The Fearsome Particles #2020

The Fearsome Particles By Trevor Cole The Fearsome Particles Trevor Cole s bestselling debut novel garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Truman Capote and Kingsley Amis Now the Governor General s Award finalist is back with The Fearsome Particles a brillian
  • Title: The Fearsome Particles
  • Author: Trevor Cole
  • ISBN: 9780771022609
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fearsome Particles By Trevor Cole Trevor Cole s bestselling debut novel garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Truman Capote and Kingsley Amis Now the Governor General s Award finalist is back with The Fearsome Particles, a brilliantly observed comic tragedy about the widening cracks in a family s picture perfect veneer Gerald Woodlore, a window screen executive, wakes one morning to find, to his utterTrevor Cole s bestselling debut novel garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Truman Capote and Kingsley Amis Now the Governor General s Award finalist is back with The Fearsome Particles, a brilliantly observed comic tragedy about the widening cracks in a family s picture perfect veneer Gerald Woodlore, a window screen executive, wakes one morning to find, to his utter dismay, that he has reached the limits of what he can control The company he works for is rapidly losing market share and a junior assistant seems to be the only one with an idea how to fix it His wife, Vicki, a luxury real estate dresser, appears to be bending under the pressures of constructing an image of perfect happiness both at work and at home But most worrying of all is Gerald and Vicki s twenty year old son, Kyle, who quit school to volunteer with the military s civilian support staff in Afghanistan Now he has returned early and retreated to his room in the wake of a mysterious and traumatic event With his trademark wit and strong emotional insight, Trevor Cole has created a compelling, tender story that captures a family at a crucial turning point.The Fearsome Particles has recently been optioned for film.
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    About "Trevor Cole"

    1. Trevor Cole

      Trevor Cole born Trevor William Cole on February 15, 1960 is a Canadian novelist and journalist His first two novels, Norman Bray in the Performance of his Life 2004 and The Fearsome Particles 2006 , were nominated for the Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

    224 thoughts on “The Fearsome Particles”

    1. Hope Makes Love that s the book to read by Trevor Cole First one I read by him Breathtaking The characters were so alive, so individual, so piercing in their struggles, I loved them The ending was outstanding, his characteristic simple yet impactful shone and the plotting beat, the crescendo, the come down, all brilliant, never hesitated Fearsome Particles, the only other book in his oeuvre that looked like my fruity full bodied glass of red, was readable I read the whole thing, but I lost inter [...]


    2. I picked up The Fearsome Particles because I loved Cole s subsequent book, Practical Jean In The Fearsome Particles we get foreshadowing of Cole s fine ability to tease sadness and psychological trauma from mundane comedic events especially in the first third of the book It is tempting to rest only on the hilarity of the funny scenes themselves a Machiavellian cat and a central female character s neglect of her toenails provide gut wrenching out loud laughing but they are never just funny There [...]


    3. so disappointed I really wanted to like this book I liked the writing style and was hopeful at the beginning But as a read further I quickly lost interest in the dismal problems of the 3 characters in this family Really, Dad s problem with his window screen company and the mother s house staging business just didn t captivate my interest I could see the potential about a family facing mental health issues the book just didn t do a good job at relating this or making me buy into it all.


    4. Fantastic I don t know how an author can be simultaneously so funny and not lose sight of the tragic story behind Just as I posted mid way that I was giggling my head off, the story broke my heart And never put it back together.


    5. Gerald Woodlore and his wife Vickie have lived very ordered lives controlling everything and making everything run smoothly They wanted no surprises, no ripples in their world Even with each other they maintained a steady equilibrium and steady routine Their son surprises them and heads off to Afghanistan for a year to handle water supply at a Canadian base there This is puzzling to his parents but they accept this aberration and assume when he gets back life will return to its pre ordained path [...]


    6. A very fast read, but a very frustrating one The PTSD due to Afghanistan plot is easily the most interesting thing on offer much so that I became irrtated having to branch off to the other two, less interesting plot lines While the characters all rang true, only Kyle s story had me completely gripped On top of this, the open ended conclusion to the family sitatuion is just a bit too open ended for my taste Sometimes I can end a novel absolutely delirious with the feeling of you can t stop now Ho [...]


    7. Well, watching paint dry would be better than this doozer of a snoozer I didn t like any of the main characters and found I got angry at how stupid they were It was like a Will Farrell movie trying to be deep Slapstick comedy trying to be intellectual Zero sympathy for any of them This book was caca in my opinion.


    8. Trevor Cole has become one of my favourite authors Always funny and brilliant in how he captures our humanity This look at how we try to control the uncontrollable had me both laughing out loud and rereading some of his phrases and passages in appreciation.


    9. Another very quirky novel by Trevor Cole He has a wonderful way of building suspense and intrique in the story and a very concise way with words.


    10. I enjoyed the writing style but the story line was really quite sad and I found that I couldn t connect with any of the characters which is important to me in a novel.



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