کتاب خمره طلا

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The Aulularia is one of Plautus’ best-known plays. Its main character is Euclio, a man who has been plunged into a personal crisis by finding a pot of gold. Euclio is not a bad person, but he cannot cope with his fortune. Instead of putting the money to good use, he is so afraid of losing it that he spends all his time concealing his find, even from his daughter Phaedrium. He becomes paranoid and begins to look at his neighbors as potential thieves. Unknown to Euclio, Phaedria is pregnant by a young man named Lyconides.


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An easy quick read, interesting and good ending.

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I have previously read four other books by Judith Michael and loved each one of them, so I have been waiting to return to their books for a while.
Initially this book drove me mad, I found that I didn’t like the main characters too much and their choices were predictable and annoying.
For quite a while after Claire wins the lottery all the book does is describe what she is spends huge amounts of money on. This included entirely new wardrobes for herself and Emma, a new car each and a new house. Her lavish spending drove me mad. I can understand that they would want to spend some of it to improve their lives as they had very little money and lived in a dim little flat. However, you would think that coming from this background they would have more of an appreciation for money and not spend it so frivolously.
I was shocked when they (view spoiler)[just let Hannah into the house and lives (not that she really gave them a choice); just accepting that she was a long lost relative even as they denounced the tales of everyone else waiting outside their house. I spent most of the book suspicious of Hannah and was not surprised when she asked Claire for money (although it was for Forrest). So it was actually quite nice how much Hannah helped them, even though most of her tales were probably made up. It was also nice to find out at the end that the one other person, a young boy, which Claire decided to help, did actually have leukaemia (and wasn’t just scamming her) and that he was in remission and they were beginning to pay back the money she gave them. (hide spoiler)]
I was waiting for Claire and Emma to meet the Eiger’s. (view spoiler)[Even if it hadn’t been mentioned in the blurb it was immediately obvious that they were not nice men. What was particularly annoying was that Claire realised this straight away and still wanted to get to know Quentin. Then even as she learnt just how awful Quentin and Brix are she still carried on dating Quentin. I was so pleased when she finally dumped him. (hide spoiler)]
I liked Gina’s character and the fact that Emma felt that she could confide in her when she couldn’t talk to her Mum. I was not surprised that (view spoiler)[Brix had no feelings for Emma but a little shocked when he actually decided to kill her. I was wondering whether she would actually survive, but was pleased when she did. (hide spoiler)]
The different language used for Claire’s relationship and her relationship with Alex made it immediately clear how different the two were and how they treated her differently. The ending was very satisfactory (view spoiler)[with Brix in prison, Quentin losing his job and Claire finding true love. (hide spoiler)]
This book was brilliant but it loses one star due to its annoying start.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Claire Goddard- a very poor single mother, wins the lottery of sixty million dollars. She quits her job and takes her daughter Emma on a shopping spree and an Alaskan cruise. On the cruise they meet Quentin and Brix Eiger, two worldly men whose lives are intermingled with sex, drugs and money. As Emma falls more in love with Brix, Claire realizes how she was being manipulated by Quentin, she gives the relationship up to try to save Emma. What Claire and Emma learn is there are some things in life that money just cannot buy. Love and Life.

Noteworthy moments and quotes:

@The point is, we do get over terrible times; were built to do that. Most people learn again to laugh and love and respond to beauty and fight ugliness and clasp hands with friends, even though theyve lost a kind of joy that theyll never get back. Theres an unlit corner in their hearts and no light will ever penetrate to it. It will always be dark. Thats why its so important to be close to those we love, not to take them for granted, it can be to understand and be understood by another person. And thats why you should open up to people; not just ask questions like a journalist but share your feelings with them because thats what makes us close and loving and human.If you dont, you may wake up one day and find your chances for love and closeness gone, and thats another kind of death. Tragedy is no excuse you know. However long it takes, we do [email protected]

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Winning $60 million in the lottery could be the ultimate American dream. And Claire spends it fast and furious like most lottery winners, which is fine except she never really seemed to grasp the absurdity of her decisions. One her first decisions was letting a homeless woman con her way into her home and life. And when given the option of going anywhere in the world, money is obviously not an issue, she chooses an Alaskan cruise. Nothing against Alaska, I’d like to take a cruise there someday myself, but given the extravagance of her monetary spending it was a very odd choice.

I found it a little boring. I must confess if I had accidentally left this on the plane with a few hundred pages left I wouldn’t have been upset. I did not connect with any of the characters. Claire was nice enough, but lacked wit or a sharp intelligence. And the point of view changed often with no notice or obvious reason. I really wanted to like it more, but I didn’t. But I wouldn’t mind winning $60 million in the lottery. Even though I’ve never purchased a lottery ticket.


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This is an interesting story of how your life can change after winning the lottery. Single mother Claire hits the jackpot on the same day her daughter graduates from high school, and the book follows them through the next several months as they get used to the new found wealth and take a look at what is really important in life. At the beginning, I thought it was a bit stiff and predictable, but as the book went along and you got to see more of the relationships developing, it got more interesting. Finally, there was a twist with the daughter in the last 50 pages or so, and I couldnt put it down once I got into that part. A pretty interesting read if youre not looking for something too serious.

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