Matt Fairman Fairman itibaren Dornoch, Dornoch, Highland IV25, İngiltere
A quiet, thoughtful book that stayed with me long after I read it. I read it over again whenever I need a reminder of how powerful clean, pure, distilled prose can be.
On October 14th, many of people disappeared and families were shaken by what they called The Rapture. Despite people unbelief in something that seems incredulous, there are few people that refuse to believe anything contrary to to it. Kevin Garney is a man that is busy with his work, and trying to balance his family chaos that is springing out control. Tom is his son who does not live with him, cause he is away in college, dealing with a baby situation that shakes everyone. Jill is a teen that has grown reckless, by hanging with her friend Aimeen. In addition, Nora Dust tries to put her past behind her, but struggles to live in the present, without her son. The community mourn the lost of the people that disappeared, but manage to remain strong through it all. This book slightly disappointed me, I anticipated an amazing book but it was just mediocre to say the least. Perrotta is one of my favorite authors and I hate to say this,but this was my least favorite book by him.
Miyazawa Kenji, a Japanese poet, writer, devout buddhist, and humanitarian left us with a collection of poems and short stories when he died prematurely at a young age. The Restaurant of Many Orders is a children's story with an universally important message. It teaches a respect for the natural world as the key to live happily and harmoniously. The story is about two hunters in the mountains looking for game. When suddenly they are left freezing in the wind and without their trusted dogs who have died without reason. They come across a mysterious restaurant. Having gone the day without food, they enter expectantly to satisfy their hunger. However, there is no one to seat them, only a door, and next to it a sign with instructions. They hastily follow the instructions only to find another door and more instructions. Eventually, they come to realize that they will not be the ones doing the eating, but rather the ones who will be eaten, and ironically by animals. Fortunately, they are saved when their faithful dogs, alive again, come crashing into the kitchen to frighten off the animals. The title of this book and one of the signs inside the restaurant reads, "Resturant of many orders", which is a play on words. The two hunters think that the restaurant has a wide selection of dishes on the menu. Of course, we know that "many orders" means something quite the opposite. Because this book is primarily intended for children I recommend it for Miyazawa admirers or readers who love children's stories.