Monday, 20 April 2015

Shalee lhaih 2015: shiaghtin 16

Go here for English version. Note, this is rewritten from scratch, not a direct translation.

13oo-19oo Averil

Jerrey sheyoo shiaghtin jeig ny Shalee Lhaih. Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Dirgelwch yr Ogof (T. Llew Jones)

Shoh skeeal anaasoil mychione roie liggar as yn aght t'eh bentyn rish pobblaght y balley; ta cummaght er sleih gollrish jannooyn gang kimmee erbee. S'treih lhiam gra, ga dy row yn aght screeuee mie dy liooar as blass rieaughid er, er lhiam nagh ren y skeeal shoh geddyn greim fondagh er reih chooish. Ta Jones cur coontey giare jeh taghyrtyn ynrican dy schlei, as soilshaghey magh karracteyryn dy tappee hoshiaght, as aght ennagh cha nel shen cochruinnaghey dys karracteraght fondagh beayn. Shimmey karracteyr ta goaill shayll myr loayreyder y skeeal, agh cha nel fer erbee jeu ny ard-charracteyr baghtal y skeeal. Cha nel fer erbee jeu dod mee coennaghtyn marish noadyr. Ta'n dooinney maail jannoo brock jeh, myr shen er lhiam dy bare lesh dy vel shin son ny roiederyn, agh she thuggyn neuoayllaashagh t'ayn gyn ourys erbee, as ad cur aggle er y lane valley. Cha nel y skeeal shickyr cre'n genre t'ayn noadyr: contoyrtys, shennaghys, folliaght, skeeal ta cur er creau, cooish ghraih hene, t'ad ooilley ayn 'sy lioar shoh. Cha nel dean baghtal ec y lioar shen, as ta shen jannoo assee jee er lhiam.

ひだまりスケッチアンソロジーコミック (ymmodee)

Çhaglym dy skeealyn loggyr liorish ymmodee ughtaryn. By ghoillee dou toiggal kuse jeu! Cha nel ad soit dy fondagh er cooishyn ny skeealyn bunneydagh, chamoo t'ad oikoil noadyr, as ta kuse jeu jus aitt hene gyn boirey er jannoo monney keeall. Ghow mee taitnys jeu ny yei shen. Atreih, hoig mee ro-anmagh nagh row eh er y rolley Ry-Lhaih...

Fockle s'jerree

Lhaih mee 1 lioar (as 1 elley nagh row er y rolley), va 106 aym yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie, myr shen ta 105 faagit dou nish.

English version

13th-19th April

The end of week sixteen of the Reading Project. Here's what I've read this week:

Dirgelwch yr Ogof (T. Llew Jones)

This book is fairly well-written, and quite evocative. I found it an interesting depiction of some of the social pressures surrounding smuggling, which had a lot in common with other gang-type activities to be honest. However, it feels very unfocused. Jones paints particular scenes and moments quite well, and gives quick snapshots of characters, but doesn't manage to build this up into long-term characterisation. The story jumps about between multiple viewpoint characters, and doesn't seem to know what genre it wants to be: it flirts with adventure, historical novel, thriller, mystery and romance, but none of these dominates and the result is a bit nondescript. There's no particular protagonist, and none of the characters is very sympathetic either. Because the excisemen are completely ineffectual I sense we're supposed to root for the smugglers, but they're clearly shown to be a bunch of violent thugs who have the rest of the village terrified into silence. This book doesn't really know what it wants to do, and suffers for it.

ひだまりスケッチアンソロジーコミック (ymmodee)

A fun little collection of bonus stories by various authors. The variety (and being non-canonical) made some of them hard to understand, as they didn't necessarily follow events in the stories nor fit the normal tone and themes of the series. But I enjoyed them. Unfortunately, it turned out I'd never put this on my To Read list...


I read 1 book (plus one that wasn't listed), I had 106 last week, so 105 are left over.

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