Fiction Book Club The Interpreter by Suzanne Glass Buy book: $10.61 A profound love story exploring moral integrity and emotional isolation, "The Interpreter" combines Glass's musical gift for narrative with passion and intrigue.
Even though this is a work of fiction, I am intrigued to have an insight to this profession. I thought my profession of being a medical transcriptionist was hard, with various voices always rebounding in my head, but interpreting I could never picture doing. Sounds like an interesting book with the dilemma it presents.
Having worked as an interpreter as well as a translator, I can appreciate this book entirely! The storyline seems a good one and I am looking forward to buying this book and hopefully, enjoying the rest as much as I enjoyed the first read. Thank you.
The first installment of this book hit me like a sucker-punch to the gut. Having worked as an interpreter for 10 years, and having to quit the profession due to severe burn-out, I can totally relate to the protagonist's feelings of hearing something she doesn't want to know! I'm definitely in for the long haul on this book.
The profession of the main character is enough to interest me in this book. I'm curious to see how the story will develop. Normally not a romance reader myself but I do like things that seem out of the ordinary and this book falls into that catagory.
I've always liked studying languages and thought maybe in another lifetime I'd like to be an interpreter. Guess this will have to suffice. I like the whole ethical and moral thing, too. This is right up my alley. Thanks for this pick.
I don't usually read book jackets when we get these because I like to sort of see for myself what the story is about. I read the first installment and wasn't impressed but then went ahead and read the jacket and I can see now how it could be interesting. Not big on this story but i"ll give it a few more days...
I'm looking forward to this week; hope the author keeps up the good work. The settings (medicine and foreign-language interpretation) are interesting and I can feel the interpreter's stress. I can also feel the worries about her friends that keep poking her thoughts. However -- I could get by fine without another mention about the low level of light or reference to "Liverpudlian" for the rest of the novel!
I love the idea of this book, and I'm also enjoying the multilingual aspect of it. I can understand enough French to do the translations for myself, and this is increasing my interest.
I'm certainly interested enough to know how the main character deals with what she has overheard, and I'll probably add this book to my wishlist when the week is over.
Florence magically comes alive in today's chapter.Again we see the effects of the alternating 1st person's narrative( as in Malladi's" ,A Breath Of Fresh Air)used with accomplisment.I think this is going to be an intriguing story.
You would certainly think that an author that is fluent in seven languages would be particularly adept at choosing the right word. I am interested to see if this is the case. So far, I like the book and have a feeling it could be really good.
Another book along these lines (it involves a translator) is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and I highly recommend that as well for all of you that are interested in the profession and its challenges.
Thanks for a book that seems to have some substance to it!
Couldn't get through this one. Though it may be possible to write a story based on the experiences of a simultaneous or near simultaneous interpreter, I don't think this one has enough drama to pull the reader in to it.
I'm glad, however, that those in the profession have found at least some voice.
I enjoyed the book, but couldn't figure out why there were tense changes that began around Pg 70, for no reason at all. Suddenly in the middle of a scene, we're into present tense. I don't care if that's the way the book came to the writer, but in editing, you favor the reader. I think there was editor abdication somewhere.
And as someone who speaks more languages than English, I wanted more commentary and comparison between English and other languages. English may be the defacto standard, but it's like using MS Windows XP - it crashes a lot.
The book held my interest, and I thought the tension between past loves and present was nicely shown.