Book Reviews of Picturing Will (Vintage Contemporaries)

Picturing Will (Vintage Contemporaries)
Picturing Will - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Ann Beattie
ISBN-13: 9780679731948
ISBN-10: 0679731946
Publication Date: 1/2/1991
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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I just couldn't get into this one. I thought the author did a horrible job of reading her book - she spoke in a monotone for the most part and I found myself starting to nod off in the middle of the road.
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One of Beatties' finest, a nice introduction to her contemporary fiction.
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Like disparate figures encased in a kaleidoscope, the adult characters in this ingenious, powerful novel by bestselling author Ann Beattie emerge, collapse, and re-emerge around the central figure of the child Will. His mother Jody, a photographer, calls her pictures "images ruffled by currents" - like Will himself, whose life is by turns cradled, nourished, and disturbed by the lives of his parents and stepparents as they pursue art, success, and fullfillment.

Seen through Beattie's characteristically observant eye, the details of these lives form a luminous, complex picture of how the business of childhood and childbearing proceeds - in the midst of adult selfishness, solicitude, and even at times nobility.

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Beautiful book
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