David Samuel Levinson [PDF kindle] Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence

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Has written a novel that has become a literary sensation She insinuates herself into Catherine’s life and mysterious and frightening things start to happen as unbeknownst to Catherine the younger woman sets out to steal the truth of her life and the death of her husband so that she can plunder them for her next literary triumphLevinson’s richly crafted characters and his tautly drawn plot mark the debut of an exciting young talent. I have mixed feelings about Antonia Lively As a few days have passed between ranking this book and writing this review I feel I was generous in handing out my rating of 3 stars Don t get me wrong David Samuel Levinson can certainly write It s what he chose to write about is what bothers me Antonia Lively is set in a small college town in Upstate New York and deals with a number of characters in the literary world Wyatt a now dead one time novelist Catherine his wife Henry her former lover and the man who destroyed Wyatt s first novel and career Antonia Lively a brilliant young writer who is Henry s current flame and their relationships with each other form the crux of the novel There s also a side plot of Antonia s father and uncle being displeased and deran

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Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence

His death instead of leaving the secluded college town to which he had brought her she simply tries to go on with her life there When her former mentor who had also briefly been her lover a powerful critic who singlehandedly destroyed her husband’s chance for success takes a teaching job at the college Catherine’s world threatens to collapse For with him has come his latest protégé an exotic young woman named Antonia Lively who. I felt like this book was trying too hard to be intelligent For some reason it was also reminiscent of Dear Mr M by Herman Koch The book is about a woman Catherine living in a small town near NYC in the mid 1980s She never much wanted to live there but did for her husband a once promising writer whose career was destroyed by a single review After he died two or so years ago she continued to live in the small town and work at a bookstore for a boss who was disrespectful and gave her almost no hours Catherine ends up getting entangled with her ex advisorex boyfriendman who destroyed her husband s career and his new girlfriend a very young up and coming writer and things go from there It sounds much interesting than it was Once in a while the narrator flips aro

Characters Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence

One writer’s mysterious death another’s relentless uest for fame and a bitter literary critic’s passion for manipulation drive the story of this haunting novel set in a small upstate New York college town in the 1990sCatherine Strayed wonders if she’ll ever know the truth about the death of her husband a promising writer who died under circumstances that could have been accidental or a suicide or perhaps even murder But after. With its current overall rating of 35 stars I wasn t expecting a lot from this novel I bought a copy anyway and I m glad I did because it turned out to be a lot better than I initially thought it d be


10 thoughts on “Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence

  1. says:

    I didn’t really feel much of anything after I finished this novel Not happy or sad or anger or despair or excitement or resentment Even as I was reading ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE my only desire was to set this book aside and move on to the next oneInstead of aiming to be either literary fiction or a mystery this novel tried to combine elements of both and the glue never uite seemed to gel The novel might have been better served i

  2. says:

    With its current overall rating of 35 stars I wasn't expecting a lot from this novel I bought a copy anyway and

  3. says:

    Oh dear I'm not a critic but somehow this book was sold to me last week at a local bookstore ahead of its official release It was not a good purchase The story is vapid empty of meaning or redemption and with an incredibly p

  4. says:

    I had so much fun reading this book Not because the subject matter is particularly fun but because it felt like a mystery or a melodrama through

  5. says:

    There is some good writing here and there but the narrator is at best unreliable maybe incompetentthe plot too thick with metaphorical smoke and characters sharing one another like cigarettes ashes everywhere but the damn ashtray

  6. says:

    I felt like this book was trying too hard to be intelligent For some reason it was also reminiscent of Dear Mr M by Herman Koch The book is about a woman Catherine living in a small town near NYC in the mid 1980s She never much wanted to live there but did for her husband a once promising writer whose career was destroyed

  7. says:

    A good enough beach readsort of juicy sort of smart sort of dark fun but just not uite enough of any of these thi

  8. says:

    I have mixed feelings about Antonia Lively As a few days have passed between ranking this book and writing this review I feel I was

  9. says:

    blurbs compare this title to THE SECRET HISTORY and REBECCA so perhaps my expectations were too high with this novel The premise Catherine Strayed gave up her own career to support her husband’s writing even moving to an insuffera

  10. says:

    uick Thoughts A lot of the dialogue in 'Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence' was awkward and unnatural sounding From the way 23 year old Antonia Lively speaks to the way her uncle consistently calls her my dear niece So many things in this novel were bubbling with potential A thriller based in the literary community? Deep family traumas and lies? Infidelity? Mysterious closed off men? Sign me up Unfortunately I think Levinson was afraid to

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