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by Reed Karaim

If Men Were Angels: A Novel download ebook
ISBN:
0393047806
ISBN13:
978-0393047806
Author:
Reed Karaim
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (May 1, 1999)
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311 pages
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1808 kb
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If Men Were Angels book. Reed Karaim is the author of The Winter in Anna and If Men Were Angels, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and daughter.

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If Men Were Angels: A No. .has been added to your Cart Read Reed Karaim's book.has been added to your Cart. I slogged my way through this novel, after picking it up at a big discount simply because I like political novels and there simply aren't many to choose from. Read Reed Karaim's book. A compelling and often suspenseful tale, it takes you inside a fictional campaign to watch how these characters of politics and the press dance with one another and around one another and how their histories and values guide their decisions about truth and deceit. One revelation of my own: I am a friend of Karaim's. I am also a political writer, and I know a terrific book when I see one.

If Men Were Angels is an urgent, resonant vel about love, hope, and loss. Reed Karaim is the author of If Men Were Angels, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Rooted in the realities of a brawling campaign, but proceeding along the lines of an elegant and remorseless legal thriller, it is the vel about politics that Scott Turow might have written. Country of Publication.

If Men Were Angels: A Novel. Written by Reed Karaim. Originally given little chance to succeed, Crane's dark-horse candidacy suddenly takes off, and O'Connell is on the inside, traveling with the candidate from city to city across America. Narrated by James Daniels.

If Men Were Angels" is a powerful and poetic work of fiction. Beautifully written by Reed Karaim. Karaim has an extraordinary talent for pointing out the little things in life. I found myself unable to put the book down. Having followed Clinton during the 92' election, Karaim brings an insight that only someone who has been there could. Although the book is primarily a political drama, there is just enough humor to keep the story moving along at a brisk pace. If Men Were Angels A Novel. 0393047806 (ISBN13: 9780393047806).

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The story of an unlikely and transformative connection forged between a young journalist and a woman whose past holds a terrible secret

The story of an unlikely and transformative connection forged between a young journalist and a woman whose past holds a terrible secret. A young man, Eric, drops out of college and lucks into a job with a small-town newspaper where he meets Anna-a woman whose story will both haunt and inspire him for the rest of his life.

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Reviews:
  • Mushicage
In this day and age of politics and elections, this well written book was a page turner about a candidate's gripping challenges. I'd highly recommend it.
  • Mogelv
I don't write many reviews anymore; it seems a tedious, unrewarding exercise. But this book is so beautifully written and so inspirational to the reader, that I just had to write this review. Don't miss the deep pleasure of reading this book. It is a treasure. Most writers would give an essential body part to be able to write this well. I also want to record my deep thanks to the author for the experience of perusing his work.
  • Celace
This is excellent presidential campaign year listening! Karaim sees both the grind of the campaign and the issues clearly. Candidate Thomas O Connell, a fundamentally decent man who is concerned about his country, is victimized by scandalmongering related to issues that probably should have been no one's concern. The book helps us take another look at the media--and at our expectations of our leaders.
  • Adrielmeena
I slogged my way through this novel, after picking it up at a big discount simply because I like political novels and there simply aren't many to choose from.

While the author, Mr. Karaim, goes to great lengths to set scenes and capture the (boring) dynamic of covering a national political campaign, I found the plot predictable, overwrought, and only somewhat believable. It didn't help that I figured out the BIG SECRET way before the main character, and the twist at the end was wholly unsatisfying and somewhat cliche. (It was also non-believable, given the circumstances, sorry, Mr. Karaim.)

The writing is fine, if not my taste in first-person narration. I just don't think that first-person POV novels should include so much unnecessary descriptive language just to capture the aura. And the themes were hard to fathom, since the masses -- which is the way the rest voters of us are portrayed -- swing wildly with no sense of balance or afterthought. The media reports something and the public goes berseck. Um. I don't think so.

Is this what publishers want? Is this waht publishers think the public wants? I'm guessing no if I could pick up the hard-cover so cheap. I'm also guessing that Mr. Karaim could do better. He's always having the characters NOT do what they want, which is not how people behave. The story reads as if an editor red-penned more interesting plot twists in favor of safe choices.

In the end, the story says nothing of note about politics, media, the public, morality, or anything else. I can (and have) done better myself.
  • greatest
Did George W. Bush do cocaine? Whether you care or not, a presidential campaign once again is becoming a frenzy of speculation and possible scandal over something that may have happened decades earlier in a candidate's personal life. Decisions are made about how much to tell, how much to reveal, how much to hold back. By the candidates, by the reporters who cover them. Their lives can be changed by what they choose, and the nation's life can be affected as well. Want to know what it feels like inside? Read Reed Karaim's book. A compelling and often suspenseful tale, it takes you inside a fictional campaign to watch how these characters of politics and the press dance with one another and around one another and how their histories and values guide their decisions about truth and deceit. One revelation of my own: I am a friend of Karaim's. I am also a political writer, and I know a terrific book when I see one.
  • Khiceog
I highly recommend Reed Karaim's suspenseful, complex first novel. While on the most basic level it presents itself as a political thriller, it also offers the careful reader a myriad of subtle riches. Karaim has a poet's ear for language (the audio cassette must be a delight), and a keen eye for pop culture in today's America. His experience in the 1992 presidential campaign helps render the all-too-believable clash between a reporter's implacable search for facts and an ambitious Senator's spin machine. With his easy command of small, yet startling insights that suggest Updike, Karaim has fashioned a densely populated story set on the grand stage that is America. Like a Montana landscape in winter, it gives us the terrible beauty of truth -- and its consequences. It's a winner.
  • Iraraeal
It isn't the greatest political novel ever written, that award has to go to "Primary Colors", however for a debut it isn't bad. Being someone who works in politics and reads a great deal of politically related books, I think the book has moments of great campaign text, but gets a little weak in the sappy, sometimes drawn out paragraphs about O'Connell's former girlfriend. At times I found myself skipping whole pages to get back to the story, which is much more entertaining and certianly more exciting. Overall a good book, that had the potential for greatness. Would recommend to friends after it comes out in paperback.
By the bottom of the first page, I was clearly on for the ride of "If Men Were Angels." I believe Karaim has achieved something truly important: a near-thriller, highly plausible, which makes us readers question our own ethical hierarchies. I also admire this writer's capacity for both indelible images and that "sense of a room" which I recognized repeatedly but could not have put into words myself.