|01-31-2012, 05:24 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: JAPAN (us expatriate)
Device: Sony PRS-TI
Tarkington, Booth. The Turmoil (Illustrated). v1, 31 January 2012
This is the first volume in Tarkington's "Growth" trilogy (3rd volume NOT availble from Project Gutenberg, but is available to borrow from OpenLibrary [affiliated with Internet Archive].)
Not sure if I categorized this correctly, it is Historical Fiction, in that it snapshots a period in early 1900"s.
I really enjoyed the dry humor in this book. One of my favorite lines--- When the young protaganist, returning home after a lengthy hospital stay, is asked if he needs help getting into the car:
“Oh no,” said Bibbs. “I’m alive.” And after a fit of panting subsequent to his climbing into the car unaided, he added, “Of course, I have to _tell_ people!”
Please let me know any problems or suggested improvements.
Enjoy the read!
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