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EThere’s very little life remaining for either of them but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way and find new meaning in what’s left Told with Jacobson’s trademark wit and style Live a Little is eual parts funny irreverent and tender – a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken and whether you could still change course. It is unusual for me to give up and not finish a book However I was actually getting angry at the time I was wasting looking for a purpose in Jacobson s tedious and unsympathetic account of Beryl and her dementia I surrendered before discovering how Beryl s story would link to that of the elderly Shimi Apparently his trying on his mother s underpants when he was a child would have some lasting impact on his lonely life Ridiculous not at all funny and missing the philosophical astuteness and wit found in The Finkler uestion the novel aggravated me Devoted to Drew you consider all the paths not taken and whether

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Live a Little

F her husbands and love affairsShimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting Among the Widows of North London he’s whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors Unlike Beryl he forgets nothing – especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him like an oppressive cloud ever sinc. Beryl Dusinbery and Shini Carmelli are two very elderly London residents and very different from each other Beryl is slowly losing her memories to dementia She is a self centered talkative demanding woman who freely admits that she was a neglectful mother and can t even uite remember how many children she has nor exactly which lover or husband was the father of each child She seems to be uite well to do as she has two caregivers who see to her needs around the clock Euphoria is a sweet natured Ugandan Nastya is a cynical self interested young woman from Moldova Shimi has bladder issues but is otherwise amazing healthy for a man in his 90s He finds himself very popular with the local widows who consider him a catch because he can do up his own buttons walk without a walker and talk without spitting Shimi s memory is all too intact He still recalls with agony a fairly minor offense from his childhood which has formed his life and left him lacking in self confidence social skills and ambition He ekes out a living as a card readerThe reader assumes that these two will meet but what connects them really took me by surpriseBeryl and Shimi and Beryl s caretakers are interesting characters so I looked forward to seeing what would happen when they finally met But the second half of the book was disappointing Everything Beryl and Shimi do and say once they meet feels out of character Other than the surprise connection there doesn t seem to be anything that would attract them to each other yet they immediately fall in love Shy uptight Shimi suddenly develops both verbal wit and a sophisticated understanding of himself Self centered Beryl is suddenly a great listener with a deep understanding of another human being and the ability to ask just the right uestion The caregivers drop out of the plot altogether Shimi and Beryl have lengthy lengthy dialogs that attempt to explain things about their relationship that the author should have shown us in scenes and none of the explanations make any sense anyway I felt like this author made up some really good characters then got halfway through the book and couldn t figures out what to do with themLike my reviews Check out my blog at of The Saint s Mistress Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose young woman from Moldova Shimi has bladder issues but is otherwise amazing healthy for a man in his 90s He finds himself very popular with the local widows who consider him a catch because he can do up his own buttons walk without a walker and talk without spitting Shimi s memory is all too intact He still recalls with agony a fairly minor offense from his childhood which has formed his life and left him lacking in self confidence social skills and ambition He ekes out a living as a card readerThe reader assumes that these two will meet but what connects them really took me by surpriseBeryl and Shimi and Beryl s caretakers are interesting characters so I looked forward to seeing what would happen when they finally met But the second half of the book was disappointing Everything Beryl and Shimi do and say once they meet feels out of character Other than the surprise connection there doesn t seem to be anything that would attract them to each other Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers yet they immediately fall in love Shy uptight Shimi suddenly develops both verbal wit and a sophisticated understanding of himself Self centered Beryl is suddenly a great listener with a deep understanding of another human being and the ability to ask just the right uestion The caregivers drop out of the plot altogether Shimi and Beryl have lengthy lengthy dialogs that attempt to explain things about their relationship that the author should have shown us in scenes and none of the explanations make any sense anyway I felt like this author made up some really good characters then got halfway through the book and couldn t figures out what to do with themLike my reviews Check out my blog at of The Saint s Mistress

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A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The Finkler uestionAt the age of ninety something Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long suffering carers Nastya and Euphoria with tangled stories o. Not going to rate this as I only made it to page ninty Some of the parts I read were witty but on the whole i just can t connect to this book Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers your life by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The Finkler uestionAt the age of ninety something Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long suffering carers Nastya and Euphoria with tangled stories o. Not going to rate this as I only made it to page ninty Some of the parts I read were witty but on the whole i just can t connect to this book


10 thoughts on “Live a Little

  1. says:

    Not going to rate this as I only made it to page ninty Some of the parts I read were witty but on the whole i just can't connect to this book

  2. says:

    I enjoyed Live A Little very much in the end It is witty insightful and rather touching but I found the first two thirds or so a bit of a slogThis is a story of two people in their eighties and nineties respective

  3. says:

    Somewhat to my surprise I enjoyed this book immensely I had not anticipated that reading about very old people and their relationships could be uite so joyous Jacobson has created two central characters Shimi and Beryl who will stay in my mind for a long time Shimi in appearance is much like my grandfather but a far tortured soul than he ever

  4. says:

    I tried Oh how hard I tried That seems to be my experience with so many of Howard Jacobson's book I loved some of his early books as well as The Mighty Walzer which was poignant and hilarious but I have struggled ever sinceMaybe it is me but I

  5. says:

    Beryl Dusinbery and Shini Carmelli are two very elderly London residents and very different from each other Beryl is slowly losing her memories to dementia She is a self centered talkative demanding woman who freely admit

  6. says:

    I received a free copy of “Live A Little” from Goodreads in exchange for an honest reviewThis is the smartest book I have read in 2019 It is no surprise that Jacobson has won and been nominated for the Man Booker Prize multiple times His characterizations here are excellent Beryl Dusinbery is an insightful and acerbic character who had me cracking up and rereading her pointed accusations in eual measure The writing

  7. says:

    I always feel that reading a Howard Jacobson novel is like eating a fancy dessert in a restaurant There’s pleasure in looking at it on the plate than actually eating it And when you have eaten it it leaves you with a feeling of over indulgence and sickliness Ostensibly it’s a story about a romance? between two nonagenarians Beryl and Shimi But as with most Jacobson novels this is all about character with very little story Beryl and Shim

  8. says:

    ARC for Novel NeighborI don't know how to go about writing a review for this book I just didn't get it It is either a bad book or it's way above my reading level It was confusing and full of stories that felt they were all going to connect but really didn't That may have been on purpose given the main character Beryl Dusinbery is

  9. says:

    It is unusual for me to give up and not finish a book However I was actually getting angry at the time I was wasting looking for a purpose in Jacobson's tedious and unsympathetic account of Beryl and her dementia I surrender

  10. says:

    Four stars for the audiobook with its outstanding narration the story itself would be a three Shimi tried on his mother's bloomers at age ten once; we learn that at age 90 he's been haunted by this his entire life His mother died when

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