The Monk Downstairs: A Novel

The Monk Downstairs: A Novel

by Tim Farrington
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Monk Downstairs 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is quite sweet. However, what makes this story great is Farrington's way with words. The story is told with wit, great imagery, and some impressive one-liners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This delightful book offers a warm mix of feelings as the two main characters learn to adjust to their own life changes as well as making space for each other. Farrington is indeed a sensitive writer who throws in enough humor to bring a smile to your face when you least expect it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells the fragile story of Rebecca and Michael as they embark on a messy, fabulous journey toward love and meaning. What makes this more than a "love story," though, is Farrington's ability to capture the complications of romantic intimacy and individual spriituality with a light touch and keen insight. Both Rebecca and Michael come to the relationship with plenty of baggage, and it is Farrington's ability to tell their story with wisdom and wit, in careful, kind words that makes this story exceptional. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the second book. I fell in love with the characters and can't wait to see how it turns out. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. It was one of our book club selections, and I would most definitely recommend it to family and friend. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the monk. I read this many years ago and still think of him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the plot -- a monk, who leaves the monastery and discovers that a 6-year-old girl (or small children in general) understands life better than he does after years of meditation. Because of his long celibacy and loneliness, he approaches secular life cautiously and thoughtfully. So far, so good. What I did not like were the boring dialogues and the many occasions when the author needs to tell us that something was funny because it really wasn't. Also, the couple's arguments rarely made sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A unique story in how these clearly flawed people don't solve their problems with bland religious platitues or bubble gum happiest ever after. I loved the slow working progress of love and devotion. It's heartfelt response of two people coming from opposing and failed lives, each to trying build a place to call home.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The one near here had an on line computer sales of ink cart. And went bankrupt and had to sell monestary property for debts . They also gave their miniture railroad set up to a train club and the horses they were training out of bad habits by a horse whisper monk they had a corp. Air plae too.they had a latin mass open to visitors the sisters of prepetual adoration are on line and go in to pray with printouts and have a retreat house for public religios bed and beakfast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do people really talk like this? I was more interested in the minor characters. They seemed more like people I could relate to. I wish I had spent the hours on a book that gave me more to contemplate. A better book about relationships and romance is I Capture the Castle.