All Flowers Die

All Flowers Die

by Andrew K. Stone

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ISBN-13: 9780967907307
Publisher: So There Books
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.59(d)

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All Flowers Die 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Throughout the entire novel, I thouroughly enjoyed Andrew K Stone's style of writing. This book would be great for anyone who is a significant of a musician or any passionate, driven professional. This book helped me understand my friend, and his career values. Although I disagree with the character Dale's values and some of the themes of the book, it definately helped me understand a complicated mind. I think anyone who reads it should take it with a grain of salt... This book is a prime example that from chaos comes clarity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This first novel by Andrew K. Stone is a quick and captivating page-turner that melts away under your fingers. Stone's vivid sense of dialogue between clearly differentiated characters, and his years in the music scene in Boston bring the book to life. The theme is of friendship, coming of age, and vision, and is masterfully reminiscent of A Prayer For Owen Meaney, by John Irving. One of the most pleasant surprises is how easily the reader is pulled into personal memories, due to simple direct descriptions that hit home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first page of All Flowers Die by Andrew K. Stone I was drawn to the character of Dale Tarleton. Immediately we care about this precocious boy who is always asking, always seeking to understand and examine everything in his world, to the annoyance, bewilderment, and consternation of his friends, family, and teachers. What happens to Dale and his good friend Kevin as they grow older is the subject of this novel. Dale/Phiz has a secret he is carrying which burdens him and affects everything he does. I highly recommend this book to all who love reading and vibrant, unforgettable characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrew Stone has written a wonderful tale of male friendship, the Boston rock n' roll scene, coming of age, and true hurt and loss. And to top it all off, Andrew's tale teaches a lesson about how to succeed in life and be happy. This book caught me up from the very first page and propelled me through the characters' lives until I was forced to put it down because it came to an end. This truly was a great read, and if you've ever had a true friend, you will appreciate it. Andrew has hit the ground running with this, his first novel. And I understand another one is planned for release soon. I can't wait to read his latest contribution!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'All Flowers Die' is a loving tribute of a friendship among two boys, growing into adulthood. Having read many female friendships, this book helped me realize that though inherently different in the traditions of expressing friendship, male bonds indeed run deep. Stone has written with crispness, truth, raw emotion, gentility, commanding force, and open honesty. Early on, you are willingly drawn into the lives of Kevin, a writer in angst, and Phiz, a dedicated musician drawn to rock and roll. As though transported, the pages vanish, and you are one with these two, walking, talking, emoting and excepting emotions as your own. The walk is not bumpless; the ride is not calm. The truths uncovered are not always pretty, but the read remains assuring and alluring. Brilliant in it's simplicity, it does not need blood and gore, or abject horror to keep your interest. You read because you relate on a gut level, and you care about the successes and the travails of each man. Women, do not shy away because it is the friendship of men. Men know you have found your voice through Andrew Stone. This book appeals on all levels to both sexes. Gift yourself with this complex read; you will be richly rewarded for your efforts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by Andrew K. Stone is a really fine piece of work. Rarely does a debut work show maturity and literary flair as Stone's, All Flower's Die. If it is not allready, this book should be mentioned on the list of hidden gems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading a wonderful piece of literature called All Flowers Die. This is a book that should be read by high-school students and adults alike, as it proves to us, once and for all, something we have always known: there are no coincidences; everything happens for a reason. It teaches us all to look at life's options in a new perspective. Andrew K. Stone is a master story-teller who has written a novel in which the beginning, middle, and end all make perfect sense. He has an ability to tie up loose ends as a sailor at sea ties his life-saving knots. If you are tired of novels that leave you wishing you could rewrite the ending, then don't miss a word of All Flowers Die. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We read the first chapter and it soon became quite clear why the author has 'tasted the fruits of success', in having his first novel published. We thought the narrative conveyed his outstanding powers of observation regarding the human condition. Too often, writers take what initially appears to be trivia for granted and yet it is this focus on details which, when woven skilfully into the fabric of a story, helps us identify with the subject matter and spurs us on to read more. Undoubtedly, Stone has mastered this quality and we are confident he will have many more novels published in due course.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After listening to an interesting interview with the author on WFNX Boston one morning on the way to work, I decided to take a chance and purchase this novel.The fact that I myself was once a new-wave musician in the early 80s, sparked an interest. From front to back this story never failed to hold my attention. Stone hits the nail right on the head with his realistic portrayal and attention to detail, allowing me to re-live my years as a struggling musician on the Boston- Providence local music scene. An extremely enjoyable novel by this up and coming author!