[PDF / Epub] ☉ Live A Little By Howard Jacobson – New-books.run

Live A Little Live A Little Is A Wickedly Observed Story Of Old Age Which Follows The Lives Of Two Nonagenarians Beryl Dusinbery, Like Scheherazade, Is Telling The Stories Of Her Many Husbands And Love Affairs To Her Two Carers, Whilst Shimi Carmelli Mourns The Death Of His Estranged Brother And Avoids The Amorous Attentions Of The Widow Wolfsheim, As His Childhood Shame Comes Back To Haunt Him Redemption Comes In The Way Of Love.

[PDF / Epub] ☉ Live A Little  By Howard Jacobson – New-books.run
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Live A Little
  • Howard Jacobson
  • English
  • 16 September 2017
  • 1787331431

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10 thoughts on “Live A Little

  1. says:

    I enjoyed Live A Little very much in the end It is witty, insightful and rather touching, but I found the first two thirds or so a bit of a slog.This is a story of two people in their eighties and nineties respectively who have very different pasts and views of themselves Shimi Carmelli is cursed with remembering almost everything especially his shames and embarrassments which are many A butterfly doesn t beat its wings in China without Shimi feelin...

  2. says:

    I tried Oh how hard I tried That seems to be my experience with so many of Howard Jacobson s book I loved some of his early books as well as The Mighty Walzer which was poignant and hilarious but I have struggled ever since.Maybe it is me but I am happy to work at a book and do not expect instant gratification but I just could not immerse myself in Live a Little.There were some lovely descriptions of North London Jewish life which were accurate and acute but I fo...

  3. says:

    ARC for Novel Neighbor.I don t know how to go about writing a review for this book I just didn t get it It is either a bad book or it s way above my reading level It was confusing and full of stories that felt they were all going to connect but really didn t That may have been on purpose given the main character Beryl Dusinbery is older and forgetting major parts of her life Here there, life death same difference The tone and feelings of the main character all came to a head for me in this ARC for Novel Neighbor.I don t know how to go about writing a review for this book I just didn t get it It is either a bad book or it s way above my reading level It was confusing and full of stories that felt they were all going to connect but really didn t That may have been on purpose given the main character Beryl Dusinbery is older and forgetting major parts of her life Here there,...

  4. says:

    It is unusual for me to give up and not finish a book However, I was actually getting angry at the time I was wasting looking for a purpose in Jacobson s tedious and unsympathetic account of Beryl and her dementia I surrendered before discovering how Beryl s story would link to that of the elderly Shimi Apparently, his trying on his mother s underpants when he was a child would have some lasting impact on his lonely life Ridiculous, not at all funny, and missing the ph...

  5. says:

    This was the first Howard Jacobson book I d read so I m not sure if it s his style, but I felt like I was being talked down to with all the words I didn t know that were in this book The dialogue between the two main characters also seemed very superficial and contrived, but Beryl s dialogue with her carers made me laugh, so perhaps I m just not intelligent enough for the rest of it The story itself was quite sweet and enjoyable, but unfortunately the language and style kept taking me out of t This was the first Howard Jacobson book I d read so I m not sure if it s his style, but I felt like I was being talked down to with all the words I didn t know that were in this book The dialogue between the two main characters also seemed very superficial and contrived, but Beryl s dialogue with her carers made me laugh, so perhaps I m just not intelligent enough for the rest of it The story itse...

  6. says:

    I DNFed it at 30% It s either confusing or really complex and I wasn t able to grab the meaning and connect to the characters.At the end of the day I think it s a matter of taste and expectations, mine were ...

  7. says:

    LIVE A LITTLE is the story of two nonagenarians looking back on their lives, and realizing that despite their age they still have a lot of life left The narrative is somewhat disjointed, as one character struggles to remember her ...

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