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Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel (P.S.) (edition 2011)

by Simon Van Booy

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While in Athens, Rebecca--young, beautiful and lost--finds a confidant in George, a translator whose closest friends are Aristophanes and Jack Daniels, but their blossoming relationship becomes complicated when they meet Henry, a happy-go-lucky archaeologist who changes their lives forever.
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Title:Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Simon Van Booy
Info:Harper Perennial (2011), Edition: Original, Paperback, 416 pages
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The writing is amazing. I didn't want it to end. ( )
  snakes6 | Aug 25, 2020 |
In any book by Simon Van Booy, the characters have philosophical undertones... The protagonists of each of his stories are evolved beings, sensitive to feelings that we mortals have seasoned ourselves to not feel, as there is a lot of pain involved if we think of some feelings too deeply... However Simon Van Booy seems to explore these very emotions, feelings and senses...

It's interesting to see in his books, how he transforms even the most mundane into a beautiful line... For ex. One of his chapters starts thus, "Morning felt like a different life." After reading that line, I thought, 'Now that's called being effortlessly lyrical.' I simply cannot get over the beauty with which this author's style.

Everything Beautiful does begin after you start reading Simon Van Booy's books.
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  hummingquill | Jul 24, 2019 |
I didn't care for this book at first and found Book 1 to be long and boring, but I really started enjoying it after Book 1. It's unique and I didn't see the way the dramatic change in the story coming. It also keeps you reading to the very last page before you understand the prologue. Good book overall. ( )
  3njennn | Nov 25, 2018 |
When one of the three main and unlikable characters died about halfway through the book, I decided I did not like the other two characters enough to care what happened to them, even though the setting in archaeological digs in Greece was somewhat interesting. ( )
1 vote riofriotex | Oct 28, 2018 |
A story about the suffering and tragedy which gives the perspective and maturity to fully appreciate life. The plot was a bit overblown but the descriptions were often elegant. ( )
  snash | Apr 29, 2018 |
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While in Athens, Rebecca--young, beautiful and lost--finds a confidant in George, a translator whose closest friends are Aristophanes and Jack Daniels, but their blossoming relationship becomes complicated when they meet Henry, a happy-go-lucky archaeologist who changes their lives forever.

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