Life Before Man
9 journalers for this copy...
Sent this off to joaninha in the mail...hope you enjoy!
Nate rushes to the arms of Lesje, Elizabeth's timid co-worker at the Natural History Museum's Paleontology department, in retaliation, while Elizabeth fights to regain a modicum of control over both her husband and her crumbling self-esteem. Their adolescent daughters, wrenched by the upset of the divorce, become pawns in Nate, Elizabeth, and Lesje's ensuing struggle to redraw family and battle lines.
Atwood draws wry and witty parallels between the lives of her characters and those of the dinosaurs that Elizabeth and Lesje seek to immortalize in their museum exhibits. She reveals the strata of humor and pathos that make up modern familial and romantic love, all the while reminding us of the constant threat of imminent extinction."
A good read, but not one of Atwood's best.
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A caminho da casa do kizmiaz, em Lisboa
Just got it, that was fast. I'll start right away since I'm in much need of an Atwood fix.
I really enjoyed the way the story is told and all those little pieces untold but that we can figure out.
There are three main characters, or two main characters and Nate, and they’re all so different from each other and all equally easily dislikeable.
It’s a book about relationships (and they come in various shapes), the good stuff, the bad stuff and all the other stuff that you have to deal with when you’re in one.
It’s not an easy book but neither are relationships.
I'll be sending it to Elsita today.
The book is with me, I informed kizmiaz a week ago.
Going TBR as I am in a middle of another book.
Thanks for your patience, kizmiaz and Aquina.
Thank you Elsita and Aquina!
It will be my first Atwood... :)
But I will definitely try another of her books sometime.
Thanks for sharing.
The book is already in its way to conto.
We'll get to it asap.
I enjoyed it - I'm yet to encounter a book by Atwood that I don't enjoy - and I thought it was very well written, though it didn't quite pull me in and felt like changing to something more cheerful from time to time.
Particularly enjoyed the permanent parallels between dinosaurs and people's lives over Lesje's daydreaming.
I hadn't noticed I was the last one on this ray, but I already know of someone who will want to read it next, I bet!!
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Um RABCK pouco "random" porque enviado como agradecimento de um verdadeiro RABCK.
Espero que gostes Frangipani04!
Thank you so much for remembering that I love Atwood's books, conto!!!
I'm going to read it soon and then keep it travelling.
Vou lê-lo e depois fazer com que siga a sua viagem.