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A Little Life
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May 7, 2015
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June 19, 2015

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Kimberly
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite the tragedy revealed throughout this book, it is a graceful and stunning read. I was consumed by this book. I didn't want to put it down, but I didn't want it to end either. I was drawn by the description of college friends whose connection spanned decades. But really this was a love story, several different kinds of love. It's an emotionally taxing book. I am shattered. I sobbed great big, heaving, full body sobs. Sometimes I had to put the book down because I couldn't read through my t ...more
Mark
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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SETH: But don’t you understand, Amy? You’re wrong. Relationships never provide you with everything. They provide you with some things. You take all the things you want from a person – sexual chemistry, let’s say, or good conversation, or financial support, or intellectual compatibility, or niceness, or loyalty – and you get to pick three of those things. Three – that’s it. Maybe four, if you’re very lucky. The rest you have to look for elsewhere. It’s only in the movies that you find someone who ...more
Cynthia Shannon
Oh dear. I wanted to like this book--and I did like this book--until half-way through when I realized this wasn't an epic story about 'four classmates who move to New York to make their way,' but really the Willem and Jude story. And yes, I cried ("He told me he was playing tennis" "He told me that too") but towards the end I was just (and this is going to make you think I'm a horrible person) so done with hearing how bad things were for Jude. The poor guy didn't catch a break! Ever! It reminded ...more
Jeff
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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One of the most devastatingly beautiful books I've ever read.
Sarah
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
See Chorie's review in the Tournament of Books.
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Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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