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Wildlife Reviews

  • Chrissie
    2019-05-02 17:10

    Short, simple and strong describe both the story and how it is told. Any unnecessary word, sentence or sidestep has been removed.This is a book about four people--a husband and wife with marital problems, their sixteen-year-old son and the wife's to-be lover. We are given a family of three, none of whom readily communicates with the others. The setting is Montana at the end of the 1950s. What happens happens over three days.The book has the reader questioning what lies behind the marital discord. The book is short. Only by turning it into a longer novel could these questions be given definitive answers, but that would be a completely different book! We are supposed to muse, look for hints and draw our own conclusions. This book wonderfully captures how men relate to and communicate with each other. The little that is said is pitch-perfect. What is said should be listened to and paid attention to. What is said and what is done has lasting consequences. The author draws male characters that feel very real to me, both in what they say and in what they do. One is young, one is thirty-nine and one is in his fifties; all three are well drawn. The wife, she is no talker either, but the book is less about her than about the men. There is not enough in this short novel to understand the wife, although it is not hard to draw conclusions as to what might be irking her. I like how the book concludes, i.e. what happens within and to the family with the passage of time. I appreciate the lack of melodrama. I am less pleased with the fate of the lover. (view spoiler)[I found it unnecessary that he should die soon of illness. (hide spoiler)]The title I dislike. It misleads prospective readers. The book is not about wildlife!The audiobook is extremely well read by Noah Michael Levine. There is absolutely nothing that could be improved. The way the story is read fits the text perfectly.

  • K.D. Absolutely
    2019-04-22 23:09

    A very short novel yet a whooper.Richard Ford is more known for his Pulitzer-award winning Independence Day but this book, his fourth, Wildlife is his only book included in the 501 Must Read Books so I picked this up first. Good intro to his works. I will definitely pick up the others soon. Ford has been compared to William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. I agree to both. Wildlife has the brevity and consciseness of Hemingway's works. This novel also reflects the ordinary American lives in the haunting, strong and extremely satisying prose that is comparable to the works of Faulkner. Now if you combine the taut prose of Hemingway and the satisfaction that you get from Faulkner, that's Ford for you.There are only 4 major characters: the the 16-y/o narrator Joe Brinson, his father, his mother and his mother's lover. Brinson is the moon to Holden Caulfield's sun. Brinson seldom talks, obedient, respects his parents, goes to school even with empty stomach and more often than not, just goes with the flow and mostly keeps his thoughts to his chest. Caulfield on the other hand, resists growing old, rebels against the system, calls everyone "phony", leaves the school and seems to be always angry. Salinger created Caulfield in the 50's while Ford created Brinson with 60's as the setting. Caulfield lived in Pennsylvania and New York while Brinson lived in Idaho and Montana. I think the settings have something to do with their differences but I always think that most stories have two sides so I think these two young men both represent the young not only of yesteryears but also our generation. Not only of American's but the world's as well. So not all teenagers must have the angsts that Caulfield is known for. Some are also as obedient and loving son as Brinson. The best excerpt that can show you his character is this part when he and his mother were "abandoned" (or so his mother thought) by his father. His mother asks him if he has a plan for her. He, at 16, thought of running away from all the problems. He narrated:"And then I began to walk home. I had wanted to leave that day, but I saw that I couldn't, because my parents were there still and I was too young. And even though I couldn't help still and I was too young. And even though I could help them by staying, we belonged together in some way I couldn't change. I remembered as I walked through the cold evening toward the rising lights of Great Falls, a town that was not my home and never would be, that my mother had asked me in the middle of the night before if I had a plan for her. And I didn't have a plan, though if I'd had one it would be that both of them could live longer than I would and be happier than I was. Death was less terrible at that moment than being alone, even though I was not alone and hoped I wouldn't be, and even though it was a childish thought, I realized at that moment that I was crying and didn't know I was, wouldn't have guessed it. I was only walking home, I thought, trying to think about things, all the things in my life, just as they were."Poignant and heartbreaking story of a small powerless American family in the 60's. However, it is almost devoid of mushy melodrama. Not your usual dysfunctional family story. No drug-dependent or alcoholic parent. Rather, the family is just a victim of poverty but not at all hopeless (both parents are college graduates) yet they seem not to be making the right choices in life. Ford's prose is taut, exact, right-on-the-dot clear. Will leave you breathless and craving for more.

  • George K.
    2019-05-05 18:11

    Το "Άγρια ζωή" είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο του Ρίτσαρντ Φορντ που διαβάζω, απ'όσο βλέπω το μικρότερο σε μέγεθος και όχι τόσο πολυδιαβασμένο όσο άλλα βιβλία του. Όμως μου φάνηκε σαν μια πρώτης τάξεως ευκαιρία να γνωρίσω τον μεγάλο αυτό Αμερικανό συγγραφέα και να δω αν ο τρόπος γραφής και σκέψης του ταιριάζει με τα χνώτα μου. Και, ναι, μπορώ να πω ότι ο Φορντ μου έκανε πολύ καλή εντύπωση και με άφησε ως επί το πλείστον ικανοποιημένο.Η όλη ιστορία διαδραματίζεται στην πετρελαιαγωγό πόλη Μεγάλοι Καταρράκτες της Μοντάνα, όπου ο αφηγητής της ιστορίας, ονόματι Τζο, μετακόμισε με τον πατέρα και τη μητέρα του το 1960, όταν ήταν δεκαέξι χρονών. Ο πατέρας του Τζο κάποια στιγμή χάνει τη δουλειά του και φεύγει από το σπίτι, για τα δασωμένα βουνά όπου έχουν ξεσπάσει μεγάλες πυρκαγιές, προσπαθώντας να κάνει κάτι γι'αυτό, με τη μητέρα του Τζο να γνωρίζει στο μεταξύ έναν άλλο άντρα, μεγαλύτερο σε ηλικία, τον οποίο φαίνεται να ερωτεύεται. Ο έφηβος Τζο παρακολουθεί τη διάλυση του γάμου των γονιών του και τη μεγάλη αλλαγή που συντελείται σ'αυτό το κομμάτι της ζωής του. Παράλληλα, παίρνει μάτι από τον κόσμο των ενηλίκων και προσπαθεί να βγάλει ένα νόημα από αυτά που σκέφτονται και πράττουν...Πρόκειται για ένα μυθιστόρημα που κινείται με αργούς και σταθερούς ρυθμούς, χωρίς ιδιαίτερες εξάρσεις και εκπλήξεις στην εξέλιξη της πλοκής, και με ελάχιστες στιγμές έντασης. Όμως, η γραφή του Φορντ έχει μια υπνωτιστική δύναμη, χάρη στην οποία κατάφερε να με καθηλώσει καθ'όλη τη σύντομη διάρκεια της ανάγνωσης του βιβλίου. Η γραφή μου φάνηκε αρκετά οξυδερκής, ήπια αλλά συνάμα κοφτερή, οπωσδήποτε ευκολοδιάβαστη και εθιστική. Σίγουρα το μυθιστόρημα αυτό δεν είναι για όλα τα γούστα, όμως προσωπικά με ξετρέλανε. Έφτασα πολύ κοντά στο να του βάλω πέντε αστεράκια, αλλά είπα να συγκρατηθώ.Υ.Γ. Εννοείται πως θα δω την ομότιτλη ταινία (Wildlife), που αποτελεί και το σκηνοθετικό ντεμπούτο του Paul Dano.

  • Sub_zero
    2019-05-02 19:03

    Richard Ford es un autor que gusta de destripar el argumento de sus novelas en la primera página. Una maniobra, supongo, que pretende desviar la atención del lector hacia elementos de mayor peso. Así pues, poco importa saber de antemano que la madre del protagonista mantiene una aventura con otro hombre mientras su marido combate un colosal incendio forestal que amenaza con cernirse sobre la localidad de Great Falls, Montana, pues no se trata de una novela sobre los hechos, sino acerca de cómo respondemos ante ellos. El narrador es un adolescente de 16 años muy alejado del prototipo airado, rebelde y contestatario que carga contra todo lo que se le ponga por delante, sino que es un joven apocado, sereno y de una irritante pasividad que trata de comprender sin éxito la gran cantidad de cambios que están teniendo lugar a su alrededor a toda velocidad. Richard Ford elabora con muy pocos instrumentos una historia profunda y cargada de significado, una breve y atípica reflexión sobre los lazos familiares cuando la economía aprieta y el futuro no se discierne claro en el horizonte. Un lectura estática e ingrávida, aparentemente insustancial, pero que deja un gran poso.

  • Michael
    2019-04-21 00:11

    I found this a well nuanced story of a boy coming to terms with the challenges faced in his parent’s marriage and the complex ways adults deal with their uncertainties in their purpose and commitment. The tale develops some of the themes Ford distilled in his later novel, “Canada”. Joe is 16 and living in Great Falls, Montana, where his parents had moved from Idaho because of job prospects created by the shale oil boom. His dad finds work as a golf instructor and his mother as a bookkeeper. Forest fires in the mountain foothills around the town are a big threat to the community, and Joe’s dad surprisingly joins a volunteer group to fight them. Joe understands on some level that his mother is falling in love with a man at the country club where his dad teaches golf. The reader experiences Joe’s confusion and worry about his father’s choice. Is it a means to prove his manliness and win his mother back, an act of self-destructiveness, or a legitimate path for his father to find self-worth among other brave men to live rough in the wild and conquer the dangers of nature?In many ways it’s up to the reader to figure out. We come to feel some sympathy for his mother trying to fill something empty in her life and heartbreak for Joe as he explores the possibilities for sabotaging her budding relationship. I remember in my youth feeling that adults had some secret mastery and knowledge of the world, and I worried about when or if I would be able to acquire that mysterious capability I did not have and deferred thinking about it as long as I could. Only much later did it dawn on me how most adults are human in their fallibilities and how provisional their special knowledge is that they use to justify their power in running the world. I welcomed seeing related sentiments expressed so clearly in Joe’s mind:When you are sixteen, you do not know what your parents know, or much of what they understand, and less of what’s in their hearts. This can save you from becoming an adult too early, save your life from becoming only theirs lived over again—which is a loss. But to shield yourself—as I didn’t do—seems to be an even greater error, since what’s lost is the truth for your parents’ life and what you should think about it, and beyond that, how you should estimate the world you are about to live in.

  • Paul
    2019-05-09 16:14

    Fantastic. Could be the simplest novel I've ever read. There's all of four characters, plus three extras who play extremely minor, one-scene roles. The emotion was really there on the page, while somehow never approaching melodrama. I really felt for the characters. At times, the mother was a bit of a mystery, or a cipher even, who just spouted cliches, but eventually you realize this is sort of just who she is. This isn't a character-driven novel in the sense that you really, really get to know these people, know their inner secrets, motivations, etc. etc., yet you do know them, they're fully developed, etc. The narrator is sixteen (or was when the events took place) but this is hardly Holden Caulfield type junk. All three main characters keep their emotions very, very close to their chests, which makes complete sense for a sixteen-year-old, but also makes the adults really interesting, seeing how they deal with a bad situation by acting like everything is fine. There's one futile attempt at real action, and Ford handles it wonderfully, blah blah blah blah blah this book was great. Really good.

  • Teresa
    2019-04-18 16:53

    Though I'm a Richard Ford fan (I've read his later works, mostly), I wasn't planning on reading this early novel of his, but then I recognized some similarities in the description of this to that of his latest, "Canada," so I decided to read this first.While I enjoyed reading it, and there's nothing wrong with it, it's not nearly as complex as his later works, so it suffered in comparison for me. But perhaps only in comparison, as there's a lot to like in this story of an insecure husband and wife, as seen through the eyes of their teenaged son.

  • Susan Haldeman
    2019-04-25 23:15

    I don't understand why people hate on this book. Though it could be slow at times, I thought it was very realistic and surprisingly insightful coming from a 16-year-old narrator (but not unrealistically insightful). There aren't any monumental events, but I think that's what makes the book stand out from others. It just is.

  • Dan Herman
    2019-04-26 21:50

    realistic tale about a boy's experiences in Montana, as I recall, 1940s. Ford tells all his stories beautifully. I don't mean as in "pretty writing" but more as in "spare" writing, Hemingwayesque, where every word and every paragraph count for something.

  • Charles White
    2019-05-09 17:58

    Excellent, understated story about the ways we learn to cope with the absurd and incomprehensible.

  • David
    2019-04-23 23:56

    This is actually some of the best Ford that I've seen. Clean and hits emotionally like a hammer. No less interesting cowboy or manly man type stuff, which bores me a little even as quiet about it as Ford can be. This is what I always hope for from Ford, what I know he can do. It's not quite Rock Springs, but pretty damn close. Good stuff.

  • Censured
    2019-05-05 19:14

    Cuando empecé a entrar en el mundo del realismo sucio de la mano Palahniuk, Carver y, cómo no, Bukowski, pensé en que sería interesante también leer algo de Ford. Y esta fue la perspectiva con la que me enfrenté a la primera novela que leía de él: Incendios. Me la imaginaba mucho más cruda, dura y directa, como en el caso de los autores mencionados anteriormente. Sin embargo, me encontré con una novela adictiva y de tintes extremadamente existencialistas, lo cual me resultó algo chocante pero para nada desagradable. La realidad que describe Ford no es exactamente sucia y asquerosa -en el buen sentido, claro- como la de Bukowski, pero tiene algo que sí que es crudo. La novela se centra en el personaje de Joe, un chico de dieciséis años que se ve obligado a madurar de golpe y tratar de comprender una serie de bruscos acontecimientos que suceden en los tres días en los que transcurre la novela. Él sólo será un mero espectador, y a través de su visión, el lector experimentará la incertidumbre y el miedo que nos provoca todo lo desconocido a lo que nos enfrentamos durante y al final de la adolescencia. Su madre se enamora de otro hombre y se da cuenta, por primera vez en años, de lo oprimida y muerta que se sentía; mientras tanto, su padre ha dejado la unidad familiar para ir a combatir los incendios cuya llama ha estado viva durante meses en las montañas de Great Falls, poco después de sufrir una catarsis personal tras ser despedido de su trabajo. Todo esto sucede mientras Joe observa y se esfuerza por comprender, y aunque no llegará a hacerlo por completo, sí que llegará a sentir que todo a su alrededor se derrumba. Las reflexiones que Joe hace durante la novela me parecen de una sensibilidad inusitada para un chico de su edad. Con ellas, me he sentido entendida e incluso he llegado a aprender y comprender sentimientos que hasta ahora no entendía. Puedo afirmar que no es una novela que esperase en absoluto, pero que no me ha defraudado. Sin lugar a dudas, seguiré buceando en el universo de Ford.

  • Donna
    2019-05-19 18:05

    The dialog of the book was very flat and seemed very strange and unnatural to me. The main character in the story, a teenage boy tells his story which is a view into a few days in his life. There are major events that take place, such as his father losing his job, his mother having an affair, before his very eyes, and his father leaving home to fight a wildfire threatening the area, but these events don't seem to impact him in a major way-he just accepts them as the next thing that happens in his life. I am not, and never have been a teenage boy; Is the author trying to tell us that this is the way things happen when we are young? I don't know..... but it didn't work for me.....I almost gave up on this book, but continued to read, hoping to find some great truth revealed, or some other event that would tie everything together. It didn't happen.

  • Allie
    2019-05-05 22:47

    I have read this book twice. Richard Ford's writing is quiet and beautiful and perfect--still and stunning as the winter woods.

  • Justin Freeman
    2019-04-22 20:58

    It took me weeks to read the first half of this book, but only a few hours to read the second. It moves agonizingly slow at times, but I'm glad I stuck it out. The last chapter is the most beautiful prose I've ever read.

  • Rafalmur
    2019-04-18 23:53

    Dos mundos paralelos que, en apenas tres días, se ciernen sobre un adolescente. El del hogar abandonado por el padre y el de los incendios a los que se ha marchado para combatirlos, en los montes cercanos. El hijo que contempla los acontecimientos que cambian su vida desea que no alteren su mundo. Recibe frases punzantes de su madre, una madre terrenal frente a un padre idealista. Toda los libros que me he leído de Ford parecen estar marcados por un padre tan idealista que es incapaz de discernir lo que sucede. “Me pregunté si existía alguna pauta u orden en la propia vida; no una pauta u orden que uno conociera, sino algo que actuara en su persona e hiciera que los hechos, cuando acontecieran, parecieran justos y oportunos, o le infundieran confianza en relación con ellos, o le indujera a aceptarlos aún cuando parezcan negativos. O si todo simplemente sucedía incesantemente, como en un torbellino, sin que nada lo detuviera o lo causara… de modo idéntico al que suponemos en las hormigas o en las moléculas bajo el microscopio, o al que supondrían en nosotros, sin conocer nuestras dificultades y problemas, quienes nos observan desde otros planetas.

  • Douglas
    2019-04-30 18:13

    This was a really good coming of age novel. The plot occurs over a few days, and nothing necessarily extraordinary takes place, but it's packed with intense emotional charge. I liked that Ford avoided the precociousness you typically find in these type of novels. Sixteen year-old Joe's favorite line in this book is, "I don't know". Isn't that often typical of young people when faced with growing up? To not really know what to think or how to feel? I will probably never forget the scene in the kitchen when Joe's mother, the morning after her discretion, gives him a piece of advice: "I haven't lost my mind yet. You don't want to think when people do things that you don't like that they're crazy. Because mostly they aren't. It's just that you're not part of it. That's all. And maybe you want to be." And she continues later: "It isn't that you can't say no to someone else or somebody's too good-looking. You can't say no to yourself. It's a lack in you. Not somebody else. That's very clear to me." I wish that was something told to me at 16, As I would be at a great advantage in life if it had been and had stuck. It's not clear whether Joe truly understood this, but these words illuminated the entire novel and made it so much more deeply felt and real. I look forward to the rest of Ford's work.

  • Andre
    2019-05-03 17:17

    Que complicada estoy con este libro, me generó mucha violencia y rabia, pero es el objetivo que quiere lograr el autor. Está muy bien escrito. Nos remontamos a 1960 al norte de Estados Unidos, se incendian los bosques y un padre de familia luego de quedar desempleado se larga como voluntario para extinguir el fuego. Todo el relato es visto a través del hijo adolescente, que en ausencia del papá, su mamá se enamora de otro hombre. Dónde está el "PERO"? Como Carver, acá se sigue la tendencia del relato con la disfunción familiar, pero poner a la mujer como una idiota borracha, que a dos días de partir el marido se acuesta con un cojo y no siente pudor de que el hijo la vea, aludiendo que él debe entender que su papá se fue. Me sentí frustrada .Hay mucho machismo literario con este estilo, dejando a la mujer como una idiota.

  • SarahPerry
    2019-05-11 16:10

    A story about a teenage boy in the early 1960's - his father loses his job as a golf instructor and decides to go away for a few days to fight wildfires. While he is gone, his mother falls in love with another man, and the boy gets to see way too much. It is understated, modest, short, simple. I didn't find the story particularly interesting. Not very convincingly told in my opinion, it felt written, not like an organic tale, and the characters were quite wooden with unconvincing dialogue (but not in a Hemingway good-unrealistic sort of way, like some people have said about this book). The fire fighting element felt contrived. It wasn't boring though, just not that good. I would read Ford's more well-regarded books before dismissing him, but this is a bit like something Carver threw in the bin.

  • عبدالله ناصر
    2019-04-23 19:57

    أسرة تعيش ثلاثة أيام عصيبة تبدأ بفقدان الأب لعمله بعد أن طرد بتهمة السرقة و الذي بدوره يرتكب حماقة عظمى في الالتحاق برجال الإطفاء الذين يذهبون في مهمة مستحيلة لإطفاء حرائق الغابات الموسمية. يدفع الغضب بالزوجة لمعاشرة أحد أصدقاء زوجها و ارتكاب حماقة أكبر بالرغبة بالانفصال . كل هذا يحدث على مرأى و مسمع الابن الذي يفكر في الهرب من هذا الجحيم. يأسف والده على هذه الحياة الوحشية و بعد فترة من الزمن تعود الأمور إلى مسارها الصحيح . هل تعود فعلاً الأمور إلى مسارها الصحيح ؟مع تقديري الكبير للمترجم و لحماسه في التعريف بالكاتب و بالتيار الذي يتقدمه و الذي لم يحظ بالكثير من الشهرة . تيار الواقعية القذرة في الأدب الأمريكي - و القذارة هنا ليست كما يتصور البعض - . إلا أن الرواية لم ترق لي إطلاقاً و قد ساورتني الرغبة مراراً في نسيانها بأحد أماكن الانتظار.

  • Capítulo IV
    2019-05-05 19:02

    "Incendios es una novela compleja enmarcada en una historia sencilla; ahí reside parte de su fuerza: con pocos elementos -una ciudad que prometía mucho, un porvenir incierto, unas desavenencias matrimoniales y una crisis adulta- se construye un relato donde la inmadurez (la incomprensión) del niño que observa y padece va destilando una extraña sensación ante la vida y una tristeza acendrada que recorre todo el texto". Más en

  • Jesse
    2019-05-07 17:04

    Effective, though emotionally minimalist to the point that it left me aware of the author's hand, particularly in the main character. Nothing was unbelievable, though I did find myself frequently picking apart the first-person narrator in a way I don't really think the author might have intended.

  • Federico Sosa Machó
    2019-04-18 23:06

    Breve y buena novela de Ford, acerca de cómo vive un adolescente la ruptura familiar. Y cómo no alcanza a comprender la complejidad de un mundo adulto más bien hostil. Los personajes son en general los habituales en su obra: seres mediocres y algo perdidos que acumulan frustraciones y que como pueden intentan hacer de sus vidas algo interesante. Sigo prefiriendo al Ford cuentista, donde sus historias ganan en intensidad y no caen en algún estiramiento innecesario como ocurre con Incendios.

  • Josh
    2019-04-25 19:12


  • Molinos
    2019-05-17 15:57

    Incendios es una historia de Ford tal cual. Recuerda a Canadá y a Rock Springs, su primera recopilación de relatos. A Canadá recuerda por el narrador adolescente que analiza lo que ocurre a su alrededor intentando entender que les pasa a los adultos, porqué hacen lo que hacen, intentando buscar una explicación que le consuele porque lo que, en realidad, sabe no quiere saberlo. Los dos adolescentes, el de Canadá y Joe el protagonsita de Incendios, luchan por quedarse en el lugar seguro que es la infancia, dónde todo parece aburrido y predecible cuando estás allí pero que al asomarte a la vida adulta percibes como un paraíso perdido de seguridad al que quieres volver al enfrentarte a la incertidumbre de la vida adulta. Joe, asiste a la ruptura entre sus padres. La pérdida de trabajo del padre, dificultades económicas, cambio de rutinas, breve viaje del padre, infidelidad de la madre. La narración se desliza en las primeras páginas para presentar a los personajes y, luego, con la marcha del padre todo se ralentiza, es como si el tiempo se parara e, incluso, mi ritmo de lectura paró. Es un libro breve que tardé una semana en leer precisamente porque me costaba avanzar, me sentía como andando sobre barro, tenía que ir despacio. Joe va dando cada vez más y más detalles, contando pormernorizadamente cada movimiento, cada gesto y palabra que él dice o que sus padres pronuncian en los tres días en los que siente que su vida se desmorona. Lo hace como tratando de individualizar cada segundo de esos tres días y conseguir así dar con el momento exacto en que su vida dejó de ser su vida para descontrolarse y asustarle. Todos hemos hecho eso alguna vez.

  • Ciara
    2019-05-01 16:08

    The storyline here is intentionally vague, but once I passed the halfway point, I couldn't put it down. Quite the affecting plot, especially since you're not meant to fully understand it. One quibble, though: a quote from a critic from the Chicago Sun-Times appearing on the cover characterizes the book as offering "a sense of hope," and I've gotta say, I found it had the opposite effect on me. What hope is there in this:"And what there is to learn from almost any human experience is that your own interests usually do not come first where other people are concerned--even the people who love you--and that is all right. It can be lived with."

  • Pustulio
    2019-04-28 18:53

    El puro dramón familiar. Y con unos simbolismos muy marcados. Cosas como los incendios y otros detalles minúsculos. En general me gusto como narra las cosas Ford, pero tampoco me encantó. Le daría el beneficio de la duda en otro libro aunque este si estuvo entretenido. Un pelín antes del final mejora, pero la resolución no fue la mejor. Sentí que habrá más climax. Ahora que me enojé ya sé cuál es la solución. Cuando pasaba el final no podía dejar de pensar en:Aunque bueno yo siempre estoy pensando en Byrne <3

  • Offuscatio
    2019-04-20 22:06

    Pese a todo, el tiempo no se detiene y la vida sigue adelsnte. "Y hay palabras - palabras importantes - que uno no quiere decir, palabras que dan cuenta de vidas arruinadas, palabras que tratan de arreglar algo frustrado que no debió malograrse y nadie deseó ver fracasar, y que, de todas formas, nada pueden arreglar."

  • PattyMacDotComma
    2019-05-05 19:03

    Enjoyed it very much, although 'enjoyable' is not the word to describe this boy's situation. He's part of a barely functioning family that maintains a certain loyalty out of habit (that is probably true of many of us) with attempts by all to bust loose (probably true of many of us, too).

  • Sarah
    2019-05-14 18:13

    Coming of age tale about 16/17 year old boy who idealizes his irresponsible, unhappy parents. Set in small town of Montana in 1960s, simple and straightforward writing style.