Grace Notes

Grace Notes

by Brian Doyle
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ISBN-13: 9780879464349
Publisher: ACTA Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 274,929
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace Notes, by Brian Doyle, is one of the most unique pieces of non-fiction I have ever read. I am usually not a fan of this genre, as I tend to read more fictional works. However, my attitude towards personal essays, and non-fiction in general, has completely changed. Because of this book, I find that I have a much greater interest on how other¿s view the world. Grace Notes is a compilation of life as seen through Brian Doyle¿s eyes. The topics he discusses range from the most everyday things, such as dragonflies and laundry, to far more serious subjects, such as the events of 9-11. I am amazed by how skillfully he switches from light-hearted, comical subjects to ones that are deep and emotionally charged. His style of writing is quite unlike anything I have ever experienced. I can honestly say that he writes with some of the longest sentences I have ever seen- his thoughts being separated only by the occasional comma. It took a while for me to get used to this, but I soon came to appreciate this style as I felt like I was having a real conversation with the author. These essays were a joy to read in and of themselves, but there was an even greater measure of intrigue for me as most of them deal with religious topics. I have always loved works that weave the spiritual in with the secular and Doyle is a master at this. Ultimately, this book is both very thought provoking as well as entertaining. I am confident that all who take the time to explore this piece of work will come away with a greater outlook on love and on life.
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