I am retire, love to read
El libro esta bien escrito. Sus caracteres con exception del hijo de Charlene, son las clases de personas que menos me gustan. Nunca entiendo la gente gorda, desaciadas, como la de Arthur. Tampoco entiendo la gente borracha y desordenada como Charlene.
Nunca entiendo las personas que encuentran a Jesus para darle una importancia o significado a sus vidas.
El hijo de Charlene
El final del libro para fue el mas sorprendente.
Love the reader, it sounded as if the characters were speaking to you on alone. Arthur is a very memorable character. I liked the ending as it is like life sometimes there aren't real endings but just a continuum. Quite poignant.
This book went in a different direction than I expected, but I still really enjoyed it. I though the narration was excellent, and the characters were captivating. I found this book sad at times, but still uplifting, and when it ended, I felt very satisfied.
I wish I knew the answer to this - I'd read it right away!
The family you choose: Love stories
I can't stop thinking about this book. On the surface, it's not that deep, but it's actually pretty profound. If you're not close to or estranged from your family of origin and have found "family" among friends, you'll see yourself in here somewhere. If you've ever turned to food, alcohol, sports, solitude or more to fill the empty spaces, you'll relate to at least one of these characters. It's just so poignant and so touching, I didn't want it to end. I couldn't put it down. I can't recommend this enough.
I was really hooked by Kel Keller's storyline. I wanted to know more and more as I struggled with him. But Arthur's arc had the polar opposite effect on me, found it to be slow and with not much to add to the story.
I was really confused when the book ended, Kel's story was getting very interesting, Arthur's arc was starting to make sense and then it just ended. Seems like I'm missing the other half of the book.
I wanted to see this develop further, for sure.
The novel is nothing more than a slow, painful, sloth-like journey through two miserable lives... I kept hoping to care, to be drawn in, for the tide to change. It never changed. While I enjoyed aspects of the readers voice I felt it also added t to the overall glumness of the novel.
I like books that are not typical; books that are different but though this book fits that criteria, it was not worth the money or time. The performance was perfect but the story sunk the ship. I nearly gave it up halfway through but then came the twist that kept me going: The twist that turned out to be just a slight of hand and made me regret finishing. If you decide to give this book a chance and it doesn't have you halfway through, give it up as it is not redeemed upon further reading.