Everything Must Go (MIRA)

by Elizabeth Flock | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780778301615 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LindyLouMac of Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on 5/11/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, May 11, 2009
Amazon.co.uk:This is a story of longing, missed opportunities and the unravelling of the quintessential American family. Henry Powell still lives and works in the same non-descript north-eastern town where he was born and raised. Compared to some, his life has been lucky, if inauspicious: a glorious senior year of high school, a football scholarship, an undemanding job that pays the bills, a roof over his head, friends to share a beer with on the weekend. Yet Henry is impossibly stuck, unable to reconcile the dreams of his youth with the reality of the unassuming, man he's become. Called home from college by family tragedy, Henry's life is on pause. It is Baxter's, the men's clothing store where he works, which provides Henry's only window to the world passing him by, where he marks time by the milestones in his classmates' lives, where his daydreams reveal the Henry that might have been. Humorous, achingly sad yet perpetually hopeful, "Everything Must Go" is a powerful exploration of a life that has yet to be lived.


Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, June 15, 2009
This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Flock and I think maybe I should not have started with this title. It was one of the dullest stories I have read for a long time which jumped about all over the place in its timeline and was such a boring story.
The protagonist Henry is one of three sons and for most of his life has carried with him the guilt of his younger brother’s death. Winning a scholarship he did escape his home town of Baxter for awhile but due to his mother’s ill health he is summoned home and ends up working in the local clothing store. It is his daydreams of the life he may have had that keep him going. Dull life, dull story, and yawn!

I have a great respect for all novelists and think that writing and publishing of a novel is a great achievement. So my review is in no way a reflection upon the author, just on the story which I happened not to enjoy.


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