In una New York fervida e sontuosa vivono quattro ragazzi, ex compagni di college, che da sempre sono stati vicini l'uno all'altro. Si sono trasferiti nella metropoli da una cittadina del New England, e all'inizio sono sostenuti solo dalla loro amicizia e dall'ambizione. Willem, dall'animo gentile, vuole fare l'attore. JB, scaltro e a volte crudele, insegue un accesso al mondo dell'arte. Malcolm è un architetto frustrato in uno studio prestigioso. Jude, avvocato brillante e di enigmatica riservatezza, è il loro centro di gravità. Nei suoi riguardi l'affetto e la solidarietà prendono una piega differente, per lui i ragazzi hanno una cura particolare, una sensibilità speciale e tormentata, perché la sua vita sempre oscilla tra la luce del riscatto e il baratro dell'autodistruzione. Intorno a Jude, al suo passato, alla sua lotta per conquistarsi un futuro, si plasmano campi di forze e tensioni, lealtà e tradimenti, sogni e disperazione. E la sua storia diventa una disamina, magnifica e perturbante, della crudeltà umana e del potere taumaturgico dell'amicizia.
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5 THINGS I LIKED ABOUT A LITTLE LIFE(AND 5 THINGS I DIDN'T) Everyone’s talking about Hanya Yanagihara’s Booker- and National Book Award-nominated blockbuster novel. There are lots of 5 star raves on this site. Many people are saying it’s one of the most incredible books they’ve ever read. I hate to b Leggi tutto
Some believe that this is “The Great Gay Novel.” That couldn’t be more wrong. There are only two recognizable gay men in this work, JB and Caleb. A creative queen and a violent, probably psychopathic, sadist. All the other “possibilities” are pedophiles (categorically not gay—that’s a sickness, an e Leggi tutto
Fuck this book. And it started out so well! The writing is actually gorgeous. I can see why many, many people like this book. Really, Hanya Yanagihara knows how to use language. Unfortunately, the story she told was not worthy of it. The longer I read this book, the more I dreaded reading it, the wor Leggi tutto
A Little Life is a strong contender for the award for the most depressing book I've ever read . I swear I'm not even exaggerating. At this point, I'm not certain whether this is a positive or negative review. There's no doubt that this book is beautifully-written and contains some of the most raw and Leggi tutto
I slept with this book after I read it. I kid you not: I held its bulking, hardcover bound 700 pages in my arms as I fell asleep amid a raging storm. I refused to let A Little Life leave me. Its brilliant writing, its broken characters, and its bleak, unforgiving story dug into my heart, into the ve Leggi tutto
It may sound presumptuous to say in January that I've read the best book I've read all year, but reading is a lot like love. Sometimes you just know. A LITTLE LIFE is a title with 3 meanings. First, it refers to its protagonist, Jude, a man who cannot ever accept that his life is worthwhile. Second, Leggi tutto
Note: I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration. Around page 150 of Hanya Yanagihara’s second novel, A Little Life, which follows four friends from their college years into their fifties, I wrote the following in my notes: I am more excited about Hanya Yanagihar Leggi tutto
I can't, with a clear conscience, give this book anything less than 5 stars. It's a book that kept me reading long into the night, made me turn each page with vigor and curiosity, gave me chills and shivers over the joys and sorrows of each character, and ultimately left me feeling a bit older and t Leggi tutto
This is an excellent, maybe perfect book, and I will never recommend it to anyone. (It's also one of my favorites of the year...find it here: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... ) The edition I read is 951 pages long, and I read it in 24 hours. My sister calculated that I read a page every waking Leggi tutto
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