Picturing Will



Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family There s Will, a curious five year old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity Mel, Jody s perfect perhaps too perfect lover and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent visits as a crimp in his bedhopping Beattie shows us how these lives intersect, attract, and repel one another with dazzling shifts and moments of heartbreaking directness From the Trade Paperback edition. New Read Picturing Will By Ann Beattie For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukPicturing Will

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  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Picturing Will
  • Ann Beattie
  • English
  • 18 October 2017
  • 0394569873

10 thoughts on “Picturing Will

  1. says:

    My brother bought me this book, that takes place in Charlottesville, VA, soon after we moved here What I learned is that the spring ants are inevitable

  2. says:

    I hadn t read a book by Anne Beattie for many, many years I had forgotten how much I enjoy her writing.

  3. says:

    I don t know why, I just can t seem to get engrossed in this woman s work I have tried so many times to immerse myself in Beattie s work I can t seem to These work are slow going Make sure you have an empty week before beginning her books Like Raymond Carver she is very truthful about real life, but unlike him some of her characters are just vessels of dust They are so void of character There is very little plot or action in most of her stuff Which can be okay if the characters make you I don t know why, I just can t seem to get engrossed in this woman s work I have tried so many times to immerse myself in Beattie s work I can t seem to These work are slow going Make sure you have an empty week before beginning her books Like Raymond Carver she is very truthful about real life, but unlike him some of her characters are just vessels of dust They are so void of character There is very little plot or action in most of her stuff Which can be okay if the characters make you love them, they don t Rather than love them I me...

  4. says:

    Rated 7 out of 10

  5. says:

    Hab a le do Postales de invierno de Ann Beattie y a pesar de algunos defectos b sicamente un final demasiado feliz y forzado, y nada acorde con el tono general de la novela me hab a gustado lo suficiente como para precipitarme a comprar el siguiente libro de la autora tan pronto como me enter de que hab a sido publicado Lo que me pasa siempre compro de forma compulsiva y luego puedo dejar a os sin leer estos mismos libros adquiridos en un frenes consumista No ha sido hasta ahora que me Hab a le do Postales de invierno de Ann Beattie y a pesar de algunos defectos b sicamente un final demasiado feliz y forzado, y nada acorde con el tono general de la novela me hab a gustado lo suficiente como para precipitarme a comprar el siguiente libro de la autora tan pronto como me enter de que hab a sido publicado Lo que me pasa siempre compro de forma compulsiva y luego puedo dejar a os sin leer estos mismos libros adquiridos en un frenes consumista No ha sido hasta ahora que me he animado a leer Retratos de Will y la verdad es que me ha decepcionado mucho Quiz s es que me es m s f cil identificarme con veintea eros a la deriva que no con una madre divorciada indecisa y con un padre divorciado que no piensa m s que en s mismo Pero me gustar a creer que hay algo m s que falla.Por m s que la novela se titule Retratos de Will , lo cierto es que de Will poco se nos escribe se centra m s en sus padres Yo cre a que iba a hablar de c mo a Will ...

  6. says:

    Who are these people What is the plot Why am I reading this book I wondered all of those things while reading Picturing Will.Ann Beattie s writing style is very nice which is why I m giving it two stars instead of just one While the reader doesn t have to work too hard to get through her sentences and paragraphs, the writing is not fluff, the vocabulary not trite This book is not a silly romance novel However, nice writing was not enough to grab me and really make me care about this book Who are these people What is the plot Why am I reading this book I wondered all of those things while reading Picturing Will.Ann Beattie s writing style is very nice which is why I m giving it two stars instead of just one While the reader doesn t have to work too hard to get through her sentences and paragraphs, the writing is not fluff, the vocabulary not trite This book is not a s...

  7. says:

    Can t say that this wasn t Beattie s best because I haven t read any Beattie before I think that the occasional choice to shift the narrative perspective every other sentence, e.g., jumping to what Havebud thought to what Will thought to what Mel thought, not only makes the novel meander, but mars Beattie s project of deep introspection into the relationships among mother, child, father, et al Beattie never convinced me that Will, the eponymous child of the novel, could think what Beattie made Can t say that this wasn t Beattie s best because I haven t read any Beattie before I think that the occasional choice to shif...

  8. says:

    This 1989 book reads a bit like a series of short stories rather than a novel.The first half held up when the focus was on Will, Jody and Mel Typical Beattie goodness and precision in detail and capture of scene and sense Once the Havebud the fatuous neurotic line kicks in fully with Will, I thought the novel s power fell, not because abuse disgusts me although it does , but because its impact isn t resolved.Nice to know that Will ends up an art historian and that he recogni...

  9. says:

    No me ha gustado Admito que compr este libro por ser de Ann Beattie, ya que la lectura de Postales de invierno me entusiasm Pero en Retratos de Will no he encontrado los personajes frescos y vivos que s encontr en Postales Son m s bien anodinos Beattie se pasa toda la novela relat ndonos escenas costumbristas de algunas parejas, dando mucha importancia al oficio de ser madre padre Y hay algunos pasajes que me asquearon bastante y de los cu les no voy a hablar La prosa de Beattie No me ha gustado Admito que compr este libro por ser de Ann Beattie, ya que la lectura de Postales de invierno me entusiasm Pero en Retratos de Will no he encontrado l...

  10. says:

    This is what I love about goodreads I m reading along in a book and I m kind of bored and starting to get creeped out Is that the tired theme of an obviously gay but somehow all the other characters miss it but the reader doesn t child predator creeping into the plot If so, I will not read another word But some of the writing has been good chilly scenes of winter type stuff and I m reluctant to put it down I turn to the goodreads reviews and, yes, there are several reviews by people who This is what I love about goodreads I m reading along in a book and I m kind of bored and starting to get creeped out Is that the tired theme of an obviously gay but somehow all the other characters miss it but the reader doesn t child predator creeping into the plot If so, I will not read another word But some of the writing has been good chilly scenes of winter type stuff and I m reluctant to put it down I turn to the goodreads reviews and, yes, there are several reviews by people who felt ...

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