TimKetika Menyadari Bahwa Mary Sedang Memandanginya, Tim Tersenyum Senang Padanya Melihat Senyum Itu, Mary Horton Terkesima Selama Hidupnya, Belum Pernah Ia Begitu Terpesona Tim Berumur Dua Puluh Lima Tahun Sosoknya Bagaikan Patung Dewa Yunani, Tapi Otaknya Seperti Kanak Kanak Mary Sudah Berumur Lebih Dari Empat Puluh Tahun, Seorang Wanita Karier Berpendidikan Tinggi Yang Hidup Seorang Diri Mereka Bertemu Secara Kebetulan Di Suatu Daerah Pinggiran Kota Sydney Dan Sejak Saat Itu Mereka Saling Tertarik, Bagaikan Besi Berani Mula Mula Sebagai Sahabat Kemudian Lebih Dari Sekedar Sahabat. Tim, Colleen McCulloughIt portrays the story of the developing relationship between an older, middle class woman, Mary Horton, who lives on her own and a handsome, developmentally impaired 24 year old gardener, Tim Melville, whom she hires 1999 1377 296 9645564220 20 . The story of the book is a woman with an intellectually challenged man and how they relate to each other and the world The story in this review is of a real life couple in a similar relationship.Joey was a local guy from a little out island He d been the boyfriend of my friend Mari who was from a wealthy family in Boston and working here as a school librarian whilst building her million dollar house They d been in the States together and she d bought him a bike, not a Harley but a really big one and he d had a terrible accident and been hospitalised for a long time Her family took him everywhere for rehabilitation and although is body was fixed, mentally he was like an 11 or 12 year old boy.Mari tried for a couple of years to help him and be with him, but it was too hard for her to relate to him and they split up So often he would call in to the local radio and have love songs dedicated to her, and impassioned pleas for her to come bac
Colleen McCullough is an author I m glad to have finally read This audio was enjoyable, a talented narrator that switched from characters seamlessly, especially for Tim s character, a developmentally delayed adult who is unknowingly trapped in the most handsome body, with the mind of a younger child This book was written in the 70 s, so it was a blast from the past hearing the word retarded and retard as this was the way back then I found this to be a very well written and lushly descriptive that always captured the beautiful Australian scenery and landscape An immensely talented writer, every sentence was worthy of praise Mary is 45, a very well to do spinster typical of the time, who forms a strong bond with Tim, she falls in love with him from her first site that was from a distance She wasn t to know he was special His physical presence is amazing, he was a very handsome
Para come ar devo dizer que nem sempre sou muito feliz a classificar um livro atrav s do n mero de estrelas E nem sempre utilizo o mesmo crit rio nas avalia es.Tim, ganhou 5 , mas n o um livro perfeito Tem um ou outro clich , teve um final demasiado abrupto e tem um ou outro epis dio que me deixaram de nariz torcido Mas j neste primeiro livro, Colleen McCullough desafiou as mentes retr gradas, j aqui se pode antever o desafio de falar de as ins litos que viria a culminar com o fantabul stico P ssaros FeridosE n o s teve coragem estava se em 1974 como teve extrema sensibilidade a tratar um tema delicado, em momento algum resvalou para a es ou palavras med ocres Tratou a hist ria das personagens com toda a nobreza, valeu se de argumentos s lidos e desprovidos de preconceito E deixou bem clara a pouca relev ncia da oposi o.N o lido bem com os preconceitos, n o lido bem com gente que vai em manada atr s de uma ideia pr concebid
Wow There is so much that I want to say about this book, and I don t know if I will really be able to do it all justice I think I m just going to go for my tried and true method and just ask you to tag along with my ramblings Hopefully it will make sense at the end On the surface, Tim is a story of an unlikely relationship between a child like 25 year old mentally retarded man, the title character, and a 43 year old straight laced and emotionally distant spinster, Mary Horton Naturally, their relationship is mutually beneficial, with each of them teaching the other how to live But the surface story, while absolutely moving and beautiful, is just the bottom layer of the cake McCullough supplements that base with layer upon layer of detail and depth and insight and truth While the finished product by another author may have been a tasty and even nice looking cake, in McCullough s expert hands it s something too amazing to actually mar by eating it You want to keep this cake You want to cherish it and remember every beautiful detail of it.We re introduced to Tim, and from the beginning h
Os protagonistas deste livro, t o pouco habituais num romance, fazem desta uma hist ria nica justo dizer que Mary e Tim se encontraram um ao outro na altura certa das suas vidas e que as mudan as que despoletaram lhes permitiu encontrar a felicidade pela primeira vez Mary j passou dos 40 anos, n o tem amigos e nunca deixou que um homem entrasse na sua vida Com quase metade da sua idade, Tim dono de enorme beleza f sica, mas sofre de defici ncia intelectual A amizade que rapidamente se desenvolve entre ambos ir melhorar as suas habilidades sociais e enriquecer os seus relacionamentos interpessoais e levar ao desabrochar de um grande amor Alegre, inocente, ligeiramente infantil, Tim tem uma vis o muito simplificada da vida, interpretando os sucessivos acontecimentos sua maneira, moldando os sua compreens o A fam lia sempre se preocupou com ele e com a sua seguran a futura mas lamentavelmente investiram pouco no seu desenvolvimento intelectual.N o f cil ler sobre crueldade dirigida contra uma alma t o inocente como a de Tim V tima de incompreens o, Tim vive uma exist ncia muito solit ria apesar das suas tentativas para compreender o mundo que o rodeia e fazer parte do mesmo, sempre colocado margem e muitas vezes maltratado Colleen
Tim Melville tem vinte e cinco anos, a beleza de um deus grego e a idade mental de uma crian a um mal acabado , um atrasado mental Mary Horton uma solteirona na casa dos quarenta, pragm tica, inteligente, austera, r gida e rica Entre ambos nasce uma amizade improv vel, que se vai solidificando, cada um aprendendo com o outro novas perspectivas e experi ncias de vida At que a rela o chega a um ponto cr tico e sofre uma mudan a qualitativa Nem tudo na hist ria de uma plausibilidade imediata, mas a sensibilidade e a do ura com que aborda um tema delicado a diferen a e a imperfei o e a sua p
Well I have read and loved many of this author s books but this one did not really work for me Much of the story is naive and unbelievable and the characters are stereotypes I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a lot of the long paragraphs where people explained their actions and their inner feelings The ending is extremely odd and the last few pa
Confesso que n o estava nada espera de gostar tanto deste livro Ainda gostei mais do que o P ssaros Feridos. Still.. 5 Huge Stars Forever one of mine early very memorable readings Sometimes I fall down in the old memory laneI loved this story then long ago Looked in my bookshelf and my Swedish translated hardcover book was printed in 1980 and I bought it perhaps on a sale in 1982 Yes, I ve read it a few times since then but it is certainly 15 years since the last time A great of heart touching story about a older mature woman and a young man who still partly is and always will be, a boy at mind and heart.Do you remember a youn