire North"

    1. Claire North

      Claire North is actually Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal nominated young adult novel author whose first book, Mirror Dreams, was written when she was just 14 years old She went on to write seven successful YA novels Claire North is a pseudonym for adult fantasy books written by Catherine Webb, who also writes under the pseudonym Kate Griffin.

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    1. I m clearly missing something here look at all the rave reviews , but man, it was such a chore to get through this At one point, the author used the term glacial sluggishness to describe something or other, and that strikes me as the perfect description for the pace and action in this book I actually was loving it at the start, but it kept dragging on and on and on and growing and tedious as it continued I felt like I was always a step behind on the science and logic not sure if this is the bo [...]


    2. This thing you carry inside you, I don t know what it is I don t know where you got it But Harry, the past is the past You are alive today That is all that matters You must remember, because it is who you are, but as it is who you are, you must never, ever regret To regret your past is to regret your soul This book is incredible And I have Mike to blamethank.Of course, it doesn t hurt that I keep picturing the main character as Eddie Redmayne.Anyone who knows me will know that this is not my typ [...]


    3. Harry August is a kalachakra, a man who is reborn at the same point in time over and over with his memories intact When a little girl warns Harry on his eleventh death bed that the end of the world is coming sooner with each cycle, Harry goes on the offensive Can he stop the end of the world, even with the help of the Cronus Club I got this from Netgalley.I love a bit of timey wimey and this book has it in spades Remember the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray experiences the same day over an [...]


    4. I m a little torn as to how to review this book Obviously, I liked it since I gave it 4 stars I even think this would be a great movie I love the premise and I really wasn t expecting this This Sci Fi Thriller really intrigued me but at the same time, some parts were a bit slow It makes sense if you think that we re literally talking about 15 lives though A lot will happen but the back and forth was a bit much sometimes.Overall I totally recommend it if the summary interests you SMALL SPOILER no [...]


    5. Wow, whatever I was expecting, it definitely wasn t this It s historical, it s science fictional, it s a spy novel, it s a long episode of DW sans the time space travel, it s a spiteful letter of twisted friendships and vengeance WHAT DOESN T HAPPEN IN THIS BOOK


    6. This is a book that draws inspiration from both Groundhog Day and an episode of X Files whose name escapes me for now Harry August is a tough negociator Whenever Harry relives a section of his life he tries hard to do his best to improve his lot Yes, the main character relives his childhood and does his best to make amends to change his past experiences.I thought the premise was something slightly stale that needed to be addressed to make of an impact But I forget that this book is very much be [...]


    7. 1.5 stars Never have I ever been so happy to finish a book Reading this one was an absolute chore, but I just couldn t quit because I hate quitting books And I wanted to see how it ended, so I guess I did care to an extent It dragged on and on and on and so much history stuff and rambling I thought it was this terrible book, a cure for insomnia, until I got on here and saw all the 5 star reviews Maybe it was just not my cup of tea I will say it picked up in the last 30% or so and the first 20% w [...]


    8. Read the blurb and you are going to think like I did Hasn t Groundhog Day and Ken Grimwood s Replay finished this genre It s a great premise, but of a novelty But then I thought that going into the recent film About Time which charmed my pants off nothing to do with a goofy red headed protagonist with the ability to travel through time, no siree.Surely this novelty situation has been done by now.Well maybe now it has, because after reading this novel I sure as hell know it certainly wasn t befo [...]


    9. 4.5 stars Harry August lives his life, over and over and over His memory gradually returns to him when he s a toddler in each life The first time his prior memories reawaken, in his second life, he thinks he s insane and ends up committing suicide when he s only about seven, only to find himself starting all over again in a third life Since clearly the suicide route doesn t solve his problem, he gets down to the business of trying to figure out how to best live his life lives.One of the beauties [...]


    10. WARNING There are spoilers in this review.This is possibly the dullest book I ve ever read I suppose that deserves credit of some sort Like The House of the Seven Gables , the author excelled at making me feel so claustrophobic and trapped in a realm of endless tedium that I related to the narrator s disgust with life after suffering through just fifty pages That s not the mark of a good story, though.The plot , if you will and if I sound like I m speaking in a pretentious poncy way, it s becaus [...]


    11. As much as it pains me to say, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and me have to part ways at 51% for now Look, I like this book enough to give it another chance someday understand during long, loooong vacations but as it is, there s only so much tediousness I can take And oh gosh, I can t believe how dull this story is, given the amazing concept and interesting premise That seemed so cool, okay And sometimes it is, and I cannot turn the pages fast enough Other times, though, I just want to [...]


    12. There s at least one book each year that strives to be the next big mainstream genre crossover one book that tries to achieve a sort of mainstream literary respectability, while still managing to resonate with genre fans More often than not, those crossovers don t work, and just end up disappointing one group, while alienating the other As such, I m always a bit reluctant to give those books a read, but read them I do, hoping that, this time, there really is a crossover success in the making.Wi [...]


    13. fifteen reasons to read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August1 The Book or, the short review It is a fun, fast paced, endlessly readable novel.2 The Premise You live, you die, and that s the end of the road Except, that s not quite it for the Ouroborans, who live, die, and are reborn to relive their lives Think of the Ouroborans as those whose lives end at their beginning 3 The Lead Character Harry August is compelling, relatable, and a guy I loved to root for throughout the entire read Despit [...]



    14. Hot damn.Good God.This book was fan tas tic I read it through NetGalley before it was published I finished it in one and a half days and as I type this, my husband is reading it What began as me forcing him to sit down and read it turned into voluntary enslavement within the first few pages The main character of this book is clearly Harry August He is one of a few people on our Earth who live their lives over and over again They call themselves kalachakras or ouraboras I can t check my spelling [...]


    15. I m almost speechless This is one hell of a nonlinear exploration of a repeated life, as can be deduced from the title, but it s also a lot It s also a lot better, too I loved the premise from the get go All Groundhog Day but stretched for a whole lifetime, and Harry isn t alone There are others with effective immortality sharing info through repeated but changeable timelines, allowing for a linear continuation of a setting that can be changed with every single revision.Claire North did an abso [...]


    16. 4,5 5Harry August se ve obligado a vivir una y otra vez su vida tras la muerte, pero conservando todos los recuerdos de sus anteriores existencias cada vez que vuelve a nacer Todo cambia al final de la decimoprimera vida, cuando una ni a acude a su lecho de muerte alert ndolo de que el mundo se acaba cada vez m s r pido de lo que deber a hacerlo As , Harry dedicar sus pr ximas vidas a intentar investigar y detener el proceso que amenaza con el apocalipsis de la Tierra apresuradamente, adelantand [...]


    17. Esse livro absolutamente fant stico A narrativa que o Harry nos leva para descrever a sequencia de eventos que culminam no final do livro super inteligente e divertida A primeira metade do livro usada principalmente para nos situar em como funciona o esquema das vidas do Harry e mostrar quem ele A outra metade para resolver o conflito principal do livro que proposto logo no in cio o mundo est acabando e o Harry precisa ajudar a salva lo.Eu adorei seguir o Harry por todas as suas primeiras quinze [...]


    18. ACTUAL RATING 4.75 Holy Fuck The most it ever seems we know how to do with time, is to waste it Predestination Without the Incest meets Time traveler s wife without the romance add the thrill of Shutter IslandI have been dying to read this ever since I had the premise from Peruse Project s Youtube Channel Here , I wasn t sure if I would have ever come across the physical book but when it magically appeared on a thrift shop I had to pick it up There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you hav [...]


    19. The theme of a character reliving the same life over and over will no doubt have you thinking of Kate Atkinson s Life After Life , but this book is so much better Perhaps simply because of the first person narration, I developed much of a fondness for Harry August and his multiple life stories than I ever did for Ursula Todd I am not one Harry August but many, a mind flicking from parallel life to parallel lifewhen I die, the world carries on without me, altered by my deeds, marked by my presen [...]


    20. Le prime quindici vite di Harry August uno dei libri migliori che abbia letto negli ultimi anni Parla di un uomo che nasce, vive, muore e rinasce esattamente nello stesso punto e alle stesse condizioni della volta precedente si presume per l eternit Un Ricomincio da capo dilatato S e no, ma pi no che s per quanto la commedia con Bill Murray sia simpatica, questo libro meglio Non fa ridere, vero, ma perch tiene col fiato sospeso mentre scava dentro a un mondo piuttosto cupo e violento Se fosse un [...]


    21. For most of my time reading this, I didn t think it was necessarily the book s fault that I wasn t enjoying it I was convinced that it wasn t a bad book, it just wasn t my cup of tea But now that I ve finished it, I m like You know what This is actually a pretty bad book after all And here s why Harry August has literally zero personality and for the entire book, he felt like a walking concept than an actual person Like I said in one of my status updates, it s actually astounding to me how Harr [...]


    22. Great book Really loved the scope and scale of it Harry is a great character and protagonist I like that he is flawed and makes mistakes Really liked the complexity and dynamic of the relationship he had with the antagonist as well Also really loved all the flashbacks of past lives and stories that others like Harry had passed down through the ages.Can t say too much else without spoiling anything, but I do look forward to others reading it so we can discuss the ending which I have a few questio [...]


    23. I m not normally one to DNF did not finish books I like to finish them if I can or at least put them aside for another time Harry August is a tricky one because I was really excited to read it I assumed that I d love it because of the amazing reviews and the great concept, but that wasn t the case It was a struggle for me from the very beginning and I just couldn t get into it I m reading it with my best friend and she feels the same way, which helped me come to the decision to DNF it I didn t p [...]



    24. No man ever steps in the same river twiceMove over Plato, Pythagoras and Parmenides Make way for Claire North.Plato gave us his theory of forms, Pythagoras brought us transmigration of the soul beginning a new life in a fresh body although of course he wasn t the first , and Parmenides explained how reality is one, change is impossible and existence timeless and unchanging Claire North, in contrast, philosophises about re birth in the same body at the same time in an ever so slightly shifting un [...]


    25. I decided not to hold back I am going to be honest, wasn t sure if I was really going to enjoy this I had to read this for a Bossy Book challenge I am glad I did About 1 4 of the way in I was gone Gone into Harry s story Sucked in I loved how we jumped around It was well done I promise I really can t say without spoiling the story I can t say if this was science fiction, historical fiction, time travel was all of those at the same time And yet not I felt like I was very much in the present Can [...]


    26. The world is ending The message has come down from child to adult, child to adult, passed back down generations from a thousand years forward in time The world is ending and we cannot prevent it So now it s up to you Typically this would be the moment when our hero protagonist would leap into action and save the day However, in this case, our hero protagonist, Harry August, is 78 and in the late stages of cancer Like most people who are 78 and in the late stages of cancer he died and the book en [...]


    27. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is a novel by British author Clair North a pseudonym used by Catherine Webb Harry August is a kalachakra, one of a collection of extraordinary individuals who die, only to be reborn at exactly the same moment in history, to live parallel lives that loop perpetually through the same course of historical events, although experiencing changes within their own lives Harry is even unusual in that he has a perfect memory, accurately recalling the details of eac [...]


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