The Man in the Window
Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the prying eyes of his neighbors in the small town of Waverly.
Across town, Iris Shula, a lonely and unlovely nurse, knows at thirty-seven it is unlikely that her Prince Charming will ever appear. But Iris is about to learn how wrong she is.
When Louis accidentally falls out of...more
"The Man in the Window" was quirky, off beat, and written in a way that carried me through like riding waves of all sorts, and I never had a "wipe out" - high praise from me because I'm a very picky reader.
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"Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the prying eyes of his neighbors in the small town of Waverly.
Across town, Iris Shula, a lonely and unlovely nurse, knows at thirty-seven it is unlikely that her Prince Charming will ever appear. But Ir ...more
It is really difficult to describe the plot of this book. Louis is a burn victim and recluse. Iris is a nurse who is very short, overweight, ...more
I just finished reading this book this afternoon. I'm not even sure how to review it. It was very unique. I totally loved it. It was a heartwarming page-turner that was laugh out loud funny. I really enjoyed getting to know the other characters, like Gracie, Atlas, and Arnie, even though clearly it was Iris and Louis that were the main focus. Getting to know those other characters too was integral in getting to know Iris and Louis. By the en ...more
This author just rambles and drones on forever! He certainly has a unique idea for a plot, but he kills the story by dragging the re ...more
I laughed and cried as I joined these well described characters move through their lives and more than one stepped away from looking through the window to move into life with all its pain and joy. This tale touched so many emotions and yes there are a few times it is a little surreal and mystical but most of us have seen a bit of that in our own lives. Such lessons! Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone, reach out to others, look for the glass half full, and yeah you got de ...more
Such a unique and quirky story. Each character was vivid and special in their own way - some I liked, some not so much... But that was the beauty of the writing.
I found myself laughing at things I shouldn't. Wishing for encounters and breakthroughs. I wanted everyone to have a happy ending right from the start.
And Johnny Depp.... Louise needs to be played by Johnny Depp if a movie is ever filmed.
I plan to suggest this title ...more
There were so many pages that just went on and on that I had to go back to remember whose head I was in at the moment.
And uh...how about highlight connection between The Tube Man a little more? Or was there no connection...perhaps that was a neat little idea that fizzled once the author began to write it.
Way too many open holes. It seemed very unfinished.
It's a hopeful story of how lonely people, who don't necessarily fit in, can find each other.
I would recommend this book.
I do not ever recall tears springing to my eyes as early as PAGE 30 of ANY book, but Cohen's book now holds the title. No other book I've read in the last decad ...more
I should have known that the multi-page introduction, a glowing introduction at that, was going to be a book that totally bored me, and it did.
For me it lacked absolutely everything I love, and I didn't even start warming to the main characters, much less have the storyline grab me.
I'm sure this book suits other people, but all it did for me was send me to sleep!
Louis Malone, now 32, badly disfigured in a fire when he was 16, became a recluse, hidden away in the family home. His world was what he could see from his upstairs bedroom window.
Iris Shuda, an extremely capable nurse, was resigned to never finding love. As Cohen describ ...more
I have always ...more
Louis Malone has not left his home in sixteen years since a terrible accident occurred, scaring his face during a horrible fire. When his father, Atlas passes away he finally leaves the house to attend the funeral and then returns to his prison on Waverly Place. The monster, now 32 goes back to looking out the window as life is passing him by.
In a strange accident he m ...more
That isn't why I rated it 3 stars. I think it just wasn't written in a style that I respond to favorably. It was slightly humorous, but not laugh out loud funny for me. Some of the characters were interesting (and human which I app ...more
Jon lives with his wife outside of Philadelphia.