the intimacy of authentic feelings, misgivings, steadfast love and the messiness of real relationships.
I imagined Jennifer Jason Leigh as the psychic sister.
Once I started hearing about the circus evolving, I immediately looked up who had the film rights. I was happy to see that it will most likely be made into a movie. Julie Taylor or Baz Luhrmann I would hope as the director. Magical realism at its best, but please someone give it some visuals. I loved the story simply put.
I enjoyed the experiece of forming an opinion of one of the characters, only to have that flip once I had more information. Each time you think you figure it out, another turn of surprise. What a fun story and a fun ride. didnt want it to end.
I had hopes to embrace the human condition and my capacity, but try as I might, I just couldn't bring myself to finish the book. I struggled with this because I work in the field of addictions and see tragedy often enough. But there is no hope other than a bleak existence. It was so depressing.
Loved how I never knew which way the author was going to take me as I began each new story. Shocking, sometimes disturbing, but always thoughtful and deep. Social consciousness peppered in to let us examine our choices and how they may end up as new social norms in the future. Very much appreciated, as many norms emerge without much thought as to the consequences.
Loved being inside the characters of so many different voices and life outlooks. Just really good reading with a perfect flow, never a lull and an ending that left you feeling good about life.
beautifully written and engrossing
Carmen, the "change the world" integrity she held throughout her life
I started a few books but lost interest and it was difficult to finish. this was not the case here. The author writes with a vivid prose and chooses unique analagies. At a few times it felt a little pretentious and too much, but then it moved into admiration and appreciation for her unique way of sharing a persons thoughts and visions of life as life unfolds in front of us. I hated that it ended. I could of listened to this author talk about 5 more people. Not even any paticuliar story, just the way she shares the way people see and experience life. It has stayed with me.
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