“So Long, See You Tomorrow”

24 Jul


Dear Readers,
Just one of my incredible good fortunes in life and count my lucky stars, I have two women (identical twins) in my life that I have known since the age of six. These two are true sisters of mine regardless we do not share the same parents! These women are not only brilliant (graduated from college number 1 & 2 of their class), funny, loving, and who have this incredible ability to separate the nonsense (bull sh$t) from what is truly important in life with a smile, and a laugh! They are masters at getting the job done!  AND for the average person that would be more then enough fine qualities but these women are not just average they excel at being above average! For they even have the best reading recommendations list East of the Mississippi! As you know from my May 21 posting “50 Shades of Bad Writing!” my sister is still on my reading recommendations probation list AND will remain in literary purgatory until further notice! But with that said, upon Mo and Col’s recommendation I just finished reading the book “So Long, See You Tomorrow” by William Maxwell
Genre: an autobiographical metafiction
“Its first paperback edition won a 1982 National Book Award 1982 and the William Dean Howells Medal. It has been lauded as “the most magnificently praised novel of the decade and by Michael Ondaaje as “one of the great books of our age.”
First: A great read – A must read!
Second: The guilt-ridden narrator of the story takes the reader through incidents and events that happened fifty years earlier when he was a child. He weaves the reader in and out of sequences of events before the murder takes place trying to set up the cast of characters to help him (the narrator) place the correct pieces together (some of speculation) of what happened (the unraveling of a man/a father and a friendship between two school boys Maxwell and Cletus.  The story is threaded through the perspective of his young naive perspective. Which brings further guilt to him as an adult of the misplayed loyalty and the misunderstanding of painful realities of an adulterous affair and hence the destruction of two neighboring families and that of their small town of Lincoln, IL.  
Now the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) a “romantic comedy-drama” is the contemporary humorous version (same under lying theme) an adulterous affair by a wife/mother and the dismantling (hurt) of her family and those in close proximity (the dominion effect) but with a far funnier and happier ending then the book! 
Asklotta and staff is MINDING YOUR BUSINESS with much glee in my eye for there are two recommendations for today. A must read, “So Long, See You Tomorrow” by William Maxell and a must rent Movie, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” You are welcome!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO

2 Responses to ““So Long, See You Tomorrow””

  1. tenacious04 July 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh, I’m SOOO sorry I missed your May 21st posting! After being led to believe I was the only woman to have not read 50 Shades several weekends ago, for all of the same reasons you listed, I succumbed to the pressure/curiosity. How bad COULD it really be? After all, Pam’s 19 year old daughter (with her blessing) has read and enjoyed all three books! Sexual abuse, rape, whore, gold digger … those were the words echoing in my head while reading. I kept coming back for more curious to learn WHY Christian turned out the way he did. Extremely disappointing! Trash barrel, make room.

    Now, when I finish reading, “Heaven is for Real” I have my next book lined up! As always, thank you :-))

    • asklotta July 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

      The really funny thing about 50 Shades of (popularity) is; it’s really awful….writing! But “So Long, See You Tomorrow” will not disappoint! xoxo

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