You’ll be waking up soon, it’s Christmas Eve in Helsingborg, and I’ve killed a person. An absentee father who is more worried about making lots of money than raising his son seeks to explain his actions. It includes a Backman style twist at the end. Fredrik Backman writes some of my favorites characters (Ove, Britt-Marie, Elsa’s grandmother). So, I was hoping for some fun and quirky characters in this short Christmas novella. I quickly found out that this was not the case. It is a story about morality and it is meant to get you thinking about what is important in life. While not my favorite Backman book it will definitely was worth reading. At well under 100 pages, it is also a quick read. Well worth giving an hour or so of your reading time.
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‘In the struggle of stone and water, water eventually wins. Since my family’s mind is set like stone, I must persist like water to change it.’ ‘To understand your direction, you must know both your roots and your reach.’ ‘To pick the correct one is fate. To pick the wrong one is also fate.’ Tori Kovac is on a mission to find out what happened to the woman her father fell in love within the 1950s. Naoko Nakamura is fighting her parents and their traditional Japanese ways to marry the man she loves. I really love historical fiction. The dual timeline with a present-day perspective is by far my favorite. While there have been a ton of WWII historical fiction lately, they almost all center around the European war. The war in Japan was huge and had so many nuances. I […]
Edward Tulane is a distinguished, but vain, china rabbit. Edward’s girl Abilene loves him and he loves her right back. When Edward’s perfect life takes a turn for the worse, he learns there is more to life than trinkets and fine clothes. I really love Kate DiCamillo. Her book ‘Because of Winn Dixie’ is one of my favorites. I only recently heard of ‘Edward Tulane’. As soon I found out it is a story about a vain stuffed rabbit, I had to read it. The people Edward meets along his journey all have hard luck stories. Along Edward’s travels and with every new person he meets, Edward learns a lot about himself and the world around him. He bonds with all the people he travels with and helps fill a void in each and every one of them. In […]