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Between the Bridge and the River: A Novel

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic!

Great Great book! I am a big fan of the Late late show and rarley miss an episode. If your a fan of his show and monoulouges you should defianetly read this book. The humour in the book, though very dark, is really funny. The story is very well crafted and constantly mo...
Great Great book! I am a big fan of the Late late show and rarley miss an episode. If your a fan of his show and monoulouges you should defianetly read this book. The humour in the book, though very dark, is really funny. The story is very well crafted and constantly movs along. I also loved the main characters. When the book was over I felt like I really knew these characters and wanted to read more. The whole book including the ending is satisfying though and it all ties up very well. Even though it is good I can see that the book is not for everyone, there is a lot of cursing and sex and dirty humour like that but try not to let that turn you off if it usually does this book is definatly worth reading through and through. Peace.

posted by Anonymous on August 23, 2006

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Review: House/Well I loved this book but man it made me feel stu

Review: House/Well I loved this book but man it made me feel stupid at times.  And don’t even think about putting it down to return to it later.  Take a day to read this front to back!
If you think you know where Craig Ferguson is going with this, you’re wrong.  At firs...
Review: House/Well I loved this book but man it made me feel stupid at times.  And don’t even think about putting it down to return to it later.  Take a day to read this front to back!
If you think you know where Craig Ferguson is going with this, you’re wrong.  At first you think you’re starting on the journey involving two young boys and then everything skews off course.  You’re introduced to characters from Europe and America and delve into their life ups and downs (some very down).  You think a comedian would throw in some jokes but the humor is far more existential.  You begin to realize that this high school drop out, former drug-user, recovering alcoholic is far more in touch with surrealism then perceived.  You should learn something in this book and may question your beliefs.  Boys become men, men grow into their own and question their reason for existence on this spinning blue marble and, some men, die.

I highly recommend creating some kind of character cluster tree to keep everyone straight, especially if you don’t plan on reading the whole thing in one sitting. I did read this over a period of time, put it down and came back, but I wanted to finish it.  I loved how it kept me thinking, not just about the immediate plot, instead, more about the reasoning behind the character experiences.

So, why not “Top Shelf”?  You lost me, multiple times; I wanted to connect with the dissection of reason, but you lost me.  You, sir, are far more superior in cognitive analysis than I.  I tip my hat to you.  I am not as learned in philosophy or psychology to know what the book was referencing, even though concepts were annotated.  I did put it down, I did get lost and have to back up and re-read to reconnect.  It’s still a beautiful book and should be experienced in your own time.  I do recommend it, just be ready to be a little lost and click on the TV to watch the Craig you love.

posted by TheBookBar on May 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Fun read from a Fun Guy

    Just finished reading the book, enjoyed the read and the story about Craig is a wonderful one and really fresh and needed considering the options of the clown that comes on after Jay Leno and is projected to take Jay Leno's position. Craig will take the number one spot soon.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    honest, smart, and very funny!

    I love Craig Ferguson. I only knew he was a great comedian, so I had no idea what I would get with this book. It surprised me, of coarse, to read this tale! Wow, Craig has a lot of insight to life, human behavior and people's motives for doing things. His writing is very fast paced, honest, hilarious, at times! His characters are tragic, touching, and real. It's hard to find a celebrity who is so honest about the realities of Hollywood, and they are so dead on to what WE know about it too! His politically incorrect dead honest truth of things is very refreshing. I want more!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Well liked

    Very thought provoking & a fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    Quite unexpected

    I bought the book after hearing several of his guests commenting about it in this program, and though I was expecting a book talking about the superficiality in Hollywood, the writing and the story surprised me quite pleasantly, I just couldn't put it down. I am eager to hear he has written the next book he promised.

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