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Pages for You By Sylvia Brownrigg Pages for You In a steam filled diner in a college town Flannery Jansen catches sight of something beautiful than she s ever seen a graduate student reading The seventeen year old new to everything around her co

  • Title: Pages for You
  • Author: Sylvia Brownrigg
  • ISBN: 9780312420048
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages for You By Sylvia Brownrigg In a steam filled diner in a college town, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something beautiful than she s ever seen a graduate student, reading The seventeen year old, new to everything around her college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life is shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her When Flannery fiIn a steam filled diner in a college town, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something beautiful than she s ever seen a graduate student, reading The seventeen year old, new to everything around her college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life is shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her When Flannery finds herself enrolled in a class with the remote, brilliant older woman, she is intimidated at first, but gradually becomes Anne Arden s student Baudelaire, lipstick colors, or how to travel with a lover Flannery proves an eager pupil, until one day learns about Anne than she ever wanted to know.
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    1. April on said:

      One word lukewarm Contains spoiler Beautifully written, Pages for You could have been quite a brutally realistic romance crafted with the omniscient fluidity of Brownrigg s writing sadly, it wasn t for me Though given a charming narrative with particularly gorgeous scenes, I couldn t shake the fact that I absolutely hated the ending It wasn t the fact that Anne ended up with the surprisingly perfecto Jasper who we learn had a place in Anne all along that could not be filled by Flannery or the fa [...]

    2. Julie Ehlers on said:

      Sometimes I really want to write poetry, but I can t because I don t know anything about poetry And then I think, Maybe I should just write it as prose You know, just not break it up into little short lines As I was reading Pages for You it occurred to me that Sylvia Brownrigg had done something similar with this novel The chapters are quite short, usually only about a page and a half each chapter clearly has its own theme, and they make liberal use of metaphor, description, and idiom, yet as th [...]

    3. Corporate Slave on said:

      Very good style of writing The ending ruined it all The end.

    4. Jennifer on said:

      Although the subject matter is like most romance novels, the writing fools you and leaves you feeling breathless It s like you are Flannery, falling in love with Tuesday Anne Absolutely beautiful.

    5. Alsha on said:

      The writing is pretentious and tries too hard to impress I m putting that out there from the start But I also finished it over two evenings of reading, so there was a compelling pull to the underlying story as well It probably says about me than the book that I would have preferred a point of view from the 28 year old rather than the 17 year old It s divided into three sections essentially 1 the build up to the romance 2 the romance and 3 the decline of the romance There were certainly areas of [...]

    6. P on said:

      Oh, where do I even start This book is utterly amazing Dare I even say that it s a masterpiece I just love Brownrigg s style of writing, meticulous use of language and how she brings the sensuality of her words alive in this book It s simply so refreshing to read The plot, characters and pace were perfect maybe partly because I can relate to Flannery and her feelings I want to talk about them passionately, in detail but I know that if I do, I won t stop, especially if I start with Anne Arden.I [...]

    7. Jessica Sullivan on said:

      I never felt fully immersed or deeply moved by this book, and I think I can pinpoint exactly why the third person narration kept me at a distance the whole time How I wish I could have been deeper inside 17 year old Flannery s head as she experienced first love with the poised and sophisticated Anne Third person narration just seemed like such a strange choice for this topic, and the intensity it was going for.I didn t find myself savoring it, nor aching to read I knew going into it from readin [...]

    8. Gabie on said:

      I ve heard buzz about this book all over the place, good reviews at that, and feedback that it would ruin my life It did In the most glorious way.I seldom read romance novels but this one really exceeded my expectations Brownrigg narrated it in such a poetic manner and in such a rich prose Narrated from the point of view of a young Flannery, showing us a different side of relationships and allows us to reminisce on our firsts Every word and item symbolizes something deeper than it originally app [...]

    9. Nicole on said:

      I can t wait to read of this beautiful writing The fact that you can build your words around such a simple story and to evoke so many feelings by it is astounishing It s not a trashy romance novel, although it could ve been one if not Browning s unmistakable talent It s like a slow jazz composition, that makes your thoughts wander to your own first infatuations And yes in parts it is heartbreaking, but you know for sure that it s the way it s supposed to be cause first love is ain t forever.

    10. Anna(Bananas!) on said:

      The writing is eloquent and lyrical but god this book was depressing Not sure if it was the best thing for me to read right now So it s gorgeous but be forewarned You may want to stab yourself in the face after reading.

    11. Ariya on said:

      The book concerns the convincing love affair between two women the main character has been shrunk by the word Lesbian, and I agree overshadowed by the coming of age and the coined word education in terms of the university atmosphere and the education a woman could gain from the relationship, both falling in and out The main character Flannery, fresh from the high school to the university, falls into the greenish eyes of the most beautiful woman she first saw at the diner without knowing she woul [...]

    12. Angela on said:

      This book came highly recommended It was one of those books that leaves you with an inexplicable feeling rather than a set of characters and plot More like a soothing jazz ensemble, this book is a book for those who want to discover or relive the first taste of infatuation.

    13. Jessi Rose on said:

      To me, this book was very powerful It was a wonderful book I found it really sad I cried at the end of this book I never do that It s your typical tragic love story Anyone who s a sucker for a good love story should read this It s one of my favourite books

    14. Anna Baillie-Karas on said:

      Flannery, a university student, falls in love with Anne, 10 yrs her senior This starts beautifully the language is poetic sensual throughout Flannery Anne are interesting, each strong in their own way, the dynamics of a relationship wonderfully observed But I didn t share Flannery s absorption in her new love She was like a precocious uni student it didn t quite hold my interest Saved by the lyrical writing.

    15. Maria on said:

      This is the story of someone who fell in love, not only with another human being, but also with herself This is a self discovery journey, a journey that teaches that with wonder comes loss, and that with sadness comes happiness There are ups and downs, there are smiles and tears In the end It will be worth it No matter how much it seems to hurt at the beginning, there will come a time in life when you will sit and smile at the memories from the moments that broke you into thousands of different [...]

    16. Lindsay on said:

      This book is admittedly pretentious, unrealistically centered around two characters, and it loses its momentum about three quarters the way through, but I liked it anyway There were many sentences, or merely phrases, that were heart stoppingly beautiful And although I would label this strictly as literary fiction, it had a suspenseful quality to it that kept me spellbound.All in all, an interesting, although flawed, book.

    17. Natasha (Diarist) Holme on said:

      3.5 stars Beautifully written, haunting love story A little drawn out Found the name Flannery endlessly irritating, but it encompasses the name Anne, you see.

    18. Liralen on said:

      I wish I d read this ten years ago not because I think I particularly needed it ten years ago, but because there are ten years between Anne and Flannery, and I wonder whether I might have taken the book differently if I d read it when I was at Flannery s age seventeen, then eighteen rather than Anne s twenty eight, as I am now.I wish, too, that I hadn t read any reviews immediately before starting the book, because I also wonder whether I might have taken things differently had I not had an inkl [...]

    19. Simon Mcleish on said:

      Originally published on my blog here in May 2003.It is a commonplace of student life to arrive at university and fall in love something which is at least partly due to the new sense of freedom which comes from relative independence In Brownrigg s novel, the main character Flannery Jansen is rather surprised to find that the passion she develops is for another woman, a graduate teacher of critical theory in the university The courtship is the best part of the novel, a clumsy and embarrassed dance [...]

    20. Abby on said:

      When I got this book I expected so much from it The plot sounded really good A forbidden lesbian love between an older teacher and student How could I pass that up But honestly, I wouldn t care if I had When I first began reading this I got into it but as I kept reading it just dragged on and on I found myself wanting to finish it already so I could move on The ending was anticlimactic but really the entire thing was The writer could have toyed with the idea of it being between a teacher and stu [...]

    21. Heather on said:

      I read this book in two sittings, only to be abruptly disappointed in the last third of the book by the cliche and offensive ending Blah blah blah blah Brownrigg could at least have written descriptive sex scenes to remedy the pain of the predictable plot The only good thing about this book is that it does poignantly capture new, young loveor lust You will have to decide on that one

    22. Rabbit Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines! on said:

      This book was delicious The love scenes were not erotic per se but you would get right up there and cuts off right at the porn, but the writer did it right, it add to the erotic nature instead of taking away The ending was heartbreaking and tragic and I cried Yup this book made me slightly emotional at times.

    23. Bert Zee on said:

      Pages for You is a sumptuous, rich and romantic tale of a passionate love between 2 women It reminded me a lot of Carol by Patricia Highsmith, the use of language is astounding, almost every chapter seems like it could be removed and presented as a short story Just beautiful

    24. Heather on said:

      I have mixed feelings about this book I really enjoyed the romance aspect of it I liked watching the awkwardness and complexities of a first love unfurl and the seriousness and hurt as the romance eventually as all first loves usually do faltered and failed But there was certainly no surprise in the failure The author lets us know almost from the beginning of the romance that it wouldn t last She continuously makes reference to future happenings between the two women while still telling the tale [...]

    25. Eva on said:

      This is the second time that I ve read this book What is most surprising to me is that I ve had completely forgotten the story So my second reading was as fresh as the first one The writting is very good but the author frequently falls into a kind of rude pedantry, that is not sufficiently justified by the fact that the leading roles are English students, scholars, and wanna be writers.The story of love is not such, as it would be accurate to define it as a story of lust that lacks explicit sex [...]

    26. Heidi on said:

      The book tells a nice tale of discovering life while at college and falling in love The first 2 parts of the book are rather uplifting and hopeful Sweet and nice to read, yet I was never really sucked into the story completely In the 3rd and final part of the book everything goes south very fast However, the story is told in such a way retrospective that it doesn t really leave you heart broken since you ve already got glimpses of the future And from a future perspective, it all really isn t the [...]

    27. Meghan Shortt on said:

      I read this novel quickly Not really because I enjoyed it so much, but because I wanted to get to the action of it It never happened The storyline is great, but I was just hoping for detail I have a clear vision of the character, Anne, but I don t have a vision at all of Flannery, the main character This bothered me while I was reading the book I think it is worth reading, it just isn t one of my favorites.

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