A masterful work of American literature, this Midwestern novel floored me. I was deeply moved by the perspective of Reverend John Ames, and driven to seek more honesty and authenticity in my own life because of his example. And faith. He has a beautiful faith
I enjoy listenint to audiobooks most of the time
yes, I already have been listening or going back to bookmarks.
I am not sure but I would say that it makes me think. I have thught about why I like itl I loved "Our Town" vy Thorton Wilder and it is sort of about "our tw]own. I just finished "Team of Rivals" and thereefinitely a a contemporary history. I looked up The Dred Scot Decision and the Missouri Compromise, Bleeding Kansas and John Brown to review exactly what they were about. incidently Dred Scott is buried in St Louis MO if yu are interested.
I am not done with it yet. Right now I really aant to know what was the problem at the Bowden's. (sp). I cannot see to read so I am relying only on the audi. I learned how to bookmark so that I can go back and listen.
The quote I really like right now is "I think that our punishment after we die is to look back at how we liked at ourselves or something to that effect.
I am 76 as well so I can relate to the things he says about getting old
Not yet. but maybe it will
I am loving it and I am looking forward to reading the s sequels. I have already recommended.
I got the book because I am taking a class in October called liter Lions and this author is one of the Literary Lions that we are delving into.
I loved the metaphors and I wondered How anyone can write so well. I t a wonderful book to listen. to.
I think it will be a classic\
Please excur my spelling. I can't seeit to check right now and know not to end a sentence with a preposition.
I like a book that has an ending. One that lets me know what happens to the characters That I have spent the entirety of the book acquainting myself with. This one left me wondering. Not my style without happy ending. Good twist though.
I had a hard time getting invested in this book but am so glad I hung in there. The story of a conscientious minister in his late 70s with a heart condition writing down thoughts for his young son to read later. His search for insight, meaning and the resolution of a painful relationship are very touching.
I love theology. I love spiritual autobiography. I love memoirs. I didn't like this book. I don't understand why so many people do. Perhaps it was the terribly old fashioned delivery of the narrator? I can't figure it out....... In all fairness, I did finish the audiobook, expecting some good twist of insight, but none came. So disappointing......