[PDF] ↠ Inside the OBriens Author Lisa Genova – Anguillais.us

Inside the OBriens The Breathtaking New Novel From The Author Of STILL ALICE, Now Adapted Into An Oscar Winning Film Starring Julianne Moore.What Would You Do If The Body And Brain You Rely On Suddenly Let You Down And Would It Change The Person You Are Inside Joe O Brien Is A Boston Cop His Physical Stamina And Methodical Mind Have Seen Him Through Decades Policing The City Streets, While Raising A Family With His Wife Rosie When He Starts Committing Uncharacteristic Errors Mislaying His Police Weapon, Trouble Writing Up Reports, Slurred Speech He Attributes Them To Stress Finally, He Agrees To See A Doctor And Is Handed A Terrifying, Unexpected Diagnosis Huntington S Disease Not Only Is Joe S Life Set To Change Forever, But Each Of His Four Grown Up Children Has A Fifty Per Cent Chance Of Inheriting The Disease Observing Her Potential Future Play Out In Her Father S Escalating Symptoms, His Pretty Yoga Teacher Daughter Katie Wrestles With How To Make The Most Of The Here And Now, And How To Care For Her Dad Who Is, Inside, Always An O Brien Inside The O Briens Is A Powerfully True And Tender Elegy To The Resilience Of The Human Spirit.

[PDF] ↠ Inside the OBriens  Author Lisa Genova – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Inside the OBriens
  • Lisa Genova
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 1501135090

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  1. says:

    To sum up in one word Meh In one sentence stereotypical characters who have to face a single dilemma which can be solved in one of two ways and some choose one and some the other The rest of this review is an elucidation of those two points.First there was Still Alice which was a brilliant story of the devastation of early onset Alzheimer s told by Alice herself Then there was Left Neglected, about the disorder where the body does not recognise one half of the world, including itself This To sum up in one word Meh In one sentence stereotypical characters who have to face a single dilemma which can be solved in one of two ways and some choose one and some the other The rest of this review is an elucidation of those two points.First there was Still Alice which was a brilliant stor...


  2. says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an arc, in exchange for an honest review Huntington s Disease is a cruel disease Once you re gene positive, there s no way out of it The symptoms are terrible and will worsen over time I can only feel sympathy toward people who have this merciless disease As a future doctor, it only pains me to see how hopeless this disease is right now, but I have faith that one day there will be cure for this It s only a matter of time.While there are I would like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an arc, in exchange for an honest review Huntington s Disease is a cruel disease Once you re gene positive, there s no way out of it The symptoms are terr...


  3. says:

    I really liked Genova s book Inside the O Brians She has a way of pulling me into the heart, soul, and life of so many different diseases This story is about Huntington s Disease, and was told through the life of the O Brian family I enjoyed the Irish Catholic setting, a culture where family is highly valued Of course this made it all the tougher, as the father is diagnosed leaving all four of his children with a 50 50 chance of inheriting the disease themselves This is where the story le I really liked Genova s book Inside the O Brians She...


  4. says:

    3.5 Once again, Genova takes a regular family, a family that could be yours or mine, and touchingly portrays this family confronted with extraordinary events In this case the family is Irish Catholic, living in Boston, Joe is a police officer, he and his wife have four grown children They have the usual problems, not enough time, a grown son still trying to find his way, testing their patience, one son married, and two daughters both somewhat settled in their careers Life is good but hectic u 3.5 Once again, Genova takes a regular family, a family that could be yours or mine, and touchingly portrays this family confronted with extraordinary events In this case the family is Irish Catholic, living in Boston, Joe is a police officer, he and his wife have four grown children They have the usual problems, not enough time, a grown son still trying to find his way, testing their patience, one son married, and two daughters both somewhat settled in their careers Life is good but hectic until Joe starts exhibiting some strange symptoms.Huntington is a horrible disease, and one that children have a 50 50 chance of inheriting This novel worked for me because this family was so likable, so easy in which to relate Having a disease, that is life taking does become your whole life, becomes an obsession There is guilt about passing this on to your children, crisis in faith, all the other emotions, real...


  5. says:

    Man, what a good read On the surface, this is simply the story of a close knit working class family that suddenly has to face the horrors of the fatal Huntington s Disease HD when Joe, a cop, learns he has the disease and he gradually becomesandincapacitated But put this simple story into the hands of a writer such as Genova, and you have a masterpiece The way she describes this family without drowning in sentimentality is an art Genova s pacing is spot on, her sentences pure, Man, what a good read On the surface, this is simply the story of a close knit working class family that suddenly has to face the horrors of the fatal Huntington s Disease HD when Joe, a cop, learns he has the disease and he gradually becomesandincapacitated But put this simple story into the hands of a writer such as Genova, and you have a masterpiece The way she describes this family without drowning in sentimentality is an art Genova s pacing is spot on, her sentences pure, the story p...


  6. says:

    NetGalley ARC Because I enjoyed Still Alice so much, I had high hopes going into this book Unfortunately, I didn t love reading Inside the O Briens Half the time, I felt like I was reading a textbook on Huntington s Disease with some examples of how a family is affected thrown in for good measure Although it was good to getthan just Joe s perspective, Katie was an annoying character Her chapters were the same wishy washy words of should I, should I not, yoga, I don t know HD HD HD I NetGalley ARC Because I enjoyed Still Alice so much, I had high hopes going into this book Unfortunately, I didn t love reading Inside the O Briens Half the time, I felt like I was reading a textbook on Huntington s Disease with some examples of how a family is affected thrown in for good measure Although it was good to getthan just Joe s perspective, Katie was an annoying character Her chapters were the same wishy washy words of should I, should I not, yoga, I don t know HD HD HD I started to skim her chapters because there was no new informati...


  7. says:

    Sometimes a book educates you on matters you were unaware of but should not have been like Huntington s Disease and how it destroys a person in the most cruelest of ways Reading this was like a slap in the face, how was I so in the dark about this disease Then again I have a nephrostomy and 99% of people don t know what that is Lisa Genova did that with Inside the O Briens, not only a brilliant novel but one that brings awareness to an illness that I would guess not many would know a whole Sometimes a book educates you on matters you were unaware of but should not have been like Huntington s Disease and how it destroys a person in the most cruelest of ways Reading this was like a slap in the face, how was I so in the dark about this disease Then again I have a nephrostomy and 99% of people don t know what that is Lisa Genova did that with Inside the O Briens, not only a brilliant novel but one that brings awareness to an illness that I would guess not many would know a whole lot about It reminded me somewhat, not so much in writing style but topic in some of the books written by Jodi Picoult Joe O Brien is a forty four year old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts A devoted husband, p...


  8. says:

    Pass the tissuesthis one is a tearjerker pronounced here as teeya jahkah Both tragic and triumphant, this moving story was very difficult for me to put down I was invested and engaged from the first page Once again the incomparable Lisa Genova gives a face to a rare but devastating disease and places us in the home, heart, and mind of a family left to live with a diagnosis that has leveled them at the knees and will change all of their lives forever This is a diagnosis that makes one se Pass the tissuesthis one is a tearjerker pronounced here as teeya jahkah Both tragic and triumphant, this moving story was very difficult for me to put down I was invested and engaged from the first page Once again the incomparable Lisa Genova gives a face to a rare but devastating disease and places us in the home, heart, and mind of a family left to live with a diagnosis that has leveled them at the...


  9. says:

    Inside the O Briens had a great strong start, but I had trouble staying interested.The first chapter showed us that Joe, the main character, was beginning to have symptoms of Huntington s Disease, though of course he doesn t realize it at the time Then, the story jumps forward 7 years, only to keep taking us through several situations were he is having symptoms he doesn t understand or recognize The author takes this time to introduce us to the family and get to know the characters, but it see Inside the O Briens had a great strong start, but I had trouble staying interested.The first chapter showed us that Joe, the main character, was beginning to have symptoms of Huntington s Disease, though of course he doesn t realize it at the time Then, the story jumps forward 7 years, only to keep taking us through several situations were he is having symptoms he doesn t understand or recognize The author takes this time to introduce us to the family and get to know the characters, but it seemed like this is the point where the story should have picked up, but it never did.When Joe finally receives a diagnosis, it is first by way of the doctor telling him what she thinks prior to any testing , and the situation was so far from what would happen in real life it felt jarring His wife began googling HD on their drive home, and at the following appointment two months later he is told that indeed, he does have HD So he then asks, w...


  10. says:

    Lisa Genova really knows how to set the scene of a story and draw you in44 year old Boston Police Officer Joe O Brien has been diagnosed with Huntington s Disease shocking him and his close nit family who soon discover they may also carry the fatal inherited gene With no treatment to slow the progression or hope of cure in sight, Joe s children struggle with the...

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