Arlette Rosen knows that and earns her living helping strangers with their book ideas: books about Derrida and dieting, personal histories and Armenian detectives, books about psychic exercises, Alzheimer's jokes, and of course, an infinite number of books about the details of love. I enjoyed the letters from potential authors that punctuated the book and found some of the conversations entertaining. To send me your stories, and your poems. Should Jerusalem be there or not? Too many loose ideas, not enough plot. At the same time, she recognizes that she wants to be in love with Jake, not merely find him adequate. And he also wants revenge.
She turns away from Jake and cook doctoring and becomes a writer herself. I could not get attached to the characters, and I just could not wait to finish the book. I am never entirely sure what to say, what details would be interesting and helpful and useful to you, The Reader, you reader of these sentences and many others. She uses words well, the letters are very clever and she has some good lines of thinking. A new client, Harbinger Singh, changes all that, as Arlette and Singh each learn how to expand their participation in life.
She edited those they'd already written, or helped them begin books they felt they wanted to write. The novel charts the comic and suprising relationship between Arlette and Harbinger Singh, a tax lawyer who's a tuneful, oddball determined to use a book to either win back his estranged wife--or smite her. Then I kept reading because I was close to being done and knew I would always wonder if there was some amazing ending that I missed because I didn't finish it, there wasn't. It is going straight to my inventory on BookMooch! She is a book doctor, teacher, cultural activist, and lover of words. Arlette Rosen helps authors with manuscripts and book ideas. We had a happy conversation about families, not shoes for about 20 minutes. And to read mine when you can.
Clever as all the reviews say. The author has been unable to resist throwing in countless letters from readers seeking Arlette's help. In some ways, Jake is perfect for her. And I wanted Harbinger to drop Carla and start writing his book! Esther Cohen knows how to write about the reasons for writing but not much about devising an absorbing plot. They say everyone has a book in them. Such tidbits nail a character and make for a rich read. I kept reading hoping it would get better, it didn't.
A Jewish book doctor meets with an Indian tax lawyer, who wants to write a book to win back his former wife. Arlette has been seeing Jake for some time, but something just seems off. The book proprosals alone are worth the read: from an Alzheimers joke book to a book by a woman married to a gorilla. In Singh's novel-to-be, the hero is devastatingly attractive to a woman named Marla. She likes this paintings, likes the liberty of somebody else's sentences, likes having the ability to swap, in intuitive methods purely she is familiar with, small information right here and there. I thought the premise was really good and it started well. The novel was let down by the sections narrated by Harbinger Singh, who to me seemed a wholly ludicrous, a I picked this book out in the library - I like reading and writing novels about novels and novelists and writing and the blurb talked it up big, but I was disappointed.
All of the characters' near ang Arlette Rosen helps authors with manuscripts and book ideas. An unusual hero in a brown wool suit that doesn't quite fit, Singh earns his living as a tax lawyer. Trying not to read about Caitlin Jenner. He decides the path back to Carla is through writing a book, maybe called Hot and Dusty he'd be the heat, she'd be the dust. But the aforementioned lines of thinking just get to be a bit too much and I started to really dislike the characters.
With uncompromising wit and a fierce tenderness, Esther Cohen has written a modern day comedy of manners approximately relationships, writer's block, and the enduring-if elusive-creative spirit. A nutty Queens tax lawyer-cum-fledging author puts himself in the hands of an emotionally conflicted book doctor in this talky, wistful novel by Cohen No Charge for Looking. But there is no tension, and worse, no action in this book. And some parts of it are great. Fluent, funny and true, it will particularly appeal to writers and those who must suffer them. Post navigation My husband found out a family secret when he was 19: his father was not his biological father, and his siblings were his half-siblings.
Enter Harbinger Singh, a tax lawyer who wants to win his ex-wife back by writing a novel loosely structured around her. Post my poems some days not every day but some days. She thinks she knows a good book from a bad one and believes that all writers should aim to be James Joyce, or Proust, or at least not forgotten too quickly. Arlette and her perfectly drawn clients, especially, Harginber Singh, who wants to write a book for vengenance and for love, and who surprised and delighted me at every turn. As a content editor, I admit my heart beat a bit faster at the prospect of a book about a book doctor.