Bright Flows The River

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  • Title: Bright Flows The River
  • Author: Taylor Caldwell
  • ISBN: 9780006157694
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Cathy on said:

      A big kudos to Taylor Caldwell for filling a book with characters that were despicable to me, yet possessing the skill to make the whole thing interesting. The characters deal with problems that are still avidly debated today; for instance, in this book with a copyright of 1978 in its pages is a comment one of the characters makes to another:And where the hell is the spirit of American men now? Seems to me this country was founded by brave men who refused to pay taxes. They established a free na [...]

    2. Lulu on said:

      You know, this has been one of those books I go back to every decade to re-read. It made a big impression on me the first time I read it, and it continues to evoke an emotional response from me every time I read it. It's kind of heavy in places, and kind of pedantic and sermony, but it is a finely crafted tale about one man's moral delimma between duty and desire. Why does a man who has achieved the American dream have a midlife breakdown? In analyzing his past, Guy Jerald discovers that his own [...]

    3. Beverly on said:

      Deep insight into human life. Caldwell is a female who enters into the minds and hearts of middle aged men in crisis. Is it accurate? Two out of the three main male characters have betrayed their marriage vows. The author goes deeply into why. The book is a caution to those entering marriage unwisely. It also reflects what can happen to relationship over time and especially at the time when men begin questioning their worth and their life's accomplishments. Also, the author explores the upbringi [...]

    4. Margaret Higgins on said:

      missed this during my binge of taylor caldwell. love her characters. she understood the "human condition"

    5. Sue on said:

      Whew! Another Taylor Caldwell book under the belt. Her writing involves long essays on topics that are very detailed. Getting through one of her books is an accomplishment. Do I like them? Yes, they include excellent and well composed prose on current subjects of her time. I would recommend reading Ms. Calwell if you enjoy indepth writing.

    6. Patricia on said:

      One of my favorite of Taylor Caldwell's books. Read it the first time in my 20's and have read it several times since. The older I get the more I seem to relate to it.

    7. Sharon Aldridge on said:

      I have read several of Ms. Caldwell's novel! This one is especially thought-provoking!

    8. Sondra on said:

      This book might raise some hackles among feminists and female readers in general. Through her characters, the author expresses some very anachronistic views on gender stereotypes and the roles of men and women in society. Had I not known otherwise, I would have sworn this book was written by a man. A woman’s place, according to the narrator, is in the home, comforting and supporting her man, regardless of how cowardly or despicable that man might be. In one very telling scene, a female charact [...]

    9. Bserdar on said:

      There isn't a single character I liked in this book. All characters are simple stereotypes of the days norms with no depth. All beautiful women are stupid, all men who work hard get rich, etc. There are many lectures about taxation, social order, and class. At least the prose was good

    10. Knitnosh on said:

      I did not finish. I only got 5% done and I had such a hard time getting that far. Very "old" and found it too hard to immerse myself in the story. Maybe I'll try again in the future.

    11. Virginia Myers on said:

      I believe that this is my first Taylor Caldwell book. I had heard of her but never actually read one of her books. I had a hard time getting started into this book. The first several pages did not grab my interest at all. I was immediately impressed with the vivid descriptions, however, and was determined to keep on reading. After I got into the story, I really enjoyed the book. It was interesting that the two "good" women in the book were beautiful inside rather than outside - while the beautif [...]

    12. Sj Burghoff on said:

      I had a lot of conflicting feelings about this book. I'd like to read more about the author to help me figure out just what she was saying. Although written in 1978, it is appropriate for reading in 2012. This book would probably best be enjoyed by someone who already has gone through a mid-life crisis. My conflicts with the book involved the treatment of women and the relationship between men and women in the story. Also, a few characters had many negative things to say about having children, a [...]

    13. Peggy on said:

      I don't necessarily agree with all the premises of this book, which focuses on a man who has realized he hates his life and feels trapped. The redeeming part of the book for me were the parts concerning Guy's father Tom (a Pennsylvania Thoreau), Guy's mistress Beth (a retired teacher) and his friend from the war, James (an English baronet and psychiatrist). Taylor Caldwell developed their characters vividly. The author appears to have strong feelings that adult children love their parents only f [...]

    14. Laurie Stoll on said:

      This was a very difficult story to get into. Although some character's have "emotions" much of the story seems dry.I kept hoping the story would finally grab me, unfortunately it was only the last few chapter's that this finally happened.

    15. Kim Preslar on said:

      A story of a man's midlife crisis. Much insight into why a man thinks, feels as he does. This story is not always a happy one, but one that caused much thought and reflection. An excellent read for anyone that has become dissatisfied with life at middle age.

    16. Sarah Spelbring on said:

      I like books like this that really make the reader think about their lives and where they are headed. What we've made of our own compared to the struggling main character(s). In light of this I would like to read more books by this author.

    17. Tara on said:

      As with other Taylor Caldwell books, it is hard to get into at first. I did eventually, but didn't seem to enjoy it and I am not sure what it was about it that I didn't embrace. It does have some good social commentary that is probably more relevant today than it was when she wrote the book.

    18. Cathalijn Brunner on said:

      It was my mum's favourite book and I have read it several times since she died. Mainly in times of personal crisis

    19. Joan Mauch on said:

      Read it over and over. Not only well written but has messages on many levels to take to heart. What a wonderful writer Caldwell was. Her work lives after her.

    20. Myla on said:

      Never have I had to have a dictionary in one hand and my book in the otherCaldwell's vocabulary is very extensive.

    21. Nancy on said:

      This is my most favorite book. I've read it at least three times. Character development is top on my priority list.

    22. Ladyjexie on said:

      Good human insight, characterization, male mid life crisis story. With a smattering of objectivism for good measure.A definite four star at the time I read it. Maybe a three if I read it now.

    23. Russell L on said:

      I liked the book. The author had strong views about women and their role in a family

    24. Susan Abbott on said:

      This book is well written, but in my opinion she goes overboard using her characters to preach her politics and philosophy. Reminds me of Ayn Rand, but not quite as bad.

    25. Sharon Antonucci on said:

      This is a book that inspired me. One of my all time favorite books. She is such a wonderful writer and this is her best.

    26. Salsadancer on said:

      Guy Jerald 's moral dilemma between duty and desire: he discovers perhaps what was once important is no longer, and what wasn't

    27. Michael on said:

      Most of her books were very cynical--this is the only that I read that the good guys win at the end. If you like good story telling read some of her bokks.

    28. Sandy on said:

      This is one of those books that just grabs youd, your carried through it in aweProfound !

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