- Taschenbuch: 329 Seiten
- Verlag: Sourcebooks Landmark; Auflage: First Printing (Mai 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1570719586
- ISBN-13: 978-1570719585
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2,4 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 657.490 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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"Some books tease you with twists and turns and the try to get with a surprise ending. With God Shaped Hole, you have a pretty good idea of where the story is going from page one, so the book is really about the journey, and what a journey it is. Tiffanie DeBartolo does a masterful job in making us live a story of true love and true loss alongside Beatrice (Trixie), the narrator. This is a" - Len Vlahos, Author of The Scar Boys and Life in a Fishbowl
"With wit and humor, the author brings these characters and their quirky, artsy friends alive... You'll dig it." - People
"DeBartolo does a masterful job in making us live a story of true love and true loss alongside Beatrice (Trixie)... I couldn't put it down, and the story stayed with me for a long time after." - Len Vlahos, Author of The Scar Boys and Life in a Fishbowl
"DeBartolo's combination of one-liners and three-hankie tearjerking is skillful-and transparently manipulative. This generation's Love Story." - Kirkus
"Honest, raw, and engaging, this is a compelling first novel with two alluring characters at its center. " - Booklist
"An edgy story of love and fate... this is an engaging first novel." - Library Journal
"If Holden Caulfield were a twenty-seven-year-old woman living in LA, this is the book he'd write, or read. It's very fast and very funny, and at its core it's that rarest of things - a truly convincing love story." - Dave Eggers
"Anyone who has ever been young and searching for themselves will relate to Trixie, the charming and witty narrator of God-Shaped Hole. DeBartolo perfectly captures the LA world Trixie inhabits with quick and careful prose, and with observations that occasionally take your breath away.
" - Vendela Vida, author of The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
"God-Shaped Hole reminds you that love is both the ache and the savior. Tiffanie DeBartolo is a philosopher for the femme." - Tarryn Fisher, author Bad Mommy
"Tiffanie DeBartolo feels at a level of passion, love, and anger the rest of us can only envy. Reading God-Shaped Hole is like standing inside, looking out a window at a lightning storm. It's beautiful and awesome and I'm glad she's out there instead of me." - Tim Sandlin, screenwriter and author the GroVont Quartet, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, and Rowdy in Paris
-If Holden Caulfield were a twenty-seven-year-old woman living in LA, this is the book he'd write, or read. It's very fast and very funny, and at its core it's that rarest of things - a truly convincing love story.- - Dave Eggers
-God-Shaped Hole will change you as a reader, writer and human. It is rare books like this one that remind me why I fell in love with the written word.
- - Colleen Hoover
-With wit and humor, the author brings these characters and their quirky, artsy friends alive... You'll dig it.- - People
-Anyone who has ever been young and searching for themselves will relate to Trixie, the charming and witty narrator of God-Shaped Hole. DeBartolo perfectly captures the LA world Trixie inhabits with quick and careful prose, and with observations that occasionally take your breath away.
- - Vendela Vida, author of The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
-God-Shaped Hole reminds you that love is both the ache and the savior. Tiffanie DeBartolo is a philosopher for the femme.- - Tarryn Fisher, author Bad Mommy
-Tiffanie DeBartolo feels at a level of passion, love, and anger the rest of us can only envy. Reading God-Shaped Hole is like standing inside, looking out a window at a lightning storm. It's beautiful and awesome and I'm glad she's out there instead of me.- - Tim Sandlin, screenwriter and author the GroVont Quartet, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, and Rowdy in Paris
-DeBartolo does a masterful job in making us live a story of true love and true loss alongside Beatrice (Trixie)... I couldn't put it down, and the story stayed with me for a long time after.- - Len Vlahos, Author of The Scar Boys and Life in a Fishbowl
-DeBartolo's combination of one-liners and three-hankie tearjerking is skillful-and transparently manipulative. This generation's Love Story.- - Kirkus
-Honest, raw, and engaging, this is a compelling first novel with two alluring characters at its center. - - Booklist
-An edgy story of love and fate... this is an engaging first novel.- - Library Journal
"God-Shaped Hole will change you as a reader, writer and human. It is rare books like this one that remind me why I fell in love with the written word.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Hi. I'm Beatrice Jordan, a.k.a. Trixie, the cynical but loveable main chick in the book God-Shaped Hole. I want to tell you a little about my friend and creator, Tiffanie DeBartolo.
Tiffanie was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on November 27, 1970, just 22 minutes after Thanksgiving Day ended. I remember once when we were having dinner at AstroBurger in L.A., she told me that until she was eight, she thought all the food and festivities that took place on Turkey Day were all about giving thanks for her. I laughed so hard, chocolate milk shot out of my nose.
Eventually, we ended up talking about her being a high-school dropout, which stunned me because I knew she'd tested out of all her college English requirements freshman year and gone on to earn a degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley.
With a shrewd little smile she explained it was a crazy, parochial school thing. By the end of her junior year at Villa Maria High School-an all-estrogen high school that Tiffanie described as "The Facts Of Life in O-H-10," Tiffanie had fulfilled all of her required courses-except for typing and gym-but the school wouldn't let her graduate because they wanted to milk her parents for another year's tuition, so Tiffanie said "screw you," which is only slightly ironic to say to a bunch of nuns. Then she dropped out, aced the GED and went on to college.
To this day, though, Tiffanie can only type with three fingers. You should see it, really, it's like watching a couple of woodpeckers.
And for someone who pecks the keyboard like Woody, Tiffanie has had a fairly successful career on the word processor. Before she started writing novels, she penned three screenplays-one of which she directed and saw released in theaters nationwide called Dream for an Insomniac which starred Ione Skye and Jennifer Aniston. Still, Tiffanie says she was never cut out to be a film maker. She claims she doesn't have any talent in that department. She doesn't see the world through the eyes of a camera lens. To her, it's all about the beauty of the words.
However, the movie did mark a turning point in her life. It was a fictionalized, semi-autobiographical story about how she stalked the man of her dreams and won. No joke, she literally followed the guy around for years, conniving elaborate schemes to get his attention. She finally won him over with an email that listed for him the top ten reasons he had to go on a date with her.
So, after barely surviving life in Hollywood, a place where she said she never fit in, it was time to move on to larger intellectual challenges-like writing a novel-an experience that left her feeling she had finally found what it is she was put on this earth to do. Which brings us to the part where she explored her own God-shaped hole by writing about mine.
I recently saw Tiffanie at her house in Boulder, Colorado-she splits her time between the Rocky Mountains and New York City-it's kind of a yin and yang thing. Or perhaps it's more Green Acres, I don't know which. What I do know is that if Tiffanie's not typing for twelve hours a day, she's either obsessively running half a dozen miles, obsessively chasing her favorite rock bands around the country, obsessively playing her guitar or obsessively playing with her husband.
I guess I could describe Tiffanie as a bit obsessive about things, but really, I'm not one to talk.
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I picked up this one after reading an awesome review over at my pal Christy'sLove of Books blog. It began with Beatrice answering an odd personal add, and meeting Jacob. I loved watching their relationship bloom, but I wasn't expecting to be as moved as what I was, to the point as to where my heart shattered and I ugly cried!!
In all honestly I struggled through the first 50% of the book because I'm not used to so much inner dialogue, and being told about everything instead of experiencing it, but I powered through and understood that there was so much to cover in this one book. Boy, was it worth it because by the end I was emotionally invested in Beatrice and Jacob's story.
I loved seeing Beatrice (Trixie as Jacob called her) and Jacob's relationship grow. They were both quirky in their own ways, Beatrice being a jewellery artist and Jacob was a writer. They gelled well together and had more in common than they realised, especially father issues. Although their connection was immediate, it was sweet to see how they always wanted to be together. They had their struggles, and worked together through most of them, but there were times that weren't so simple.
Even though this book was written 15 years ago, I think it was still beautifully written. The author draws the reader into the story so that you connect to the main characters and she also created a cast of secondary characters that continued to flesh out the story. It was quite the journey, experiencing Beatrice and Jacob's whirl wind love affair, but I always had that sense of impending doom, though... You really need to get this one and experience it for yourself!!
I love relating with people especially woman, it hasn't happened often because I relate more to men than I ever do to woman. I related so much with Trixie in this story. I even got goosebumps which I found so oddly weird. Harley's & the BlueAngels jets are the only things in which move me for that to happen. Oh and laying hands on my husband. Let's not forget about him, he glued my broken soul back together. Words to describe how I'm feeling, heartbroken, aged, powerful, but all with a smile on my face. If Tarryn won't have posted this in our group, I might not have taken a chance on your book. I often skip blurs and this one would've intrigued me right off the bat. Going to buy How to Kill a Rockstar now. Hopefully, this will help me get past the book hangover. Thank you for writing such a powerful beautiful story. I've already recommended it and have gotten another fellow bookworm to start it. Hope it touches them the way it has me. High recommend this one peeps. Just one-click, you can thank me later.❤️❤️❤️
Part of me wants to say so much about this book but the other part of me doesn't know where to start. I'll start by saying that this book is absolutely amazing... duh. I have to say that aside from the "love story of our generation" the writing really did things to me. Made me feel all sorts of warmth, anger, happiness, devastation, and just every emotion that made me reflect on my personal life. That right there alone is worth 5* with a hig-five on the side. I mean seriously, "I could taste my heart in my throat...." fudge!
"Siamese soul lovers" OH MY GOD, she touches MY SOUL. It's hard to say whether the author made up the characters' views on God and fate and what not or if it was her views, either way it made real logical fricken sense.
Maybe the fact that i know LA made me love this book. I was really in there. They were my friends.
I fell in love with the characters as quick as they fell in love with each other. While 'insta love' is usually a deal breaker for me because its so cheesy and predictable, Beatrice and Jacob's quick dive into love hit that perfect spot in me that made me feel content, I really felt so light and happy. What's really funny to me is that it wasn't even their love story that hooked me, but their own personalities. Beatrice was so lost, so alone and I could really relate to that in some ways. I was so happy that such a guy could save her. He really really did. Around the middle, when things went a little south, I was really angry with Jacob. I thought, "This isn't my Jacob" I hurt for both of them and I wanted to fix them too. The ending, while somewhat predictable (i mean hello, the cover gives it away) still shocked the hell out of me. I was... no I AM so damn sad. I didn't care for the 'message' because im so damn angry too. It's true, life kind of sucks and lie Beatrice im a little bitter too.
Also, now im obsessed with J.B. and want to hear and know all about him. What a senseless, tragic story.