Loving Frank
  • Loving Frank
  • Loving Frank
ISBN: 0345494997
EAN13: 9780345494993
Language: English
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 9.3" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   Loving Frank - Who doesnt?
I am a big fan of architecture and his other works. I was aware of his multiple marriages and knew of the murder of Scandle in his life. Written from the perspective of an emotional connection with the world around her, the author was able to hone into the relationship between a man and a woman and how thirsty paths crossed in life and changed their future forever. I thought it was a deep story and I enjoyed the insights into the good rivers below the surface.
   the inside scoop
Anyone who has fallen hopelessly in love, while in another relationship, a connection will find a connection while diving into Frank Lloyd Wright's thoughts and emotions of his mistress. Not only was she highly educated for her time, but also talented and independent. The historical background of women's rights gives her story even more poignancy as she struggles against the conventions of the day to follow her heart. Frank has always been portrayed as pompous and cantankerous, but she sees the other side of the coin, as do people in love so often.
   Good Read
I enjoyed reading the storyline however once all the story lines came together. The characters had defined their personalities clearly. The one thing I did not like was the name of the female lead character. Having come from Chicago and the surrounding areas, I was able to visualize the places, what made it more interesting.
   Loved the book
The book loved. While I was in Fallingwater, I never knew anything about the architect's personal life. This book gives a fascinating glimpse of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright to the reader. It also offers a perspective on the beginning of the movement of women's rights in both the United States and Europe, where it began earlier. A snapshot of time! Good historical fiction based on thorough research, well worth the time to read! I read with Kept Me through the tragic end.
   historical fiction at its best
The author has done a wonderful job of re-creating the love affair between FLW and Mamah Cheney, given the lack of reliable information. It is a heartbreaking story, though it may not have been Horan's intention to make it so. I did not find Cheney an enviable character, gifted and intelligent, but also friendless, obsessed, confused, and ultimately unable to assert herself from FLW independently. The fact that she abandoned her children is a tragic element in the story, so that I could not gain much sympathy for her as a human being. The story moves nicely, though, and the ending is a terrible shock.
   Loving Frank
The first half of the book was so excruciatingly boring that I almost didn 't finish it, but I forced myself to continue reading. I figured I owed it to myself and to the book club at least to get through it. The second half made up more than the first half. The author perhaps needed more meat to put the bones of the first half of the book. But once I got to the middle of the book, it got very good and I couldn t put it down. The last half was really interesting and well written.
   A mostly imagined relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick
Of course, Wright is perhaps America's most famous architect and the book was interesting to me because I am familiar with and admire his work. In real life, and in the book, the relationship between Wright and Borthwick ends tragically. Other than for a detailed examination of the great obstacles presented to intelligent, educated women in the early 20th century who sought to live independent lives, I don 't think the book is worth reading.
This book was quite fascinating due to the time the characters lived in at the turn of the century. Attitudes were very different at the time about the role of women. Mamah was condemned for the choices she made, but divorce is now completely common, as is sharing custody of children. I also liked that she expressed her regrets in the book, and the fact that her life choices had a devastating impact on those around her. I also loved learning more about Wright.
   Didn't care for this book
It is not at all about Frank and don 't know if it is a true story.
   Lived it!
While this is a book of fiction, if you read on Weight anyhow, you follow him expertly. This was also written by John Rosset and was very easy to read. An interesting story.