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Author: Guy Burt
ISBN13: 978-0552995320
Title: Sophie
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Publisher: Black Swan; First Edition edition (1994)

Sophie by Guy Burt



What happened to the preternaturally intelligent Sophie all those years ago, to bring her to this place today? Guy Burt, I love you. Please write more. Apr 27, 2015 Sophie rated it really liked it. What just happened!? I enjoyed the writing style a lot, but I'm gonna have to go back and reread some pages because I feel like I may have missed something. I'm still trying to figure out Sophie and Mattie.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. combines the creepy narrative power of a young William Golding with the disturbingly accurate memory of what it is like to be a child. So good that one can only wonder what will do next.

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Sophie by Guy Burt has to be one of the most haunting books i have read in a long time. Its a complex and sometimes confusing story of sophie and her younger brother mattie and the events of their childhood. Ending the summer before sophie is to go away to boarding school. Mattie adores sophie and she mattie. They are more like an extention of each other than their own individual person. He definetly has a fascination with childhood innocence and ultimatly its loss. As I got towards the end of the book i read slower and more carefully and i think this truly helped me to understand what was being revealed at such a fast pace. I did have to go back and re-read certain parts for clarity but he does leave unanswered questions. The author leaves you with the limited knowledgs of the characters personalties and lets you decide exactly what happened.

Its light spreads across the wall and illuminates Sophie, tied up in a chair facing him. She is frightened, fearful of what he might do next. But for now, it seems, all Matthew wants to do is talk. Talk about the events of nearly twenty years ago, about their strange childhood, and about the summer when Sophie grew up and everything changed. Young Mattie and Sophie lived in a world seemingly without constraints

Sophie told me, I said. She read it in a book. That’s very good, dear, Mrs. Colley repeated absently. The banks of the stream were freckled with the inch-long frogs for a time, and then they were gone.

Sophie works hard to conceal her intelligence from her teachers, but the other kids know she’s not like them. When two boys make the mistake of getting into a schoolyard scuffle with Mattie, Sophie displays an almost inhuman efficiency in getting rid of them. As Mattie’s memories approach the day when 13-year-old Sophie is to go off to boarding school and leave Mattie alone with their mother, the identity of the monster in the family becomes less clear, and his captive realizes she’s not the first Sophie to hear the story

Ballantine Books, New York. Sophie told me, I said. The gardener took dead branches and the fallen leaves of the winter, and piled them high in the corner of the orchard. The cold weather and the rain had got into the bonfire, though, and it would not burn. The gardener walked away to his shed and returned after a time with a dusty grey can. He poured diesel over the heap, and set it alight.

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Reviews: 7
Freighton
The author took a WHOLE LONG TIME to get to the point. And then, I wasn't even positive what was going on once we got there.

If I really cared about understanding more about Sophie and Mattie, I'd probably reread sections to try and figure out more. But I don't care. Sophie's decision makes NO sense to me. None. Nada. Perhaps I needed to read her quarry books to understand her, but alas, no such luck. Then again, they helped Mattie very little, as he's still TOTALLY CONFUSED BY SOPHIE AS WELL, so I can't say her diaries would help me.

I found the dialogue quite strange. I understand that Sophie is highly intelligent, but even the things Andy and Steve said were strange and unlikely. I felt the dialogue was highly unrealistic.

I had a difficult time picturing the quarry and the "cages."

Overall ... bah. Glad I read it, but I can't say I'd recommend it to too many people.
Morad
I wish someone smarter than I would tell me what happened in this book---and why????/
This is the third book by Guy that I have read. He can write.
The way he puts words, sentences and paragraphs together is exceptional.
His books are haunting and memorable. But very very very hard to figure out .
This is the story of 2 children who virtually raised themselves. Sophie is a genius,
and Mattie her younger brother is easily led-------like a lamb, maybe to slaughter.
Guy takes a long time to wind this book down. I challenge you, the reader to read this book
and figure what actually happened to Maggie and Mattie.
Dukinos
For a short book, I felt like it took a long time to get to the point, but when it did, it was worth it!

If you liked The Hole, you will like this effort from Guy Burt.
Madi
Absolutely no story line, I only made it to the end out of curiosity and it was very disappointing. Hopefully, other Burt novels are better.
Pryl
Sophie and Matthew were raised by a distant father and a cold mother. Sophie is a real genius who hides the fact so that she appears 'normal'. Matthew is her younger brother who dotes on his sister without question.

As a lot of books start .. it was a dark and stormy night. Candles are placed here and there. Matthew is pacing back and forth. Sophie is bound to a chair. So begins a story of the siblings.... and the questions that Matthew has about his upbringing... secrets that have never been uncovered.

This is a psychological thriller of the best kind for me. I did not see the ending coming. This was a new author for me and I will surely be looking for The Hole. I've seen a lot of reviews for this one ... mostly not too favorable. I really like it when the ending jumps up off the page and grabs me. I give it 5 stars for that alone.
Umge
I bought this book at a second hand book store because it was recommended highly by a staff member. So while I agree with some of the other reviewers that the ending is somewhat haunting, there are just too many unexplained story lines. Yes, it leaves you thinking after the last page of the book, but I found myself mostly wondering what had really been going on with the mother, and Ol Grady, and Sophie's decision. If the author was looking to write a book that provided contemplation by the reader, he achieved that with the ending, but I don't feel he should have left so many loose story lines throughout the book. All in all it's not bad read for a rainy day.
Zut
Burt has a wonderful way of weaving a story and capturing characters in the reader's mind. However, he stretches a story for so long (even worse in The Hole), that I began losing interest. Then the end of Sophie is so out there and has so many unanswered questions that I felt cheated. I even Googled Sophie to see what other readers gleaned of the ending, and it seems we're all lost. It's unfortunate. But I love Guy's reading style.
Sophie by Guy Burt has to be one of the most haunting books i have read in a long time. Its a complex and sometimes confusing story of sophie and her younger brother mattie and the events of their childhood. Ending the summer before sophie is to go away to boarding school. Mattie adores sophie and she mattie. They are more like an extention of each other than their own individual person. Sophie is extremely intelligent, and takes very good care of herself and her brother. Their mother is a recluse and their father stays away on business. The way the author remembers being a child, not just how one acted, but thought and felt as well, if profound to me. He definetly has a fascination with childhood innocence and ultimatly its loss. As I got towards the end of the book i read slower and more carefully and i think this truly helped me to understand what was being revealed at such a fast pace. I did have to go back and re-read certain parts for clarity but he does leave unanswered questions. The author leaves you with the limited knowledgs of the characters personalties and lets you decide exactly what happened. How those characters would have acted. I shared this with a friend and it was very helpful having another persons opinions and ideas. It helped me to put more pieces of the puzzle together. I definetly recommend this book. It was a fairly quick read. One i had a really hard time putting down.