Nathaly Antonia Antonia itibaren Świętajno, Polonya
Very good informative book. His writing is easy to read and there is a lot of truth to what he teaches. Great information.
• “Accept what life offers you send try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some only be sipped, but with the others, drink the whole bottle.” “How will I know which is which?” “By the taste. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.” • People give flowers as presents because flowers contain the true meaning of Love.
An extremely well written book that I read on a whim and knew almost nothing about going into (despite a vague understanding that it was a well known book was was considered to be well regarded.) As I said, the writing itself was what kept me engrossed in this book, it was relatively short and the writing was extremely well done. The book itself was somewhat sad, and the subject matter a bit weird. The book follows an English butler's 6 day motoring trip through England in the 1950s. However, most of the story is actually the butler reminiscing about his decades as a butler at an important lord's house. Most of the reminiscing covers the butler's struggling to put sense to what his life was worth in regards to a housekeeper that he was once close to and to his previous employer. I had problems really getting into the protagonist's frame of mind at times, he seemed a bit hollow at points even though I understand that was somewhat of the point of the narrative. Either way, an interesting book and it was a good read.
Maybe I need to read it again, but this book seemed to just go around in circles repeating the same plot over and over again, never getting anywhere. And it's not just this book, but most of Salinger's work that I just can't get in to.