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A sweet, heartbreaking, inspiring, and yes funny, slice of life is recorded in the emails of Jim Beaver's Life's That Way: A Memoir. Early in the book, I realized that my preconceptions of the title and the subject were in error. Life's That Way isn't the passive equivalent of "life is like that" and there is nothing we can do. Life's That Way is pointing in a direction and making a conscious decision to not give up, to be anything but passive, and to run or walk and sometimes crawl toward Life again. For anyone that has experienced an intimate loss, which is most of us, this will be an emotional reading. But the reward is Jim's honesty and bravery in reporting his feelings, feelings that sometimes as survivors we don't even want to admit having, but ultimately connect us through being human. The book is a lovely tribute to the tenacity of spirit of Cecily, Jim, and their daughter Madeline Rose.
I loved loved loved this book!!! When I first saw it at the book store I wasn't sure that i wanted to read it, but then I saw the preview for the movie and I decided that i wanted to read the book before the movie came out. It was sooo good that I finished it within 3 days. The story is about a girl named skeeter who just graduated from Mississippi and moves home and wants to become a writer. An editor at a publishing company tells her that she should write about stuff that bothers her and she decides to write about the way that blacks maids are treated in the south. The story is told from 3 points of a view, skeeters and minny's (a black maid) and abileen's (another maid). I don't want to get into too much detail because I hate when I already know the ending to a book before I even begin reading it. But I think this is a great read for anyone.
A coming-of-age buddy story set during World War II. Part fact, part fiction, the story is fast-moving and engrossing. At times it's darkly humorous, other times just dark, but it's always interesting. I wouldn't call it the best-written thing I've ever read, but it certainly kept me entertained -- and isn't that the main reason we read in the first place?
Friends have suffered with me as I've whined about every Pulitzer winner I've read that was a book of stories. Well, struggled through. I don't say "short stories" because, to me, a short story is 10 p. or less. With each of the others, I had to push myself to finish each story, setting minimum page limits to read each day and rarely meeting that minimum. Thank heaven for library policies allowing multiple renewals. But I digress. Good Scent from a Strange Mountain was the opposite. I enjoyed every story. I loved the wide variety of voices and subject matters. Most of all I loved the story-telling. I came to care quickly about each of the characters, feeling that they may well be my neighbors. Each story felt complete in itself without leaving the uncomfortable feeling of "now what?". It is as if you, the reader, are handed an interesting photograph and the author says "let me tell you what led up to this picture". And then with deft skill, he guides you there, through the ups and downs and sideways slips. You always know how the story will end because of the photograph. Still, when he finishes the tale, you now understand the poignancy of pathway that led to the photograph. Excellent, excellent book. Especially for a book of stories. Butler is a masterful story-teller of the old school -- real life, not New Yorker snobbery.
You ever finish a book and say to yourself 'huh, maybe i missed something.' Because really, at the risk of offending those that really really like this book, I simply don't get it. The novel doesn't confuse me, just the praise it has received. Because I enjoyed the first 1/3 and then it just seemed too meandering, too unfocused, too ephemeral in all the wrong ways. The writing isn't lacking, and-again, perhaps I am wrong-there is a host of interesting characters, but for those compliments the thing is....this books doesn't really go anywhere. There I said it. Nice dialogue-Hannah excels at writing some great vernacular-strewn dialogue-and this has an interesting setting, too. But.not.much.happens. At all. And I can forgive that. I loved the Orchard Keeper by McCarthy that often received the same complaint. But, Mr. Hannah, you are no Cormac McCarthy. (But in your defense, I don't perceive that you think you are anyway.)
I loved this book, when you read a book that transitions from 1 point in time to another point in time in a person’s life sometime it can get a little confusing. This writer does it so well you feel like you never skipped a beat. I also feel very sad at the end of must biooks but this book ended so well you just could not help but smile. I could not put this one down ...
Fascinating, but very frustrating. You'll look at your possessions, trash, and attempts at minimizing the above, very differently afterward. Also, I was worried re: whether I could take a 300-page book on this topic, but Royte was refreshing in her humor, honesty, and willingness to speak frankly of what she found.
Достойная книга серии: взрослеет Гарри - взрослеет и сюжет, и стиль изложения, и глубина событий. Появляется политика в магическом мире, усложняются взаимоотношения героев, идет насыщение повествования по всем направлениям.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Olesya Litvyakova được coi là lý tưởng để đọc trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Trực tuyến Người đọc" mạnh mẽ đề nghị xem chúng.