Midland, MI, United States | Member Since 2010
I made it through half of the book but it was so bad I gave it up. The book dragged and never really said much. Very superficial and not something I would recommend to anyone looking for insight and meaning. I became a widow in my 40's and although not a writer, I could have written a book more interesting than this one.
More indepth writing about feelings and perhaps some real revalations.
Voice was irratating, perhaps because I was so dissapointed in the book.
Would not recommend.
I've never written a review of a book before although I've listened to hundreds of Audible books, but after listening to The Goldfinch I feel compelled to try. The story is of a young boy who encounters tragedy in his young life that follows and shapes his existence. At times it becomes rather dark and disturbing as life can be but ultimately it is a statement of the realities of life and his acceptance of what shapes all of us. I was transfixed and to a degree transformed by this thought provoking work of art!
Being in the same genertion as Rabbit I found his pessimistic look at the rest of his life disturbing yet amusing. I read Rabbit Run in my early 20's I think, and I don't remeber alot of details other than I loved the book. Skipped the others written by Updike and went directly to Rabbit at Rest. Rabbits self involved, narcistic view of himself and the world is realism at its best. Reading this book has me uploading all of his Rabbit books, Can't wait!
Janice, I hope to see what she evolves into.
The narration was just rigt.
Very thought provoking and entertaining at the same time. I stopped to think how I would do it the second time around.
Growing up in Western Michigan and not far from South Haven I found this book taking me back to my youth. I would recommend it to anyone who reads or listens to books for the the sheer joy they bring.
Ittmade me laugh, it made me cry. It was a great read.
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