Book Review ✓ The Great BelieversKindle Author ☆ Rebecca Makkai ↠ – buyphenergan500.us

The Great Believers FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTIONWINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDSoon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler A page turner An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it s like to live during times of crisisThe New York Times Book Review A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary ParisIn 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico s little sister.Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster The Great Believers has become a critically acclaimed, indelible piece of literature it was selected as one of New York Times Best 10 Books of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Buzzfeed Book of the Year, a Skimm Reads pick, and a pick for the New York Public Library s Best Books of the year. Best Download The Great Believers By Rebecca Makkai For Kindle ePUB or eBook – buyphenergan500.us

Book Review ✓ The Great BelieversKindle Author ☆ Rebecca Makkai ↠ – buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Great Believers
  • Rebecca Makkai
  • 02 June 2017
  • 073522353X

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  1. says:

    Only giving this five stars because I m married to the author s husband.


  2. says:

    In a weird way, I feel that this is the sweeping gay masterpiece that A Little Life should ve been It s a nice long read about a close knit group of gay friends and their straight allies that jumps back and forth between the height of the AIDS crisis in Chicago and present day Paris Makkai does a pretty clever thing here by drawing parallels between the Lost Generation from WWI and survivors of the AIDS crisis Ordinarily, when I read books that go back and forth between two narrators I tend t In a weird way, I feel that this is the sweeping gay masterpiece that A Little Life should ve been It s a nice long read about a close knit group of gay friends and their straight allies that jumps back and forth between the height of the AIDS crisis in Chicago and present day Paris Makkai does a pretty clever thing here by drawing parallels between the Lost Generation from WWI and survivors of the AIDS crisis Ordinarily, when I read books that go back and forth between two narrators I tend to have a favorite, but in this case I didn t Both Fiona and Yale s parts address the central question of what happens to our communities when they are ravaged Who carries on the memories What does it mean to take on the burden of that mantle And how do ...


  3. says:

    I m between 3.5 and 4 stars, rounding up.At the start of The Great Believers , Rebecca Makkai s beautifully poignant yet meandering new novel, it is 1985, and Yale Tishman and his partner, Charlie, are preparing for the memorial service for Nico, a friend who has recently died of AIDS.The gay community in Chicago where they live has been devastated by this recently discovered disease, as have gay communities across the country The sense of loss they feel is just beginning to hit them, as they I m between 3.5 and 4 stars, rounding up.At the start of The Great Believers , Rebecca Makkai s beautifully poignant yet meandering new novel, it is 1985, and Yale Tishman and his partner, Charlie, are preparing for the memorial service for Nico, a friend who has recently died of AIDS.The gay community in Chicago where they live has been devastated by this recently discovered disease, as have gay communities across the country The sense of loss they feel is just beginning to hit them, as they begin hearingandabout people getting sick,people living in denial and fear,people simply disappearing.As much as the disease and people s attitudes towards it affect him, Yale has other things ...


  4. says:

    4.5 The story opens with the death of a young gay man, named Nico Disowned by this family for his sexual preference, that is all but his younger sister, Fiona, who is with him until the end This is her introduction into the gay community, a community that will embrace her as she embraces them It is the eighties in Chicago, Boys town and the AIDS epidemic is in full swing We meet many of these young men, so many whose families have cut them loose See their fear, their sorrow asdie, or 4.5 The story opens with the death of a young gay man, named Nico Disowned by this family for his sexual preference, that is all but...


  5. says:

    The Great Believers 3.5 stars rounded up 1980s Chicago, the devastating AIDS epidemic seen through the eyes of a group of gay friends as they slowly lose so many in their circle of friends, reflects the time in a realistic way Fiona who has lost her loving brother and many of their friends over the years travels in to Paris in 2015, connecting with Richard an old friend from those times, as she searches for her daughter and the grandchild she has not met The chapters alternate between these t The Great Believers 3.5 stars rounded up 1980s Chicago, the devast...


  6. says:

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog.Alternating between present day Paris and 80s Chicago, The Great Believers explores the impact and aftermath of the AIDS epidemic on a close knit group of friends living in Boystown The novel tells three stories, through two perspectives In the main plot, Yale Tishman struggles to cope with the illness and loss of his friends, and placate a jealous partner who fears Yale will leave him after the epidemic ends al My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog.Alternating between present day Paris and 80s Chicago, The Great Believers explores the impact and aftermath of the AIDS epidemic on a close knit group of friends living in Boystown The novel tells three stories, through two perspectives In the main plot, Yale Tishman struggles to cope with the illness and loss of his friends, and placate a jealous partner who f...


  7. says:

    DNF p.148What, I hear you thinking, is wrong with this old man DNF a five star read Five star a DNF side eye The fact is that I lived this story I lost the love of my life to AIDS, and attended far too many funerals and memorial services before I was 30 So I really just can t finish the book I am not up for those wounding memories to be poked with a stick.The prose is exemplary in its economy and precision, both qualities I admire greatly Yale came fully into his manhood for me when, DNF p.148What, I hear you thinking, is wrong with this old man DNF a five star read Five star a DNF side eye The fact is that I lived this story I lost the love of my life to AIDS, and attended far too many funerals and memorial services before I was 30 So I really just can t finish the book I am not up for those wounding memories to be poked with a stick.The prose is exemplary in its economy and precision, both qualities I admire greatly Yale came fully into his manhood for me when, on the last page I read, he reflected even if the world wasn t always a good place, he reminded himself that he could trust his perceptions now Things were so often exac...


  8. says:

    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019 FinalistWinner of the Carnegie Medal for FictionA global crisis that has taken the lives of 35,4 million people, changing the face of the world forever no, this is not a dystopia, Rebecca Makkai wrote the Great American Novel about the beginning of the AIDS epidemic which is ongoing here s the latest data The author introduces us to a circle of friends in mid 80 s Chicago, many of them gay, and shows how HIV AIDS imp Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019 FinalistWinner of the Carnegie Medal for FictionA global crisis that has taken the lives of 35,4 million people, changing the face of the world forever no, this is not a dystopia, Rebecca Makkai wrote the Great American Novel about the beginning of the AIDS epidemic which is ongoing here s the latest data The author introduces us to a circle of friends in mid 80 s Chicago, many of them gay, and shows how HIV AIDS impacts their lives What makes this book particularly shocking is that it starts rather slow, but pretty quickly it becomes clear that what propels the story forward is the question who will die next and as Makkai s characters are brilliantly drawn, psychologically covincing and vivid, it is heart wrenching to read about their destinies This main narrative is intersected with a second storyline that takes us and some of the surviving protagonists to Paris in 2010, thu...


  9. says:

    When my best friend, Wade, died of complications of the AIDS virus in 1992, I was devastated and broken If it weren t for my fianc now husband , I may have spiraled into a dark, depressing space for a long time Makkai s book brought it all back to me the despair, the secrets, and the shame that was forced upon my friend from the virus and the politics of the time Even though the locale Chicago Paris in Makkai s novel is different than my own, and the plot of course sprang from the depth o When my best friend, Wade, died of complications of the AIDS virus in 1992, I was devastated and broken If it weren t for my fianc now husband , I may have spiraled into a dark, depressing space for a long time Makkai s book brought it all back to me the despair, the secrets, and the shame that was forced upon my friend from the virus and the politics of the time Even though the locale Chicago Paris in Makkai s novel is different than my own, and the plot of course sprang from the depth of her imagination, she captured the emoti...


  10. says:

    3.5 starsI really loved the themes running through The Great Believers, but I was a little less enthusiastic about the delivery.The story is told in two timelines The first timeline runs from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, and it is focused on a group of characters affected by the AIDS epidemic in Chicago The story is told from Yale s perspective, who is seeing many of his friends getting sick and dying Much of his story focuses on the breakdown of his relationship and an art show that he is 3.5 starsI really loved the themes running through The Great Believers, but I was a little less enthusiastic about the delivery.The story is told in two timelines The first timeline runs from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, and it is focused on a group of characters affected by the AIDS epidemic in Chicago The story is told from Yale s...

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