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Read ò West with Giraffes Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free An emotional rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression era America“Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes”Woodrow Wilson Nickel age 105 feels his life ebbing away But when he learns giraffes are going extinct he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his graveIt’s 1938 The Great Depression A Book I Wanted to Like ButI liked the idea of this book until I started reading What s not to like about a historical tale partly grounded in truth about two giraffes journey across the country to their new zoo home But the way the author chose to frame the story was both artificial and distancing A worker at the VA finds a footlocker full of writing by a recently deceased vet one of the men who traveled with these animals That could have been fine but the way the author chose to have this man write came across as exceedingly overwritten for its supposed author as if he is trying to lend too much gravitas to the situation Here s an example And there is still this story that s yours as good as mine If it goes extinct too with my old bag of bones that d be a crying shame my shame Because if ever I could claim to have seen the face of God it was in the colossal faces of those giraffes Now thankfully not all the old man s supposed writing sounds that bad but the rest of the narrative wasn t much better It often came across as telling rather than showing like an old man recounting his life with the benefit of hindsight When we live our lives we don t have that benefit So when a story is told in that way it builds a wall between reader and story At some point that wall of telling needs to fall away so we can simply experience the events and draw our own conclusions without the narrator telling us I did find this artifice distancing and never really could get into the storyUPDATE Response to 4 star Review by DD NOTE FOR GOODREADS Members Within hours of my review being posted reviewer DisneyDenizen DD posted a 4 star review of the book that basically was a review of my review rather than her review of the book She attacked my review and me personally uestioning how I could review so many First Reads books so uickly answer below making wild claims that I did not read the book beyond the preview and making other snarky comments about me and the review I was surprised and saddened to see that this attack review garnered nearly 1000 helpful votes in the first 24 hours Unfortunately this is not the first time DisneyDenizen has written an attack another reviewer review A few months ago she posted a review that was solely a criticism of mine she actually stated absolutely no thoughts of her own about the book That review also got a lot of votes So I think this is a new tack of hers Don t review a First Reads book rather lash out at another reviewer in your review to rack up helpful votes which boosts you in the reviewer ratingsBelow is what I added to my review as I don t like her tactics or attacks on me I did change the ending line so it tracked with how voting works on Goodreads vs The author makes a lot of assumptions about me Like her I have the ability to share books with others in my family I also get books directly from publishers authors and NetGalley uite often I have reviews ueued up and ready to go as soon as the book goes live on I actually make it an event at my home on the first of the month to post them as uickly as I can after midnight to help readers out She assumes I have not read the book when she has no idea whether I have or not Just because I talk about what happens at the start of a book doesn t mean I haven t read the rest of it I do have an editor s eye because I have been a proofreader and copyeditor for decades so glaring errors like telling instead of showing poor grammarpunctuationusage and the dreaded info dumps stick out to me like a sore thumb they are rookie mistakes They would have never passed my editor s pen I have seen several of her reviews of FirstRead books being mere rebuttals of mine with little added of her thoughts I think our reviews here should just be our thoughts on the book not commentaries on other reviewers Let the reader of the review be the judge of the merits of a review If you agree with me on that press the Like button for this review

Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Lynda RutledgeWest with Giraffes

Read ò West with Giraffes Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lingers Hitler is threatening Europe and world weary Americans long for wonder They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic What follows is a twelve day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Inspired by true events the tale weaves real life figures with A delightful read I couldn t put it down Told through the memory of an aged veteran the story is set against the background of the Dust Bowl the Depression and the advent of a World War This improbable but fact based story of two giraffes transported cross country in what was basically an over balanced flatbed truck made me laugh cry and actually care about the dangers they were experiencing A touch of unreuited romance a bit of larceny and a droll sense of humor kept me entranced to the end This book stays in my library for later rereading

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Read ò West with Giraffes Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Fictional ones including the world’s first female zoo director a crusty old man with a past a young female photographer with a secret and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffesPart adventure part historical saga and part coming of age love story West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals the kindness of strangers the passing of time and a story told before it’s too lat Heartwarming uick read Great storyEnjoyed reading on a road trip about a famous road trip I ll go visit the giraffes at our zoo soon

  • Kindle Edition
  • 346
  • West with Giraffes
  • Lynda Rutledge
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
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