Blue Nights (Enhanced Edition)

Blue Nights (Enhanced Edition)

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by Joan Didion
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780307961372
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
118 MB
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Blue Nights 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book, I was a little put off by the overly wordy or sometimes incomplete sentences. But I stuck with it and am so happy I did. This book is beautiful, compassionate, and wise and touched my heart in many ways. I actually felt like the author was writing the book for me. It is a gift to anyone who has suffered loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While somewhat similar in tone to "The Year of Magical Thinking", this book felt much more stream-of-consciousness, much more disjointed in places. Still, the magic of Didion's writing and insights shine through, even when it is somewhat muddled. Far from linear, it jumps back and forth in time, sometimes repeating stories, just in a slightly different context or at a slightly different angle. It's hard to tell if the somewhat disjointed nature of this book is the result of a mother's grief, Didion's advancing age, or a combination of the two. Still, as I said, the magic of her writing shines through. I definitely recommend the book - just don't expect a straight point A to point Z narrative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read The Year of Magical Thinking five times. I just finished Blue Nights. It was amazing. Didion's commentary on her grief over poor Quintana's passing and her commentary on aging are genuine and forthright. I cannot imagine having the strength to face what she faced in such a short time. Yet she faces her struggles honestly and head on. I hope I have her courage and sense of self when and if I make it to 76 or 77.
vickytren More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of self-help, psychological and true stories books, so I was interested to give blue nights a try and was not disappointed. Great Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Blue Nights" starts out promising, but by chapter two it reads like a diary-turned-novel. Too many question marks, which makes the tone unnecessarily shrill. I hate to say it (because it feels disrespectful to the memory of Ms. Didion's husband and daughter), but the writing is boring. Definitely do not recommend.
ElaineJK More than 1 year ago
This was a quick read because it had such continuity that I didn't want to put it down. She shares the emotions and thoughts that most of us have when losing those close to us. Sadness without bitterness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt she was conversing with me at lunch. It left me wishing she were my friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
poor sentence structure. Bounces around. It was difficult to finish.
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She did not get to the point of how her daughter died. She did a lot of name dropping of famous people she knew and hung around but they did not seem to offer any support after her daughter died.
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