A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

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A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NMB1 More than 1 year ago
A Possible Life, A Novel in Five Parts is available to Kindle owners, why isn't this book available to Nook owners as well????
FurmanAK More than 1 year ago
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It reminded me a little bit of some stories by the Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya in the way they look over a person's whole life or a big chunk of it, imbedding in the arc life details as well as philosophy. Very quickly, Faulks paints such different environments from Victorian England to 70s New York and California. And different voices. I bought it all. What is even more amazing are his characters: they felt like real people to me and their lives felt like real lives - sometimes ordinary, sometimes full of strange events. There is subtle character development, but never hinging on moralizing "growth". I thought these stories were sad and beautiful and full. The writing is economical where it needs to be and magnificently lyrical when the narrative slows down. Often, it plain took my breath away. I wouldn't really call this a novel in five parts, but rather a collection of 5 novellas, just because the parts don't seem to connect in any obvious way (or at least a way that we are used to in novels or linked story collections) except for a certain mood and style. And, of course, there is that little wink of a reference in the end. Perhaps, the main protagonist of this "novel" is not really all the characters, but life itself, hence the title of the book. You just want to say: "isn't it amazing how it happens sometimes…" I am a new Faulks convert and am looking forward to reading his other books. It's great to discover a writer mid-career, who has already published so many books.
MWgal More than 1 year ago
So well written, as Faulks can do, but I just didn't get the connecting thread of the parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago