- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 696 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: Sunpenny (1 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AWPX0QE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
Interestingly, neither of us was troubled by the writer adopting the second person perspective, it seemed a very easy transition, from the I to the You. I suppose because we do it a lot in conversation when the commonality of experience or of appreciation is recognised, very often when you're giving directions or instructions to folks.
While you can lose yourself in many good books, there are far fewer where you can find yourself again, A Little Book of Pleasures seems one such. On Meeting Yourself is a particularly good essay if you're in need of re-engaging with yourself after a long period of estrangement.
My response as a reader was a strengthening of the sense of the recognition of what I enjoy and an assertion of the relative importance of that. Thank you, William!
My husband, Charles thinks these could make great Radio 4 readings and mp3 recordings, he says:
"A Little Book of Pleasures by William Wood (Sunpenny Ltd publishers) has just been listed in The People's Book Prize Autumn Collection. This is a very gentle but emotive anthology of short stories, each account devoted to small pleasures in life combining as a whole to remind us of the value of little things that make life special and truly worth living.Read more ›
Author: William Wood
Title: A Little Book of Pleasures
ALL of the readers loved the cover and the title. They felt the central image of the boat was strong and the text easy to read. Many of the readers also checked out the blurb on Amazon and they thought it was very enticing. One reader put, ‘The cover reflects the contents very well: the picture of an old rowing boat looking a little tired and worn on a rather sentimental book which looks back charmingly on a bygone era. Perfect.’
This book was very much enjoyed by our older readers (aged 45 – 65). They loved the gentle prose and the wide range of ‘feel-good’ yarns the author entertained the reader with. They felt it would make a perfect travel companion, brightening up any lonely moment in a hotel room. One reader put in her feedback, ‘I loved The Morning Post story. It cheered me up as I happened to read it on the day my internet packed up and was driving me crazy. That’s the best bit about this book. You don’t have to read all of it in one sitting; you don’t even have to read it in the order it is written, but, trust me, there’s a story for everybody in here.’
A few of the younger readers felt the book wasn’t for them. ‘Too oldie worldie,’ they thought. But they still thought it was well written and a book they might return to when they were older.
The readers thought the books were well edited and discovered no glaring problems with grammar, punctuation or spelling. Two readers did note the use of ‘you’ and not ‘I’ throughout the text and thought it a little off putting.Read more ›
I found it thought-provoking and it made me contemplate the simple things in my own life that give me pleasure. Some passages were so poignant or evocative that I think they will stay with me long after I've finished reading it and this book is destined to become one of my own small pleasures or treasures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The lost art of essay writing. Brilliant pieces the reader can dip into when he pleases. The book does not have to be read at a sitting. Rather savoured at leisure.Published on 14 Dec. 2012 by W.Wood
A lovely book, thoroughly enjoyed it.
'Delightful' is the perfect word to describe the short, happy chapters. Read more
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