Name of eBook: A Little Life
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
eBook genre: Fiction & Literature › Drama › Romance Books
Available Download Formats: ePub, PDF, Mobi
The book «A Little Life» by Hanya Yanagihara Review and Quotes: This is an ordinary, well-camouflaged and reinforced women’s novel, the main character who experienced Something Terrible in childhood, but meets a wonderful man, and realizes that her life can still be kindness and caring.
The main character of the novel is incredibly attractive, and she’s still here but she was convinced that she was ugly because she had a Horrible Childhood. Scars don’t spoil it (especially because nobody sees under your clothes), although she is convinced of the opposite. A terrible childhood does not affect the career of the heroine – with hard work and intelligence she reaches the top of his profession, remaining sweet and pleasant person for their bosses, colleagues and clients, except a little more shy than necessary.
The main character of the novel is not a cynic, or paranoid, or hysterical, she slams doors if she thinks she not looked, do not yell: “You men, only one have to”, no, she just apologizes for everything, earning money and fussing around the house. The perfect woman! But the main character is male.
Not every reader endure 700 pages of whining, polite and cute when the hero is constantly trying to do something to hurt myself (while continuing to lead a normal lifestyle of a successful lawyer, so that nobody realizes), and his sensitive, secured and always correct friends Pat him on the head, washed his wounds and tight hug. Hero twenty, thirty, forty, fifty years, and he’s still the same, beautiful, patient, and shy. Friends don’t change – they, like the peasants in “the World stage” Jerome Jerome created only in order to speak words of sympathy to the main character, to say they are proud of him and how great he is.
They have children, elderly parents, financial problems, their own systems, they explode: “f*ck you and your useless secrets!”, no, and in the thirty and fifty they are meek and virtuous, and always willing to help and listen to the same: “No, I’m fine, just don’t say X, he’ll get upset.” Generally, any time, any attributes of reality are no banking crises, no unemployment, no exhausting life, anything that forces adults to change the priorities and beliefs, to face dilemmas, to not do what you want, and the result is to drop the old skin and grow new.