Seine Mutter ist angepasst und ein blasser Charakter. Sie ist die einzige Person, die ihn versteht. Aus Kindern werden Erwachsene und Victoria kann dem Charme eines reichen und erfolgreichen Cricketspielers nicht widerstehen, den sie heiratet und mit dem sie zum die Welt jettet. Doch dieses Buch ist viel mehr als ein Roman, der Inzest thematisiert. Dominic Kitchen is a wedding photographer who is used to seeing people tie the knot, an expression that also represents a sensation that he feels in the pit of his stomach.
A sensation that emerges when he is in the presence of a certain person who could change his ordinary life forever. They have a secret that only they can ever know as it is something that society, even today, would struggle with. This is a tale of agonising loss and forbidden love.
View all 5 comments. Apr 06, Jane rated it it was ok. I really, really want to rate this higher but I just can't, maybe 2 and a half at a push. I loved Eleven and was expecting something as complex and well-written but I was disappointed. It's nothing to do with the sensitive subject matter, which was handled about as delicately as possible, I just didn't really warm to anyone.
I also struggled with parts of the ending. Victoria finding out their Mothers secret didn't really change anything and I wasn't really sure how Beth suddenly becoming a majo I really, really want to rate this higher but I just can't, maybe 2 and a half at a push. Victoria finding out their Mothers secret didn't really change anything and I wasn't really sure how Beth suddenly becoming a major character really fitted in. It hasn't put me off reading any more Mark Watson, maybe my hopes were too high!
Sep 18, Clare Hudson rated it it was ok. They all needed to get a grip and sort themselves out sorry if that's an over generalisation. Would only recommend it to avid readers - if you don't read very much then pick something else - there's far too many other good books out there, in my opinion. Would be interested in reading another one Hmmm Would be interested in reading another one of Watson's books though and giving him another chance. Jan 10, Pixelina rated it it was ok Shelves: Listened to this while doing other stuff and it kept slipping into the background.
Terribly boring for a story about incest. Still, not awful, so a weak 2 stars I did get my dishes done so I can't complain too much. Jul 09, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of those books I found myself flipping back to the cover to wonder about as I read. Because the main character is a wedding photographer, the title makes sense, but the light attitude of the artwork seems to contradict the serious tone of the book. Told as a memoir, the story details the life and relationships of Dominic -- those of his immediate family, his family as a married man, and his professional life as a photographer.
Anyone drawn to this book because of the wedding photogra This is one of those books I found myself flipping back to the cover to wonder about as I read. Anyone drawn to this book because of the wedding photography would be surprised to find the story is anything but that. And yes, there's a secret to be uncovered -- one that is suspected, simmers, then leaves you feeling a bit puzzled and wondering what more could have been done with it in the course of the book.
Thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to reading each night settling down after a busy day of traveling. Jun 15, Louise rated it liked it. For most of this book,I really liked it, out was like a warm fuzzy blanket to begin with It got darker as the book went on, the relationship between Victoria and Dominic, or indeed how nobody's life was quite as happy as they had hoped.
The fathers decline was pretty quickly done, followed by a equally quick death I loved the speech the mum h For most of this book,I really liked it, out was like a warm fuzzy blanket to begin with I loved the speech the mum have at the funeral, and liked the way that finally Dominic pulled himself together, and there was a story of happy ending Dec 31, Snoakes rated it it was amazing. For some reason, Mark Watson's novels had passed me by until Eleven was a kindle daily deal last year sometime. I really enjoyed that, so I downloaded The Knot and it is every bit as enjoyable.
Mark Watson is a very talented storyteller. I'm really looking forward to Hotel Alpha now. Nov 14, Jess rated it it was amazing.
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Is it a true autobiography? Easy writing style and totally believable characters. My most favourite depiction was his dad. Jan 16, Paul Perry rated it liked it Shelves: I thought I'd reviewed this when I finished it, but I must have forgotten! This was purchased quite a while ago on a Kindle Daily Deal whim because I like Mark Watson as a comedian so I fancied giving his fiction a go.
The Knot is both a funny and heartbreaking story of growing up, and of family in all its intricacies and difficulties. I had just two niggles. The first was that Dominic ages through the book from quite a young boy to a man well into middle-age, yet his character and behaviour didn' I thought I'd reviewed this when I finished it, but I must have forgotten!
The first was that Dominic ages through the book from quite a young boy to a man well into middle-age, yet his character and behaviour didn't seem to change a huge amount. I would have liked a more perceptible difference in the older Dom than the younger. They still committed incest when believing that they were full siblings and to me it felt like a bit of a cop-out to have them get a small amount of forgiveness from the universe at the end. I think it ruined the structure of their relationship for me, what they did was crazy and dangerous and forbidden, which is why it made such a compelling story.
Nonetheless, I found the story and the writing compelling and will definitely be trying some more of his books in future. May 26, Hugh Mullan rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved this. Mark Watson is such a talent. I've always enjoyed his comedy and I picked this up thinking it would be a literary extension of his stand up work but that's not the case; it's much more than that.
This is a nuanced and compelling read.
Written in the first person, we follow Dominic Kitchen - a talented wedding photographer - as he narrates the events in his life. This is such a bare description but it's best to go in without spoilers because this is a engrossing but uncomfo I absolutely loved this. This is such a bare description but it's best to go in without spoilers because this is a engrossing but uncomfortable tale. Really well fleshed out characters and easy prose make this a fantastic and easy read. Looking forward to picking up more from this author in future. Jun 22, Brian Brian's Bookshelves rated it really liked it Shelves: So this was purely bought because I recognised the the Author, Mark Watson, and liked him as a comedian and didn't know he had written books.
I knew nothing of the plot just bought it on a whim I buddy read it with Dave Wildereads on Booktube and was surprised by this book I was sort of expecting a comic book, or a lightly humourous book. What we got instead is a tear-jerking, heart-wrenching tragic tale of life,love and loss. With a few surprising twists Simply written and gripping characters re So this was purely bought because I recognised the the Author, Mark Watson, and liked him as a comedian and didn't know he had written books.
With a few surprising twists Simply written and gripping characters really drew me into the book An uncomfortable read at times but a real page turner A surprising 4 stars At last, someone who can write So many Kindle cheapies are so badly written that I just abandon them. Mark Watson's writing is wonderful. I really lost myself in this book. I'm just left with a nagging question now. Do people really have such feelings? I can't believe it, or am I being naive? And BTW, I didn't buy the revelation at the end as being in any way exonerating. Will definitely read more by this author.
Mar 12, Adam rated it it was ok. Literary fiction written as if a Sunday afternoon radio play. It contained none of the witticism I would hope from Mark Watson, but neither did it have the depth nor darkness necessary to fully embrace the subject matter at hand. It deals with a middle-aged man reminiscing on a life well lived as the photographer of weddings, who lives with a terrible secret and sexual proclivities which manifest themselves but have little overall impact on the story.
Feels as if the book ran out of ideas. Mar 26, Lynne Norman rated it it was ok. Whilst this was a fairly well-written and well-paced book, I simply have no idea why anyone would want to write about this particular subject - and I didn't want to read about it.
I found it very difficult to understand the character's motivations and I actually found them pretty irritating, immature and selfish. Jul 02, Hope So rated it really liked it. Which may well have been even 5, had I not been appalled by the main plot. Still, since we are talking about fiction, it is a really well written book, although not exactly the summer reading I was expecting.
Lord Byron would probably love it: Feb 07, Gemma rated it it was amazing. I loved this, it was engaging and funny and bittersweet and I might have found a new favourite author. First mark watson I've read Yep, liked this, subject a bit taboo, but interesting. Will download a few more samples of Mark Watson's books, see what there like.
Oct 06, Lori rated it it was amazing. This book was something special. I had so many emotions at the end and even shed a tear. Slow paced but worth it. Truckers' Hitch With Double Half hitch sheep shank as upper loop. Truckers' Hitch With Triple Half hitch sheep shank as upper loop. A version of the trucker's hitch based on the sheep shank using two consecutive half hitches i.
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Trucker's hitch using alpine butterfly loop , finished with a slipped double half hitch. In tightening the trucker's hitch, tension can be effectively increased by repeatedly pulling sideways while preventing the tail end from slipping through the loop, and then cinching the knot tighter as the sideways force is released.
This is called "sweating a line". Once tight, the trucker's hitch is often secured with a half hitch , usually slipped for easy releasing and to avoid the necessity of access to the end of the rope, though a more secure finish, such as two half-hitches , may be called for. Under large loads, the finishing half hitch can jam, especially if it is not slipped; the difficulty of releasing it can be compounded by the fact that the knot is typically still under tension when it is untied.
All common variations of the trucker's hitch use a loop in the standing part of the rope and the anchor point as makeshift pulleys in order to theoretically obtain a 3 to 1 mechanical advantage while pulling on the working end. There is sometimes confusion about how much theoretical mechanical advantage is provided by the trucker's hitch. If the trucker's hitch were to be used as in the pulley diagram at right, to lift a weight off the floor, the theoretical mechanical advantage would be only 2: However in the common use of the trucker's hitch, a static hook, ring, or rail, serves as the lower pulley, and the rope across the top of the load is the portion being tensioned.
Thus, the standing part of the rope is represented by the top anchor point in the diagram, and the theoretical ratio is indeed 3: That is, in a frictionless system, every unit of force exerted on the working end would produce 3 units in the standing part of the rope over the load. Theoretical considerations aside, in real world use the mechanical advantage of the trucker's hitch is significantly less than the ideal case due to the effects of friction.
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Friction has been reported to reduce the mechanical advantage from 3 to 1, to well less than 2 to 1 in many cases. One advantage of the friction within the trucker's hitch, compared to a hypothetical pulley-based system, is that it allows the hitch to be held taut with less force while the working end is secured. The trucker's hitch knot is portrayed by comedy duo Ylvis in their song with the same name. The lyrics and the video pretend in a humorous way to demonstrate how to tie the knot.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trucker's hitch Trucker's hitch with alpine butterfly loop. For the Ylvis song, see Trucker's Hitch. Truckers' Hitch With Span loop as upper loop. A double friction loop version of the trucker's hitch with even more mechanical advantage. Naval Institute Press, p.