This book describes a family in mourning around the patriarch's death, so the tone isn't exactly uplifting. Nevertheless, it tells an honest story of this family as they spend 7 days together and work through some of their past. Even though it has a dark tone, it is still very well written & clever. I found myself laughing at some of the sharper points of how true the story was in relation to the issues that affect all families. It was a nice well told journey that kept me interested all the way through.
I would start over.
Probably not. While the idea was good, it didn't deliver. Maybe it was the performance, or maybe it would be funnier if I was more acquainted with the jewish culture. I just didn't get the humor and will not watch the movie.
No, not really.
It is a movie and no, I won't go.
Unfortunately I saw and enjoyed the movie first. The book didn't meet my expectations. I think the narrators timing was off and he could have created a more comedic flair.
Not a fan on books, or in real life, when family members are just mean to each other. I think I would change the book so that the formerly unloving family members come together after bonding over the deaf of one of their own.
No I haven't so I have nothing to compare it.
Yes, the narration was fine and easy to follow.
Definitely not. There was a clear ending to the story, no need for follow up.
Would not recommend.
Yes I would recommend this book.
The most memorable moment of this book was when the brothers all had their moment at realizing the never stopped loving each other and that they were always brothers and even though they had individual anger, it wasn't like the anger was directed at the right person or for the right reason.
I will always say that the emotion in the readers voice is the experience that I like. I have to admit when I read a book on my own I have to read the chapters twice the first time throught to just read it and then another time to try and put emotion to it.
I would actually take the mother out to dinner, she is the one who I feel I could have a good conversation with, she has raised her kids and they all have different personalities and came out different, she had been through 40 years of marriage, experienced life and experienced the loss of a loved one. She has been through so much that I have not been through and would love to sit and talk to her about.
I have not seen the movie for this book yet, but now I am ready to see it, this book made me laugh, made me feel sad and sorry for some characters, cheer for the characters at times, and relate to them. I am ready to see how they made this book come to life on the big screen.
Hysterical! I seriously horse laughed at certain parts of this book! It's real life humor and situations that I loved so much that I immediately bought his book How to Talk to a Widower. Btw, the movie was not near as good as the book.
I picked this book up in an Audible BOGO event and I absolutely loved it!
The recap goes as such; 4 siblings come together to sit Shiva for 7 days. They aren't quite sure how to deal in such close proximity for that long and of course some family drama ensues.
There were several parts of the book that I found myself literally laughing out loud! There were some very descriptive scenes and some vulgarity, but it didn't bother me. Highly recommended!!