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!!> KINDLE ❆ Second Nature ❃ Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us

Second Nature Second Nature Tells The Story Of A Suburban Woman, Robin Moore, Who Discovers Her Own Free Spirit Through A Stranger She Brings Home To Her Perfectly Ordered Neighborhood As Robin Impulsively Draws This Beautiful, Uncivilized Man Into Her World Meanwhile Coping With Divorce And A Troubled Teenage Son She Begins To Question Her Wisdom And Doubt Her Own Heart, And Ultimately She Changes Her Ideas About Love And Humanity

!!> KINDLE ❆ Second Nature  ❃ Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Second Nature
  • Alice Hoffman
  • English
  • 05 February 2017
  • 0425161633

    10 thoughts on “!!> KINDLE ❆ Second Nature ❃ Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    TheAlice Hoffman books I read, theI admire her I neglected giving her a try for the longest time because she smainstream i.e popular, and I consider myself someone who likes authors most people don t But her books really speak for themselves and are amazing This one was no exception She draws you into a story no matter what it s about, and her actual writing ability is hypnotic Several sections she wrote in _Second Nature_ about love and how it feels seem to go right to TheAlice Hoffman books I read, theI admire her I neglected giving her a try for the longest time because she smainstream i.e popular, and I consider myself someone who likes authors most people don t But her books really speak for themselves and are amazing This one was no exception She draws you into a story no matter what it s about, and her actual writing ability is hypnotic Several sections she wrote in _Second Nature_ about love and how it feels seem to go right to the core of humankind And that s why I admire her as an authorshe seems to have that rare ability to hold up a perfect mirror to all of mankind, and find beauty in it


  2. says:

    Don t let them take me someplace When he spoke after so many years, the words actually hurt, each one a crooked bone, a fishhook, a burning star Already, he was starting to disappear. This is my first story by Alice Hoffman I know she has a devoted following the readers that love her style of writing seem to appreciate all of her stories I had a problem with this piece of fiction I am not sure what I should tell you It is unique you will need to set aside your skepticism and just g Don t let them take me someplace When he spoke after so many years, the words actually hurt, each one a crooked bone, a fishhook, a burning star Already, he was starting to disappear. This is my first story by Alice Hoffman I know she has a devoted following the readers that love her style of writing seem to appreciate all of her stories I had a problem with this piece of fiction I am not sure what I should tell you It is unique you will need to set aside your skepticism and just go with the flow as others did There was some family drama An ex husband, a hormonal teenager, a crotchety great grandfather and a depressive older brother There was romance.There were little messages for those that paid close attention and some mild suspense bordering on..At times, the writing was exquisitely descriptive fluid and transcendent And at other moments it felt disjointed and cracked Time seemed to move forward and then a memory flooded the page and took you somewhere else Like so many other people, I just kept on reading Because I needed to know how the story would end 3.5 stars


  3. says:

    This is one of those finish in one sitting books The characters are so compellingly alive that even when they say or do the most illogical, improbable things, you re right there with them The setting is as compelling as the characters I want to give up everything to go live in a fisherman s shack on the beach like Stuart, I want to sneak out to meet Connor on a cold winter s night, I want to run like Stephen around the circumference of the island, I want to pause, like Robin, with my hand on This is one of those finish in one sitting books The characters are so compellingly alive that even when they say or do the most illogical, improbable things, you re right there with them The setting is as compelling as the characters I want to give up everything to go live in a fisherman s shack on the beach like Stuart, I want to sneak out to meet Connor on a cold winter s night, I want to run like Stephen around the circumference of the island, I want to pause, like Robin, with my hand on a doorknob, wondering Few authors can pull off the simultaneous breathless anticipation and slightly melancholy inevitability of the story Her later books got a little darker, but this is the Hoffman I adore


  4. says:

    4 5.0 starsIn only a few hours, they d transfer him and he d be gone forever Already, he was starting to disappear Soon he would forget that the upturned leaves on the trees predicted whether or not it would rain, and that a rabbit dared not move if you covered its eyes That was how they decided what to take down, at least he remembered that They went after whatever was frightened and gave up easily Anything that had the courage to stare you down, you let pass by..as he saw her looking at 4 5.0 starsIn only a few hours, they d transfer him and he d be gone forever Already, he was starting to disappear Soon he would forget that the upturned leaves on the trees predicted whether or not it would rain, and that a rabbit dared not move if you covered its eyes That was how they decided what to take down, at least he remembered that They went after whatever was frightened and gave up easily Anything that had the courage to stare you down, you let pass by..as he saw her looking at him that way, he knew he hadn t made a mistakeThe Wolf Man is an archetypal feral child who grew up in the wild before a recent accident brought his strange case to light and he was returned back to civilization Primitive and unresponsive, he was threatening and kept like a prisoner until his plea to an unknown woman aided his escape Robin was tough and reckless in her youth, got pregnant young, married her high school sweetheart whom she s now in the process of divorcing Whether it be pity or curiosity, or insanity, she brought the Wolf Man to her home What s supposed to be a one night sanctuary stretched on wherein both Robin and the Wolf Man learn from one another raising the grave questions, getting answers and then questioning them all over again But just when everything is finally falling into place, a brutal murder shatters the tranquil town only to point judgmental fingers towards an innocent stranger.I ve read this book a long, long time ago But I regret not giving it the credit it deserves Woven through a third person narrative, this is possibly one of Hoffman s best Loosely inspired by classic tales such as The Jungle Book and Tarzan, it plays with the idea of taming a savage for the sake of conformity, but is it really possible to shed one s nature nurture and if so, is it everything that it s cracked up to be Plenty of moral dilemma were challenged by this book by implication And I absolutely loved it view spoiler It vaguely reminds me of the bombard of emotions I got watching The Rise of the Planet of the Apes film which in essence is similar in its undercurrents hide spoiler It is likewise exciting to have an inside look on the workings of Stephen the wolf man s mind and how his innocent view of the world keeps up to his now adult comprehension and how he incorporates his wild upbringing to society and realizing it s not very different in comparison I love the ending of this book absolutely heartbreaking yet no less fitting Second Nature is a hauntingly dark and memorable story about compassion, love and the true measure of what it means to be human.Recs Click spoiler view spoiler What comes to mind when I think about this book is this Asian South Korean film, Werewolf Boy Not your generic teen fantasy, expect tears hide spoiler


  5. says:

    A wonderful synthesis of Beauty and the Beast and Tarzan Sexy, scary, fun.


  6. says:

    I ve read this book so many times that I can t believe I m reading it again but, I am I love Alice Hoffman s quirky blend of magic realism and pragmatism.


  7. says:

    Poetically tragic story filled with the luminous glow of longing and forbidden loveHeartbreaking, multi layered love story of complete devotion and self sacrifice.


  8. says:

    Another beautifully written absorbing tale from Hoffman but for me lacking the hints of mysticism that I so enjoy in her work..still a five star read though o


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite writers She offers a simple yet satisfying escape, usually with complicated in a good way and surprising undertones.And although I think, maybe I managed to understand the meanings behind some of this story, I could not shrug off some of it that bothered me almost to the point of putting the book down Perhaps my sensitivity lately does not lend itself well to this book Okay Let me stop being vague This is what I disliked about this book So Robin, one of Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite writers She offers a simple yet satisfying escape, usually with complicated in a good way and surprising undertones.And although I think, maybe I managed to understand the meanings behind some of this story, I could not shrug off some of it that bothered me almost to the point of putting the book down Perhaps my sensitivity lately does not lend itself well to this book Okay Let me stop being vague This is what I disliked about this book So Robin, one of the main characters, single mom, finds her cat, Homer dead on the porch with his throat slit She proceeds to lay him tenderly on the grass as she cries Then Wolf Man, Stephen, who I love because he really is empathetic usually comes up behind her to comfort her Then, they have a very primal display of sex on the lawn next to her cat I just NO Wth But who am I to judge fictional characters Well, I guess as an animal lover I didn t want this image in my brain from any type of genre.Also, the story kind of goes all Call of the Wild and I think it should not have ended where it did Things were left too vague and I wanted her to lay it all her point out there.Some of the characters are annoyingly mean spirited, like Robin s best fake friend Every time she entered the picture, I had to ask myself why is she there in the first place She s a one dimensional character that gets the crappy narcissistic mom of the world award What was the point of her character Okay, so this is what saved the book for me Stephen s Wolf Man he was raised by wolves relationship with Robin s grandpa is extremely touching The way he cares for him as he is dying and knows what he is feeling made me cry There is also lots of complexities and poetic like verses in these scenes that I cherished.I also like how she shows the mercy in the wilderness compared to the almost sometimes unforgiving place of humanity.But I left this book feeling extremely bad, like hearing an awful news story you want to burn out of your mind but can t and I m still sorrow filled over it Animal lovers may want to pass on this one


  10. says:

    A young man living among wolves is trapped and hospitalized Traumatized and terrified he does not speak and because of his extremely disheveled look and his instinctual behavior, he is dubbed The Wolf Man On the day of his transfer to a mental institution,recently divorced Robin on impulse, manages to spirit him away to her home So begins a twisted tale of love and redemption, and what is possible when traditional beliefs and habits, or second nature,can be suspended.The beauty of Alice Hoff A young man living among wolves is trapped and hospitalized Traumatized and terrified he does not speak and because of his extremely disheveled look and his instinctual behavior, he is dubbed The Wolf Man On the day of his transfer to a mental institution,recently divorced Robin on impulse, manages to spirit him away to her home So begins a twisted tale of love and redemption, and what is possible when traditional beliefs and habits, or second nature,can be suspended.The beauty of Alice Hoffman s work is she writes in such a way that logical belief can be suspended Magical realism, or whatever you choose to call it is her bread and butter Second Nature is no different I enjoyed the many characters, especially Stephen, the so called wolf man Robin got on my nerves quite a bit, but I could see her reasoning most of the time First love, that deep powerful all encompassing relationship also is part of the story I enjoyed that as well Why just 3 stars A reader unfamiliar with Hoffman s work might have difficulty suspending belief on this story And there was an element of events left dangling that rankled me But hey, this was not my story to tell I am glad she told it

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