Didion's memories of her daughter through the years-- different, specific moments-- and the way she linked them together, really made this a heartbreaking read. I love Didion anyway; having been introduced to her in grad school, I have greedily sucked in just about everything she's written, I put this on my Wish List as soon as I saw that it was due to be published. There isn't a single moment that sticks out to me. This is just a beautiful memorial to Quintana Roo.
The memory of what Quintana wore for her wedding was a great one. I like how she returned to it several times.
I had to keep myself from crying, mostly. I knew how it was going to end. . . I wonder how long it took Didion to write this.
If you haven't read The Year of Magical Thinking yet, I recommend that one before this. And if you've never read anything else by Didion, do that, too. You won't be sorry. Her way with words will leave you breathless.
I would recommend it to someone familiar with the series.
I enjoy "meeting" new characters and the different threads that come together.
At first, I wasn't crazy about her, but compared to narrators of other R&I stories, she was pretty good. I liked her stark variance in the Asian characters versus the very Bostonian characters.
No, I listened for a couple of hours at a time and "put it down" for a while and came back to it. I drive about 2 hours a day, and I would listen for a day and a half, then listen to music, then come back to it. Mainly so I don't get "road hypnotized."
I haven't read it myself, so I can't really answer that.
Biff. He was just so irreverent.
I enjoyed the difference between Biff and Josh, but I don't know if I had a favorite.
At first, I thought Fisher Stevens was a little goofy, and while he isn't the BEST narrator ever, I did enjoy him, and his pacing and timbre worked very well with this story.
Suspenseful. London. Narration.
I don't really know. I really enjoy British stories and authors, but I don't think I've ever read anything I would compare this to.
No, but I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEE her.
I have read this book, but listening to Bianca Amato and her voice of many colors, I enjoyed it even more than reading to myself. Wow. She is amazing.
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