This was a heartbreaking and poignant story of a man who is grieving the numerous losses of his former lover. The story offers us an inside perch into his sorrows, his struggles and his attempts to reconcile and understand the roles that God plays in our lives. How fascinating that we all walk this Earth together and yet we all follow such dissimilar paths towards happiness and peace as we attempt to create what can only be for each of us, an existence of personal meaning and salvation... I won't forget the grief and the lessons endured through this story as I travel the path of my own life!
Oh my god I fell in love with the narration, Colin Firth does an amazing job, just stunning.
The writing is typical of that of the British school, stylish and vivid.
I found the story interesting, but nothing more than that.
It definitely worths a hearing !
The thing that made this book so compelling to me is that all the characters are grotesque, except for Sarah who is a saint, and they come to believe in a God they don't want to believe in or even acknowledge. This is what makes the book so real - and Christian. This more I read GG the more he sounds like Flannery O'Conner.
The beginning of the book was very entertaining, I started to like the main male character who seems to be deeply in love with Sarah the main female (or is he). It was getting good and interested but then we star to read Sarah's journal and oh well it all turns in to this terrible thing where the 2 main characters just like to torture themselves. It was quite obvious to be that they wanted to be atheist but clearly where not, as they spend the rest of the book loving/hating God. And then being completely selfish and nonsensical. But I may say I believe that was the point of the book to bring God in to the story and compel the reader to acknowledge the Devine presence that it played on the characters life's.
At the end I had stopped liking the main two characters and the story seem a too sour.
brilliant, moving, tragic
Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Each brings out emotions for lost loves and lives and are brilliantlyconstructed
no.but i will now look for them