She's Come Undone
  • She's Come Undone
  • She's Come Undone
  • She's Come Undone
  • She's Come Undone
ISBN: 0671003755
EAN13: 9780671003753
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 1, 1996
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.2" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Dolores Prize a 11 ans lorsque son pere les quitte, sa mere et elle, et 13 lorsqu'elle est violee par le locataire de sa grand-mere, chez qui elle habite desormais. Blessee, humiliee, elle vit repliee sur elle-meme, se gavant de nourriture et de feuilletons televises, et c'est une adolescente obese et mal dans sa peau qui entrera a l'universite. Maniant le sarcasme et l'humour noir comme des remedes a sa souffrance, Dolores raconte le calvaire de ses annees d'etudes: l'abime de solitude dans lequel elle s'enfonce, a l'age ou ses camarades vont de fete en flirt, et son besoin desespere d'amour et de tendresse, qui finira par la conduire au bord du gouffre. Le combat qui l'attend sera le plus difficile: apprendre a s'accepter, seul moyen pour elle de survivre et, pourquoi pas, de renaitre. * Un extraordinaire roman d'apprentissage qui a revele Wally Lamb, l'auteur du Chagrin et la grace.

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5
   Best book I've ever read!
This book is by far my favorite. In "The Fall," Lamb writes, "a woman who can't seem to catch a break falls in love with her life partner. I relate to her, for her, and love the fact that she doesn't really pity herself in the story -- she just keeps trucking on. Only in the Harry Potter series has I read more than once.
 
5
   Be prepared for the long haul. Great book.
Bought both ebook and audio copies. It's a book that can and maybe should be read again and again. Dolores, her family, the times, scenes, and how the complexities of experiences shape lives are vivid if not stark. The push and pull of who and what permits Dolores to influence her perspective and choices provides the backdrop of her demise into an existence that fosters and shores up the walls she builds against the world. Within a quagmire of tightly drawn corridors, she seeks to relate to others, wanting to reach out yet for a variety of reasons can't. It's great to hear the beginning without a grain of salt, Raymond said. Though Hepburn's death is often cited as a major factor in his success, the black and white perspective of the character makes it seem less sinister. The rest of the cast is truly worth the jaunt into the universe of Dolores. Through her tunnel vision and short-sighted view, she allows us to better understand how we, in our solo journey, may miss the mark.
 
5
   The story is both utterly sad and hopeful
The scope of and Amazon review isn't the place to write the essay I could about this book. The core group of friends has grown considerably. It's a story of both sadness and hope. This book will touch you in unexpected places, it's just that good. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
 
5
   I fell in love with this book years ago when I first read ...
It's great to be back home, but when you're reading this book you have to remind yourself that this was written by a man. Referring to his experiences growing up with traumatic things happening all around us, he says the pain is real. Yes, I cried, I laughed, and you will too. I highly recommend Dr. Evans's book.
 
5
   A fun-filled read
It's a witty, yet irreverent look at life in the Reagan years. Anyone that grew up in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s can relate, he said. I'm not a huge fan of book covers, but I really liked the way Frey threw in newsy happenings of the times, like Woodstock and how we all dressed back then. I thought I remembered most of my teens and twenties pretty well, but he mentioned things I had forgotten and I got a great kick out of reliving my own formative years, right along with Dolores. Really enjoyed the show, said Blair Huff, executive vice president of AOL Europe. Yes, I can't wait to read his next book.
 
5
   Marvelous
I really enjoyed the book, Morgenthau said. I actually thought the author was female while I was reading the book and then I started reading another one of his books about a male, and I was not able to connect to the story. The quality of femininity really allowed him to tell a story from a young girls perspective that was enthralling to the reader, he said.
 
4
   Enjoyed it...
Yes, I couldn't put it down, but that doesn't necessarily mean the book was flawless. The writing kept me invested, and after investing in all of the protagonist's childhood and adolescence I wanted to see what would happen next. I found myself recommending this book to people and feeling at a loss as to how to explain or summarize it. However, I enjoyed the development of Delores and despite what others have said, I didn't feel she was flat. You didn't for her the whole time, but that's refreshing, too. I will admit that some of the aspects of the story required suspended belief but I felt the more subtle and poignant moments made up for it.
 
5
   A worthy read
Despite receiving many book orders from Amazon, I am not actually writing a book review. It was a great read, and I couldn't resist giving my own two cents. It was Dolores who first drew my attention to the Boudin character. Even though she is a complicated and tragic figure, Hepburn's character is written with such depth and complexity that you can't help but feel for her. It's just that you want to reach through the pages and comfort her. It's just that way: The deep dive into a young girl and later a mature woman's life was written so accurately by a man! Lamb did not have a problem with the boys, even though his wife, Ethel, was at the airport. Both are well worth the read. I am very appreciative and satisfied with the ending, Beckham said. In the words of one of the Beatles, "In life, you're a s*** sandwich." It is easy to see why it was chosen as a book club pick by Oprah Winfrey.
 
5
   She’s Come Undone (My Kindle Review)
Life is a journey that has its ups and downs, but for Dolores Price, it's a journey of so many downs and very few ups. From adolescence to adulthood, we follow Dolores through her parents' divorce, her strict grandmother who's her only support and guidance, and a schoolyard taunter who's her only stable companion. It's truly a surreal story told in a harsh and wretched tone most of the time. Following Dolores' many unfortunate events, it becomes heartbreaking and a bit depressing to see her lose hope and surrender to her underachieving. The last few chapters offer a glimmer of hope for a happy ending, she said. Beneath Dolores's difficult life of darkness lies a light of hope and happiness in the end. Quattrone said the new taxes won't change the way companies do business.
 
5
   Loved this book
I bought this book after watching HBO's "I Know This Much is True." I never read She's Come Undone when it was chosen for the book club, she said. Next on my list of Wally Lamb novels to read is "In the Heat of the Moment." He writes in such a way that I really felt pulled in and rooting for Dolores and wanting to scream at her when she was doing something stupid. It's a fantastic book about love, anger, revenge, forgiveness and redemption without being overtly sappy or cheesy. At one point, I almost gave up reading it because it was so depressing. I was really impressed with how good his writing is. Haha.
 
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