Lives of the Saints

Lives of the Saints Hysterically funny beautifully written almost hypnotic portrait of unforgettable people in a strange and magnificent city Anne tyler The New Republic

  • Title: Lives of the Saints
  • Author: Nancy Lemann
  • ISBN: 9780452258860
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hysterically funny, beautifully written almost hypnotic portrait of unforgettable people in a strange and magnificent city Anne tyler, The New Republic.

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    1. "'Now, come on, Tom,' I said, 'get ahold of yourself.'He stared at me smolderingly.'Where is Mary Grace?' I said.'She's probably in the bamboo grove having sex.''The bamboo grove?''Well, you know, that's the type of person she is. She's the type of person who would just go out to the bamboo grove during the middle of a party or during her own wedding and have sex.''She is? What? But–but–why the bamboo grove, though?''It's racy out there, Louise. It's sexy. Out in the bamboo grove.''God,' I s [...]

    2. Lemann's subtle but expert management of pacing, tone, and form is the core content of this astonishing novel: writing in the voice of narrator Louise Brown, Lemann explains, "In this atmosphere you may understandably complain of a lack of plot or design, but that is the plot, that is the crisis-- the crisis of youth and aimlessness" (80). Reviewers here fault the book's excessive length (@ 145 pages!?) and criticize it for dragging, but such responses betray their less than diligent reading.Liv [...]

    3. The author comes up with some great descriptions, such as ". . . even at eighty-four years old. She had a streak of native, wrathful intelligence which she cleverly disguised with coquetry. It was a curious but spellbinding mixture." And "The decor was red plush and cobwebs, with grandiose marble domes and fixtures." However it does drag sometimes.

    4. This novella is very much like New Orleans, filled with colorful characters who all are trying to suppress their darker side, yet ultimately failing and how they deal with the fall out of that. Beautifully written and it makes me want to hop on a plane south.

    5. I adore this book, and read it every few years. Nancy Lemann has a poetic and funny voice that's utterly enchanting and when she's writing about New Orleans, she is in her element. The Collier family appears elsewhere in her books, but never so vividly, and poignantly, as here. A gem.

    6. This is among my favorite New Orleans novels, I knew real people like many of these characters in 1970s and 1980s NOLA.

    7. An old favorite. Quirky and tender. One of my favorite quotes: "Three-fourths of all sorrow is self-pity," from Mr. Collier's wise soliloquy.

    8. I enjoyed this highly absorbing and humorous book, and was checking to see if the author ever wrote anything else. I thought maybe this was her only book but now I see there are others.

    9. What a remarkable writer! Her short sentences contain odd combinations that jolt the reader into seeing everything in a fashion slightly askew: In a garden, there is a "violently pretty spot," and at parties, "groups of debauchees sit in corners near the bar with napkins tied on their heads and loaves of French great stuck in their great pockets." Women remember their outfits from debutante balls decades before, and people "fall apart," and hearts "break into a thousand pieces on the floor."She [...]

    10. This is my absolute most favorite book of all time. My copy has belovedly traveled with me from high school in New Orleans, through college in New England, where I read it when I was homesick, through adulthood and marriage and parenthood in different cities. I've read it probably 50 times; it's stained and dog-eared and worn with adoration.This book is brilliant, hilarious and gorgeous. I love every single character, especially Claude. I love the unique style of repetition and capitalization, I [...]

    11. This would have been so much better as a short story. The eccentricity got old and the story just rambled along. She did do a great job with her New Orleans stereotyping. I know some of these people!!!

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