They spend the night reveling in that feeling together, sharing their stories with each other and just listening to the rhythm of the night. Go to his website for more info. Add a comment. This is such an amazing article to all trump supporters who want trumps campaigns merchandise…. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Our editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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This was so so for me. It seemed a typical WW11 story of older brother going to war leaving younger brother home to take over his role. It was an easy read and I read the while thing, no skim or scan, but just wasn't drawn into it like some other stories I've read recently. The narrator of this novel is the heart and soul of the book. His honest, literal some would say, simple way of viewing the world is a result of a childhood fever that left him brain damaged in some way.
He idolizes his big strong brother Jimmy and Jimmy's friends, is best friends with an elementary school-aged neighbor boy, works with his mother in the family-owned grocery store in a small Wisconsin town, and enjoys life with his Forrest Gump-st The narrator of this novel is the heart and soul of the book. He idolizes his big strong brother Jimmy and Jimmy's friends, is best friends with an elementary school-aged neighbor boy, works with his mother in the family-owned grocery store in a small Wisconsin town, and enjoys life with his Forrest Gump-style innocence.
Then World War II enters the scene, Jimmy and his friends go off to fight, and we see the tragic effects of the next 6 years through Earwig's lens. He is left without the love and guidance of his brother to struggle with understanding war, making sense of the concept of national enemies, and struggling to understand the family secret that appears to be tearing his parents apart.. And then on Jimmy as he returns home a different person. Earwig's voice, insights and feelings seem entirely authentic and heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
Jul 02, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: library-checkout.
What a great portrait of the American landscape of the s. Told through the eyes of Earl "Earwig", a boy who describes himself as simple minded. With great insight, charm and humor Earwig grows into manhood. Raised by loving parents and shown great wisdom and kindness by his What a great portrait of the American landscape of the s. Raised by loving parents and shown great wisdom and kindness by his father.
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I did find that at times the crude language and profanity was somewhat distracting to the story, the book was a wonderful coming of age novel. This book was read for a book discussion, and made for lively conversation. View 1 comment. Really well done. Feb 16, Colleen rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , family-relationships , war. This story begins in , when America is on the cusp of going to war. Because of his limited mental abilities, he views life around him in a very honest and literal way, which is at times funny or sad and sometimes both simulanteously.
We hear about his brother and his friends heading off to fight in the war, and the effects that the war have on them and everyone who loves them. We watch Earwig struggle to grow up without his big brother there to guide him, and in his own earnest way he copes with new relationships and family secrets. He comes to his own conclusions about war and what it means to be an enemy; despite or because of his limitations, he proves to be much wiser than most men.
The book is also a stark reminder of the days before the polio vaccine and the fear parents lived with, never knowing if their own child would wake up one day paralyzed. Aug 02, Heather rated it really liked it. This is the story of a rural Wisconsin family as their oldest son joins the military and goes off to war in But Earwig might just be the most astute observer of the atrocities of war out of all these people. I really liked this novel and cried several times while reading it.
May 23, Virginia rated it it was amazing Shelves: book-club , historical-fiction , favorite , read-again. This was one of the loveliest books I have read in quite a while. It is the story of a family in Wisconsin during the 's. The narrator is a sixteen-year-old boy who became mentally challenged as the result of a childhood fever. He lives with his parents and his older brother who goes off to the war. The story centers not on Earl, or Earwig, as he prefers to be called, but on what he sees and on everyone around him, their sorrows and their joys. His take on life is slightly skewed due to his This was one of the loveliest books I have read in quite a while.
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His take on life is slightly skewed due to his disability every phrase is taken quite literally, even metaphors , but he is a gentle, caring, loving soul who is well-loved and appreciated by everyone. Despite his disability, or perhaps because of it, he is very wise when it comes to knowing the right thing to say in each situation. His honesty will have you rolling on the floor and his kindness will have you in tears. Jan 03, Bbennis rated it really liked it. Earwig, whose real name is Earl, is an incredibly wise mentally challenged boy who comes to age during world world II.
He sees his older brother enlist, be shipped to the Philippines, and go missing for over four years. This is a story of horror and hope. I will definitely look forward to reading any future books written by her. View all 4 comments. May 18, Dawn rated it really liked it Shelves: ww-f-book-club.
I hadn't heard about this book until it was chosen as my book club's next read. I can't understand why it wasn't more popular, as it's a great book. The story of small town life during WWII isn't exactly new, but it was told beautifully. I just fell in love with Earwig and his simple, honest approach to life. I will definitely look to read more by this author. Mar 21, Nicole rated it did not like it.
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I don't know if this is a good book or not. I was so turned off by the crude language I stopped reading it. Yes, people swear, but the constant cursing and vulgarities got in the way of any story developing. Kring is a good author, but I just couldn't get through this one. Nov 16, Apryl rated it it was amazing. Great display of character and resilience. I loved learning about this time through the lens of these realistic characters!
Jun 24, Nicole rated it it was amazing. To Kill a Mockingbird Good! I have read all her books now. They are all wonderful. This book takes the cake! Mar 16, Cheekey rated it it was amazing. A great first novel.. Great coming of age story. Jul 29, Kathy rated it really liked it. Earwig is the narrator of this story, a brain injured teen, whose fierce love of his older brother is the driving force of the story. His brother, Jimmy, drunkenly joins the National Guard at the beginning of WWII, gets sent to Texas, gets activated, shipped off to the Philippines as one of the infamous nd Tank Battalion, which surrenders,to the Japanese about 3 months after arrival and is a survivor of the Bataan death march.
The book sent me to "the google" several times, I always appreciat Earwig is the narrator of this story, a brain injured teen, whose fierce love of his older brother is the driving force of the story. The book sent me to "the google" several times, I always appreciate a book that makes me do some research. Jimmy survives physically and returns to Earwig a broken brother.
Once again I've read a book wishing I knew more about WWII when I was younger so I would have known the right questions to ask my father, not that he may have answered. Regretfully, the opportunity is now lost. I loved Earwig and I pretty much loved all the characters in the book. Mar 13, Michelle R rated it it was amazing. Or can we? When the new girl in town, Eliza "Izzy" Forrester, decides to hit the local drinking hole, she's not ready to meet the town's good, solid guy.
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