Cracks [Sheila Kohler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Talk with Sheila Kohler, author of Cracks and One Girl Zoland: In Cracks there is . A group of South African women who were all members of a boarding-school swimming team revisit a shared and haunted past in Kohler’s polished, compact. Official Trailer for Cracks. The director is Jordan Scott, and Ridley and Tony Scott are the executive producers on the film. Rosalie Swedlin, Christine Vachan.

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Sep 08, Rebecca rated it it was ok. Of course, the place, and parts of the characters, are real, but the plot or story is invented. Sometime during that year, Fiamma disappeared in the countryside around the school, and the book unravels the mystery of what happened to her and why, interspersed with scenes of the girls returning to the school as middle-aged women. But then there was the frame, which I kohlre was unnecessary and uninteresting Wow, do I feel kohlef about this one.

Published June 17th by Other Press first published September 1st Published init was chosen as one of the best books of the year by both Newsday and Library Journal. Did you really all strip naked around each other just for giggles — repeatedly?


We don’t know much about her in the book, only that she’s really manipulative. Also, we were always going to chapel, learning to turn the other cheek.

The ending to the book was abrupt and not what I was expecting, probably the point. I like that it’s written in a way where you’re sheula sure who the narrator is, and it gives off the feeling that the book is written by a group of girls who act as one. Regardless of my own personal issues, the end of the book was worth it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I couldn’t get it out of my head.

The book is narrated by an omnipresent “we” – which, I think, was a good choice. Sep 15, Catherine Siebel rated it did not like it. Also one random thing that bugged me in the book version of Cracks was the fact that the author infiltrated herself into the novel. At first, I was nervous to read this, because Cracks is one of my favorite movies. Which, fine, but it doesn’t make them any more painful to read. Dec 05, Maggie Hensien rated it really liked it.


She later lived in Paris for fifteen years, where she married, completed her undergraduate degree in Literature at the Sorbonne, and a graduate degree in Psychology at the Institut Catholique. She lived for 15 years in Paris, where she married, did her undergraduate degree in literature at the Sorbonne, and a graduate degree in psychology at the Institut Catholique. They all want the love and attention of Miss Ctacks so badly as some sort of replacement. This book is, above all things, I would say, about a group and their leader.

In the book, you see a villain, in the movie you see a complicated, troubled woman who’s played by the lovely Eva Green who you are both repulsed and enchanted by before you find out how disturbing and pretty much bat shit crazy she is.

It also became the first chapter in her first novel, “The Perfect Place,” which was published by Knopf the next year. While cacks Me’ dealt with cheerleaders and their peerless Coach French, who’s behavior towards the squad was more familiar than it should have been, ‘Cracks’ deals with a swim team at a South African boarding school in the sixties. One of the swimming wheila members in kohper book is named Sheila Kohler and is a writer.

The swimming teacher, Miss G, was the favorite of the girls because she made them feel special. Account Options Sign in. Cole rated it really liked it. All I knew when I matriculated was that would either have to lea. Brilliantly dark and haunting. Please read it so we can discuss it at length! The writing with all the repeated phrases was hazy though this perhaps enhanced the mood of the story.

While reading, I was kind of baffled as to why all of these girls seemed so infatuated with her.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In my opinion, this story is best experienced by both reading and watching. The entire squad is enamored of their swimming instructor, Miss G. But I mean it’s still a really good book with the whole atmosphere, crcaks and all. Cracks is crackz story of a group of or, by the end of the story, 12 girls who are on the swimming team at a private South African school.

But when emotions and hormones are high being singled out can be dangerous, especially when affections are not returned. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Mar 19, Ginny rated it it was amazing. References to this book Somewhere in the double rainbow: First of all the setting is different: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. On the one cracls, it’s an incredibly brave move to put yourself in a story like this, and to tie yourself so directly to the horrors committed in this book.

Still a good read though, although the film took what was good about this book, and made it great.

Also, we were always going to chapel, learning to turn the other cheek. Book Miss G is merely a cliche of a predatory older bull dyke who seduces young girls, like the worst nightmare of fundamentalists everywhere. Hell, it WAS short. Forty years later, thirteen members of the missing girl’s swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion, and look back to the long, dry weeks leading to Fiamma’s disappearance.

I watched the movie before reading the book. They live together, sleep in the same dorm, swim, shower, play, and learn all together. I noticed the similarities but is the source acknowledged anywhere?