This is not the movie, it's a 15 min long audio. So if you want to read this with the idea that this is the book version of the movie, you'll be disa
This is not the movie, it's a 15 min long audio. So if you want to read this with the idea that this is the book version of the movie, you'll be disappointed. This is, however, the concept behind the movie. Walter is, as we can see in the movie, a simple guy who lives most of his time in a privet world inside his head. His wife thinks he has some problems and he don't speak his mind to no one. To the world, Walter is just a crazy middle age man who speaks to himself and have serious problems with the reality. But he is like an iceberg, when he stares he is deep in his mind. That makes one wonders what may pass on the minds of people around, what worlds can be hidden inside theses million people that we see everyday. Walter has a lot of imagination, but he is lonely, living amazing adventures all by himself. Is a sad story, but beautiful. The audio was a treat. Ben Stiller, the actor that plays Walter in the movie, is the narrator and he does a very good job. His voice, reading and intonation was just perfect. ...more
1 - Knowledge is power 2 – There’ll always be someone in a higher level and someone in a lower level 3 - We canThis is what I've learned from this book:
1 - Knowledge is power 2 – There’ll always be someone in a higher level and someone in a lower level 3 - We can always take more than we think ourselves to be capable of 4 - Memory fades 5 - No matter how hard working one can be, in the end, it will be the end 6 - Pretty words and a sense of friendship can slave better than any whip and chains 7 - All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others ...more
It's been a while since I wrote a review, but once in a while I read something that inspires me and so, I must write about"Love makes us such fools."
It's been a while since I wrote a review, but once in a while I read something that inspires me and so, I must write about it.
I pick up this book for two reasons:
1 - the cover, so beautiful and the feather so pretty and sad. 2 - The name. It has a melancholic quality to it that I could not resist.
If I could describe it like a drawing it would be full of lines that cross over one another. Leaves and branches that broke and mend into each other. Flowers that mingles and become a new and strangely beautiful hybrid flower. If I could describe it as a pastry, it would be a lemon and vanilla cupcake. Soft and with mixtures of sours and sweet. The frosting as light as air and with a mixture of happiness and sorrow that makes you smile with tears in your eyes. Ava is the girl with bird wings and that's the main story of this plot, but not the most important one. Ava tells the story of her family since her great-grandmother and she tells it in a way that is not just telling a story, she draw pictures with her words. Makes the reality more personal and bring her story close to our hearts. She is like a story teller that makes even the normal events look like magic. In fact, if you ever watched a French movie you get what I'm saying. French people have a way of telling stories that makes you see magic even in the simple things. It makes you see life with new eyes. I guess that's more of the writing than the plot itself, but nevertheless, it’s a great plot. A series of misfortunes love stories that end up in the birth of twins. One girl with wings and a boy , a very peculiar boy.
I can honestly say that one is totally different from the other, and every one of them are alive and have their own ways and personality. I can't say I love them all, but I can say each one of them marked me in singular ways. Even when I want to punch them in the face, I know why they do what they do.
Personally I think that this is the most important part of it all. If the book is a living thing, the writhing is its soul and personality. The writing in this book is the fairy dust that makes the readers fly without wings. It's gentle, it's heartfelt, it's beautiful like a dance and sweet like a fine pastry. I'm looking forward to read more from this author.
Her gentle tone and simple way of reading went beautifully with the spirit of the story. I really like her reading and the interpretation of the characters. I'll look for others audiobooks read by her.
This is, as always, the part where I talk some spoilers so if you don't want to know too much, I would advise you to stop reading.
ok, so if you are reading this, I can only say : You've been warned.
At the beginning of this story I was expecting a crazy story about a girl with wings. Maybe some curse and stuff like that. A prince and some cruel witch to make it more interesting and make the happy ending all the better. I was wrong. So, so, so wrong. And I love the fact that this book is not what I was expecting because it turned out to be much better than my expectations. It's the story of a girl that was born with bird wings and, that is one of the parts that really got my heart, to each person in her life she was something different. An angel, a freak, a memory, everything except a girl, just a girl. In the story of her family, the long story of her family, love has always play a part, but this was a blessing and a curse. "love makes us such a fools" this is the heart of the whole thing. Love can be so wonderful, but it can be tragedy and pain and scars. You can take this story just as it is, a tell of a strange family and their misfortunes or, as I like to think of it, a tell about love and how it can change you from inside out. My mind is drifting here, I just have too many words and they ar all running away with me. This is what I could entangle in this moment. I wish I could be more clear, but I'm afraid my heart got in the way of my words in this one. ...more
This is NOT a review. It's just some things I need to remember , feelings and thoughts I don't wanna forget till I get around to write a proper reviewThis is NOT a review. It's just some things I need to remember , feelings and thoughts I don't wanna forget till I get around to write a proper review . 1 - I love this book 2 - this author tried to sneak one on me to get me crying like a little. not fair, not fair at all 3 - money is superficial , is not as important as anything else, but if you don't have it, anything else can go away in a blink of an eye 4 - I disagree when Jr disagree about Tolstoy . Just because I love the book I don't need to agree with everything . just saying... 5 - friendship is not suppose to be understood 6 - alcohol keep you from the world. it isolates you from sights , feelings, sounds and I agree with the author on this . but, when all you see is pain, all you feel is pain, numbness can appeal like a bottle of water in the desert 7 - challenge yourself to the unknown and you can be amazed 8 - expect greatness to achieve greatness 9 - forgive, let go of the anger. I know is hard, I'm still learning how to do this 10 - when somebody you love dies it sucks. you feel like dying too. the thing is, what about who stayed with you? what about the living? show love for those who stuck around. be happy to have them. they deserve to be appreciated . 11 - apple used to mean something totally different to me before 12 - this is a good story, you should read it....more
Eu ia fazer uma resenha enorme e detalhada de todas as coisas que eu amo sobre esse livro. Como me comoveu e como me fez pensar em coisas profundas eEu ia fazer uma resenha enorme e detalhada de todas as coisas que eu amo sobre esse livro. Como me comoveu e como me fez pensar em coisas profundas e tal. Eu não vou fazer isso. Se eu contar minha versão do livro vocês lerão esse livro com uma preconcepção que irá cegá-los para todas as coisas que eu não vi enquanto lia ele. Livros são jornadas muito privadas e pessoais, então você realmente precisa fazer essa jornada sozinho. Mantenha seus olhos, seus ouvidos e sua mente abertos caso contrário irá perder muita coisa. Quando estiver presente, seja presente. Deixe a história te levar. Não comece esse livro pela metade, pule no lago com dois pés e deixe a água cobrir sua cabeça. Com cada livro do JG eu aprendo algo novo. Eu abro meus olhos e minha visão um pouco mais. Não é sempre fácil e normalmente me faz chorar sendo de felicidade ou de tristeza. Mesmo assim, me faz sentir algo real sobre a história e especialmente pelos personagens. Isso é o que aprendi com esse livro: “Coisas desmoronam. Nada pode durar, nem mesmo a Terra. Sofrimento é causado pelo desejo e saciar o desejo significa a saciar o sofrimento. Quando você para de desejar que as coisas não desmoronem você para de sofrer quando elas desmoronam.”
I was gonna make some huge detailed review of all the things I love about this book. How it moved me and how made me think of life and deep stuff likeI was gonna make some huge detailed review of all the things I love about this book. How it moved me and how made me think of life and deep stuff like that. I’m not gonna do that. If I tell you my version of this book you’ll have preconception that will blind you for all the things I didn’t see while reading it. Books are journeys, very privet and personal journeys, so you really need to take this one alone. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open or else you’ll miss a lot. When present, be present. Let the story take you away. Don’t start this halfhearted, jump in the lake with both feet and let the waters cover your head.
With every JG’s book I learn something new. I open my eyes a little wider. Is not always easy and usually makes me cry either of happiness or sadness. Nevertheless, makes me feel something real about the story and especially for the characters.
This is what I learned from this book:
“Things fall apart. Nothing can last, not even the earth itself. Suffering is caused by desire and the satiation of desire meant the satiation of suffering. When you stop wishing things wouldn't fall apart you stop suffering when they did.”