Standing in the Rainbow

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  • Title: Standing in the Rainbow
  • Author: Fannie Flagg
  • ISBN: 9780804119351
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Standing in the Rainbow

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      Published :2018-08-19T13:08:46+00:00

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    1. You know, sometimes I just need a book that is not going to scare me, get my hackles raised, or make me sad and depressed. This is the perfect book to cleanse the soul after reading some heavy books. I had been reading "The Alienist" and "Wicked", but I found myself feeling so heavy and sad. So I put the books down and went to find something light and airy. I love this book. It's sweet. It's a throwback to times when neighbors actually knew each other and liked each other. It's a feel good book [...]

    2. I felt such a sense of nostalgia when I read this book, for a place and time I never experienced. It's the same feeling I get when I watch A Christmas Story or It's a Wonderful Life. When you're little and you get sick, you always know there's a place for you on Mom's lap - there is a comfort in knowing that you will be taken care of. I never experienced the 40s and 50s, but I sense from that time that the same secure feeling existed - a confidence in the greatness of America, and its ability to [...]

    3. Mi sembra di essere appena reduce da una partitona di Sims.Una cittadina spersa nel nulla, tante casette e quindi tante famiglie, e ancora madri, padri, figli e figlie e zie. E in men che non si dica i figli crescono e così anche le loro ambizioni lavorative, e non fai in tempo a girarti che si sposano, figliano a loro volta, e due, tre, anche quattro volte, alcuni di loro lavorano ed ecco che la loro posizione cresce di prestigio, e ormai pure i figli dei figli dei figli si lanciano nel mondo [...]

    4. This is my 3rd Fannie Flagg book. I've readFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. I enjoyed the humor in those and she knows how to create endearing characters. This book also had some very memorable characters that were well drawn. I love that.This one started off strong. It reminded me of reading old-time newspapers from doing genealogy research. Crazy personal stories appeared in the local newspapers. In some ways, this book sounded like [...]

    5. This is my first Fannie Flagg book, but it won't be my last. I really enjoyed this book. Reading it was like talking to my 86 year old Nanie on a Sunday afternoon. You could be talking about the neighbor's dogs with her one minute and the tone never changes when you switch and talk about a relative with a serious illness. Then you are back discussing the high price of tomatoes, all in a five minute conversation. I got caught up on the comings and goings of the novel's small community, just like [...]

    6. Fannie Flagg, the queen of fried green tomatoes and small town farce, comes on like a thunder storm of sentimental humor. You can run for cover under the awning of Great Literature, you can put up an umbrella of sophisticated disdain, but it's no use: Once you're caught in this warm downpour of kitschy comedy, you quickly give in and start singing in the rain.Her latest novel, "Standing in the Rainbow," opens with a statement "To the Public at Large" from old Mrs. Tot Whooten, the ridiculously u [...]

    7. love Fannie Flagg. There are just no two ways about it. She could write her shopping list and I would read it. She writes about people I want to know and places I want to live. Her worlds are the way we want to the world to be, the world we think of when we think back nostalgically to “the way it used to be”.I read Standing in the Rainbow when it first came out and, of course, loved it. Then awhile back I was clicking through my libraries list of downloadable audio books and saw it listed an [...]

    8. This was kind of a strange book. It didn't really have a plot but was more a series of anecdotes about a bunch of people. I also didn't realize until I had finished it that it was a prequel (though written after) another of her books.The characters were all appropriately quirky and most of the stories about them were interesting but as the book progressed I felt like I was lacking any real connection to any of them. So, while I enjoyed it, I can't say I loved it (and I generally like Flagg's boo [...]

    9. It is nice to imagine a town such as the one depicted in this book. This is a fun positive read where you meet an interesting collection of characters and see them develop over the years.

    10. Oh my, the question: "What did you think?" I feel like I'm cheating this one only giving it 3 stars, but there were parts in the middle why I was wondering why I was reading it at all. It definitely got better.This is not the type of story I normally read. I would not have picked this one up, and I guess I really didn't. My sister Jackie handed it to me as I was leaving after a recent visit to "the condo." And I'm guessing the reason behind the reason she did is a character in the story with our [...]

    11. This is what they'd call a homespun yarn. Following this yarn was like being led through a very long, very pointless labyrinth. And not an interesting labyrinth, but a plain beige labyrinth in which you go snow blind from the featurelessness of it all. And in the monotony of the labyrinth, somewhere, the hair prickling up your neck, you realise with mounting dread, there are REPUBLICANS!The whole book is the most chronic piece of self-idyll-mythologising bullshit you ever read. The twee white br [...]

    12. I'm sorry, but this book was just 'okay' for me. While it shared the same tone and humor as "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" it lacked the heart and soul. Like FGTATWSC, it chronicles the lives of a family and community of a small town; it begins in the 1940's and extends into the '90's. My biggest problem with this book is that there was no story to it. It was entertaining most of the way through and felt fun to visit the characters like they were my own friends and family but it [...]

    13. Fannie Flagg understands how small towns in the Midwest used to be, how they changed and how they got flattened by malls built on the outskirts of town. She writes of Neighbor Dorothy, who broadcasts her daily show from her living room. Dorothy reminded me so much of a friend's mother, "Gert," who was known by everyone in their small town on the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The characters were believable - I knew those people - they just had different names. That the young people grew up and left [...]

    14. I couldn't find the plot that was supposed to capture my interest. There were at least 10 main characters who all had stories going on. Sometimes those stories intermingled and sometimes they didn't. If someone asked me who the main character was, I wouldn't be able to say. There were big chunks devoted key people like Hamm and Betty Raye, Dorothy, Bobby and Norma, but there wasn't a single plot line that followed through the entire novel. It was really about the passage of time. The book walks [...]

    15. La storia si dipana in Missouri, esattamente nella piccola cittadina di Elmwood Springs, dal dopoguerra agli anni '90. È un romanzo ricco di personaggi, alcuni dei quali molto pittoreschi, di cui seguiamo le vicende personali e come queste sono in relazione con le vite e le altre vicende di tutti i cittadini della piccola comunità. Ognuno di essi ha una caratteristica che lo rende unico, a cominciare dal piccolo Bobby che rende turbolenta la vita della famiglia Smith, o di Norma, la più ansio [...]

    16. Note: For the most part, I listened to this as an audiobook.I almost gave up on this book - almost. If I had been following the 50-page rule, I would have given up on this book. But I am so so SO glad that I didn't. It started out as a mildly interesting audiobook. At that point I probably would have given it only 2.5*, with an added half star taking it to 3.0* because it has a very very good narrator. But it wasn't compelling and it took me almost a week just to make it through the first few CD [...]

    17. Non avevo mai letto nulla di Fannie Flagg, non perché non la conoscessi, quanto perché proprio non mi ispirava come autrice. Per cui, quando ho iniziato questo libro, speravo di poter modificare la mia idea iniziale sulla scrittrice, in modo tale da apprezzarla come fanno molti che conosco.E invece mi dispiace dire che alla fine della fiera il libro non ha fatto che confermare quella che prima era solo una mia idea.Il libro è veramente, ma veramente lento. E il problema sta tutto nel numero i [...]

    18. What a pleasant read! This is the perfect book if you're a "read before bed" kind of reader. The chapters are short and it's easy to read just a few, feel like you reached a stopping place and have a content night's sleep. This was recommended to me by a book club friend because I was sans book at the moment. I'm glad I read it.It follows the lives of several people in small town America (later in the book a character actually petitions the town board to change their slogan to "The Most Middle T [...]

    19. This book starts in 1946 in Elmwood Springs, Missouri. Neighbor Dorothy has a live radio show out of her living room. Fannie describes all the characters in town and tells bits and pieces of their lives throughout a fifty year period. I know that some of the characters cross over to at least one of her other books. I was quite frustrated with the first half of the book. There just didn’t seem to be a story that ran together. Then she spends about 10 chapters on one couple, leaving you the feel [...]

    20. I recently picked up Green Tomatoes to re-read and was reminded how much I enjoy Flagg's writing. I quickly moved on (and through, easy reads) Welcome to the World, Baby Girl and this one - Standing in the Rainbow. The rhythm of her writing is soothing and funny and familiar. It feels as though a favorite aunt is telling these stories to you. So many colorful and beloved characters. It may not win awards (or it may) but Fannie Flagg's books continue to be some of my favorites and hold a special [...]

    21. With this, I finish Fannie Flagg's Elmwood Springs series - out of order. The order isn't really important, it's all the characters - Aunt Elner Shimfissle, Macky and Norma Warren, Tot Whooten, and Dorothy Smith with her radio show. The characters are alive and familiar quickly to this reader (listener). I'm glad I still have other of Fannie Flagg's books to go. She is always a reliable voice for bringing a shake to my head and a smile to my lips.

    22. Fannie Flagg is gifted with timeless literary richness, painting heartfelt joys and sorrows of life, love, community and the hopeful human spirit. Along with all the nuances, idiosyncrasies, frailties, and strengths that go hand-in-hand with small town American living. "Standing In The Rainbow" gives readers a sense of honorary next door neighbor statues and a warm embracing extended family welcome. A delightful read.

    23. 4 STARS"Meet the unforgettable residents of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, in a story that captures the humorous and complex realities of ordinary people, including Neighbor Dorothy, a radio hostess, and her wayward son Bobby, the Oatman Family gospel singers, and hotshot salesman Hamm Sparks." (From ) More tales from a small town Elwood Springs! Heartwarming and funny.

    24. Billed as a big slice of juicy American apple pie I was keen to take a bite. I was disappointed by the first quarter of the book as I thought it was trite but as the characters begin to develop I was increasingly drawn in. I pretty much read the second half of the story without putting it down and by the end was satiated, this was pie a la mode.

    25. Che non si dica che leggo solo horror. 50 anni di storia americana attraverso le vicende di una tipica famiglia alla "Happy Days". Un romanzo leggero, pieno di buoni sentimenti, ma piacevole e ben scritto.

    26. This was such a good booke kind that you don't want to end. I'm looking forward to the last Elmwood Springs book. The journey through this story is a perfect read for these cold winter days. Get a cup of something hot and a warm cat for your lap and enjoy!

    27. I couldn't remember if I'd read this one or not. So I started it again, and I enjoyed the odd feeling of being so smart that I knew what was going to happen. Eventually, it occurred to me that I must have read the book already.

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