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The bonds of family are tested in the wake of a profound tragedy providing a look at the darker side of our society by one of our most enduringly popular and important writersNight Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of. I haven t read something so good for so long I confess I was scared and my eyes were about to pop out of my sockets as soon as I saw page numbers of the book I liked to work on long books but they should be Goldfinch worthy greatly written and memorable reads I was having second thoughts but I realized the book s named after one my favorite poems so I have to go blind and dodge the bullet There is nothing to be afraid of dnf ing a book I hate to do it but if it s necessary you should have to do it as well But as soon as I start this powerful extra ordinary reading that ruined me for any mediocre readings I did recently my emotions were everywhere I smiled I cried I gritted my teeth I clenched my fists I laughed aloud I whined I clapped I hurt I ached I smiled and finally I LOVED THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY and the author s brilliant realistic portraits living breathing characterization moving story telling like a fresh breeze touches your face and you re swimming in the literature sea discovering new tastes new gems and remarkable vividness of word choices When I read a book two things are important for me The story s pacing and strength of the characters depictions For so long I haven t read multi layered detailed characters make you feel like you really know them But the author brought them out with impeccable visualization They seem like one of your family members The author makes us easier to connect them and understand their motives strengths weaknesses faults flaws beliefs worries dreams I loved Jessalyn and I understand that she is better alone She doesn t need anyone to share her life after she lost her husband She doesn t want to be controlled by her own children And of course those siblings fight with their own inner demons My favorites were normally golden hearted Sophie and Virgil Beverly and Thom are problematic characters with their bottled up resentments and angers Beverly shows her feelings by using her aggressive critical tone and Thom prefers mockery and sarcasm as defense mechanism We re introduced so many remarkable characters throughout our journey and mesmerized by the story s progression and memorable ending This book needs your effort your time your full concentration and demands your heart and mind to open to the possibilities surprises and unexpected twists of life But at the end your feel the warmness in your heart that sings to you loudly and you embrace the happiness with your soul So this is amazing experience you d love to welcome with open hands Overall THIS IS MASTERPIECESpecial thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins PublishersEcco for sharing this fantastic fiction s ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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Night Sleep Death The Stars

Joyce Carol Oates’s latest novel is a vivid exploration of race psychological trauma class warfare grief and eventual healing as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys. In person Joyce Carol Oates JCO has an air almost of detachment looking over your shoulder as if at something or someone interesting over there But in her writing she displays a deep well of empathy in her characters Over her prodigious career she has created enough characters to populate a small town possibly a city and from my recollection no two are alike I ve been reading her for over 40 years and given the amount of novels and short stories that have flowed from her it was still amazing to read Widow her account of her life after the death of her first husband of her profound grief and depiction of a full life spent away from the keyboard When does she find the time to produce such a body of work Now in her 80 s she takes for her title a line from a poem by Walt Whitman when does she have time to read and presents an 800 page masterwork on grief and its effect on a widow and her five adult children Each person is so clearly realized and given such a potent inner life each child thinks they know what s best for the Mom they remember as an adjunct to their beloved father who wasn t such a saint after all In other hands this material could feel bloated and padded but JCO has managed to make every page necessary and while I usually don t find novels of such length intriguing I found this one reuired every step

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Contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy when a powerful parent dies each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of allStark and penetrating. So I started reading this just before the protests started and I was surprised how relevant the subject matter ended up being The initial conflict which takes place in the prologue involves explicit police brutality and has some devastating conseuences I m not usually someone who will avoid or seek out topical books to read so this coinciding with real world events didn t really affect my reading either way That said I wanted to give people a heads up before diving in because the description provided doesn t mention that as far as I can seeI haven t read anything by Joyce Carole Oates before so I had no idea she wrote these absolute tomes when I reuested this one Truthfully it s difficult for me to stay focused on something so long unless it s a faster paced plot This one was a little too meandering for me to fully absorb so I m not going to leave a rating for it But for those who are already fans of Oates you ll probably like this The characters are complex and well developed the writing is beautiful and though it may be a family drama the tension feels real and earned A lot of reviewers I follow and who s opinions I value really loved Night Sleep Death The Stars so don t discount this one just because it didn t work for me Thanks to HarperCollins Netgalley for an advance copy


10 thoughts on “Night Sleep Death The Stars

  1. says:

    I haven’t read something so good for so long I confess I was scared and my eyes were about to pop out of my sockets as soon as I saw page numbers of the book I liked to work on long books but they should be “Goldfinch” worthy greatly written and memorable reads I was having second thoughts but I realized the book’s named after one my favorite poems so I have to go blind and dodge the bullet There is nothing to

  2. says:

    THIS IS STILL MY FAVORITE BOOK THIS YEARJust released today?VERY HIGH RECOMMENDATION TO THOSE READERS WHO ENJOY A GREAT LONG FAMILY SAGAITS GRIPPING from page 1 with a very thought provoking situation RELEVANT to our current events

  3. says:

    This was so good Set in Hammond New YorkI was thoroughly caught up inside the lives and minds of this big familya uite wealthy familya widow and her five adult children all struggling to move on after the tragic loss of their much be

  4. says:

    Since Joyce Carol Oates freuently writes about social and political issues at the heart of American society her fiction can often feel eerily prescient But it's an extraordinary coincidence that in the week preceding the publicatio

  5. says:

    Genre Literary FictionFamily SagaPublisher HarperCollinsPub Date June 9 2020Joyce Carol Oates has long been a favorite literary author of mine Just when I think that she can’t do it again—write another gripping family saga—she does The book’s title comes from the closing lines of Walt Whitman’s “A Clear Midn

  6. says:

    So I started reading this just before the protests started and I was surprised how relevant the subject matter end

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    Note This is one of the longest reviews I have written in a while It is a plea for the benefits of reading outside one's comfort zone I hope you understand I think it is safe to say that readers are divided into devoted fans of Joyce Carol Oates and those who would not read her ever Here is how I became fanI first read her one hot month in 1988 when I was stranded in Los Angeles due to a snafu in a training program I

  8. says:

    In person Joyce Carol Oates JCO has an air almost of detachment looking over your shoulder as if at something or someone interesting over there But in her writing she displays a deep well of empathy in her characters Over her prodigious career she has created enough characters to populate a small town possibly a city and from my r

  9. says:

    How ironic that the first chapter of Oates' latest novel is about police brutality A timely subject for our count

  10. says:

    NIGHT SLEEP DEATH THE STARSBY JOYCE CAROL OATESA Clear MidnightThis is thy hour O Soul thy free flight into the wordlessAway from books away from art the day erased the lesson doneThee fully forth emerging silent gazing pondering themes thou lovest bestNight sleep death and the stars Walt WhitmanThis was a big sprawling examinatio

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