[[ Download ]] ✤ Water for Elephants Author Sara Gruen – Lalaweek.us

Water for Elephants Winner Of The 2007 BookBrowse Award For Most Popular Book.An Atmospheric, Gritty, And Compelling Novel Of Star Crossed Lovers, Set In The Circus World Circa 1932, By The Bestselling Author Of Riding Lessons When Jacob Jankowski, Recently Orphaned And Suddenly Adrift, Jumps Onto A Passing Train, He Enters A World Of Freaks, Drifters, And Misfits, A Second Rate Circus Struggling To Survive During The Great Depression, Making One Night Stands In Town After Endless Town A Veterinary Student Who Almost Earned His Degree, Jacob Is Put In Charge Of Caring For The Circus Menagerie It Is There That He Meets Marlena, The Beautiful Young Star Of The Equestrian Act, Who Is Married To August, The Charismatic But Twisted Animal Trainer He Also Meets Rosie, An Elephant Who Seems Untrainable Until He Discovers A Way To Reach Her Beautifully Written, Water For Elephants Is Illuminated By A Wonderful Sense Of Time And Place It Tells A Story Of A Love Between Two People That Overcomes Incredible Odds In A World In Which Even Love Is A Luxury That Few Can Afford.

[[ Download ]] ✤ Water for Elephants  Author Sara Gruen – Lalaweek.us
  • Paperback
  • 335 pages
  • Water for Elephants
  • Sara Gruen
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 1565125606

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  1. says:

    I think I expected too much out of this novel and therefore had room only for disappointment Though I finished the book in its entirety, I wrote a short review on my blog about halfway through, expounding on the aspects of the book that irritated me I have adapted it herein.First, the main heroine, Marlena, is incredibly flat boring The narrator main character, Jacob, is clearly infatuated with her, but I m not sure why other than she looks good in pink sequins She s married to her a I think I expected too much out of this novel and therefore had room only for disappointment Though I finished the book in its entirety, I wrote a short review on my blog about halfway through, expounding on the aspects of the book that irritated me I have adapted it herein.First, the main heroine, Marlena, is incredibly flat boring The narrator main character, Jacob, is clearly infatuated with her, but I m not sure why other than she looks good in pink sequins She s married to her arrogant, bipolar boss, so maybe there s some sort of damsel in distress complex triggered in our hero Regardless, I don t care about her She doesn t engage me or hold a...


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    REVIEW CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS I really wanted to like this book I think my low opinion is partially my fault, because I drove into the story with high expectations due to rave reviews I need to learn not to do that.The beginning of this novel was excellent A Ivy League dropout, who formerly studied to be a vet, runs away and joins the circus The time period The Depression and Prohibition America a historical era of uncertainty and chaos I was looking for an intriguing tale of a REVIEW CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS I really wanted to like this book I think my low opinion is partially my fault, because I drove into the story with high expectations due to rave reviews I need to learn not to do that.The beginning of this novel was excellent A Ivy League dropout, who formerly studied to be a vet, runs away and joins the circus The time period The Depression and Prohibition America a historical era of uncertainty and chaos I was looking for an intriguing tale of a college youth thrust into an unfamiliar world, along with a dose of touching animal stories What I got was a romance Pure and simple.A major issue in this novel is the characterization The characters, with the exception of Walter aka Kinko and his dear Queenie, were flat and predictable Marlena and August bo...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I wanted to like this book I really did I even enjoyed the first couple of chapters and was prepared for an entertaining summer read Eventually, however, the lack of imagination, melodrama, and just plain bad writing did it in for me At the risk of beating a dead horse albeit a dead horse with tremendous appeal to book clubs...


  4. says:

    Oh man, this was lovely.


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILERS IN MY REVIEW I M SORRY ABOUT SPOILING IT FOR PEOPLE, REALLY I AM, IT WAS NEVER INTENTIONAL BUT AS WITH ALL REVIEWS ESPECIALLY MINE THERE ARE GOING TO BE SPOILERS I DELETED ALL THE COMMENTS THAT WERE HARASSING ME ABOUT ACCIDENTLY SPOILING THE BOOK SERIOUSLY, I M SORRY, BUT PEOPLE DON T NEED TO BE COMPLETE AND UTTER ASSHOLES ABOUT IT NOT EVERYONE, TO THOSE OF YOU WHO W...


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    I picked up Water for Elephants after seeing the movie You know, the one with that Twilight guy who for a change was allowed to smile And to have other facial expressions besidespermanently constipatedThe math is simpleDrum roll Rosie the elephant works better than Ex Lax But on to the book now In addition to Jacob Jankowski s love affair with Rosie the elephant and a noticeably less sweet affair with Marlena the bland chick we get a parallel story of J I picked up Water for Elephants after seeing the movie You know, the one with that Twilight guy who for a change was allowed to smile And to have other facial expressions besidespermanently constipatedThe math is simpleDrum roll Rosie the elephant works better than Ex Lax But on to the book now In addition to Jacob Jankowski s love affair with Rosie the elephant and a noticeably less sweet affair with Marlena the bland chick we get a parallel story of Jacob the old guy who is ninety Or ninety three The latter was the part of the book that I loved It s a sad story of a cranky old guy in a nursing home who feels his mind and body falling apart but refuses to accept that, and realizes that life is beginning to pass him by He reminded me of so many elderly patients that I have taken care of in the hospital Sadnes...


  7. says:

    Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants is one of those rare novels, that will be read and re read, discussed and enjoyed for many years, by old and young alike Destined to be passed between family and friends and back again, until the tattered, time worn pages resemble the books beloved central character and narrator.Jacob Jankowski, just days from the final exams at Cornell University that would have attached the respectable Dr of Veterinary medicine forever to his name, had his world forever alter Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants is one of those rare novels, that will be read and re read, discussed and enjoyed for many years, by old and young alike Destined to be passed between family ...


  8. says:

    Now THIS is a Good Book When I finished reading Water for Elephants, goose bumps covered my skin Now this is a good book Immediately engrossed, I had a hard time putting it down as I read the story of Jacob Jankowski and his reminiscence of days with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth otherwise known as a train circus in 1930 s America.A talented writer and storyteller, Sara Gruen takes readers on a bumpy and tense train ride through history This tale defines Americana Ther Now THIS is a Good Book When I finished reading Water for Elephants, goose bumps covered my skin Now this is a good book Immediately engrossed, I had a hard time putting it down as I read the story of Jacob Jankowski and his reminiscence of days with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth otherwise known as a train circus in 1930 s America.A talented writer and storyteller, Sara Gruen takes readers on a bumpy and tense train ride through history This tale defines Americana There is no evidence of author here simply narrator telling the story from Jacob s perspective is he 91 or 93 years old I liked everything about the book, but primarily it was the crafting I liked best about this reading experience.Seamlessly, Gruen weaves together the modern day voice of this old man, a Cornell educated veterinarian, abandoned in a nursing home a.k.a assisted living facility and his memories of three months spent as the accidental veterinarian on a traveling circus Just before hi...


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    Just to put it out there, I ll admit straight off the bat that I m one of the people who enjoyed this book It was a fast read which I always appreciate, because I m perpetually drowning in a list of books TBR and it was fairly easy to get through I also didn t see the end coming until a few pages before it actually happened, which probably added immensely to my enjoyment factor.I ve been reading all the criticisms of this book in an attempt to organize my opinions after reading this book It Just to put it out there, I ll admit straight off the bat that I m one of the people who enjoyed this book It was a fast read which I always appreciate, because I m perpetually drowning in a list of books TBR and it was fairly easy to get through I also didn t see the end coming until a few pages before it actually happened, which probably added immensely to my enjoyment factor.I ve been reading all the criticisms of this book in an attempt to organize my opinions after reading this book It seems like most of the complaints have to do with cruelty to humans and animals in the story and the sex scenes sprinkled throughout Jacob s experience with the circus.I do not feel that the sex described in these book...


  10. says:

    April 24, 2008 edition of Coastal View NewsThe glitz and grit, glam and sham of depression era circus life limps along in Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants with little aid from her shoddy prose, predictable plot and underdeveloped metaphor Although the book has a flashy appearance and is easily digested, it offers less nutritional value than promised.When his parents suddenly and tragically die, Jacob Jankowski quits veterinarian school at Cornell University just before graduation and finds hi April 24, 2008 edition of Coastal View NewsThe glitz and grit, glam and sham of depression era circus life limps along in Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants with little aid from her shoddy prose, predictable plot and underdeveloped metaphor Although the book has a flashy appearance and is easily digested, it offers less nutritional value than promised.When his parents suddenly and tragically die, Jacob Jankowski quits veterinarian school at Cornell University just before graduation and finds himself aboard a circus train The Great Depression is in full swing, jobs are scarce and the likelihood of Jacob being offered a position aboard the second rate Benzini Brothers circus is even slimmer Luckily the circus is in need of a veterinarian and Al, the greedy and miserly ringmaster of the circus, decides not to pass up the ...

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