Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition—its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. I think I will like other Strout novels, where she can't frustrate me with her short story format. هرچه داستانها پیش میرود، تصویر آلیو پیچیده تر میشود. At the , the miniseries won eight awards including. This Pulitzer Prize winning book has mostly good but mixed reviews, and I can understand that It wouldn't appeal to everyone. Strout builds them into characters of interest and one wonders how they might recover from their stories. I also know that had this book not been assigned reading, I would have put it down after maybe the fourth chapter and probably never gotten around to finishing it.
This book should come with a Depressed Senior Citizen Characters warning. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life—sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. In addition to being a great writer, Strout is a lovely person. Εκείνο που θυμάμαι ότι χαρακτήρες από ένα διήγημα εμφανίζονται ως minor χαρακτήρες στο άλλο διήγημα, μια τεχνική που θα κλέψω ανερυθρίαστα στην πρώτη μου συλλογή διηγημάτων. Not many are lucky enough to just drop dead in their sleep.
But, okay, I did like this recurrent theme about not being afraid of our own hunger. Normally, this is the kind of fiction I stay away from. Olive Kitteridge makes me hate those qualities in myself that are like hers and makes me look at others with more patience and a less judgmental eye. I didn't need another book. Насколько вообще человек меняется с возрастом и меняет свое отношение к ценностям и прочему. All the senses deftly deployed in the description of action.
In part I feel this way as well. After another bitter argument over Christopher 's childhood and their relationship, Olive returns to Crosby and goes to the nursing home, where the staff tells her that they had been unable to reach her to tell her that Henry had died overnight. Насколько вообще человек меняется с возрастом и меняет свое отношение к ценностям и прочему. The artful brevity that makes short short story collections work, is what makes this novel work. The story, so far, is a bit depressing but it is also riveting.
However, as the book progressed, I found myself loving the depth of the characters in the vignettes and the recurring characters of Olive and Henry that popped in and out, sometimes as full players and sometimes as sidebars. And go on to be immortalized by Frances McDormand in the 2014 miniseries that is not to be missed. Henry begins to ignore his other employee, stockboy Jerry McCarthy, overlooking his accomplishments, and eventually even angers Denise with his overprotectiveness, although they soon reconcile. This power has made students wary of her, like they'd beware a witch. It also makes me more conscious than ever of my dark side, how it's important not to be as naïve as Henry, perhaps, nor as acidic in thought as Olive, when negativity sometimes makes it difficult for her to get out of bed.
Before she can, children playing in the woods interrupt her; after she tells them she is just having a picnic, they tell her not to litter. But, I am left wondering what nutritional value I got out of this. She's probably alright if you're a fan of the real deal but for some reason can't get the real deal. Although she loved both her husband and son deeply, she could not express her love for them. Does anyone feel trapped in Crosby, and if so, who? I found a whole lot more going on beneath the surface here than harshness. This novel in episodes, all revolving around the ever enigmatic Olive, does something extraordinary: each tale is so rich with description, so tangible I believe I breathed in the saltiness of the Maine coast, practically that they.
Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. You could even expect to have a kind of midlife crisis--but there was nothing to explain what he felt was happening to him, that he'd been put into a transparent plastic capsule that rose off the ground and was tossed and blown and shaken so fiercely that could not possibly his way back to the quotidian pleasures of his past life. The book is a page-turner because of her. And what is special is how each character embodies the themes, how each character is somehow teaching a life lesson: She remembered what hope was, and this was it. Olive is a force to be reckoned with though. Se non lo è, è comunque qualcuno che conosci, che incroci e incontri. Like most things, it doesn't last.
Strout does an amazing job of making Kitteridge a tough woman that more often than not, you feel little sympathy for. She is at times curmudgeonly, cold or abrupt and at other times vulnerable, hurting or just plain tired. نخستین داستان آلیو را سالها پیش نوشتم، و همان زمان فهمیدم، این شخصیت روزی کتابی از آن خود خواهد داشت. It takes the form of 13 short stories that are interrelated but discontinuous in terms of narrative. . Like Stein The best novel I've read since joining Goodreads is East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
I didn't even like it or dislike it. You had to just wait. Almost to the point where I felt I was reading someone's diary. It won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. The beauty of this book however is the simplicity of telling a story through the many characters. You worried about heart attacks, cancer, the cough that turned into a ferocious pneumonia.