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Oral Robert Leavitt is caught up in the early days of the Korean War Award winning author Jayne Anne Phillips intertwines family secrets dreams and ghosts in a story about the love that unites us al. This was on the library s new book shelf and had endorsement uotes from interesting contemporary authors though the Junot Diaz one gave me pause considering how I felt about the excessive hipsterness of Oscar Wao so I picked it up Ultimately the author tried to take on too much and ended up with a mediocre resultChallenging elements period piece set in the 50s dying man narrative profoundly autistic or otherwise locked in character with first person passages and the supernatural The period piece element was pretty much not present except that Lark was taking typing lessons Everything else that should have played in the social s of the time fashion etc fell by the wayside I can t even say there was a half hearted effort to capture small town life in the 50s The experience

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National Bestseller New York Times Notable Book Chicago Tribune Christian Science Monitor The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the YearLark and Termite is a rich wonderfully alive. 4 and 12 starsAs I neared the end I found that the pace of my reading had slowed down I didn t want the book to end I didn t want to leave these characters or this writing Phillips writes like a dream as the expression goes I thought the chapters narrated by Termite a boy who can t talk or walk especially fine At first I thought of Benjy in The Sound and the Fury but make no mistake about it Termite is Phillips own character and needs no comparison to any other At times Lark s voice reminded me of the main character in Anthropology of an American Girl and that is a compliment to both writersThe novel alternates mostly between the 1950 No Gun Ri Massacre during the early days of the Korean War and 1959 Winfield West Virginia The allusive and illusory parallels betwee

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Novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother Termite living in West Virginia in the 1950s Their mother Lola is absent while their aunt Nonie raises them as her own and Termite’s father Corp. Not My Cup of Tea But Recommended For SomeLet me start by saying that this is one of those times when I dislike assigning star ratings to reviews That being said and this being a non professional completely consumer review I had to give it two stars This book as the title of this review suggests was not my cup of tea however I would not encourage people to shy away from this book In fact once it is published and released I intend to recommend it to my motherI was unable to finish this book I got about a third of the way through it before I stopped When I ordered this book through the Vine Program I was expecting to be enthralled by the characters and looking to see how they developed and engaged in the interesting situationscharacter traits they were presentedhad In g


About the Author: Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips is an American novelist and short story writer Phillips graduated from West Virginia University earning a BA in 1974 and later graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of IowaPhillips has held teaching positions at several colleges and universities including Harvard University Williams College and Boston University She is currently Professor of Engl



10 thoughts on “Lark Termite

  1. says:

    4 and 12 starsAs I neared the end I found that the pace of my reading had slowed down; I didn't want the book to end; I didn't want to leave these characters or this writing Phillips writes like a dream as the expression goes I thou

  2. says:

    I had to abandoned this book After about 60 pages I just couldn't keep going The poetic flow of the story was so abstract that I was left in

  3. says:

    this is a haunting beautiful book i wasn't sold on the plot when i read the reviews it follows the stories of a soldier in Korea his disabled young son back in the States the little boy's half sister and their aunt the action of the novel occurs within a 2 day span if you don't count a 9 year jump between the worlds of the soldier and his son but it's incredible how much happens in that time phillips is an extraordinary writer and the sens

  4. says:

    What's going on here? Even though the reader can tell he's in the hands of a gifted novelist especially if he has previous Jayne Anne Phillips experience he might ask this uestion before allowimg himself to sink into her narrative co

  5. says:

    This is the kind of book in which I tend to completely immerse myself I was moved on so many levels Two stories run side by side a corporal trapped in a tunnel in Korea and the story of Lark a young girl coming of age taking care of her half brother the corporal's son in a West Virginia town way past its hey d

  6. says:

    Not My Cup of Tea; But Recommended For SomeLet me start by saying that this is one of those times when I dislike assignin

  7. says:

    This was on the library's new book shelf and had endorsement uotes from interesting contemporary authors though the Junot Diaz one gave me pause considering how I felt about the excessive hipsterness of Oscar Wao so I picked it up Ultimately the author tried to take on too much and ended up with a mediocre resultChallenging elements period piece set in the 50s dying man narrative profoundly autistic or otherwise locked

  8. says:

    I read this for a book club that never ended up meeting So I SHOULD be frustrated that I read it for nothing But I am not Because if I had not been reading it for a book club I likely would have thrown it against a wall 30 pages in and said i give up shifting perspectives a mentally challenged youth and endless scenes in a korean

  9. says:

    There are books you recommend to everybody and then there are books you share cautiously even protectively Jayne Anne Phillips's Lark and Termite is that second kind a mysterious affecting novel you'll want to talk about only with others who have fallen under its spell On the surface nothing about the West Virginia family in Lark and Termite seems especially noteworthy except perhaps the consistency of their m

  10. says:

    A pretty awesome book all told There's an awful lot of beautiful writing in this book and its not merely limited to those sections that capture the POV of Termite who is sort of the Benjy or this books attempt to rewrite Sound and the Fury I'm not sure it's as worked out as S and F which is fine by me the drifting prose style seems less to change from character to character than to be or less present but the writing is

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