The Last Talk With Lola Faye

The Last Talk With Lola Faye

Book - 2010
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Historian Lucas Page visits St. Louis to give a reading. Among the attendees is someone he does not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the "other woman" he has long blamed for his father's murder decades earlier. Now he must discover why Lola Faye has come and what she is after--before it is too late.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
ISBN: 9780151014071
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 08, 2013

At first this book for me was kind of boring, slow, with composition: "questions and answers that will lead us to the truth." But in the end I liked the fact that the author emphasizes the idea: "Attain your dream walking by corpses - does not bring happiness." And it is better, in my opinion, of the ideas that have recently introduced so deeply into the literature by various authors, and not only in literature, that nobody and nothing can get in the way to achieving one's dream. Now you can find in many books of popular authors about how you should go to your dreams, no matter what. That so to speak "movement" to your dream will usually resulting in destruction, misery and injustice for people who love you and care about you. The end of the book I found a little unreal, like extracted from a finger, to demonstrate that the good deeds of today can forgive past crimes.

May 05, 2011

To think how many @#$ppy award-winning literature supposedly well-written novels I've wasted time on, why hasn't Cook won Canada Reads or the Booker or something? Normally, when I can't put a book down, it's because it's fun, and I love the characters, and their world...and it's not really going to win the Booker, I know. With this book, it was just the plot and the suspense. Terrific writing.


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May 21, 2013

True to Thomas H. Cook's style of storytelling, The Last Talk with Lola Faye features lots of flashback as history professor and author Luke Paige recalls and relates details of his father's murder and his own departure from small town Alabama to Harvard University to Lola Faye, a former employee of Paige's father. Due to the dark nature of the tale, the book doesn't become compelling until nearly the end, when, true to form, Cook's surprise ending comes completely out of the blue.

For those new to Thomas H. Cook's writing, I would not recommend starting with this volume. Rather try Evidence of Blood or The Chatham School Affair.


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Jun 02, 2013

“The last best hope of life is that at some point during living it, all that you did wrong will suddenly teach you to do right.”


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