Of all the books I ve ead I ve never felt so attached
To Minor Characters Who minor characters who so few pages dedicated attached to minor characters who have so *few pages dedicated them The supporting cast of this novel are uite wonderful It seems only *pages dedicated them The supporting cast of this novel are uite wonderful It seems only that Gale should have written a biography of Armistead Maupin This book is a spiritual kin of the warm sweet and filled with improbability Tales of the City spun by Maupin But this is not derivative Tree Surgery was a great fun satisfying and engaging story in its own ight It s filled with characters you want to know And filled with elatable moments Ridiculous As always Gale s characters are interesting but the many coincidences and other unliklihoods in this Lawrence Frost has neither father nor siblings and fits so awkwardly into his worldly mother's life that he might have dropped from the sky A true misfit he grows up happier communing with nature than with people While he is straightforward honest and a doting father he can be a difficult taciturn husband but he's the last person one would suspect of being a killer Then he wakes in the woods one morning to.
Patrick Gale ´ 7 charactersE ead two other Gale novels and they were absolutely
Brilliant This Not "So The Characters Are "The Characters Are And TheThis not so The characters are unlikable and the is built on so many contrivances that suspension of disbelief was impossible It won t make me give up on him because A Place Called Winter was sublime Easy to ead but just too many unlikely coincidences made this a frustrating outcome from such a usually good and enjoyable writer This was different It essentially tells one person s story the tree surgeon but from different points of view Some of the coincidences are a bit contrived but then it is fictionI would ead another Patrick Gale book on the strength of this one Wonderful book. X wife and enigmatic mistress are forced to accept that their lives must feel the gardener's blade if they are to bloom afresh Seeking sanctuary at an alternative therapy center among the giant edwoods of northern California Lawrence finally stumbles upon the possibility of happiness but northern California Lawrence finally stumbles upon the possibility of happiness but before some chance encounters and long hidden secrets conspire to unearth the deeply buried oots of his misfortune. ,
Ne make it far from one of his best My third Patrick Gale "and after a not especially promising
I did enjoy this At "after a not especially promising start I did eally enjoy this At I thought I wouldn t be able to overcome my evulsion for the main character Lawrence but it was complex enough to keep me going I think Doris was the character I loved most The back of the book suggested it was a comedy but I didn t find it to be amusing and found the themes of loss and grief very decently done I won t give anything away although I fo There were too many coincidences eally but I found them satisfying The story jumped forward at times but you were filled in at a later date I enjoyed that process I hav. Find himself branded a wife beater and under investigation for murder Suddenly his small world falls apart as he loses wife daughter liberty livelihood and almost his mind Bereft of his family though cleared Of WrongdoingLawrence Undertakes A Journey To The Caribbean Where A wrongdoingLawrence undertakes a journey to the Caribbean where a encounter with an aging actress throws his life into further disarray Meanwhile the exasperated women in his lifemotherstart i did