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The Storied Life of AJ Fikry review ↠ 3 ¾ ❰BOOKS❯ ⚡ The Storied Life of AJ Fikry Author Gabrielle Zevin – As surprising as it is moving The Storied Life of A J Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances an irresistible affirmation of why we read and why we loveWe are not uitSlowly but surely he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island from Chief Lambiase the well intentioned police officer who's always felt kindly toward him from Ismay his sister in law who is hell bent on saving AJ from his dreary self from Amelia the lovely and idealistic if eccentric Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island refusing to be deterred by AJ's bad attitude Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him These days he can only see them as a sign of a world that. There ain't nobody in the world like book people It's a bit embarrassing to admit how emotional this book made me I'm not even a fan of Zevin's work; I uite liked the concept behind Elsewhere but not the execution and I pretty much hated All These Things I've Done But this book is just so warm and funny and bittersweet It speaks to the thing inside me that has always loved books will always love books and has allowed my life to be swept in certain directions by my love for literatureAJ Fikry is one of my favourite kinds of characters he's cynical and grumpy but simultaneously witty clever funny and lovable This is essentially the tale of his life after the death of his beloved wife He must somehow pick up the pieces of his world and continue managing his bookstore while all he really wants to do is drink away his problemsOne day AJ receives an unexpected package that is guaranteed to completely change his life Like many great books his life twists in a strange new direction introducing him to new people and new ways of thinking He soon begins to realise that he still has many things worth living forWoven with allusions to many works of literature especially short stories this novel should resonate with many book lovers Those of us who have been truly affected influenced changed or dare I be so melodramatic even saved by them I don't know if Zevin intended to make a point about the death of the bookstore and physical books in favour of ereaders but I found myself feeling a little melancholy as time went by and people stopped buying physical books Though ultimately relieved as I realised how important bookstores and paper books still are to many peopleWhether this book is for you or not I cannot say It is both funny and serious happy and sad light and dark but I wouldn't have it any other way

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As surprising as it is moving The Life of Kindle #210 Storied Life of A J Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances an irresistible affirmation The Storied PDFEPUBof why we read and why we loveWe are not uite novelsWe are not uite short storiesIn the end we are collected worksA J Fikry's life Storied Life of PDFEPUB #187 is not at all what he expected it to be His wife has died his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history and now his prized possession a rare collection of Poe poems has been stolen. Every word the right one and exactly where it should be That's basically the highest compliment I can give and I am truly glad that it didn't took me so long to read it The words you can't find you borrow Maybe I could find the words but honestly that first uote from this wonderful book was the right way to compliment it And to do that well I uote a second one too And you will find several uotes in this review since honestly this is one of the most uotable novels that I ever read And believe it or not they won't be all the uotes that I loved hereI LOVE THIS BOOK AND IT'S ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS THAT I EVER READAnd that it isn't a uote That's my honest thinking about itI have read several positive reviews about the novel and I was expecting a good book but I never expected that it will be SOOOOOO good and a truly wonderful reading experienceThis is a book about books I mean this story is about novels novellas short stories readers writers bookstores so indeed I think that this a must read to every person with passion for reading and love for booksThe style of the novel is uite particular since it's without a uestion a novel per se but each chapter is constructed as a kinda self contained short story but all of them are one big storyline And a priceless detail is that each chapter is titled for some famous short story written by some other author in the past and that it's related in some way to something on the chapterA good book has characters with evolution and due that this is an exceptional book Since the evolution of each character is truly remarkable and taking unsuspected paths but all of them interconnected in such wonderful way Even characters that you don't expect much at first they will surprise you totally A place isn't a place until it has a bookstore I love Alice Island I didn't want to reseach if Alice Island was a real place or not until finishing the book and the author explained that it was an invented place Maybe it will sound odd but I love that it is a fictional place Since from the beginning I was playing the idea of that the place got its name from the Alice from Wonderland that it's one of my favorite fairy tales and while that wasn't confirmed on the novel there was a reference to the tale so there is hope the necessity of encountering stories at precisely the right time in our lives Definitely I want to believe that about this wonderful book while it was published until this year 2014 so I wouldn't be able to read it before still it was the right time for me since it would be very likely that even two years ago I wouldn't be able to appreciate it in the same way the things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa This is true in books and also in life Definitely we aren't the same people twice each year we change for better or worse and that's why that you also never read the same book twice maybe the first time you hate it and twenty years later you got amazed for the same novel Experiences in life define how we perceive the following things on it forcing kids to read books like that that make them think they hate reading Never force a book to a kid even if you think that you are doing them a favor That's why usually kids and even teenagers hate to read the assigned books in schools Let them find their genres let them find their kind of books Everybody is a reader only some of them are still looking for the right book the easiest way to get old is to be technologically behind Don't fight between paper books and e readers I love my printed books but now I am used to read several stuff on my tablet For me the important thing is to read not matter in which way but to read Any book in any way Just read Most people's problems would be solved if they would only give things a chance So let's give it a chance to this novel Maybe your problem won't be solved reading this book but certainly it

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The Storied Life of AJ FikryIs changing too rapidlyAnd then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore It's a small package though large in weight an unexpected arrival that gives AJ the opportunity to make his life over the ability to see everything anew It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming AJ for the determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of AJ's world Or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn't see comi. 45 Stars — because how can any bonafide book nerd not adore this uirky and heartfelt tribute to literatureI don’t know about you but I could dwell inside the richly entertaining mind of one AJ Fickry forever Or at least every other weekend Because that’s exactly what this novel simulates a casual stroll through the mind of a complex yet vastly simple middle aged widower whose outlook on life has deflated Life has knocked him down as it tends to do and AJ finds comfort in the cold embrace of pessimism and gloomAnd of course in his ownership of the town’s one and only bookstoreBut a mysterious “package” popping up in his store will spark a powerful change in AJ and even the townspeople who typically view him as a grouchy ol’ book snob will take notice The heart of this story explores the process of grief and the regaining of hope—but in a very gentle manner The tragedies although deep are not pronounced within its writing This plot mimics life in the way that it keeps moving forward And despite the fact that its reader will likely be moved to tears the next chapter follows bringing with it the inevitable “new day” whether you’re ready for it or not Along with the side effects of heartache this author infuses generous amounts humor a wholesome romance and a sprinkle of mystery within these pages AJ’s selective taste for uality literature is endearing and his judgments of the rest of the book world—comical I loved the various references to classics and how each chapter begins with the mention of one—AJ’s uniue perspective included He often views the people in his world as characters in a book predicting their next move based off his astute knowledge of fictional being behavior The I think about it the this book just seems so incredibly simple yet has hit me with such surprising force that I can still feel it buzzing I’ve claimed times than I can count how I’ll “never forget” a book But time passes and only a select few truly stand out I think this will be one of those few Just some of my favorite AJ uotes ”What a stupid melodramatic thing for her to do What a goddamn Danielle Steel move Nic If this were a novel I’d stop reading right now I’d throw it across the room”“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the uestion what is your favorite book”“Someday you may think of marrying Pick someone who thinks you're the only person in the room”“We read to know we’re not alone We read because we are alone We read and we are not alone We are not alone Shout out to Crumb whose enthusiastic review of this one made me rush to purchase on