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Posted February 28, 2008
Difficult to read due to subject matter, but worth it.
I had just finished, Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. That was a good read and a colleague said if I liked, Water for Elephants, then I must read, Amos. At first I had trouble getting into the book because of having had family members in nursing homes. However, what an amazing novel and what an admirable character Amos is. Very moving and at times depressing read, but so worth the emotional ride.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 5, 2004
A MUST READ
I first read Mr. West's books about Minnesota, because I grew up in some of the same neighborhoods. I liked them immensely. Then I read 'Amos.' It was one of the most touching & illuminating books I've ever read. Anyone who dismisses the elderly should read this book. It was on one hand depressing, and on the other encouraging. West is a great writer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 16, 2002
Wonderful writing again by West.
Amos is a wonderful book that I had to put down a number of times because it brought back memories of my grandma who was in a nursing home. The book takes place in a nursing home and the events that take place also happened to my grandma. I cried for the elderly and what some of the staff did to them and then I cheered at how Amos got back at them. It really was a very good book that I highly recommend but please note that it is also depressing especially for those of us who had relatives in a similar situation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.