Adedeji Adeusi Adeusi itibaren Tarf Behbal Bahadur, Punjab 144626, Hindistan
A great book. Bleak but compelling. Speaks to whether escaping your past is ever possible, what can really break a person, what it means to sacrifice. Also, there is a lot here about chosing your own life, not being bound to narrow expectations. Another book that lives in my carry-on bag for long trips.
Beach reading for the brainy set. Keeping in mind that this is one of Yalom’s “teaching novels,” envisioned not to entertain, or even to achieve artistically, but to serve as a type of literary experiential learning tool for therapists and therapists-to-be, really helps with tolerating the expository nature of much of the book. Also, Yalom’s nerdy and passionate enthusiasm is infectious, and if one surrenders to it, it allows the reader to join in with the fun he clearly was having writing this imagined relationship, strengthening the ideological connection he swears by between psychotherapy and existentialism.
quite boring, clunky; a dissapointment
I wanted to read this book for long time. I already knew the story because I've seen the movie. Twice. But in 99% of cases books are better than their movies so wanted to check this one out. Well it was not whole lot better as I expected. Both book and movie are equally good.