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What does a typical twenty year old do when wooed by an older university teacher Surrender or fleeGina vomits out of stress writes crude poetry and stops talking to Daniel because of deeply rooted inhibitions But she also submits indecent essays which expose her talent and weaknesses to him; she is the perfect target lonely ambitious and chronically shyGina sits in the last row observing how Daniel subjects. I have to admit this book is a pretty good fit for me While it crosses a few different genres I'm a fan of chicklit comedy and romance and I loved this The beginning I'll admit was a little difficult to get through I under appreciated the complicated dialect until I understood the book and the protagonist a little better But appreciate it I eventually did and from that point I raced through the rest of the book with easeAnd though the book crosses genres that I've enjoyed reading about in the past it also feels entirely fresh I haven't read anything uite like it before but I'd very happily read something similar in the future should it be so well written and personality infused If you like the sound of the book description then it's probably safe to say that you'll have a great time reading Tackling The Imago

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Himself to her peers' ridicule as he tries to win her affections She bites her nails writes this diary and hides a multitude of secrets including a lifelong family conflict following a tragedy that blighted her childhoodShe is unlovable having suffered rejection before but she tries to keep herself amused On the bad days however self sabotage is what she does best Daniel is a welcome distraction but is he wh. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a non reciprocal reviewThis review will contain spoilersThis was a very interesting book Written somewhat like a diary it follows the story of Gina as she studies EnglishI think it's a great exploration of someone's psyche There's not too much hand holding Gina does analyze herself uite a bit but it's not done in an unnatural way She mentions events in her life that have led her to be self deprecating and desperate for attention It all makes sense and in many ways Gina is very relatable It's easy to feel for her and root for herAs a main character Gina can be amusing and 'uirky' but isn't uirky in a way that feels forced She expresses a lot of personal thoughts that most people probably have at times from naughty fantasies to introspection She can be very humorous and sometimes looks back at her own thoughts and gags when she was being overly melodramaticLikewise her 'romance' with D is a breath of fresh air compared to most books I've read a lot of books where the romance can be boiled down to I saw him and he was hot so we're in love In this book a lot of characters take jabs at D's looks With the way Gina describes him compared to the way others describe him you could see a fairly normal looking guy who is attractive to her and the attraction doesn't necessarily stem from his looks She gets a lot of praise from him and they spend time dueling with their wits to the amusement of bothA real chemistry is developed between them and built up over the entire span of the book They both felt like people instead of caricatures who existed to fill a romance uotaOne of the strangest things about this book that I both disliked but understood was the word choices This book has a bad case of what some would call thesaurus abuse It can take a reader out of a book because it sounds stunted and unnatural and if you don't happen to know all the obscure words you either lose the meaning or have to pause to look it upUnlike most cases this actually makes sense for this particular book The story revolves around characters who are learning English as a second language and the person writing the entries to 'practice her English' mentions things like memorizing words from the dictionary Someone learning from a dictionary wouldn't know which words people actually use Having studied a second language I can understand that well Memorizing dialogue or vocabulary doesn't give you much insight to how people actually speakStill it happens so much that it's distractingFor one example Gina used a word that I've never heard anyone say or write before simulacrum I was curious Are people tossing this word about and I just missed it somehow so I looked it up Google brought up half a million hits Every single link on the first page was to dictionaries or articles explaining what the word means Not a single one was people naturally using it in their writing Other word choices get similar results Apotropaic desideratum potvaliancy some with far less results than the first example Every word you've never heard of has been dug up from obscurity to make a brief cameoThe writing style left me confused sometimes Just as an example of how some parts might be written Gina might be sitting next to D go into a metaphorical paragraph about insects or something and then the next paragraph she'd be running away while 'pulling her clothes back on' And I'd be left wondering Wait when did the clothes come offThere were also times when the book lingered on something when I was ready to move on If Gina was anxious about a test I could understand that but I didn't necessarily want to read several pages about itOverall it was a good read with a lot of depth to it It's a good book to pick up if you're looking for something different

Anyer Feanix ½ 8 review

At she really needsHow easy is it to fight guilt low self esteem and an overwhelming need for attention What to do with a long kept secret when it is finally revealed Is it easier to abandon or be abandoned Does either have to happenPerhaps kitschy than artistic this often cringeworthy story is an unexpected combination of the two Warning this might be the silliest and most primitive novel you have ever read. A deep understanding of a human mind and soul Well thought out ambitious and beautifully written You will go for this book if you like reading about feelings desires troubles and life matters Not too many descriptions make it even better This story makes you think dream laugh cry and it evokes various memories After reading it you will not believe the author that the characters are fictitious Highly intriguing style – a mix of drama comedy romance poetry and much If I were asked to describe the book in two words I would say addictive and unpredictable I recommend it to readers who are not afraid of cutting edge stories This book is something new and fresh something I have never come across before Ike overwhelming need for attention What to do with a long kept secret when it is finally revealed Is it easier to abandon Haunted or be abandoned Does either have to happenPerhaps kitschy than artistic this Flower In The Palace often cringeworthy story is an unexpected combination Star-Spider Speaks of the two Warning this might be the silliest and most primitive novel you have ever read. A deep understanding The Jacobins Daughter of a human mind and soul Well thought Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy, out ambitious and beautifully written You will go for this book if you like reading about feelings desires troubles and life matters Not too many descriptions make it even better This story makes you think dream laugh cry and it evokes various memories After reading it you will not believe the author that the characters are fictitious Highly intriguing style – a mix Jet-Setting Escort, Book 1 of drama comedy romance poetry and much If I were asked to describe the book in two words I would say addictive and unpredictable I recommend it to readers who are not afraid Bound of cutting edge stories This book is something new and fresh something I have never come across before


10 thoughts on “Tackling the Imago

  1. says:

    I was laughing aloud within the first five pages In no time at all I was immersed in a richly worded Bridget Jonesy style journalized comedic coming of age story or so I thought It is a slow process a slow read; not because it didn't keep me thoroughly intrigued and even enad of the characters the main character Gina most of allno the thick and liberally plastered gooey rich wording made progress uite slow; very much like slogging through a warm pool of delicious fudgeImagine my surprise when this cheeky romantic comedy turned into a dark romantic comedy and then to my great despair simply a dark comedy I would have been content to have it linger as such but then with the slice of the written word the dark comedy became a tragedy This morphing though distressing is literary genius baiting the reader to feel warmth and sympathy for the self deprecating heroine who clear to the reader is nowhere near as ugly fat worthless or stupid as she thinks she is while simultaneously making the unsuspecting reader uite unprepared for the dark reality they will be pulled intoThe subtlety of the first person narration is superb and many times reveals drastic and significant detail disguised in the most understated fashion possible forcing the reader to look back and ask Wait What was that? Did that really just happen?To be honest I was half tempted to delete a star for the sneaky way I was led into being seduced crushed and then restored half heartedly by the author But I realized she had accomplished something that few haveI was caught completely off guard by this story Even though it was a slow sinking into fictional uicksand I was neck deep before I realized what she had done Bravo If ever Anyer Feanix I'm assuming an odd anagram for somethingFaery Axe Inn perhaps? decides to write mystery her obvious talent for blindsiding the reader in slow motion like incrementally raising the temperature on a boiling pot so the frog doesn't know it is being cooked alive would certainly earn her international acclaim as the ueen of twisted plot suspenseI can only hope there are other masterpieces in the works from this author I want to be on the first read list for all of themThis novel is not for the casual popcorn reader Its thickly worded passages will challenge you I must admit I was reuired to use my Kindle dictionary feature for the very first timeI would recommend this story to anyone who likes romantic comedy journal style coming of age stories dark comedy and isn't afraid of a couple of dark twists in the midst of loving the main character


  2. says:

    Fenix has created an amazingly deep character study in Tackling the Imago The novel is told in first person diary format The stream of consciousness of the main character Gina immerses you in her world For me this was a difficult world Though Gina's thoughts initially seem to be light and frivolous she soon descends into a darker world of self doubt that borders on self hatredGina is a Polish university student studying English She is intelligent witty and likable but she seems unable to see these ualities in herself As we ultimately discover this is the result of a tragedy from her childhood that affected not only her but her mother and the relationship between the two of them Fenix’s narrative was incredibly adept She brought me into Gina’s mind as well as her world I found echoes of Gina following me into my own life outside the book I don’t know anyone like Gina but through Fenix’s words I found Gina becoming a part of me I have to admit this was difficult Gina doesn’t think like I do and I found her struggles deeply troubling But to Fenix’s credit I was not detached from Gina I felt herIn this novel it can truly be said that it is the journey not the destination that matters I was however happy that by the end Gina achieved some measure of mental peaceI would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a deep well crafted character study I do have a few caveats however Be prepared to have your thoughts invaded This was not an easy journey nor do I believe it was intended to be It is the author’s very strength of craft that heightens the discomfort of the journey In terms of pure writing I found this book absolutely amazing My choice of four rather than five stars is a reflection of my own difficulty in taking this journey I have to admit that I had a hard time separating my experience with this book from the aptitude of the narrative itself Simply put this book took me to dark places that I was not comfortable visiting And it was surprising adept and insidious in doing so


  3. says:

    I have to admit this book is a pretty good fit for me While it crosses a few different genres I'm a fan of chicklit comedy and romance and I loved this The beginning I'll admit was a little difficult to get through I under appreciated the complicated dialect until I understood the book and the protagonist a little better But appreciate it I eventually did and from that point I raced through the rest of the book with easeAnd though the book crosses genres that I've enjoyed reading about in the past it also feels entirely fresh I haven't read anything uite like it before but I'd very happily read something similar in the future should it be so well written and personality infused If you like the sound of the book description then it's probably safe to say that you'll have a great time reading Tackling The Imago


  4. says:

    Meet Regina – Gina for short And get to like her because if you read Anyer Feanix’s Tackling the Imago you’re going to get to know her better than you know most human beings It’ll be hard work; but I found in the end that it was worth the effort Tackling the Imago is set in a provincial city in Poland in the mid 2000s The country has just joined the European Union and living and working abroad is starting to look practical than it did Gina has come to the university in the town to take a degree in English She is highly intelligent but lacks confidence She is troubled by her difficult family background with a father who abandoned her or so she understands and a mother who blames all her problems on Gina’s existence And now Gina is about to become besotted with one of her lecturers Daniel a greying fortyish type whose marital status is uncertain The book takes the form of Gina’s diary which she writes in English This is both the book’s strength and its weakness Feanix has got into character in a big way The writing is that of a young student who has an outstanding technical grasp of English but has not lived among native speakers Sometimes this comes across through words that are correct but that would not really be used “Sleepless nights shuffle out into darkness like chess pawns In the uiescence of the passive city lone normally somnambulistic ideas bump into occasional binary systems and the tintinnabulation of their laughs A susurration of snowflakes pellets my skin perishing against the dying ember in their wafty ballet suicide” This is what makes the book hard going sometimes But it also makes Gina very realThe diary of a pretentious student with a crush on one of her lecturers It doesn’t sound very promising and for much of the first half of the book I found I was wondering why I was supposed to be interested in Gina Why did she matter? Was she going to create great art? End war and starvation? But as the book goes on Gina gets a lot complicated and interesting Her father it turns out did not abandon her in uite the way she thought and the truth is disturbing Moreover her feelings for Daniel torture her to the extent that she has a good vomit before every lecture with him It doesn’t help that Daniel seems to teasingly encourage these feelings – or is it her imagination? For what it’s worth I thought he was playing games In fact I thought he was a complete tosser But Feanix rightly lets you be the judge of that By the time Gina reaches her third year she is dealing with a toxic cocktail of unfulfilled sexuality and low self esteem But by this time you understand what she’s been up against Then you do get involved in Gina’s story and you do want to know whether she will beat her demons Moreover three things attract about Gina First she has a gift for friendship Second she is deeply intelligent and unable to resist self analysis; she throws up before seeing Daniel but she knows it’s absurd and there is a paradox about her that fascinates And last but not least there’s no self pity She’s too funny for that A morning vomit session before one of Daniel’s lectures Crouching over the toilet bowl “‘I’m a ghost of what I was before’ I was talking to the latrine ‘I guess it’s cruel of me to moan to you when you get so much crap in your life’” The reader doesn’t know until very late just how this will end for Gina and that’s how it should be and I am not going to give any hints here It’s a longish book probably a little too long on balance and not always an easy read I felt that it should have been a little shorter and I also thought the author should have given us reason uickly to care about the narrator In the end though I did care Tackling the Imago is an acute but humane psychological study and it and Gina are worth your time


  5. says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a non reciprocal reviewThis review will contain spoilersThis was a very interesting book Written somewhat like a diary it follows the story of Gina as she studies EnglishI think it's a great exploration of someone's psyche There's not too much hand holding Gina does analyze herself uite a bit but it's not done in an unnatural way She mentions events in her life that have led her to be self deprecating and desperate for attention It all makes sense and in many ways Gina is very relatable It's easy to feel for her and root for herAs a main character Gina can be amusing and 'uirky' but isn't uirky in a way that feels forced She expresses a lot of personal thoughts that most people probably have at times from naughty fantasies to introspection She can be very humorous and sometimes looks back at her own thoughts and gags when she was being overly melodramaticLikewise her 'romance' with D is a breath of fresh air compared to most books I've read a lot of books where the romance can be boiled down to I saw him and he was hot so we're in love In this book a lot of characters take jabs at D's looks With the way Gina describes him compared to the way others describe him you could see a fairly normal looking guy who is attractive to her and the attraction doesn't necessarily stem from his looks She gets a lot of praise from him and they spend time dueling with their wits to the amusement of bothA real chemistry is developed between them and built up over the entire span of the book They both felt like people instead of caricatures who existed to fill a romance uotaOne of the strangest things about this book that I both disliked but understood was the word choices This book has a bad case of what some would call thesaurus abuse It can take a reader out of a book because it sounds stunted and unnatural and if you don't happen to know all the obscure words you either lose the meaning or have to pause to look it upUnlike most cases this actually makes sense for this particular book The story revolves around characters who are learning English as a second language and the person writing the entries to 'practice her English' mentions things like memorizing words from the dictionary Someone learning from a dictionary wouldn't know which words people actually use Having studied a second language I can understand that well Memorizing dialogue or vocabulary doesn't give you much insight to how people actually speakStill it happens so much that it's distractingFor one example Gina used a word that I've never heard anyone say or write before simulacrum I was curious Are people tossing this word about and I just missed it somehow? so I looked it up Google brought up half a million hits Every single link on the first page was to dictionaries or articles explaining what the word means Not a single one was people naturally using it in their writing Other word choices get similar results Apotropaic desideratum potvaliancy some with far less results than the first example Every word you've never heard of has been dug up from obscurity to make a brief cameoThe writing style left me confused sometimes Just as an example of how some parts might be written Gina might be sitting next to D go into a metaphorical paragraph about insects or something and then the next paragraph she'd be running away while 'pulling her clothes back on' And I'd be left wondering Wait when did the clothes come off?There were also times when the book lingered on something when I was ready to move on If Gina was anxious about a test I could understand that but I didn't necessarily want to read several pages about itOverall it was a good read with a lot of depth to it It's a good book to pick up if you're looking for something different


  6. says:

    If you like experimental literature this book is for you This is an inventive coming of age story which could easily be classified as chick lit if only its tumultuous writing would not be inundated literally by countless adverbs adjectives and really awkward let’s call them “fancy” words Sometimes alliterations and dissonances coming off these fancy words make the text a bit cringe worthy Example “Antecedent to the next indecent incident with me as a re offending incendiary was a booze conclave which Agatha was heedless of” Let’s just say that the author has the call of the lexicon as she confesses on her blog However as you go through the book you understand that this flood of fancy exotic unworldly words of which there are many on each page becomes critical to understanding the personality of the main character The story line is a straightforward one it follows the torments and travails of a brilliant Polish student as she masters English while learning to finally survive her tormented attraction for one of her professors D Written in the form of journal interspersed with short play pieces poetry this work is a composite of many trajectories all obsessively focused on the main character Gina I recommend this book to people who have an attraction for extravagant text and beautiful and many times a bit ostentatious words


  7. says:

    I received a free copy of this book for an honest review Lucky me This is a brilliant book Gina is an engaging person and the diary format perfectly reflects her character a pleasant jocular veneer concealing a much darker natureThis is a book about obsession and its roots Feanix displays a shrewd understanding of human nature In a couple of scenes the depth of her insight was awe inspiringThere are a couple of things that a prospective reader should be aware Do not be fooled by the levity at the start of the book This book deals with dark issues Also victims of hippopotomonstrosesuipedaliophobia fear of long words may find some of the word choices challenging By the way that word doesn't appear in the book This is explained as a product of Gina's study of English as a foreign language but Gina also seems to use it sometimes to distance herself emotionally from what is happening In any case don't let the language put you off This book is really worth the effort


  8. says:

    A deep understanding of a human mind and soul Well thought out ambitious and beautifully written You will go for this book if you like reading about feelings desires troubles and life matters Not too many descriptions make it even better This story makes you think dream laugh cry and it evokes various memories After reading it you will not believe the author that the characters are fictitious Highly intriguing style – a mix of drama comedy romance poetry and much If I were asked to describe the book in two words I would say addictive and unpredictable I recommend it to readers who are not afraid of cutting edge stories This book is something new and fresh something I have never come across before


  9. says:

    Very intriguing and uniue novel»Tackling The Imago« is very intriguing and uniue novel with just as interesting writing style that I am sure it will not leave you indifferentThe story focuses on main character Gina a twenty year old girl and her life as she sees and feels itThe story is well written it is exiting and interesting just as you expect from any good fiction novel and most important it really draws you in There is a wide mix of genres – everything from humor to drama romance and which makes the reading even interesting It’s a great reading and I would highly recommend it if you are looking forward to something fresh and different


  10. says:

    A very different novelTackling the Imago by Anyer FeanixThis novel is written as a self described weirdo's journal in the first person point of view by a twenty something Polish woman who is studying English in graduate school It reads like a journal and not a novel I am still baffled as to whether or not it is an edited journal of someone real or a carefully conceived literary work The main character Gina short for Regina has peppered her journal with slightly off color poems to go along with entries that tell of her life and in which she complains that nothing ever happensThe writing is uite interesting Gina claims that the journal is partly practising her British English and it reads that way Great spelling and good grammar but with the word usage slightly off as is common with non native speakers of English It feels as if words were replaced using a thesaurus as if the listed words were exact synonyms This makes some of the writing feel formal and or stilted Here are five examples so now I have to prove the possession of an eidetic memory This unforeseen hindrance has brought me anger and despair which fills me with unprecedented delectation Exacerbated by the traditional empty place setting I finish my belletristic outpourings Days and days and pages and pages of the journal are filled with her crush on her forty some year old English professor D and imagined communications and signals based on classroom comments and notes on her submitted work One can easily see why a journal was kept Gina's internal mental life is crazy with so much minutiae and imaginings that it would overburden anyone forced to listenGina has an interview with her pet mouse before starting part three the art of preventing the explosion This section has Gina and friend Roxy renting a room above a bar for their 3rd year of graduate studies This is a marked contrast from living in the Holy Trinity Care Home and Students' Hall of Residence Some of the adventures she has revolve around the group associated with the bar's ownerInteractions with classmates are central to the book There is an important subplot revolving around Gina and her relationship with her mother in the absence of her father who died when she was young The number of pages devoted to the subplot is small but the overall impact much largerThis book is not an easy read Although grammatically correct and well edited it moves uite slowly and formally Words and phrases are turned for effect instead of serving a specific plot That is not to say that nothing happens because it does If you are looking for an uplifting read this book is not for you If word play double entendre and yearnings of a lonely twenty year old virgin amuse you then tackle the imagoA copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review


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