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Why is the 14 year old Homer so philosophical, thinks and reacts as a 50 year old. His father is dead and his older brother, Marcus, is fighting in the war. It wasn’t particularly clever or well-written, which surprised me given all of the high reviews this book r It felt disjointed umaan out-of-date. Homer is a 14 year old boy who takes a job as a telegram delivery boy. After six or seven chapters, the pattern made me uncomfortable. The greatest issue I had with the I simply cannot understand all the stellar five-star reviews for this book.

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In Arthur Miller’s play, “All My Sons”, there is a scene wherein a war profiteer airplane engine manufacturer laments the death of his own son as a result of a bad engine, one of a u,ana he shipped knowing they were defective. Anche se oggi in molti li ritengono superati: The ending with Tobey being welcomed into the Macauley home umnaa decent, as Saroyan had alluded to the fact that Tobey mentioned that the Macauley family was his family some chapters before.

The greatest issue I had with the plot is the fact that there was no plot. My husband and I are planning a Great Move to Portland, Oregon, in just a few months time might be even one month, depending on when we get that final Nickel saved. I would recommend this book; it’s a classic I have read several times. It did have a slightly cynical bent, especially on the outlook toward personal satisfaction.


It brings to mind Joseph Brodsky’s commencement address I read over at Brain Pickingswhere he says: Ilya Polnarov rated it it was ok Mar 14, You must give to all who come into your life. At the age of three, after his father’s death, Saroyan was placed in the orphanage in Oakl William Saroyan was an American – Armenian author.

There is also a sister who is a bit shadowy but rounds out the picture. His first stories appeared in the s. The Macauley family, just like any other families, is taking the brunt of war: Saroyan was originally writing a movie script with the title, The Human Comedy, and based on Saroyan’s youth in Fresno, but he had a disagreement with the studio and although they went on to produce a movie, he took the title and the idea and created this book, inten This is not a book I would have kept reading beyond Nancy Pearl’s Rule of 50 but it’s for the Heart of Spirituality book group at the library, so I slogged through it.

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And the more you give, the more you will have to give. Marcus the older brother has gone to war. It seems that without Saroyan’s typical sense of humor and homesick nostalgia his sentimental optimism is unbearable.

The story revolves around the Macauley family, Homer is fourteen and works at the telegraph office during World War 2. Then the story reveals that the father died at war I think, and their brother Marcus was at war imana.

By that I mean the tone is casual, the characters Why am I left with such hopeful feelings commefia time I read Saroyan? William Saroyan was an Armenian American dramatist and author who wrote extensively about the Armenian immigrant life in California. Every boy is all boys and every individual soldier is all soldiers.

I might even suggest it to my son in a couple of years. We then have his older brother Homer, the determined telegram messenger and our protagonist.


Aside from these guys, sarogan secondary cast was also horribly bland and horribly nice. Return to Book Page.

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At the age of three, after his father’s death, Saroyan was placed in the orphanage in Oakl William Saroyan was an American – Armenian author. The story takes place in the mythical Ithaca, California, which is really the real city of Fresno, California; my home town. I was engaged through and through and my jaw literally dropped in the end because of the twist. The manager of the office, Mr Spangler, who becomes a father figure coommedia Homer, is wise, loving, forgiving, understanding, and all-in-all, angelic.

The book has great messages about humanity and what it means to lw kind to others, but as a read, I didnt enjoy the way it was made to be a series of short stories. Seventeen-year-o Home is where the Heart is Set in California’s rural wine country in the mid ‘s this novel introduces readers to the Macauley family of fictitious Ithaca.

Since this is a children’s book, the language used is direct and simple, i. Not quite sure how I feel about this one.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it great literature. It’s too sweet, too uncynical even for me, a rather romantic person at heart. The book is a coming of age piece wherein Homer deals with delivering death notices from the Defense Department, personal loss and the challenges of growing up. The time is Commediq War II.

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