Not a movement for their rights, but for the right to find out what happened to the 'disappeared', those who were captured by the Dictator-run Chilean government in the 70's, and were reported missing. The women then went and made many arpellias, cloths that marked as symbols of their repression, and the devastation, violence and just desperate lives they led while their significant others or kids were nowhere to be found. Donald Sutherland provides the narration, often written like a 60 minutes episode elongated to tell a fuller story.
The director Andrew Johnson is more of a mediator between the actually women of Chile who have suffered under this sort of repression of the spirit- not knowing if one is alive or dead is quite cruel for them- along with a couple of interviews with outsiders like author Marojorie Anderta. Although some scenes, like a montage of certain images a few disturbing, which have been scattered throughout the film anyway put to a song by Sting that's on the topic, almost create a bit of a distance with the viewer, perhaps that may be needed. For some seeing the film, if at all, it may be rather eye-opening, the kind of film where you may think 'how could this have been going on?
And the arpellias, which are sort of part of the emotional core of the film, doesn't make it too sentimental either; there's a certain innocence that evokes just what's needed to say for the rest of the world to hear. I'm not sure I'd really want- or need- to see the film again, but considering it's near non-existent state outside of a classroom environment, I was fulfilled with the results i.
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Some parts of this page won't work property. Please reload or try later. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. I caught at least three typographical errors in this book, and honestly found it impressive that Shelby was able to make every character, including several teenagers, sound like grizzled private investigators who were expelled from the force and have a personal agenda. It looks to me like he outlined the puzzle, then created characters, not that there's much wrong with the approach or anything.
The reason I gave it two stars and not one is because I was unable to solve the mystery before Joe Tyl I caught at least three typographical errors in this book, and honestly found it impressive that Shelby was able to make every character, including several teenagers, sound like grizzled private investigators who were expelled from the force and have a personal agenda. The reason I gave it two stars and not one is because I was unable to solve the mystery before Joe Tyler did, which means the foundation and pacing of the story is sound It's solid, and it does its job, but it isn't terribly unique, and it's certainly not a place I'd want to live in.
The pacing is actually probably the strongest aspect of the story. If I were to stumble upon the sequel in the library, I'd probably read it anyway because it wouldn't take me very long, but only if I were up to my ears in an unrelated genre and looking for a change of pace. Jan 30, Alan Mills rated it it was amazing Shelves: A classic "who dun it," with a twist. The best friend of a an ex-police officer--forced to resign under a cloud--is the prime suspect. Detective drops everything and rushes off to help his friend.
There are dozens of very good novels with this basic plot, and Thread of Hope is an excellent addition to the genre. Darker than many, and very well done. What sets Thread of Hope apart is the detective's back story. He too has a chi A classic "who dun it," with a twist. He too has a child missing. It was his obsession with finding his child that forced him to leave the police force, destroyed his marriage, and sparked his new career as a detective specialized in finding missing children My only caveat is that this is the first in a series of four books.
You may have a hard time stopping after just one.
Apr 17, Paul Long rated it liked it. Your pretty basic macho-detective story. Well written and well plotted, but with predictable, generic characters. The main character is a surly, feeling sorry for himself private investigator, who cannot move on from his daughter's disappearance 10 years ago. It's the angle that drives the story and character, and it gets grating after a while. That said, the overall story is good, well told with a decent ending.
Sep 28, Adrastea rated it it was amazing Shelves: First one for me by this author it's a freebie and I've purchased the next in the series with no second thought about it.
A good whodunit plot and a well written, believable storyline with great flow and character building. Cliffhanger ending which had me itching to go grab the next book. Jan 15, Ted Tayler rated it really liked it. OK, there are a few minor issues, and the cliffhanger ending is frustrating, but the story is good enough to get you through without too much trouble. Easy to read, with no-nonsense characters. That's fine by me. Jan 20, Irene rated it really liked it. This book is well written in an easy flowing manner which keeps you engaged from start to finish.
A very good story line with well defined and likeable characters and enough suspense to keep you guessing. First book I have read by this author and I have ordered the next two. Feb 08, Becca rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of twists and turns and I was surprised at the ending. Though the very end left me hanging will there be more? Jul 10, April Weeks rated it it was amazing. An awesome book, with an underlay of sadness filled with possible hope. Jeff Shelby has done an amazing job writing this story is such a way that if feels as if it was you in the book.
Joe Tyler has been away from home ever since his daughter went missing from their front yard. He left his wife and friends behind and has never stopped searching for her. Joe is thrust into a ba An awesome book, with an underlay of sadness filled with possible hope. Joe is thrust into a baffling mystery as he tries to clear his friends name of a crime he knows, chuck would never commit.
This book hits a lot of areas in a short time, from the pain of a missing child, to clearing a friends name and more it has a lot of themes mixed in it.
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Nov 27, Sue Plant rated it it was amazing. Sep 20, Mrs Christine Rudge rated it really liked it. You just need to know what happens next A book that is difficult to put down. An easy read that tells you just enough for your imagination to fill in the gaps and draws you in to want to know what happens next. The life lead by the central character Joe Tyler, all but detroyed by the disappearance of his daughter some years ago, is largely dictated by the effect that that event continues to have on him. As he tries to find out the truth behind his best friend's involvement with a beaten teenager, You just need to know what happens next A book that is difficult to put down.
As he tries to find out the truth behind his best friend's involvement with a beaten teenager, we come to better understand him and what drives him to do what he does. Jan 20, Dorn Carran rated it it was amazing. An excellent mystery with lots of twists This is a very well written book which keeps you hooked to the end.
It is a mystery revolving around a rich girl who goes missing on an island. His disappearance is linked to a mixture of family strife and an illicit prostitute ring. Jeff releases snippets of information to you in little bits, so that you build the picture at the same time as the detective on the case.
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It is a great light read for any mystery fans. Jun 30, Bailey Lawrence rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book. Joe is completely damaged from his daughters disappearance and the way it manifests into his actions and thoughts is compelling. I couldn't stop myself from becoming invested in his character while he searched for a way to help his friend Chuck and find a missing teen, Meredith. The ending was a perfect leeway into the next book and I will definitely add it to my list of books to read.
Nov 14, Jillian Higham rated it really liked it. Good stuff The story is a bit of a cliche - investigator with a troubled past comes back to his home town and comes up against wealthy man with a lot of influence. However it is well written and a surprisingly good read. Joe Tyler is a tough guy, but he is honourable and I liked him as a character.
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Oct 01, Johnnie Macari donnachie rated it it was amazing. Flawed genius Fast paced thriller with a genuinely hurting main character who's haunted by his ability to help everyone else but himself. This is a well written easy read that begs you to keep going page after page, then ends with an appetizing glimpse of what's to come. Well worth th read. This was a very well-written thriller, with a very sympathetic main character. The storyline was nicely thought out, and the story had a continuous flow that would keep the reader's interest.
The backstory of Joe Tyler, as it popped up during the book, was intriguing, and I'm sure more will be revealed as the series continues. Apr 30, Eryn rated it liked it. I finished the book in a few hours, because once I got into it I was genuinely interested in story. The characters seem real enough, and the father looking for his missing daughter while trying to help another girl is engaging.
I did get annoyed at the use of the word "alright" instead of "all right". The editor didn't catch that, apparently.
Sep 30, J Barkess rated it liked it. Not brilliant I suppose that compared with other free books I have downloaded this was passable but I wouldn't recommend it. The author obviously expects readers to be interested enough to read more in the series, no chance!
It was drawn out and boring with no believable characters. Jun 26, Guy rated it it was amazing. He would be a guy I respected, and probably cried for. Trying to clear Chuck's name Joe becomes involved in the search for another missing girl Short chapters but well-paced. I didn't see the solution until it happened - and the plot twist was signalled a bit before it came, though I didn't really anticipate that, either! Well worth searching out the sequel after the tease of the first few chapters and the extra book noted at the end with just one chapter as a tease.
May 24, Jessica McBrayer rated it really liked it. Damaged hero on a quest And so begins most fiction.