Big Reader - Soon 50', and in the hospital a lot (then I need something 'light' to read)I also lost 2/3's of my Library, my quality books!!!
Because it's worth Reading.
I think it's healthy for everyone to take a peak in to a totally
honest mind from time to time.
The way she made him speak!
I'll never look att an Autistic child the same again.
She is a brilliant storyteller. I love her voice, and the way she reads,
pauses, breathes - everythig about her.
She gets out the drama, arguments, accidents and so forth, without
changing the volume of her voice.
To many read very low, so you set the volume, but then something happends,
and they start screaming and shouting - and you have to throw yourself over the volume-button. it's more like listening to a football/Soccer-game.
But, then you can't hear again, and have to turn it up.
So -- these are books you can only listen to alone, when no one is home, or in the
I love love love to read. Any chance I get I read.
I loved this book. Debra Messing did a FANTASTIC job as narrator. As a mother of a 14 year old with autism, I related with the character and so there were many many tears but also laughter. Thank you so much Ms. Genova.
Say something about yourself!
After reading (listening via Audible) Still Alice, I did not expect to enjoy a second book by the same author as much as I did this one. If a book can invoke tears while listening to it, I consider it a great read. This one did, and more. I loved it and highly recommend it.
Lisa Genova has demonstrated her ability to share the challenges of people with diseases and the impact on their families in a fictionalized format in this book and the others she has written such as Still Alice. I personally liked that one slightly better than Love Anthony, I thought the amount of time devoted to Anthony expressing himself a little more than necessary to understand his autism but in general the book does an excellent job of portraying the life of an afflicted child. I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.
I appreciated the review of autism at the end of the book. However the sprectium of autism is very wide . There are children who will always need assistance well into their adulthood. There are others who function well in communities, employment and social settings with minor assistance. it would have been great to acknowledge this.
This was my first book with Debra. The pace of the reading was way to fast. I was often distracted from the story because I was pleading with Debra to please slow down the pace of the reading.
The characters seem genuine, the story is compelling and well paced, and the writing is wonderful. Lisa Genova seems to understand the pain of unfulfilled expectations. Her writing draws the reader into the inner world of her characters in a way that works well.. Debra Messing's narration is worthy of the quality of the writing. Good book, even better audiobook.
I had heard about this book called Love Anthony from many of my colleagues. I am a Child and Youth Worker who works with Adults with Autism as well as a developmental disability. All of them said you have GOT to read this book.
They were all 100% right! I loved this book, every page of it!
My most memorable moment was when Anthony was frustrated when there were only two French Toast sticks instead of 3. When he explained why only 2 French toast sticks were not going to work is when I truly began to understand.
Debra Messing's performance was outstanding.
Lisa, I also read Still Alice and can't wait to see the movie when it finally comes to DVD and I will be thrilled if Love Anthony makes it to the big screen.
The language, the people, the emotions, the story, the causes and the setting were all exquisitely pieced together. Foreign in so many aspects, yet familiar. So very memorable.
This is a story about a boy with autism. Once you have read it, you have read about one autistic boy.
It is so much more than a book about autism. It is a book about a boy. A book about a mother. A book about a wife. A book about a woman. A book about marriage. A book about adultery. A book about family. A book about friendship. A book about a photographer. A book about an author. A book about communication. A book about the meaning of life.
Debra Messing did a great job of narrating. She was easy to listen to and spoke at a good pace.