The mother daughter relationship was so touching.
The mother. She helps one see the complexity of people... you can't judge a book by it's cover. This goes for our own parents and grandparents too.
Why did the main character have to talk like a 15 year old girl? Nothing sexy about child abuse.
probably, I'm no prude. This was just childish and belittling. I am amazed so many women find this enticing.
This was enlightening and engaging. I have already recommended it to several friends. She made what could have been very clinical research fascinating to hear about.
Yes I would recommend this book. I used to be a big fan of the One Last Wish books when I was a teenager after the loss of my mother. It may be sad, but it helped me feel connected. This is a similar type book, but better written. It's touching and funny with a linguistically above average female protagonist straight out of the likes of Juno.
As a mother myself, the grenade speech was heartwrenching.
No, it was a one timer for me.
I gave it 4stars overall because some of the nursing home scenes get tedious, but a good listen overall.
Yes, it was a simple and entertaining listen.
I was surprised that it was such a short listen. I had seen the movie first. The book and movie are very much in keeping with each other...minus a bit at the end. The movie is really the book plus effects.... great effects.
Not possible. The summary made this sound very Dead Poet Society-like, but it was way off. Listening to a self-absorbed old man continue to obsess about bad sexual encounters or the wish for even bad sexual encounters loooonnnng after the fact does not an interesting story make.
Well that would give away the terrible ending.
There was little difference between voices of characters and it all read a little like the adult voices in Charlie Brown. I found myself getting lost, missing chunks of the mystery, and then not really caring. I had to explain the ending to my highly literate boyfriend at the end of our road trip. He had missed a few steps too.
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