[Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche


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  • Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story
  • Stephen Marche
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 1565119584

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    review Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story Stephen Marche ò 6 review [Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche Raymond is a doctoral candidate writing a dissertation on Robert Burton's "The Anatomy of Melancholy" at the University of Toronto. Hannah, another Toronto resident, is going to Jerusalem in six days to study Tor

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    [Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche I have never listened to a story told in this fashion. It would have been a great story but for the CONSTANT INTERRUPTION of a narrator setting the next scene. It was so distracting I lost interest for the entire story! I never wan

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    [Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche unfortunately, the words that come to mind are mediocre, lame, lazy, shallow, and a phrase: falling way short of its potential. Did the other reviewers even read (listen to) the same book I did?

    Where to begin. The characters of Ramond and Hannah are NOT fully nuanced, ever. Their lives away from each other are not vivid and developed. They are incredibly shallow characters not because of the week of sex althou

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    free read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Stephen Marche Stephen Marche ò 6 review [Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche This elegant story tells of a romance with nuance, charm, wit and some depth. The characters ultimately feel very real, despite the seeming unreality and coincidental nature of their meeting. The marginal notes that seem almost like journal entries on the side of the action add to the text, like a third voice in a three part chord. Quickly, these notes become comfortable for the reader, as brief commentary on the action. The story concer

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    free read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Stephen Marche [Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story] E–pub ¹ Stephen Marche Raymond and Hannah seems at first like a pretentious little trip into the heart of an urban relationship. There's the very

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Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story

Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story free read è 6 Stephen Marche ò 6 review review Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story In a very unlikely relationship This beautifully written novel raises the uestion Does one's religion affect the demands of one's hea. unfortunately the words that come to mind are mediocre lame lazy shallow and a phrase falling way short of its potential Did the other reviewers even read listen to the same book I didWhere to begin The characters of Ramond and Hannah are NOT fully nuanced ever Their lives away from each other are not vivid and developed They are incredibly shallow characters not because of the week of sex although that part could have had some emotional depth too They seem to have no real interior lives and so they have nothing to share with each otherI m very critical of reviewers who review the book that should have been written instead of the book that WAS written but I m going to do that very thing The premise was good Two people meet have a week of passionate connected sex fall in love separate to two very different lifestyles Can their love sustain the separation and changes Good ideaBut when Raymond and Hannah separate their emails are one and two liners most of the time This is why I say they are shallow and have no interior emotional or intellectual worlds to share with each other or through which to connect I still have one hour to listen to but up to this point they only talk on the phone ONCE Hel LO In love I don t think so They don t pour out the details of their lives the way people do when they re newly in love and want to know everything about each other This is why I called the book lazy I think the author was just too lazy to do the work of filling out his characters The novel has NO conflict I would say this is just a very long short story but even short stories have conflict One of the reviewers above called this a prose poem Give me a break That s just laziness on the part of the author I reminds me of kids in school who think that if they just write something out in lines with a capital letter at the beginning of each one it automatically becomes a poem And those long uotes from Anatomy of Melancholy More laziness let s increase the word count by uoting extensively from another book Yeah I m sure those passages had something to do with the plot but by that time I didn t care about the characters any I found it completely unbelievable that after only a few months in Jerusalem she felt familiar enough with Hebrew to read from the Torah at a service after only one week s focused preparation People take months to prepare a Torah reading To prepare herself in a week did not computeBTW the ensemble of readers who performed this book made several pronunciationusage errors English words not Hebrew words that were pretty major I don t know if these were editing mistakes or reading mistakes I can only remember one of them the comment was that someone was of a certain ethnic extraction but the reader said a certain ethnic abstraction There were a few others that escape meEdited to add I finished the book and alas the last hour didn t offer anything to change the opinion I expressed in my review earlier todayBefore I comment on the last hour of the book I must mention something that was INCREDIBLY annoying and that was the incorrect presentation that emails back and forth get repeated RE s added to the subject line That does not happen When something is forwarded on repeatedly you will get a chain of FW FW FW s but that does not happen with RE You can email back and forth with the same subject and it will still just be RE pie baking or whatever no matter how many emails go back and forth GeezI have comments about the last hour of the book that contain spoilers so I ve added them at the very bottomWARNING SPOILER FOLLOWSOkay so finally Raymond sleeps with someone else a month before he is to go visit Hannah There was NO inner conflict on his part leading up to this Yeah it s believable but why now Why not soonerAnd where is Hannah s struggle The only conflict she s revealed so far is wondering what to do with her new Jewishness after the Institute Hmmm I gather there are uite a few Jews in Toronto Now if after Jerusalem she were headed to North Dakota or West Texas then she might wonder how she would nurture her Jewish identity in those places where there are few Jews but in a major cosmopolitan city no problem Why doesn t Hannah form any major relationships in Jerusalem She has some girlfriends but their conversations never get very deepJudiasm is a religion of action but her new discoveries about the ritual details haven t so far led her to making a commitment to tikkun olam working to mend a broken world Yeah she s real high on candle lighting but ritual gestures have to be accompanied by a Jewish life that extends out into the world Maybe she figures this out during the last hour of the bookNow if Raymond had become involved with Laura much earlier AND if Hannah had started an affair with her married rabbi Jack Katz or contemplated becomine ultra orthodox and staying in Jerusalem permanently or met a very attractive and Jewishly committed Israeli man or decided to join the Israeli Defense Forces THEN we might have some actual plot elementsI realize I still have an hour to go so maybe there will be some earth shaking events before the end of the book I keep listening because I can t believe how bad this is how lame how mediocre but I said that alreadyIf I have any major insights after I finish the book I ll be back with comments The way I feel now I suggest you avoid this bookEdited to add after finishing the bookRaymond confesses to Hannah that he slept with Laura almost immediately after it happens But she still wants him to come to Jerusalem That doesn t work for me But anyway he goes their visit is awkward except that they fall back into the pattern of the first week lots of sex and eating but no talking These two don t have a real conversation at all in this book Maybe this is really Last Tango in ParisOne strange thing really stands out the trip to Hebron That is so vivid and such a compelling narrative that I m forced to conclude that this author didn t write it He probably knew someone who took a trip to Hebron and emailed him about it and he just lifted their entire narrative Sure enough when Raymond and Hannah get back to Jerusalem the book slips back into the pseudopoetic oneliners and terse cryptic dialogueAfter Raymond comes to Jerusalem he and Hannah never once declare their love for each other she is still pissed about the affair but not too pissed to sleep with him and yet at some point out of the blue Raymond states that he wants them to be together and they can raise their children Jewish It s not clear if he is addressing this declaration to her or to himself And what was the basis for this change of heartRaymond s couple of diatribes against religion are also out of the clear blue sky and no basis is given by the author for Raymond s point of view Why does he feel this strongly Is it emotion based or logic basedAnyway enough This is one of the most trivial and worthless books I ve ever read and it s sad because the premise was a good one Petals Drifting unlikely relationship This beautifully written novel raises the uyền Sư uestion Does one's religion affect the demands of one's hea. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books unfortunately the words that come to mind are mediocre lame lazy shallow and a phrase falling way short of its potential Did the other reviewers even read listen to the same book I didWhere to begin The characters of Ramond and Hannah are NOT fully nuanced ever Their lives away from each other are not vivid and developed They are incredibly shallow characters not because of the week of sex although that part could have had some emotional depth too They seem to have no real interior lives and so they have nothing to share with each otherI m very critical of reviewers who review the book that should have been written instead of the book that WAS written but I m going to do that very thing The premise was good Two people meet have a week of passionate connected sex fall in love separate to two very different lifestyles Can their love sustain the separation and changes Good ideaBut when Raymond and Hannah separate their emails are one and two liners most of the time This is why I say they are shallow and have no interior emotional or intellectual worlds to share with each other or through which to connect I still have one hour to listen to but Kate Douglas up to this point they only talk on the phone ONCE Hel LO In love I don t think so They don t pour out the details of their lives the way people do when they re newly in love and want to know everything about each other This is why I called the book lazy I think the author was just too lazy to do the work of filling out his characters The novel has NO conflict I would say this is just a very long short story but even short stories have conflict One of the reviewers above called this a prose poem Give me a break That s just laziness on the part of the author I reminds me of kids in school who think that if they just write something out in lines with a capital letter at the beginning of each one it automatically becomes a poem And those long Selected Poems uoting extensively from another book Yeah I m sure those passages had something to do with the plot but by that time I didn t care about the characters any I found it completely Takeout Menu Organizer up to this Yeah it s believable but why now Why not soonerAnd where is Hannah s struggle The only conflict she s revealed so far is wondering what to do with her new Jewishness after the Institute Hmmm I gather there are Secrets from the Grave St Martin's True Crime Library uite a few Jews in Toronto Now if after Jerusalem she were headed to North Dakota or West Texas then she might wonder how she would nurture her Jewish identity in those places where there are few Jews but in a major cosmopolitan city no problem Why doesn t Hannah form any major relationships in Jerusalem She has some girlfriends but their conversations never get very deepJudiasm is a religion of action but her new discoveries about the ritual details haven t so far led her to making a commitment to tikkun olam working to mend a broken world Yeah she s real high on candle lighting but ritual gestures have to be accompanied by a Jewish life that extends out into the world Maybe she figures this out during the last hour of the bookNow if Raymond had become involved with Laura much earlier AND if Hannah had started an affair with her married rabbi Jack Katz or contemplated becomine Færeyinga Saga Íslensk úrvalsrit 13 ultra orthodox and staying in Jerusalem permanently or met a very attractive and Jewishly committed Israeli man or decided to join the Israeli Defense Forces THEN we might have some actual plot elementsI realize I still have an hour to go so maybe there will be some earth shaking events before the end of the book I keep listening because I can t believe how bad this is how lame how mediocre but I said that alreadyIf I have any major insights after I finish the book I ll be back with comments The way I feel now I suggest you avoid this bookEdited to add after finishing the bookRaymond confesses to Hannah that he slept with Laura almost immediately after it happens But she still wants him to come to Jerusalem That doesn t work for me But anyway he goes their visit is awkward except that they fall back into the pattern of the first week lots of sex and eating but no talking These two don t have a real conversation at all in this book Maybe this is really Last Tango in ParisOne strange thing really stands out the trip to Hebron That is so vivid and such a compelling narrative that I m forced to conclude that this author didn t write it He probably knew someone who took a trip to Hebron and emailed him about it and he just lifted their entire narrative Sure enough when Raymond and Hannah get back to Jerusalem the book slips back into the pseudopoetic oneliners and terse cryptic dialogueAfter Raymond comes to Jerusalem he and Hannah never once declare their love for each other she is still pissed about the affair but not too pissed to sleep with him and yet at some point out of the blue Raymond states that he wants them to be together and they can raise their children Jewish It s not clear if he is addressing this declaration to her or to himself And what was the basis for this change of heartRaymond s couple of diatribes against religion are also out of the clear blue sky and no basis is given by the author for Raymond s point of view Why does he feel this strongly Is it emotion based or logic basedAnyway enough This is one of the most trivial and worthless books I ve ever read and it s sad because the premise was a good one

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Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story free read è 6 Stephen Marche ò 6 review review Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story A week before she's due to leave for Jerusalem Hannah meets Raymond in a one night stand that uickly expands into a week long passiona. Raymond is a doctoral candidate writing a dissertation on Robert Burton s The Anatomy of Melancholy at the University of Toronto Hannah another Toronto resident is going to Jerusalem in six days to study Torah at an Orthodox egalitarian Institute The two hook up at a party Neither expects than a one night stand But the attraction between Hannah and Raymond is an intense one and continues far beyond one night They are passionate together physically emotionally intellectually They laugh a lot In short they re falling in love and have an extremely brief period of time to do so They are aware and stressed by the limitations of their situationRaymond is an atheist He expresses himself with irreverent humor and elouence on Judaism Christianity and Islam in a memorable passage which I would uote here if it weren t so long On the other hand Hannah has trouble explaining her journey to Raymond and to herself What it is is a program for North American almost assimilated Jews like me who are messed up about their Jewish identity and want to deal with it And they tell you this is what being a Jew is and you are one Oh and here s how you do all the things that make you JewishTheir six days together take place in her sunlit attic apartment bare now except for a bed like an island in the middle of the room They also spend some time at Raymond s place a dark basement flat and at a cottage on Enigma Lake north of Toronto Meals are shared at various ethnic restaurants and in bed They visit funky bars drink wine bourbon and crantinis and explore each other s bodies histories and minds Can two people find true love in less than a week a love which will endure nine months of separation especially when one is a Jewish woman who is going to study religion in Jerusalem and the other is an atheist goy Or is this just a flingMost of the novel takes place while the two are apart Their communication and some of the narrative is conveyed through a series of emails between Israel and Canada However in between their correspondence the book offers vivid and convincing glimpses of both characters lives Hannah s euphoria at her spiritual and cultural development comes across with enthusiasm She wants Raymond to visit Jerusalem during the last month of her stay to see the extraordinary city for himself and to learn about Israel Both of them want to find out whether their relationship is still viable Raymond s melancholia contrasts sharply with Hannah s exuberance He is bogged down with his writing Toronto is always dark and cold in winter and he unlike Hannah is not making new friends Their polarities and irreconcilable differences are brought to the fore just as their connection and similarities were initially Yet the couple remains drawn to each other in spite of the impediments of geographical distance culture and newfound newly made personal problemsAuthor Stephen Marche uses an interesting writing format for his novel The margins act as a venue for a minimalist narrative which runs parallel to the main storyline Raymond considers Hannah s departure Hannah considers homesickness desperation and loneliness in the past tense Hannah thinks about the name God Raymond address the peoples of the Book It s a clever literary device that adds depth and wit to the novel I wonder if Marche purposefully used the marginalia because it so resembles Talmudic commentaryRaymond and Hannah A Love Story is a most compelling read It is hard to believe this is a debut novel A uirky original bold love story it is certainly contemporary combining physical lust spiritual longing and intellectual uests as well as a search for emotional intimacy The landscape of Israel its contrasts and contradictions where the elements of modern life meet history is beautifully realistically and often ironically depictedJANA The Photographers Quick Guide to Photoshop Cs6 uickly expands into a week long passiona. Raymond is a doctoral candidate writing a dissertation on Robert Burton s The Anatomy of Melancholy at the University of Toronto Hannah another Toronto resident is going to Jerusalem in six days to study Torah at an Orthodox egalitarian Institute The two hook Petals Drifting uote here if it weren t so long On the other hand Hannah has trouble explaining her journey to Raymond and to herself What it is is a program for North American almost assimilated Jews like me who are messed uyền Sư up about their Jewish identity and want to deal with it And they tell you this is what being a Jew is and you are one Oh and here s how you do all the things that make you JewishTheir six days together take place in her sunlit attic apartment bare now except for a bed like an island in the middle of the room They also spend some time at Raymond s place a dark basement flat and at a cottage on Enigma Lake north of Toronto Meals are shared at various ethnic restaurants and in bed They visit funky bars drink wine bourbon and crantinis and explore each other s bodies histories and minds Can two people find true love in less than a week a love which will endure nine months of separation especially when one is a Jewish woman who is going to study religion in Jerusalem and the other is an atheist goy Or is this just a flingMost of the novel takes place while the two are apart Their communication and some of the narrative is conveyed through a series of emails between Israel and Canada However in between their correspondence the book offers vivid and convincing glimpses of both characters lives Hannah s euphoria at her spiritual and cultural development comes across with enthusiasm She wants Raymond to visit Jerusalem during the last month of her stay to see the extraordinary city for himself and to learn about Israel Both of them want to find out whether their relationship is still viable Raymond s melancholia contrasts sharply with Hannah s exuberance He is bogged down with his writing Toronto is always dark and cold in winter and he An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books unlike Hannah is not making new friends Their polarities and irreconcilable differences are brought to the fore just as their connection and similarities were initially Yet the couple remains drawn to each other in spite of the impediments of geographical distance culture and newfound newly made personal problemsAuthor Stephen Marche Kate Douglas uses an interesting writing format for his novel The margins act as a venue for a minimalist narrative which runs parallel to the main storyline Raymond considers Hannah s departure Hannah considers homesickness desperation and loneliness in the past tense Hannah thinks about the name God Raymond address the peoples of the Book It s a clever literary device that adds depth and wit to the novel I wonder if Marche purposefully Selected Poems uirky original bold love story it is certainly contemporary combining physical lust spiritual longing and intellectual

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Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story free read è 6 Stephen Marche ò 6 review review Raymond and Hannah: A Love Story Te and surprisingly deep love affair Hannah committed to exploring her Jewish roots and Raymond a blond blue eyed WASP find themselves. I have never listened to a story told in this fashion It would have been a great story but for the CONSTANT INTERRUPTION of a narrator setting the next scene It was so distracting I lost interest for the entire story I never want to listen to a story told like this It was almost painful to listen to I barely got through tape 1 before I packed it up to give to my local library This was a total waste of my money