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I LOVED it.... no other words.... Yes it was different for him, and I think he has grown amazingly as a writer. This book was poignant, memorable and thought provoking. The style of writing has changed so much since the first book of his I read.... the opening pages are written with such beauty and poise.. I read them over and over, and they dragged me into the story with a smile on my face.
What is it about then.... well .. life.... and hopes and dreams and desires... and "reality". That simple... yet woven so beautifully among the pages. It has some snigger out loud moments.. and some WOAH! moments.... and some tearjerkers too.... it has everything.. I really cannot recommend it enough!
There is a paragraph at the very beginning, that sticks with you the more you read.. and the more you question....... and at the end....
This book has had an effect on me..... I now need to read Hemmingway.. something that has never really concerned me before..... it has also made me wish I was Beautiful... and Spanish.. and I worked in a bar.... I have long admired this author for his books..... now, after reading this, and the way it is written..... I think I am a little bit in love with him as a person too!
I believe The Girl From Tenerife can stand side by side with The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, written by one of my favourite authors, Michael Chabon. It's that good.
In my email to Schaffer, in which I gave him my feedback on the book, I noted the following:
"I feel like the beating heart of the Rocky films is all over this. I feel like before, you were hitting with muscle. But Rocky never won with muscle. He won with heart. The Girl From Tenerife is a big ole love letter to writing and falling in love and doing the right thing and falling on your rear end and facing up to the ugliness of the world."
This novel is something special. It's a work of literature. And it is, surely, THE must read book of this summer.
Like the reviews here so far, I too think this is the author's best work to date and, if I could, I'd give it way over 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt the writer was using the Spanish theme, which he appeared to know little about, to simply write a romance. I'll grant you the romance wasn't of the usual chick-lit sort. Read morePublished 9 months ago by camac
I've read so much rubbish on my kindle lately that this was a breath of fresh air. Good story, well told. Loved the style. Read morePublished 22 months ago by tc
I found this an interesting engaging read. Not the best book in my library but certainly not the worst, you could do a lot worse than give it a tryPublished 22 months ago by C. Herron
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