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10 thoughts on “Close Your Eyes

  1. says:

    I thought this book was really stunning.


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    I had the pleasure of taking a master class with Amanda Eyre Ward, and so read her novels with the pleasure of some insight into the way in which she crafts them and a deep respect for the challenges that underlie giving birth to a novel I found Close Your Eyes a solid read with moments of piercing insight, truth, and pain, and a compelling story that kept me turning pages long after I should have turned the light out and gone to bed Without giving anything away, I agree with some of the other I had the pleasure of taking a master class with Amanda Eyre Ward, and so read her novels with the pleasure of some insight into the way in which she crafts them and a deep respect for the challenges that underlie giving birth to a novel I found Close Your Eyes a solid read with moments of piercing insight, truth, and pain, and a compelling story that kept me turning pages long after I should have turned the light out and gone to bed Without giving anything away, I agree with some of the other reviewers that a stronger editor s hand might have been beneficial i...


  3. says:

    Amanda Eyre Ward is one of my favorite authors and one of the very, very few for whom I ll read any book they write I didn t love this as much as some of her others but it is still beautifully written, intriguing, and, as always, the multi narrative structure is executed perfectly Although I have to say it bugged me that the kids ages on the jacket cover are different than what is actually in the story Not the author s fault of course But when you re talking kids 10 and 8 is a lot different Amanda Eyre Ward is one of my favorite authors and one of the very, very few for whom I ll read any book they write I didn t love this as much as some of her others but it is still beautifully written, intriguing, and, as always, the multi narrative structure is executed perfectly Although I have to say it bugged me that the kids ages on the jacket cover are different than what is actually in the story Not the author s fault of course But when you re talking kids 10 and 8 is a lot different than 8 and 6.Even though the story is heavy and some of the plot points extreme father in jail for murdering mother , there is much to relate to here What struck me the most is the undercurrent of that moment when childhood suddenly loses its magic, when you realize the world isn t exactly as sunny as you thought As someone with a sunny little life and sunny little daughters, this really affected me Or, rather, it scared me One ...


  4. says:

    This is the first book I have read by this author Overall it was fine a very quick read There were parts that captivated me and I enjoyed, especially the brother sister relationship and Alex s story I also liked how the author made Gerry an understanding, empathatic boyfriend.very refreshing I was shocked to start reading Book 2 where it picks up with new characters, but that twist did leave me wanting to know how the characters related I enjoyed the different facets of this storyli This is the first book I have read by this author Overall it was fine a very quick read There were parts that captivated me and I enjoyed, especially the brother sister relationship and Alex s story I also liked how the author made Gerry an understanding, empathatic boyfriend.very refreshing I was shocked to start reading Book 2 where it picks up with new characters, but that twist did leave me wanting to know how the...


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    Ugh I did not like this at all.It was so short, it could almost qualify as a short story While I have no problems with short stories, I do have a problem when I pay for something that is considered a novel, and is not But, I am not even considering this in my review That was just a bit of an annoyance.The writing was juvenile The conversations were very unnatural If the author would have read these aloud, she probably would have noticed.The scenes with the therapist were terribly unrealist Ugh I did not like this at all.It was so short, it could almost qualify as a short story While I have no problems with short stories, I do have a problem when I pay for something that is considered a novel, and is not But, I am not even considering this in my review That was just a bit of an annoyance.The writing was juvenile The conversations were very unnatural If the author would have read these aloud, she probably would have noticed.The scenes with the therapist were terribly unrealistic I ve had my fare sha...


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    Lauren Mahdian and her brother, Alex have grown up haunted by the murder of their mother Their father was convicted of the crime and has spent over 20 years in prison Lauren is convinced of his guilt Alex of his innocence Lauren allows this truth to run her life, most significantly her relationship with her long time boyfriend, Gerry She s refused his numerous marriage proposals, seeing first hand what love can do When Alex surprises Lauren with the news that he is headed to Baghdad, Ira Lauren Mahdian and her brother, Alex have grown up haunted by the murder of their mother Their father was convicted of the crime and has spent over 20 years in prison Lauren is convinced of his guilt Alex of his innocence Lauren allows this truth to run her life, most significantly her rel...


  7. says:

    Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre WardIf you love complex characters, vivid imagery, and dark, haunting secrets, Close Your Eyes will not disappoint The book is Austin, Texas based author Amanda Eyre Ward s fifth I ve been a fan since her first novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, was released in 2003.On her website, Ward shares that the idea behind Close Your Eyes began to form in 1989 after terror struck ...


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    I thought the story was fairly predictable, the writing was inelegant, and sometimes just wrong At one point the author made up a word when there was another form of the word that was exactly the concept she was seeking I wish I had made a note of it at the time, but it bothered me quite a bit She wrote about places and characters and the dog without having introduced them, so I was left wondering if I had missed something In addition, the narrator of the first part, Lauren, struggles with I thought the story was fairly predictable, the writing was inelegant, and sometimes just wrong At one point the author made up a word when there ...


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    Lauren is a woman with Issues She s earned them, no doubt, but still Her father was convicted of murdering her mother when Lauren was six, leaving Lauren and her older brother Alex to be raised by their grandparents As an adult, Lauren has all but blocked out memories of these events, though she has never doubted her father s guilt until Alex declares his own doubts shortly before leaving for a Doctors Without Borders assignment to Iraq Around this time, Lauren begins experiencing panic atta Lauren is a woman with Issues She s earned them, no doubt, but still Her father was convicted of murdering her mother when Lauren was six, leaving Lauren and her older brother Alex to be raised by their grandparents As an adult, Lauren has all but blocked out memories of ...


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    I have to admit to really struggling to the finish with this book It started off with an interesting premise it is 1986 and Lauren Mahdian and her elder brother Alex are sleeping in a tree house in the garden on the night their mother Jordan is murdered Their Egyptian father, Izaan, is found guilty of the murder and sent to prison the two children go to live with their maternal grandparents Merilee and Morton, whose behaviour did seem quite harsh and unfeeling and it s probably no surprise I have to admit to really struggling to the finish with this book It started off with an interesting premise it is 1986 and Lauren Mahdian and her elder brother Alex are sleeping in a tree house in the garden on the night their mother Jordan is murdered Their Egyptian father, Izaan, is found guilty of the murder and sent to prison the two children go to live with their maternal grandparents Merilee and Morton, whose behaviour did seem quite harsh and unfeeling and it s probably no surprise that as an adult Lauren has issues to deal with As soon as the funeral was over the grandmother told the children to stop grieving and move on The story then skips forward to 2010 when Lauren is 32 and living with her boyfriend Gerry All her life Lauren has relied on her brother Alex for support in the absence of her parents Alex has been training to be a doctor and is called to Iraq to tak...


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Close Your Eyes In Close Your Eyes, The Author Of The Bestselling How To Be Lost Spins Another Mesmerizing Tale Of Buried Family Secrets.For Most Of Her Life, Lauren Mahdian Has Been Certain Of Two Things That Her Mother Is Dead, And That Her Father Is A Murderer.Before The Horrific Tragedy, Lauren Led A Sheltered Life In A Wealthy Corner Of America, In A Town Outside Manhattan On The Banks Of Long Island Sound, A Haven Of Luxurious Homes, Manicured Lawns, And Seemingly Perfect Families Here Lauren And Her Older Brother, Alex, Thought They Were Safe.But One Morning, Six Year Old Lauren And Eight Year Old Alex Awoke After A Night Spent In Their Tree House To Discover Their Mother S Body And Their Beloved Father Arrested For The Murder.Years Later, Lauren Is Surrounded By Uncertainty Her One Constant Is Alex, Always Her Protector, Still Trying To Understand The Unraveling Of His Idyllic Childhood But Lauren Feels Even Alone When Alex Reveals That He S Been In Contact Over The Years With Their Imprisoned Father And That He Believes He And His Sister Have Yet To Learn The Full Story Of Their Mother S Death.Then Alex Disappears As Lauren Is Forced To Peek Under The Floorboards Of Her Carefully Constructed Memories, She Comes To Question The Version Of Her History That She Has Clung To So Fiercely Lauren S Search For The Truth About What Happened On That Fateful Night So Many Years Ago Is A Riveting Tale That Will Keep Readers Feverishly Turning Pages.

  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Amanda Eyre Ward
  • English
  • 24 January 2018
  • 0345494482

About the Author: Amanda Eyre Ward

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