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Of course, I would have loved a happy end I always do! However, being BBQ’d upside down in your own car after suffering cocaine induced hallucinations and as a result swerving off a cliff side road, covering yourself in a bourbon flambe and then getting set alight is a fairly life changing catalyst which would force well, anyone, to change their perceptions of themselves and the world around them While recovering in the hospital, the narrator becomes addicted to morphine and even more addicted to misery, plotting his own suicide in graphic detail.

Lessons are learned, love is found, spirits are restored, and faith is revealed No I do not mean that I am the filling in some sort of papery sandwich although for the really enthusiastic book lover this may have some kind of kinky appeal, paper cuts not withstandingI mean I have been selecting books from my shelf which I have been thrilled to read, engrossed and spell bound by and this does not always happen.

I will say this book is graphic but it had to be, or it wouldn’t be a powerful read that haunts you long after you’re done. The book was a New York Times best-seller, and has been translated into thirty languages. So give this book a try. I couldn’t wait for Carla to finish because she had some splanin to do.


For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. I learned about Italian and German literature translations of Dante’s Inferno.

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

It probably didn’t help that I read this after seeing so many previews for that freaking movie, Beastlya gaegola take on Beauty and the Beast – a story not far from my mind davodson reading The Gargoyle – the whole heart-of-gold, love-will-keep-us-alive, climb-every-mountain thing.

Also, I found a lot of details and information unnecessary. Published August 5th by Doubleday first published She eats instant coffee like candy, and sleeps nude on her stone slabs the night before she carves them!

I will never be able to hear about a burn victim again without cringing and thinking back to this book.

Can’t really endorse this one, but it is I’m sure a matter of taste. Aug 20, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The writing is lush and vivid, weaving a modern day tale of tragedy and romance with history and the suggestion of fantasy. I have no idea. I do realize a lot of people run from anything that can further their knowledge, that’s what school texts are for, but his book is so enchanting that you don’t even realize how much you’re absorbing until you come to the end.

For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete—and her time on earth will be finished. She swiftly starts to tell him the story of her past life in a medieval monastery.

The narrator spends the majority of the book considering whether or not Marianne Engel is schizophrenic or just suffering from some other psychological issue – another point that is driven home to the point of almost causing me not to pick the book up again. Then comes the love of his life, the soul-mate.


Yet she remembers each life they have had together. But what about “He who shall remain nameless”? Cheese And Freaking Rice, Davidson, this is not what couples did in the s; couples in the s simply built their houses themselves, rutted around in their own filth after 17 hours a day of backbreaking labor, and desperately tried to squeeze out as many babies as possible before they all died of the g-dd-mn plague!

His car catches fire and he suffers the worst-degree burns to most of his body and, most importantly, he loses the only tool of his trade.

The story is told in first person. We went from riding the short bus, to pushing it. Maybe they did and I just didn’t feel it.

The Gargoyle

If she was getting reincarnated, how could she keep those copies of Inferno across all those lifetimes and different bodies? That’s just sometimes how it is, and Davidson knew this the moment he signed that 1. View all 4 comments. Because ggargola that he becomes extremely depressed and starts having suicidal davkdson. A love story at its best with the stamp of redemption all over it.

I also, surprisingly, enjoyed some of Marianne’s tales of love.

I felt beat over the head with all the suffering and seriously thought about giving up reading by page