Wonderful book 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 story the tree surgeon but from different points of view Some of the coincidences are a bit contrived but it is fictionI would read another Patrick Gale book on the strength of this one Easy to read but just too many unlikely coincidences made this a frustrating outcome from such a usually good and enjoyable writer I have read two other Gale novels and they were absolutely brilliant This not so The characters are unlikable and the plot is built on so many contrivances that of disbelief was impossible It won
t make memake me up him because A Place Called Winter was sublime Ridiculous It seems only logical that Gale should have written a biography. 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 iller Then he wakes in the woods one morning to.
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To Overcome My Revulsion For The Mainovercome my revulsion for the Lawrence but it was complex enough to eep 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 found some of the cruise story a little sketchily done and therefore not as credible I guessed some of the reveals towards the end but this was a beautifulwritten novel exploring life and death and lossI will eep searching his books out a stunning writer As always Gale s characters are interesting but the many coincidences and other unliklihoods in this one make it far from one of his bes. 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 redwoods of northern California Lawrence finally stumbles upon the possibility of happiness but not before some chance encounters and long hidden secrets conspire To Unearth The Deeply Buried unearth the deeply buried of his misfortune. ,
Of Armistead Maupin This
Book Is A Spiritualis a spiritual 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 right It s filled with characters you want to now And filled with relatable moments Of all the books I ve read I ve never felt so attached to minor characters who have so few pages dedicated to them The supporting cast of this novel are uite wonderful There were too many coincidences really but I found them satisfying The story jumped forward at times but you were filled in at a later date I enjoyed that process My third Patrick Gale and after a not especially promising start I did really enjoy this At first. Find himself branded a wife beater
and under investigation for murder suddenly his smallunder investigation for murder Suddenly his small 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 passionate encounter with an aging actress throws his life into further disarray Meanwhile the exasperated women in his lifemother