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Rain Man (Penguin Longman Reader L3) (edition 2008)

by Leonore Fleischer

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Title:Rain Man (Penguin Longman Reader L3)
Authors:Leonore Fleischer
Info:Pearson Elt (2008), Edition: 2nd Revised edition, Paperback, 56 pages
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Rainman is a wonferful movie which I ever watched. But now when I read the book. I find another world.Self-centred Charlie wants to get all the money. He does not want to share the money with his brother.But when he gets along with his brother,and in the end, he shares the money with his brother.In my opinion, this story tells us family is more important than any other things.It's truly a good story.
1 vote Limingqi | Nov 10, 2011 |
I was excited by this story. Charlie Babbitt thinks he will get a lot of money when his father died. But he can't. The money goes to his brother who he never knew. ( )
  risaa | Oct 31, 2009 |
This is very famous story.
I've watched the movie once. And I couldn' forget the impressive story, so I wanted to read the book.
This story will make you realize the importance of famiry again.
And, I want you to read this story's ending,
It's a bit sad ,and emotional ending.
I do recommend this book. And the actors's acting was really good, so I 'd like you to watch the movie, too. ( )
  miyukih | Oct 21, 2009 |
This is a book about a brother.
When Charlie Babbitt's father died,he met his brother he does not know.
His brother name is Raymond. Raymond has handicap.
Charlie hated Raymond,but he come to like Raymond gradually.
So,their ties harden and harden.
This book taught me that ties of brother is good.
I want to person that I have confidence in. ( )
  kahos | Sep 23, 2009 |
Exciting,great story between the money and borther's

The story has many exciting events, when his father died and when he met his brother and how he like his strange brother. x
Charlie Babbit is a rich man who hated his father , and he had a business problem, so he wanted to use his father's money after his father died and then he found out that he had a brother who is autistic and got all of his father's money . We enjoyed reading this story because it's a human interest story but we think that if the two brothers stayed together at the end, it would be better. ( )
  getreadingadw | Mar 22, 2009 |
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Rain Man revolves around Charlie Babbit, a tough young man eager to get rich quick. His business is in trouble and he needs money badly. He receives ews of his father’s death. ‘Nothing I did was ever good enough for him’ says Charlie bitterly to his girlfriend, Susanna. Then he learns that his wealthy father has left him only his 1949 Buick and his roses, and that he has left all his money to ‘someone very important to me’. Charlie is understandably angry – he feels that the money belongs to him. He discovers that his father has left the money to his older brother Raymond – a brother he never even knew he had. Raymond is autistic. He can’t feel things the same way that other people do, and therefore he is unable to have normal relationships with people. Requiring a very secure environment, he lives in an institution. Charlie ‘kidnaps’ his brother, although he refuses to admit to his girlfriend that this is what he has done. He tells her, ‘I’m keeping him until I get my money.’ He and his brother drive across the United States to Los Angeles, where he plans to live with his brother. During their journey, Charlie gets to know Raymond, who has some extraordinary skills. For example, he can count 246 toothpicks in a second, and he can memorise a page of telephone numbers in a minute. More importantly, however, Charlie realises that Raymond is the ‘Rain Man’, whom he vaguely recalls from his childhood. Charlie didn’t know it at the time, but his secret friend was actually his brother. Charlie takes Raymond to Las Vegas. He has decided to solve his money problems by using Raymond’s unusual skills to win at cards. Raymond indeed wins $90,000 for Charlie, but by now, Charlie is beginning to care for his brother. When Charlie reaches Los Angeles, he finds Raymond’s guardian waiting for him, and the two agree that a specialist will decide who should look after Raymond. Raymond’s guardian offers Charlie $250,000 ‘to have Raymond back now’, but Charlie refuses. He says, ‘I don’t want your money, Dr Bruner. I want my brother’. He has changed. The specialist questions Raymond, and Charlie begins to realise that his brother needs to be cared for in an institution. By now, Charlie loves Raymond enough to want what is best for him. ‘Can I visit him?’ Charlie asks in the end.

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Includes paper-based records held in private hands in Australia, providing an insight into life in Australia from settlement to 1988. It contains information on letters, diaries, photographs, financial records, posters, sketches, recipe books, catalogues, minute books, registers and other material.… (more)

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