[E–pub New] (I'll Take You There) by Wally Lamb

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I'll Take You There

REVIEW I'll Take You There Wally Lamb ¼ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô I'll Take You There Ion a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid musesAgainst the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture family secrets and Hollywood iconography Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women of every era must fac. This had an interesting premise but it never really went anywhere for me I could never really relate to the characters or care why this story was being told

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REVIEW I'll Take You There Wally Lamb ¼ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô I'll Take You There Silent film era Lois invites Felix to revisit and in some cases relive scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screenIn these magical movies the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life There’s his daughter Aliza a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister Frances with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna a fiery would be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competit. Not one of Wally Lamb s best booksin fact when considering the greatness that is Wally Lamb who set the bare extremely high with works like she s come undone and I know this much is true this might have actually been his worst so far that s not to say it was a bad book but I was expecting I was really looking forward to this book when I heard it was out because Wally Lamb has been one of my favorite authors since I read she s come undone when I was 15 years old and have since read and loved every single book he s come out with since including the composition of short stories written by inmates at a women s prison where Lamb taught a writing class I think he s an amazing often under appreciated talent and one of the best writers of our time This new book just didn t do him justice although it was very well written it seemed like a novella than an actual novel and I would have liked it to have been at least twice the length with a developed plot The characters were well thought out relatable and complex but I didn t feel as connected or invested in them as I usually become when reading Lamb Overall I was glad to have read I ll take you there and it was certainly worth the short time it took to get from cover to cover and I would recommend to fellow fans of Lamb but to those who haven t read his other works I would highly recommend reading those first because he can do so much better be so much powerful of a writer than one could ever tell from reading this particular novel

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REVIEW I'll Take You There Wally Lamb ¼ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô I'll Take You There New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life Felix Funicello introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’ and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it in this radiant homage to the resiliency strength and power of womenI’ll Take You There centers on Felix a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater One evening while setting up a film in the projectionist booth he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s. This is my first dip into Wally Lamb and unfortunately I m staring at his earlier works unread on my shelf hoping that they contain the gems my friends talked about Because this latest book of his did nothing to urge me on further He checked all the PC boxes on feminism family dysfunction loss and other topical issues so blatantly that I almost thought it was going to be satirical but no it was taking itself seriously On the other hand he writes with compassion and the pages flow smoothly even though the content has much to be desired What kept me going was the smooth writing and the tenderness he evokes I wanted to care about the characters too and the events but they were too wafer thin to relate to There are aspects of this domestic drama that have wide appeal and significance dysfunctional family mental health problems grief secrets communication breakdowns and regret But redemption was advertised too transparently and at every turn so any tension that was attempted lost steam before it even got going This is a book that thinks for you and with a sweeping and reductive grasp of legitimacyThe first half of the book read like a YA novel the way it simplistically raised emotional psychological and family issues like a paint by number set Lamb then engaged in some deeper issues particularly one mental health disease that I know uite a bit about and have worked with patients with this problem and I was shocked at how easily the author dispensed with it I don t want to give spoilers about what it covers And then there was the largely reliable narrator trying to show how unreliable he thought he was It was twee in the most banal way with a dearth of organic materialLamb took no risks and the exposition sections were stilted with what read like borrowed enactments and read like a Wikipedia research reconstruction I even felt insulted on occasion that the author was so lazy about drawing us in with stale buzzwords and overused truisms sketching cut out characters and boilerplate scenes Felix s dialogue with his daughter added nothing to the story and there didn t seem to be any family problems under the surface As a youth we saw the drama unfold with his parents and sisters but in a hackneyed way As an adult we know he is divorced with an adult daughter who is too facilely healthy and balanced The scenes with his ex were trite as their issues were too shallow The problems they DID have such as Felix not appreciating feminism really dwindled out to bromidesIt s a short book and if topics like the history of The Miss Rheingold competition appeal to you he made it appealing on a fact by fact basis but not as a novel insertion then you may enjoy it It had its moments But the feminist angle was just too antiuated He is in version 10 ie he is bringing up basics that have been covered for the past 40 years but he added nothing new to the tableBy the end I saw what Lamb set out to do to reveal how the past presses on the present and how it affects our future Too he attempted to bring up the age old Venus and Mars arguments between men and women Felix the film professor was able to enter the past by seeing scenes from his life on film brought to him by former feminists that were in the film industry before women s employment and professional rights were part of the mainstream They were powerful women in media nevertheless before being uashed one way or another But it didn t resonate as poignant to this story of Felix s relationshipsThere was just nothing fresh or invigorating to this novel I kept thinking of the movie with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep Defending Your Life but without the droll humor It was a corny book and perhaps it was partially autobiographical It seems possible because the author was trying too hard to make a statement via platitudes It is difficult I have heard for some fiction writers to stand back from a uasi fictional memoir about their own histories It appeared that he wrestled with how to advance truth in fact vs truth in fictionI think that Lamb could have continued to draft this book and go deeper into the characters and story rather than the surface narrative that he wrote and the juvenile dialogue Perhaps if this had been written and published in the early 60s he would have been ahead of the curve But as it stands I think it could have merit for younger readers in the YA sector but for those of us who are seasoned readers and mortals it just didn t take me anywhere


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    DOWNLOAD Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Wally Lamb Wally Lamb ¼ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW I'll Take You There This is my first dip into Wally Lamb and unfortunately I’m staring at his earlier works unread on my shelf hoping that the

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    [E–pub New] (I'll Take You There) by Wally Lamb Halfway through I thought this might be headed for 5 stars Then along came the second half and that's too bad 6 of 10 stars

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    [E–pub New] (I'll Take You There) by Wally Lamb Wally Lamb ¼ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW I'll Take You There A Brief A Between Myself and Myself Why did you pick up I'll Take You There in the first place Natalie?A Well Natalie I had read Wishin' and Hopin' but had lukewarm feelings about it cute uick Christmas tale but didn't feel

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    [E–pub New] (I'll Take You There) by Wally Lamb I gave up after 80 pages I can get behind a good ghost story but this didn't ualify

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