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F her husbands and love affairsShimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting Among the Widows of North London he’s whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors Unlike Beryl he forgets nothing – especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him like an oppressive cloud ever sinc I received a free copy of Live A Little from Goodreads in exchange for an honest reviewThis is the smartest book I have read in 2019 It is no surprise that Jacobson has won and been nominated for the Man Booker Prize multiple times His characterizations here are excellent Beryl Dusinbery is an insightful and acerbic character who had me cracking up and rereading her pointed accusations in eual measure The writing is beautiful Take the time to look up the stunning language Jacobsen utilizes because no word is superfluous and each heightens the characterizations I highly recommend this book to all readers who are caretakers or are taken care of as they will surely find humor and poignancy in this breathtaking novel of love and regret I know this reader sure did

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EThere’s very little life remaining for either of them but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way and find new meaning in what’s left Told with Jacobson’s trademark wit and style Live a Little is eual parts funny irreverent and tender – a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken and whether you could still change course ARC for Novel NeighborI don t know how to go about writing a review for this book I just didn t get it It is either a bad book or it s way above my reading level It was confusing and full of stories that felt they were all going to connect but really didn t That may have been on purpose given the main character Beryl Dusinbery is older and forgetting major parts of her lifeHerethere lifedeath same differenceThe tone and feelings of the main character all came to a head for me in this one uote Getting to the end of ones life can be darn depressing Yuck A House of My Own Stories from My Life don t know how to go about writing a review for this book I just Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, didn t get it It is either a bad book or it s way above my reading level It was confusing and full of stories that felt they were all going to connect but really El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro didn t That may have been on purpose given the main character Beryl Dusinbery is older and forgetting major parts of her lifeHerethere lifedeath same Fragonard Art and Eroticism differenceThe tone and feelings of the main character all came to a head for me in this one uote Getting to the end of ones life can be Mao Zedong darn The Monarchs Are Missing depressing Yuck

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A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The Finkler uestionAt the age of ninety something Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long suffering carers Nastya and Euphoria with tangled stories o Not going to rate this as I only made it to page ninty Some of the parts I read were witty but on the whole i just can t connect to this book


10 thoughts on “Live a Little

  1. says:

    Not going to rate this as I only made it to page ninty Some of the parts I read were witty but on the whole i just can't connect to this book

  2. says:

    I enjoyed Live A Little very much in the end It is witty insightful and rather touching but I found the first tw

  3. says:

    Somewhat to my surprise I enjoyed this book immensely I had not anticipated that reading about very old people and their relationships could be uite so joyous Jacobson has created two central characters Shimi and Beryl who will stay in my mind for a long time Shimi in appearance is much like my grandfather but a far tortured soul than he ever was Beryl is a monstrous invention arrantly self centred and a most neglectful mother although w

  4. says:

    I tried Oh how hard I tried That seems to be my experience with so many of Howard Jacobson's book I loved some of his early books as well as The Mighty Walzer which was poignant and hilarious but I have struggled ever sinceMaybe it is me but I am happy to work at a book and do not expect instant gratification but I just could not immerse myself in Live a LittleThere were some lovely descriptions of North London Jewish life which w

  5. says:

    Beryl Dusinbery and Shini Carmelli are two very elderly London residents and very different from each other Beryl is slowly losing her

  6. says:

    I received a free copy of “Live A Little” from Goodreads in exchange for an honest reviewThis is the smartest book I have read in 2019 It is no surprise that Jacobson has won and been nominated for the Man Booker Prize multiple times His characterizations here are excellent Beryl Dusinbery is an insightful and acerbic character who had me cracking up and rereading her pointed accusations in eual measure The writin

  7. says:

    I always feel that reading a Howard Jacobson novel is like eating a fancy dessert in a restaurant There’s pleasure in looking at it on the plate than actually eating it And when you have eaten it it leaves you with a feeling of ove

  8. says:

    ARC for Novel NeighborI don't know how to go about writing a review for this book I just didn't get it It is either a bad

  9. says:

    It is unusual for me to give up and not finish a book However I was actually getting angry at the time I was wasting looking for a purpose in Jacobson's tedious and unsympathetic account of Beryl and her dementia I surrendered befor

  10. says:

    Four stars for the audiobook with its outstanding narration the story itself would be a three Shimi tried on his mother's bloomers at age ten once; we learn that at age 90 he's been haunted by this his entire life His mothe

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