Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Live a Little

Joy. I defy any reader of Howard Jacobson’s novel titled, Live a Little, to come away from the book without a feeling of joy. Protagonists Shimi and Beryl are nonagenarians who are approaching the end of life while giving a new loving relationship one more try. Beryl has a sharp word for everybody and enjoys every volley she sends to people nearby. Shimi’s popularity among the widows of his cohort doesn’t bring him pleasure. He prefers practicing cartomancy at the Chinese restaurant when he’s not ruminating about his past. Jacobson brings these opposite types together and encourages them to do what the title of the novel says. My heart was touched by this novel and I laughed and smiled a lot while reading it. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Live a Little from amazon.com.

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