The performance was adorable, the story was cute as all get out and I remembered why I liked it. It helps me to be happy about the small things and to be thankful for the loves and life I have.
I have listened to this book over 3 times and always find it to be a nice ride. The length of the tail gives this fiction the scope of decades in which one follows 4 children from prepubescence through middle age (which is practically elderly back then). The book seems intended to be historically educational while commencing to tickle that part of one that tunes into Real House Wives.
I have become a fan of Riverside over the years and found this book in the true spirit of the Kushner/Sherman world. A little period, a little erotic, a little intrigue, a lot of the history of that paaartiiicilarrrr time (Swords Point Joke, Sorry). A person who likes Riverside and its surrounding world may like a wider lens of that world. If eroticism or homoeroticism are not your thing, there will opportunities for disappointment in this book for you. Though not very explicit, ubiquitous in this novel. Enjoy!
The story is a real classic, the dramatic cast makes the story pop and it all adds up to step back in time and an introduction to a culture that has made an indelible mark on American society in a very wholistic way. This book gives the first true explanation and purpose of extreme conservatism I, personally, could ever understand, appreciate and respect, though I may not altogether agree.
Take the trip, keep an open mind and enjoy.
The narrator was on point. The tale met my expectations as an Ishiguro classic. A world of good old fashioned ogres, dragons, pixies and the like. A world filled with chivalry and hostility. Wonderfully setting off the characters. I feel like was the haunting ending. Very much recommended. A world I will be happy to return to many times.
This exceeded my expectations. I have found myself living in the past as our protagonist had and found many ways and reasons to regret. This is a great lesson in that universal condition.
Please be advised that this book is chalk full off curse words and explicit sex, but worth the listen.I don't have expectations of books, but this one was very entertaining and thoughtfully done.
I loved how negative Lucy made all the trite "positive" affirmations that we throw around, while assuming it is still positive and not bullying.
Generally well cobbled and, in its way, a thinker.
Though this was a comic book first, then a screen play, then a book, it was not even a little flat.
It was very thoughtfully done, raising many issues of the day and the eternal social issues we need to watch out for. Just shows that comic books CAN really be literature.
I was so harsh on the book because everyone was so self-absorbed, fear rife and entitled I found it hard to believe they were real.
I finished listening to it, but it was mighty slow going slogging through so much self pity.
Zoë is only mildly complicated. The rest of the characters are card board. I did appreciate seeing bits of my own adolescence in her life. One of color rarely gets to really relate to a mainstream character. It was nice, but the author seems not to have a good grip on literary devises, because she used none or used them with no direction.
It had so much promise! It just did not deliver. I was able to finish it, so that's something...
Great thesis formatted book. Well thought out and researched. I have made new considerations in my own thinking because of this book.
I especially appreciate the author pointing out our legal and socially inconsistent rules for the adolescent age group.
I liked it.
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