The Sun and Other Stars

by Brigid Pasulka | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1451667116 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 11/16/2016
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
After losing his brother and mother within a year, twenty-two-year-old Etto finds himself adrift in his hometown, where every man’s life revolves around soccer, except for his. Frustrated and lonely, Etto is faced with the seemingly impossible prospect of cobbling together the remaining pieces of his life, including his mostly nonexistent relationship with his father, the town butcher.

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 05, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (5/8/2019 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending as part of my Bookversary. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Thank you very much lauraloo29!
The Sun and Other Stars arrived today.

Journal Entry 4 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Thursday, July 11, 2019
This was a decent, light read.

The characters are a bit stereotypical, the plot is a bit far-fetched and VERY predictable, while it was easy to see that the author wrote it with an American audience in mind.

Still, I enjoyed the setting and the cultural references. There is a saying, una faccia, una razza (~one face, one race) often used to describe the similarities and familiarity between Italians and Greeks. Been Greek my self I could recognise lots of behaviors, dilemmas and other stuff mentioned in the book, while the football/soccer thing was a pleasant surprise. The blurb on this edition doesn't really mention the story line and I had no idea that this book will revolve a lot about the game, which I'm a great fan of. The author mixes real football events and players with her fictional ones and captures a lot the mentallity of football fans and the obession many people on Mediteranean countries have with it. Of course the premise about Yuri et al is not concincing, but it was a nice touch and differentiated the book from others on this genre. (That said, you can still read and enjoy the book even if you have no idea about football/soccer!)

A bit naive, predictable and not very believable story, but in general an enjoyable one!

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Book & Bookmark , Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 15, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (7/15/2019 UTC) at Book & Bookmark , Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

"The Sun and Other Stars" is now travelling to meet the winner of the Book and Bookmark Sweeps (formerly known as Laugh Day).

Good Luck Little book and Don't forget to write your news from time to time!

Journal Entry 6 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Thank you for the book and lovely boomark! :)

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.