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Jim Lewis (1) (1963–)

Autor/a de Why the Tree Loves the Ax

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5+ obres 199 Membres 3 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Jim Lewis has taught philosophy and literature at Columbia University.

Obres de Jim Lewis

Why the Tree Loves the Ax (1998) 92 exemplars
The King Is Dead (2003) 68 exemplars
Sister: A Novel (1993) 20 exemplars
Real Gone (1994) 10 exemplars
Robert Gober (2018) 9 exemplars

Obres associades

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Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1963
Gènere
male

Membres

Ressenyes

It was amazing this was written by a man. He seems to have gotten inside Caroline/Bonnie/Linda's head. And the writing was beautiful in spots. The love scenes were authentic not like lots of books that kind of fudge the details. Nevertheless I felt unmoved by the book which is the reason for the 7/10 rating.
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gypsysmom | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 7, 2017 |
As someone earlier reviewed, I also bought and read this book because of the favorable Jeffrey Eugenides review. That said, this isn't really close to the caliber of Eugenides's best work (Middlesex imo) but does show promise for this author. This is a complex book about race, politics, and family. I thought the greatest moments of the novel were centered on the father who is a speech writer to the governor. I also thought another strength of this novel were the insights into humanity shown here both in terms of our best qualities and our very realistic tragic flaws.


Favorite Quotes:

pg. 47, "Not at all, said Nicole, who just moments earlier had been measuring the century for solitude."

pg. 134 "She nodded but she wasn't prepared for eternity...Oh God, save something from all this. But God wouldn't come. He was watching very closely but he wouldn't come."

pg. 195 "Summers end in tears and decades end in madness."

… (més)
 
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kirstiecat | Mar 31, 2013 |
One of the oddest books I have read in a while. Sort of like Paul Auster meets Joyce Carol Oates. It reminds me of some older novel about a woman taking on someone else's identity, but perhaps it's my imagination. Clever, with the right combination of innocent vulnerability and absolute violence. An evocative title that also evokes some earlier time.......
 
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stevesbooks | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 14, 2007 |

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Obres
5
També de
3
Membres
199
Popularitat
#110,457
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
3
ISBN
63
Llengües
4

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