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Preview — Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie
Chilly Scenes of Winter
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Um romance que tem Charles no centro de uma narrativa emocionalmente complexa, revelando-se um jovem com 27 anos, perdidamente apaixonado por Laura, uma mulher casada que retorna para junto de Jim, o seu marido. Essa obsessão amorosa condiciona a sua vivência e transtorna o seu relacionamento existencial.
Beattie associa Charles a um conjunto de personagens estereotipadas, com comportam...more
When Ann Beattie writes about a man she writes it like a man. Most of her stories are nearly the opposite of a love story. The line from Charles goes something like this, "Why Would you chose someone who loves you less over someone who loves you more?"
You get submerged into charles charact...more
also, it was so good i thought the ending would be bad, but the ending was good. this is probably the best book i have ever read. i am not sure if i am exagerating, but I don't think I am.
The world revolves around Charles. It's a depressing world. It's so depressing it's hilarious. He lives his days coming home from his boring job and opening the mail: At home, he sorts through the day’s mail: a letter from the Human Soc...more
Charles picks up a pile of mail and opens first a small blue envelope addressed to him in unfamiliar handwriting. It is a small blue booklet: “Why you didn’t get a Christmas card from us.” He begins reading: “Did you wonder, in all the holiday hassle, why you didn’t get a Christmas card from Carolyn and Bud? The answer can be quickly given: Carolyn and Bud were having problems. But there’s more to the story than that. After all, each could have sent a card. But each was too preoccupied during t
In the process of moving from Illinois to Iowa over the past several days, I've been going through many a dilemma about keeping/donating/throwing things away. Finally, I have decided that if I'm going to keep *anything*, it has to be for a specific reason that I can state alo...more