Wednesday, March 12, 2008

book review - add this to your list NOW.


last night i read a book. yes mike, i read a book in a sitting. it happens, so i spose you should just get used to it now. :)

EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE by Margot Livesey. Here's the synopsis:
On the morning of Eva McEwen's birth, six magpies congregate in the apple tree outside the window--a bad omen, according to Scottish legend. That night, Eva's mother dies, leaving her to be raised by her aunt and heartsick father in their small Scottish town. As a child, Eva is often visited by two companions--a woman and a girl--invisible to everyone else save her. As she grows, their intentions become increasingly unclear: Do they wish to protect or harm her? A magical novel about loneliness, love, and the profound connection between mother and daughter, Eva Moves the Furniture fuses the simplicity of a fairy tale with the complexity of adult passions.

to say that i loved it would be a severe understatement... the story was pure magic.
go... do it.

11 comments:

Mike said...

Sounds like a chick book. If I ever lose my testicles, I'll pick it up :P

And I assume that comment was aimed at me. How the heck do you read a whole novel in one night? You either don't do anything else, or read really fast, or don't sleep, or a combination of the three!

arija said...

have you read anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez? "100 Years of Solitude" is among my very favorite books, and I read "Love in the Time of Cholera" last year and also really liked it. I'd recommend them in that order. I think you'd love them - beautiful love stories and amazingly beautiful prose.

Jeremy said...

Reading your description of this book kind of reminds me of Pan's Labyrinth.

Green Eyed Girl said...

That sounds awesome! I will have to check it out.

new york dactyl said...

arija - i have not. i'll add to the next list of 'to purchase and read's. i just bought four more books from amazon today so i'll be busy for the next...ummm... week.

mike - i have a life. i just read quickly and happen to love it. this book wasn't long btw, about 213 pages. and just because you have testicles doesn't mean that you wouldn't enjoy this book. aka if you weren't dead inside. :)

beej - not even close... but i think you'd actually enjoy the story.

GEG - do it... love to hear what you think when you're done.

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K said...

i thought i left a comment already, lol. long. day.

it said something about loving the photo on the cover, and adding the book to my list!

new york dactyl said...

you did weirdo, and i posted twice... so i deleted one. and then you deleted the other and reposted this new one.

less crack during the day katiedid. for realz. :)

i'll mail you my copy if you want. i think you'd love it.

Mike said...

Dactyl - Come on now. I didn't imply you had no life, I was merely saying nothing else that night!

Also, I'm not dead inside. I'm just a tad sociopathic. Well, to the average human anyways.

My soft spot is for dogs, you'd understand if you ever met mine ;)

just me said...

Yo, that looks awesome.

I love fucked up fairy tales.