Live A Little




      Live A Little
Live a Little is a wickedly observed story of old age which follows the lives of two nonagenarians Beryl Dusinbery, like Scheherazade, is telling the stories of her many husbands and love affairs to her two carers, whilst Shimi Carmelli mourns the death of his estranged brother and avoids the amorous attentions of the Widow Wolfsheim, as his childhood shame comes back to haunt him Redemption comes in the way of love. New Read [ Live A Little ] Author [ Howard Jacobson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, England, and educated at Cambridge His many novels include The Mighty Walzerwinner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize , Who s Sorry Nowand Kalooki Nights both longlisted for the Man Booker Prize , and, most recently, The Act of Love Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent He lives in London.Profile of Howard Jacobson inThe New York Times. The book s appeal to Jewish readers is obvious, but like all great Jewish art the paintings of Marc Chagall, the books of Saul Bellow, the films of Woody Allen it is Jacobson s use of the Jewish experience to explain the greater human one that sets it apart Who among us is so certain of our identity Who hasn t been asked, What s your background and hesitated, even for a split second, to answer their inquisitor Howard Jacobson s The Finkler Question forces us to ask that of ourselves, and that s why it s a must read, no matter what your background David Sax, NPR.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Live A Little
  • Howard Jacobson
  • English
  • 01 May 2018
  • 1787331431

10 thoughts on “ Live A Little

  1. Sid Nuncius 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 slog.This is a story of two people in their eighties and nineties respectively who have very different pasts and views of themselves Shimi Carmelli is cursed with remembering almost everything especially his shames and embarrassments which are many A butterfly doesn t beat its wings in China without Shimi feeling it is his fault or at leasts reflects I enjoyed Live A Little very much in the end It is witty, insightful and rather touching, but I found t...

  2. Laura Spira 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 quite 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 fartortured soul than he ever was Beryl is a monstrous invention, arrantly self centred and a most neglectful mother, although we can never be sure about any of the hist Somewhat to my surprise, I enjoyed this book immensely I had not anticipated that reading about very old people and their relationships could be quite 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 fartortured soul than he ...

  3. Greville Waterman 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 since.Maybe it is me but I am happy to work at a book and do not expect instant gratification but I just could not immerse myself in Live a Little.There were some lovely descriptions of North London Jewish life which were accurate and acute but I found the plot confusing and I tried Oh how hard I tried That seems to be my experience with so many of Howard Jacobson s b...

  4. Michael Berquist says:

    I received a free copy of Live A Little from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.This 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 equal measure The writing is beautiful Take the time to look up the stunning language Jacobsen utili I received a free copy of Live A Little from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.This 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...

  5. Karla& says:

    maakbaarheid van ontglippende levens Ze kan zich de inhoud van haar woede herinneren Die ligt voor haar uitgespreid als kleren die uit een overvolle koffer zijn gevallen Maar de koffer zelf is weg Net als de bestemming waarvoor ze hem gepakt heeft De Engelse auteur Howard Jacobson brak op 68 jarige leeftijd door met De Finklerkw...

  6. Karla& says:

    De maakbaarheid van ontglippende levens Ze kan zich de inhoud van haar woede herinneren Die ligt voor haar uitgespreid als kleren die uit een overvolle koffer zijn gevallen Maar de koffer zelf is weg Net als de bestemming waarvoor ze hem gepakt heeft De Engelse auteur Howard Jacobson brak op 68 jarige leeftijd door met De Finklerkwestie, waarmee hij in 2010 de Man Booker Prize won Humor en Brits Joodse karakters vormen een constante in zijn oeuvre Zie biografie op wikipedia In Leef een b De maakbaarheid van ontglippende levens Ze kan zich de inhoud van haar woede herinneren Die ligt voor haar uit...

  7. Barry says:

    Jacobson had a run of stellar novels, and then broke with that with an amusing but minor reflection on Trump One might now expect him now to either address the UK Labour Party antisemitism row, in which he spoke out, or his support for his friend Germaine Greer s transphobic comments.In fact herein he has a boring pastiche of the two major British parties, personified and mocked as Laurel and Hardy, and a man s entire life marred by the guilt of a single childhood act of cross dressing This ar Jacobson had a run of stellar novels, and then broke with that with an amusing but minor reflection on Trump One might now expect him now to either address the UK Labour Party antisemitism row, in which he spoke out, or his support for his friend Germaine Greer s transphobic comments.In fact herein he has a boring pastiche of the two major British parties, personified and mocked as Laurel and Hardy...

  8. Nomentions says:

    Two tragicomic characters collide at the end of a long life, a life if we survive, all of us eventually face The one Carmelli, whose mindset is sketched through Houseman s poem When the bells justle in the tower The hollow night amid Then on my tongue the taste is sour Of all I ever did A man unable to forget ...

  9. Rana Z says:

    ARC for Novel Neighbor.I 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 older and forgetting major parts of her life Here there, life death same difference The tone and feelings of the main character all came to a head for me in this ARC for Novel Neighbor.I 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 bee...

  10. Caren 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 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 astutenes 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 ...

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