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Book Title: Tully|
The author of the book: Paullina Simons
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: May 1st 1994
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.98 MB
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Reader ratings: 3.1
ISBN 13: 9780312110833
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I never thought I would hate a novel by Paullina Simons, but here it is. This overly long first novel deals with the life a young woman named Tully Makker. She comes from a horribly abusive family and her background, as well as tragic loss, sets the stage for the poor life choices she makes throughout the novel.
The plot moves at a turtle's pace taking us through Tully's devastating teen years where her mother's attentions range from nonexistant to severe beatings. Tully dances at frat parties and strip joints for money, loses herself in meaningless sex, and isolates herself from her best friends, Jennifer and Julie. When tragedy strikes, the loss is so overwhelming for Tully that it haunts her well into womanhood and influences her decisions. Tully continues to isolate herself, bouncing from man to man and, at times, two-timing her boyfriends. While all this is happening she is trying to decide the course of her future, but fails miserably because she refuses to share herself with people that might help her. She finally decides to go to college and study social work.
The tone of this book was tragic and disappointing, overly long, and hopeless. (No I don't need to read a page and a half of how she convinces the state of Kansas to allow Child Services a bigger budget and longer training times for prospective foster families.) Tully then marries, out of neccesity, a man who loves her but she feels nothing for. People hate her at her job because she makes waves, her friend Shakie loves a fellow classmate but can't have him because she is married...blah, blah, blah. I was also dissatisfied with the way the relationship between Tully and her mother is wrapped up. It didn't feel realistic to me at all. I never felt any sympathy for her lovers except Jack. He didn't deserve to be hurt by Tully who seems to poison everything she touches.
Towards the end of the book I hoped that Tully would finally get a little happiness and what does the idiot do? She makes another dumb choice. I felt my anger rising and I finally lost my patience with this drivel. Tully muddles through life and just when things seem to be changing for the better, she once again throws happiness away with both hands. I never thought I would dislike a heroine as much as I disliked this one. The entire book had me wondering what the point of it was?
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Read information about the authorPaullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.
After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.
She continued with more novels, including Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross (also known as Tatiana and Alexander), The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square (also known as Lily). Many of Paullina's novels have reached international bestseller lists.
Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana's Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.
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