Little Children

by Tom Perrotta | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312315732 Global Overview for this book
Registered by corry000 of Chicago, Illinois USA on 8/10/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by corry000 from Chicago, Illinois USA on Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Recieved through paperbackswap.com

Have heard a lot about it and can't wait to read it.



From amazon.
The characters in this intelligent, absorbing tale of suburban angst are constrained and defined by their relationship to children. There's Sarah, an erstwhile bisexual feminist who finds herself an unhappy mother and wife to a branding consultant addicted to Internet porn. There's Todd, a handsome ex-jock and stay-at-home dad known to neighborhood housewives as the Prom King, who finds in house-husbandry and reveries about his teenage glory days a comforting alternative to his wife's demands that he pass the bar and get on with a law career. There's Mary Ann, an uptight supermom who schedules sex with her husband every Tuesday at nine and already has her well-drilled four-year-old on the inside track to Harvard. And there's Ronnie, a pedophile whose return from prison throws the school district into an uproar, and his mother, May, who still harbors hopes that her son will turn out well after all. In the midst of this universe of mild to fulminating family dysfunction, Sarah and Todd drift into an affair that recaptures the passion of adolescence, that fleeting liminal period of freedom and possibility between the dutiful rigidities of childhood and parenthood. Perrotta (Election; Joe College; etc.) views his characters with a funny, acute and sympathetic eye, using the well-observed antics of preschoolers as a telling backdrop to their parents' botched transitions into adulthood. Once again, he proves himself an expert at exploring the roiling psychological depths beneath the placid surface of suburbia.

Journal Entry 2 by corry000 from Chicago, Illinois USA on Monday, January 9, 2006
I really enjoyed this book. I like books with a little psycological background. The characters were very detailed and colorful. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.

Journal Entry 3 by CrazyDutchwoman from Heemstede, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Thank you so much Corry.
I am really looking forward to read this book.

it will take me a while cause I have just received about 50 TBR's through M-Bag.

will let you know my thoughts on the book. Thansk hon.
kiss.

Journal Entry 4 by CrazyDutchwoman from Heemstede, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Hi there. Just letting you know I started to read it last night and so far I think it looks interesting.

Journal Entry 5 by CrazyDutchwoman from Heemstede, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 27, 2006
Yes It was a good read. I wanted to know what happened. The author made me curious which is a good thing these days :) Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 6 by CrazyDutchwoman at In person in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 17, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (2/17/2007 UTC) at In person in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Because of too many books I decided to start a second English BookBox in The Netherlands.
This book is included in the box. Bookbox given to malagan today. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 7 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, May 7, 2007
Got it from the English bookbox!

Journal Entry 8 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, February 3, 2008
Enjoyed this book, although it was not a "sidesplitting" as one of the reviews on the back suggests. Liked most of the characters and the style of writing is pleasant.

Journal Entry 9 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sending this out as a bookray:

carelaisa (Quebec, Canada - ship pref Canada/US)
kasoswife (Kitchener, Canada - ship intl)
bilbi (Chambéry, France - ship pref Europe, intl if needed)
...

Journal Entry 10 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sent on its way to carelaisa today. Happy travels! Hope everyone enjoys it.

Journal Entry 11 by wingcarelaisawing from Québec, Québec Canada on Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Received the book last friday. I have another ring to read before this book but hopefully, I'll start this one somewhere next week!
Thanks Fifna for sharing this book :)

Journal Entry 12 by wingcarelaisawing from Québec, Québec Canada on Thursday, March 13, 2008
Read the book over the past weekend and I found it quite interesting. It talks about a common subject (adults in their thirties, with kids, living in a suburb) but it's done in a good and funny way - it's funny when it need to be and it's not done in excess! Overall, it's easy to follow the story as the author focus mainly on a few of the characters, even if there are more of them mentioned along the book. I'm definitely interested in reading more books by this author.

the book is going in the mail tomorrow to the next person in line for this ray.

Journal Entry 13 by wingcarelaisawing from Québec, Québec Canada on Friday, March 14, 2008
this book has been mailed today!

Journal Entry 14 by Kasoswife from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I received this book in the mail as part of a bookray. I am excited to start reading it. I have PM the next bookcrosser in line to let them know the status of this.

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