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The Film Club: A Memoir Kindle Edition
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B0011UEE8W
- Publisher : Twelve (May 6, 2008)
- Publication date : May 6, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 521 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 044619929X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #809,885 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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[Note re the "tag suggestions" - the author of this book is NOT David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.)
Part of the books appeal is the length and ease of reading. I read the entire book in about 3 hours. Yes I read quickly but the book is very light reading.
I think the other reason I coudln't put it down was simply because I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was convinced that due to Gilmour's shocking parenting decisions that some awful calamity would befall his child. You need to read it to find out if I was right!
I enjoyed this book so much that it just might go on my "Christmas book list" (books I buy to give away to fellow readers for Christmas) but it would have to be a certain kind of reader as there are a lot of drug and sex references and some language in it. Parents may want to vet the book before giving it to kids to read (especially younger teens).
Gilmour reaches deep into himself, to something he is good at, i.e., movies, in an attempt to forge a connection with his son. He seems cool and confident in this gesture, but I think he is really terrified. Luckily the kid takes the bait, and what a great ride it is from there. Just because they are watching movies together, doesn't mean they instantly forge an impenetrable bond and the son is saved. Gilmour has to watch his boy suffer through early relationships with the opposite sex (surely one of the most exquisite forms of torture ever for a parent). Almost magically, there are movies that can help with this stuff, or at least make a parent feel like he is doing something, anything, to help his child cope.
It's certainly not an easy path out of the woods. The kid gets himself into situations and suffers a fair amount. The ending is great. It does seem like they are both making progress. What a perfect example of thinking outside the box to solve a problem. I was totally engrossed, and this one has a permanent berth on my Kindle.