le 25 février 2014
It makes my day when I find myself blessed with a memorable and hilarious story. The Misremembered Man turned out to be one of the stories that alters my thoughts and feelings for the better whenever I think about it. I enjoyed virtually every part of it. The characters are very true to life with challenges, fears, hopes and dreams that are so real. They actions are real too, which all combined with the excellent narration and plot to make this book the wonderful story that it is. I came to the last page ruing why it ended to fast. here are few stories like Flash of the Sun, The Kite Runner, Water for Elephants, that left me feeling that way.
le 20 avril 2015
I didn't want this book to end! I found that the most harrowing and upsetting parts, that describe Jamie's life in the orphanage, could have been more difficult to read but events are described in such a way that it is for the reader to read between the lines and imagine for themselves the true horror. These chapters are then followed by his present life and how he tries to live with the mental and physical scars of his childhood. This could have been a very depressing read but it's not. There are several amusing moments which made me laugh so much that I couldn't see to read. His neighbours alone would make a very good and funny book (if you're reading this Christina . . .!)
le 4 février 2016
beautiful, exquisitely written, witty despite the tragic past of the main character, I enjoyed this book from the first to the last word.
Lots of "Irish speech", but quite understandable. Very interesting characters...
the horrible orphanage made me think of the Magdalene Sisters....
THIS BOOK IS A MUST