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Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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Tin Man

by Sarah Winman

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A quiet novel explores what friendship and love is, and how you learn to survive when people you love die. ( )
  brangwinn | Sep 30, 2018 |
Apougnant, eloquent story of youth, forbidden love, acceptance & rejection, regret, and above all, the power of love. Two young boys find love, a love that shapes their entire lives. Absolutely lovely! ( )
  hemlokgang | Sep 14, 2018 |
Tin Man
By
Sarah Winman

What it's all about...

Ellis and Michael are friends. The boys grew up together and seemed to develop a very special very private relationship. They maintained contact until...well..until Michael leaves. They stay apart until Michael comes back.

Why I wanted to read it...

It seemed as though Ellis and Michael were only really happy when they were together. I wanted to see what happened to their relationship throughout the years.

What made me truly enjoy this book...

Their relationship took different twists and turns. One man married while the other had various personal and sexual relationships. There was sadness as well as happiness in each man’s life.

Why you should read it, too...

This was a lovely book to read but a difficult book to share. Lovely prose, sad times, sweet times and harsh times. This book had a bit of them all.

I received an advance reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss and Amazon. It was my choice to read it and review it. ( )
  PattyLouise | Aug 3, 2018 |
Michael. Ellis. Annie. A pair. A trio. A couple. A triangle. There is a permeating love in all the variations of these relationships, and there is an overwhelming sense of sadness and melancholy about Tin Man by Sarah Winman The writing style is more poetic than narrative. It should be intense and emotional, but for me, it just always seems at a far distance. This book feels more like reading a conceptual tale about relationships than a story that comes to life.

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2018/07/tin-man.html

Reviewed for Penguin First to Read program. ( )
1 vote njmom3 | Jul 24, 2018 |
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'I already feel that it has done me good to go South,
the better to see the North'

Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo,
May 1890
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For Robert Caskie
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Patsy
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0755390954, Hardcover)

The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.This is almost a love story. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more.But then we fast forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between?This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:06:42 -0400)

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Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question: What happened in the years between?… (more)

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