I felt, however, that the author included way too many characters and therefor didn't do them enough justice throughout the book. I never warmed to Greenie, which was problematic as she is pretty clearly meant to be the central figure in the book, but I eventually just skimmed her sections because I didn't really care. Governor Ray McCrae is a "big" character, perhaps overblown, but fun to imagine.I really liked this the first time I read it, except for the ending which I agree with most readers was contrived and shoved in like a deus ex machina.
At the end you will thank her for introducing the characters to you, and even reminding you that nothing is as important as family, friends, strangers the whole world over.
Start by marking “The Whole World Over” as Want to Read: Kind of like life in general. Greenie is unsure of her marriage and is enticed to take a job as the New Mexiocan governor's pastry chef in Sante Fe. I have to admit I'm disappointed. Copy link for text review. The enormity of that sort of overshadows everything else and takes away from the character relationships even more. or words to that effect. De très nombreux exemples de phrases traduites contenant "the whole world" – Dictionnaire français-anglais et moteur de recherche de traductions françaises. A truly lovely read. Although I did not particularly connect to any of them, I did often to what they were thinking.
Some great characters, strong moments, and skilled writing, but the whole never rose above, or even equaled, the sum of its parts. Buna tuturor, numele meu este Deak Csabi si sunt din Baia Mare. Seriously, an entire book about Saga would have enraptured me a bit more. what an annoying pile of drivel.
Saga is a sweet and naive character that needs to find heWhat luck to read two wonderful novels in a row. It had all the elements of a good book, and even though, I wondered at times where she was going, she tied it together well in the end. Governor Ray McCrae is a "big" character, perhaps overblown, butI could give this book a three or a four star rating depending on the time of day or the month, or the year. When Walter recommends Greenie to the governor of New Mexico, she seizes the chance to become the his pastry chef and to take a break from her marriage, a psychiatrist with a whole other set of problems. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm not sure if I'll try another. I especially liked how Glass was able to write about all different kinds of people with sympathy and an even hand: a southwestern Republican governor/rancher, a gay New York restaurant owner, environmental activists, ranch cooks and cowboys, New York liberals, a brain-injured animal rescuer, a doddering old professor, a Wall Street stock trader, spinster sisters, people in happy committed relationships, people in unhappy marriages.
I liked it more when there wasn't anything specifically life-altering, just people living normal lives. Nos conseillers ont réponse à tout, enfin presque. She envelops you in her characters such that you feel closer to the story than just reading words on a page.
The story was okay, but it just lacked the connection and magic of Three Junes. Much of it just didn't hold my attention or interest. Another book about people with too much money having poor personal lives. She envelops you in her characters such that you feel closer to the story than just reading words on a page. Are you the same person you were when you were 17? They have a four-year old son whom they both adore.
May 23rd 2006
Taking place a year and half before 9/11, Glass weaves together a tale about Greenie and Alan, a couple with one son, whose marriage is on the rocks; Walter, a sassy gay restaurateur and Greenie's best friend; and Saga, a drifting woman who loves animals and has suffered from a terrible accident. The storyline is all over the place, the characters and their dialogue is ANNOYING (brought me back to when I used to see episodes of Dawson's Creek and thought, who the hell talks like that!)
To top it off, after creating a pile of characters who are uninteresting and dull, she tries to ratchet up the emotional involvement by tossing in Sept 11: "Oh gosh! Fenno McLeod, the center of the triptych of "Three Junes," appears throughout this nJulia Glass' book "The Whole World Over" celebrates/honors relationships with family and friends in age of post 9/11.
and the writing style is just plain stupid (for lack of a better term). This novel--despite its length--is something to savor (and I'm not just saying that b/c of all the descriptions of desserts!). It takes place in New York and New Mexico. It's happening a lot lately, and I find it offensive.When I plucked this from the sidewalk clearance area of my favorite U.S. bookstore, all I knew about it was that it featured a chef and was set in New York City and New Mexico. And mad props to Glass, b/c it did not disappoint--even though it's mainly the story of a bunch of New Yorkers just before 9/11. or words to that effect. Correspondance : CS 60 006 - 59895 Lille Cedex - www.oney.fr