- File Size: 2175 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 16, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NZ1VTBU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mothers are behind much of what goes wrong in the lives of brothers Tony and Charles. One wanting to be at her daughter’s wedding more than wanting for her daughter to have what she wants, and the other concealing a shameful truth. From the first page I was instantly immersed and invested in the lives of the characters in the story. Every one of them have enormous and distinctive ways. I loved sweet Charles all the way, and I pretty much hated Tony and Claire for most of the way – which definitely points at my own very human condition. From blindly hating on behalf of friendship to blindly loving a hateful man, this book explores the ways people see, and react to what they think is true.
Every incident in this book was great – they were all real to me. A beautifully crafted work of literary fiction, that I can find not a single fault with. I loved it, and I’m looking forward to reading all of Christoph Fischer’s other books. He has prodigious talent and a warm heart that shines from every page.
The story is about a family where elder son has this condition and younger one is normal. In dealing with this situation what mistakes the family makes and how that causes a rift between two brothers is depicted by the author through the incidents that happen after the death of their mother ‘Rose’.
Though the story is a family drama and centered around funeral of ‘Rose’ but there are twists in the story about the legacy left by the deceased mother that keep you interested in reading the story besides the feelings for the condition of Charles. All the characters are well developed and the story seems like a true incident.
I liked ‘Elaine’ the psychic card reader, whose entry in the story enhanced my interest. Overall I was very comfortable reading this book and enjoyed reading it. This book will certainly teach you something about handling people with abnormal conditions and how to befriend them.
Brothers Tony and Charles have never been close. At best they have been distant housemates. Tony, the oldest son, as a teen is a well-rounded, gifted athlete, who has dreams of becoming a professional football (soccer) player. His parents focus their time and funds helping their other child, Charles. He has a condition. He's bi-polar.
Caught up in a world of blaming, as time passes, Tony perceives Charles as the cause for all that goes wrong in his life.
Eventually, with the death of their mother (their father long since dead) the brothers must deal with her funeral. What would normally be an emotionally fraught experience becomes highly charged, when illusions disintegrate and truths must be faced.
Charles is supported by friends who have their own conditions, whether it be fear of letting the past go, fear of loss of control, fear of being hurt again. Tony is supported by his wife and friends, who see Charles through the lens he has painted.
A remarkably brilliant book! Beyond a compelling and consuming tale, Mr. Fischer's writing flows beautifully. Writers would be wise to study his sentence structure. One of a handful of books that I've read recently where I see and feel what is happening, versus being told what is occurring.
(A personal nod to Mr. Fischer for having Charles be a gifted landscape designer. As a Landscape Architect, I have an added passion for books that bring design into them.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
interesting in family dynamics.. What we think we know and what is true may be totally diferent.I see a situation in my sister-in-laws children how sad that the "healthy"... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
First off, Id like to say a big hearty thnx to Christoph for giving me a copy of his book to read. Found it extremely interesting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ⏔
I am not sure if it was just an English style of writing that I found difficult, or if I could say this book was almost painful to read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mountain girl
A pure and engaging read on the power of human nature. The author has told this story so well, of two brothers Charles and Tony, one has a condition (asbergers) and this is a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Book Reviewer
Just I was so into the book that when the Acknowledgement, I dropped the book and screamed NO!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the third book by Christoph Fischer that I have read. The Healer and more recently The Gamblers were both works of such quality that I had to go back to the well for more. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Patrick
I once again enjoyed reading a story written by this author. In Conditions, he slowly developed the characters and the plot. It was very well written and engaging. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jalpa Pandya
I’m a psychiatrist, and what is normal and how we define normality are questions that the more one works in the field, the more one wonders about. Read morePublished 11 months ago by OlgaNM