Chad Powell Powell itibaren Texas
I see a lot of people love this book and a lot of people really hated it. As somebody who always seemed to be traveling somewhere when I was younger, mark me in the group of those who loved it! With Kerouac's somewhat disjointed, attention-deficit-disorder style, I can see why some people didn't enjoy it. This is a rare book in that you can open it to pretty much any chapter and read it by itself and be sated.
Tells the story of sibling rivalry. Set on a farm in Ontario, Arthur's the elder brother upon whom the brunt of household responsibilities are placed. Jake, the younger brother, is spoiled, smarter and expected to go far. The novel basically tells of the unspoken (and brewing) tension between the two. The novel's interesting in that the narrative takes turns between two separate time periods (past and present). It's slow-paced, but compelling because of the parallel times. The writing is exquisite. This book made me realize that I really enjoy novels set in rural settings.
Fifteen year old Tom and his mother move from London to rural Norfolk following an accident that killed his father. He has to adjust to a different way of life in this coming of age drama. It's a gently told tale which is easy to read and very enjoyable.
Some of the earlier books in the Brother Cadfael series are oddly "chaste" considering the time period they are set in. This volume's topic perhaps was not as dark as the preceding volume, but it still involves more sensuality than some of the earlier books.