Fathullah Luqman Yusuff Luqman Yusuff itibaren Pishchanyi Brid, Kirovohrads'ka oblast, Ukrayna
This is my favorite book of all time. I think it is flawless and timeless. I was really immersed in this book the whole time that I read it. I would look up while reading and be surprised to see I was in class and not in the tub room playing monopoly with McMurphy, Cheswick, etc. This book just has an amazing amount of depth and meaning.
A mind-boggling and stomach-upsetting novel. If you are into reading the thoughts of a 1980s wall street -yuppie-cokehead/serial killer, this book is for you. By far the most gruesome, and yet insanely intriguing books I've read. DON'T USE THE MOVIE AS A COMPARISON, THE BOOK IS FAR SUPERIOR.
Many married couples would probably say that they know everything there is to know about their spouse - the way an arched brow might be a sign of disapproval, a tick in the cheek a sign of irritation. But how well do we really know the person we love? This is the challenge served to the readers in this emotion-packed novel by Anita Shreve. Kathryn was content - content with her married life with Jack, content with her only daughter Mattie, content with their home in Fortune's Rock and the life she and her family had built there. But when a man appears on her doorstep to inform her of her husband's death, the carefully-spun life of contentment unravels and she is left with a long thread of doubts, mysteries, and grief. Reading through this book, one question nagged at my mind: How do you deal with the truth behind one's person? This book was so full of deep sorrow that I would almost advise those who are easily depressed to steer clear of this book, but to do so would mean never having the chance to experience the beauty of this poignant novel. Alternating chapters of Kathryn and her daughter's dealing with their loss with that of Kathryn's life with Jack presented a clear view of the inner struggles that occur in marriages: the complacency, the insecurity - the faith. I first thought that this was a book that had some deadly mystery in it surrounding Jack's death, but when I saw those alternating chapters, I suddenly had this feeling that this book is leading me somewhere else. Imagine my surprise with all the twists this book had taken - I wish I could tell you, but I could only warn you that it's not what you think! The melancholic, lyrical, and profound writing suited this novel well. The narration's voice was filled with this deep sense of dread, urgency, and emotion that would surely urge the reader on, letting him/her experience the same surge of feelings that the characters felt as if living within the book itself. The characters themselves were very interesting, in that they all had something to offer - a story of their own. I look at Mattie and I see a young woman tormented by the death of her father and she could have her own book in which she could be shown dealing with her loss. I see Julia - that's Kathryn's grandmother - and I could almost read a whole prequel to this book of her life with a younger Kathryn, with her children, and how she coped with her own losses and struggles and how she enjoyed her triumphs. I then turn to Robert Hart and I immediately have a sense of his life with his ex-wife, his views of his strange job and his complex personality. At its heart, this book is Kathryn's story, but the other characters are very well-drawn and lifelike that their own stories emerge through the pages without really meaning to. But although this is Kathryn's story, this is also a story of understanding that things are not what they seem, that truth itself is relative. The truth for one person may be only half-true for another, it only depends on how much either of them knows. That even the person you were most intimate with could be keeping secrets that are beyond your wildest imaginings. That the world is only real so long as you believe in it. This may be more of a dramatic fiction, but it probably serves up one of the best mystery plots ever written. And I do believe having you told you that, you do not need any more convincing to read this book.