I decided to use my time being laid up to get smarter! In 18 months I've listened to over 200 books, mostly history, literature & biography.
I'm one of those crazy book readers who underline best parts in books and now transcribe words I would be proud to have written in my iPhone notes.
Here goes ....
Unlikely Pilgrimage's word beauty
🔅He was [walking] in the world by himself and nothing could get in the way or ask him to mow the lawn.
🔅Life was very different when you walked through it.
🔅Maybe you saw even more than the land when you got out of the car and used your feet.
🔅"Father!" he said the way he did suggesting the bond between them was a whim of irony rather than blood.
🔅He was one of those people who didn't require other people in order to have a conversation.
🔅He hoped they weren't one of those couples who said in public the dangerous things they could not voice at home.
🔅For years they had been in a place where language had no significance.
Small words were exchanged and they were safe. They hovered over the surface of what could never be said because that was unfathomable and would never be bridged.
🔅The superhuman effort it took sometimes to be normal and a part of things that appeared both easy and everyday. The loneliness of that.
🔅Grief - it's like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with, you forget it's there and you keep falling in. After a while, it's still there but you learn to walk round it.
🔅The moon shone high and cast a trembling copy of itself over the deep water.
Excellent written story about an ordinary life that was special. When I started listening to this book I didn't think the author would be able to keep my attention. This book exceeded my expectations.
It was an emotional walk as he rediscovered himself and his relationships but no need for all the F word .... I would have given it 5 stars if it would have left out the language.
This is a slow moving book. But at the middle and end it gets pretty good. It took me about 6-8 chapters to before I really want to pick it up and finish it. This would be a hard book the recommend mainly due the slow moving beginning.
I loved the premise of the story, but was disappointed in some of the unnecessary language--F word and a few sexually graphic lines. They were so unnecessary and the theme of the story was wonderful. I rarely choose modern literature for this very reason. It not only adds nothing to the story, it detracts from it.
it was a very beautiful book. i liked the author's writing. i cried. a very beautiful story about human life, how we should find our place in this world and mistakes that we do as we are walking through life
I enjoyed this book tremendously and loved "listening" to it! My first experience with Audible! I can sit outside, listen and enjoy nature! I have downloaded two more books! Can't wait!