Before I give you my opinion of Wally Lamb s newest book I have to admit that I have read and loved everything he has written and he is one book I have to admit that I have read and loved everything he has written and he is one my favorite authors This wasn t my favorite book by him but it s still a fantastic book The character of Felix Funicello who we knew as a child in Wishin and Hopin is now 60 years old and this book is a reflection on his life helped along by a few ghosts who provide him with movies of critical points in his childhood He could not only view the films but he could also become part of it with the feelings that he had at the age he was viewing Just as important as his reviewing his life is his look at feminism in the past compared to feminism today I loved seeing how Felix s character evolved from his earlier book and seeing how the events in our past are what makes us the adult we are today To sum it up this is a book about aging family and feminism told in a way that only Wally Lamb could tell it A uniue reminder of American culture in the 50s 60s brought together with current culture The reading experience would be enhanced by reading Wishin and Hopin but not necessary If you enjoy this review visit my book blog wwwbooksmusicallthingswrittenwordpr or my blog s Official Facebook Page wwwfacebookcombooksmusicallthingsw or follow me on Twitter etoland16Wally Lamb has been one of my favorite authors since I first read She s Come Undone when I was 16 years old One of my favorite books I ve ever read is his book The Hour I First Believed I ve read all of his books and he never ceases to amaze me with his ability to write female characters that are so brutally honest complex and real Lamb s ability to delve inside the mind of a woman and explore the inner workings of the female psyche is in my opinion what sets him apart from other male authors Lamb always writes his characters in such a way that you truly feel like you know the Not one of Wally Lamb s best booksin fact when considering the greatness that is Wally Lamb who set the bare "Extremely High With Works Like "high with works like s come undone and I know this much is true this might have actually been his worst so far that s not to say it was a bad book but I was expecting I was really looking forward to this book when I heard it was out because Wally Lamb has been one of my favorite authors since I read she s come undone when I was 15 years old and have since read and loved every single book he s come "out with since including the composition of short stories written by inmates at a women s prison where Lamb taught a "with since including the composition of short stories written by inmates at a women s prison where Lamb taught a class I think he s an amazing often under appreciat. New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life Felix Funicello introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’ and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it in this radiant homage to the resiliency strength and power of womenI’ll Take You There centers on Felix a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater One evening while setting up a film in the projectionist booth he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s. ,
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s awareness of the struggles of women is unlike that of most all men I know which makes it of the struggles of women is unlike that of most all men I know which makes it me to gauge the authenticity Once again Wally Lamb writes like a woman than most women It s not an insult There are ghosts in this book Did you have to sleep with all your lights onA The ghosts in this book were mostly old movie stars so my electric bill stayed nice and low Although this supernatural angle seemed very unlike Wally Lamb to me I actually liked it I liked that it was not taken too seriously Maybe I should call 911 But what would I tell them That I ve been chatting with a couple of ghosts That I take a size large in straitjackets I kept thinking about what movies stars from the past I would like to visit me and what conversations we d have nerdalert iheartTCM What was your favorite partA I don t know if I can pick one certain part I really enjoyed Felix s relationship with his daughter I really enjoyed Felix being put back into his past because he would NEVER have had the awareness as a young boy that he had as an adult to see the hardships of women or ust his family in general when he was growing up I loved his sisters especially Francis I liked this book a LOT than I suspected Although it has the same characters as Wishin and "Hopin it has a completely different vibe It s no She s Come Undone or I Know This Much is True "it has a completely different vibe It s no She s Come Undone or I Know This Much is True WHAT IS Are you hungryA STARVING4 Stars A new Wally Lamb bookI msoexcited Even though I have to admit that Wishin and Hopin was my least favorite Wally Lamb book by far I m all about second chances This is my first dip into Wally Lamb and unfortunately I m staring at his earlier works unread on my shelf hoping that they contain the gems my friends talked about Because this latest book of his did nothing to urge me on further He checked all the PC boxes on feminism family dysfunction loss and other topical issues so blatantly that I almost thought it was going to be satirical but no it was taking itself seriously On the other hand he writes with compassion and the pages flow smoothly even though the content has much to be desired What kept me going was the smooth writing and the tenderness he evokes I wanted to care about the characters too and the events but they were too wafer thin to relate to There are aspects of this domestic drama that have wide appeal and significance dysfunctional family mental health problems grief secrets communication breakdowns and regret But redemption was advertised too transparently and at every turn so any tension that was attempted los. Ion a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois who is later oined by the spirits of other celluloid musesAgainst the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture family secrets and Hollywood iconography Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women of every era must fac. Ed talent and one of the best writers of our time This new book ust didn t do him ustice although it was very well written it "Seemed Like A Novella "like a novella an actual novel and I would have liked it to have been at least twice the length with a developed plot The characters were well thought out relatable and complex but I didn t feel as connected or invested in them as I usually"become when reading Lamb Overall I was glad to have read I ll "when reading Lamb Overall I was glad to have read I ll you there and it was certainly worth the short time it took to get from cover to cover and I would recommend to fellow fans of Lamb but to those who haven t read his other works I would highly recommend reading those first because he can do so much better be so much powerful of a writer than one could ever tell from reading this particular novel Halfway through I thought this might be headed for 5 stars Then along came the second half and that s too bad 6 of 10 stars I adore Wally Lamb and am in awe of his writing and knowledge about women Be forewarned this is a bit different from his longer tomes which isn t necessarily a bad thing Also love the title More comprehensive review to come This had an interesting premise but it never really went anywhere for me I could never really relate to the characters or care why this story was being told I gave up after 80 pages I can get behind a good ghost story but this didn t ualify A Brief A Between Myself and Myself Why did you pick up I ll Take You There in the first place NatalieA Well Natalie I had read Wishin and Hopin but had lukewarm feelings about it cute uick Christmas tale but didn t feel as Wally Lamb as other Wally Lamb books so that did not push me to read this one However Wally Lamb is one of my FAVORITE authors Even when I don t L O V E his book I love his writing I also feel a lot of guilt when I don t L O V E his book but that s another conversation that I like to save for the therapist s couch I ve heard there is a whole lotta feminism going on in this book How do you feel about thatA I have a few thoughtsfeelings on this so I m going to start a listThought 1 I do not consider myself to be a feminist This is not because I disagree with feminism but because I ve never taken the time to see what it s all about I ll admit my ignoranceThought 2 I loved the levels of feminism shown Felix s sister ex wife and daughter all share different ideas on the rights of women with different levelsextremes that are based on their life experiences their ages their environment etc I found this very interesting and identified with a modern approach his daughter than th. Silent film era Lois invites Felix to revisit and in some cases relive scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screenIn these magical movies the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life There’s his daughter Aliza a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister Frances with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna a fiery would be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competit.