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4.0 étoiles sur 5lovely and old school25 septembre 2000
Par amanda reckonwith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Found on the free table. This book was written back when books seemed to have a particular seventies flavor to them, in the style of Free to be You and Me. Steve is a guy mildly dissatisfied with his life. It seems mundane, he is not enjoying it, him and his partner do not relate well and his dog dies. He lives in New York City and winds up -- I forget how -- with a ten-speed bicycle that he learns to ride longer and longer distances, while also making the acquaintance of a strange young woman he meets in a museum. His life starts to get a wee bit surreal. The title pretty much explains how it ends. The story is told with respect and poingnancy and it is short and illustrated with beautiful black and white pen and ink drawings. Great for bicycle fans everywhere.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5great book29 juin 2006
Par Deborah Perricelli - Publié sur Amazon.com
loved the story took me out of my ife and into his wish there were more book like this any suggestions unable to find any other books by this author and really like his style and imagination
5.0 étoiles sur 5Surreal and Special9 juin 2010
Par Lacey Losh - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book was a recent gift from my father. The story intrigued him in the past, and it was such a timely and thoughtful gift, as we have been riding our bikes together quite a bit lately. He attributes his feeling of "flying" on a bicycle to this story, and used this analogy while teaching me to ride my first bicycle.
I believe this book will mean different things to different people. There is symbolism in the story line that can be taken a myriad of ways. I don't want to spoil the plot by referring to anything specific here. I will say that I was touched by the story in a way that is very rare and special. Perhaps this has something to do with the thoughtfulness of the gift.
It is under 100 pages and a very quick read, with easy, sometimes poetic prose and a surreal, beautiful story. I would recommend this book to everyone.