Man and Boy

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"Some situations to avoid when preparing for your all-important, finally-I-am-fully-grown thirtieth birthday. Having a one-night stand with a colleague from work. The rash purchase of luxury items you can't afford. Being left by your wife. Losing
Ha scritto il 05/01/12
Harry, at the age of thirty, had come into possession of most of the things all people would desire. Gina, a glamorous wife sacrificing her career getting married with him; Pat, a pretty and loving little son; a well-paid job as the producer of a TV ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 10/05/11
can't be a more common story, but funny and touching when you read it.
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Ha scritto il 19/12/10
SPOILER ALERT
Although the plot of this story may seem common, the way that he tells the story of this family and how they inevitably fall apart, gives you a sense of raw reality and definitely not a sense of a "fairy tale". Even though you, as the reader, are hel ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/04/10
Touchy and funny, full of tenderness in the relationship between kid, dad and grandad. Characters: Harry Silver
Ha scritto il 30/11/09
A pleasant surprise and a very bittersweet read. I appreciated more than I thought I would.

It's the story of how a father - left by his wife after he cheated on her on a one night stand - has to suddenly learn how to be a good father for his

It's the story of how a father - left by his wife after he cheated on her on a one night stand - has to suddenly learn how to be a good father for his 4-year-old son. From washing his hair to taking him to the park, to cooking healthy food for him, and have the boy actually eat it.

It was a quick read, and I loved the characters. It's a bittersweet book about relationships, about fathers, about growing up and finding a direction in your life. The final part is soberly tragic, it had me hold my breath while reading, because I could relate, and because of how well the writer could convey the way one feels in certain moments in their life. Touching, but not melodramatic, so, beautiful.

I recommend it: it's a good, intelligent, entertaining and heartening read :) ...Continua


Ha scritto il Apr 26, 2010, 14:28
Love means knowing when to let go

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