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bohola1959 has commented on (4) products.

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds

bohola1959, January 1, 2013

This debut novel captures the emotional turmoil suffered by soldiers in the Iraq War and their ongoing struggles when they come home. Kevin Powers' novel is beautifully written, even poetic. He shows what cameras cannot - the questions, the fears, the bravery, the uneasiness of being called heroes. Highly recommended.
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending

bohola1959, January 19, 2012

Just as Tony Webster does in this elegant novel, the reader is forced to wonder if his/her memories of the past are accurate. Or are they shaded or changed by time? Looking back on his youth and his interactions with his friends, Webster is forced to examine just what did happen. The retired Webster receives a letter that has him questioning and examining his first "romance." This is the kind of book you want to read again. Just beautiful.
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending

bohola1959, January 1, 2012

Do we remember times and events as they actually were? Or do the years color and change our memories? This enthralling novel by Julian Barnes is about Tony Webster's having to come to terms with the actions of his youth. It's the type of book you want to re-read again and again. The writing is pure elegance and thought-provoking.
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Bridge of Sighs: A Novel by Richard Russo
Bridge of Sighs: A Novel

bohola1959, November 29, 2007

Having looked forward to another great read, I was disappointed. Though Mr. Russo is a great writer, I had trouble with the structure of the book and the repetitivenss of the characterizations. Had the book not been quite as long, perhaps I would have had the patience to ignore its faults.

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