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  • 06 June 2018
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Read & Download ✓ Live a Little Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Howard Jacobson Summary Live a Little 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. 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 over indulgence and sickliness Ostensibly it s a story about a romance between two nonagenarians Beryl and Shimi But as with most Jacobson novels this is all about character with very little story Beryl and Shimi don t even meet until two thirds of the way through the novel What keeps it readable is Jacobson s flair with language the many flashes of wit and some larger than life characters However in the end it s style over substance

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Read & Download ✓ Live a Little Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Howard Jacobson Summary Live a Little 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. 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 we can never be sure about any of the history she conjures up for herself Although she is ageing disgracefully indeed seems to have lived her whole life disgracefully she mellows as she absorbs Shimi into her purview She is one of the very few fictional characters I have ever wanted to meet in real lifeAnd the other characters are eually vivid Beryl s long suffering carers

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Read & Download ✓ Live a Little Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Howard Jacobson Summary Live a Little 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 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 were accurate and acute but I found the plot confusing and hard to graspPerhaps it is meant to be like that as most of the main characters are very elderly and no longer as sharp as they once were but the late great Mordecai Richler portrayed such a situation with humour sympathy and hilarity in Barney s Version a marvellous tragi comedyMaybe I have completely missed the point but