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Rain Man

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,360 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
Charlie Babbitt thinks he will get a lot of money when his father dies. However the money goes to someone he doesn't know - a man who lives in hospital and is the brother Charlie never knew he had. The two meet and so starts a surprising new life for both of them. A deeply emotional story and also a major film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.
Paperback, 234 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Penguin UK (first published 1989)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Rain man : a novel, Leonore Fleischer
عنوان: رین من؛ لئونور فلیشر؛ مترجم: قاسم کبیری؛ تهران، ققنوس، 1369، در 313 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
عنوان: رین من؛ لئونور فلیشر؛ مترجم: سمیه عاشوری؛ تهران، رابعه، 1383، در 60 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م

یک دلال اتومبیلهای گران قیمت در لس آنجلس و فردی خودخواه به نام چارلی بابیت پس از مرگ پدرش، پی میبرد که پدر تقریباً تمامی دارایی چندین میلیون دلاری اش را برای برادر چارلی، رایموند، به ارث گذاشته و تنها مقدار ناچیزی را به
Soheil Noori
Aug 18, 2015 Soheil Noori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, touching, sweet. Read this one when I was 15. I might read it again if I had a chance.
Robert C.
Nov 17, 2012 Robert C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I were to make a list of my top ten books, this little gem would surely be up there. For someone that love hard science fiction, this sure is a departure but I guess when i look closer into my likes and loves, it's the human stories that make the grade for me. Specifically, when someone who you would not see as having all the advantages in life, does something extraordinary, that's the story I love. I guess this stems from the perception I picked up somewhere along the way of myself as an und ...more
Jovita Fernando
Mar 25, 2016 Jovita Fernando rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I... One word... Book... Can't...

I can't describe this book in a single word. To say the very least and possibly closest, this book was beautiful.

I don't feel like breaking this book down and analyzing each scene in my review because this book is a simple 40 paged book that is skillfully sewn with such subtle but strong emotions holding it at its seams.

It's a masterpiece which had an ending that left me speechless with my heart feeling forgotten warmth yet cold at the sudden loss of words.

Rina Sakurai
Nov 28, 2012 Rina Sakurai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Discussion Question
-Can you imagine a life with someone you dont know?
-NO!If possible, I dont want to do it. It is such a life with step brothers/sisters who ones parents take when they get married again. However, I may be able to start a new life if it is forced. I may have a good relationship with him/her.

Favorite Scene
-"Charlie cut the pizza into tiny squares for him, and put each square on a toothpick."
The way to cut is very differe
Jun 10, 2015 ✧Riho✧ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.6/6 50min 6/7 30min,death,father,inferitance,autistic,trip,memorry
4.Charlie Babbitt and Raymond Babbitt are the book’s main characters. Charlie was a car dealer, but the company was in financial
difficulties.Then, he heard the news of his father’s death. So, he returned to his birthplace to get an inheritance. When he returned to his birthplace, he knew the inheritance will be given his brother who was living in a home. His brother’s name is Raymond who was autistic. Charlie lu
May 11, 2014 Gebanuzo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El hombre de la lluvia es un libro que fue escrito a partir del guión de la película con el mismo nombre, debo confesar que no he visto el filme pero la novela me ha resultado agradable en general. La historia se desarrolla a través de personajes que además de conocerse a si mismos, lograrán comprender que ambos pueden obtener enseñanzas significativas de cada uno, además se trata la temática del autismo, y es encantador el personaje con esta condición y por último se corrompe con el ego de uno ...more
Aug 13, 2008 Saman added it
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در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده است؛ میتوانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید
Jul 09, 2014 Perfect rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading this I'm pretty sure the movie is breath-taking!
Christy Thomas
Mar 26, 2014 Christy Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And I cried...! =D
Dec 04, 2015 tarek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
القصة هي مقتبسة من قصة حقيقية وتم تحويلها إلى فيلم سينيمائي من انتاج 1988 الذي اخذ جائزة اوسكار... القصة هي عن اخوين, الكبير مصاب بالتوحد والصغير صاحب تجارة, تبدأ قصة لقاءهما عندما يتوفى الوالد ويترك ميراث كبير وهنا اكتشف الاخ الاصغر ان له شريك في الميراث ....
ما اعجبني في القصة هي نشر نظرة اخرى عن مرض التوحد, اذ انهم يمتازون ببعض الصفات الخارقة كسرعة الحساب ورسم بطريقة عجيبة, كذلك الحفظ الفذ للامور...
قرأت الرواية باللغة العربية ما زاده جمالا بالنسبة لي :)
Bára Jelínková
Jun 01, 2014 Bára Jelínková rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viděla jsem už film i divadelní inscenaci, tak jsem se rozhodla sáhnout i po knize. Kniha je napsaná podle filmového scénáře, takže pochopitelně už nic nového nepřináší... příběh autisty Raymonda je ale tak silný a dojemný, že mi to vůbec nevadilo a zhltla jsem ho za jedno odpoledne. Nutno říci, že autistické rysy jsou zde popsány tak věrně, že bych si to snad mohla připsat i do seznamu studijních materiálů :)
Wakako Natsume

6/27 6 min.
6/28 2 min.
The Ironing man
7/2 9 min.
7/3 64 min.
Total: 81 min.

3. money, will, friend, brother, autistic, car, stay

4. If you write a will, what do you write? -- I write appreciation. I think I don't mention about money.

5. I wanted to see more process of getting closer between Charlie and Raymond. However it was good story. When Charlie's rich father died, he couldn't get his father's money at all. If I were Charlie, I was really shock
Sep 22, 2009 Dilen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to understand what is autism, read "Rain Man", and if you wanna know to take care of your baby with care and affection, then you are even further encouraged to read, though it might not tell you directly. It doesn't fully describe the life of Raymon(spelling incorrect)who is autistic but the relationship of two sibling that at first was ruthless and then begins to develop. Charlie is the man character who is neither a good son nor a good brother in the beginning. But he gradually cha ...more
Ryota Kato
1 level 3 / Leonore Fleischer
25/23=50min, 5/24=40min
3 money, will, friend, brother, autistic, car, stay
4If you are told that you have a brother, what would you think?
I must be confused if I hear that.
5This book taghut me brother's friendship. I have a young sister,s so I envy their friendship.
Hideyuki Takahashi
penguin reader level 3
chapter 1 to the end
11/6=30min 11/11=47min
funeral - letter - money - brother -autistic -casino - back
What is your favorite 80's movie ? (Because Rain man was the most successful film of 1988)
I cannot choose the best one because there are a lot of good movies such as Star wars , Rocky 2, and Kiki's Delivery Service.
I like this novel because this is good human dream. The main character thought only money at first , however, after being with brother, he changed. Finally, th
Lauren Bradshaw
Dec 11, 2014 Lauren Bradshaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic. Touching. Sweet. The reader really gets to appreciate the inner workings of the characters mind, the daily struggle they have and the difficulties of carers, family members and partners.
Lotfollah Alipour
This novel is a prominent work that translated to many of languages including Persian (that I read the Persian edition) and also a film was made based on the novel.
Jun 18, 2016 Natasha rated it really liked it
Uncomfortable reading at times due to the language used to describe Raymond. However this gives the reader a clear view of Charlie's character, selfish and ignorant. Very touching at times as the relationship between the two brothers blossoms. Raymond can't give Charlie what he wants from a "normal" brother relationship, however what he does give him is happy memories from his childhood that he had forgotten. He actually gets a greater understanding of his father through Raymond's memories. Char ...more
Apr 15, 2016 Divia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple and bittersweet.
I see the significance placed on the need for Raymond to be in an institution.
Nov 27, 2014 Camille rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well...I read it for English, so...I don't know, I watched the movie and loved it but this is just too short.
May 03, 2016 Mazen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اول رواية قرأتها في حياتي.
Nyie Rombeng
jangan meremehkan apapun kondisi mental setiap orang yg kita kenal,apalagi itu saudara kandung sendiri.justru orang dgn keterbelakangan mental seperti itu bisa menjadi inspirasi dalam pencapaian mimpi2 kita.
tapi, masalahnya:dengan melihat kondisi jaman sekarang yang lebih mementingkan keduniawian secara individual(untuk diri sendiri),bisakah novel ini mengingatkan mereka arti persaudaraan,kebersamaan,dan simpati empati kepada orang yang serba kekurangan/kurang beruntung???
Atsushi Yamamoto
May 08, 2013 Atsushi Yamamoto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graded-readers
1. Leonore Fleischer, Penguin Readers, Level 3
2. 3 hours
3. 1. father 2. property 3. brother 4. autism 5. strange 6. funny 7. adventure
4. What do you think about autistic people?
I know it is a disorder, but I think it is their individualities.
5. I have watched the movie version, so I could imagine the situation easily. Some people discriminate against autistic people, but I thought it was wrong through this book. I think it should be seen as their individualities.
Nov 12, 2013 Daiki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Penguin, Level 3
It took 90 minutes.
- brother, Dr, money, toothpicks, remenber, car, drive

Q and A - If you are told that you have a brother, what would you think?
- Maybe, I will be confused.

- Charlie's father was dead, then he knew that I have a brother. Surprisingly, All of money went to his brother, Raymond.
This story told me that how wonderful of frindship between brother.
Erika Ando
Oct 23, 2013 Erika Ando rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1, RAIN MAN; PENGUIN; level 3
2, 98 minutes
3, father die brother will money relationship doctor
4, Did you have secret friends?
No, I didn't. I didn't understand that mean so much, but maybe I didn't have them.
5, At first, I didn't like charlie, but at last, I like him. He changed.
Kira Baker
Feb 14, 2014 Kira Baker rated it liked it
More like 3.5, helped to be able to imagine the film characters as the story progressed.
Gian Ramos
Sep 06, 2012 Gian Ramos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely, a 5 star rating for this book. Why? This book made me cry!
Although Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman played their roles well the book is still WAY better than the movie.

Read the book first before you watch the movie. ;)
Jan 03, 2014 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
41 pages and it still managed to make me cry.
Apr 08, 2011 Doreen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ich hatte beim Erscheinen dieses Buches den Film noch nicht gesehen. Die Geschichte hat mich fasziniert, wenngleich sich das Ganze nicht sonderlich gut liest. Damals erfuhr ich erstmalig was ein Autist ist.
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