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The half life of stars wener louise Rating: 7,2/10 1095 reviews

The Half Life of Stars: Louise Wener: 9780340832455: acqualilia.it: Books

the half life of stars wener louise

The American section of the novel is particularly powerful and I loved the descriptions of the scenery, the way of life, and the acutely-observed details with which Wener weaves a rich tapestry. There were a couple parts that were out there like how in the heck does this fit with the rest of the book out there , but it somehow fits together and is all resolved by the end. Beginning in Florida with the events of the space shuttle disaster of 1986, an event most people my age and above will remember well, there is a celestial theme running doggedly through the novel, even finding its way into the title, but it is rather more a story about relationships and the people and culture of Miami. The main problem with the book is that it's really boring, the ending was too cute and neatly packaged, and it was so dialogue-heavy that I lost track of which character was talking because they weren't very interesting. Or has he just had enough? Sometimes I need an author to smack me in the face with the obvious.

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Ian Kirkpatrick: The Half Life of Stars by Louise Wener

the half life of stars wener louise

There are no easy answers. The surprising plot that didn't leave any threads was just icing. Sucky characters : Daniel I just wanted to punch him in the face! Recommended, and I'll be acquiring her other books. Wener The Perfect Play is the former lead singer of the British pop band Sleeper. I'm really glad I did buy it. It was laugh out loud funny in places, but also contains some very profound comments.

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The half life of stars (Book, 2007) [acqualilia.it]

the half life of stars wener louise

I also really liked how Wener used the Challenger and Columbia space tragedies to root the significant events in this family's past - very clever. The plotting within the novel is also well-handled with a host of seemingly disconnected plot threads becoming slowly intertwined and eventually resolved. Sucky characters : DanielI just wanted to punch him in the face! It opens on the day of the Challenger shuttle explosion at Cape Canaveral: a tragic moment that rips this family apart and sets Daniel's disappearance in motion some 18 years later. How she grew to love herself, accept herself and stand up for who she was. Claire, who is not making a conspicuous success of her own life, is convinced she understands Daniel best and sets out to look for him. Claire's older brother Daniel has disappeared.

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The Half Life of Stars by Louise Wener

the half life of stars wener louise

If only we knew what the right choice was, and is. Claire heads for Florida, with her ex-husband along for support, sensing that their father's death there long ago, witnessed only by Daniel on the day the Challenger exploded, may be the key to his disappearance and to her family's emotional paralysis. It is Claire who knows Daniel best. Claire, who is not making a conspicuous success of her own life, is convinced she understands Daniel best and sets out to look for him. The plotting within the novel is also well-handled with a host of seemingly disconnected plot threads becoming slowly intertwined and eventually resolved. The characterisation is really strong, and despite the reasonably large cast there is a clear differentiation between the various characters.

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The half life of stars (Book, 2006) [acqualilia.it]

the half life of stars wener louise

He leaves work one Friday afternoon, shortly before Christmas, and vanishes into thin air. The main problem with the book is that it's really boring, the ending was too cute and neatly packaged, and it was so dialogue-heavy that I lost track of which character was talking because they weren't very interesting. First person present tense usually starts grating on me after a couple of hundred pages, like an overdose of something syrupy, and it was the same here. He's just like his father,just another cheating bastard! Claire's older brother, Daniel, has disappeared. Okay that's probably a little harsh, but her family was just so disrespectful that it was uncomfortable, and half the time she didn't deserve it.

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THE HALF LIFE OF STARS (Mar 2006)

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Part mystery, part love story, part comic road trip, this is the story of a woman unravelling her family's secrets and healing their wounds, while finding a route to real love. To read the rest of this review and more! This story is about a girl in London who sets off to find her older brother, who has disappeared, abandoning his wife and family. The surprising plot that didn't leave any threads was just icing. That being said, I definately enjoyed the book and I'm glad I read it, and I would recommend it to others. In the midst of it all sits Claire—divorced, irresponsible, fluent in six foreign languages yet hopeless at interpreting life.

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The half life of stars (Book, 2007) [acqualilia.it]

the half life of stars wener louise

The plotting within the novel is also well-handled with a host of seemingly disconnected plot threads becoming slowly intertwined and eventually resolved. Daniel is married, rich and successful, but one day near to Christmas he simply disappears into thin air. Claire's older brother, Daniel, has disappeared. Claire's older brother, Daniel, has disappeared. The plotting within the novel is also well-handled with a host of seemingly disconnected plot threads becoming slowly intertwined and eventually resolved. The main problem with the book is that it's really boring, the ending was too cute and neatly packaged, and it was so dialogue-heavy that I lost track of which character was talking because they weren't very interesting. Beginning in Florida with the events of the space shuttle disaster of 1986, an event most people my age and above will remember well, there is a celestial the Those who like novels where everything ties up nicely and where every event has some significance in the final analysis will find much to enjoy here.

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The Half Life of Stars (2006) READ ONLINE FREE book by Louise Wener in EPUB,TXT.

the half life of stars wener louise

If only we had made the right choice back then. There were like three plot twists in the last 50 pages I didn't see coming because I didn't expect any at all, so I guess that was exciting. I found that by the end of the book I had highlighted quite a number of passages. Set between London and Miami, this is the story of a family with ghosts to bury. There was a serious side to the novel too, and in particular I thought the paragraph where Claire describes her late father was an outstanding piece of writing. I found that by the end of the book I had highlighted quite a number of passages. How she grew to love herself, accept herself and stand up for who she was.

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