reflective, writes in a believable manner, love that Rick read this one
Following his other books which were stories about his mother and his grandfather, this book is about his father and how he grew up and became the man that he was and he wasn't a good man all the time. It is reflective and cathartic as Rick tries to understand why his father did what he did, the drinking, the separations, the abuse. All of us can find something to honor in this book. Another prize from Rick Bragg.
I read this based on the knowledge that the author had written "The Hunger Games". It was a cute book but a little too adolescent for me. I'm 57 and would love for my grandkids to read this but that's about it.
it ranks very near to the top
There were so many "gasp" moments. The beating of Ben, the rape of Belle, the abuse suffered by many of the characters, white and black. don't want to name to many and be a spoiler!
I loved that Livinia was Irish, as was the reader.
Marshall, he truly was a tortured soul
Wonderfully read, a story I will never forget!
It ranks as #3
The ending, what a sweet, sweet ending.......
This was a great book, I'm glad I listened vs. reading. I do find Stephen King to be somewhat long winded in his writing. He has always stated he can't write love stories but I would beg to differ on this. He did a great job with Jake (George) and Sadie, they were very believable and the love that he wrote about cannot be described this well without having felt it yourself.
The only part that bothered me A SPOILER HERE......
was upon Jake's return to the future everything in the world was SO VERY different. I found most of the book believable except that part. I find it hard to believe that the death of ONE person could have that much of effect on the world in such a negative way.
Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven't read Stephen King in a long time but recently went back to audible and listened to Salem's Lot which led me to 11/22/63. It's worth the listen, both of them!
I read this book when it first was written and published, I guess around 1976-77. I can remember vividly being frightened out of my wits then and watching every window and hearing every creak and groan of the house. I thought, 40 years later, that it might not scare me as bad...........wrong. It was as terrifying this go around as the last. What makes it so terrifying? That the town and the characters are so normal, that this could happen anywhere. Every time I drive through a town which seems to have
Matt the school teacher
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