Beacon, NY, USA | Member Since 2009
I will immediately look for other books by this author and reader. At times depressing, a little too close to reality for comfort at moments, but so funny at times that I couldn't listen to it while my husband was sleeping next to me because I shook with belly laughs. Nails the absurdity of raising a teenager. I'd recommend it to people who've had long marriages and any young person wonderful enough to care about their parents' point of view if any exist.
The stark and flinching story of thee women in crisis. One in the grip of alcoholism, suffering the grief and numbness of betrayal and abandonment, living in her lonely imagination. The second, the object of her fantasy, suddenly vanishing, offers a frank and frightening look at the path of adolescent loss and youthful bad choices. The third woman offers a chilling peek into the egotistical rationale of 'the other woman."
Really gets into the heads of people behaving badly.
Love Rutherford's method of taking his readers back in time. Much earlier history than most historical fiction, fascinating facts I'd never heard before about history I thought I'd known.
Wonderful descriptive narrative, a look into the soul of a man leaving his son and family and justifying it. I didn't finish it yet, but I will, I can recognize good literature, which this is, but right now, I just can't stomach it's subject.
I was facinated by the similarities in the financial and economical accounts in this book to our economy's struggles here in the US. This author made these usually somnambulistic topics not only understandable, but interesting to this mere financial mortal. There are some great lines in this book, a lot really, of the caliber of iconic quotes such as, "Never tell anyone outside the family what you're thinking!" (The Godfather). I thought it was THAT good. The narration was perfection. Plus, it was a great murder mystery. The best book I've read in a while, up there with Attonement and Pillar's of the Earth. I'll be on the lookout for the next book by this author. Just Excellent. Thanks.
I thought, whew, 40 hours, but I really enjoyed it. One of those books that keeps you up late.
I liked the way the story moved. My only complaint was the repeaded rapes and the details of step by step sex, which, I personally find boring by most writers, I did >> a couple of times. I'm downloading the sequel now, so that tells the real tale. If you like family and political sagas, you won't be disappointed.
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