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понедельник, 31 января 2011 г.

Robb Forman Dew "Dale Loves Sophie to Death"

American author Robb Forman Dew made a nice debut and won the National Book Award for "First Novel"."Dale Loves Sophie to Death" is quite and elegant novel. It tells the story of a woman whose husband stays behind in New England while she and their kids spend a hot summer in Ohio. There are no exciting actions. R.F. Dew can convey feelings, real relationships between parents and children, marriage partners, and between friends.
I like R.F.Dew's characters, they are so appealing.
Good read.
Olga.

понедельник, 24 января 2011 г.

John Kennedy Toole "A Confederacy of Dunces"

"A Confederacy of Dunces" is a great, perfect comedy, revolves around the amusing adventures of 30-year-old Ignatius, who is overeducated and underemployed, as he tries to find a job,who has two college degrees but cannot seem to last more than a month on any job. He lives with his widowed mother. This story is fulled of origional characters and comic adventures that all tie together at the end in an unexpected way.
A funny book that made laugh.I enjoyed it a lot.
Alla.

понедельник, 10 января 2011 г.

Gina Berriault "Women in Their Beds"

Gina Berriault’s short stories ‘‘Women in Their Beds’’ was published when the author was seventy."Women in Their Beds" won a number of prestigious national literary awards.I really enjoy reading this well-written collection of thirty-five stories about women. Gina Berriault offers a truthful vision of life in a beautiful prose.The endings are never happy, but you can find hope and courage in each of story.
Great read.!!
Tanya.

Ernest Gaines "A Lesson Before Dying"

"A Lesson Before Dying"is an deeply touching and moving story
and it very much deserves the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction that it received in 1993. It is set in the south in the 1950’s. Three men are killed. Jefferson, a young black, is an innocent witness, he is convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant, the town's black school teacher, is asked to visit Jefferson in jail, to help him to be ready to die with dignity.Grant learns the true meaning of friendship and what it means to be a man.They both learn from each other some important life lessons.
This book touched me deeply and actually moved me to tears.
Ann.