Forestillinger om Ana Ivan

Forestillinger om Ana Ivan

'Forestillinger om Ana Ivan' begynder i Brooklyn et forår hvor en ung, dansk praktikant møder kunstneren og matematikeren Ana Ivan. Ana er opvokset i Rumænien i tiden op til Ceausescus fald i 1989, og hendes livshistorie indeholder en dramatisk og afgørende begivenhed.Over de næste måneder hjælper praktikanten Ana med at gennemføre et eksperiment, der skal opløse hendes ti 'Forestillinger om Ana Ivan' begynder i Brooklyn et forår hvor en ung, dansk praktikant møder kunstneren og ma...

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Title:Forestillinger om Ana Ivan
Author:Mikkel Rosengaard
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ISBN:Forestillinger om Ana Ivan
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  • Booktart
    Feb 28, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

  • Steve
    Sep 25, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

  • Elyse Walters
    Dec 12, 2017

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Dec 30, 2017

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

  • Annie
    Jan 09, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

  • Debra Lowman
    Apr 01, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

    So the story was a hit and miss for me, but I read it anyway because I was curious to see Romania presented from an outside perspective. We'll move past all the cliche's and the typos in city names and places. The most cringe worthy part of this novel for me was reading about the sexua...

    Time isn't linear, it is a swirling ever-changing chaos, at least maybe when obsessed over by Ana. In and out of rabbit hole Rosengard takes us as we uncover the layers that are Ana and what her life has been like, cursed, tremendous and tragic. Just recently I heard a musician say tha...

  • Carol
    Oct 02, 2017

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

  • Debbie
    Mar 30, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

  • Shannon Rochester
    May 11, 2019

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

  • Ulla
    May 04, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

  • Ken Fredette
    Mar 23, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

  • Simsim
    May 31, 2019

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

    So the story was a hit and miss for me, but I read it anyway because I was curious to see Romania presented from an outside perspective. We'll move past all the cliche's and the typos in city names and places. The most cringe worthy part of this novel for me was reading about the sexua...

  • Threasa
    Apr 25, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

    So the story was a hit and miss for me, but I read it anyway because I was curious to see Romania presented from an outside perspective. We'll move past all the cliche's and the typos in city names and places. The most cringe worthy part of this novel for me was reading about the sexua...

    Time isn't linear, it is a swirling ever-changing chaos, at least maybe when obsessed over by Ana. In and out of rabbit hole Rosengard takes us as we uncover the layers that are Ana and what her life has been like, cursed, tremendous and tragic. Just recently I heard a musician say tha...

    I won this book on Goodreads and was excited to read it. Ana is very quirky, and I'm not sure I understood all that was going on. The narrator is unnamed through the entire novel, but he falls into Ana's web. The stories Ana tells make you think a lot. She is a performance artist and a...

  • Sidsel
    Mar 10, 2016

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

  • Emilie
    May 04, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

    So the story was a hit and miss for me, but I read it anyway because I was curious to see Romania presented from an outside perspective. We'll move past all the cliche's and the typos in city names and places. The most cringe worthy part of this novel for me was reading about the sexua...

    Time isn't linear, it is a swirling ever-changing chaos, at least maybe when obsessed over by Ana. In and out of rabbit hole Rosengard takes us as we uncover the layers that are Ana and what her life has been like, cursed, tremendous and tragic. Just recently I heard a musician say tha...

    I won this book on Goodreads and was excited to read it. Ana is very quirky, and I'm not sure I understood all that was going on. The narrator is unnamed through the entire novel, but he falls into Ana's web. The stories Ana tells make you think a lot. She is a performance artist and a...

    It was just OK. The stories of Ana?s life were very interesting, but I had a hard time finding a point of it all. Kept reading and hoping it would all tie together in the end, but it really didn?t. Pretty anti-climactic ending that didn?t really answer any questions at all. I wou...

  • Suzanne Rigdon
    Jun 05, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

  • Sarah Bowe
    Mar 20, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Jan 30, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

  • Jaidee
    Aug 11, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

  • Lynne
    Mar 16, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

  • Sandy Harris
    Feb 24, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

  • Jessica Waldman
    Aug 17, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

    I just want to say that I did not like this book. Like, AT ALL. And I am feeling pretty letdown by the Goodreads community this time. At about page 45, I knew I wasn't feeling this book and generally when that happens, I go look at the reviews so I can make my decision about whether or...

    A budding Danish writer, or maybe just a gallery assistant, meets a budding Romanian artist at a New York gallery party who tells him an amazing and almost unbelievable story from her childhood. Soon the writer is hearing more about the artist's background including, improbably, her (p...

    I read this book and even if it's noir in the ending it didn't quite live up to the consumer hype. I won't give it away but we meet the man from Copenhagen, who's working as an intern for his brother who's putting on an exhibited, he meets a Romanian women who was one of his brothers c...

    So the story was a hit and miss for me, but I read it anyway because I was curious to see Romania presented from an outside perspective. We'll move past all the cliche's and the typos in city names and places. The most cringe worthy part of this novel for me was reading about the sexua...

    Time isn't linear, it is a swirling ever-changing chaos, at least maybe when obsessed over by Ana. In and out of rabbit hole Rosengard takes us as we uncover the layers that are Ana and what her life has been like, cursed, tremendous and tragic. Just recently I heard a musician say tha...

    I won this book on Goodreads and was excited to read it. Ana is very quirky, and I'm not sure I understood all that was going on. The narrator is unnamed through the entire novel, but he falls into Ana's web. The stories Ana tells make you think a lot. She is a performance artist and a...

    It was just OK. The stories of Ana?s life were very interesting, but I had a hard time finding a point of it all. Kept reading and hoping it would all tie together in the end, but it really didn?t. Pretty anti-climactic ending that didn?t really answer any questions at all. I wou...

    Strange and unique. My favorite parts were the stories of Ana's parents in Romania. Loved how time and mathematics were woven into the narrative. Conflicted about the ending- I guess the ambiguity makes sense, but it's annoying nonetheless that there's not really any resolution and tha...

  • Jeff Buddle
    May 27, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

  • Mady
    Dec 16, 2017

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

  • Shanti
    Jan 02, 2019

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...

    I thought I'd seen it all. Dead mother, dead father, dead parents. Mother having an affair, father having an affair, both parents having an affair. One divorce, two divorces, three divorces. Dead brother, dead sister, seven miscarriages. Rape by stepfather or brother. Silence, family i...

  • WillowRaven
    Mar 23, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

  • Taylor Klusman
    Apr 09, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jan 13, 2019

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

  • Pamela Stennett
    Mar 17, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

  • BlueberryP
    Mar 06, 2018

    I couldn?t help noticing that although I?d probably never had more time to myself, it was like time was shrinking around me. More and more often I glanced up from the computer and realized it was already eight or nine, and a few evenings after Ana told me her story, I went down t...

    A little cuckoo, and perplexing..... .......Ana Ivan is irresistible!!! She?s from Romania, very short, has dark hair, and brown eyes. She?s a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self proclaimed time traveler. As a time traveler.....I was worried....but I didn?t need ...

    ??They never went hungry, but there was no electricity, and she remembered the long, dark evenings in the apartment, the afternoons when there was so little to do that she was reduced to padding at the hours with daydreams.?? In a beautiful evening in New York, an aspiring...

    3 "promising, unusual, highly flawed" stars !! 2018 READ WHERE i WISH I WAS EDITOR AWARD This is an author I will keep my eye on as his debut novel was highly original, poignant and full of interesting ideas about art, mathematics, memory and the nature of time. A young ma...

    This is an intriguing literary novel. It helps, I think, if you know something about the modern history of Romania as many of Ana's tales focus on her past before she meets the young Danish narrator. What a nightmare Cold War Romania was. Ana might remind you of Schaherazade, which is ...

    A very quirky story that takes place in Romania and NYC. It was truly entertaining to listen to. Ana has such a unique life. I feel I will be thinking of this for awhile. ...

    A page turner - one of those books you really want to discuss with someone afterwards. ...

    Loved this! It really plays with your mind on how a story effects everyone that hears it to the point where it can become reality. ...

    I am pleased to see that this book is going to be published next year in English (the first debut novel in translation from Danish to be published since 1988, I just read). Mikkel Rosengaard skillfully weaves together the story of a young writer living in Brooklyn and the tales told to...

    I think Mikkel Rosengaard gives us a hint for understanding The Invention of Ana early in the book. As Ana relates the important stories in her life to our unnamed narrator, she frequently mentions that her mathematician father specialized in topology. Topology is, as far as I can unde...

    This story will stay with me for a while. ...

    Ana was a bit too far fetched and crazy for my liking. she had these weird quirks about her, but I never connected to her at all. ...

    Well, this is one of those novels where the writer meets someone and then tells their story. In other words, it's not just the story of Ana, it's the story of our narrator/writer as well. It's well-worn ground, but this is a good take on it. It's a page-turner. The story begins wit...

    https://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2... This is such a heavy little book and it turned out to be really different than I was expecting. I had this sort of whimsical idea that it would be a little artists? romp through Brooklyn. I mean, in a way, it was, but truly in the art...

    I just finished the book and wanted to write the review while it is fresh in my mind. I would like to say, before I start, that I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and while it is stated an honest review is requested, it is not required. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. ...

    I had never heard about this Danish author until I read a review of his debut novel in The New York Times, and I must say that it didn't disappoint. Storytelling at it's very best, centered around the delightful performance artist and mathematician, Ana Ivan, who is obsessed with the c...

    I couldn't help but keep reading this book. As we move through the layers of the narrator's life and perceptions of Ana, and then the lives of Ana and Ciprian, I was struck not just by the compelling and often funny language, but also by the way Rosengaard sweeps us through time and pl...

    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. "The Invention of Ana" was surprisingly complex and thought-provoking, with a number of twists that enhanced the already intriguing premise. While the end of the novel was reminiscent of tho...

    I don't know what to say about this book. The prose is lyrical, the story is difficult to follow, and I was never sure whether the characters were real or a figment of my imagination -- especially Ana. That being said, however, it is definitely a story about what is real and what is no...

    THE INVENTION OF ANA tells the fictional story of Ana Ivan, a Romanian artist/mathematician, with a most convoluted past. A Danish intern living in New York City is so mesmerized by her stories that he becomes obsessed in capturing them on paper while letting his personal/professional ...

    Ana is one of those persons who after reading about them become part of your inner world. Simply cannot go back to the world you didn?t know her yet. Amazing feat if an author achieves that. Enjoyed this book very much. ...