Forgetfulness (KINDLE)

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Summary Forgetfulness Review ✓ Forgetfulness 100 Ed by unknown assailants Her death devastates Thomas and in the weeks and months that follow he struggles to make sense of a world that seems defined by violence and painEach night Thomas tracks the war in Ira on the evening news while Florette’s killers remain at large When French officials detain four Moroccan terrorists and charge them with Florette's murder Thomas is invited to w. I m not really sure how to describe this book passive uiet restrained maybe It s a good book but not at all about vengeance and terrorism as the synopsis suggests In fact the backdrop of post 911 is wholly irrelevant I think this book is about realizing that bad things happen and that there is often not an answer to the uestion WhyThe characters have a lot of potential but the author doesn t develop any of them to a deep enough level to be satisfactory to the reader You want to know about them but the author really gives you nothing

Summary Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness

Summary Forgetfulness Review ✓ Forgetfulness 100 Itness the interrogation The experience completely undoes him changing his world utterly and he finds himself unable to remain at a distance from America the country he left so long agoWard Just’s most gripping and insightful novel yet Forgetfulness is a haunting depiction of the corrosive effects of today’s war on terror and its unexpected conseuences for the individual conscience. A thought provoking understated book about Americans and the US after Sept 11 Author Ward Just looks prophetic when it comes to the malaise currently infecting the global economy Thomas Railles is an expatriate American living in France He s done work for the CIA over the years and still has ties to friends in the business But mostly he s a portrait painter His paintings are discoveries of self and others and their respective environments He s become distanced from the US and its values He s a man without a country Once he meets and marries Florette that changes But the events of 2001 are inescapable even in rural France A boorish man blinded in the World Trade Center attacks happens into their villageThere seemed nothing of it to discuss usefully except the uestion of forgiveness mercy offered to a man living in darkness and hating every second knowing all the while that those most directly responsible were dead and could not be called to account Grievous injury did not ennoble a man except in special circumstances Eventually Ward makes the case that injury doesn t ennoble a country eitherWhen his French wife is killed randomly the bottom drops out of Thomas world When it turns out that Moroccan terrorists killed his wife Thomas revisits his past and eventually the US He looks at events from than one vantage point There was a time Americans stuck together members of the same tribe Cut one the others bleedI don t remember that time Thomas said When was that Pearl HarborNew York she said Right now This minute It s beautiful When Russ Conlon professed disgust at the promise of paradise for Muslim suicide bombers the Englishman smiled and said that people who had nothing must be promised something And they would believe the promise because God was both great and benevolent No God would condemn a man to live as wretchedly in the next life as he lived in this one That would make a hoax of life and of God also Revenge has many forms would you not agree Revenge is the animating principle of our worldI think the latter point of view could be unsettling for readers unused to news and opinion from overseas sources as is Just s indirect criticism of mercenary security professionals enriching themselves in the war on terrorThomas meets with his wife s killersHe was on a perfect knife s edge of indecision believing one moment that he never should have left St Michel du Valcabrere believing the next that his witness was important Everything that can be known must be known or that was the theory But he was unable to identify the line between witness and voyeur What he had now was an unfinished portrait far from a work of art He had not solved the problem of who was owed what or if anyone was owed anythingHe returns to their home but even the environment seems hostile Eventually he moves to the US where he s at home though still exiled on an island in Maine than his security consultant buddy Just s writing is elegant and restrainedNot one death or a hundred deaths silent or noisy deaths public or private deaths could bring him consolation What nonsense to speak of consolation The dead had consolation for eternity but the living went on living with the conseuences of the lives they had made for themselves and consolation didn t come into itAs for the title Just writes Forgetfulness is the old man s friend Forgetfulness is a dream state

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Summary Forgetfulness Review ✓ Forgetfulness 100 From one of our most critically acclaimed authors comes a masterly story of terrorism and revenge and one man’s attempts to extricate himself from his pastThomas Railles an American expatriate and former odd jobber for the CIA is a respected painter living with his beloved wife Florette in the south of France On an ordinary autumn day Florette goes for a walk in the hills and is kill. I enjoy this author s style atmospheric and elegant uncluttered by things like adverbs and uotation marks An excerpt describing how one character reads a newspaperFacts anchored the world He had never seen a basketball game in his life but always consulted the standings of the NBA the won lost column the percentages and the games behind and only then returned to page one and the unstable milieu of reporters narratives where he had to guess at the life behind the news What he saw often was the world of his youth the vast expanse of the Midwest proper names and place names inspiring buried memories the strange mnemonics of interior cities Chicago Indianapolis St Louis He thought of these reports as light from distant campfiresC mon unstable milieu of reporters narratives and the strange mnemonics of interior cities how can you not love thatDon t expect a dramatic plot twist or violent climax just savor the prose


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  1. says: Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Summary Forgetfulness

    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Summary Forgetfulness The good news I finished itThe bad news I really shouldn't haveIt's hard to pan a book that is reviewed and received so well While I was reading this book and for the most part being bored to tears I kept thinki

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) I enjoy this author's style atmospheric and elegant uncluttered by things like adverbs and uotation marks An excerpt descr

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just Ward Just í 0 Review I do not understand why this book received such raving reviews To be honest I had a difficult time getting through it And I never came to like it or the main character Stylistically it followed a European type format without using uotation marks which I found to be particularly annoying The chapters were overly long and despite its opening chapter the plot fell uite secondary to the main character in the book Comprised

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Ward Just í 0 Review Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just I'm not really sure how to describe this book passive uiet restrained maybe? It's a good book but not at all about vengeance and terrorism as the synopsis suggests In fact the backdrop of post 911 is wholly irrelevant I think this book is about realizing that bad things happen and that there is often not an answer to the uestion Why?The characters have a lot of potential but the author doesn't develop any of them to a

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just Summary Forgetfulness This book was really boring Although Ward Just may be a good writer this book had basically no plot So to me that does NOT show a good writer His sentences were literary sounding; that was good The BEST part was the beginning It is like he had the climax of the book in the beginning and the resolution lasted the whole rest of the book and wen

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    Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Ward Just í 0 Review Definitely not one of my favorite Ward Just novels

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    Summary Forgetfulness Ward Just í 0 Review Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just A thought provoking understated book about Americans and the US after Sept 11 Author Ward Just looks prophetic when it comes to the malaise c

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Ward Just í 0 Review Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Ward Just The first in two books that made me uestion ever wanting to read again It's not really that the book is so bad but when you're 118 pages in and still don't care about any of the characters or what is happening to them it frustrates me beyond belief And then I find myself not picking up a book for weeks

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    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) It's novels like Forgetfulness that make me feel good about getting older It wouldn't have meant much to me if anything at all in my youth Some things only begin to resonate with time and Just handles these themes beautifully It is one of my favourite novels by Just I don't know why he doesn't enjoy higher stature in American letters He really ought to

  10. says: Summary Forgetfulness Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Ward Just í 0 Review

    Forgetfulness (KINDLE) Summary Forgetfulness Set in France near the Spanish border where a woman dies while on a hike in the mountains some shadowy figures might or might not be responsible for her death It didn't hold my interest so I gave up on it

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  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Forgetfulness
  • Ward Just
  • English
  • 02 December 2018
  • 9780618634637