Dec 09, 2021

The Sleeping Father

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  • Title: The Sleeping Father
  • Author: Matthew Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9781932360004
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback

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The Sleeping Father

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  1. I discovered Matthew Sharpe, one of many underappreciated novelists swirling around a sea of undue obscurity, through Krok s DFW comparison raising review of You Were Wrong Based on my trust of Krok s taste in the fine arts and my largely reflexive adherence to DFW comparisons, I had to check it out I quickly purchased You Were Wrong and devoured it one night while getting pretty tanked and jacked up on Irish whiskey infused coffee Soon after this doubly intoxicating experience, I purchased the [...]


  2. This book is unusual and hard to describe Primarily a story of a divorced family with two teenage children that live with their father The father accidentally takes the wrong medication and becomes brain damaged but before any of this began I have to believe this family was different The children are independent, intelligent, and loyal to their father, if disrespectful Though I really don t know children like this, there are flashes of truth through out this book of the angst of adolescence I wi [...]


  3. Questo libro stato come un immergere il proprio dito nell acqua fredda dopo una scottatura.La scottatura era Girls di Kelman, per cui avevo espresso il desiderio di tornare nel grembo di un libro completamente innocente e ingenuo Ora, io ho ispezionato la mia libreria, ma non ho trovato libri innocenti e ingenui E fra i libri della biblioteca ancora da leggere avevo solo Dennis Lehane che tutto, tranne che innocente e ingenuo , James Ellroy mai letto, ma non mi sa di aria bambinesca , e Corpi vi [...]


  4. After accidentally combining antidepressants, Bernie Schwartz lapses into a coma, waking to discover he has severe brain damage and is no longer able to speak or think coherently His son, Chris alternately adoring and abusing his neurologist devises a rehabilitative regime founded almost entirely on misinformation, while his daughter, Cathy, attempts to channel her newfound Catholic fervour into her father s recovery The meat of Sharpe s narrative isn t exactly joyful, yet it is observed and del [...]


  5. Dammit, Matthew Sharpe I was all ready to claim you as the genius that only I knew about, based on the awesomeness of You Were Wrong Alas, this novel is merely decent It s written in a somewhat timid version of the newer book s flavor crystal explosion prose style, and it is just kind of a basic family novel with not much original going on, and it is oppressively quirky at times But, enough good writing to keep me engaged.


  6. O pai de Chris e Cathy juntou acidentalmente dois tipos incompat veis de antidepressivos e os jovens irm os s o obrigados a lidar com a situa o imprevista e dram tica, cada um sua maneira Com o pai em coma s o obrigados a agir como adultos e a interagir com uma neurologista reprimida e uma terapeuta ninfoman aca, assim como com um adolescente de intelig ncia intimidante e uma m e desnaturada e que vive longe.A rela o pai filho uma rela o intr nseca, muito biol gica, uma vez que existe uma liga o [...]


  7. Chris took Frank s excellent point and did a kind of uptight middle class suburban Jewish version of letting it all go, which to the casual observer might resemble not letting any of it go p 18 How come Chris didn t get to become anything Why did he have to go on being Chris until death rent him asunder from himself p 34 You re so lovely, but I can t remember if your name is Lila or Layla That all depends On what On whether I m having sex with someone or having sex with myself What It s a joke I [...]


  8. I have mixed feelings about The Sleeping Father On the one hand, the characters were creative and well developed, the plot was deep and relatively interesting, and the irony was symbolic, to say the least.Cathy, a Jewish Catholic good girl pregnant teen, and her brother Chris, an obnoxious, sarcastic misogynist, were entertaining, but I didn t feel any connection to them I didn t pity them or really care what they were doing I found Chris interactions with most other characters completely unreal [...]


  9. Bernard Schwartz is divorced, depressed, and due to the accidental mixture of Prozac with another different antidepressant, in a coma He later awakes with brain damage, diminishing his ability to think or speak coherently He is the father of a self absorbed, sarcastic son, Chris, and a jewish daughter, Cathy, turned to the catholic religion in an attempt to find the meaning of life Their mom is away in California, living the dream that does not include a family This book was hilarious and full o [...]


  10. I remember the characters in this book making some decisions that I felt like I couldn t understand, or would never make, but I think what works about that is that it s pretty accurate to the way things work in real life often I feel perplexed by people s choices, and mostly, even if I ask and get an answer about why someone did what they did, I eventually have to just accept that individuals are mysterious and unpredictable and we don t always get to know what makes someone else tick Interestin [...]


  11. Um so I need to write a love letter to Mathew Sharpe that reads Dear Mathew Sharpe, I have fallen deeply and truly in love with the contents of your head Or rather, I ve fallen for the quality no, system no, agent which organizes those contents into beautiful and sprawling sentences And truly, I believe no one else might understand you your head agent as I do, unless it s Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker especially him , Gene Shalit and who so ever else be part of the Today Show [...]


  12. A me piaciuto moltissimo Riesce a raccontare una famiglia disastratissima in modo simpatico, le riflessioni sono tutte venate da un onnipresente vena di humour nero, alcune scene poi sono esilaranti, cos come certi scambi di battute I personaggi sono uno pi strambo dell altro, all inizio, ma poi ci si abitua come se fossero all ordine del giorno Pungente, amaro e ironico, davvero consigliato Paragoni con l a detta di tutti simile Le correzioni di Franzen non ne posso fare, ma questo merita senz [...]


  13. A clever, absurdist family portrait catalyzed by a father s stroke The book begins in familiar territory a relatively well off Connecticut familly, divorced, kids self absorbed, mom in California until the father mixes anti depressants and has a stroke, thrusting the kids into adulthood far too early, and launching a series of painful convulsions between brother and sister, between brother and friend, and sister and friend, and mother and father, and son and doctor, and mother and doctors father [...]


  14. Divorced, depressed Bernard Schwartz is taking Prozac, but the accidental ingestion of another antidepressant lands him in a coma His adolescent children, the conflicted Chris, and the serious Cathy, must muddle through their father s helplessness in this character driven tale In one of the novel s best scenes, Chris, devastated but true to his trademark hostile sense of humor, adorns his unconscious father s face with drawn on make up, which includes rosy cheeks and a Hitler mustache Complex no [...]


  15. Really enjoyed this one I usually can t find the right words to express myself, and when I do, I sometimes get the impression of being completely and irrevocably misapprehended and that s what this book is all about In The Sleeping Father, language and meaning rarely coincide for the Schwartz family, and it s funny and sad and interesting as hell Plus, the author is moving in across the street from me, so I got the book at a massive discount Summer reading was never so enjoyable I can t wait to [...]


  16. many, many times in this book, i rolled my eyes at the complete implausibility of plot points and ridiculous dialogue, a la wes anderson in print but there were strong moments of truth and i laughed out loud a few times and am now happy i read it in the vein of catcher in the rye, portnoy s complaint, heartbreaking work of staggering genius and a rash of films heartbreak kid, chumscrubber, thumbsucker, rocket science.


  17. The characters are brilliantly unique and well developed, with the author paying particular interest to recreating what such extraordinarily bright teenagers would say and think if they were being truly honest with themselves Not a terribly uplifting book but it does make the reader think about what life might be like living with a mostly incapacitated father as his two children must quickly switch places and be the heads of the house teachers organizers.


  18. This book was hilarious and heart wrenching The constant sarcasm that permeates the book is owned by no one voice, but collectively by everyone Which makes it the novice book that it is But, there were parts the dodge ball chapter for example that I will remember until my dying day If you like over the top sarcasm and black humor, then this will be a feast for you.


  19. After reading an interview with Sharpe in Glimmer Train Stories literary journal I searched out this novel The troubled quirky family, as others have noted, seems a literary cliche at this point, but Sharpe manages to keep this story fresh and noteworthy in the rich characterization and the psychological explorations.


  20. This was one of my favorite books I ve read in a long, long while Shakespeare would be proud of the true comedy nature of this tale of teenage angst and learning how to maneuver in a world that is not so friendly.


  21. Normally I hate books with a tight focus on family life, but this book is so insightful and funny and human that it overcame my prejudices and won me over immediately Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.


  22. i liked this story, a bunch of narcissistic characters trying to deal with tragedy, accidents, family, love, and growing up too fast matthew sharpe has a clever mind and a quick wit, most of which materialized through chris s character a little depressing, but enjoyable over all.


  23. I did not enjoy this book, it started out mildly interesting but the frankly ridiculous dialogue got on my nerves very soon I finished it, hoping it would get better, but the characters and events are absurd and implausible.



  24. I really enjoyed this book The writing style, the story, the characterse lessens, morals learned An excellent book.




  25. I enjoyed the writing style, the story characters etc, but it seemed that the end was a little underwhelming pity


  26. Funny, satirical and accurate, a well written book that manages to focus on the domestic without turning into an American Sitcom, you will laugh you will cry and you will enjoy.


  27. This was good The constant ironic events throughout are pretty improbable, but everything is done with enough humor that it all works.


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