Stories which were stylistically told (or odd): Kangaroo Communique, The Green Monster, TV People Stories closest to reality: Lederhosen, Family AffairStories which were stylistically told (or odd): Kangaroo Communique, The Green Monster, TV People Stories closest to reality: Lederhosen, Family Affair, The Silence, Sleep, A Slow Boat to China Stories I liked: Barn Burning, The Fall of the Roman Empire (...), The Dancing Dwarf, The Last Lawn of the Afternoon, The Silence, Elephant Vanishes, On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl (...), The Second Bakery Attack Funniest: The Second Bakery Attack Favorites: The Dancing Dwarf, Barn Burning
Sometimes I wonder what it is going to take for me to leave Murakami and his other works alone. Reading this collection made me rethink that notion and for a few days I actually thought this was going to be it. I had lost interest in finishing the book and I have been struggling to reach its final pages. "TV People" did this to me. Do not ask me why. I've no idea.
The final four stories were gems, though. After closing the book last night I suddenly compared reading a Murakami to eating chocolate. As for the reason why, it is for me to keep....more
Fitzgerald, who was fond of writing based on his acquaintances and personal experiences, wrote these three novellas about the rich.
This compilation teFitzgerald, who was fond of writing based on his acquaintances and personal experiences, wrote these three novellas about the rich.
This compilation tells of the lives of men who: were in-love with women of class and beauty, were stuck in the past, and simply cannot move on.
Written during an era when men truly treasured, respected and admired women, The Rich Boy has shed light and has brought hope to a dark personal belief that a man who loves like Anson, Michael or Andy might already be, during the present time, non-existent....more
This is just perfect. Picked it up the other night when I was told to go to bed early because I kept on sneezing. IUnder the sheets, December 27 2012.
This is just perfect. Picked it up the other night when I was told to go to bed early because I kept on sneezing. I did go to bed early. Like 2 a.m. early. And I'm glad I did.
I am a huge John Green fan. And while I believe he does really good work, sad to say, his story didn't stick at all. I have this theory - he didn't have a choice but to write the middle part. His main character, Tobin, emphasized on "happy middle" a lot. That happy middle speech was awesome. But it didn't sound like he was having a good time. This is me reminding you, this is my theory. His characters were smart, as was pointed out by Myracle's protagonist, Addie. But it seemed pretentious, and trying hard. It did alright as the middle story, though. Laying the groundwork for a wonderful finale.
If anyone out there is still looking for a book to read this break, I would suggest you grab a copy of this book. A very funny, entertaining and heartwarming read.
I am glad to have read the works of Myracle and Johnson. Especially Johnson. I was laughing the entire time. It is perfectly clear why the authors have joined forces. Besides being three of the best YA authors today, they all know how warm you up this season with their flobie villages, hash browns and teacup pigs....more