This Book Will Save Your Life
6 journalers for this copy...
'An uplifting story set in Los Angeles about one man's effort to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern day everyman; a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill, until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, "This Book Will Save Your Life" reveals what can happen if you are willing to open up to the world around you.'
I'm not sure if it's saved my life, but it's certainly made my life more bearable whilst being off work sick with a chest infection.
It's off on its travels now, Safrolistics - you're up!!
then back to me - it's home now
Looks like we have a bit of a BookSquare
ETA new participant
And secondly, I absolutly loved it, I wasn't sure at the beginning, but it defo gets better as it goes along, kept me interested right till the last page.
Just waiting for kizmiaz's addy, and then it will be off on it's travels again.
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I'll get to it soon.
Although simply written and with a strong humorous charge this book has a very serious subject. It deals mainly with relationships, the lack of relationships and opening up to the world outside our shell, but it also offers a brilliant description of L.A. and the lifestyles, not only of the rich and famous but also of the ones trying to make it and the screwed up ones.
In fact the description of the city is so vivid that you actually feel you’re there and after a while you get accustomed with the eccentric habits of the natives (which, by the way, are always restless and driving somewhere).
The characters are so lifelike that you can’t help feeling with them and share their laughter and frustrations.
What first drew me to this book was its title; I mean how can you resist such a daring title? And now that I’ve read it I think that the story it tells might no save your life but it’ll certainly make you revaluate your position in it.
Great plot, brilliant characters, amazing storytelling and some stone cold truths for you to chew on. Needless to say that I loved it and will recommend it to everybody, Bob Dylan’s cameo appearance was the cherry on top of the cake.
And about those donuts…well, maybe Homer Simpson is on to something that we’ve been foolish enough to disregard.
I must say I don’t think I would ever feel curious about a book with such a title, but with kizmiaz saying it’s a ‘must read’ there can’t be any doubt! And now, just after reading the JE... I’m glad I joined the ring.
Thanks a lot, Ceroc(Jive?)-Monster for this chance. Will journal it again as soon as I’m done.
Well, I won't give it a 10 but I did like this book a lot. I wasn't expecting anything in particular but given the previous reviews I was expecting a lot. It didn't disappoint but...
It has some great stuff within and it gave me some serious donuts' craves!! (which I bravely resisted)
Thanks a lot for letting me join and for the opportunity to get to read this one, Jive-Monster, and thank you, kizmiaz, for recommending it.
Will send it home as soon as I get the addy.
08/10/2007 - Well, not "as soon as"! As explained over a PM, I delayed the going home for this book for a lot more time than I intended. So sorry for that. Posted today.
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At back of the cafe in the internet room on the windowsill.
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If you are reading this then you have found me!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx
Left on the usual shelf along with several others.
#29 Chefs release