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All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. Why drag a sexual conundrum into an innocent girl's life and tarring her father in shadow without detail or exploration? Why invent such a complexity of careers for a protagonist: heroic baseball genius, excellent writer and researcher, rock guitar superstar, sexual magnet,infamous for being famous? There is just too much trying to make ideas fit, too many words saying the same things, too many plot lines and interrelationships strung together.
Good concept but get an editor. Nov 30, Kerry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anyone who liked the time traveler's wife. Do you like stories about love, music, and time travel?
Do you enjoy a dash of celebrity and a sprinkling of intertwining history? Are you inspired by creative teachers and talented storytellers?
If the answer is yes, you should read this book! I began this book somewhat apprehensively not always sure about the time travel aspect , but soon embraced it wholeheartedly. It was a lovely story to be swept away with and I really liked the settings of Boston and Vienna. As I proceeded through the Do you like stories about love, music, and time travel?
As I proceeded through the book, I was really sad that that it was quickly coming to a close. This is intended to be high praise. I would have given this book 5 stars, except for an odd twist or two and a little bit of a slow beginning. It probably deserves 4. I read a review of this book that suggested it for anyone who liked the Time Traveler's Wife and I would certainly agree with that recommendation.
I'm intentionally vague below because key plot elements were given away in some reviews I read. The time-travel aspect makes you think it's sci-fi, but it's really more of historical fiction in the exhaustive detailing of Vienna. It also touches on psychology, romance, and philosophy those who love the First of all, BEWARE of reviews that give away too much of this plot that's you, amazon!
When these virtues have departed, the man is left to nature and the world, but to nature in cruel disorder, and to the world, not as God has made it in His goodness, but as man has made it in his concupiscence, to the world as it is taken up for a final end in place of God. He found success in the Finnish advertising industry but secretly continued creating his increasingly erotic drawings of hyper-masculine men. Although both heathen and Christian magnanimity aim at making the soul great, and that by seeking great things and despising little things, there is an immeasurable distance between them, which is still visible in the man of the world as compared with the servant of Christ. Again, humility is the interior, spiritual, sacrificial action through which, with the profoundest veneration and gratitude, we offer to God the being and life we have received from Him, with the desire and prayer that we may die to ourselves and live to Him; that we may be wholly changed and transformed into His likeness, detached from earth and united with God. The Little book of Algorithms is designed to help students build fluency in their Python programming. Even David was perplexed in his musings on these things until he remembered the judgments of God. Paul says, amidst infirmity.
It also touches on psychology, romance, and philosophy those who love the time-travel paradox will have a field day with this novel. While some of the characterizations of both people and Vienna lean towards excess, the story was entertaining and definitely kept me riveted.
View 1 comment. Oct 28, Darrin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fans of time-travel.
Shelves: must-read , historical-fiction , science-fiction , literary-fiction. Time-travel tales, as intricate as they are, require a special touch, a unique understanding of cause and effect.
As such they are incredibly easy to write poorly and at the same time quite difficult to write well. There is a long tradition to the cyclical nature of these tales, beginning, arguably with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Flying Trunk and continued a century later with Richard Matheson's Somewhere in Time in the s and most recently with Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Time-travel tales, as intricate as they are, require a special touch, a unique understanding of cause and effect.
There is a long tradition to the cyclical nature of these tales, beginning, arguably with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Flying Trunk and continued a century later with Richard Matheson's Somewhere in Time in the s and most recently with Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife. Over 30 years in the making, Selden Edwards The Little Book is a wonderful addition to the fine tradition of well-written time-travel. The book reads like a puzzle, the reader starts with a collection of pieces and characters-- The Haze, Dilly, Wheeler, Weezie, and Flora-- all of which with deep back stories that adds an extra dimension to the novel.
Slowly but surely, little by little these pieces fall together to create a cohesive picture, the loose ends get tied up and a beautiful portrait of turn-of-the-century Vienna, Austria is created. Edwards does an exceptional job-- not with merely the compelling characters he has created but with the lush portrait of Vienna at its cultural apex. In making the fiction feel so real and comfortable, Edwards is also able to create believable portrayals of historical figures like Buddy Holly, Sigmund Freud, and Gustav Mahler. And if you're now left wondering how Buddy Holly ties in to a time-travel tome set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, you'll just have to read the book.
Sep 12, Elaine rated it liked it Shelves: book-clubs. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Well, I had high hopes for this one, but the book didn't measure up. The protagonist Wheeler was just too "too" -- eccentric in a very attractive Well, I had high hopes for this one, but the book didn't measure up. The protagonist Wheeler was just too "too" -- eccentric in a very attractive way , rock star, college star, etc. Cooincidentally, I just finished a book called, "Replay" by Ken Grimwood. An older book , I think , it was, nonetheless, a far more interesting exploration of a time travel loop.
Jan 26, Jen rated it liked it Shelves: fiction. This book is the equivalent of that new kid that came to your high school half way through the semester The worst part is the kid never thought he was creepy, he always thought he was really really cool. This book thinks it is all that and a bag of chips. When really, it's just the creepy guy on the corner wearing a nice jacket.
Basic premise His grandmother. Here's the creepy part. I don't care how many ways you explain how he's not actually her grandson There is no way around this not being creepy. It's actually creepy and icky and not a little gross. Oh, and Freud.. It wasn't painful to read, but I have no interest in reading anything like it again. Jun 02, Carin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: anyone who likes Time and Again. Shelves: historical-fiction , international , european. This ambitious novel felt to me very much like Time and Again.
It had a few moments of repetition, a dash of pretention, and occasional predictability, but overall was an enchanting and fun escape from everyday life. The story of Wheeler, former talented pitcher, former famous musician, and former bestselling author, who has suddenly appeared in the Austria of the s. There he runs into some people from his own personal history and discovers a vast amount of true history of his family and This ambitious novel felt to me very much like Time and Again.
There he runs into some people from his own personal history and discovers a vast amount of true history of his family and during this pivotal time and place in European history. Freud lives in town, Hitler is a young boy in the countryside, and Klimt hangs out at the local coffee shop. Mar 09, Jennifer rated it liked it. For all the hype, I expected so much more from this book.
It's about time travel, psychoanalysis, and there's a goopy, unrealistic, annoying love story thrown in. None one of these aspects is done well. The time travel bit isn't detailed enough to be believable and the characters who do travel back to Vienna in aren't believable either since they don't struggle or ask enough "why" questions of themselves. The psychoanalysis is tedious, mostly because it is tied up in the love story. The love For all the hype, I expected so much more from this book.
The love story is completely unbelievable. I think the author is gay, thus writing a turn of the century romantic story completely eludes him. The writer tries to surprise the reader with several mistaken identities or twists to familial relationships. Unfortunately, they're so obviously plotted early on that none of them are actually surprises at all. You find yourself reading and wondering "when is he finally going to reveal this?
With all of that, you'd think that I'd hated the book but I didn't. Without giving too much away, the reflections on WWII, the rise of the Nazi party in Austria and how the war ended are great. I wish there had been more of the political intrigue. The main character, Wheeler, and his childhood at the beginning of the book are also really enjoyable.
I don't know that I'd recommend this book to anyone and I wouldn't be surprised if the author doesn't write anything else. But if nothing else, it does show me that reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, especially if they're from Pat Conroy. Shelves: work-review-related-reading. The Library of Congress cataloging for this book is: 1. Rock musician--fiction. Time travel--fiction. Vienna Austria --fiction.
And it is definitely all of those things.
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This book tells a story that keeps looping back upon itself and back upon itself and back upon itself. It's a history lesson and a brilliant work of science The Library of Congress cataloging for this book is: 1. It's a history lesson and a brilliant work of science fiction. It's a love story. It's a travelog.
It's intellectual, political, psychological and sociological. It's a fairy tale. But mostly, it's an amazing book that took this author 30 years to write, finish and get published. Really, this book offers something for everyone who is willing to suspend their disbelief and just let the story unfold. Sep 04, Carey rated it it was amazing.