Wally Lamb Ý 2 Read & downloadA Brief A Between Myself and Myself Why did you pick up I ll Take You There in the first place NatalieA Well Natalie I had ead Wishin and Hopin but had lukewarm feelings about it cute uick Christmas tale but didn t feel as Wally Lamb as other Wally Lamb books so that did not push me to ead this one However Wally Lamb is one of my FAVORITE authors Even when I don t L O V E his book I love his writing I also feel a lot of guilt when I don t L O V E his book but
"That S Another Conversation That I Like "s another conversation that I like *Save For The Therapist S Couch I *for the therapist s couch I heard there is a whole lotta feminism going on in this book How do you feel about thatA I have a few thoughtsfeelings on this so I m going to start a listThought 1 I do not consider myself to be a feminist This is not because I disagree with feminism but because I ve never taken the time to see what it s all about I ll admit my ignoranceThought 2 I loved the levels of feminism shown Felix s sister ex wife and daughter all share different ideas on the ights of women with different levelsextremes that are based on their life experiences their ages their environment etc I found this very interesting and identified with a modern approach his daughter than the adical approach his ex wife Thought 3 Felix s awareness of the struggles of women is unlike that of most all men I know which makes it difficult for me to gauge the authenticity Once again Wally Lamb writes like a woman than most women It s not an insult There are ghosts in this book Did you have to
Sleep With All Your Lightswith all your lights The ghosts in this book were mostly old movie stars so my electric bill stayed nice and low Although this supernatural angle seemed very unlike Wally Lamb to me I actually liked it I liked that it was not taken too seriously Maybe I should call 911 But what would I tell them That I ve been chatting with a couple of ghosts That I take a size large in straitjackets I kept thinking about what movies stars from the past I would like to visit me and what conversations we d have nerdalert iheartTCM What was your favorite partA I don t know if I can pick one certain part I eally enjoyed Felix s elationship with his daughter I eally enjoyed Felix being put back into his past because he would NEVER have had the awareness as a young boy that he had as an adult to see the hardships of women or just his family in general when he was growing up I loved his sisters especially Francis I liked this book a LOT than I suspected Although it has the same characters as Wishin and Hopin it has a completely different vibe It s no She s Come Undone or. New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life Felix Funicello introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’ and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it in this adiant homage to the esiliency strength and power of womenI’ll Take You There centers on Felix a film scholar who uns a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater One evening while setting up a film in the projectionist booth he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s. I Know This Much is True but WHAT IS Are you
STARVING4 Stars new Wally Lamb bookI msoexcited Even though I have to admit Wishinhungrya starving4 stars
and Hopin was my least favorite Wally Lamb book by far I m all second chances IfHopin was my least favorite Wally Lamb book by far I m all about second chances If enjoy this eview visit my book blog wwwbooksmusicallthingswrittenwordpr or my blog s Official Facebook Page wwwfacebookcombooksmusicallthingsw or follow me on Twitter etoland16Wally Lamb has been one of my f I adore Wally Lamb and am in awe of his writing and knowledge about women Be forewarned this is a bit different from his longer tomes which isn t necessarily a bad thing Also love the title More comprehensive eview to come Halfway through I thought this might be headed for 5 stars Then along came the second half and that s too bad 6 of 10 stars I gave up after 80 pages I can get behind a good ghost story but this didn t ualify A uniue eminder of American culture in the 50s 60s brought together with current culture The eading experience would be enhanced by eading Wishin and Hopin but not necessary This is my first dip into Wally Lamb and unfortunately I m staring at his earlier works unread on my shelf hoping that they contain the gems my friends talked about Because this latest book of his did nothing to urge me on further He checked all the PC boxes on feminism family dysfunction loss and other topical issues so blatantly that I almost thought it was going to be satirical but no it was taking itself seriously On the other hand he writes with compassion and the pages flow smoothly even though the content has much to be desired What kept me going was the smooth writing and the tenderness he evokes I wanted to care about the characters too and the events but they were too wafer thin to elate to There are aspects of this domestic drama that have wide appeal and significance dysfunctional family mental health problems grief secrets communication breakdowns and egret But edemption was advertised too transparently and at every turn so any tension that was attempted lost steam before it even got going This is a book that thinks for you and with a sweeping and eductive grasp of legitimacyThe first half of the book ead like a YA novel the way it simplistically aised emotional psychological and family issues like a paint by number set Lamb then engaged in some deeper issues particularly one mental health disease that I know uite a bit about and have worked with patients with this problem and I was shocked at how easily the author dispensed with it I don t want to give spoilers about what it covers And. Silent film era Lois invites Felix to evisit and in some cases elive scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screenIn these magical movies the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to eflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life There’s his daughter Aliza a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister Frances with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna a fiery would be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competit.
family problems under the surface As a youth we saw the drama unfoldproblems under the surface As a youth we saw the drama unfold his parents and sisters but in a hackneyed way As an adult we know he is divorced with an adult daughter who is too facilely healthy and balanced The scenes with his ex were trite as their issues were too shallow The problems they DID have such as Felix not appreciating feminism eally dwindled out to bromidesIt s a short book and if topics like the history of The Miss Rheingold competition appeal to you he made it appealing on a fact by fact basis but not as a novel insertion then you may enjoy it It had its moments But the feminist angle was just too antiuated He is in version 10 ie he is bringing up basics that have been covered for the past 40 years but he added nothing new to the tableBy the end I saw what Lamb set out to do to eveal how the past presses on the present and how it affects our future Too he attempted to bring up the age old Venus and Mars arguments between men and women Felix the film professor was able to enter the past by seeing scenes from his life on film brought to him by former
"FEMINISTS THAT WERE IN THE FILM "that were in the film before women s employment and prof Not one of Wally Lamb s best booksin fact when considering the greatness that is Wally Lamb who set the bare extremely high with works like she s come undone and I know this much is true this might have actually been his worst so far that s not t This had an interesting premise but it never eally went anywhere for me I could never eally elate to the characters or care why this story was being told Before I give you my opinion of Wally Lamb s newest book I have to admit that I have ead and loved everything he has written and he is one of my favorite authors This wasn t my favorite book by him but it s still a fantastic book The character of Felix Funicello who we knew as a child in Wishin and Hopin is now 60 years old and this book is a eflection on his life helped along by a few ghosts who provide "Him With Movies Of "with movies of Ion a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid musesAgainst the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture family secrets and Hollywood iconography Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him and of the feminine ideals and feminist ealities that all women of every era must fac. ,