The Brothers K

The Brothers K ➵ [Reading] ➷ The Brothers K By David James Duncan ➪ – Heartforum.co.uk Duncan Took Almost Years To Follow Up The Publication Of His Much Praised First Novel, The River Why, But This Massive Second Effort Is Well Worth The Wait It Is A Stunning Work A Complex Tapestry Of Duncan Took AlmostYears To Follow Up The Publication Of His Much Praised First Novel, The River Why, But This Massive Second Effort Is Well Worth The Wait It Is A Stunning Work A Complex Tapestry Of Family Tensions, Baseball, Politics And Religion, By Turns Hilariously Funny And Agonizingly Sad Highly Inventive Formally, The Novel Is Mainly Narrated By Kincaid Chance, The Brothers PDF/EPUB ² The Youngest Son In A Family Of Four Boys And Identical Twin Girls, The Children Of Hugh Chance, A Discouraged Minor League Ballplayer Whose Once Promising Career Was Curtained By An Industrial Accident, And His Wife Laura, An Increasingly Fanatical Seventh Day Adventist The Plot Traces The Working Out Of The Family S Fate From The Beginning Of The Eisenhower Years Through The Traumas Of Vietnam.

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  • Paperback
  • 645 pages
  • The Brothers K
  • David James Duncan
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 055337849X

10 thoughts on “The Brothers K

  1. Steve says:

    With an average rating of 4.40, it ll be hard to argue that this book is under appreciated But that s precisely what I intend to do To bolster my case, I ll be using graphs to display falsely precise measures in an attempt to gain credibility The real goal apart from the gimmick is to highlight the mix of traits this gem of a novel possesses, the combinations of which are rare and enticing For instance, many books are either strong on plot or strong on character development, but not so man With an average rating of 4.40, it ll be hard to argue that this book is under appreciated But that s precisely what I intend to do To bolster my case, I ll be using graphs to display falsely precise measures in an attempt to gain credibility The real goal apart from the gimmick is to highlight the mix of traits this gem of a novel possesses, the combinations of which are rare and enticing For instance, many books are either strong on plot or strong on character development, but not so many are good at both In the figure below, note where The Brothers K ends up Duncan gives us some of the most memorable characters in recent history Four brothers are front and center, as you might guess They have younger twin sisters, too, who playthan just bit parts Their parents have interesting stories, as well, stemming from Papa s minor league pitching career and his wife s repeated chugs of Seventh Day Adventist Kool Aid First born, Everett, is quick witted, sarcastic, irre...

  2. Summer says:

    Okay I have spent a lot of time trying to formulate a persuasive review for this book.I could tell you this that everyone I ve ever recommended it to who has read it has really, really loved it Many of them have bought extra copies for people they want to recommend it to Many of them have given this book to their parents, their brothers, and their best friends I could tell you this that it is each of my parents favorite novel as well, and that one o...

  3. Dolors says:

    It may be different for other people, but we in our green youth have to settle the eternal questions first. Ivan to Alyosha KaramazovLet s get clear, The Brothers K struck me out There are books which tell a story and then there are others, like The Brothers K, whose story resonates deep inside you in response to a call within the remotest nook of your inner being Either as an iron hand clutching relentlessly at your bowels or as a scorching eruption of pure and unadulterated love, the novel It may be different for other people, but we in our green youth have to settle the eternal questions first. Ivan to Alyosha KaramazovLet s get clear, The Brothers K struck me out There are books which tell a story and then there are others, like The Brothers K, whose story resonates deep inside you in response to a call within the remotest nook of your inner being Either as an iron hand clutchi...

  4. Ted says:

    Aside from having fictitious siblings an extra brother, and where in Ivan s name did those two twin sisters come from I must admit I enjoyed reading this book, based on my own family I recognized themes similar to those that so oppressed my actual brothers and me The references to baseball were enigmatic, but I decided to treat them as if a game of gorodki were being referred to This helped Alexei Fyodorovich KaramazovI can t remember the last time I consumed so many pages of the same book Aside from having fictitious siblings an extra brother, and where in Ivan s name did those two twin sisters come from I must admit I enjoyed reading this book, based on my own family I recognized themes similar to those that so oppressed my actual brothers and...

  5. Melki says:

    This was a very good book worthy of the highest rating and all the acclaim it has garnered Though basically the story of a family s struggle to cope with changing times during the turbulent 60s, I don t recall ever reading a work of fiction that better explores the consequences of religious extremism on family life That s serious subject matter, but the book is actually very funny with several laugh out loud moments.The novel features a mother who is a strict Seventh Day Adventist and fanati This was a very good book worthy of the highest rating and all the acclaim it has garnered Though basically the story of a family s struggle to cope with changing times during the turbulent 60s, I don t recall ever reading a work of fiction that better explores the consequences of religious extremism on family life That s serious subject matter, but the book is actually very funny with several laugh out loud moments.The novel features a mother who is a strict Seventh Day Adventist and fanatically devoted to her church This leads to pr...

  6. Lubinka Dimitrova says:

    Sigh This was one of the most satisfying books I ve read this year, and I m kind of sad now that it ended It was a wonderful heart warming, silly, uplifting, depressing, funny, soul crushing journey in the company of great characters, laugh out loud humor, multilayered stories, family love, history, baseball, war, religion, philosophy and 60 s era politics I cannot really express my admiration for the author s ability to show us how deep the love between the members of the Chance family r Sigh This was...

  7. Devin Bruce says:

    The Brothers K is one of the best books I ve ever read This is the deceptively complex story of an American family A mother, father, four sons, and two daughters, growing up in the 50s and 60s Their childhoods shaped by the family s two passions baseball and religion Their adulthoods shaped by the family s own small bundle of insecurities and conflicts, and the overwhelming nightmare of Vietnam I m a Canadian agnostic who doesn t like baseball, and I loved it The story is brutally honest The Brothers K is one of the best books I ve ever read This is the deceptively complex story of an American family A mother, father, four sons, and two daughters, growing up in the 50s and 60s Their childhoods shaped by the family s two passions baseball and religion Their adulthoods shaped by the family s own small bundle of insecurities and conflicts, and the overwhelming nightmare of Vietnam I m a Canadian agnostic who doesn t like baseball, and I loved it The story is brutally honest and unflinchingly real sprawling, heartbreaking, touching David James Duncan isn t afraid to show all the sides of the characters, even the ones that if they were real people they d try to hide from the world The characters change and grow as the novel goes on, and the story is both epic and personal, just like the story o...

  8. meosima says:

    Okay I didn t love this book I wanted to I d heard great things But I didn t So sue me I know this is going to sound really lame, but here s the first thing LOTS of baseball I mean, I m not one to usually be bothered when the basic subject matter of a book is something I m not super interested in But so it is this time around I felt the book was often bogged down in explanation of the family s history with baseball, the history of baseball in general and I just didn t want to he Okay I didn t love this book I wanted to I d heard great things But I didn t So sue me I know this is going to sound really lame, but here s the first thing LOTS of baseball I mean, I m not one to usually be bothered when the basic subject matter of a book is something I m not super interested in But so it is this time around I felt the book was often bogged down in explanation of the family s history with baseball, the history of baseball in general and I just didn t want to hear it I kept telling Kris bf he would love it, since I m sure all the stats would resonate with him But alas not with me.To beserious, I felt the tempo writing style of the novel was uneven and not always so pleasing the main narrator is the younger brother Kincaid, and the majority of the time the POV is first ...

  9. Lisa says:

    I ve read this novel twice, and it only just got edged out by The Corrections as my favorite book of all time Like Franzen s novel, this is one of those mystical crossover books great fun for both boy and girl readers But while Franzen s writing is crystalline in quality and psycho putrid in tone, Duncan s novel is, yes, a masterpiece, both in its style and in its abil...

  10. Sidharth Vardhan says:

    There is a lot of baseball in there because the father was a baseball player and various developments in his career are closely followed Later his sons too had failed Baseball careers with high school teams actually their baseball careers foreshadowed their failures to achieve what they could in life Besides there are a lot of baseball quotes.There are a lot of literature references too, mostly Russian the title nods to Dostoevsky s Brothers Karamazov, ther...

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