The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

A Novel

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
9
Rate this:
After being robbed of her wallet and passport while on a mysterious trip to Morocco, a woman feels a strange freedom of being stripped of her identity and soon begins pretending to be a well-known film star.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2015]
ISBN: 9780062110916
0062110918
Branch Call Number: FIC VIDA, VENDELA
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
miaone
Jan 25, 2017

I've never read anything at all similar to this book. To say I couldn't put it down is just simply true. Highly recommended.

l
laurenwang
Jan 10, 2017

This was a strange read... I loved it, and it's certainly beautiful in its way. It's a worthwhile read, but know that this is NOT some soft travel memoir type book. The narration combined with the plot leaves you feeling surprisingly uncomfortable, as though something really dark could happen at any moment. It almost reads like a film; as soon as I finished it, I looked it up to see if it was being turned into a film (not yet).

j
jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

Fun and intriguing ride.

g
GrandCru
May 21, 2016

interesting storyline

j
John_M
May 08, 2016

I read this so it could not be terrible. It was light, not too long, easy to read, some interesting description of a movie set, not much involvement of the Casablanca setting and not as humorous to me as the cover suggests.

c
Calibro
Apr 11, 2016

This book is a hilarious page turner. Reading it in the second person gives it an unexpected dimension.
The protagonist's story turns into an insane adventure.

As I approached the ending, I was wishing it wouldn't end, or that there might be a sequel.

If they make an audio version, I hope that Ms Vida will narrate it. She has lovely voice.

p
pdxalexa
Jan 16, 2016

A woman lost in Casablanca and in time. This story is like a dream.

b
Blabbermouth
Nov 23, 2015

I did enjoy this story. It is such an apt title for the book. It is probably the first time I've read a book written in the second-person narrative.
A woman goes to Casablanca, she is robbed of her full identity but she manages to stay & be whoever she feels like being. It is like a new start. The author is witty & a bit quirky. She tells a story without getting bogged down. Fresh is the word I'd use to describe this book.

b
brangwinn
Sep 06, 2015

Vida’s books are always original, and although they often are not my favorite story, the novel remains with me long after I’ve read the book. Her writing style varies from book to book. In this the story is told via second person, which adds to the creepiness of this story about a woman who loses all her credit cards and passport to a thief in Casablanca, Morocco. She’s given the still working credit cards and passport of another woman and finds herself as the double for the star in a US film being shot in Morocco. I found her story uncomfortable, compelling reading and reason she is in Morocco is tragic. I’m still left wondering what happened to her. The ending is open, unsettling end to an unsettling story.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SMPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top