Format: eBook
Pub. Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
Pages: 116
Read: 11/14/2012
Rating: Liked it ♥

The book begins with George Washington Crosby having hallucinations shortly before he dies. He is in a hospital bed in his house with his family around him, wife, children, grandchildren and at least one sister. We travel back in time in George’s memory, thoughts or hallucinations, I was never sure which and learn about his childhood, his parents and the difficulties faced because of poverty and health issues and the conflicts of differing points of view and a lack of understanding.

The descriptions in this book are tactile, the author puts feelings into everything, the pace of this book was slow and meandering, since the main character is dying a slow death it felt appropriate to move through time in a rather hushed and sedate manner. It’s not an adventure story, its not a suspense novel or a thriller. It’s a gentle story about the end of a man’s life and how he got to the place he was. It moves with the steadiness of a ticking clock. If that it the type of book you like, one that brings memory to life and makes you feel rather than think, I think you would like this book.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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