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Tea Cups & Tiger Claws (English Edition) Kindle版
Tim Patrick learned at an early age about living on both sides of the tracks. His family scraped to pay the rent but he received his primary education at a private boarding school, the result of smooth talking parents and a generous scholarship. On visiting day Tim watched the parents of his schoolmates arrive in limousines and Lamborghinis. His parents arrived in a utility van that said Patrick's TV Repair on the sides. In Tea Cups & Tiger Claws, his first novel, Patrick continues with this childhood theme as he introduces forbidden mountaintop palaces and the characters who try to sneak into them. It's a family saga that spans three generations and takes you on a wild ride from one side of the tracks to the other. In Death of Movie Star, the author's second novel, he takes you backstage to meet the types of film stars that the whole world loves and hates-sometimes simultaneously. There are the ambitious divas, the wisecracking sidekicks, and the really frightening ones who just might be playing themselves. In Ollie Come Free, Patrick unites his fondness for the American family saga with the fascinating phenomenon of acquired savantism, where a person can get bonked on the head and wake up with a new and amazing talent...and the brain damage that always accompanies it. Tim is a graduate of UCLA. He and his wife live in California and are the parents of two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys aviation, bicycling, and experimenting in the kitchen. --このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B00HKN1J3M
- 出版社 : Country Scribbler Publishing; 第1版 (2014/1/8)
- 発売日 : 2014/1/8
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 918 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 416ページ
Interesting - not sure if this is a farce or a tragedy.2018年7月20日に英国でレビュー済み
It's all a bit unbelievable from the beginning though I found the characters strongly drawn and continued to read because they were interesting even though the plot got wilder and wilder being driven by an increasingly caricatured villainess. There was a slight confusion of styles - partly tongue in cheek and partly quite straightforward and thoughtful. Overall I enjoyed reading it; there was a lot of skill in the writing and the characterisation but I wasn't quite sure from time to time if I should laugh or yawn.
This sounded promising when it came in my daily recommendations on book bubs but it was so unrealistic and historically inaccurate I couldn’t even get half way through it. The characters were unbelievable and unsympathetic. The title and cover imply quality literature but this is trash, which is ok if you like that sort of thing I suppose.
This book was promising to start with but quickly turned tedious the majority was mind numbing ramblings. The message I think the author was trying to portray about faith and love and how we often don’t appreciate love especially from a parent until we don’t have it anymore and how if we never receive parental love it can twist you into something evil but if you have a love and who has faith in you it can save you but he took too long to say it the middle could have been a lot shorter and the end less like a runaway truck. Essentially the book was readable but I wouldn’t recommend it. I hate not knowing the end of any story no matter how dull so that’s the reason I persisted with this one.