- Pasta blanda: 484 páginas
- Editor: Trilka Press (11 de diciembre de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0692589805
- ISBN-13: 978-0692589809
- Dimensiones del producto: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
- Peso del envío: 612 g
- Opinión media de los clientes sobre el producto: Sé el primero en calificar este artículo
Pride's Children: Purgatory: (Book 1 of the Trilogy) (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 11 dic 2015
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I, KARENNA ELIZABETH Ashe, being of sound mind, do... "But that's it, isn't it? Being here proves I am not of sound mind...""
So begins Book 1 of the "Pride's Children" trilogy: Kary immediately regrets the misplaced sense of "noblesse oblige" which compels her to appear, live on national television-at exorbitant personal cost.
What she cannot anticipate is an entanglement with Hollywood that may destroy her carefully-constructed solitudinarian life.
A contemporary mainstream love story, in the epic tradition of "Jane Eyre," and Dorothy L. Sayers' four-novel bond between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, "Pride's Children" starts with a very public chance encounter, and will eventually stretch over three separate continents.
Colm Herron, Irish author of "The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next)," "The Fabricator," and "Further Adventures of James Joyce" "I was there, Alicia. THERE, in that sweaty studio, aware of the audience, rooting for Kary, contemptuous of Dana until, well, until I saw for sure that she was more than a plastic chat-show hostess. I wondered what Andrew was thinking. I could guess. I think his snort was involuntary and then thought better of. No better tribute can I pay than all that I've written above. I don't make this comment idly. This to me is top gear."
Herbert Collins (Saskatchewan), reader: "It definitely works for me. I feel Andrew's emotions, and feel for him. You have successfully given your readers a story that appeals to men and women. It is wonderfully written."
"Pride's Children has helped me to look inside myself and see many things I need to see and deal with. I have never read a work of fiction that has touched me so powerfully! I love it and will be rereading many times."
J. E. Hallows, author of "Rebellious Rogue" "I've just finished reading Pride's Children [Book 1]. That last chapter was beautiful. Probably the most moving chapter of all, which is a great way to end the story."
Kevin Gebhard, American actor, screenwriter, and author of "The Steeps" "You're right-on. It's hard to believe you're not writing this from [a movie] set."
"Oh, to be in a writer's head. Living amongst imaginary people. What could be better? But then comes the actual writing part. You caught it all."
"You really know how to write this stuff-like you were tucked in a coffee shop on Rodeo Drive (I lived in L.A. for five years)."
RATING: Sexual innuendo, mild swearing, occasional non-graphic violence (PG-13).
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It's centrally concerned with the interior lives of the main characters rather than with the activities going on around them, except as those activities impact their interior lives. (Things happen, it's just that how those happenings affect the people is more important than the happenings themselves.)
So it's Literary?
Specifically, the interior interplay between the characters focuses on various forms, abuses, amounts or lack of amounts, surrender to or denial of love and the power of love.
So it's Romance?
The main character copes with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, one of those "invisible" illnesses that get people vilified by mouthy and judgmental people for using handicapped parking spaces when they don't have an obvious limp.
But it isn't Disability Porn.
What it is, is exactly what I want in a book, whether it's genre (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance) or not: It's immersion in other lives, other personalities, other realities. At 474 pages, I had plenty of time to indulge myself – except that I stayed up late and ignored my work and read and read and read.
Sometimes – rarely – I have no earthly idea why one of Ehrhardt's characters has a particular reaction or says a particular thing. Sometimes I catch on later, sometimes I don't. Either way, I read on. Because I don't have to "get" everything every time. Because I'm trespassing and eavesdropping on another psyche, and it feels natural that I wouldn't invariably understand.
These characters, you see, aren't one-dimensional, they're four-dimensional: They're full-bodied and they exist in time. Like real people you meet in real life, they have histories, and they're made up of all the people they've ever been and all the people they could possibly become. They're the people they seem to be to others, the people they seem to be to themselves, the people they wish they were, the people they're afraid they are, and the simmering stew of people-stuff that they actually are.
What happens in the book?
A movie gets made on location in New Hampshire. The life of a best-selling writer with CFS and a retreat near the location intersects with the lives of the film folk. There are various family and professional crises or near-crises. Nothing is overheated; it's a sous vide book: everything is held at the optimum temperature, with the heat of the living heart being that temperature.
I honestly don't know how to explain the grip this book had on me from the first. I couldn't stop reading it, and I wanted it never to end. I've read other books that affected me this way, but the authors always hurt the spell by tossing a plot bomb in through the window. Ehrhardt may do that before the trilogy is over, I can't see the future, but she doesn't do it in this book. The climax and ending are just as they should be: strong, natural, and satisfactory.
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