Fiction Book Club Some Kind of Miracle by Iris Rainer Dart Buy book: $16.73
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Beaches" delivers a poignant, unforgettable tale of cousins Dahlia and Sunny Gordon, bound by a shared love for making music. But a darkness descends on Sunny--one that will ultimately plunge her into a nightmare of solitude and schizophrenia.
I have been waiting all weekend to start reading about this book and I am pretty hooked already. I am tempted to go to the library and check it out, just after this first selection. I think this will make good airplane reading for me as I head out for a conference this week.
I think this book is a great read any where. I have not been able to get enough. Hopefully, I will be able to check the book out at the library or better yet purchased the book. This book reminds that there are people in this world that are worst off than you and to be happy to be of sound mind and body.
I agree fromt he first paragraph I knew that this book was gonna be good. I'll have some trouble borrowing every book I read on here and trying to read them all. I'll have to keep a list. I'm really enjoying it.
love this book so far. its a tease to only get one chapter at a time. right when you start getting into it you are cut off. im not sure i can do this one chapter at a time thing. though its a good way of trying out books to see what you want to buy/borrow.
Let me say this book hooked me from day one. As each day progresses, I want to learn more and more about the characters and really get into this one.
The writing is superb and I was instantly connected to everyone, feeling the pain and shock of yet another episode with Sunny, feeling the disgust of Dahlia's feelings towards the producer (can't remember his name), and feeling sympathy for the entire family.
I can't wait to read the rest of this week's excerpts!
"What wild desires, what restless torments seize
The hapless man, who feels the book-disease..."
- Dr. John Ferriar (from the poem Bibliomania, 1863)
I agree that the wording is ordinary. Her portrayal of mental illness is mass market and has no depth, just the shock value of nudity and violence. And I have no sympathy for the lyrics writer; she seems self-absorbed and greedy. She even thinks that her old man is not good enough for her because he doesn't think that she's going to get an instant break after years of failure with only one song sold. She abandoned her friend/ relative when she needed her most, and now wants to come sniffing around to leech off of her cousin's creativity since she can't make it on her own...and can't stomach the thought of having to share the credit with someone active in the music biz, not trapped in a nut-house. I'm sure her character grows doing the course of the book, but I'm not going to stick around to wait for it. This excerpt, to me, read like a cheap melodrama.