Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen

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Water for Elephants Characters Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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 euestrian act who is married to August the charismatic but. Ladies and gentlemen Direct your attention to the performer in print You will be amazed dazzled and mystified by the daring feats you are about to witness Well that might be overstating a bit The story does open with drama though A circus menagerie has gotten loose and there is mayhem The narrator Jacob sees the ringmaster murdered We then scoot ahead to the present Jacob is in his 90s and looks back revisiting his ghosts From here we flip back and forth between Jacob in the present and his recollectionsWhen Jacob is 23 his parents are killed in an auto mishap leaving him penniless He drops out of veterinary school just shy of completion and when the freight train he hops turns out to be transporting a circus he finds himself in a new life Sara Gruen image from The Globe and MailThere is unkindness aplenty under the big top An evil owner Uncle Al Blackie the enforcer August the mood challenged and abusive supervisor of animals and husband of Marlena who performs with horses and with whom Jacob is smitten But for every cruelty there is kindness Jacob is helped by the elderly alcoholic Camel when he is newly on the bum and Jacob later returns the favor A grumpy dwarf named Walter shows a kinder side in time What is real and what is an illusion Gruen offers us a major sleight of hand that I will not write of here But there are sundry references throughout the book A circus per se is involved in the business of illusion There is a wonderful image here of a hippo being paraded through town even though it has already gone to meet its maker Some relationships in the story are based on illusion as well But the core items here are Jacob s love for the married Marlena and the behavior of a newly acuired elephant who may not be as dumb as she at first appears While both tales are engaging I did find the pacing to be somewhat slow Thankfully this is a very fast read I know that sounds contradictory but one can flip through the pages uickly while waiting for something to happen Gruen does a nice job of making her characters real a wonderful gift I have no idea if Gruen had any intention of making political observations but here are a few things one might see in her work One gruesome practice engaged in by Uncle Al and his thugs is redlighting or tossing employees from a moving train Think of it as a pink slip on steroids In the Depression era of the story as in ours there are plenty who would be than happy to toss those of us on the lower echelon let alone their mamas from a moving train Is Uncle Al the ultimate Republican Class comes in for a look The roustabouts the working men are treated far differently from the performers and from management The class system is sealed in place When times are tough for instance performers and managers are paid but the roustabouts are often stiffed I know that reminds me of soaring corporate profits while unemployment remains high When one is physically damaged management does its best to either dump the unwell or find some darker use for them Caring for the sick is clearly not something that is done here at least not for the workers Housing is distributed somewhat uneually as well In order to accommodate less than a dozen performers we will now have sixty four working men sleeping under wagons on the flats p 131 You have to figure that any story featuring a character named Jacob should have a ladder and indeed there are a few but I did not see any particular heavenly references there And if one is looking for classical cues one might find that in Genesis 2527 the biblical Jacob is a dweller in tents Ok it s not much Is there a parallel with the story of that earlier Jacob Maybe but if so it did not really jump out at me While Water for Elephants may not be the greatest book on earth it is a very engaging and entertaining page turner I would not confuse this with books with great literary ambition It is what it is a darned good read and that is good enough to perform in the center ringPS I suggest you take a peek at the review by GR pal Petergiauinta He has a much better handle on the whole biblical reference thing and some nice non biblical insights beyondEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter and FB pages

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Water for Elephants Characters Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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 affor. 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 narratorJacob 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 altered when his parents were killed in an auto accident Alone frightened and penniless the 23 hopped a train never intending to run away with the circus although looking back as he sat in the nursing home telling his story it seemed fate didn t much care about intentions especially during the depression It was hard life the Benzini Brothers Circus hailed as the Most Spectacular Show On Earth which of course meant it wasn t Ringling and anything that wasn t Ringling well wasn t Ringling And so it went from town to town day after day set it up tear it down the freaks and geeks midgets and clowns worked ate performed lived and often died together The harsh conditions are made even unbearable at times by the greedy manager Uncle Al and his insane animal trainer August Yet somehow in the midst of despair friendships and laughter persevered Although much of the laughter was alcohol induced during the height of the depression and prohibition you took what you could getThe narrator s transition from the young circus vet to the elderly cantankerous nursing home resident is a well crafted bi lateral view that pulls the reader into this fictional world and never lets go Whether in his twenties admiring beautiful euestrian performer Marlena and caring for the animals he loved so dearly or in his nineties mulling over where to have breakfast and the indignities of old age the warm uick wit comes through loud and clear From the big top to the nursing facility Gruen s sharp three dimensional fictionally fluid characters will have you laughing out loud one minute mouth agape in sheer terror the nextHurry hurry step right up readers and book lovers everywhere if you hunger for a reading experience chock full of every conceivable emotion beautifully written and wholly engrossing Water for Elephants is a wondrous world where fact and fiction combine delivering the most memorable and pleasurable hours you will be spend with a book Characters so sharply drawn and wrought with emotion that there nearly flow off the page Sara Gruen s depictions of depression era America is as beautiful as it is haunting From unspeakable cruelty and brutality to selfless acts of kindness Water for Elephants not only has it all but delivers it with unapologetic honesty and genuine heart felt passion This remains one of my top 5 favorite booksHappy Reading Rj Code of Conduct of time and place It tells a story Diagnostic Dermoscopy of a love between two people that Bow Street Brangle overcomes incredible Vögel in unserem Garten odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can affor. 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Water for Elephants Characters Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Award for Most Popular BookAn 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. 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 thatThe 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 simpleA major issue in this novel is the characterization The characters with the exception of Walter aka Kinko and his dear ueenie were flat and predictable Marlena and August bothered me the most Marlena being beautiful and kind and boring and August being a cruel husband due to his mental illness Besides the hackneyed stereotype of the mentally ill being violent August s schizophrenia appeared to be a plot device to bring Jacob and Marlena together without making them look like bad people for cheating I didn t buy it for half a second I think the affair would ve been much interesting if August waswell basically a normal husband who was maybe a little too obsessed with his own accomplishmentsThe romance between Jacob and Marlena made me yawn While Jacob was a fairly developed character Marlena was the epitome of a side female love interest gorgeous with little beneath the surface Barbara the cooch girl had depth than her If Marlena were developed further and if she had a flaw or two I could buy their love story And hey maybe one day I ll appreciate where the characters ended up Today is not that day On a similar note I ve heard some people complain about the sex scenes and while the descriptions are a bit odd I had no problem with there being sex in the book The setting is a circus there is booze everywhere and sex is gonna happenAgain I think I went into this novel with high expectations and if I m getting the wrong idea or whatever that s my own doing I ll probably pick it up again in the future to see if I think differently then


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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen Sara Gruen â 8 Characters I think I expected too much out of this novel and therefore had room only for disappointment Though I finished th

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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen 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 thatThe 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 a

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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen 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 across the United States let me enumerate the problems spoiler alert – not that I sugges

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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen Read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Sara Gruen 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 NO

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    Read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Sara Gruen Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen Ladies and gentlemen Direct your attention to the performer in print You will be amazed dazzled and mystified by the daring feats you are about to witness Well that might be overstating a bit The story does open with drama though A circus menagerie has gotten loose and there is mayhem The narrator Jacob sees the ringmaster murdered We then

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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen 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 besides permanently constipated The math is simple Drum 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 bl

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    Summary Water for Elephants Read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Sara Gruen Sara Gruen â 8 Characters 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 w

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    Kindle [Water for Elephants] ✓ Sara Gruen Water for elephants 2007‭ Sara GruenWater for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen written as part of National Novel Writing Month Publication date 26 May 2006 1st edition The story is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski a 93 year old man who lives in a nursing home Jacob is told what to eat and what to do As the memories begin Jacob is a 23 year old Polish American preparing for his fina

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  • Paperback
  • 335
  • Water for Elephants
  • Sara Gruen
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9781565125605